Hey there everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself and say Thanks for all of the great information and support available here. I have not actually started wetshaving yet, but will be very shortly. I have always been fascinated by the concept, but also very intimidated. However, after reading through many, many posts here, I realize that as long as I am careful, and follow the great advice already given, I should be fine in no time.
I'm currently deciding which equipment to start with, although I'm leaning toward the Merkur HD, since that seems to be the most recommended razor for newbies! The C&E Best Badger also seems to be a no brainer. The only thing holding me up now is whether to start with creams or soaps. I imagine I should just get one of each to start, and go from there.
I do have one question about the creams and soaps that I have been unable to find an answer for. On average, how long do they last? I just want to know if I should order several at once to avoid running out, or if they last a month or two.
I'm real excited to get started. If not for this site, and all of the support given by eveyone here, I doubt I'd even be doing this, so thanks again.