Just started wet shaving last week. This morning was my 6th shave. I started with a Derby and decided that yesterday was going to be my last day on that blade. Just didn't seem as sharp after 5 uses. I went to my sampler pack and grabbed a personna. Today's shave seemed to be a bit more irritating to the skin, even worse than my first shave with the derby.
What I need to know is should I not use the Personna tomorrow and go back to a new Derby or should I stick with it to see what happens. You read here not to adjust your routine at first and stick with it including blades. But I find it hard to stick with something that irritates me and not change. If I didn't change after the first blade was done, how would I know if a different blade wouldn't feel better? Maybe I should try another brand from my sampler pack.
Just so you know all other variables have remained the same.
Make lather with co bigelow
Rub on face with brush
Let sit and work while I get my lather in mug to it's premium consistency
Hot wash cloth on face for 1-2 min
Wipe off first round of facial lather with now warm wash cloth
Wet face with warm water
Lather with cream
Shave 2 passes WTG right for now lathering in between
Rinse warm water
After shave balm
I have been wet shaving for 25 years. The only thing I changed was the razor (from cartridge to DE).
So do I stick with the blade I have or give up on it and switch to different brand?