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post #61 of 120
Actually, you answered well, I asked wrong! Thanks!
post #62 of 120
Never use pressure with a DE razor. Let the weight of the razor do the work. I use Proraso cream and it is some of the best.
post #63 of 120
holy thread revival, batman!
post #64 of 120
Hey,

So over the last year or so shaving has taken a turn for the worse, my face is just getting gnarled up like nuts. Not sure what changed, it's kind of weird actually, I'm using the same off the shelf products as ever.

Anyway, time to get real and do this properly but need a little help with recommendations on where to start here. There seems to be huge price differences between brushes and such, so could anyone recommend a good starter kit? Brush, Foam, blade?

I'm not sure if it depends on skin or face type, but I have pretty sensetive skin it seems (and getting more sensetive with age, apparently) and I've always shaved against the grain; though someone already mentioned not to try that starting out with a DE.

Maybe in that case a moisturizer recommendation would be appropriate as well?

Thanks in advance,
post #65 of 120
Search around, most of your questions are likely already answered here, on badger and blade, and shave my face forums.

As far as "starter kit" I don't think you should really mess with that. Spend a little money and your kit will outlive you.
post #66 of 120
I didn't literally mean a kit, I just mean a few items of quality brands I can purchase that will be off to a good start.

I'll poke around the sites you mentioned, thanks.
post #67 of 120
tweezerman badger brush ($12), vintage Gillette Superspeed($15), Blue Bird blades($5), proraso cream($5), $1 store oversized coffee cup. If you want to get fancy get some Tabac soap for $10.
post #68 of 120
As blasphemous as it sounds, I found using plebian shaving gel/cream with my DE to work great (way better then any kind of cartridge shave I've had), and be a lot more convenient for me right now...
post #69 of 120
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Originally Posted by Cavalier View Post
As blasphemous as it sounds, I found using plebian shaving gel/cream with my DE to work great (way better then any kind of cartridge shave I've had), and be a lot more convenient for me right now...

noting wrong with teh goo..Barbasol w/ lanolin (yellow can) is pretty good. But I prefer a nice warm proraso cream or tallow soap like tabac or Im using vintage Williams right now.
post #70 of 120
think i found my perfect combination of products. now I have like 50 extra razor blades from a sample pack that I have no use for except cutting the crap outta my face. Any use for these or just dump em?
post #71 of 120
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think i found my perfect combination of products. now I have like 50 extra razor blades from a sample pack that I have no use for except cutting the crap outta my face. Any use for these or just dump em?

Send them to me! I have always used Feathers but am up for an experiment.
post #72 of 120
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think i found my perfect combination of products. now I have like 50 extra razor blades from a sample pack that I have no use for except cutting the crap outta my face. Any use for these or just dump em?

Ill take them
post #73 of 120
i guess I can send them if y'all want them.

Can you ship razor blades? The outer box is opened, obviously. But they are all individually wrapped in their sheaths. hows $10 sound?
post #74 of 120
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Originally Posted by Davidko19 View Post
think i found my perfect combination of products. now I have like 50 extra razor blades from a sample pack that I have no use for except cutting the crap outta my face. Any use for these or just dump em?

Send them to someone else. That's part of the fun getting into this. When I first got into wet shaving a few years ago with the DE and brush, I signed onto shavemyface.com and badgerandblade.com.

The gents there were more than generous sending me free samples, blades, even razors to get me started.

Once I got into it, I found it was even more fun to send stuff to newbies myself.
post #75 of 120
what brand are they? If you're cutting your face up you're dong something wrong. I can shave with merkurs, feathers, derby, walmart personna, pretty much all of them.

I prefer Kai, Feather, and Bue Birds in my vintage Gillette Superspeed.
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