Hello, welcome and your English is fine!
Hello, welcome and your English is fine!
Welcome to B&B!
Welcome to B&B !!
There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of those. - Casey Stengel
Welcome to B&B. That's a shame about the soaps hope your able to locate some more soon!
Hello and welcome
www.shaveabuck.com Shaving Supplies Retailer/Vendor
Importers of Lea, Rose of Bulgaria, Figaro, Barbon and Cadet Razors.
Welcome! I have a good friend fromLjubljana.
Welcome. Enjoy your new hobby.
Welcome. You are correct... B&B is a fantastic place!
Welcome to B&B
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
Welcome to B&B. And your Engish is Good Enough.
What you have sounds great as for the rest ...
Everything boils down to personal preferences.
A Brush is a Brush and they perform differently and they are different. Boar, Badger, Horsehair, Horsehair/Boar/Badger Combos, or Syns. Get a Boar (cheap or expensive) or a Good Badger Brush.
Soap or Cream or Stick ... Stick or Cream or Soap ... cheap or expensive ... expensive or cheap ... glycerin based, cold processed, tripled milled, or tallow. Get a couple of each and see what works best for you.
Safety Razors ... determine what you want and how much you are willing to spend - Open Comb, Closed Comb, TTOs, 2-Piece, 3-Piece or an adjustable. The Merkur HD or Edwin Jagger 89 are both good beginning Safety Razors. Or get an Old Gillette (SuperSpeed or 3-Piece).
Blades ... Get a Sampler Pack and then ... Good Luck. The differences between whether a Blade is Good or Bad for any individual is because the Hand of God is at work. Maybe it is the shave preparation, or maybe it is the type of hairs being shaven, or maybe it is the patterns on the face being shaven, or the type of Razor being used (different angles or blade gaps are created by the different razor head being used), or the shaving technique being used (wrong angle, too much pressure being used and pushing down on the razor to "cut closer", or even not using multiple-passes to reduce hair growth first and always), or maybe there is one or two Bad Blades in the pack being used, or maybe for whatever reason it is a Bad Blade to you.
At first use only One Razor Blade ... use this blade only for a few weeks ... changing when dull.
The First Razor Blade you use is your “Best Blade.”
Get several of your First Best Blade.
Get down the Basics of Shaving – Preparation, Lathering, Shaving with the Razor – light touch, proper angle and little pressure, Multi-Passes – WTG, XTG, and Reverse-XTG.
Get more information and look at the Mantic59 Youtube videos, the GeoFatBoy videos and read the Wiki.
“Finding Your Best Blade”
After you have everything down ... then use a different blade for a week and see if it becomes your new "Best Blade".
If not go back to the other blade for a week then, use a different blade for a week.
Your Best Blade is your base line blade for your tests. When you find your “Next Best Blade” then, that is your “New Best Blade”. Continue working through your sampler pack looking for a “New Best Blade”.
Please note that Different Safety Razors may have a different “Best Blade” and if you have poor technique then it will also affect your choice of a “New Best Blade”.
“Map Your Face”
Make Sure you have Mapped Your Face because that is the only way to know which way your hair grows.
Also make sure that your preshave preparation is down.
Then shave WTG, XTG and Reverse-XTG.
Rinse, Lather, WTG
Rinse, Lather, XTG
Rinse, Lather, Reverse-XTG
Rinse, Lather, Buffing.
No Rinse, No Lather, No Shave.
For the first few weeks ... Do not do ATG ... Wait until you have your technique down because you could and usually will be holding the safety razor upside down when shaving your neck and this may cause you some problems when trying to maintain the correct blade angle while applying a light pressure.
Be careful of Feather blades as they are super sharp and unforgiving make sure you are confident of your technique before using them.
Have Fun Shaving and May All Your Shaves Be BBS.
BOTOC - :)
Dober Dan Brojan from Ljubljana, Slovenia (and your English is very good...Yeah Baby!!!).
Welcome aboard the B & B (besides being enrolled in the fictional, sacred and utopian Order of Shavedom). Please feel free to come up to the promenade / sun deck & 'sit-a-spell'.
Sounds like you're off to a great start and yes...(your'e on your way to The Zen of Shaving...http://zenhabits.net/the-zen-of-shav...nge-your-life/), this Forum has the knowledge, ideas, and all around 'know-how' to assist in your Wet-Shaving experience. In a nut-shell...your 'gonna' love it here.
By the way, what brand of tools (soap, brushes ect...), are you working with?
In my opinon, it's wise and sage advice to get a Razor Blade Sampler (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/208375-DE-Blade-Sampler-Which-Blade-First?highlight=), so that you'll see what blade would be a good fit (mild, moderate & aggressive, ect...), for your face and Razor.
Although, you may not be additted yet (I think I'm holding up fairly well...with a few exceptions), because we all suffer (gladly and are doomed perhaps), from this shaving complusion (and other Acquisition Disorders), because at times..."Resistance is futile".
"Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it". Sam Levenson
Please don't forget once you get time....to tell us a little about yourself in the Hall of Fame sub-forum.
“Life is [like] a razor, you arealways in hot water or a scrape”. Anonymous
Last edited by The Count of Merkur Cristo; 05-29-2012 at 01:38 PM.
Christopher ~ Member of the Order of Pinaud, Face Latherers Club United, Alliance of Merkur, League of Extraordinary Mild Shavers and the Voskhod Comrades Club.
Thank you again for welcome.
I forgot to mention what "tools" am i using.
Razors: Mühle 89R, Gillette Super Slim Twist(3T), no brand razor(I'll take a picture of it if somebody knows what it is)
Soaps: Proraso(white), Cella, Arko
Creams: Palmolive Classic
Brush: No brand boar brush. It costed few € and it works fine.
AS: Proraso Lotion, Proraso Pre/Post(White), Nivea balm, Alum
Blades: Personas, Gillette 7'O clock(greens, blues), Feathers, Lord SC, Astra SP...
And i think i have too much stuff already
Welcome! Slovenia, a beautiful country with beautiful people. My wife of 38 years is a Slovene. Her grandparents emigrated to the U.S. just prior to World War 1.