I just thought I'd post and say "hi." I'm new to the safety razor and thought I could use some advice to get better at using it. I got a Merkur classic and I've been using it for about a week. I have been using Taylor of Old Bond Street: Eton College shave cream. Does anyone else use TOBS that can give me a good idea on how to lather it well? Usually it ends up too thick, but today it seemed too light, as in too full of air.
I've been using the Merkur blade that came with the razor. It has been about a week, but I can still warrant using it because I am not entirely thick of beard yet (I'm 18.) Though, I also have a sample pack that I'm eager to crack into. I haven't nicked myself for several days (yay) but I haven't been getting particularly close shaves either; still getting the angle down and not fully gotten the hang of no pressure. But, then irritation shows up so I must be using some. The irritation has been centered mostly underneath my chin, an area I am having difficulty with, though I am getting better with that since the burn has been less and less each shave. Any advice on shaving the chin? I have issues with the whole chin area. I think I must have a strange shaped chin. I did better today with the no pressure, but it still wasn't my best shave using a DE thus far.
So, HI and thanks for any advice you can throw my way.