My husband has been trying his hardest to get me to try DE shaving. I was very unsure and told him that I would probably hack my legs off!
But, my razor was dull and he convinced me to try his Gillette Slim adjustable just once. He told me that I could leave it at 1 and he guaranteed me that I would not hack my leg off. He gave me a quick run down of how to put the blade in the razor, how to clean the razor and how important it was to NOT apply pressure before he went to work. Easy.
Well.....all would have probably gone perfect, but I forgot to re-check the razor to make sure it was tightened down completely.
I didn't use his puck to lather up. Figured I could learn to do that if I liked the experience later. So, after lathering up my leg with shaving cream I set the razor against my leg at just the right angle as directed and, with no pressure, made my first stroke. No bleeding ensued, so I figured that I did it right. However, on my second stroke, right around my ankle....sharp pain. Stopping immediately, I looked at the damage....no blood....wait, never mind, lots of blood. Dang it! That hurt. I did notice that the second stroke felt different, so I took a look at the razor and realized it wasn't closed correctly! So, I closed it down, stopped the blood bath right before loosing consciousness and continued my shave. I was very surprised at how well it went after that. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and the results were amazing, very smooth.
All in all...I liked it. When he came home I told him that I did indeed hack my leg, but not quite completely off! And I did confess that the hack job was my own fault, so I would try it again. Yep....he's got me hooked.