Hello to all,
Well, I just started on my second week of "real shaving," and like everyone else here at one time, I am still in the unlearning/learning curve, and to top that off I decided to shave off my mustache and goatee after twenty something years to give me that clean,"baby butt" feel all over my face... That virgin skin under my nose and my mouth is T E N D E R! Ouch .
One thing that I'm learning is that my face doesn't seem to respond all that well to the," progressive three pass method" that I have read about and have been trying to learn. My beard growth seems to be completely different from one side to the other so one pass say from ear to nose or nose to ear on one side doesn't seem to take off anything on the other side and visa versa. Is that common, or is that part of the learning process?
I am using a fat-boy which I like because it is adjustable but is probably not the best safety razor to start with and I bought a sample pack of blades and am using a merkur super platinum to start. I also this very morning mixed up my first soap lather using bowl and brush which really helped in giving a cleaner shave, but that virgin skin under nose and mouth isn't very happy
So, thats my story so far. Thanks all for all the great information on the forums; it really helps the new guys like me, and any comments/suggestions will be taken with appreciation...