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PerfectlyInsane
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Hello to all,
I'm new to the DE wet shaving thing. I've always shaved with Schick cartridge razors(Tracer, Quattro, etc) and the canned shaving cream. My gf recently bought me a shaving kit from Trader Joe's that just had a brush and shaving cream. I tried it and although it didn't make a good lather the cream seemed better than the canned stuff. That got me started looking into wet shaving. I recently picked up a Merkur HD 34c, Perfecto Badger Brush, Taylor of old Bond street cream, and a sampler pack of razors. I've only shaved with the new stuff a couple of times and had a few issues but I think it will just take time to get my technique down. Thank you for having me hopefully I can learn some stuff from the forum.
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Welcome to the forum PI!

There's lots of information already here and you have access to it all. Be sure to check out the University section.
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Welcome, PerfectlyInsane!

It sounds like you're off to a good start. As Brian said, check back through the threads in the ShaveMyFace University and note the Useful Video thread at the top of the SMF University page. Also, feel free to ask specific questions.

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PerfectlyInsane
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Thanks guys, I'm enjoying this new adventure so far.
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Yes sir, welcome to SMF. Looking forward to reading about your ongoing experiences.
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Welcome aboard PI, we're a congenial bunch who appreciate some of the simple things in life.
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Squire wrote:Welcome aboard PI, we're a congenial bunch who appreciate some of the simple things in life.
+1

Some of us are more congenial then others ....... :wink:

Welcome to SMF. Post often!
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Welcome to the club. Like others have said, sounds like you have a good start. You won't find a better group of gentleman (and at times, ladies) than right here.
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Wellcome Sir!!!

Not been on for a while, missed you post. I've enjoyed my journey into DE shaving, i am sure you will too.

All the best,

John .
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Hello PI!
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For me, the hardest part of switching from multi-blades to DE was un-learning all the bad habits regarding pressure and angle -- the Merkur 34C is a wonderful razor that will simply take a while to become comfortable with.

Try using the Merkur to do the easiest parts of your beard (for me, the cheeks) then finish up with your multi-blade for the rest. Add a little more territory each shave for the DE razor and, before you know it, your Merkur will feel like second nature.
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i'm also newbie and think this will be good adventure
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Welcome to SMF, foxmiluroa!

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Hey fox, welcome aboard, join the conversation.
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I am also new. Hello everyone :)
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Welcome to SMF, Drakhtul! Glad to have you join our little community.

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Welcome to the forum Drak' ! You should, but there's no rule saying that you should, introduce yourself in a thread all your own. You'll get a better response.
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welcome Drakhtu. look forward to seeing you around in the forums

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Welcome to SMF!
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