03/10/2013

SOTD 03/10/2013


Routine

Shower
Hot Towel
Nuage Men Oil
BBR Cream
Pure Badger Brush
Merkur 23C - Wilkinson Sword [1]

Hot Rinse
Cold Rinse

Brut Aftershave Lotion

... later, E45

Technique

2x WTG, XTG and ATG (Partial)

Impression

Less than a day's growth and yesterday's shave felt a lot closer than my first (see 30/09/2013) but perhaps more coarse when it grew out.

I might call today's shave the first of my regular shaves. Almost all of my cartridge issues are now healed up; just one healing ingrower and a scar from last evening's fun with a shavette.

Tonight, I tried a Wilkinson Sword blade. Reputed to be smooth, I certainly thought so. Quiet and not at all dragging, it did the job. I quite like the blade - it's not as sharp as the PolSilver Super Iridium that I used last night, but a million miles better than the Merkur that I used for my first DE shave.

Perhaps a potential daily blade which I could work quite quickly and with confidence; it gave a lot of feedback.

Tonight, I intended to avoid an ATG pass, simply trying out new things.

I did two WTG passes and one XTG pass. Moving to my neck, I couldn't help an ATG pass which moved up to my chin and cheeks. I left my top lip.

Hoping that a second WTG pass would give that closer shave, finished off with an XTG pass ... it wasn't so. More practice, perhaps. Meanwhile, I'm quite happy with an AGT pass and at the end of this shave had no soreness, irritation or blotchiness.

Splash of Brüt, which arrived today ... lovely!

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