10-31-2014, 06:01 AM
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How do you shave under the nose with a safety razor?

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 10-31-2014, 06:09 AM
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  • Carson
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With your non shaving hand manouvre your nose out of the way and go with the grain (nose to mouth).
You could follow up with a second pass across the grain (side of the lip moving into the the centre of your nose/lip).
If you were to go against the grain, you might have to move your nose out of the way again with your non shaving hand.

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 10-31-2014, 06:13 AM
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  • eengler
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(10-31-2014, 06:01 AM)Alex7 Wrote: How do you shave under the nose with a safety razor?

I catch under the nose while making a horizontal pass. For those hairs way under the nares I angle the corner of razor to get them.

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 10-31-2014, 06:22 AM
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I don't have much of an issue with the area under my nose. I, sometimes, move/bend it to one side to facilitate things. Smile

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 10-31-2014, 09:04 AM
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Step 1 for me is to lock the bathroom door, because I'm sure I look ridiculous pulling my nose all around.

Then I do WTG while pulling up on my nose. Next, XTG starting from the middle, going toward each corner of my mouth while pulling my nose to the opposite side.

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 10-31-2014, 11:56 AM
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got a rather small nose i guess - so i never experienced any issues - actually one of the easiest places to shave for me. i'm not so nosy Biggrin

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 10-31-2014, 01:50 PM
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(10-31-2014, 09:04 AM)Shannons Soaps Wrote: Step 1 for me is to lock the bathroom door, because I'm sure I look ridiculous pulling my nose all around.

Then I do WTG while pulling up on my nose. Next, XTG starting from the middle, going toward each corner of my mouth while pulling my nose to the opposite side.

What he said. ^^^^

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 12-01-2014, 04:09 AM
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(10-31-2014, 11:56 AM)tonsorius Wrote: got a rather small nose i guess - so i never experienced any issues - actually one of the easiest places to shave for me. i'm not so nosy Biggrin

You icon shows that you have no nose at all. Had it been shaved it off in some beginner shaver mishap, perchance? Smile

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 12-01-2014, 04:41 AM
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you are absolutely correct shaun - just like your smiley Smile ;-) in addition i also shaved off my eyes and mouth, as well as my neck and torso. still got my arms and legs though, so i can wear sandals and gloves.

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 12-01-2014, 06:19 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(10-31-2014, 06:01 AM)Alex7 Wrote: How do you shave under the nose with a safety razor?

Carefully.
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With the DE, my "first" pass is two half passes, one from each side, inward, XTG, followed, after re-lathering for the second pass, with a second pass of very, very short strokes upward, ATG.

Of course, when first I used a DE, I tried to shave the moustache area WTG (downward strokes), but -- even with blade scrubbing -- WTG leaves a lot of stubble behind, almost as if I had just wiped the lather off with my finger. (When I shave with a Schick Hydro or a Feather MR3 cartridge razor, I do a first pass ATG on the upper lip, and it is one-and-done, cleanly.)

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 12-01-2014, 02:00 PM
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It helps for me to puff up my mouth with air and hold it while I'm shaving

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 12-01-2014, 06:27 PM
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I tried to shave under my nose but I can't. There's just air there.

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 12-02-2014, 07:16 AM
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I move the nose aside and flatten the skin on that side with facial contortions. Then I start with a shallow angle, so I can get the blade right up under the nostril, and then widen the angle as I pull the razor downwards to get to the typical angle as quickly as possible.

I don't know if I'm explaining it very well or not. At the top of the stroke, right up under the nostril, the blade is pointing almost directly perpendicular to my skin, then, as I move the razor downward away from the nostril, the blade quickly rotates to the typical 30 degrees; in other words, as the downward stroke begins, the razor handle moves out farther from my face.

The steep starting angle allows me to get the hairs right up under the nostril. Sort of the same way you might use the single blade on the back side of a Fusion cart.

Works for me.

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 12-18-2014, 09:37 AM
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Never had any issues I even go across and against the grain. I just find the angle and work carefully.

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