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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigmaster View Post
    Were you using a new blade, or one that just came in the razor? it sounds like your blade wasn't sharp. Try a brand new one next time. If you are still having trouble, try a different brand of blade.

    Oh, and using shaving soap, as opposed to that junk in the can will give you a marked improvement.
    Most goo in a can can be improved with a brush. Take 1/4 of what you might use
    on the palm of you hand and then work with a wet brush (shake most water off the brush)
    then face lather. Take the soapy hand and rub your face, rinse the hand and
    then work the lather rich brush on your face a little or a lot depending on your
    mood. Too many folk get bad clues from commercials that just slather lather
    then shave. Since a commercial is short it cuts out the full one to three min
    soak and even lather, rinse, relather cleaning process that some of us need.
    By cleaning the whiskers and skin the whiskers soften for the razor and
    the skin gets clear of gummy oils and stuff. Too long and the skin gets
    soft, not long enough and the whiskers do not soften to the blade.

    If the 1/4 bit of lather dries too quickly or just does not look cool enough
    there is nothing keeping you from adding more...

    As a kid my Mom had this "squeaky clean" thing when hair is clean
    you can get it to squeak. That squeak thing is a clue that hair changes
    and cleans when shampooed. Remember that oil on a blade kills the
    HHT as does oil on hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigmaster View Post
    Were you using a new blade, or one that just came in the razor? it sounds like your blade wasn't sharp. Try a brand new one next time. If you are still having trouble, try a different brand of blade.

    Oh, and using shaving soap, as opposed to that junk in the can will give you a marked improvement.
    New blade.

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    Nice job, keep it up and you will improve your technique in no time at all, remember with blades that some are going to be better for you than others and whilst you are starting and your technique is improving then even the same blade one day will be sweet, the next horrible so keep and open mind and practice makes perfect.
    Sam

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