After lurking a bit trying to pick up as many pointers as possible I wanted to say hello and thank you for the wonderful site. I started wet shaving two weeks ago and was trying to get the hang of lathering with my cartridge before moving on and using a DE. Unfortunately I just canít seem to get the quality lather in the videos no matter how much or little water I use! Is soap easier to lather and be a better choice? I have a puck of Tabac but was waiting to try it as I have read you should not switch to many things at first.
For all my good intentions (and lack of patience) I gave up the fight and started using an EJ87 yesterday with Derby blades and didnít bleed to death! Shaving has gone to the next level! I am using Proraso Green pre-shave and Bigelow Cream but was thinking of trying pre-shave oil at some point. To me though, pre-shave oil would seem to make your hands slick from applying thus making it harder to control the razor. I know this is ridiculous question but does the pre-shave oil wash off your hands or do you apply it another way? Having had a frightening experience in the past with silicone caulk on my hands and thinking it had been wiped off I am leery of putting a blade to my face with oil on my hands! In any event, I doubt it will be long before I take the plunge and try Musgo oil but any experiences with this product and performance would be appreciated.
There are so many great products to try and settling on one acquisition disorder appears impossible! My wife has already told me that she is happy I am enjoying my new hobby and shaving so much but wishes I would clear some of the paraphernalia off the counter! I feel like a druggie but luckily I work a subway trip away from Pasteurs so I can get a fix easily and am expecting my delivery from WCS soon.
Thanks for the advice,