I am looking into purchasing a quality DE safety razor, shave cream, brush, etc. I have always had sensitive skin, and have been especially prone to ingrown hairs. Currently, I am using a Mach 3 with Aveeno shave gel, and it isn't a terrible combination. But I would like to take a step forward and use better products/methods to try and achieve the results I am looking for. The MSNBC article sparked my interest.
I have done some homework the past few days on the best beginner's razor, cream, and brush to use. I have come to the conclusion that the Merkur HD Safety Razor combined with a Vulfix badger brush and Nancy Boy shave cream would be a good starting combination. Can anyone tell me if this is correct, and if not, are there better starting combinations?
On a sort of unrelated subject, I am getting married in October and I am still hunting for good groomsmen gifts. I want to purchase a decent Mach 3 handle for my guys, since I know they all use them. But my budget doesn't allow for this purchase along with a good cream and brush for each guy. Do you guys have any suggestions on what a good shaving groomsmen gift would be? I don't want to throw them into the fire just yet with the purchase of DE safety razors, but I would like to get them some good products.