Prep: Warm shower / Nivea Men ~ DEEP CLEAN Shower Gel.
Cold wet flannel to my face.
Pears ~ Transparent Soap Bar / Wilko Men's Shaving Oil.
Brush: Yaqi 26mm Rainbow Brown Synthetic. (Faux Horse)
Soap: Razorock "What The Puck? !" ~ Lime Burst.
Blade: Treet ~ Black Carbon. (1)
Razor: Parker ~ 55sl Semi-Slant.
Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade lavender eucalyptus, +Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./ Duru Lemon Cologne.
Creightons ~ Sensitive PSB.
A new shave set up to start the weekend...Last week i reacquainted myself with the Treet dura sharp blade and was pleasantly surprised how good the shaves i had with them.This week i'm carry on the Treet Carbon blade another DE blade i've only used on the odd occasion since i've had them.
As a general rule with a Carbon blade i use them for two shaves then i' discard them to my blade bin...
I know i could possibly get more than two shaves from them but for what they cost it's hardly worth taking the unnecessary risk just to get a extra shave.
The Parker 55sl Semi-Slant /Treet carbon blade worked really well together. I'm amazed with myself that i haven't used the Treet carbon blades more often that's what happens when you have a vast assortment of DE blades and reach for your regular favourites you completely forget you have other blades in your DE blade collection that are equally as good or if not better...'I live and learn something new with every shave'.
A pleasurable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.
Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Creightons ~ Sensitive PSB.
My face is feeling super smooth and smelling divine.
Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.
Sat 5 SOTD Soap A&A Forbidden Fruits Brush Yaqi 24mm Sagrada Familia Bowl Turkish Copper Razor Gillette British RFB #88 Blade Gillette Wilkinson Sword 1st Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Musk
Terrific lather from just a little soap in the bowl to be mixed into the brush and whipped up from face lathering. Scent is good, lather creamy and slick.
Shave with vintage razor paired with this blade was very good. Sharp but smooth and pleasantly comfortable for a 3+1 multiple direction passes. So close was the shave. As always, last pickup pass mistake...2 weepers. Icy water rinse followed by Thayers felt fantastic then Hyaluronic and AV Musk soothed. Face feels smooth and soft. Rating 9/10
Yaqi 22mm + Tabac stick
Merkur 33c "Classic" + Matgicol Super Platinum (first mention on these forums?)
cold water rinse
L'Oreal Hydra Sensitive Balm
the blade is a Chinese one. Don't know much about it - but quite satisfied with it's first use for me. It's also double-wrapped which I always like.
Overall not a great shave for two reasons: (a) sore finger from a DIY cut and (b) the Yaqi brush fibres are just too short and make lathering very hard work. I bought it as a candidate for "travel brush" but for the tiny amount of space saved one might as well use a normal sized brush and get an easy lather.