Hi, everyone. Thank you for coming in.
I have started my wet shaving in Feb 2020, and thanks to this forum, I've learned quite a bit since the start. In some way, this is my humble way of giving back, may this post be a good reference for anyone starting out in wet shaving, or just a place to hang out and chat about shaving or anything in life. Have a good one!
Why wet shave?
Maybe it's the cost saving, ingrown hair or something you just grew up with. For me, I started it because it was nostalgic.
One of the earliest memories I had about wet shaving was from Grandpa. He used to come visit us couple times a year, and I could still remembered the smell of his lather and the sound of his razor swirling in a sink. At the time, I never could understand why he used a safety razor instead of an electric, but many decades later, with a DE in my hand, I think I am starting to understand why...
Format of this thread
To make information more accessible, I will try to post a quick re-cap on top of each new "page", to summarize all the posts from previous page. As you may have guessed, any newbie is prone to all kind of acquisition disorders and I am definitely one of them. In some of my hobbies, people may advise newbies to start slow and buy cheap with good intentions, but scratch that! Life is too short for bad shaves and gears, here on out, I'd try to find good quality gears, if not the best(not necessary always most expensive though), so I could enjoy each of my shave to the fullest.
I don't have a face full of heavy bread, most of my stubborn stubbles grow under nose/lip/chin area, but not much on the sideburns. I started off with just disposible razors(no foam/AS) for years, and later on converted to electric shaving for decades.
I would characterize my skin as soft or semi-sensitive, sometimes a little dry in winter since I don't like any oily products on my face.
Basically, I am a night shaver and love hoarding the bathroom to take my own sweet time prepping/shaving. Things are always fun to do when it is not a chore and time has time for itself.
Besides cultivating my inevitable acquisition disorders for shaving gears, I am into photography, knives collecting, drone flying, hiking, camping, gaming, travelling and the list of addictions goes on... If you have any questions or just want to chit chat for those hobbies too, by all means jump right in!