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Making The Call For Quality of Shave

Do you define and determine the quality of your shave (DFS, BBS, Lousy shave for example) immediately when finished or after your post-shave routine?
 
For me, I need 8-10 hours post-shave to determine its efficiency. For example, I had a tremendous shave this morning with my Asylum RX, and 11 hours later it's pretty darn close to a BBS. Yesterday, I used my Weck, and I could feel stubble 4-5 hours post-shave, although the immediate post-shave feel was pretty darn good.
 
Do you define and determine the quality of your shave (DFS, BBS, Lousy shave for example) immediately when finished or after your post-shave routine?
Hello Jill, I like to determine my shave about 1/2 to 1 hr after the shave if its a DFS>BBS.(let the skin settle down a little)
To check if you have a BBS, a cotton ball will confirm it because it will always snag some cotton if there is some hairs left behind.(Mantic59 showed me that test on one of his videos.)
 
Hello Jill, I like to determine my shave about 1/2 to 1 hr after the shave if its a DFS>BBS.(let the skin settle down a little)

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Usually this for a final call on the shave, even if there has been irritation. However, most shaves I can make a pretty accurate initial call upon the final rinse, as I am smooth in all directions. I know because most of the time I’m BBS with some occasional DFS spots. Longer growth is harder to judge.

If you shave regularly and aren’t SAS to CCS in a single WTG pass, something is wrong. DFS should be obtainable with 2 passes at most (WTG and XTG). With good prep you and good knowledge of your shave area, you could get BBS in 2.5 passes.
 
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Usually this for a final call on the shave, even if there has been irritation. However, most shaves I can make a pretty accurate initial call upon the final rinse, as I am smooth in all directions. I know because most of the time I’m BBS with some occasional DFS spots. Longer growth is harder to judge.

If you shave regularly and aren’t SAS to CCS in a single WTG pass, something is wrong. DFS should be obtainable with 2 passes at most (WTG and XTG). With good prep you and good knowledge of your shave area, you could get BBS in 2.5 passes.
Please remind me what a SAS and CCS stands for.
 
SAS = Socially Acceptable Shave, which is, in my opinion, a level of shave where it at least looks like you’ve cleaned up your growth. Hair can be felt in all directions however.

CCS = Close Comfortable (or Comfortably Close) Shave, which is, in my opinion, a very close shave where hair might only be felt very minimally in 1-2 directions.
 
I can usually decide relatively quickly, but four to five hours after any shave, I can start to feel stubble again. That's just due to the fact that my whiskers grow relatively quickly.
 

ajkel64

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I can usually tell pretty much after I rinse my face as I use an alum block after every shave. That gives me an indication of how the shave has gone and then looking in the mirror for any redness. I don't bother about trying to get a BBS because I find that the more passes that I do the more chance I have of irritation and getting nicks. I find it is surprising how good of a shave that I can have when I am not trying.
 
I find during the final rinse that I usually think I didn't get all the growth. Two hours later, though, I almost always find that I did better than I thought.
 
Immediately after finishing I can evaluate ‘comfort’ of the shave. However, at 6-12 hours I can evaluate just how well I did in mowing down the whiskers. In other words, I use a combination of approaches!
 
At about 1/2 hour after is when I can judge the best, but final rinse I can usually tell if I needed some touch ups here and there.
 
I can never tell immediately after my shave. I use a good shave balm and AS. After a few hours I can really tell. I want a BBS shave that is comfortable and enjoyable. I find that with my new razor and a Feather blade, I can shave at night and still be BBS in the morning.
 
Generally after post shave routine. Sometimes I can tell straight away though, kinda like a fresh feeling for me.
 
Interesting question, Jill! It’s made me think maybe I’m doing it wrong.

I tend to call the shave on the basis of two things . . . the first is the skin’s reaction to the alum block (which I always use everywhere after a cold-water rinse). Comfort, ‘smoothness,’ I judge from this, and it’s maybe more important to me than closeness (though I feel like I’m just realizing that now).

After that, I shower, apply a little balm, and later when dressed and ready to go, I apply an AS splash. Only after all that calms down (30 minutes later?) do I feel my skin and judge how close the whole deal turned out.

Recently, I’ve noticed that there’s still a third judgement: 24 hours later, when I feel how much whisker has returned - that’s pretty much how I gage efficiency.

But to answer your specific question, I tend to judge a shave immediately on alum sting, though not the closeness until after post-shave routine.
 
I tend to define my shaves later and notice I missed some places. If I find some spots I know its because I was not attentive to spot check the usual suspects.

I've been using three vintage GEM's and a Schick injector. My face feels different with these 6-8 hours later. I might be getting a better result with SE or maybe I am being more attentive.
 
Hello Jill, I like to determine my shave about 1/2 to 1 hr after the shave if its a DFS>BBS.(let the skin settle down a little)
To check if you have a BBS, a cotton ball will confirm it because it will always snag some cotton if there is some hairs left behind.(Mantic59 showed me that test on one of his videos.)

I fall into the half hour to one hour camp also.
 
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