Shaving recipe for today.
Prep: cool shower:/ L'0 REAL ~ Hydra Sensitive Birch Sap Shower Gel.
warm wet flannel to my face.
Pears ~ Transparent Lemon Flower Glycerine Soap.
Brush: Unbranded Chinese Horsehair.
Soap : Phoenix & Beau ~ Citra Royale.
Blade: Personna~Gem PTFE coated .(2)
Razor: Ever-Ready 1912. (Eng)
Warm wet flannel/ cold wet flannel to rinse my face.
Cold Water Face Rinse./ Homemade Lime, Lemon+Peppermint Oil & Menthol Crystals Witch Hazel Mixture./L'OREAL ~Hydra Sensitive Soothing Birch Sap Post Shave Balm.
Proraso ~ Eucalyptus & menthol A/S Lotion.
Another early morning start for me, I've had to do another half day shift at the mill again..Needs must unfortunately...A new shave set up to start the weekend.Maiden shave using the P&B Citra Royale soap kindly piffed to me by @shevsky (Tom), which provided me with a excellent slick protective lather, a really nice sweet summer fragrance,ideal for the weather we've been getting over the past month or so, leaving a wonderful post shave feeling to my face.
I haven't used my chinese horsehair brush for a while, so during the week i gave it a wash & brush up with baby shampoo & toothbrush a towel rub then a cool blow-dry with the hairdryer,and a light comb to remove any loose hairs.I do this with all my brushes natural or synthetic at least once a month, it keeps them in fine fettle.."if you look after something, it'll look after you"...By the way, the hairdryer was passed on to me just for my brushes, i have no use for it at all, as Once a month i do a full DE wet shave with my (Pearl TTO~SBF-11), which for me is perfect for head shaving, & "no guard" buzz-cut my barnet every week "all year round" with my hair clippers". I like the "follically challenged look", it also saves me a fortune on hair products...It's stupidly pointless IMHO been a 'Walter Wiggy', a 'Bobby Comb-over', or a Toupee Tommy, grab that Male-Pattern Baldness hairline by the balls and buzz it away,you'll feel much better for it,once you've had the courage to do so.Your hair is just a very small percentage of you...Back to the shave.
Second outing with the 1912 (eng) paired up with the Gem PTFE blade, it's performance was fantastic, after the third pass, my face was super smooth.
A comfortable tepid water 3 pass silky smooth shave with no errors to report.
Finishing the shave off with a generous splash of proraso ~ Eucalyptus & menthol A/S lotion.
My face is feeling cool super smooth, & smelling devine.
Enjoy the start of the weekend, ladies & gentlemen.