Wanna say hi to the B&B community. Start off with saying trying a straight razor for the first time is a new animal to me, after using disposables and canned goop for about 9 years. So here is my little setup, American Made 2" Strop & 5/8 Dovo Classic White Straight Razor Heirloom Set off of classic shaving website Love the place. So make long story short, here are my questions and goofs.
Shaving soap is still a science to me, when I have it in my mug and getting it worked up it looks flat but when I start applying it to my face it lather up to much then I look like Santa Claus with bird droppings on my chest. Water at my apartment is very hard, think if you drink it will preserve your insides. What is a good way of getting soap to work for you?
Still learning how to strop, I see to many ways on how to do it. The ends kinda looks like my face with the nicks. What would be a good way to get the nicked leather off?
Sharing my experience on the first time, I have to say I was happy and hyped but when it came to the shaving I was kinda scared "Going oh god what have I got my self into" but it went very good I think with one nick in the chin and razor burn on the neck think my grandfather was with me on that day he's been gone along time ago. Going on day 3 and its getting better, having a nick that look like I popped a zit and that bleed a pint it would stop then start and stop then start bleeding all over the shirt collar.
Well this is the end of my shaving story, any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated. Also I been watching youtube way to much on how to do things it is my video google on how to.