I think it may be residual silicone from these new fangled shaving creams
I think that could be what WalterE was talking about, as I have never experienced that problem.
I however use old school shaving "cream", called Burma Shave.
Ever seen in old movies where a barber would have what looks like a coffee cup, and would take a brush and mix it up, and smear it all over the face. Well that is what it is, and it is great.
Also, a Great thing I learned recently, that works wonderful.
Take a shower before you shave, and take a little (very little needed) of hair conditioner, and "condition" the beard stubble. That really softens it up, makes it a much easier shave as well. And softer hair will dull the blade less, making it last longer as well.
I want to try a straight razor. They are supposed to be amazingly close
They are, that is how I got into the Burma Shave stuff, that is what the barber was using (and he was in his late 80’s). That got me hooked in the Burma Shave, and I tired straight razing my self once....god did that hurt, man I sucked at that. So I will totally agree with Hump on this one. I have not looked close in the mirror lately, but I did have a tiny scar from it!
Dan, sounds like you have curly beard hair? The Mach3 shaves it so close, that it has the option of becoming ingrown. I have heard this is fairly common when people shave their heads, if they have curly hair.
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