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Re: Against the grain

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:38 pm
by Ouchmychin
For ATG shaving, I have trouble controlling a bladed razor so I use either the vibrating multiblade heads that have enough surface to prevent me from scraping or gouging. I also use the Gillette Guards that a member recommended. Although It is a single blade razor, the comb serves to prevent gouging too.

Re: Against the grain

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:22 pm
by ShadowsDad
I need to remember to try it, but you know what they say about old dogs and new tricks, right? I just fall into the same old shave nirvana routine.

Re: Against the grain

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:02 pm
by slackskin
Gary -

Thanks for starting this thread. I too lave learned something. The top part of my cheeks seems to grow N to S, while the bottom part of cheek grows from chin to ear. The top of my neck seems to grow from cheek to ear, while the bottom part of neck grows from S to N. As if that weren't confusing enough, I seem to get best results ATG when shaving cheeks on the diagonal from jaw to nose, and shaving the neck on the diagonal from jaw to Adam;s Apple. What a trip this has been!

Re: Against the grain

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:36 am
by Ouchmychin
That's the problem I have. My cheek hair grows north the south. My neck has some south to north; some diagonal SW to NE; and some diagonal SE to NE. If I do a one pass shave I have to be content with stubble no matter which way I shave. Even my cheeks don't really get smooth unless I do the diagonal bit.

Re: Against the grain

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:05 pm
by brothers
After 7 months it's become a good habit. A single pass ATG face-lathered followed by a water-only touchup.

Re: Against the grain

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:58 am
by Ouchmychin
Today I was strong enough to do my old shave pattern. N to S on Cheeks and chin; S to N on neck; followed by reversing directions. Then it's R to L everywhere, followed by NR to SL and then reverse. Final polish ATG. Rinse well and dry and slosh on whatever. Changed blades in the middle because the Futur was tugging and that's dangerous. Personna to Super Irridium.

Re: Against the grain

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:51 pm
by slackskin
You Go, Pete!!

Re: Against the grain

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:03 am
by Squire
Good move Pete.

Re: Against the grain

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:45 am
by ShadowsDad
I tried a one pass ATG shave not too long ago but forgot to post. I couldn't do it. The tugging was horrible and I didn't want to see blood so gave it up almost immediately. Now maybe if I shaved every day it would have been a different story, but I don't. As with some other folks my beard grows in all sorts of directions anyway, so I'd still need to go in different directions to get it all.

Re: Against the grain

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:19 pm
by JayTrek
I think I could pull it off for a day or two if I shaved daily. But I think the irritation would be too much after a couple of days.