How Do You Shave?

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 2:49 PM

With or against the grain?

Couldn't add a poll on my phone.

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  • Tue, Jan 28, 2020 2:58 PM

    I don't. Hope this helps.

    Tue, Jan 28, 2020 2:58 PM

    I don't. Just trim my beard when it needs it.

    When I did shave, it was a little of both. With a safety razor.

    Tue, Jan 28, 2020 3:08 PM

    With the grain

    Tue, Jan 28, 2020 3:27 PM

    With

    Tue, Jan 28, 2020 3:36 PM

    Against. Shave my head in the shower and edge up my beard in the sink 

    Tue, Jan 28, 2020 3:38 PM

    I start by shaving with the grain on the sides of my face and neck, then if some spots still feel rough, I go against the grain. 

    Tue, Jan 28, 2020 4:11 PM

    In circles.  Norelco, 2.5 times a week

    Tue, Jan 28, 2020 4:26 PM

    Can't remember the last time I razor shaved. I don't even own a razor. Stubble trimmer if I'm going short.

    Manly beard currently.

    Tue, Jan 28, 2020 4:47 PM

    Mostly against. 

    Tue, Jan 28, 2020 6:00 PM

    burn with a lighter

    Wed, Jan 29, 2020 12:02 PM
    posted by BRF

    I start by shaving with the grain on the sides of my face and neck, then if some spots still feel rough, I go against the grain. 

    Great minds think alike...or in this case shaves alike.

     

    Wed, Jan 29, 2020 12:14 PM
    posted by Curly J

    Great minds think alike...or in this case shaves alike.

     

    I assumed from your profile pic that you had your hair chewed off  :)

    Wed, Jan 29, 2020 12:26 PM
    posted by BRF

    I start by shaving with the grain on the sides of my face and neck, then if some spots still feel rough, I go against the grain. 

    This.

    Wed, Jan 29, 2020 1:14 PM
    posted by BRF

    I start by shaving with the grain on the sides of my face and neck, then if some spots still feel rough, I go against the grain. 

    This. 

    I actually go 

    1) Electric razor

    2) With the grain

    3) Against the grain

    Wed, Jan 29, 2020 1:50 PM

    I am against the grain when I am shaving back to back days (wedding weekend, etc). With the grain to shorten and then against to get smooth if it’s been multiple days between shaves.

    Wed, Jan 29, 2020 4:23 PM
    posted by Curly J

    Great minds think alike...or in this case shaves alike.

     

    Yep

    Wed, Jan 29, 2020 9:40 PM
    posted by Laley23

    I am against the grain when I am shaving back to back days (wedding weekend, etc). With the grain to shorten and then against to get smooth if it’s been multiple days between shaves.

    Pretty much how I do it, except my rule is "against the grain if it's been 48 hours or less; with the grain first if I go 3 or 4 days"

    After I retired, I realized going without for a day isn't nearly as noticeable as it used to be.  Now my beard is so white, 5 o'clock shadow looks more like noon glare.

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 8:56 AM

    This was the first time I've ever heard of people shaving against the grain on purpose.

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 9:32 AM
    posted by GOONx19

    This was the first time I've ever heard of people shaving against the grain on purpose.

    I thought it was the only real way to shave?

    When I did shave (head and/or face) that was the only way I'd shave.

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 9:43 AM

    With. 

     

    What percentage of millennials have beards do you think. Walking through the airport today, it seems like easily >50%. 

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