I'm starting a personal thread to keep a diary of my shaves (without them getting lost in the SotD threads). My aim is to keep track of my progress (no pun intended ); being a newbie comments are welcome - feel free to drop a line or two.
2007-07-12 went back to boar-and-blade
(... some wetshaves in between ...)
2007-07-18 tried my electric which was back from service; shaved with boar brush and ProRaso soap. Too much irritation especially on the neck.
2007-07-19: bought some ProRaso Pre/post; tried both pre and post - as a post the effect is more evident. Shave was pretty harsh, my Sensor3 is getting dull, almost time to change cartridge; also weather might have played a role, it's hot and wet. But I tried too hard, shame on me.
Yesterday I studied mantic's videos on traditional wet shaving another time; they reminded I need to keep a lighter hand and strive for a better lather.
what I did:
Results: Final pass was not a good idea, I have some lasting irritation on the cheekbones, especially the left one; they do not look good at all (see photo). Applied some Nivea Q10 cream on the face as I felt my skin was a little dry.
- focused on keeping a light hand
- lathered directly on the face instead of using the bowl.
- left ProRaso Pre/post on for several minutes while I was preparing.
- Did 1 WTG, 2 XTG and 1 ATG only on cheeks.