At long last....first DE shave
I've been waiting for weeks for my Merkur HD to come in along with a new set of soaps, and tonight I finally had my first DE shave. I have to say I was a bit surprised by it.
The first pass, N-S, was just so-so, and it did reduce some stubble, but it was the second pass that impressed me so much. I have always been able to shave directly ATG, and it seems that I am in the minority in that. And after reading some of the forums here I expected some trouble on my ATG pass with a DE, but not so. Actually, it was easier shaving against the grain as I found getting the angle of the razor correct to feel perfectly natural. It was the first pass WTG that was a bit odd to get the angle correct. HAs anyone else experienced this?
Anyway, it was a great first shave. I got BBS in two passes, and only two nicks, but nothing a splash of cold water after the shave couldn't seal up.
Thanks to all those at B&B! Perusing the forums, and watching the videos by mantic, really sped up my learning curve. This shave was by far better than any of the Mach 3 shaves I had. I only hope they continue to get better.
My only regret is that I have but one face to shave.