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Shaving Against the Grain: A How-To Guide

Have you ever shaved against the grain? If you have, chances are you’ve gotten a very close shave—followed by some truly irritated skin. There’s a right way to do it, and there’s a wrong way—and if your skin is red and painful when you’re done, chances are you’ve done it incorrectly. So here we’ll do a deep […]

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How to Shave with the Grain: Tips and Guidelines

In today’s post, we’ll talk about GRAIN. What is it? Is it important? How do you find it? And, more importantly— Should you shave with it? (the answer: yes). Should you shave against it? (the answer: most of the time, no, with one specific exception). And, finally, how do you shave with the grain, and make sure you’re shaving […]

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Shaving with Cold Water: A Primer

The majority of men shave with warm water, and why wouldn’t they? Warm water feels fantastic, and it’s a comforting, calming way to start your day. The idea of shaving with cold water seems a little nutty, and honestly, a little unpleasant. For some guys, though, it actually works way better than shaving with warm water. Warm […]

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How Often Should I Shave My Head?

We get a lot of questions about shaving, and whenever we get one we like, we publish a post about it. “How often should I shave my head?” is one of those great questions, and it breaks our heart to give the following answer: It depends. We consider ourselves experts in all things shaving, and it brings a […]

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Eleven Shaving Mistakes Men Make

If you’ve been shaving for a few years, it probably seems like you’ve got your routine down: you know what you’re doing, and can do it almost instinctually. You’ve honed your process over thousands of shaves, and you’ve got it down pat. It’s perfect. You’d be surprised, though—we get a lot of emails from guys, many […]

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