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View Poll Results: Shaving against the grain.
With the grain. 13 20.97%
Against the grain. 21 33.87%
First with, then against. 25 40.32%
First against, then with. 0 0%
I don't vote in Buford's polls, why would I vote in yours? 3 4.84%
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Old 05-21-06, 01:26 AM   #1
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Grain: Are you with me, or against me?

My girlfriend swears up and down that the men she knows shave against the grain. I even had her call up her brother to prove it. This just seems painful and wrong to me. I realize we have had shaving questions here before, but I'd just like to know how many people shave so strangely.

When shaving, do you shave with the grain or against it?
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Old 05-21-06, 01:36 AM   #2
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Against. Your girlfriend must know me.

Maybe you need a poll.
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Old 05-21-06, 01:39 AM   #3
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Maybe you need a poll.
Yeah, it was enroute. My computer was freaking out on me.
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Old 05-21-06, 01:52 AM   #4
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This just seems painful and wrong to me.
pussy.
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Old 05-21-06, 03:08 AM   #5
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Depends how thick the hair is. It's relatively sparse on my cheeks, where I shave with. But I have to go against underneath my chin and jaw.
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Old 05-21-06, 03:16 AM   #6
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Face or balls?

Anyway, years ago I used to go with the grain, then against to get it closer. I guess it was when the Mach 3 came out that I switched to just with the grain, because that razor gets it close enough (and I don't want to wear out that thing too soon). I couldn't imagine ever going against the grain to start with.
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Old 05-21-06, 02:52 PM   #7
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Against. Much closer shave that way.
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Old 05-21-06, 04:22 PM   #8
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i go both ways
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Old 05-21-06, 04:25 PM   #9
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For the most part, I go with the grain, but as al bundy says, I also tend to go both ways, especially if I want a little bit closer shave.
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Old 05-21-06, 04:39 PM   #10
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I don't shave.
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Old 05-21-06, 05:44 PM   #11
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I used to go with the grain, but found I could sometimes eek out an extra day of not shaving by against the grain. If I havent shaved in like four days, then I have to start with the grain and then go against it, hurts too much to start against it
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Old 05-21-06, 05:59 PM   #12
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First with then against...as was noted...very close shave that way.
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Old 05-21-06, 06:03 PM   #13
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First with, then against.
at least on my cheeks and rest of my face
on my neck I go from bottom up, not sure if that's with or against in that section
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Old 05-22-06, 08:16 AM   #14
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Against (both actually depends on what part of the face) and I only use hot water, no soap or shaving creme.
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Old 05-22-06, 08:59 AM   #15
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Even with an electric shaver I go against the grain. If there are any strays that are too long for the shaver I pull out the Quattro (thanks Myster X) and cut those down with no soap or water, against the grain too.
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Old 05-22-06, 09:37 AM   #16
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With the brillo like hair I have on my face and head, I don't waste time going with the grain. For me it's against the grain, always.
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Old 05-22-06, 11:14 AM   #17
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I shaved all messed up. I go up on my left cheek, but somehow ever since high school I got in the habit of going sideways on my right cheek. Still do it.

Whatever works-I get clean shave so that's al; that matters. Plus I only grow facial hair fast enough to shave maybe every 2 days.
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Old 05-22-06, 11:21 AM   #18
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I don't shave.
Neither do I. I just use a beard trimmer on the closest setting, against the grain.
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Old 05-22-06, 11:26 AM   #19
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I go with on the first swipe and against on the 2nd, it hurts much less. I also use lots of hot water.
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Old 05-22-06, 11:52 AM   #20
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With the grain. Against the grain supposedly causes ingrown hairs.
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Old 05-22-06, 05:42 PM   #21
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hot water is key
I also try to shave only after a shower
hairs get a touch softer and shaving is easier
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Old 05-22-06, 06:40 PM   #22
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I don't shave.
You wax or go au natural?
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