I think that may be the case. It'll rinse clean, but it takes a bit of very water water to rinse it off. The blade seems a bit sticky on my skin after any pass. Maybe things are just different because I'm shaving in front of my sink instead of the shower, for fear or getting water all over my razors and rusting them to all hell.Here's the way to tell if your lather is too dry. When you fill the blade, with lather, after several strokes, put the blade under running water. If the lather doesn't rinse off completely, then the lather is too dry. If that's the case, then just dip the tip of your brush in water and mix the lather again and retest. After a while, you will be able to tell when the lather is wet enough. You can always have the lather a little wet. It doesn't seem to hurt anything, a little dry does though. Usually a little dry will cause razor drag which will cause razor burn.
Haha, definitely. That's how I normally do things with a DE, but I was experimenting last night. That'll teach me to deviate from the game plan.When you do the ATG on the side of your face, always start the pass about 1/2 " to the side of your mouth. Never start at your mouth. But then you might have just figured that out.