Right, so I just finished my first shave with my first straight, and what an experience! With the exception of my chin, the whole process was a lot easier than I initially thought, and once I got the hang of how to hold the blade and what face to pull where, it went pretty fast.
Over my chin was a bit of a challenge, and I nicked myself there good and proper, but that's the nature of the beast I suppose... Was bound to happen sooner or later :-)
I only did two passes WTG and figured I needed to sit down considering how much blood I shed... Wasn't safe to stand and handle such dangerous equipment anymore... Hehe!
All in all happy with my first attempt, and even though I didn't get as smooth a shave as I had hoped on some parts *cough* chin *cough* I am happy with the rest.
Used some Bio oil on my face before painting it with some Col Conk Almond, and then got to work with my Dovo 6/8. Afterwards I applied some ordinary face moisturizer to sooth. Having a particularly sensitive skin I didn't want to introduce too many new things at a time, but I will look at some different after-shave lotions and oils further down the line.
Can't wait for try No. 2!