This is my first post to Badger and Blade. What a great web site! I am new to DE shaving, about two months now. I have a Merkur Classic Safety Razor, Straight. I have a heavy beard and sensitive skin.
I just bought the 110 Sample Pack from Amazon:
5 FEATHER Hi-Stainless (Japan)
5 KAI (Japan)
5 BLUE BIRD (Europe)
5 DERBY (Turkey)
5 ASTRA Superior Stainless (Russia)
5 ASTRA Superior Platinum (Russia)
5 SUPER-MAX Platinum (India)
5 SUPER-MAX Stainless (India)
5 TRIG Silver Edge Stainless (Pakistan)
5 GILLETTE 7 O'clock Super Stainless (Russia)
10 TREET Classic (Pakistan)
10 LORD Super Chrome (Egypt)
5 LORD Super Stainless Classic (Egypt)
5 LORD Platinum Class (Egypt)
5 LORD Super Stainless (Egypt)
5 SHARK Super Stainless (Egypt)
5 SHARK Super Chrome (Egypt)
5 CROWN Super Stainless (Egypt)
5 ASCO Super Stainless (Egypt)
5 BIGBEN Super Stainless (Egypt)
I have been using the Merkur blades and Derby blades. I find the Derby's better. I have been very careful but have been getting razor burn on the bottom of my neck. This seems to happen more with the Merkur's. I have also been changing my blades every two days. I get more irritation if I go beyond two days.
Is it my technique? Blades?
I would be happy for any recommendations on blades and advice on the above. Thanks so much.