I used the first DE/blade/soap combination I ever bought tonight, before diving into the rabbit hole....
Pre Shave: Face wash with Nesti Dante soap
Soap: 3P Almond
Brush: 22mm Vigshaving Tuxedo
Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword (3)
Razor: Merkur 30C
Post: Alum block, Billy In The Tree Argon Oil (Cedarwood, Fir Needle, Orange & Lavender)
RazoRock Syn. 22mm
P & B Spitfire
Alu. General + S/S handle
Schick Proline ( 5 )
Pitralon Original A/S Lotion
Busy day today.Goodish Shave as I used too much pressure using the Alu. General, as despite the use of a heavy handle I still felt it too light. I prefer my Heavy weights, so must persevere with this one as it feels good in the hand.
Pre shave: Warm shower and Nivea face wash
Razor: iKon 101
Blade: NOS Gillette Stainless - Czech Republic (#3)
Soap: Keihl's Lite Flight cream
Brush: Hans Baier Silvertip
Post shave: Alum block, cold water splash and Thayer’s Cucumber witch hazel
AS: Lab Series balm
Prep: Warm rinse with Nivea Sensitive Face Wash then Proraso Pre Shave cream Eucalyptus and Menthol
Soap: Proraso Red Sandalwood and Shea Butter
Brush: Executive Shaving Medium Jock synthetic
Razor: Merkur 34c
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (1)
Post: Cold rinse, Thayers Witch Hazel with Cucumber followed by Superdrug Forest Fresh aftershave then BartsBalm Amber and Moroccan Jasmine.
My first use of a Polsilver blade today. It was recommended by other members and it went well with the Merkur 34c.
I’m not however convinced about the Proraso Red soap, as the slickness just doesn’t seem to be there compared with other creams/soaps, including the Proraso Green. I’ll give it another try in a few days with the Fatboy. I’ve had a few shaves with the Fatboy now and every one has been really enjoyable! I’ll see if the Proraso Red affects it in any way.
As to tonight’s shave, 3 passes and some touch ups and I’m BBS. Splashing on the Thayers had me smiling. A big handful of The Superdrug aftershave gave a satisfying quick burn which had me smiling even more. A huge intake of breath and the scent hit home! Lovely.
Finishing off with the BartsBalm and my skin is smooth and supple. A good shave tonight though I’m not convinced about Proraso Red soap. Time will tell.
Wickham 1912 Russian Leather
Merkur 34C HD
Personna Platinum (1)
L'oreal Hydra Sensitive Birch Sap Balm
Lynx Dark Temptation Aftershave
Not the best of shaves today, possibly due to only having 24 hours growth to remove instead of my usual two days.
Although the blade was new I found I had to make the 34C work to achieve as good a finish as with a Rockwell 6C on plates 3 or 4 .This may explain why I rely on my 6C so much - it's dependable.
A fair bit of sting from the aftershave confirmed that this razor/blade combo isn't best for me.
Heno de Pravia Glycerine Soap
Vitos Preshave Cream
Erasmic Soap (Original Bowl)
Kent Infinity Synthetic Brush
ViG Shaving Closed Comb on a Bamboo Handle with a 7 O'Clock Permasharp
Dickinsons Witch Hazel
Denim Original AS
My first use of the VIG razor (Bought for the Chrome and Bamboo Handle)....and it was very similar to many of its Far Eastern Stablemates.
With a Permasharp blade it delivered a shave with mild/medium aggression and high efficiency.
A lovely smooth and comfortable shave with 3 passes and very little touch up.
Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Badger in Cherry Wood 24/53mm knot Soap/Cream:- Squadron ~ Group Captain's Blend Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6C 'R6' / Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (spoiler) #4 Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic / Lucky Tiger Face Moisturizer Fragrance:- L'Eau Bleue D'issey Pour Homme