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DE Blade advice for a newbie..

Discussion in 'Shaving Help' started by BJS, Thursday November 23, 2017.

  1. BJS

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    I opened another pack of Voshkods and sure enough, a much better result!
    Who would of thunked it, thanks guys..
     
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  2. As a side note was it one blade out of the pack, or all of them?

    I've never had a duff pack but the odd one has slipped through.

    Glad you've managed to shave!!

    Regards

    Mark
     
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  3. BJS

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    To be honest Mark, I thought that if one from the pack was duff, that remaining might also be duff, but I did put them to one side and will now go back and try the others left in the pack and see if they were ok, or not..
    Brian.
     
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  4. Hi Brian

    I understand that logic, I have dumped one in the past but haven't been unlucky with a whole pack.

    A quick check may be worthwhile.

    Blademonkey has set me some homework off to count my blades.....
     
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  5. BJS

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    Does your face skin toughen up the more you wet shave?
    I had pretty much given up shaving prior to taking on this de shaving challenge. All I used to do was run a beard trimmer over my face once a week or so.
    When I first started this de shaving, my face was coveted by cut, nicks etc and my neck felt so raw, I couldn't bare to shave again for at lease three days!
    Yes, my technique has improved dramatically after taking onboard all your advice, but could some of it due to my face skin toughening up as well?
    Brian.
     
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  6. Benz3ne

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    I would say yes, to some degree. At the end of the day, you're running a surgically-sharp razor across your face repeatedly. Any untoward pressure would cause the micro-abraisions you've described (cuts/nicks/weepers) so it's natural that your body tries to counter that - think callouses with hands/feet. It won't be to the same degree as callouses, obviously, but I think there's some weight in the suggestion that skin 'toughens up', so to speak.

    I found the same, when starting I struggled to get good shaves without irritation but turned a corner. Similarly, if I go without for longer than a few days, I can almost guarantee that I'll feel the shave more, usually as a tingle proceeding the shave!
     
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  7. In the immortal words of @riverrun , "NO PRESSURE!"
     
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