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    Senior Member sinnfein's Avatar
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    when i do use a DE i normally go across the grain first then against the grain second, just totally skip the with the grain

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    With a straight I go with, then across. With a DE I find that all three (with, across, then against) work best.

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    I always shave North to South, then "Southish" to "Northish", following the curves of my face. Then touch up, ATG, a few known spots with stray growing whiskers. On a good day, that leaves me BBS. On a bad day, that leaves me, eh, extremely closely shaved.

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    My standard is 2x WTG then 1x XTG This is enough for work

    Then I consider my time and how the shave is going before going ATG

    Depending on the timing and priority of my encounters I'll either go for the ATG plus touch ups or hold off for a single pass shave later in the evening.

    * I let the lather taper off from thick lather to start to just a little more than water for final touch ups or detailing.

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    Three down
    One up
    One across

    More as needed.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    Three down
    One up
    One across

    More as needed.

    Jim
    Do you mean 5 whole passes? or one down one up then one across...?

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    I shave north to south. Ear to nose. Then south to north

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjiscooler View Post
    Do you mean 5 whole passes? or one down one up then one across...?
    Yes, five or more, I don't get any razor burn. I get a very smooth shave.

    Jim

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    I do

    1 WTG (North to South)
    1 XTG (East to West)
    1 XTG (West to East)

    and I'm done

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    I lather twice before shaving, then:

    First pass is with the grain

    Second pass is mostly across the grain but angled a little downward, about a 45 degree angle. Chin is done on the second pass (across the grain mostly).

    I do the neck against the grain.

    I add water and spend a few minutes buffing and adding water, getting missed spots, just relaxing and tooling around my face, checking for missed spots, adding water again, etc.

    I then go ATG under the lower lip

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