+1 to what Gollnick said. You are going to enjoy it! Welcome to the wet shaving community. It sounds like you did your research and are going about it the right way, so I'm sure you will be fine. I always offer the following three tips to anyone getting into wet shaving, and I would humbly provide them here just for your reference:
1. A small percentage of people who get into DE shaving will develop an AD and compulsively purchase shaving gear and soaps/creams/after-shaves, etc. If you are cool with that, then do what floats your boat, but if you know now that you do not want to spend all that money, then fight the urge. For whatever reason, wet shaving lends itself to AD.
2. The other number one problem new wet shavers encounter is the desire to immediately start with a three (or even four) pass shave, going for BBS on the first try, resulting in blood, rawness, and frustration. Starting slow with just one or two WTG passes at first until your wrist develops the knack (and unlearns years or decades of cartridge shaving habits), and gradually adding XTG and then finally ATG passes will save the new shaver a lot of blood and irritation (of the skin and emotion variety).
3. Practice makes perfect, and there are three main skills: the beard prep, the lather building, and the shaving. They all require practice and trial-and-error, and you will mess them all up at the beginning, I guarantee. Practice makes perfect.
Last edited by Magnaminous_G; 10-28-2012 at 11:47 AM.
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