I’m new to wet-shaving. What kind of double-edge safety razor would work better for me: adjustable or fixed-head?
This is a common question with new wet-shavers, and we always recommend to start with a non-adjustable razor. Fixed-head safety razors are well-suited for beginners since they eliminate the adjustability factor and allow you to concentrate on what is important, your technique. It may be a while until you consider switching to an adjustable double-edge, if at all. You might end up discovering you don’t need one at all.
As for what model and brand to choose, you can’t go wrong giving Merkur 38C a try. This safety razor has garnered its popularity for its great construction and ease of use.