I'd like to try blade shaving. I've always used a wet/dry electric razor on the dome, although I like the way it shaves dry better than wet.
Any suggestions for trying blade shaving? Those starter kits look interesting, but honestly it's a bit intimidating all the way around.
1st: When using a blade, take your time. Nobody's passing out trophies for who finishes first.
2nd: Wash your scalp prior to shaving to get rid of salt, oils and dead skin(very important).
3rd: I add a good lubricant(I use olive oil) to soften things up before applying a shaving cream. You'll soon discover how important it is to keep things slippery.
4th: The first pass with the grain to rough it out then if you want it closer and you're comfortable doing so, you can lather up again then shave against the grain.
I guess that's about it however, I'd suggest starting out using a disposable razor then over time, you can try using a de if you want. Some find a de a bit intimidating but I was brought up using a de so it's not a big deal for me but it's a different thing. The thing you want to avoid is irritation.