Just wanted to introduce myself. Let me start off by saying that this site by far is the best site for wet-shaving I have seen...the reviews section I found particularly helpful.
I have been wet shaving now for about 4yrs. however I put down the DE for awhile and have just picked it up again recently.(within the last month) I was using a weighted mach 3 razor and getting good shaves, but know I can do better. My biggest frustration with the DE is that if my shave is less than Par, I have to wait until the next day to try again. ARGH!!!
Needless to say this achieving the perfect shave is quiet the obsession now.
For me it started in a Barber Shop outside the gates of the Marine Corps Air Station...Cherry Point, NC. When I would get a high and tight from them they used a straight razor on the sides of my head, after using a machine that sounded like a capaccino (sp) machine to get the warmest shaving cream, and it was nice.......Then they followed it up with some kinda Korean after shave in a big blue bottle, that made sure you were not going to go to sleep anytime soon for the next couple of days. But oh Man!!! what a close shave....I normally would have to get my hair cut every week, but with the straight razor High and Tight I could go at least 2 1/2 weeks.
I've been searching for a better way to shave my face ever since then. I wish I would have known about a site like this back then.
I have extremely dry skin, with a steel wool beard. not joking, went to scratch my chin when I had a gotee, and ended up with a whisker splinter that felt like a fish hook in one of my fingers. (This has happened more than once..you think I would learn... NOPE)
I do need some help with the proper blade angle when shaving with a DE, really detailed instructions are what I need. Simple though....keep it Simple... I still get Ingrown hairs on my lower neck area. And it seems like I have to make way too many passes to get that bbs shave I am after.
Any suggestions would be most helpful, Its good to be on board with Badger & Blade.