I heard about wet shaving (or rather, the resurgence thereof) via fazed.net's link to mantic59 on Youtube. I've thoroughly enjoyed watching his videos and have found myself growing more and more fanatical about wet shaving. I bought a Merkur '04 DE safety razor, cheap-o boar hair brush from Whole Foods, Tom's of Maine mint cream, and went to town. After I cleaned up the blood, I bought the Proraso shave cream, pre-shave cream, after shave lotion, and shaving brush from Target. The Proraso products look swell sitting all together on the bathroom counter, very Martha Stewart. I also got a styptic pencil (2 for 1 at Walgreen's) and found a deal on the net for 100 Zorrick brand (anyone else heard of them?) blades for $10. I can't wait to shave when I get up in the morning. Sometimes I just sit in the bathroom and look at myself in the mirror, watching my beard, waiting for the hairs to show themselves so I can decapitate them. It's very id-satisfying. I noticed that my previous problem with ingrown hairs disappeared after about a week of wet shaving. Also, using some of the techniques I saw on Youtube, I now have a puss that is smooth in all four directions. My wife thinks I'm crazy, and she's right, but I don't hear her complaining when we kiss, nevermind that her mouth is covered by my face, I just don't hear her complaining.
Future topics I shall be posting about:
Beauty Marks: Over the Hill or Around the Tree?
Trigeminal Neuralgia and the Modern Shaver
Pre-pre- and Pre-pre-pre- Shaving Routines