June 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, May 31, 2020.

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Your plan for June?

  1. I'm gonna rock a RULE!

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Basic razors are my plan. Keep it simple, keep it real.

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  3. Basic aftershaves and shave cream soap. Keep it simple, keep it real.

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. Basic everything! Keep it simple, keep it real.

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  5. I'm just waiting for more cookies. Keep it simple, keep it sweet!

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  6. I'm just waiting for more ice cream. Keep it simple, keep it cold!

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  7. I'm going to shave. With some gear. Just keeping on like I always do.

    16 vote(s)
    59.3%
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  1. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
     
  2. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Just the Basics June

    Monday's Shave

    Gillette Old Type
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Mozingo Brushworks
    Proraso Green Shaving Soap and Aftershave

    Good menthol cool to start the day today. Two cool passes and minor touchups for a DFS. Switching to two passes instead of three has been the best change I have made to my shave routine. The lower neck irritation (razor bumps) has gone away and I don't ever feel I have to skip a day of shaving for skin resting. I still end up with a near BBS on all areas except my lower neck near the shirt collar. I just do two WTG passes there and have minor stubble left over that is barely visible. I am content with those results.

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  3. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Nice!
    I've been using my Terrorade pretty regularly lately. I may have to consider the Chel when my Terrorade is gone.

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  4. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thank you Joe! I remember when I first started getting into straights and about the fear of maintaining and honing them. Also, the expense, maintaining and storing hones was another concern. I chose lapping fioms because it was the least expensive, and storing them was not a hassle because they are individually sealed in their own plastic bag. Also, it looked like it was very easy to do for a guy that isn't mechanically inclined. Mike Baker, Slash McCoy and others have You Tube videos on how to use films. In any event, you may want to go the Norton synthetic route. Whatever you decide, you can always download videos on the medium that you will use to sharpen your razor. I have refreshed 4 razors and brought the Dovo Special back from scratch using the lapping films. Using this method has given me the confidence to hone my razors. Now, I have 2 razors that I will not hone myself. Obviously, my Mad Max will be sent to Max Sprecher when it's due because I wouldn't want to screw with a very expensive razor. I also have a 15/16 Wolstenholm near wedge that the seller will hone for me when it is due. I would say that honing a razor can get a little frustrating, but there isn't any greater satisfaction when you refresh an edge or reset a bevel to make a new edge. It is part of the straight razor cycle that makes this hobby worthwhile.
     
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  5. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Terrific shave and picture, Andrew!

    The hollows of my neck are the most susceptible to redness and irritation. Two WTG passes and one very light XTG. Never ATG.

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  6. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thank you Clint!
     
  7. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Great shave and I like the bottle Andrew!
     
  8. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Jim. With my multiple hair growth directions in that area, I get some of them XTG by default anyway. ATG is a no go for sure.
     
  9. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Joe. I like the new bottle design too.
     
  10. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Terrific Menthol Monday shave, Joe!
     
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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel


    Fantastic Menthol Monday Shave Andrew.


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  12. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Clint!
     
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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel


    I’ve been adding the Terrorade to my palm with the aftershave and then splashing in my face. I might use all three on the same shave


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  14. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Mea Culpa! I enjoyed the results of your ‘non-intentional’ enabling (SS Supply 2.0). Hope you enjoy mine. :happy068:
     
  15. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    June 8th
    GEM MMOC w Gem (1)
    TGN Finest/Maple
    Palmolive Menthol Cream
    Thayers
    Maol Grooming Heliopteris
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    Next up in the basic razor focus rotation is this Micromatic, which came via pif from @Linuxguile a few years ago at least. I hadn't shaved since Friday, so this was a full 72 hour removal. Whipped up a decent lather with this 'Menthol Monday' cream, (which would also count as a basic product as well, I suppose) and had 3 nice passes. A fresh blade in a MMOC will sure you pay attention, but there was no issue today. I am quite smooth and I finished off with this quality splash.
    Have a great day all!
     
  16. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Fantastic black and white, Jason! That brush is beautiful. I've never tried that cream, but I have a tube on order from Connaught. It is somewhere between there and here and will arrive whenever the mail delivers. :D
     
  17. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Looking good, Jason!

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  18. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Absolutely stunning blues, Jim. Sounds like that new razor is a winner, too.
    Northern Elixer? I got some Everclear in Hyder, Alaska once. Hope the scent isn't the same...:)
     
  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Lovely shave and B&W photo Jason.


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  20. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Sounds like a great shave, Jim. Love the photo effect as well. Is it just me, or does your face feel exceptional after knocking 72 hours worth off?
     
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