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365 shaves in 2021.

never-stop-learning

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20210713
365 Shaves in 2021: 194 for 194 = 100%
Razor: WSC/YPM Winning Razor
Blade: Personna Med Prep (5 and retired)
Brush: Edwin Jagger Imitation Horn (25mm Synthetic Silver Tip)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: A&E Kaizen
Aftershave: A&E Kaizen
Fragrance: Belcam Clash EdT Spray
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Full shave notes here:
Comparison of DE Razors in My Den From ~$75 to ~$125 (USD) - https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/comparison-of-de-razors-in-my-den-from-75-to-125-usd.600310/post-11352829
 
Tuesday 13th July, shave #194.

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: MWF
Brush: Men-U boar
GC.68 OC, Astra SP #4
Post-shave: Hyaluronic acid.

I've never given the open comb GC.68 a proper sustained test drive, and using it, I have to wonder why not. Too many choices bought too close together, perhaps?

According to the Italian Barber chart, it has slightly less horsepower than the .84 SB, but it can be applied very precisely. It nails those elusive under-nose whiskers.

I got a BBS face without irritation, and recent neck-shaving improvements carried over to it successfully. It's earned itself at least a week of exclusive use.
 
Wednesday 14th July, shave #195.

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: MWF
Brush: Men-U boar
GC.68 OC, Astra SP #5
Post-shave: Hyaluronic acid.

A relaxing near-BBS, with some minor neck irritation.

I saw the "King C Gillette" modern DE in Tesco, was slightly tempted, but going by the reviews, my 23C already fills that niche.
 

never-stop-learning

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Contributor
20210714
365 Shaves in 2021: 195 for 195 = 100%
Razor: WSC/YPM Winning Razor (RazoRock Ti Halo Handle)
Blade: Kai (1)
Brush: PAA Peregrino 24mm Roswell Hybrid Synthetic
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Proraso Red
Aftershave Balm: Nivea Post Shave Balm + InstaSkincare Hyaluronic Acid
Aftershave: Proraso Red
Fragrance: Cuba Royal EdT Spray
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Full shave notes here:
 
Need an adjudication from the group. I have been playing along at home, however tonight I didn't start my shave until five to midnight and didn't finish the third pass until after midnight. Does that count as a shave for Thursday or does the shave have to be completed by midnight?
 

never-stop-learning

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Contributor
20210715
365 Shaves in 2021: 196 for 196 = 100%
Razor: Merkur Opgress (Set on 3)
Blade: Silver Star (1)
Brush: Shavemac Butterscotch Beagle (Shavemac 22x46 2-band Fan)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Barrister and Mann Barrister's Reserve Lavender
Aftershave Balm: Nivea Post Shave Balm + InstaSkincare Hyaluronic Acid
Aftershave: Fine Lavender
Fragrance: Ach Brito Lavender Eau de Cologne
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Full shave notes here:
 
Thursday 15th July, shave #196.

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Soap: MWF
Brush: Men-U boar
GC.68 OC, Astra SP #6
Post-shave: Hyaluronic acid.

Got a reasonable DFS, but this blade is done on 6.

Need an adjudication from the group. I have been playing along at home, however tonight I didn't start my shave until five to midnight and didn't finish the third pass until after midnight. Does that count as a shave for Thursday or does the shave have to be completed by midnight?
Managing one shave per Julian day and not worrying about details seems fine to me, but it will be @Leverspro's call.
 
Shave #197, first shave at home in a while. Definitely faced my greatest challenge of the year to shave everyday while traveling this past week. Nice to be using a mirror again that I don't have to bend over to see my face in (I'm tall). Imagepipe_24.jpg
 

BigJ

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Need an adjudication from the group. I have been playing along at home, however tonight I didn't start my shave until five to midnight and didn't finish the third pass until after midnight. Does that count as a shave for Thursday or does the shave have to be completed by midnight?
Just fine with me! You are in the game IMHO!! :thumbup1: :thumbup1:
 

never-stop-learning

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Contributor
20210716
365 Shaves in 2021: 197 for 197 = 100%
Razor: Fatip Lo Storto Originale
Blade: Bolzano (5 and retired)
Brush: Omega EVO
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Musgo Real Classic
Aftershave Balm: Nivea Post Shave Balm + InstaSkincare Hyaluronic Acid
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman
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