The question about whether you should shave with or against the grain always pops up and for those that are new to adulting, this can be quite confusing.
So what is the right answer?
Should you shave with, or against the grain?
Is there really an answer for that?
Personally, I don’t do either of them.
I do both.
I’m no grizzly bear, but I do grow facial hair daily and I would like to share my thoughts on whether you should shave with or against the grain.
Before you shave that pretty face of yours, you might want to read this short post before you leave your bathroom with a face that might not be the prettiest.
Starting Off – Go With the Grain
To get the closest shave, you will definitely have to go against the grain but to get the least pain possible, you are going to start off by shaving with the grain.
There will be less tugging of your hair and it will make it come off easier.
Of course after you’ve lathered and soaked that ugly mug in some warm water.
So before you hurt yourself and you start crying like a little baby, please do not shave against the grain.
Now We Can Go Against the Grain
When I was in the army it was almost impossible to go against the grain, even after starting off my shave going with the grain.
When you’re int he comfort of your home and you can soften your facial hair with some nice hot water, going against the grain is not a problem.
Try shaving with nothing but cold water in some freezing temperatures and you’ll know what I mean.
So after you have shaved with the grain, you can now go against it.
This will give you a closer and cleaner shave, if that’s your ultimate goal.
Just for Looks
Before I used to shave with the grain just so that my lips don’t look funny.
You know what I’m talking about?
It’s that look you get when you haven’t shaved in a long time and then finally shave.
It’s like you have duck lips or something.
If you just shave with the grain, it will kinda give you that look like you need to shave but not really.
To Get That Scruffy Look
If you are trying to take some hair off without making it look like a baby’s ass and not like a gorilla, then you might want to invest in an electrical razor.
You can find some really cheap ones and then there are those that are just overpriced but can do anything and everything you want it to do.
They usually come with other connectors like a nose hair trimmer and other nonsense but it is very much a solid investment that will save you a lot of time along with giving you that pretty look you very much desire.
What if Your Hair is Just too Long?
You might want to take a scissor and chop some of that off first.
Then you can get to the razor part of things and we can discuss everything I’ve mentioned above.
Now do you really want to get rid of that pubic hair on your face?
I can’t grow my ish that long, so I’m kinda jealous of those of you that actually can.
My facial hair grows like Joe Dirt, so it grows out all white trashy naturally just like his.
I don’t even waste my time trying to grow out a full beard even if that’s “the in thing” right now.
Did you guys know that there was a Joe Dirt 2?
You gotta be kidding me!
I only found that out because I was doing this post!
Now I gotta get on Netflix and get me some Joe Deertay.
It did have a very low rating but I’m the type that needs to see it for myself before going with what everyone else thinks.
I’ll keep you posted.
You Have Been Shaved
So now that I’ve given my take on whether or not you should shave with or against the grain, I would like to hear what you think and maybe share some ideas.
We all shave.
We all have what works and doesn’t work.
We all have the best products.
So if you have some “secret” formula that works great for you, please do share as I’m sure we would all like to give it a try.
Now you tell me, should you shave with or against the grain?