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post #55 of 61

Got my stuff in today, and just finished my first shave with it... I was a bit tentative at first and worried that I might get a cut or two, but everything went smoothly. I gotta say, I'm really liking this method; don't think I'll go back to cartridges again.

post #56 of 61
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Right there with you both. I'd been talking about going "old school" for a while and my wife bought me a trial kit from "The Art of Shaving" that had shaving oil, a badger brush, shaving soap/cup, and the after shave balm. WOW - what a difference just with that and my regular razor. Wanted to still have the full experience and got a Merkur safety razor and love it. Takes me back to when I would watch my grandfather and dad go through their routine. The shave is unreal and the ritual is sort of fun.

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Got my stuff in today, and just finished my first shave with it... I was a bit tentative at first and worried that I might get a cut or two, but everything went smoothly. I gotta say, I'm really liking this method; don't think I'll go back to cartridges again.

So would both of you say that the DE gives a better shave than the cartridge?
post #57 of 61
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So would both of you say that the DE gives a better shave than the cartridge?

This is about as good of a shave as I've had, and it's just my first with this the DE... I think as I get the technique right and find the right blades it'll get even better.

post #58 of 61
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Yeah, they say you have to do a bit of testing with different sharpnesses before you find the one that's right for your beard.
post #59 of 61

I never go for the clean shaven look as it makes me resemble a 12 year old child. Always "unshaven" look.

I use a Philips QT4075 with built in vacuum. It's an average shaver but had the benefit of not getting shouted at for leaving beard all over the bathroom. It's a pain to shave the upper lip to the nose line though.

I do wet shave for Movember each year normally and last year brought a King of Shaves razor, shaving gel and sensitive moisturiser. The moisturiser was fantastic and so was the shaving gel but the razor clogged after a single pass over a 1in area of 3 day old stubble. Worst razor I've every used in my life.

post #60 of 61
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Yeah, they say you have to do a bit of testing with different sharpnesses before you find the one that's right for your beard.

Yup. There are tons of different style razors and blades and it can be a bit confusing where to start. I found a few good resources online to help and I think I settled on a pretty good little setup to start.

post #61 of 61
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So would both of you say that the DE gives a better shave than the cartridge?

Yes for sure. I was surprised that the hype I'd heard was for real. I'm still playing around with different blade options but overall it's consistently a better shave than ever before.
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