Today I had my first straight shave. Did my usual prep, lathered up, stropped my straight (25/60) and lathered up again.
First I did my right cheek. I wasnt afraid or anything, I just jumped right in it.
The first "problem" that occured was that I believe my angle was off. I tried to go in at around 30 degrees, but I felt I had to "pull" the razor down on my cheek quite abit. It wasnt skipping or anything, I just thought that I wouldnt need any sort of pressure at all, just let the weight do it's job.
Anyways, first WTG pass on my right cheek got a bit spotty, so I relathered and went for one more WTG. Looking good so far.
Left cheek.... hmm.. right or left hand? I went with my left hand here, and that made my angle problem even more obvious. Not only the blade angle, but I was shaving only with some part of my razor at a time. This was even more spotty!
Relathered, and tried with my right hand now, did ok. Only one little nick when I was shaving in more of a scythe motion, not on purpose.
Seeing as this went fine, I then went to my neck, for my WTG pass there, which will be a South to North pass. Again, no nicks or cuts, but not a close shave at all. Again, I blame the angle.
I even did my chin! Not under my cheekbones though, that wouldnt have worked out imo. WTG on my chin is a north-south pass. Made it all the way down to the adams apple.
Then I reached for my futur on 1 and cleaned it up with a XTG + ATG shave.
All in all, a good experience for day one! Next time I'll try an XTG and ATG on my cheeks!