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11th-Dec-2009 11:01 am
Homer Xmas
This is something I was wondering about as I was shaving this morning. I've heard some people say that you should shave against the grain for a closer shave. I've heard others say that you should shave with the grain to avoid ingrown hairs. I noticed that I do both (I'll shave the side of my face and my chin against the grain, but my upper lip with the grain.) This question is directed to both men and women, whether it's your face, legs, armpits or some other part of your body being shaved.

Poll #1497726 Shaving

Do you generally shave with the grain or against the grain?

With the grain
Against the grain
Both, but mostly against the grain
Both, but mostly with the grain
I don't know/I don't pay any attention
I don't shave
Something else (what?)
11th-Dec-2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
When I'm shaving my legs, I have to go "against the grain" because the opposite direction is a very awkward angle for me. Armpits, it's usually both directions.
11th-Dec-2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
I was wondering if going up the legs was against the grain or not. I don't even know which way is grain and which way is anti-grain!
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11th-Dec-2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
I figured that up the legs was against, but it seems like it would be difficult to shave down. To me, anyway.
11th-Dec-2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
11th-Dec-2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Both, about equally.. just depends on where I'm shaving.
11th-Dec-2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Depends a bit on where I'm shaving. Legs, def. against the grain. Bikini area, mostly with the grain.
11th-Dec-2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Something else: whatever is easiest.
11th-Dec-2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
When I shave my legs, I go against because the other way is just silly.

I go every which way on my armpits, mostly because I buy disposable razors that don't cut close enough because I'm too cheap to buy a real razor.
12th-Dec-2009 10:04 am (UTC)
With the grain. :3
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15th-Dec-2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
I think my bor got his first shaver at 16, but somehow he is not a fast developer of full facila hair. He is 25 now and still hasnt got that much xD
15th-Dec-2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
I stopped shaving a few months ago, but when I did, the legs were shaved against the grain and the underarms were done both against and with the grain.
15th-Dec-2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
Against the grain. Mostly I buy cheap-shit-one-way razors, and they hardly shave any hair when I shave with the grain.
15th-Dec-2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
(sorry cant edit)

Pubic area I go with the grain mostly ,or I go sideways
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