I'm just about a year into wet shaving and I still suffer from razor burn on my neck. I have grown to love shaving, so I try to do it every day. But with a three-pass shave, after the third consecutive day, I normally have quite a few bumps and some irritation on my neck. Then I have to take a day or more off to let it heal.
The only cure for razor burn is prevention. It's a matter of technique. So I have a plan: I will only do one pass shaves on my neck until I am consistently getting shaves completely free of irritation. If there is hair left behind, so be it. Perhaps I will do a touch up, but I don't think most people will even notice. Otherwise, I will try to get it tomorrow. I will slowly work my way up to two passes, and three if I find it necessary. But my logic is that if I can't do a single pass without irritation, how can I expect a second or third? Those passes will only further the damage.
Has anybody tried this? I'm thinking about this as a way of training my technique, so I'm curious on feedback or any other programs about how to improve technique.
I have been doing this for the past week and I have to say it's been going great.