Hello everyone. From those who know me on here know that I have a gold Gillette Tech and I like it but I never could get a close shave with it. I just could not get "feedback" from the razor such as hearing it cut the hairs. I could not tell if I was just running it over my face or shaving with it. That all changed today, here is what I used:
red box IP blade
Kiss My Face fragrance free (free 1oz sample)
Tweezerman badger brush
Swan Pacific Blue AS from Dollar General
If I had to sum this up in three words they would be "best shave ever". The KMF did not feel as slick as my VDH deluxe puck, yet it made a richer, thicker lather. I am not really use to a nice lather so this was interesting to me. I got "feedback" from the razor this time. I could hear it cutting yet did not feel the hair being cut. Hearing the shave helped me to keep a correct blade angle (for those who do not know me...I am visually impaired so I can not see the correct angle). I was able to comfortably perform a 3 pass shave with no irritation at all. I did a N->S pass, XTG pass, and ATG pass and I am a bit hesitent to say this...it was better than my favorite razor my Lord Merkur Tech.
After the shave I applied my witch hazel and there was no burning at all. When that dried I applied the Swan AS from the Dollar General and again no burning. I do have to add this, for me the Swan knock off of Aqua Velva from the DG is far better than the Barbersol....simply because the Barbersol has too much cooling and menthol in it for me.
To those out there who know how good the Gillette Tech is, well consider me now a huge fan of this razor. For those who have not tried the razor...try it.
Now on to the KMF sample. If I have to sum that up in three words they would be "it is fantastic". No skin irritation, no burning, and it just works. It does not have a fragrance at all which is fine with me. I now know of two ways for me to get a BBS shave...one is from this method and the other was using this method:
Lord Merkur Tech
Red box IP blade
Tweezerman badger brush.
By the way...and I am happy about this....the BBS shave I got today was feeling with the grain AND against the grain, shweet.