I admit it. Typically, I'm in a rush and I dry shave with a Mach 3 razor. And I get razor burn from shaving too quickly. I don't hate it, but it definately isn't enjoyable. What I do hate is buying replacement cartridges for my razor. How did a 4 pack of triple blade cartridges end up costing more than the original razor?
I understand the economics, so don't feel the need to enlighten me.
I hate it so bad I started to look at alternatives, and I'm glad that I did. The first article I discovered was from MSNBC, which talked about getting a good, close shave. Here I was re-introduced to the shaving methods of my grandfather.
These methods require specific equipment: a double edged safety razor, a shave brush, shaving soap or shaving cream and possibly a shave mug or bowl. Examples of said equipment can be found at a site called Classic Shaving.
By this time, I'm thinking 'Cool - this is just the sort of thing I was looking for!' So I started looking for more sites, and more information. I came across this site, which tries to make wet shaving seem like a religious experience. I was somewhat disillusioned. The gear was nice, but he was somewhat elitist for my tastes.
However, I am going to give it a try. The wet shaving, that is. I doubt I'll get the ultra expensive equipment on these sites, at least right away. If I can get rid of the razor rash, AND ditch expensive cartridges, I'm already interested.