Shave of the day 23rd July

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap, Lavender
Lather: Mama Bear’s Brazilian Coffee
Brush: Turkish No7
Razors: Gillette Sensor with a fresh “Sensor Excel” cartridge
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, Alum block and Krampert’s Finest Bay Rum

I know… dabbling in the Dark Side again, after all this time of staying true to traditional wetshaving…

The Better Half uses the Sensor for her legs – despite my attempts to convert her to DE razors – and yesterday she ditched the old cartridge.So in the name of experimenting I decided to see if my recollection of using a cartridge razor was right – even at the risk of a horrible shave.

The result?

The Sensor is a mild razor – which is good, since I needed four passes and some touch ups to get close to the DFS I get from two passes and no touch ups with my DE razors. Honestly Gillette; if this is supposed to be “the best a man can get” then I suggest you all hand in your man-cards.

It’s half an hour since I finished my shave, and I’m already looking forward to areal shave with a DE razor…

On the upside, I got a much better result with the Sensor today than I ever got before I started traditional wetshaving – prep and technique must count for something.

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