03-08-2017, 11:34 AM
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Three full passes, a clean-up pass, if needed, and, twice a week, a detailing pass.  

Like this:

1. Full pass, with the grain, with shaving soap
2. Full pass, at an angle between straight down (with the grain), and, straight across (across the grain), with shaving soap
3. Full pass, with the grain, with shaving cream
4. Clean up pass, only getting missed areas, with shaving cream
5. Detailing pass, between, &, around the eyebrows, between the nose, and, upper lip, the edges of the hairline near the corners of the jaw, and, between the lower lip, and, chin, with shaving cream

I like to switch between soap and cream, for a couple of reasons.  One, it is good for the face to avoid falling into too much a routine.  It is good, for the face, to change which one to use.  Another reason is that I am, usually, almost out of lather by the end of the second pass.  Either that, or, I have added a bit too much water by that point, and, the lather appears a bit foamy.  So, I switch to cream to finish.

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 03-08-2017, 12:32 PM
#62
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Depends on whether I'm using a double edge or a straight. Two passes with the straight, usually three with the double edge.

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 03-09-2017, 07:01 AM
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  • naiyor
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(03-05-2017, 08:02 AM)PickledNorthern Wrote:
(03-05-2017, 08:01 AM)Chaturvedi.ankit Wrote:
(03-05-2017, 03:21 AM)wchnu Wrote: I share in your double take.


+1, I could get the moustache razor maybe but eyebrow?


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 03-12-2017, 03:58 PM
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(03-08-2017, 11:34 AM)Quando Wrote: Three full passes, a clean-up pass, if needed, and, twice a week, a detailing pass.  

Like this:

1. Full pass, with the grain, with shaving soap
2. Full pass, at an angle between straight down (with the grain), and, straight across (across the grain), with shaving soap
3. Full pass, with the grain, with shaving cream
4. Clean up pass, only getting missed areas, with shaving cream
5. Detailing pass, between, &, around the eyebrows, between the nose, and, upper lip, the edges of the hairline near the corners of the jaw, and, between the lower lip, and, chin, with shaving cream

I no longer do this.  For the second pass, I now shave with the grain, for the cheeks, and, against the grain, for the neck, and, at a slight angle on the jaw-line.  This leads to less irritation, and, a closer, more comfortable shave.

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 03-13-2017, 05:47 PM
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I will typically do three passes for a normal shave. If I am going for that extra close, special occasion shave, I will add one or two more  passes.

An adjustable razor is ideal for this -- I do my first three passes at a pretty aggressive setting (5 on my Progress) and dial down to 1 for any further polishing.

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 03-13-2017, 06:06 PM
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2 pass ups and touch ups. I'd rather get a comfortable close shave and, this way, I don't have to worry about irritation.

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 03-16-2017, 07:35 AM
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Skin: world's most sensitive
Stubble: world's toughest
Passes: 2
1st pass with the grain
2nd pass against the grain
Razor: Merkur 37c slant
Blades: Feather

What didn't work for me:
Merkur 34c: too much tugging.

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 03-16-2017, 07:47 AM
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Three for the beard , two for my head. I'm a stickler for BBS.

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