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Straight razor

shaving is not easy

Posted by Jeena

I'm bleeding from my fucking face dude. I'll try to explain why. Last week I bought a "real man razor", you know a real one with just one big blade, not one of the lady shavers I used until now. Here is a picture of it:

Stright Razor

So, I had no freakin idea how to use it. I did what a grown man always does in such cases, for example when you have to tie a tie or something, I searched on YouTube for a video of a guy showing me how it's done. I then had a brief look at how this good looking fellow does it:

This looks easy, If he can do it, I can too. The problem is that he's a god damn master in this category, it looks so fucking easy, but let me tell you one thing: It's not.

My first problem was that I had no shaving brush and no soap. I had to improvise, so I took shampoo and tried to rub it into my face so I'd get some foam. It didn't work very well, my face was full of shampoo but no foam. I tried it anyway, because a man has to do what a man has to do, and my mission was to shave that wannabe-beard off.

The left side went surprisingly well, I didn't get all the stubbles but I didn't cut my self and it looked quite nice. Then there was the right side and the middle of my face.

Edward Scissorhands

I felt like Edward Scissorhands while holding the razor to my throat. My mind was all the time: "... be careful, very careful, ...", then I saw blood. Now my face looks like Edwards. I've cut myself 6 times during this shaving session, but only on the right side of my face.

Another problem was that the razor was really sharp in the beginning, but then it soon got sort of unsharp indeed. I tried to sharpen it on my leather belt and it helped a little bit but not for a long time. I think I need too look into how you sharpen a straight razor for real.

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