Ollie's shaving manual for beginners

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Afternoon all,

I know this is a very all thread but it’s been very useful for me in my first DE shave. I keep feeling my own face the shave was soo good. I definitely need practice, as I’m not very good with keeping the angle right of the razor and get my own routine sorted.

I’m absolutely going to try and promote the proper wet shave experience as I found the whole thing very therapeutic and relaxing. Having half an hour of peace and nothing else to concentrate on.

YB
 
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Afternoon all,

I know this is a very all thread but it’s been very useful for me in my first DE shave. I keep feeling my own face the shave was soo good. I definitely need practice, as I’m not very good with keeping the angle right of the razor and get my own routine sorted.

I’m absolutely going to try and promote the proper wet shave experience as I found the whole thing very therapeutic and relaxing. Having half an hour of peace and nothing else to concentrate on.

YB
welcome to the forum...agreed therapeutic and relaxing...you are on a great journey
 
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A noisy environment can be a big problem for me. I can't hear the scritch of the blade and so I miss out on important feedback.

If I'm feeling for the perfect angle, I'll start with a really shallow angle (razor handle up towards perpendicular) and then slowly increase the angle until I can hear the blade cutting. Even leaving the tap running will drown that out.

Someone started hoovering outside the bathroom the other day and I had to stop shaving until they were done. Not being sure of the blade angle is a lucky dip for nicks & cuts.

It might be different for a more experienced DE shaver (I'm about a dozen shaves in to my DE career).
 
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A noisy environment can be a big problem for me. I can't hear the scritch of the blade and so I miss out on important feedback...

It might be different for a more experienced DE shaver (I'm about a dozen shaves in to my DE career).
"Feedback" is not important as that relates to particular razor harmonics and little (if anything) to do with actual results. Hang in there.
 
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Don't know about anyone else, but in the beginning, almost 3 years ago, wow seems like forever now, the sound of feedback was really important to me in help find the optimum angle to hold the razor to perform at its most efficient. Its like the particular 'song' of each particular razor. and I'm sure you'll agree they're all different, with various different sounds particular to each. So extraneous sound was a hinderance to my initial learning sometimes
 
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