I am on the third day of using my double edge razor that I got for Christmas which you can read about in “What they don’t tell you about a double edge razor.” Today I am happy to say I shaved scratch free. Following the advice from a comment on my previous post I am one step closer to mastering the ritual of a wet shave.
I first brought a bit of water to a boil in a teapot then poured it into my sink where I then placed my soap bowl into. I don’t know if there is any scientific evidence for doing this but I liked the idea of the whole thing warming up before I used it.
Next I brought a wash cloth out of the towel in the hottest water I could stand on my face.
I lathered up soap making sure to remove excess water from the brush. Once I had soft peaks I lathered up and shaved gracefully in short strokes with the grain making sure no to apply any excess pressure.
I repeated this process for a total of three shaves, once with the grain, and twice across in opposite directions.
After the final shave I placed a cold towel on my face to close the pours then applied witch hazel to my face with a cotton ball
Shaving has never been so fun! While it still wasn’t the closest shave, I proved that I could get a shave from a double edge razor as good as one with an average Mach 3.
I am more determined than ever to master shaving and look forward to tomorrow’s ritual. Now I’ll begin experimenting with different blades, and soaps.