05-12-2017, 05:11 PM
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When I 'map' my facial hair, I have found that above the jaw-line my hair grows pretty much in the angle of 'from the ear - towards the corner of the mouth' on my cheeks .... below the jaw-line, my hair is angled 'from under the chin - towards the lower side of the neck'.

When I shave, I basically go 'north to south' on the first pass - so while not being exactly with the grain, it's not quite across either.  
The second pass is more against the grain - 

So for me it's two passes.

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 05-14-2017, 09:54 AM
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In my opinion ist depends of the razor and tha blade, generaly i do 3 passes and when the  set is mor agressive, i use 4 pass.

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 05-14-2017, 03:25 PM
  • RobE
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WTG + ATG + some buffing = BBS +/- a nick or two as I trim around the goatee.

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 05-14-2017, 04:36 PM
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(02-10-2017, 09:18 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Two and touchups - WTG and XTG. Any more and I get redness.

This ^ 2 with touch ups here as well.

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 05-20-2017, 07:26 AM
  • Quando
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Two in the morning, one in the evening.  I, typically, go WTG, both times, but, I kind of want to try going ATG, on the second pass, just to see if it works, at least, for the neck.

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 05-20-2017, 07:41 AM
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(02-10-2017, 05:21 AM)eengler Wrote: WTG then ATG maybe a touch up here and there. Every DaySmile

That is my routine as well unless I am using a really mild razor.

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 05-23-2017, 07:59 AM
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What I've found to work best for me since mapping to find out my growth is in at least 4 different directions and I seem to have enough lather for about 6-7 passes in total I have settled on the following:

Pass 1 ► L/R
Pass 2 ◄ R/L
Pass 3 ▲ S/N
pass 4 ▼ N/S

Basically passes 3 & 4 act as clean-up passes imo... I have tried 2 & 3 pass shaves with multiple razor / blade combos and always feel like I need to shave again 2 hours after my initial shave. My 4 pass daily shave seems to last well into the evening if not longer.

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