Are Straight Razors Like The First Woman You Slept With?

I heard a saying a while back: You prefer the hair color of the first woman you slept with. As I was shaving my head tonight I was wondering if that is the same for straight razors.

For me, I tend to shave with a shavette more often than I do with a straight razor. I shaved with a shavette before I shaved with a straight razor. Maybe I’m just more familiar with a shavette than i am with a straight razor. Perhaps, I just like being able to put in a new blade and not have to worry about stropping it. Whatever the case may be, I definitely use it more.

One of these days I’m going to try to do a survey and see if it holds true for other men as well. It will be interesting to see if men prefer the brand and/or width of the first straight razor they shaved with or if they have changed tastes as they have become more experienced.

What was your instrument of choice for your first straight razor shave? What is your preferred instrument now? I would love to find out. 🙂

Meet the Author

Thomas got into wet shaving in 2010 when he bought a Dovo Shavette and would go on to buy a straight razor four months later. Since then he has purchased many other types of razors including feather and safety razors. He reviews their performance on this blog.

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