Hi all! I've been reading this site off and on for several months and have recently started visiting regularly. What a great group of people! I've learned a lot from watching the Mantic vids, and the detail you get from the boards fills out the whole picture. Thank you!
A few questions, if I may.
I've been using a VDH set since last year, and thanks to the lathering posts here having a pretty decent system going. It seems as though it's only good for one pass, though, and I think I need to load the boar hair brush a little more at the beginning. If not, I just add a little before the second pass. Does that sound correct?
I just got back from Target where they did NOT have Proraso on hand. I wanted to try it as the weather is heating up here in sunny Los Angeles. Are there stores that carry this? I really like the VDH Deluxe. Interestingly, most of the drugstores don't carry the Deluxe soap outside of the box set around here. Weird. I haven't checked Walgreens, Longs or Rite-Aid for the Proraso, though, as I just learned about it.
My father in law is bringing his DE razor to me this weekend, as he hasn't used it for quite some time. I can't wait to get my hands on it. It's a Gillette from the 70's. I have been an electric razor shaver since my teens. I started using the VDH soap last year with my wet/dry shaver. Please don't get mad at me. I'm ready to make the jump, now! I've read that the DE blades one can find at Longs, etc. are not good at all. Is this true? Would it be good enough for me to get through a few weeks of shaving to see how I like the DE experience? At what setting does one start DE shaving? 0? I have fairly soft skin and a beard that grows in way too many directions.
I'm really enjoying the morning rituals that I've been adopting. I blame you guys for being late to work more and more often