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    Cool First Shave! Somewhat of a success!

    I got my first razor as a birthday present and I got courageous and gave it a whirl. (After a few days of googleing and lurking on fourms). I definitely need some tips on generating lather, ive got a bar(puck?) of UHD shave soap.

    Anywho, only nicked myself once or twice but here's the first with the grain shave. I skipped some spots on my neck cause im not exactly sure how to get at them.(im also a little afraid of cutting my head off)
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    Chuckie,

    Welcome to the forum!! Glad to have you on board!

    Congrats on taking the plunge. There's plenty of help here on SRP, and plenty of guys to answer questions and help out.

    Here are some links that will help. The first straight razor shave by Lynn,

    First straight razor shave - Straight Razor Place Wiki

    On building lather, a video, once again by Lynn.

    YouTube

    Also this video by Glen, gssixgun on the shave test will help because it also shows prep, technique, etc.



    And, below you'll find a couple of links in my sig line that have a lot of good info in them.

    Homework!! egad!!

    Well, not really, but they will help!!

    Again, welcome!!

    Regards,

    Howard
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    My summer semester just ended though! I dont want any more homework!

    Thanks for the tips! I think im gonna wait a day or two and let my face heal before going for the second shave. So ill have time to learn more!
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    Welcome. What helped me the most is using the lightest pressure necessary to barely skim "over" the skin and using the lowest angle which will still give you the feedback of cutting hairs. Pressure will cause severe razor burn.

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    That was a great first effort! My first straight razor shave was a disaster. Looks like this is for you!

    Straight razor shaver and loving it!
    40-year survivor of electric and multiblade razors

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    Well done, sounds like success!

    As far as lather goes, I've learnt that you need to load the brush with twice as much as you need to, that too much water is as bad as too little, but that gluggy lather leads to the razor digging in...
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    Congrats on your first shave! It only gets better. Take the time to study your face and the direction of the hair growth. Once you map that out you can plan how to approach each pass. At first the concentration you need while shaving may seem intense but slowly your confidence will take over and it becomes more natural. Enjoy the ride.

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    Welcome to the forum, there are tons of you tube vids, watch them over and over they really help. Some newbs start early some after retirement, been at this a couple of months and still watch some of the vids I first watched regularly. As has been said get to know the way your hair grows so it'll be easier to shave close with the least effort. I get real fine shave with one pass WTG and one modified XTG, but what ever works for you.

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