05-15-2014, 02:48 AM
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BBC News: Should men shave their faces up or down?

Correct answer is as we all know BOTH - as well as ACROSS.

For those who visit fark.com, there is a thread about this article there as well.

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 05-15-2014, 03:58 AM
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I think I might experiment. Instead of doing my routine WTG, XTG, and ATG passes, I will just do 3 WTG passes to see what happens.

All those dermatologist are probably correct, but we all try to achieve that BBS shave.

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 05-15-2014, 07:18 AM
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Reading that fark forum thread hurt my face.

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 05-15-2014, 07:41 AM
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I began my straight razor shave today at the base of my neck and went against the grain... Most would never consider this but good prep with lots of hot water and a generous slick application of Martin de Candre allowed for an excellent shave even with this unconventional start... ending up a solid two pass shave with combinations of ATG WTG and AcrossTG... After 7 years of straight razor shaving my face withstands pretty much anyway shape of form I take.

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 05-15-2014, 07:41 AM
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(05-15-2014, 07:18 AM)Pirate715 Wrote: Reading that fark forum thread hurt my face.

You have to be a member to read the fark forum, which I am not so I will take your word for it.

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 05-15-2014, 07:52 AM
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Hans, thanks for the link!

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 05-15-2014, 07:59 AM
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(05-15-2014, 07:41 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(05-15-2014, 07:18 AM)Pirate715 Wrote: Reading that fark forum thread hurt my face.

You have to be a member to read the fark forum, which I am not so I will take your word for it.

Minor correction - you have to be a member to post, but reading is free (except on the TotalFark threads - their paid subforum). The place is full of trolls, fools and idiots though... but ever so often you run across a comment that is gold.

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 05-15-2014, 12:07 PM
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Thanks for sharing that with us, Hans. One more indication that most men don't know how to shave.

We already know that certain shaving practices bring higher risk of irritation, such as shaving against the grain and using too aggressive a razor. That's why we usually advise new wetshavers not to shave against the grain until they develop their technique. Others never shave against the grain because of sensitive skin.

I don't see anything in the article that is really news to skilled wetshavers. The article is speaking in generalities. Members of these forums are knowledgeable shavers and we experiment to find what works for each of us. Some of us shave ATG, some of us don't, and we do as we do because know what we're doing.

- Murray

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 05-15-2014, 12:27 PM
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+1 Murray.

We also know not to use pressure and use better products in general, the result of which is a better prep and better lather which helps protect from removal of skin layers and the exposed nerve ends which is what razor burn is.

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