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Hi gentlemen:

A gentleman with the nick "Waveflow" joined our local forum "foroafeitado" and advised me to join this community when I asked him what English speaking forum I could join in order to enhance my knowledge in wet shaving, and as you see I have taken his advice. I've already seen that there are some other familiar names from the Spanish forums like Teiste or Lu20vt just to mention two. People I have already learnt a lot from already and whose advice has been really useful so far.

I'm relatively new to traditional wet shaving. I would stress "traditional" because I wet shaved all my life as I can't tolerate electrics, but as many, I used cartridge razors and canned creams, which resulted in uncomfortable shaves, irritation, and a feeling of being abused each time I needed to buy expensive cartridge replacements that lasted for three or four shaves (when lucky). They wouldn't withstand the stress of dealing with a face full of whiskers so hard that if I rubbed myself hard enough, I could file down a tree with them. One day I read something about DE razors and became interested. Following day I was buying a cheap badger brush and a stick of La Toja, but kept my Gillette Fusion. The results were interesting. Less than a couple of weeks later my Edwin Jagger DEL89L was being delivered at home, together with some other goodies and assorted blades.

Since then, it just got better. The EJ is still my only razor but I have added a couple of creams to my arsenal, both made in Spain, those being the Lea Classic and Barbería Alvarez Gómez creams. There are plans for some more in the close future, and will be ordering a Merkur Slant sometime soon, also. I've been told it will probably help with my hard whiskers and sensitive skin.

And that's all for the moment. I'd like to be as helpful and possible here, and learn from you guys in the meantime Wink.
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Member
Los Angeles
Welcome!
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Chazz Reinhold HOF
Welcome to DFS, enjoy!
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Welcome to DFS @"Schrittmacher"! You are sort of like an exchange student for the shaving forums Smile. We're glad to have you here! Waveflow is a highly respected fellow, so I'm glad you two met!

By the way, I really enjoy a number of Spanish products, Myrsol and Jabonman being among my favorites.
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San Diego, Cal., USA
Welcome to DFS. It is a pleasure to have you here. Smile
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Vancouver, BC
Bienvenido, companero! Smile

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Welcome to DFS @"Schrittmacher" I hope you enjoy your time here.
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(02-18-2016, 08:26 PM)NeoXerxes Wrote: Welcome to DFS @"Schrittmacher"! You are sort of like an exchange student for the shaving forums Smile. We're glad to have you here! Waveflow is a highly respected fellow, so I'm glad you two met!

By the way, I really enjoy a number of Spanish products, Myrsol and Jabonman being among my favorites.

Well, yes, that description fits well Big Grin . I haven't used Myrsol yet, but I have already PMed Manuel (Jabonman) with some guidelines about my preferences and I'm waiting for his response, then I'll pull the trigger and order a soap and an after shave balm from him. His products have achieved a high reputation and I couldn't wait any longer to give them a try.

Other products made here enjoy good prestige. Surely you are familiar with Floïd, La Toja and Lea. Floïd, I personally don't like the scent. La Toja and Lea sticks are good products for what they're worth and have the distinctive feature of a nice packaging, quite convenient for travelling. Lea Classic is a really nice cream. One of the best bang-for-your-buck products out there, IMHO. Nonetheless, my current favorite and one that I strongly recommend is the Barbería Alvarez Gómez cream. Lovely scent, and slick, protective lather with a superb post-shave performance. Unfortunately, shipping costs and customs are the same problem both for you and us, whenever we want to try products from the other side of the pond Sad .
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