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lobbythis wrote:I am surprised they make that much of a difference, but it's good to know next time I'm due to try something else. I only have to be careful when the blades are new. After 2 uses, I can shave pretty quickly with no issues. Although, one side of my Adam's apple has been problematic that past 2 months so maybe a change up is due.
I'm fairly happy with the equipment I've had for so long. Just haven't invested in enough pre-shave prep yet. Other than that, I'm just interested in a new brush. I've never really stepped it up in that department. Having a go a straight razor would be cool. But, I don't know if I have the time and skin to handle that learning curve.
I might also invest in a softer kind of brush just to see if that also makes a difference or not with the lather. There's one they sell on Amazon that's gotten a ton of really positive reviews that I particularly want to try out some day. It costs around 60 bucks. For now though, I think I'm pretty satisfied with what equipment I already have.
I've also been using that Art of Shaving preshave oil and have gotten pretty good results from that. I apply it onto my face every time before I even get the lather ready to apply on my face.
Another observation I've noted is why it took me much longer to get anywhere close to a smooth shave with the Derbys. I found myself having to go over several areas repeatedly just to get a decent result at al. There was even one night where it took me an hour and half to shave at all with those. These new blades I used today really cut down on the amount of time and work I had to do.
I dunno if I'll ever want to try out one of those straight razors but I have heard so many great things about them so perhaps that wouldn't be completely out of the question. I know when I go get my haircuts that the barber uses straight razors to get any hairs that the electric razor might have missed.
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