First Head Shave

  • Prep: Hot Shower
  • Prep: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements – Cube 2.0 Scentless – Pre-shave
  • Brush: The Stray Whisker – 452/24 Synthetic
  • Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89
  • Blade: Parker Premium Platinum
  • Razor (Head): Wahl Traditional Barbers Safety Razor
  • Blade (Head): Derby Extra
  • Lather: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements – Clubguy – Soap
  • Post Shave: Alum Block

My first official DE head shave. My wife assisted me on the weekend with a head shave using a cartridge razor, and today I took the plunge to try something new and give myself a DE head shave.

Started with my mildest razor and blades I own, I’ll work my way up to find what works for me. Not the smoothest headshave, might have to give my EJ a whirl on my head, but it might also just be a matter of getting the right angles down pat and mapping the grain. I’ll give it another try in a few days and see how we go.

But for a first attempt on my own, definitely can’t complain.