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Shaving Is Not Smooth

Postby brothers » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:58 pm

sbacher wrote: I have been wet shaving since the day after Christmas and have been getting the best shaves of my life. However, the last few days I have been having a problem. I have been following my same routine of showering, creating lather, rewetting, shave WTG, rewet and lather, shave XTG, rewet and lather, shave ATG, rinse, apply Witch Hazel and ASB. The problem is, when I shave the razor seems to pull rather than glide and the lather and my face seem dry.

I did start using some KMF Patchouli as well as some KMF Lavender a few days ago (had been using Proraso). The first shave with the KMF was as smooth and easy as my previous shaves but the last three have been rough and dry. I tried adding a few drops of Glycerin to the cream yesterday and have been getting the same consistency with my lather as always. I also tried putting a new blade in my razor, but it was no help. I am currently using a Merkur Futur with Feather blades.

Any suggestions?

My suggestion would be that maybe the rewetting between passes might be diluting the shaving cream to the point that it loses its ability to provide cushion and glide (slickness) to the extent your razor needs these properties so it can move across the face. Could be that Proraso withstands the excessive water better than the KMF. Just my guess.
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Re: Shaving Is Not Smooth

Postby bernards66 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:44 pm

Clearly the lather is not adequate, it seems to be drying out or disappearing on your face. Try using significently more product. If that doesn't do it, maybe go back to Proraso? Personally I've never been a big fan of the KMF shave products.
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Re: Shaving Is Not Smooth

Postby Squire » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:54 am

sbacher, any updates on your progress with the lather?
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Re: Shaving Is Not Smooth

Postby numerouno » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:21 pm

From your descriptions, it seems as if ur lather is way too thick ! add some water to it. u need a hydrated lather and not a super thick one [-X
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