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Proper shaving;

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by PalestineOne, May 4, 2004.

  1. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    so whats the proper way to shave? Ive tried it all and I still get razor bumps on my neck/throat area. its not so bad, just a little, it hardly shows but it does. I shave every day to keep a formal and clean look. I have thick hair too by the way, not as thick as african hair, not as smooth as white or asian either. its arab facial hair, its no joke.
    anyway, I wet my face with hot water before shaving, I apply shaving cream, I start by shaving my neck/throat area DOWNWARDS, then my cheecks and chin DOWNWARDS, then my mustache area DOWNARDS, then I do it all again UPWARDS, which gets most stubble out for sure. but I cant help that thats not the perfect way to shave? I never asked my father when I was younger, so anyone wanna be a father-figure here? post away
     
  2. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    sure.... dont shave your neck upwards.
    Sure you might be able to get a bit less stuble
    but it's really not worth it. Shaving down and across
    is really all you need. (*edit) If you are using a good razor!

    Here's some tips....
    Make sure to leave the hot cloth on your face for like 20 seconds.
    Lay it across your neck too. Use a good shaving creame too. Dont skimp.
    And here's my big secret tip: Let super hot water run over the blade for a few moments.
    I dont know why, but it generally smoothes things up.

    that's all I will share now.
     
  3. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    sidways shaving you said?

    hot cloth on my face before or after the shave?

    how do I heat the cloth?

    thanks dad
     
  4. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    http://www.wacky-jokes.com/gagimages/0751BloodyRazorBlade.jpg'>

    [img]http://home.austin.rr.com/whb/graphics/Before-After.jpg'>
     
  5. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    shit sonny..... here's more:

    By 'sideways' I mean move the razor from the outside
    of your neck in towards the adams apple.
    Obviously angle the blade so you dont slash your throat.
    Different people have differnet features, so it might not work for you.
    I accept no responsibility if you slit your own throat.


    and shit man... got a freakin' wash cloth?
    Hold that shit under HOT HOT HOT water
    then wring it out a bit. Look at the ceiling
    and cover your face/neck with the cloth.
    Let it sit there for a few minutes and voila.
    Soft and ready to mow down the fuzz.

    You dont need to steam afterwords....
    just slap a good lotion on.
    I use this stuff but not too much.
     
  6. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    I've always been told to use cold water while shaving.

    Also you never EVER shave against the 'grain' of your hair.

    Using a good shaver, shaving cream, and after balm/moisturizer is key.

    I use a Schick Quattro and before that I had the Mach3 Turbo.

    A nice Gilette for men skincare shaving cream and Gilette for men skincare moisturizer.

    Also before shaving, it's usually best to take a shower/wash your face and make sure it's clean.
     
  7. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    damn good pointers, I heard about not shaving agaisnt the grain, but It was a useless shave if I didnt.
     
  8. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    I was given this advice a couple months ago.....haven't looked back since....
     
  9. TRAMP

    TRAMP Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2001 Messages: 594 Likes Received: 0
  10. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,986 Likes Received: 311
    cup the balls....
     
  11. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    I shave against the grain all the time and dont seem to have any problems. About half way down my neck suffers from wolf man syndrome. I need to shave right now so i think that i will hook you up with step by step pictures on my process.

    first you need the right tools for the right job:

    http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/tool2.jpg'>
    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/tool.jpg'>

    here is some play by play action starting with a before shot:

    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/before.jpg'>
    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/001.jpg'>
    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/002.jpg'>
    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/003.jpg'>
    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/004.jpg'>
    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/005.jpg'>
    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/006.jpg'>
    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/007.jpg'>

    and as for the final product. I've never been happier:
    [img]http://img2.photobucket.com/albums/v11/misteryuck/after.jpg'>



    tune in next week when mr yuck teaches you how to tie a perfect double windsor with the dip in the middle. [/color]
     
  12. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    riiiight...

    like that trucker-to-be even owns a tie, let alone can tie a single windsor.
     
  13. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    Shaving blows ..... i dont have time to shave properly so i just get er done and then deal with the savage razor burn .

    Ps. props to Yuck for the Play by Play :cool:
     
  14. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    Haha. Thats messed up! I'll show you! I mean shit, I used to have a half way desk job before i traded it all in for working outside.
     
  15. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    smart idea. I wish was outside today!
     
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