Discussion in 'Shaving Help' started by mattprince, Wednesday July 26, 2017.
Big thanks to 49er for the Gillette Tech he sent me. Ive shaved a few times with this and a voskhod blade and it's definitely more suited to me. Lovely razor and combined with that blade seems to have helped a lot.
Really pleased Matt that it sounds like you may have found your "holy grail" with regards to the razor.
You will get there in the end my friend.
Great news Matt..
The Voskhod Teflon Coated ,are a excellent non-aggressive forgiving smooth blades, which will be well suited to your skin type, you'll also find the Personna Lab Blues the same. The Gillette Tech is a superb little razor..and for the time being, that's all need until you, yourself decides to use a more aggressive razor..Enjoy your shaves mate.
Exactly the blades I use when I find the razor a bit too agressive. Or until I gain the confidence enough with a certain razor.
Greeat minds..I quote you "Or until I gain the confidence enough with a certain razor.".well said!..For myself it was quite a daunting learning experience finding out which blade goes with what razor for your skin type, i find the Voskhod a excellent one,especially with my Merkur Slants..Non-Aggressive blades go well with Aggressive razors & vice versa, however sometimes this isn't always the case... Facemapping Confidence,good preparation & practicing your technique are what makes the shave so much better.
Result! Hope the good shaves keep coming
Fixed it for ya.
Hey Matt, when you start to develop a little confidence and begin to look for a razor with a little more ooomph, consider just putting a slightly heavier handle on the tech. You wilk be surprised at the difference it makes.
Yeah I will try that when I've got this shaving close to perfect every time.
I used a pre-war Canadian Tech this morning for the third shave on a Gillette Goal SP blade in conjunction with P&B Spitfire soap and the resultant DFS was flawless. Was it BBS? No, as I don't strive for such. I do a one pass WTG & a 1/2 pass XTG usually as the hair will be back for tomorrow's shave and most important is to have no irritation & no ingrown hairs. Reduction and not elimination.
If it's all under the chin; too much pressure and wrong angle for hair growth.
Blade and razor combo can be a bit hit and miss from one day to the next.