How do you shave?

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    Jan 06, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    After a few days of noticing myself after a shave I never seem to be able to make it [my face] smooth. There always seems to be some stubble left over. I have tried.

    High end razors both disposable and electric.

    I have tried different pre shave stuff to get in closer to the stubble.

    I have tried both in and out of the shower.

    Going with and against the grains.

    I know this should be a rather simple process but I can't seem to master a smooth shave. Anyone who would consider themselves a master have any advice.
    Or Just want to share have you shave ... your face.
  • allatonce

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    Jan 06, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    I hate shaving so much. Seems to irritate y skin no matter what happens. I quit. Now I just keep short stubble so I don't have to shave.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 06, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    I shave every other day. I do it in the shower. I use Neutrogena for men pre-shave scrub first, then rinse, pat dry and apply Neutogena for men sensitive skin shave cream - the tube kind. Then I shave with a Fushion turbo.
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    Jan 06, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    If it is too long, I use my body trimmer on it first. I shave everything down because it causes less irritation, then I go over it again going up against the grain to make sure I get it all.

    That's it...
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    Jan 06, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    I remember the guy from the "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" show said that one should shave immediately after showering (because it softens the hair) and to always shave along the grain (never against it). But, I just do whatever I'm in the mood for.
  • dcmacguy

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    Jan 06, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    I shave in the shower with a Mach 3.

    I usually use Anthony for Men shaving gel (www.anthony.com), and I go against the grain.

    Pre-shave, I use the cheap St. Ives Apricot Scrub. It's rough enough to get a good exfoliation, and it will lift any stubble that has yet to pop through the skin.

    The only problems I really have are that about once a month, I will have what feels like a shaving bump. When it eventually comes out, a whisker the diameter of 5 or 6 whiskers will have been in it - but it doesn't hurt. I think it is because I go against the grain - but I like it close.
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    Jan 06, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    shower....with one of those 'body cruiser'. i used to use soap only...but it iritates my skin...but it is a good face lube. I know use Clairens for Men.... (one of the benefits of having a cosmetician as an ex wife....LOL.... i get the best skin care products..icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    Once or twice a week. Only after a shower, or else I might as well use a cheese grater. It'll stay smooth for about six hours.
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    Jan 06, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    try using an exfoliant and then a preshave oil. That should help.
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    Jan 06, 2012 11:29 AM GMT
    Since shave #1 I've been chasing the perfect shave, but the totally smooth shave is never going to happed for me. My stubble is too tough. The closest I get is shaving with a few days stubble, and I use the tube creams with a shaving brush. Close the sink drain, toss the shave brush in the sink and let it there as your splashing hot water on your face. This get the bristles nice and warm so when you apply the cream to the brush then to your face the cream gets nice and warm and keeps your stubble warm. Zip, zip with your preferred razor and you end up with a nice "close" shave. For me the Schick Extreme 3 disposable blades work best. The head doesn't "float" as much as the more expensive models; therefore keeping more consistent pressure on your face.

    All this said, however, I rarely shave with a blade anymore. I have a Conair iStubble trimmer and just keep my stubble evenly trimmed. That I like.
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    Jan 06, 2012 11:52 AM GMT
    Dill saidAfter a few days of noticing myself after a shave I never seem to be able to make it [my face] smooth. There always seems to be some stubble left over. I have tried.

    High end razors both disposable and electric.

    I have tried different pre shave stuff to get in closer to the stubble.

    I have tried both in and out of the shower.

    Going with and against the grains.

    I know this should be a rather simple process but I can't seem to master a smooth shave. Anyone who would consider themselves a master have any advice.
    Or Just want to share have you shave ... your face.


    Same here. So you're not alone.
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    Jan 06, 2012 12:47 PM GMT
    if we're referring to shaving the face (ahem...) then the trick is to pull the skin taut (this can be done with various ugly grimaces or sneers or using your free hand to pull the skin taut) and then shave in the opposition direction that the hair grows in... so you need to look before you lather at your hair growth pattern , some guys swirl in different places alone their neck.

    But bear in mind you're a man... unless you have electrolysis... you'll never be smooth as a baby's bottom.

    Said the man who always wears a three day beard... ;-)
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jan 06, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    i use a gillete fusion power and love it ownt go back to anything else.
  • Musicman91

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    Jan 06, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    I just shaved last night for the first time in over a month. It was a blast as you can imagine. I use to be the worst shaver in the world but I've gotten better. I got away with only one cut this time icon_biggrin.gif
  • Pr0digy

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    Jan 06, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    ... with a razor
  • kenanna

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    Jan 06, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    without shaving cream
    like a boss icon_smile.gif
  • kenanna

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    Jan 06, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    without shaving cream
    like a boss icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    Remington Electric Shaver...all my life since I was 14
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    Jan 06, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    The closest shave you can ever get is with a good quality straight razor and good quality shaving soap and correct preparation.

    Take a look at the website http://straightrazorplace.com.

    I guarantee that if you get a good shave with a straight razor, your face will be "baby-butt" smooth and you will NOT have any stubble, no matter how course or heavy the beard. Also, if someone has problems with irritation from shaving, a straight razor will eliminate all razor burn and irritation.

    If you have a high end barber near you, go pay for a good straight razor shave. But, make certain it is with a straight razor and not one of those straight razors with disposable blades.

    Mr. Gillette almost single-handedly ruined the art of shaving.

    If you have any questions, you can ask me publicly or privately.

    Good luck.
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    3 blades razors while showering no mirror ...
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    I shave in the shower - at the end of my shower - after the hot water and steam have had time to soften up my beard. Instead of shave cream I use a little hair conditioner - and kill two birds with one stone by applying it at the same time as on my hair. Then I use a Mach III which works great, and I change the blade twice each month. Right after my shower I slap on moisturizer and I'm good to go. No cuts, no rough skin, everything nice and smooth. I also brush teeth and floss in the shower. Saves time and keeps the bathroom sink and mirrors all clean. After years of trying various electric shavers of the best quality, the hot shower shave is the best way to go - for me.
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    Try Zirh shave gel instead of shaving cream. It works great.
  • d_1M

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    Jan 06, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    haha i have not much really and happens to me 2 so i guess is a common thing and also i have a bad sight ugh so not good for me.
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    Well I usually shower the morning after I take a hot shower. If you shave in the shower or right after you get out your skin is to soft and more prone to getting in -grown hairs.

    I usually only shave my neck with a razor, and trim my beard with clippers.
    I've had a beard since 15, and I had to start shaving in middle school.

    If anyone is an expert on shaving, ask the middle eastern guys.

    PS I used to also shave my arms, legs, and body when I was a swimmer, pain in the ass. I'm glad men aren't expected to be hairless like women. Shaving is totally irritating, but as long as you stay well-groomed, or can rock it, don't shave.

  • Jan 06, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    You may laugh ....

    Lady Venus Razor is the best razor I've found ... for face or elsewhere. Shave after or during your shower if you can.