I have very thick and tough facial hair and I have used several different shaving creams and razors. Not matter what I can get a reasonably close shave but it still comes out feeling rough and a bit patchy. I also go through a lot a razors because of how tough it is. As a result I have consider straight razor shaving but I do not know too much about it. I think before I made any decision regarding the purchase of a kit I would go to a barber and see how I like it first. Anyone here do happen to using this method?