08-05-2012, 01:42 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
| | Re: shaving super thick facial hair
Originally Posted by heartsdelight
Thanks for all the advice. We're going to try out a few things. It just makes me so sad to hear him say "I wish somebody had told me shaving hurt so much." He said the blades seem to rip his hair out a lot instead of cutting them because the hair is so thick it gets caught in it. Yikes.
I don't think the blades are "ripping" out the hair, if so he needs to use sharper blades, but maybe the coarse hair is pulling his skin up into the blade - that is why he has to go with the grain... and also maybe use a double or single blade razor... I find for me on my neck, since the grain goes every which way it does better for me to go one pass across the grain, and if it isn't as close as I'd like just leave it because another stroke will make me regret it all day. Same as my chin where it is the thickest and also hard to get good contact over the jawline, it's easier to go across the grain (not against, nor with) since it seems to get it in less strokes.
I remember the first couple years shaving never hurt, it wasn't until my beard hair matured in my late 20's and got so thick and coarse that it became a pain. I used to always rock the freshly shaven babyface look, now I go a couple days between or else I'd be sporting something that resembled pizza.