Well I just got my Parker shavette today and just finished my first shave with it. I ended up going with two WTG passes to be on the cautious side. Ahhh the sweet sting of the styptic pen haha. overall the shave went fairly well, no it wasn't as close as a shave with my safety but it worked. one plus is that it actually worked better for my problem area, the right side of my adam's apple, so that was fun to not have issues there. I feel this is due to better the maneuverability/precision i felt in this area.
I ended up with 2 tiny nicks that weren't much to speak of and 1 pretty nice cut on my left sideburn area...all of these happened while trying to use my left hand (im a righty if you can't guess) I found that i favor using a straight handle, like the japanese straight, with my right hand for the left side of my face...obviously this is just the first of many so i'll try things out but for now that was a preference.
Also i noticed i actually had trouble with the side burn areas, my bear paw hands got in the way and i couldn't see a thing. Does anybody have any advice for this area? I'll go back to videos and observe what others do.
luckily it's the weekend now and i can let my face heal, also being a college student i don't have much necessity to shave everyday so i'm hoping that will help give my skin repair times in between my newb shaves.
lastly it was also my first time using TOBS lemon lime, normally i use c.o. bigelow, i found that it lathered quite nicely and i enjoyed the scent although it was a bit more soapy smelling that i would have preferred. also skin felt a little slicker with the TOBS. hopefully my lathering with this product will improve with more practice. One question about the TOBS, as far as consistency what should it look like? I live in hawaii and feel as thought it might be a little warm and gooier than i was expecting but that could be normal.
Thanks all for taking the time to read this and thanks B&B for abounding information on all shave related things