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Old 07-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #1101
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I'm having a hard time with both my straight and DE on my neck. My hair seems to grow diagonally (downward and away from my adams apple) ond I just irritate the sh*t out of my neck when I shave there. I have a goatee, so thats hard to shave around and still get those hairs. I always have to clean it up with my disposable, which feels like cheating. Any tips?
I have the same problem. First, hold a very hot, wet facecloth over your face for a few minutes before shaving, which will soften the hairs. Also, don't try to get all the hair in one shot. Lather up, make a pass going WITH the grain and rinse. Then lather again and make a pass going AGAINST the grain and rinse. Don't put too much pressure on the blade, just let it glide gently. If you still feel rough spots, shave them lightly after you apply moisturizer or lotion.

I've had people tell me that if you do this, the hair will learn to regrow straight. Mine never did, but this works for me.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:00 AM   #1102
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I use cheap Barbasol (when I don't use Zest), store brand blades and a DE razor in the shower with no mirror. No techniques, jargon or sophistication. Just a shave. Oh, face and head.
You ever cut your dome? I've thought of shaving my melon just worry about nicks and whatnot
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:27 AM   #1103
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You ever cut your dome? I've thought of shaving my melon just worry about nicks and whatnot
I deforested my skull tonight. No real cuts. I took the top off of some pimples. All was well in short order.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #1104
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Well I've taken the plunge and bought a brush, Merkur DE, proper soap and a sample pack of blades; not that cheap but should pay for itself within my lifetime haha.

Although I've mostly done it for the reports of better skin etc, even though my skin is pretty awesome at the minute (good diet, few supplements), I still get a bit of blotchy / redness on my chin when shaving (maybe ingrowing hairs? I have to go against the grain with a mach 3 just to get something like 'close').

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Old 07-05-2012, 02:24 AM   #1105
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Would you mind posting a couple closeups of that shavette? I thought they were full stainless, even the scales unless you got the black or white handles
So here it is. I was mistaken. The blade holder is stainless steel, but the scale is plastic. Works well enough. I've used it twice now.

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:07 AM   #1106
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Well I've taken the plunge and bought a brush, Merkur DE, proper soap and a sample pack of blades; not that cheap but should pay for itself within my lifetime haha.

Although I've mostly done it for the reports of better skin etc, even though my skin is pretty awesome at the minute (good diet, few supplements), I still get a bit of blotchy / redness on my chin when shaving (maybe ingrowing hairs? I have to go against the grain with a mach 3 just to get something like 'close').
Follow the process and you will be baby butt smooth
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #1107
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So here it is. I was mistaken. The blade holder is stainless steel, but the scale is plastic. Works well enough. I've used it twice now.
There are a couple different versions, one has black plastic scales, one has white plastic scales and one has stainless steel scales. I might pick one up, I have a box of 120 shark half blades that were sent to me on accident. May as well use em.
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I have the same problem. First, hold a very hot, wet facecloth over your face for a few minutes before shaving, which will soften the hairs. Also, don't try to get all the hair in one shot. Lather up, make a pass going WITH the grain and rinse. Then lather again and make a pass going AGAINST the grain and rinse. Don't put too much pressure on the blade, just let it glide gently. If you still feel rough spots, shave them lightly after you apply moisturizer or lotion.

I've had people tell me that if you do this, the hair will learn to regrow straight. Mine never did, but this works for me.

My neck hairs do the same thing (they actually swirl), I never do an against the grain pass on my neck at all, just one with and one or two across. Very short strokes, no pressure at all.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #1109
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Tip #1 there is no DE blade that comes near the Feather. You're welcome.

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:25 PM   #1110
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Tip #1 there is no DE blade that comes near the Feather. You're welcome.
Meh.

I've tried them, I prefer the Gillette 7 o'clock platinums any day over the feather.
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