I've looked for a post on this and I haven't found one that addresses this problem that I've literally just run into.
I've been wet shaving for about a month now, and its great! Usually I let my face get all scraggly and then I shave it down. I took a late shower tonight and thought, what the hey, good chance to get more practice in and see how well I can trim my shorter hair growth. Well, I get prepped and am shaving and as I take my first pass I notice that hey....its cutting kind of like a clogged up Mach 3. I've NEVER had this happen! Whats going on!?
Well I change out the Derby blade for a Merkur and still the same thing, so its not the blade. Then I realized that I can loosen the head of my razor a little bit and get it close enough to count as a shave, but no where near as close as normal. I've never had to loosen the head like this before, and I don't like it. I have to hold it in place, and it swivels a bit as I move down my face.
Is this due to my shorter stubble? Is my razor not working right? Is it holding the blade too flush so I get no cut? I'm thoroughly confused as to whats going on here, and I've never had this happen. Should I just wait until my facial hair is longer and then go for it?
I use a Merkur 33C for the record and have Derby AND Merkur blades available.