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    Yup... Birthday presents... The daughters took the hints! So I was able to start using a Parker Stainless Steel Shavette on Saturday and today for the first time and then again today..

    Watched Geofatboy on YouTube ~

    Then took the plunge. I have a moustache and goatee and that means that I don't shave the whole face but...
    it seems to take more skill shaving around it than with a DE razor. Nicked myself trying to get the 'definition' correct on my right-hand jaw and the SasaBB experience was not as good as with my DE. But not too bad.

    The other thing I picked up was a new shaving bowl. It isn't designed for shaving but when I saw it I picked it up and bought it because of the base. It is made of crimson glass and is more funnel shaped than soup bowl shaped. I found that it was perfect for the lather quantity I need.

    I decided to go for ProRaso products at first and now have several of the Green Packaging ones. Very impressed.

    My Edwin Jagger Badger Hair brush I bought 18 months ago has a crack that developed in the handle so am looking for another brush. Thought I would get either a synthetic or horse hair one to compare. The badger brush is good and far better to my liking that the boar bristle I have had for ten years.

    See how it goes. Maybe in a month or so I'll get a proper straight razor.
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    It's an enjoyable journey, lots of exciting products.
    I ordered some Taylor of Old Bond Street, rose cream last night, can't wait till it gets here.

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    Awesome when the family picks up hints! Welcome aboard!


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    I started off almost identical to you, got the shavette, watched the youtube video, and dove in. It is quite the interesting journey and if you experienced any discomfort with the shavette in your first 2 shaves, it does get more comfortable. I actually just moved up to a traditional straight and it is something you need to get used to I suppose. It is definitely another step in the right direction though! Good luck

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    Thanks for that Hollywood67. I am not enjoying my shaving at the moment after three attempts. I have an area on my chin which is now red and swollen so will have to take it easy. See what happens.

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    awesome.. gotta love when the family takes the bait lol...
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