Marlo and 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' (...Yeah Baby!!!).
Sounds like you're 'on the fence', but you know what...this Forum has the knowledge, ideas, and all around 'know-how' to assist in your Wet-Shaving experience. In a nut-shell, after you read about The Zen of Shaving...your 'gonna' love it here.
Read More: http://zenhabits.net/the-zen-of-shav...nge-your-life/
I would suggest 'file 13ing' your electric shaver, purchase the 'tools' of the trade and 'jump right into' this forum with both feet (and with proper use of the 3 P's of shaving...practice, patience and procedure [technique], will decrease your ingrown hairs).
When you get a DE razor, either vintage or modern (or both), it's was wise and sage advice to get a Razor Blade Sampler (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...pack?highlight), so that you'll see what blade would be a good fit (mild, moderate & aggressive, ect...), for your face and razor.
Also, the Thread entitled Wet Shaving Instructions & Tutorials (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...THIS-THREAD%21), maybe of great interest to you and is very informative to include shaving videos by member Mantic @ http://www.youtube.com/user/mantic59. And don't forget the 3 P's of shaving...practice, patience and procedure (technique).
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.
"Don't worry about the [cuts, weepers and] nicks and pick up your life...forget all the bad things, the pain and the strife". Author Unknown
Last edited by The Count of Merkur Cristo; 08-17-2012 at 07:57 PM.
Christopher ~ Order of Pinaud, Face Latherers Club United, Alliance of Merkur, VDH Society, Voskhod Comrades Club, Brotherhood of the Boar, Brotherhood of Barber Scents and the Foxhole Shavers Club! :-)