Micky Ewing wrote:Some day I also plan to make the switch to a straight razor, but it looks like it'll be quite a challenge.
I'd just to point out for people like me who are daunted by the straight razor scene that while you are trying two screw up the courage to take the plunge, there's a much easier step that is still a significant stride towards frugality and sustainability and that is to go from aerosol cans of foam shaving cream to a mug and brush and from the plastic and metal cartridge plus handle to the safety razor.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Shave while soaking in the tub and wetting the face several times prior. Don't wash face with soap in advance. Your natural oil lubricates the blade and prolongs sharpness. Rasors pull more and dull quicker when used on a really clean, oil free face. No need for cream.
wayne stephen wrote:.....Without going totally Cro-Magnon......