Kind of a general info/question thread I guess...
Migration of my thread in Site Feedback...
Well, more of what I was looking for, was general DE info. I mean, I've been using a Mach3, and thinking there has to be a better way for about a year now.
Originally Posted by rtaylor61
So I finally decided to start searching about a month ago, and recently came upon this forum. Which is what I was actually hoping for. I rather like forums, as they are interactive.
But, since I've never seen or touched a DE(less the recent pics on the internet), much less even knew they EXISTED until recently, I don't really know what to ask to start with.
So that's where I'm at. Though I've managed to figure out that I need a DE, blades, soap(or cream I guess), and a brush. So those things were ordered from classic shaving yesterday.
I can figure out how to use the soap and brush I'm sure. But from what I've gathered, going from something like a Mach3(and before that, an electric), to a DE, sounds like it's a rather large deviation. And the learning curve starts all over again!
Oh, and a basic FAQ to make someone, like me, say something like: "Oh, THAT'S what he was talking about in that thread. It all makes sense now!" type of thing. :)
it isn't as hard as you'd think. it is really easy to get the hang of. don't use too much water when making a lather. don't use too much cream, either. an almond size amount is said to work for cream. for soap, look at the tutorial section.
just go slow and be gentle, it's really easy.
Ah, ok. So when I get the razor, it will be more apparent how to handle the thing then, eh? And I just watched the trialer to the DVD a few minutes ago, so that whole lathering the soap thing makes more sense now too. :)
Originally Posted by obsessis
it's really easy to handle, just like a pencil. it'll become natural very quick. it might seem scary/unnatural but it isn't. now the slant is a different story.
If you are reasonably happy with the M3, then my advice is to invest in some lathering equipment - brush/cream/soap. Good prep is going to go a long way towards improving your experience, and the scents and sensations are incredible. After you get the hang of using high-quality lather, you can always dive in to the DE.
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