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DE Shaving

Geoffrey Firmin

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Dec 4, 2010
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After thirty five years I have decided to go back to DE wet shaving. I have two razors at present a Gillett which is over 50 odd years old, it belonged to my father and a new Merkur Futur. I was also using his old brush however I was not getting a good lather so I picked up a Simpsons Duke 2 and using it with MWF soap, much better results now. I am using Iridium blades in both razors and thinking of getting a EJ 89 which a few friends of mine recommend.

Two questions first with soaps the WMF is good but just wondering about unscented soaps with aloe I have heard that soaps with shea butter are good for moisturising. A friend mentioned Osma Shaving Soap with Alum and Shea Butter as one option any other people would care to recommend?

Second concerns shaving the neck area. I find shaving the facial area is fine no nicks or cuts but I am still getting nicks on the lower part of my neck. I know technique is a matter of time, i was taught to use a DE when I began shaving. So is there aside from B&B anyone with advice about how to improve my technique and avoid nicks and cuts to my neck?

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