In Response to my previous thread: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...-DE-s-downfall
I have now bought a half price pro-glide power and am going to compare the shave to my slant tomorrow morning. It only came with one blade and I didnt bother buying any more as they were £20 for 6 - an absolute rip off!!!
Wish me luck
I'll try and post pics after the shave and then 1 day later first with the Pro-glide and then with the slant.
I'm gonna use the same prep and will use a new feather blade in the slant.
I'm quite excited to see what happens?
The other option is to shave one side with the proglide and the other with the slant. What do you think?
Shower with facial scrub
AOS pre-shave oil
Bowl and then face lather with Jermyn street and a super badger TOBS brush
Fusion Proglide Power
Jermyn street post shave balm
Post Shave pic:
The razor seems to drag and pull the hairs as it shaves. Its like shaving through treacle. At no point did I feel comfortable during the shave and was hoping it would end soon.
I felt razor burn after only my first pass but continued through my standard 4 pass shave on the face and 3 pass shave on the neck.
I have to say that on my face it as smooth (BBS) as my slant/feather combo, if not better.
But on the neck it is a completely different story. My standard 3 pass shave with a DE usually leaves me with a DFS. With the Proglide I wouldn't even call it a partially acceptable shave. Like many I have strange neck hair growth pattern and if I go ATG even with a DE I get very bad burn and ingrown hairs. As you can see from the pic's it barely touched my neck hair. It "Proglided" over the top of them. The shave was so bad that I've had to finish the neck off with my DE.
Overall I have to say it was an uncomfortable, rough shave which although good for the face was awful on my neck. It reminded me why I gave up shaving and kept permanent stubble for so many years prior to discovering a DE razor.
It may work for someone with softer hair but personally I wont be giving it another go. If anybody wants the Pro-glide handle (obviously without the used blade) I am happy to post it to you.
I'll post pics from the slant shave later on in the week as comparison.