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I had to get up in time for my physical therapy appointment at 8:45 a.m. I was so worried that I would oversleep (particularly since I had a reading accident last night and stayed up later than usual) that I awoke at 5:30. I lay in bed trying to fall asleep again, and finally got up at 6:30. So it goes.

I decided to use the Simpsons 58, part of the Fifty Series (scroll down), thinking it would work well for the Method shave. (I got this more or less blind. If I were buying again, I would get the 56 instead.) It did seem to work well, though not quite so good as the Shavemaster. I got a good lather with the Cube, then added the new shaving paste, and did three passes using a Wilkinson blade that was already in the Edwin Jagger Lined Chatsworth: two down, one across.

At that point, I decided to try again an idea I had read in one of the forums: use Avalon Organics (brushless) shaving cream for the last pass. I have some AO Lavender that I got at Whole Foods, so I rinsed, rubbed a coating of the AO over my beard, and did the final, against-the-grain pass.

Because the AO is more or less invisible, it’s hard to see where you’ve shaved. OTOH, with the last (polishing) pass, one goes a lot by feel, using the non-razor hand (for me, my left hand) to rub up the face, feeling for rough spots, then polishing those off with the razor.

Result: a very smooth shave and the AO felt very nice on my skin. A final rinse and I finished with Royall Mandarin aftershave.

Written by Leisureguy

24 January 2008 at 7:20 am

Posted in Daily life

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