been lurking here and around the Net trying to learn about Double Edge Razor shaving.
I was drawn here and to the subject in general in an article I happened across a few months ago.
I want to give DE shaving a try for several reasons:
1. I want a great shave!
2. I am trying to decrease the presence of plastic in my life, and disposable razors seem like such a waste.
3.I am a sucker for the great packaging of the creams/soaps and other apothocary type items associated with wet shaving
4. I like the fact that most of the above items dont contain the harsh chemicals that most "commercial" products do
I have been cartridge shaving my whole life (now 43) with mainly Gillette products, starting with Atra (or was it Trac II?) and now using Mach 3...
I currently shave in the shower and use hand applied Body Shop Maca Root cream, I have used Body Shop cream for almost 20 years now (this and the old incarnation of the product) and find it gives me the absolute best shave for the method i am using.
My plan (so far):
is 1.to buy a DE Razor (been thinking edwin Jaeger DE89, Barley Chrome), razor sampler pack, brush and Proraso red cream, and a stand.
2.shave at the sink after my shower at the sink
3.and face lather with a brush
oh if important, I have a partial beard, (goatee/moustache with connected thin sideburns/chinstrap, is there a name for this?) I keep this trimmed very short regularly, so shaving is for my cheeks and neck (up to my jawbone) only.
this after much research around the net and especially here!.
I am trying not to break the bank with my first purchase.
so a question or two:
hows my plan sound? what am i forgetting, major tips? (i have been studying all your FAQs)
best place to purchase? seems like so many reliable internet options
need some brush help, this has me most confused, and dont want to drop more than 10-30$us on this part of the package
(btw.I research everything to death usually when starting something new before jumping on board!)
will be back to check in, but in the mean time, thanks!
near Norwalk CT