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Old 11-01-2011, 04:52 PM   #601
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That's pretty much how things went this morning, but between my lack of experience with the blade and maybe some windburn from being outside with the wood splitter all day yesterday, my face is jacked up right now. It's tender to the touch and there's some redness. I think I'll try a shave oil or something in addition to just the Proraso. I used a bit of shave soap with it, but not enough I guess.

I saw a mix of baby oil and olive oil as a pre-shave oil.
Put a coupl to few drops of Olive Oil in the scuttle with the cream and work up a lkather as usual. Works great and no oily feeling after.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:57 PM   #602
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Put a coupl to few drops of Olive Oil in the scuttle with the cream and work up a lkather as usual. Works great and no oily feeling after.
Trying it tomorrow. Any suggestion for a lotion or something to help heal the razor burn until I get this right? I'm going to focus more on the blade angle on the next shave.

I used a CO Bigelow aftershave balm right after rinsing and the Nivea stuff pictured throughout the day.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:59 PM   #603
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The nivea aftershave is great, actually. I use the one for sensitive skin.

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:12 PM   #604
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Start using Witch hazel every day, I find it to be great for razor burn and nicks.

I also second the olive oil in the shave scuttle, I use 4-6 drops, sometimes I put the oil in my hand and massage into my beard, then lather in the bowl, apply and shave as usual.

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #605
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The nivea aftershave is great, actually. I use the one for sensitive skin.
Same, I've been using that stuff forever. Through rough shaves with disposables in the military to electrics and now with straights. It does a great job cooling my skin down after and I notice a big difference in how my skin feels between using it and not using it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:18 PM   #606
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I find the first shave with a new blade is sorta rough, then the next ones are much smoother.

It's like the first shave knocks the burrs off the blade, so the second shave starts with a broken in blade maybe??

Any one else notice that here?
I actually get my best shaves from a brand new razor.

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I have a shaving soap I'd like to try, but the consistency is really firm. How do you get it into the brush to build lather?
Check out some of matics videos on youtube. Sorry but I can't get on there at work to get you a link.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:42 PM   #607
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Start using Witch hazel every day, I find it to be great for razor burn and nicks.
I do after every shave.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:49 PM   #608
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This is what I use http://www.vitacost.com/Lucky-Tiger-After-Shave-and-Face-Tonic

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #609
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How do you like it? I was looking at this in a catalog the other day, does it smell nice? soothing or more of a burn when applied after shaving?
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:16 PM   #610
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I was using the Nivea Sensitive Skin then found I liked the subtle burn of the revitalizing better... but I went to Wallyworld last night to get some more and didn't see it but they had newer stuff, Artic Blast? and I didn't want to try it.

If I rough my neck up- only place I get razor burn I use some of the nice nivea lotion right ater the balm and then later in the morning if its still burning- all depends on which chef coat I'm wearing and how much I'm sweating...

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