10-29-2012, 03:47 PM
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I have watched videos and still have trouble shaving under the nose at the same angle as cheeks. Do you only shave from left to right an right to left in this area? What about Adams apple?

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 10-29-2012, 04:19 PM
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  • matloffm
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I deal with the Adam's apple by pulling the skin to the side and cutting the stubble there. As for the area under the nose and around the mouth, you have to determine what the direction of growth is and shave the area accordingly. A shaving stroke from top to bottom is not WTG if the hair is growing sideways or up. In my case, I do a down pass and a pass from the nose toward the cheek and a pass from thee cheek to the nose. I never draw the razor from my upper lip to my nose as I can expect a cut. The idea is to know the growth pattern and use the most appropriate technique. Also, you may use a different razor to shave that area. I find OC razors are easier to use under the nose than solid bar razors. As always YMMV.Wink

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 10-29-2012, 04:30 PM
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  • Johnny
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Get yourself a Schick Injector. They are great for those tight places.

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 10-29-2012, 06:06 PM
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I almost never shave across when shaving directly under the nose in the little divot. Outside the divot, yes. Other wise it's down on the first pass and up on the second for me.

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 10-29-2012, 06:25 PM
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  • vuk
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I had trouble under the nose when I first started with a DE. What seems to work best for me with the stray hairs under my nose is to make a funny face and angle the corner of the razor under my nostril and shave with the grain. Now sure what equipment you have but you might find a 3 piece razor easier to navigate than a TTO.

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 10-29-2012, 07:47 PM
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  • beartrap
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All good suggestions, moving nose out of the way might work too. It feels awkward at first but it's going to become natural very soon. You're doing good Wink

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 10-30-2012, 09:45 AM
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I used my sensor exel to clean up my lip. I will try more tomorrow.

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 10-30-2012, 06:56 PM
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(10-29-2012, 07:47 PM)beartrap Wrote: All good suggestions, moving nose out of the way might work too. It feels awkward at first but it's going to become natural very soon. You're doing good Wink

+1 Unless you get an injector or The Cobra. Good luck.

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 10-30-2012, 07:03 PM
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I just push my nose to the right to get under the left nostril, and to the left to get under the right nostril. Then, to get the whiskers almost inside my nostrils, I come at them with just the corner of my razor, from below and to the outside, and making the pass (ever so gentle) up and to the inside. The corner of your razor will just start to go into your nostril. It works very well.

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 10-30-2012, 07:06 PM
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  • jvrck
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Push your nose out of the way.

When doing an across the grain, go from the outside of the lip toward the nose.

Also, when going against the grain and also across, use the edge of the razor do you have more control in the tighter places.

Good luck.

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 11-01-2012, 09:44 AM
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It's working! I cut myself few times but it works good. Thank you

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 11-01-2012, 05:08 PM
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  • Grumpy
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Pushing Left or Right works for the nose.

And I do not have an Adams Apple Problem so I cannot help you there.

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 11-01-2012, 05:50 PM
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WTG, XTG, and a modified blade buffing directly under the nose for those pesky whiskers that will bother me if I don't get them.

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