Hello everyone. I'm very new to the safety razor experience; it's been about three weeks now. I've always had sensitive skin, particularly my neck in the front and back as I also shave my head, so I decided to do some research and look for a remedy. This is when I came across an article extolling the virtues of the safety razor, so I decided what the heck, I'll give it a shot. I purchased an Edwin Jagger DE89, Omega 49 brush, Taylor of Old cream, and a sample pack of blades from Maggard's and got to work. I did quite a bit of research and watched several videos before attempting my first shave, and despite a little trepidation it all went very well. I thought I'd be a bloody mess, but after three weeks now I have yet to cut myself. I've been very careful to keep a proper angle and exert as little pressure as possible on the head of the razor. However, I'm finding that irritation has increased quite a bit on my neck. The rest of my face and head feels about the same as always, but my neck is always red and razor burned now, quite a bit more than it ever was using a cartridge razor. I've tried several post shave products including straight witch hazel, alum, lotions, and various after shave liquids and balms, but nothing has helped. I normally shave every three days, so I guess my break in period will be three times as long as it should be. I'm going to stick with it for another few months and see how it goes. I'm in no hurry to go back to cartridge razors as there is definitely something satisfying about this method of shaving, so hopefully I can get the burn under control. Anyway, thanks for reading. I've really enjoyed reading all of the informative posts on this site. I've learned quite a bit already in my short time here.