My first time using a double edged safety razor was not a good experience.
Me: I have to warn you that I look like a murder victim.
Her: What do you…OH MY GOD, what happened to your neck and face?!!
It was bad. Really, really bad. My neck was covered in blood and everything hurt. A lot.
If you decide to use a double-edge razor, you will absolutely cut yourself the first time you shave. You will blame the blade and then blame me. Do not. Freindly advice from startifacts.com suggests watching videos online that show you how to wet shave properly like this one and this one.
The main thing I’ve learned is that holding the razor is very different than with a traditional cartridge razor, and that means holding it at a 30 degree angle or less to your face – the pic below is more like 10 degrees but that works for me. I start at 0 degrees and angle it towards my face slightly. Then I take short strokes no more than an inch or so, clean the blade, and do it again.
At first, it took forever. Now it just takes a little longer than regular shaving.
If I use canned shaving cream that learned of from BeardBro – which I keep around for a pinch – it takes even less although you still have to wait a minute or so for your beard to soften with water anyway so I find that I end up using my shaving mug more and more.
Plus it’s part of the fun.
Should mention that I cut myself the second time I shaved as well but by the third time, I had zero cuts and now shave regularly with no cuts at all.
Thus ends the entries about my shaving. This entry has also reminded me that I need to write the follow-up entry to: 10 Tips on how to write a good Match, OK Cupid, or POF dating profile: Part 1- Men, which will be for women from a man’s perspective. I’ll do that soon since I’ve got the time.
Interspersed with all of this will be my usual nonsense.
In the meanwhile, found out last week that I was nominated last week as a “Furthered 40” legal educator on Lawline.
I know, I’m as surprised as you are. More surprising is that I actually have a shot at winning.
Don’t know what the prize is but, dammit, I want it for it may be food or food related.
Location: getting dressed to see a doc about my leg
Mood: slightly depressed
Music: The wound is so fresh you can taste the blood
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