All good - a week's growth coming off - not that good actually - in the last week I have learned - that my boiler - is beyond repair - I have been accidentally flooding my downstairs neighbour's flat - nothing drastic - slow drip - enough to damage their plaster - insurance claim. Also I lost my job - entirely Covid related - happy days - let's go from £500 a week - to Universal Credit - a system - most would agree is not fit for purpose. - I.
THE MOST IMPORTANT KIND OF FREEDOM IS TO BE WHAT YOU REALLY ARE
Sanguine Coolcut 9 Shavette
The Body Shop Maca root & aloe softening shaving cream
Yaqi Shaving Brush Synthetic Hair Barba Italiana Tiziano Beard Oil
PreShave: Warm to hot water—most from the boiled kettle, some from the tap
Cream: TOBS Platinum
Brush: Kent BK8
Bowl: My recycled T&H cream bowl
Blade Astra Platinum (7)
Post Shave: Alum
Fragrance: none—work day
Brush - Zenith B07 (bleached boar)
Soap - Lea Menthol Cream
Razor - Old Type
Blade - Gillette Nacet (2)
Post - Witch Hazel
Splash - Barbon
A rare outing for my bleached Zenith Boar which I usually would struggle to get to hold a lather, but for today's shave I adjusted my technique to use the brush and used a little more shaving cream and had enough lather for 2.5 passes. One thing for sure, I definitely prefer the feel of a stiffer scrubbier brush but it's nice to have a little variety.
The Nacet and Old Type paired well, smooth and efficient, but I find the OT to be quite sensitive in finding the sweet spot for angle.
Anyway chaps, have a good Friday and start to the weekend.