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First DE shave

Postby PJFourie » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:29 pm

Good evening guys. I hope you all had a great day.

Firstly: Bokke!!! Very well done and congratulations to our men in the green and gold.

Secondly: I had my first DE shave tonight. I finally ordered some gear from Jaco last week. What a pleasant experience! I want to say thank you to Jaco for his advice and assistance. I ordered a DE1, 250g boendoe shaving soap, boendoe boar brush, boendoe shampoo bar & soap bar and a shaving soap container. Jaco gave me 10 blades for free, thank you very much! Everything is great quality! I did 3 passes VERY slowly and still managed to cut myself . Was bleeding like pig . I must honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised. The three passes with the DE delivered a closer shave than two passes with the Dorco 6 blade, even my wife thinks so. I put some prep with a few drops of water on afterwards and my skin feels great, not burning and red like before.
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Re: First DE shave

Postby ShaverBBS » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:20 pm

PJFourie wrote:Good evening guys. I hope you all had a great day.

Firstly: Bokke!!! Very well done and congratulations to our men in the green and gold.

Secondly: I had my first DE shave tonight. I finally ordered some gear from Jaco last week. What a pleasant experience! I want to say thank you to Jaco for his advice and assistance. I ordered a DE1, 250g boendoe shaving soap, boendoe boar brush, boendoe shampoo bar & soap bar and a shaving soap container. Jaco gave me 10 blades for free, thank you very much! Everything is great quality! I did 3 passes VERY slowly and still managed to cut myself . Was bleeding like pig . I must honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised. The three passes with the DE delivered a closer shave than two passes with the Dorco 6 blade, even my wife thinks so. I put some prep with a few drops of water on afterwards and my skin feels great, not burning and red like before.
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Well done on your first "proper" shave! You will get better and the chore will become a task that you enjoy and look forward to.
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Re: First DE shave

Postby PJFourie » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:13 pm

Thanks man. I’m really enjoying it. Tonight went much better, no blood . I think I can now confirm that the DE gives me a closer and more comfortable shave than the Dorco 6 blade. Much less skin irritation, but I think it’s also because of the soap.


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Re: First DE shave

Postby matthewoli98 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:36 am

Nice!

The secret to not cutting yourself with a de is maintaining the blade angle and remember to use absolutely no pressure!

Welcome to the world of wet shaving.

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Re: First DE shave

Postby matthewoli98 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:38 am

PJFourie wrote:Thanks man. I’m really enjoying it. Tonight went much better, no blood . I think I can now confirm that the DE gives me a closer and more comfortable shave than the Dorco 6 blade. Much less skin irritation, but I think it’s also because of the soap.


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Soaps have much better slickness than shave foams, theyre better for your skin too, you can use left over soap residue as a face wash.

Soaps also last way longer, ive been wetshaving for a year and i haven't come close to using a full puck of soap.

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Re: First DE shave

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:08 am

Great shave! As technique improves it will get better.

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Re: First DE shave

Postby dini » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:14 pm

ANother one bites the dust :mrgreen:

Great shave , and as the others have said , you will only get better over time .
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Re: First DE shave

Postby JAYDEE » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:16 pm

PJFourie wrote:Good evening guys. I hope you all had a great day.

Firstly: Bokke!!! Very well done and congratulations to our men in the green and gold.

Secondly: I had my first DE shave tonight. I finally ordered some gear from Jaco last week. What a pleasant experience! I want to say thank you to Jaco for his advice and assistance. I ordered a DE1, 250g boendoe shaving soap, boendoe boar brush, boendoe shampoo bar & soap bar and a shaving soap container. Jaco gave me 10 blades for free, thank you very much! Everything is great quality! I did 3 passes VERY slowly and still managed to cut myself . Was bleeding like pig . I must honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised. The three passes with the DE delivered a closer shave than two passes with the Dorco 6 blade, even my wife thinks so. I put some prep with a few drops of water on afterwards and my skin feels great, not burning and red like before.
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Lekker skeer my bru - you’re going to love it more and more every time! ;)


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Re: First DE shave

Postby Jock McSwart » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:00 am

Well done!

In modern times like now, you can learn almost anything by watching Youtube videos. I learned to shave with a straight razor and a DE, just by watching and following discussions on shaving forums.
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Re: First DE shave

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:21 am

Jock McSwart wrote:Well done!

In modern times like now, you can learn almost anything by watching Youtube videos. I learned to shave with a straight razor and a DE, just by watching and following discussions on shaving forums.
As with any new skill, there is a learning curve. Stick with it and it will become most rewarding.

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