The shaving and grooming video may also be found on You Tube, albeit in two parts. Among the precious few who watched is the Optimus Prime of internet wetshaving experts, Mantic, a.k.a. Mantic59. You can imagine my shock and surprise when a YT comment popped up with good and practical advice.
Mantic59 discusses his venture:
Over the years I have attempted to look for shaving information and tips through the internet. I did not know the terms which would not result to sites like baldbitches.com. I clicked over to Mantic’s channel and within minutes I was on the road to ending shaving as a chore. After all these years I had forums to visit and terms to search. I spent three hours in this very chair researching the matter.
Method, tips, product, overall procedure … I have on order a Merkur 34C “Heavy Duty” safety razor. It is the variety of razor I seem to remember my father and grandfather using. I remember being intimidated by such a device. Frankly, I still am. My brush technique is greatly improved. I now know my brush is garbage. I am looking for a nice, mundane brush soap which I seemed to see all the time but wondered if people really still used that stuff. Allegedly CVS still carries it.
Along the way, I happened to find replacement cartridges for my Schick Xtreme3 and some King of Shaves non-foaming cream. I cannot say I recommend King of Shaves, but if you don’t follow the directions and load up your brush it isn’t too bad. If you happened to find the previous video of some kind of interest may I suggest Mantic59’s You Tube channel, Shaving Stuff, Badger & Blade, and Shave My Face.
For those following closely I also ordered a token quantity of Derby and Crystal blades for the HD.
Update: Steven reminds me about LeisureGuy and Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable. For most fellows this should serve as the Alpha post for your exploration of “wetshaving” or shaving one’s face using pre-Good News methods.