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    How do you guys shave? Against, across or with the grain. I started to shave across, and then tried against. But when I shaved against the grain with my DE, I got razorbumps. Do you guys have problems shaving against?

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    I shave with on the first pass, across on the second, and finish up where there is any hair left against, but only if I have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebbassman View Post
    How do you guys shave? Against, across or with the grain. I started to shave across, and then tried against. But when I shaved against the grain with my DE, I got razorbumps. Do you guys have problems shaving against?
    Typically I shave with on the first, across on the second, against on the third. I sometimes leave off the across pass if I'm maintaining a good shave. I sometimes cheat and skip a day or two as my beard doesn't grow very quickly.

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    I do two passes. 1st a with/cross pass depending on how sparse the hair growth is. 2nd an against pass to get BBS.

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    3-4 passes for me.
    North to South
    East to West
    West to East
    and if needed South to North.

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    same as with the straight with the grain, against the grain, and across the grain.

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    The rare times I use a DE I usually do with first and across second.
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    I usually shave with the grain on the first pass and on the second pass I shave against the grain. Now my hair grows wierd in some places so the against the grain pass really only hits about 90% of my beard against the grain. So then I just wet my finger tips and feel for the areas that need a little more work and feel which way the grain is and hit those areas with some lather and shave away.

    I suppose I could just do the WTG, XTG-Left, XTG-Right, AGT to get all the hair at every angle but I get bored and the way I do it now doesn't irritate my skin at all unless the blade is starting to dull.

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    One with then one against then touch up if needed, easy as pie

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    I go WTG, then XTG, then ATG with either the DE or the straight....although I've used exclusively straights now for the last couple of months.

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