Worst shave of my life! - First try with a straight
Recently if you've seen my post you'll know I was interested in a straight/shavette. After much convincing I went through with it and purchased a Parker SRB reloadable straight.
While I'm very happy with razor in general I'm extremely dissatisfied with the shave, to a point where I stopped shaving.
I began my shave like usually, warm shower and hot rag prep, and lathered up with a nice coating of Speick, and loaded the razor with one of my most trusted blades, a Lord Plat.
I did my first pass WTG on my cheeks and than my neck, I was satisfied with the shave so far, but it was too early to judge yet. I loaded up my face with more lather for a ATG, when I noticed my neck was burning and was actually in pain. I started to go ATG and it just made it worse. I wiped off all the lather thinking maybe I cut my self, but to my dismay, no cuts.
I ended up lathering up fro a second pass by super lathering Speick, with AOS Sandlewood Cream, and tried again. And again, immediately I had the same discomfort, I had noticed I had a series of razor bumps that were so discomforting, I cleaned up and figured I'd try tomorrow, maybe with my DE.
My question is, what could cause this much irritation? I'm thinking perhaps my lack of experience with a straight razor? I think I'd feel much better knowing this is a general issue to being a noob with a straight
If anyone could provide some insight, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Thanks a lot,
Current Setup: [b]Razors:[/b] Merkur 33c, 1964 Gillette Superspeed