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    Default Straight razor shaving + Tend skin

    Okay here's my story:
    i used to shave happily with my gillette mach 3 razor but, about 3 years ago 2 days after shaving ingrow hairs and razor bumps start to appear
    so i bought the powder of softsheen carson Magic Shave but it just burned my skin, after some research i heard that straight razor help with both
    ingrows and razor bumps, now my dovo synthetic has arrived and im just waiting a bottle of Tend Skin (Tend Skin Products | Tend Skin Lotion | Ingrown Hairs & Razor Bumps) to complement the test
    against razor bumps and ingrows.
    ¿is it (Tend Skin) going to have a secondary reaction?
    pd. i am a newcomer i've been lurking around SRP but this is my first thread be nice
    thanks in advance

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    This product is not meant to be used with a straight razor. I advise getting a good QUALITY shaving soap/cream to shave with. There are many to choose from and they are not expensive when you look at just one. I would recomend Taylor of Old Bond Street's-Jermyn Street Shave soap or cream. It's for sensitive skin. Smells great and has fantastic lather.

    Paul
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    +1 to what shooter said you will need to get a shave soap or cream to really get the best from the straight razor.

    Did you get a dovo shavette? If not you will need a strop also.

    Now tend skin really does help control razor bumps and ingrow hairs it is a good product. I recommend getting the roll on applicator it really helps make the product last.

    Welcome to SRP and best of luck. Straight shaving really help clear up my ingrow hair problems.

    Joe

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    i'm sorry i didn't list all that i buy to shave with the dovo but heres what i bought

    *dovo straight razor half hollow 5'/8'
    *Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set (Soap, Bowl, Brush)
    *strop
    **im also going to buy a Norton 24336 Japanese-Style Combination Waterstone 4000/8000 Grit

    but i am going to wait till my next payment
    also thanks for the advice

    Salv
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    IMO, Tend skin is not such a good idea. I speak from experience. I am not saying it is bad. Skincado Combat Ready Balm is fairly good. I have also used plain old Jojoba Oil to help with skin issues. Like everyone else said a good cream or soap goes a long way.

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    Something that will help your skin greatly is a good toner for after your shave. Since I started using Thayer's witch hazel, my skin has never been better.
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    Also if you did not purchase your razor as shave ready make sure to send it out to be honed first to give your self the best chance of success.

    I have not owned a dovo but have heard that the factory edge will shave but will not be comfortable and really wont help with the skin issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castel33 View Post
    Also if you did not purchase your razor as shave ready make sure to send it out to be honed first to give your self the best chance of success.

    I have not owned a dovo but have heard that the factory edge will shave but will not be comfortable and really wont help with the skin issues.
    so true.

    If you cant find anyone near you, let me know and I'll hone it up for you

    Paul

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    thanks to everyone, im going to check out all the products here mentioned
    also i dont know if the razor is shave ready, i purchased it on amazon but if it isnt sharp enough i will let you know Paul.

    Salv
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salv3 View Post
    ... i purchased it on amazon...
    It's sharp, but not sharp enough for a comfortable shave my most standards. Check in the classifieds here... many members offer honing services...
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