Shaving: with the grain or against the grain?

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Shaving.

  1. with the grain

    53 vote(s)
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  2. against the grain

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    53.5%
  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    It's tough, but if it's not as smooth as a baby's bum then there really isn't any point in shaving at all.
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    I think we have numerous shaving threads...but...against the grain.
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

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    For the love of god, with! So much less irritation.
     
  4. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    but Zappa says (therefore it must be true) that 'beauty knows no pain'
     
  5. mpw Guest

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    What about, first with then against? That's what I do when I can be bothered to shave.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Shave one direction only, with the grain, use warm water, some shaving oil and good quality shaving lotion. Use a sharp razor and when finished shaving rinse thoroughly with warm water, then cold..

    Apply a very small amount of a lightly scented cologne.

    Shave after a shower in the morning but before you eat breakfast as the activity draws blood to your face and you run the risk of a cut.

    I use a Shick Quattro - for some reason a 3 blade and a 2 blade razor gives me shaving rash but a 4 blade won't. Neither does a cut-throat razor like the barber uses.

    Always shave with the grain, if you go against you push tiny particles of dirt into the pores which causes pimples/ingrowns.
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I do the same when I have time. I shave with, then I re-lather and go against. If I'm pressed for time, then I just go with. Go the tip to shave twice from Playboy.com. :D
     
  8. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    I second this mpw
    (...but voted for against, 'cause thats what really does the trick ;) )
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Me too...

    First the hair-cutter to take it down to "shaveable" length, then using the razor with the grain and a few strokes against... only way to get it smooth (in a reasonable amount of time). :)
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Yup. That's how I shave.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I hate to join the crowd like this, but me too.

    (echo echo echo)
     
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    Well, if we do have "numerous" shaving threads here on Macrumors, I sure haven't seen them in 2+ years.

    Against the grain.
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't shave with or against my groin. I use a series of pulleys and levers to remove my hair.
     
  16. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    With the grain...

    against the grain = bleeding neck (for me at least)
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  19. FriarTuck macrumors 6502

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    Against.

    Going with the grain would be pointless.
     
  20. Timepass macrumors 65816

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    people just will never learn. It always with the grain other wis you risk getting in grown hairs and other things. Plus it not good for the skin if you go agaist the grain. You really dont get any closer of a shave just do 2 passes with a sharp blade and you are good.

    Speaking of which I really need to shave. Havent done it the past 2 days and it really getting itchy
     
  21. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Hardly. Against is perhaps a bit smoother, but not really so much that with is pointless.
     
  22. iSaint macrumors 603

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    That's what I do. But I still suck at shaving. The best shaves are after a day or two growth.
     
  23. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Against for most of my face. However my chin and upper lip I almost have to shave with or else I get cut up badly. However, every once in a while, when skin and hair conditions are just right, I can shave against the grain on my whole face. Those are the good days.
     

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