The gf suprised me by wanting to go to Chicago for the weekend (pretty good drive - leaving tonight) I had been thinking into getting into real shaving and I figure while I'm in a place that has two shops nearby (Merz and C.O. Bigelow) I may as well pick up what I need!
What I need from you guys is this - for a complete beginniner (have always used MAch 3 or Fusions) what would you recommend as far as a razor (I am willing to try a safety razor- not a straight), creams and soaps from these stores?
I figure I will be able to smell the creams/soaps I may like - I have no real budget as I would like to have a starter pack that lets me have a good feel for differnt blades, soaps, creams.
My grows quick but is not very thick, and I tend to always have a goatee or jawline beard, so something to help with trimming would be great. I get razor burn if I go against the grain with how I shave now.
I'll be able to check this post via my phone and I should not be in Chicago until some time tomorrow - so please guys help a newbie out!
At minimum I think I want.
a. Badger Brush
b. Saftery DE razor
c. at least 1-2 types of soap/cream
d. stand for the brush and razor.
Please add as you see fit!