Jesse wrote:I just use an electric razor when I do it, but I haven't done it in over a year. I keep everything (beard and hair) cut down to the 1/4" comb length by cutting every week or so. It's nice and simple. A few times I have shaved it all off and just kept a goatee, but I started noticing that I was getting a "bubble" of clear space around me even in large crowds. I wanted to be a little more gray so I just grew it back in again.
speedy wrote:Don't be overly concerned about cutting yourself with those things. It's as common as a plastic. Just don't use pressure, let the weight of the holder do it's job.
Proper shaving cream is key. Anything in a can are crap. Sorry for those that use it, but it's the truth. I am not into spending a lot of time on prep, but if you want to do so there is something to be said about the soap/brush method in a cup. The alternative which I do is getting shaving cream from a health food store. The result compared to shaving cream in a can is night and day. Natural is the way to go. Also, shaving in the shower is a huge help! Something about the heat and constant water helps a lot. When I was forced to shave at a sink at the gym while waiting for our hot water heater to arrive, it sucked. So I have a shaving mirror in the shower and is always my method. If you go with the grain it's barely 5-minutes if that. Against the grain a good 5 minutes for the PROPER method is apply shaving lotion, shave with the grain, rinse off, re-apply shaving lotion then against the grain. Less irritation that way.
Also, that forum I referenced is filled with shaving fanatics similar to gripboard with gripper fanatics.
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