I've figured it out now; Thanks everyone!

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I've figured it out now; Thanks everyone!

Post by LtMac » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:14 pm

After reading answers from everyone to my thread titled "What could I be doing wrong" a few days ago, I studied my technique and razor angle for a few days and bought some Proraso cream to replace the hard soaps I've been using. It truly made a difference. Today I had a nice comfortable shave with only 1 minor nick, and that was from rushing at the end because my wife was waiting on me to go somewhere. The cream made a big difference. Thanks everyone!

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Post by Str8G8r » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:25 pm

Isn't it great when it all comes together? It just gets better from here on out as well. :wink:

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Post by Chaps » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:36 pm

Glad everything worked out, Don :D


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Post by Leisureguy » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:51 pm

Excellent. And your technique will continue to improve...

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Post by bernards66 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:11 pm

Don, Congrats. From having read the posts of MANY newcomers to DEs on the forums for several years now, I would say that the average learning curve takes around a month, before it really starts to 'click'. This is only an average, mind you...some are fortunate, and it comes together quickly, for some it can take up to several months ( hello, Sam ). But 'click' it does, if the member tries to take suggestions, experiments, and keeps at it. Glad to hear that it's improving. The blade angle is crucial for good DE shaving.

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Post by Trumperman » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:32 pm

Hello Don,

Remember: "A good lather is half the shave"

Keep up the good work.

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Post by Rob » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:51 am

Congrats, Don! Doesn't it feel great to finally achieve that great shave? I'm glad you made it. Now the acquisition disorders will start to rage like a bonfire doused with gas. ;) (And we'll be sure to pour lots and lots of gas on your AD.)

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Post by Kalypso » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:55 pm

Way to go! Your next assignment is to keep doing exactly what you are doing now for the next 6 months. After that, you are free to experiment with one thing at a time........
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Post by Blue As A Jewel » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:37 pm

....ahhh yes the "waiting wife" - the greatest challenge to a flawless shave! :wink:

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