Greetings everyone, a newbie from Kentucky here. My adventure to here begins with this past Christmas, my wife purchased a VHD shave soap as a stocking stuffer, thinking it was to wash your face with prior to shaving. I explained that it was to use with a shave brush in place of shaving gel or canned shave cream, but that I had always wanted to try it. (I really did want to try it.) So I went out, bought the inexpensive shave brush to match and tried it out.
I forget where I first heard how to get a lather but I tried it and couldn't get a good one if my life depended on it so I searched the Internet for some advice and found it here. Afterwards, worked up a great lather and was hooked by the feel of the warm lather and the challenge of creating it.
Now, I waiting for my first DE to arrive. I ordered an EJ DE89L. Any advice with this razor would be greatly appreciated. Seemed to be a quality razor and a good one for both learner and the experienced. I also considered a Merkur 38C HD and still have it in my sights. Oh, I also ordered some Tabac shave soap to try. Next, I'm thinking of trying the Mitchell's Wool Fat.
I thought after my time in the Marine Corps and several inspections, I had shaving down to an art, only to find that there was an whole new arsenal of tools I could use to improve the experience of shaving.
I am definetly hooked Gentlemen and it's all my Wife's fault!