About a month ago I decided I'd had enough of my neck feeling like I'd been washed with sandpaper and gasoline every few days. There had to be a better way and many men were telling me there was. After a couple of weeks of lurking and reading (devouring) all I could on this board and other websites I ordered a "safe" safety razor (a 1958 Gillette Executive from eBay) and some Derbys (also eBay) and hit Target for some Proraso. I figured this would be a good starter rig and if I found it didn't work for me I would only be out about $30 total. I've certainly paid more for dumber things .
Well the razor came yesterday and the blades were here when I got home today. I'd used the Proraso with a multi-blade earlier in the week and was really pleased with it. Tonight I finally got what I thought didn't exist: a baby's butt shave with zero burn!!!!
I can not believe what I've been putting up with all these years. There's another thread here wondering how many recent converts are going to be sticking around. I can tell you that I can't imagine EVER going back. I feel like I want to ask every man I know if they're wetshaving and spreading the good news!!
All I can say in closing is.....WOW!!....and thank you to all at Badger & Blade who shared knowledge and opinions.