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 got the Merkur Classic Safety Razor for Christmas. I’d read about wet shaving on blogs like The Simple Dollar, Zen Habits, and Life Hacker. First of all I stayed away from a straight edge razor after a barber advised me not to when I mentioned I couldn’t find them anywhere, something along the lines of it not being worth the risk and sanitation issues. With nostalgic eagerness I lathered up for my first shave. While I think that hemorrhage might be too strong of a word, I do wonder if certain areas of skin near my chin will ever grow back, not to mention the laceration behind my left ear.