First time with Proraso
This morning was my second DE shave. Last one was on Sunday, but I wanted to get some good stubble for the second go. Also used Proraso green cream this time instead of TH Ultimate Comfort. Thank you Target!!!
Really looked forward to the shave with Proraso. I've heard nothing but good about it, but honestly I was a bit disappointed. Now, don't get me wrong! I LOVE the cool feeling, but the end result was not there like my first shave.
Here's my routine this morning:
Worked out from 6am - 7am to get the blood flowing.
Used my new Sunbeam Hotshot to get my water nice and hot for the brush to soak in while I was in the shower.
Picked up some Proraso pre-shave in the jar at Target. Man that is cold!
While that soaked in my face, I wetted a glass mixing bowl and nuked it for a minute.
Bowl's nice and toasty. Time to start the lather.
Proraso lathered up nice and quick (the initial temp of the bowl makes a difference).
Brush to face. NICE!!!
Started with Futur on lowest setting (just like the first shave), but it didn't seem to be cutting.
Ratchet up to 2. Better.
45 minutes and 2 passes later, fairly smooth, but not like shaving with TH Ultimate Comfort.
Proraso tends to leave the area I've just passed over drier, whereas TH UC leaves the swath slicker through the whole shave. 5 or 6 nicks on my neck this time and I noticed more razor drag. I just don't know.
Proraso feels great in 103 degrees, but I want a comfortable, BBS shave more. I'll go back to TH for the next shave.
[FONT="Arial Black"]Kyle S.
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