How Do You Shave?

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  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020 10:06 AM

    Lucky them. Took me around ~30 years to finally be able to.

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 11:08 AM
    posted by OSH

    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.

    First - with the grain.....then against to get it smooth!

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 2:08 PM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

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

    Of course...have to lump people like this. It's not like beards are "new" or limited to any generation. But, do your thing.

    posted by wkfan

    First - with the grain.....then against to get it smooth!

    Depending on the length, when I shaved, it may have been that. But, I would typically just trim with an electric before I'd shave. I never usually let it get long enough where I'd do two shaves with a blade. 

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 4:57 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.

    That's how I do it, as well, except for me, it's usually shaving every other day and then doing the with/against if, for whatever reason, I go 3-4 days between shaving.

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 5:33 PM
    posted by OSH

    Of course...have to lump people like this. It's not like beards are "new" or limited to any generation. But, do your thing.

    Relax.  I was observing a lot of people I see every day that look to be 40 or younger have beards - more than half it seems like.  I threw it out to see if that was realistic or just my observation.  How is that "lumping" people?

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 9:51 PM
    posted by GOONx19

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

    If I go with the grain, I’m shaving again at 3pm. Doesn’t get close enough to the skin. 

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 11:23 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. 

    Exactly what I do. Can’t see doing it any other way on a face. 

    Fri, Jan 31, 2020 1:18 PM
    posted by GOONx19

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

    That's interesting - this thread is the first time I've ever heard of people shaving with the grain exclusively.  Maybe for folks with a lighter color  or finer textured beard, it's close enough?  Or are those folks using an old-fashioned cutthroat blade that's extra-sharp?  

    I tried a barber shave a few months back for the first time - not sure I could tell the difference in closeness from me shaving, though.  I've seen videos of some barbers making several passes at different angles, but they're really moisturizing the face first.

    Fri, Jan 31, 2020 1:36 PM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    Relax.  I was observing a lot of people I see every day that look to be 40 or younger have beards - more than half it seems like.  I threw it out to see if that was realistic or just my observation.  How is that "lumping" people?

    Who's not relaxed?

    Fri, Jan 31, 2020 5:34 PM
    posted by OSH

    Who's not relaxed?

    I was asking what percentage of people in the millenial age group have beards and you got worked up about my "lumping" people together - whatever the hell that means.  I see a lot of guys below the age of 40 who have beards I was wondering if anyone knew how many (based on a survey or something).  

    Mon, Feb 3, 2020 10:36 AM
    posted by Laley23

    With or against the grain?

    Couldn't add a poll on my phone.

    With. Against is uncomfortable.

    MAC5 has been good to me over the years. Expensive but I can make a blade last 5-6 weeks with shaving 5-6 times/week.

    Wed, Feb 5, 2020 11:33 PM

    Against.  Feels smoother.

    Thu, Feb 6, 2020 12:09 AM

    Upon further review after reading all the comments and actually thinking about them when I shave.........I go with the grain on the sides of my face first, then start with the grain on my neck, then immediately go back against the grain on the neck. Then I feel and go against the grain on my face if rough (almost always).....then I feel my neck again and go against the grain if still rough. 
     

     

    Fri, Feb 7, 2020 8:35 AM
    posted by GOONx19

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

    Only way to get it "smooth/close" is to go against the grain once it is short enough. I go with the grain first, then against to make it smooth.

    Fri, Feb 7, 2020 8:53 AM

    THIS is a clean close shave, lol.  No more flaky skin here!

     

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