First time user of a safety razor. After using consistently for 2 weeks I don't have ingrown hairs. Using this combined with the Baxter badger hair brush and super close shave creme. It is a winner
First Time User, Reasonable Success
This is literally my first ever DE razor, and I used it for my first time with reasonable success. I need to relearn how to shave with this kind of razor as it requires a different technique from what I have used with normal multi-blade disposable razors since I started shaving, but that will come with practice.
I am also planning on trying out different blades, but for right now all I have are the Derby blades that this razor came with.
With all that said I was able to shave for the first time with far better results then I expected. My face was easy and I ended up with a very smooth shave with no cuts at all. My neck is where I tend to have issues. It is very sensitive and has some small bumps from ingrown hairs and such. I still got a smooth shave, but ended up with lots of small nicks and cuts over the bumps.
I learned a lot from that first shave though, and I believe that I can find blades that will work better for my face. Over all I am very happy that I made this purchase and I believe that it will only get better from here.
Baxter of California Safety Razor
Bought this for my husband. He loves it!!! This is a great value and the product is very well made. It really provides a close shave.
NOTE: Also had to purchase brush, cream, and aftershave.
If you buy make sure you see the instructions, this is not to be used as a multi-blade razor. :)
Very easy to use for a safety razor first timer. Very happy with my purchase. Face feels great. Exciting to see how my face after using it for several months.
First safety razor
This is a really good razor. Has a heavy feel to that makes it feel a little wieldy when you need a light touch, but it doesn't take away too much from the quality of this razor. The heaviness feels necessary so you can avoid nicking yourself too much. Stainless and well made product.