I started with a Personna Super (lab blue) blade that had already performed four light shaves. This was mounted into my mild-mannered post-second-world-war Gillette Tech. The mild-shaving razor is a key point as I'll explain below.
I performed my normal, minimalist beard preparation, which includes the following steps:
- Two full-beard rubs with cool tap water
- A third rub with cool water and a little soap residue (from wetting in my palm the brush loaded with previously-used, dried lather)
- Rubbing additional shave soap directly on my wet beard and face lathering
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