Quick question folks, if you'd be kind enough to answer.
I'm new to the straight razor shaving. I bought a Dovo, had it professionally honed, and I have a strop that I use. When I use it on my beard (cheeks) and neck, it cuts through the hair like a warm knife through butter, but I'm having a heck of a time shaving my head with it, even if I let it grow for a couple of days. It seems to bind and chatter (sorry, I can't put it any better than that), and doesn't remove the hair so well. I'm using Proraso soap if that helps and Proraso preshave cream. I'm pretty good with the soap, as I have been doing that part for years, even while using the Mach 3, Proglide, etc. so I don't think that's the problem. I have tried a thicker lather, thinner lather, adding more water, less water and all combinations between. Is it just that skull hair is different? Does the razor need to be honed differently? I would have thought it be easier to shave the melon.