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by Karstedt
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Shaving with Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 24
Views: 9950

I'll play with the constancy some more then and try it many different ways. It's only me second soap, and it clearly goes through a lot more phases when lathering than the VDH puck I started with did. So there is a lot room for adjusting the mixture. I have a decent, I think, badger brush on the way...
by Karstedt
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Shaving with Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 24
Views: 9950

Shaving with Mitchell's Wool Fat

I've been using MWF for my last 3 shaves and I was wondering if others experience, what I'm going to call, squeaky skin. It makes my skin feel taught while shaving, and if I hold the razor too shallow allowing part of the surface of the bar ride along my face, it kind of sticks to the skin and bounc...
by Karstedt
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: SUMMER TIME SHAVING...
Replies: 15
Views: 4700

I hear you guys on the sweating. I have to cool down a little after my shower regardless of weather just so I don't start rinsing the lather off while shaving with sweat from my forehead.
by Karstedt
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Finding the promised land...
Replies: 20
Views: 6802

Kar the lather you're getting now is probably the best that soap is capable of producing. That's kind of what I'm thinking. I can do a lot with it, taking it from one stage to the next. It actually doesn't change very much once it gets going until the point that it breaks and turns to mush. It gets...
by Karstedt
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Finding the promised land...
Replies: 20
Views: 6802

I gave the boar brush a squeeze before loading (a lot) as Drubbing suggested, and it does make a better lather. I think the drier brush must pick up more soap from the VDH puck, and I really didn't add any water after that so I think my lather has pretty much been water heavy from the very start. Ev...
by Karstedt
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: how long should a shave last?
Replies: 26
Views: 12208

Even with a barber shop shave, the only BBS shave I have ever gotten (at the cost of some neck irritation), I think I got about 7 hours tops. I got it around noon and had stubble that night. I'd be happy if I could even get a BBS on my own at all.
by Karstedt
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Finding the promised land...
Replies: 20
Views: 6802

Finding the promised land...

I wish my dad had been old fashioned shaver. After about 12 years of shave hating, I've finally come to the old school methods. I'm only in my 3rd week and I've already said goodbye to the awful neck irritation, bumps, and ingrowns I've suffered from all my life (even with electric shavers). I suspe...