So while one my trip to San Francisco last week I swung by Nancy Boy for a little shopping (the highlight of my trip, the low was a bad dinner at Farallon). Already having some shave cream, after shave gel, and shampoo (which I like), I thought I'd give their Pre Shave Oil a try. Now I've not used a pre shave oil before, so I figured I'd do a one week trial run.
I initially tried the oil while still in the city with SG blade on day 5 of use, it was ok, but a I was getting some resistance which could of been from the blade or the oil.
This week I started on Monday with a Derby blade in my HD and pea sized amount of oil under a lather of Trupers Violet cream. The first shave was "good", I'm not gonna say great because there was a bit of pull from the oil. On the first pass the oil did not have enough viscosity to it. After a splash of warm water and a re-lather it was a bit better. I got three passes and called it there. Neck was smooth, but I felt a bit oily after my rinse still.
On Tuesday, I had the same initial viscosity problem on the first pass, I also notice that the blade was gunked up really bad, I had to unscrew my HD to clean it off before my 2nd pass. The shave was not as smooth. Also, when rinsing my brush I could feel a bit of residual oil on the bristles.
Today (Wed) I thought I'd try no oil to do a quick comparison, I don't know if it was the blade or what but my neck was torn up after my standard 3 pass shave.
I'll post more as I move through the week and I was going to try another blade next week to see it that changes the outcome. Keep you all posted.