have now found the technique and a particular rig that allows me to shave daily with a clear neck. I will still get irritation when experimenting with new razors[...]
The funny thing is I'm one push away from going down the shavette hole but no is enabling that. Not sure if that's because they're less popular or it's a warning."Doc, it only hurts when I do this."
-- "Don't do that."
Thank you. Yours was a helpful post with a nice condensation of quality lessons learned, and it was well augmented by others on a pertinent topic.
The old joke I reference above did occur to me when I read your post, but it seemed inappropriate because you offered such quality content and I offer so little, as now.
The reason I make the joke now, is that in subsequent posts you deflect encouragement to using a SR by saying you "don't want to go down that rabbit hole."
Now. I'm a tea drinker who needs exactly one cup of coffee a day. And I'm wearing it today. You're down the frickin' rabbit hole brother. Which one? No. It's a warren.
Anyway. SR sounds like an excellent possible path, which you may take or leave, now or at another time in your life.
All the best. Enjoy. I'm wearing it.
I'm one push away from going down the shavette hole but no is enabling that
Do it for your children. Honing a straight razor when that first boy comes by to pick up your daughter has been scientifically proven to be more effective than cleaning a 12 gauge in the same scenario.
Now. My ”irritation” is…irritating to say the least. I never get razor burn or bumps or ingrown hairs. My beard sits right between ”medium” and light growth. I need to shave every 3rd day. Sometimes every other day. I also work as an army officer in the swedish army so I need to be clean shaven.
My irritation creeps up the day after the shave. In THAT spot alone. It stings, Itches and becomes red with some red ”streaks” running parallell with the growth. I dont feel it unless I stretch my skin. Looking up or sideways.
This was the same for me. I tried straight razor shaving as a kind of bucket list challenge. Pretty soon I was getting great shaves without a hint of irritation. My neck cleared up and I was able to shave daily without an issue. It was slow at first but now I’m as quick as anything else.It was a pleasant surprise. I originally learned to use a straight out of curiosity but after a while I realized my neck was perfectly clear with daily use. They are a lot more benign than people make them out to be. Very nice on the skin once you get your technique down. You also mentioned GEM blades and came to the same conclusion. I would have mentioned that too but it slipped my mind haha.