Hey guys, I just got done with my first DE shave, and I have to say I'm very happy about it.
I started off by taking a shower, then got a decent lather going. I wouldn't say it was perfect, but ok; I have used a mug & brush a few times before, but it's been a while. Then of course, I moistened my face a bit & applied the lather, which went on pretty nicely. After that, I got to work with the first pass. I don't think my angle was perfect all the time, and I may have gone a little fast, but all in all it was pretty good. I'm simply amazed that all it takes is one blade to get a smooth shave.. I would've torn my face to shreds had I used a single blade disposable/cartridge (could somebody explain what exactly the difference is??). I then did a second and third pass. When I did the "up" pass (shaving upwards), I had a little difficulty keeping the angle where I wanted it, but that wasn't bad either. I then rinsed my face & applied some aftershave.
This shave, while it wasn't perfect, is by far one of the smoothest, closest shaves I've ever had. I'm pretty sure with more experimentation to see what methods/products work best for me, I'll get even better shaves but I'm very happy with how this first shave went.
Best wishes everyone!