Old school IS cool!
Sunday, December 18, 2011 2:05:05 AM
Using multi-blades for years just got me skin irritation, and it was getting worse. I commented this problem with a friend and he told me something like "Skin irritation? Shave like your grandfather did!" What ????
I did a little research and I found what my friend was telling me. I have found the world of wet shaving.
In a nutshell, using a double edge blade causes far less skin irritation than a multi-blade. Less metal on your skin, you know. And the amount of nicks and bruises is lower than when you use a multi-blade!
So, to make short a long story, nowadays I don't have skin irritation and I get a far, far more confortable and closer shave. These are the pros of wet shaving for me. And the cons? Well, I had to buy new "hardware": shaving brush, razor, shaving soap, razor blades. Fortunately, we can make great buys without spending much.
This is a shot of my "international" outfit: a german safety razor, an american double edge blade, a portuguese shaving brush, an italian shaving soap and a spanish after shave. And they get along very well together. And they look kind of cool this way
And if you got interested, here are some wet shaving forums:
Barbear Clássico - in portuguese
Foro Afeitado - in spanish
Simply Shaving - in english