I remember that period of time! I don't think I really adjusted to switching over to the DE for several months, and only recently have I noticed how cheap and lightweight a cartridge razor feels compared to my Merkur HD. I think it took me about 3 weeks before I got my first BBS shave, although I was generally getting a DFS from the start with three or so passes. But, I also shaved both day and night during my 2nd week. Also, after those first two or three shaves where my hands shook, then the next two or three where my lips and face shook, I pretty much felt comfortable trying the blade at different angles and directions. I guess I never had much stubble - my facial hair tends to grow pretty slow.
Good luck to you. Hope you look back fondly on this time.
Last edited by KennD; 11-25-2009 at 11:55 AM.
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