Please Help. Newbie to the forum and going desperate for some help

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:ROFLMAO: :p

I agree, I just lather a dry face and shave, no prep of any kind. It's not some ancient ritual with sacrificed virgins and spiritual journeys. I do occasionally use aftershave. I've never even owned alum or a styptic pencil.
You sir are a little human being


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There have been wars fought & won in less time than he is taking. I refer him to Youtube to watch videos as even with a Tech he is either taking too many passes or using too much pressure and obviously way too much time with little things that are as meaningless as they are useless. Skip the pre-shave treatment and towels as well.
 
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There have been wars fought & won in less time than he is taking. I refer him to Youtube to watch videos as even with a Tech he is either taking too many passes or using too much pressure and obviously way too much time with little things that are as meaningless as they are useless. Skip the pre-shave treatment and towels as well.
That's it man, less is more.

Bet yer grandpappy didn't waste half the day in front of the mirror. ;)
 
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I agree with a lot of the other comments - a lot of prep is papering over the cracks of basic technique faults.
Anyone should be able to get a great shave just lathering up after a nice relaxing shower. There's no need for pre-shave this & pre-shave that.
I often lather after a quick rinse with warm water. 5 minutes or so from start to finish & the 3-pass shave is done.
Just concentrate on getting the right angle with the razor, and using as little pressure as possible.
Imagine you're just trying to remove the lather off your face with the blade.
Avoid doing an against the grain pass until there's no irritation after going WTG & XTG.
 
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One more thing do not over tighten your skin or push it with tongue. That way you are pushing hair out of the skin and shave it more deeply that when it returns to normal position goes under the skin.

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That lather looks pretty good to me, it has a few air bubbles but the gloss suggests that it's well-hydrated and it looks to be a good thickness. Certainly I don't think the lather's the problem and I would shave with that.

Agree on the excessive routine, I shave after a shower and I just splash my face and head to make sure they're wet and then face-lather and shave. Post-shave consists of rinsing. Once I'm out of the shower shaving my face and head takes about ten minutes.

How long does the actual shaving part take once the lather's on? If you're taking too long over it the lather could be suffering but I'm thinking it's most likely down to technique.
 
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