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    I've tried hot towels and preshave oil. This is why I got into straight razor shaving. Can someone help and tell me what I might be doing wrong. I still get razor burn on upper lip and chin.

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    I would guess too much pressure and/or too many passes?
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    Or edge that ain't right. Tc

    Now for a few more reasons, your experience level, taking on too much till you know what are the angles, as mentioned too much pressure and too many passes. Maybe you need to get se cold water, stop using the shave oil, it could be these or many more. Your new so if you started with a truly shave ready edge, not one who claims to be from the Ebay site, maybe your stropping degraded your edge and your scraping your face. Slow down and maybe try some different areas of your face at a time to get the feel then move to the harder areas. Look up a mentor and get done one on one us a good way to figure this out without having to put a n 4-5 months trying to get good shaves. Good luck. Tc
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    Did you send your razor out for a Pro Honing? Last I read you were going to.

    IF you did, then I would think that you are either using too high of an angle/thus scrapping the beard off And Or too much pressure. You should only be using enough pressure to keep the blade in contact with the skin.

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    Those are my sensitive areas too. The razor has to be SHARP, and I never go against the grain there.

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    No I have not. My beard bothered me so I decided to try a Art of Shaving shave ready razor to the test. Bad deal on my part is what I'm thinking. Not really ready.
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    Yea, you get razor burn shaving with a straight razor for the same reasons you gat razor burn with DEs and cartridge razors. The major one is too much pressure on the blade, wrong angle on the blade, dull blade and if your lather is not right that does not help either.

    I have a mustache so can't say about the upper lip. I also don't do the hot towels and pre shave oil thing. With the chin you have to keep the angle right while following all the contours there. Some of the stoutest whiskers on your face are there so if your blade is not up to snuff you may find you are leaning on it more to compensate. Hope that gives you something to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernieflores View Post
    No I have not. My beard bothered me so I decided to try a Art of Shaving shave ready razor to the test. Bad deal on my part is what I'm thinking. Not really ready.
    It just might need to be honed to shave ready. I believe AOS shave ready razors are TI razors that come with a factory edge. Factory edges may not be shave ready. I bought a brand spanking new TI razor and honed it myself because I did not like what I saw of the edge with my loupe. Once the TI was honed she shaved very well.

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    Thank you for your help. Still burning though. Ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernieflores View Post
    No I have not. My beard bothered me so I decided to try a Art of Shaving shave ready razor to the test. Bad deal on my part is what I'm thinking. Not really ready.

    Live and Learn! Get it Pro Honed, it will get you started down the road without having to guess if the razor is sharp
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Yea, you get razor burn shaving with a straight razor for the same reasons you gat razor burn with DEs and cartridge razors. The major one is too much pressure on the blade, wrong angle on the blade, dull blade and if your lather is not right that does not help either.

    I have a mustache so can't say about the upper lip. I also don't do the hot towels and pre shave oil thing. With the chin you have to keep the angle right while following all the contours there. Some of the stoutest whiskers on your face are there so if your blade is not up to snuff you may find you are leaning on it more to compensate. Hope that gives you something to work with.

    Bob
    Bob, I was just watching a video today by a pro barber (he does use the shavettes) and he stated that the average number of whiskers per square inch on the face was 100. However the moustach and chin area the average was 400. Which makes sense.
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