Another Newbie

Discussion in 'General Shaving Discussion' started by chefchris, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. I shaved with a DE for the first time this morning.

    After weeks of research and a couple of on-line orders I took the plunge into wet shaving. Started with a nice hot shower, lathered with Taylor's Lemon & Lime Shaving Cream and a badger brush, and grabbed my new Merkur HD Classic with a Platinum Blade.

    My first experience went O.K. Made a total of two passes, lathering in-between (N to S, Then S to N). First pass I had no problems, Second pass I had a couple of nicks and some burn (old bad habits).

    :thumbup1: After some after-shave I finished with a shave equal to my old MACH 3.

    With a little practice I should be good to go!

    I wish to thank all the members for the great information I have found on B&B.

  2. Austin

    Austin Moderator Emeritus

    Hi Chris. Welcome to B&B. It sounds like you are on your way to a great shave. If you have any questions, please don't be shy.

    BTW, are you a chef by trade? If so, what is your specialty?
  3. DoubleE

    DoubleE Moderator Emeritus


    Welcome and congratulations on your initial shave. They will only get better as time passes and your technique improves. Tomorrow, you might try a pass across the grain between your N-S (with the grain) and S-N (against the grain) passes. This will help with hair reduction before the S-N passes which is toughest on your skin. Best of luck and keep us informed.
  4. Scotto

    Scotto Moderator Emeritus

    Glad you found B&B. Isn't that Taylors Lemon & Lime nice?

    It will take your face some time to adapt. Stick with it and you'll soon be in shaving Nirvana. Feel free to ask questions!
  5. guenron

    guenron Moderator Emeritus

    My motto is Better Living Through Lather! and it appears that you are well on your way to enjoying it!
  6. Chris,

    Welcome to B&B. Can't go wrong with Taylor cream, it's superb. Keep up the good work, once you figure out your technique, you'll never look back..


  7. Welcome aboard Chris!

    Glad to hear your first shave didn't make any face-burger. :thumbup1:

  8. Kyle

    Kyle Moderator Emeritus Contributor

    Welcome Chris!
  9. The Taylors cream is great, I can't believe that I have shaved with the stuff in a can for so long! Great fresh scent that lasts.
  10. I studied Classic French Cuisine in culinary school and graduated. Then I continued my education studying hotel and restaurant management, which is my current career.
  11. Just a quick note about my second day of wet shaving.

    I added an extra pass (across the grain), but kept the rest of my routine the same.

    Things went better this time, a couple of small nicks but a lot less burn.:thumbup1:

    Thanks again for all the support!


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