What did you learn from your last shave?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Discussion' started by tmartin89, May 8, 2014.

    I think whether a newbie or an experienced shaver, you should always learn something from every shave, no matter what it is.

    So, I guess i'll start.

    Today I learned not to get greedy looking for a BBS shave, and that a 2 pass with clean ups is enough for a DFS.
     
  1. A good lather is important
     
  2. I am learning that just because my GEM is more comfortable to shave with, I still need to go slow. That and I am migrating away from cold to luke warm water and making sure my lather is hydrated. Today was an excellent shave and i find myself faceturbating at work :p
     
  3. That astra blades work well for me:-D
     
  4. That the Goodwill is an awesome razor. :thumbup:
     
  5. I'm learning that my new Whipped Dog badger brush lathers quite differently than my boar brushes. I'm enjoying the feel but not all brushes are the same. One must adapt to new hardware and software.
     
  6. I learned need to wake up about about 15 mins earlier, if I want to get a good wet shave in instead of the old electric in the car backup before formation
     
  7. Today I learned that I can't shave the left side of my face with my right hand. Just can't seem to keep the angle steady.
     
  8. I learned that lime has a photosensitizing effect on me. I thought, "Hey, I'm going to be working a booth at the Cinco de Mayo festival, why not use Margaritas in the Arctic soap and aftershave in honor of it?" Yeee-OUCH! Haven't been able to shave since then. :mad3:
     
  9. NO pressure is important, very important.
     
  10. Gillette Yellows are definitely NOT my blade.
     
  11. Learned to improve my technique
     
  12. I learned a few minutes with a hot, wet towel is as good for me as a shower.
     
  13. This is a great thread because I learn from every shave.

    Today I learned I beed to work on my technique on my neck with my vintage Hoffritz slant and the Marco Method works great with VDH Deluxe.
     
  14. The Gillette Old Type OC is more aggressive than the Heavy Tech and the Merkur 34C.
     
  15. To not forget my Thayers. I was shocked in the difference of useing and not useing before my AS splash. I will not pass it up again!
     
  16. This thread made me think about my shave today, and I suddenly realized that after 7 months, I finally feel pretty comfortable referring to myself as a competent novice rather than a newbie. It's a great feeling to have right now! Thanks for the thread, tmartin89.
     
  17. My Semogue 620 has killed my puck of Tabac! The puck is down to 1/3 after nearly continuous use since January. I love the backbone! I consistently load my brush with the Soaking wet Marco Method for about 60 seconds before taking the action to my face. It works Wonders!!!
     
  18. I have had a mustache but recently I started growing a goatee also. I learned that after it reaches a certain length it is now easy to keep the border that was difficult to not alter when starting.
     
  19. Even a quick shave is good enough for work.
     

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