Interesting, with a new blade and replacing it for each shave per week I suppose you can get away with it.Thanks for this. Shaving is once a week. I'd like to do it at least twice a week, though laziness gets the better of me.
Since you're talking about growth, I think a week without shaving results in ~5mm growth. Doesn't cause a problem wrt to using my Gillette safety razor.
It's better to master straight razors by shaving your face before moving to your head. That is like taking two steps at once as you only have touch to rely on. No sight.I bought a cheap straight razor from Amazon. Used a slightly older blade (one that was already used for a couple of shaves) with it. There's a steep learning curve to using a straight razor. I'm fine with the nicks, but the time taken is a bit too much. For now, at least, the straight razor is ruled out as a replacement for my trusty (but crusty) old Gillette safety razor.
If you can straight shave your beard with your eyes closed then you're ready to move to your head
A twin-blade is enough, the key is the movable head as that will follow your head contours and make it less demanding.I guess you're referring to those multi-blade razors that Gillette specialise in?
You can do multipass with a single blade. The result is a smoother shave always. It's harder to do with more blades.Yes, they're very fast and safe to work with, I have one of those with me.
I mightn't be objective in this assessment but the end result is just not as smooth as with a safety razor.