Hi all,

My name is Eric.
I have been DE shaving for about a month or two now.

I have shaved in the past with the cartridge stuff and switched back and forth with electric because it was expensive and I had some razor burn.

I kinda stumbled into DE because I was looking at the cheaper Dorco shaving stuff. And saw that they had a safety razor. I really liked the idea that I am only running one blade across my face instead of 5, multiple times.

So I did some digging and wow, is it a deep rabbit hole! Lots of info out here in the web, full of videos, guides, and opinions.

Armed with a little bit more knowledge, I jumped into DE shaving with a Merkur 34C, TOBS Mr. Taylor's shaving cream, a simple Omega boar brush, and a sample blade pack. I used aftershave balm (Dove) from before for the time being. The experience was night and day. I mean, it's not as close cause I was scared of cutting myself, but it was a more enjoyable experience. And I had no razor burn!

Looking forward to learning more, and perhaps trying a straight edge some day!

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Surrey, UK
Welcome to DFS, Eric.

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(This post was last modified: 04-24-2016, 08:16 PM by celestino.)
Welcome, Eric. Smile
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Philadelphia, PA
thanks for checking us out!
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Los Angeles
Eric, welcome!
Welcome Eric!

You'll find a wealth of knowledge here, don't be afraid to ask for help or opinions, this lot on this forum are a friendly bunch.

As a fellow Canadian, don't forget to check out the many excellent Canadian based vendors and manufacturers of wet shaving supplies.  We'll help you spend your money here too!
(03-19-2016, 05:19 PM)Marko Wrote:
(03-19-2016, 02:16 AM)beisler Wrote: Hi all--I just shaved with this new boar brush,and having never owned a boar, I have a question. I loaded my brush with my shave stick as always,
but the brush did not hold as much lather as I am used to. Is this a matter of the brush having to break in,and if so,how long does boar take?--Thanks for your help.

I love my Boars - its very important that you soak them adequately before loading/shaving.  Stick it in a mug of warm (not too hot) water while you shower or otherwise prepare - 10-15 minutes should be fine.  That was an epiphany for me and it dramatically improves the performance.  And yes, breaking in is important

Austin, TX
Welcome to DFS!

Toronto, Ont. Canada
(This post was last modified: 04-25-2016, 11:34 PM by Mickey Oberman.)
Welcome Eric from another Torontonian, eh.


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Hi Eric, welcome to DFS, its great that you've switched to traditional wet shaving with a DE razor, I mean really, haven't you suffered enough with the Maple Leafs? At least now you can have a decent shaveSmile (sorry, I couldn't help myself)

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