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.Shaving with grain means shaving in the direction of how the hair grows on your face. It is always best to shave this way. Shaving against the grain can cause redness, rashes, razor burn and ingrown hairs, which are all painful.

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I have got some stubborn areas that are much more difficult to shave with a razor, what should I do?


You might have some particularly stubborn areas that need to be shaved against the growth of your hair or sideways in order to attain a close shave. You should shave as much as you can with the grain, then re-lather and shave those troubled areas across or against the grain.

Feb 06, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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How should I shave with or against the growth?


When wet shaving, the principle is to go with the grain (hair growth direction). In order to find out which way is your grain rub your hand on your stubbly face, one way will fell rough and the other will fell much smoother, the smooth way is the grain way.

Feb 06, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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What is the best shaving direction?


Shaving in the same direction as the hair growth is the most comfortable method. Shaving against the hair growth certainly gives a much closer shave. Many use a combination of both.

Many dermatologists warn however that shaving against the hair growth can cause ingrown hair and irritation and it can make the skin sore and sensitive.

Nov 23, 2010 | Health & Beauty

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Should I shave with or against the grain?


The majority of your shave should be in the direction of hair growth (most commonly downwards, but sometimes diagonal). Occasionally, shaving against the grain is required at the end of a shave to get tuff-to-reach or stubborn spots.

Nov 23, 2010 | Health & Beauty

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