Count me in on the team up!Sounds like we should team up!
Yeah I was having a little layoff. I am awaiting a delivery of a VERY fancy custom razor and I want to test shave it with a healed up face. And healing up it does not want to do... Change of weather also irritates me, so I changed my skincare a little. But still the same. If I do go for a shave it is amazing. But my hairs still tend to grow into it a day after so I end up with red patches. I suspect this happens in areas where I wasn't exactly hitting WTG, or in hollows where I overstretch and do more strokes to get everything.
But generally yes, the lower the angle, the lighter the pressure, the better the shave, given that the edge is decent. I do work on stretching right now to look for improvement.
Skin care is important and only you will know what’s best for you.
I still get some ingrown hairs here and there, but they seem to be decreasing in quantity. I wish I knew why so I could do more of whatever is reducing them! I notice them in areas I struggle with, so it may very well be too many passes. I’ll try to pay attention tonight and report back to you. Some of the whiskers seem magical at avoiding the blade. There’s a perfectly shaved area with 3 untouched whiskers in the middle of it!
I found a few spots where if I stretch horizontally or at an angle instead of vertically it does the trick. I still have trouble spots I need to figure out. Funny faces, air in the cheek, pressing with the tongue, you name it, I’m trying it. One thing that helped a little is tough to describe. Say I’m working on the right side, blow some air into the cheek, if I shift my lips to the left, it improves the stretch and shave. Imagine pointing with your lips at something to your far left. I know it sounds weird. I wish I could describe it better. This even helps on the neck.
LOL on the fancy razor on order! RAD is real! I just bought an old Le Grelot I’m waiting for. I’m also trying very hard not to buy a Dorko 1151 (man it’s gorgeous). I bought a Naniwa 12k and a $15 Genco razor to practice honing. I already have the 4/8k Norton. That darn $15 razor is awesome! It turned out to shave better than some of the professionally honed razors I have. I’m going to give it to a friend to learn with Since he expressed interest.
Heres some razors I don’t own, want, and probably can’t afford…. They’re so beautiful I’m not sure I’d use it if I had one.