Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Trigger, May 1, 2023.
Very nice shave Gary
Excellent shave Paul
thank you Danny.
27th May 2023.
Shaving Recipe for today.
Prep: Warm shower:/ Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body + Face Wash.
Cold wet flannel to my face & head.
Pears Original Transparent Bar Soap.
Brush: Yaqi Sagrada Familia 24mm Synthetic.
Face & Head lather.
Lather: Ach Brito Mogno Shaving Soap Bar.
Razor: Parker 94R. Vidyut/Supermax Super Stainless. (D1)
Razor: Gillette guard. (Head/Dome) (D1.)
Cold water face & head wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face & Head Rinse./Alum Rub. /Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils.3 Menthol Crystals Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./ Davidoff Cool Water ASL./ Creightons Sensitive PSB.
(Face & Head Shave)
A new shave set up to start the weekend....A near repeat of my previous shave.
I used the Ach Brito Mogno Shaving Soap Bar like a shave stick rubbing it directly into my stubble then started to build up a lather with my wet brush adding more water to the tips of the brush continued building the lather until i got it to the consistency i like, adding more water to the tips of brush in-between each pass.
Another enjoyable close comfortable face and head shave with no errors to report. Finishing the shave off with few small dollops of Creightons Sensitive PSB.
My face & precious swede are feeling cool smooth, & smelling divine.
Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.
awesome Barry.have a great weekend.
Thank you Gary.
Saturday 27 May 2023
Prep: Hot water soak 30s @ x 3
Pre: the last of my Proraso Green Pre-shave menthol.
Soap: Stirling Orange Chill (4th day from the sample) 4 minute white bowl lathering
Brush: Puro Tasso Boar
Razor: Gillette Slim I-4 set on No 6.
Blade: Feather (day 2)
Post: Warm and cold water rinse. Thayers.
ASL: Proraso Green Rinfrescante
Skin care: Cerave cream with water
Scent: Jo Malone Citrus bitter Cologne.
3 passes with touch ups.
ATG left top lip minor weeper (self-resolving). Par for the course.
Slick shave, super smooth, refreshed, ready for the day.
Hoping you all have a lovely weekend.
Rating: 5 / 5 - Travel Shave # 2
Razor: Target Generic Cartridge
Brush: Ever Ready 200T
Lather: Hendrix Classics & Company Bay Rum
Aftershave: PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum
Day 2 of Anthony’s Birthday weekend. Same setup as yesterday with similar results. A close, comfortable irritation free shave. The one this I noticed from yesterday’s shave was that while it was close it was more of an illusion as the razor did its best smoke and mirror impression.
Unlike a shave with my DEs, SEs and Straights, the scruffiness of the growing stubble was noticed much earlier in the afternoon whereas as I usually get to later in the evening before noticing. Another reason to abandon the plastic manufactured blade holders.
Hope you have a great day gentlemen.
Fabulous shave Gary.
Fabulous shave Chris. Enjoy your weekend.
Thanks Joe, lovely crisp w/e here at the moment.
Super Saturday shaves Barry! Have an awesome afternoon!
Thank you Joe. Have a great start to the weekend my friend.
Wonderful shave Chris! At one time, I was meh with my Gillette Slim Adjustable, but I find that it performs well. How do you like the Feather blades?
Excellent shave and astute assessment of the Target cartridge razor. You can tough it out for the next 2 days.
Hi Joe @Trigger, I like this combination.
I have used Feathers before with Gillette Techs (and from memory in my R89) and they work well. I am just looking for a combination that gives me a closer shave sooner.
This morning was great, it fair peeled off the stubble on the cheeks, needed some care in the other tricky areas, but overall shave was closer than usual. But then again, I seem to do better with growth > 24 hours. At 8 PM at night I am still smoother than usual.
Haven't tried the Feathers in a slant or OC yet, that will be another challenge to my technique.....
The correct lather consistency helps too, and as your mentoring indicates, although this may take a more time and effort, it is well worth it.
Glad the Feather Blades are working well for you Chris. Some shavers only use Feathers in mild razors to tame the blade. Others have used them regardless of the aggressiveness of the razor. Personally, I have used then in my Mùhle R102 (R41) and my shavettes and found them so sharp that I didn't feel the cut. Good technique is very important when using those blades. Also, you may have good technique, but certain razor/blade combinations with a Feather may not always work with your skin and beard type. On that note, enjoy experimenting with the Feathers. Enjoy your day!
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