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    so this is total sarcasm but here goes a joke anyway. I've found that if my razor isn't sharp, my wood chipper usually isn't. so if someone complains about a shave that should take care of the nicks lol.

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    Ive been straight shaving since October 1st. Took me three months to get bbs. Neck was tough but I got it. My cheeks and chin I do a scything cut, usually heel leading and that works great. The neck grows l to r. The only way is cutting rt to left straight on 2 passes atg. I tried a scything or guillotine cut on the neck and jawline. 2 passes and I got lots of stuble left. I will let it be for now. Does anybody do a scything on the neck with the beard growth side to side on the neck like mine? Or should I keep doing it as I have been and not worry about it? People have told me my technique is leading to more frequent touchups(7-8 shaves crox or slurry) which I dont care about, but I wanna make sure Im not missing something. And I have heard some folks getting a bbs without atg pass, which I never found possible. Maybe I should leave well enough alone, or should I go for it and see what happens?
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    Most important thing I do to prevent cuts is to start the blade moving before I touch it to my face. Second most important thing is to go slow and not rush any aspect of the shave, from getting the razor out to cleaning up. A few days ago I was in a rush and I cut myself ... stropping!

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    New to shaving with a straight razor myself as well, in the start I had this big fear of deep cuts, but seeing most of you gents post these handy tips and tricks to making it happen, I feel alot more secure.

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    Nice tips! But what's BBS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einar View Post
    Nice tips! But what's BBS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Einar View Post
    Nice tips! But what's BBS?
    Acronyms and Abbreviations - Straight Razor Place Wiki
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    What Jimmy posted back in '08 in the original post is something I still apply today. All I can add is stretch the skin and "practice practice practice". ....and a good styptic pencil or alum rock gets a bunch of use the first year or two no matter what you do. But it's worth it all.
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    Hmmm , now that makes a lot of sense no wonder my face looks like a cactus attacked itBiggest problem besides that learning to shave with the left hand also.I am not to far along should I just stick to right hand doing the work?Thanks.

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    I'm a dominant hand shaver and it works fine for me. Tried that left hand shaving and it wasn't worth the effort to me ...... YMMV.
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