With the grain (WTG) only...your thoughts.

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Rusty blade, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

    Do you avoid ATG? And if so, does XTG get you as smooth as you like?
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  2. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Things in Ontario are good.
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  3. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Yes, I avoid ATG. I've tried it one time and didn't care for it. Had irritation and my skin felt like it was burned. I most likely have better technique now and would be better at it but to me it's not worth it.

    I go one pass WTG and then a second pass on my neck and jaw line. The second pass on my neck is also WTG and then I go XTG on my jaw. That gets me smooth enough. I'm not as smooth as a 3-pass shave but it's fine for me. We all have different definitions of smooth and BBS, etc. I'd classify my daily shaves as a DFS and I'm fine with that.
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  4. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    It is my second pass with a straight.
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  5. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

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  6. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Two and a half passes most days:
    1st passs/ WTG
    2nd pass/ XTG Cheeks and chin, ATG neck
    1/2 pass/ XTG neck, with some J hooking lower right neck area
    Depending on razor/blade combo usually yields a BBS or at least a DFS+
    Sometimes on Sunday(1st shave of the week on a 2 day growth) I'll do a "traditional" 3 pass shave
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  7. Der Koenig

    Der Koenig Member

    Bump here but..
    I am currently going back to wtg only for a while and my neck is getting way better. Not sure if wtg is the sole cure. I have also started with alum and Aloe+witch hazel. One extra wash and WH daily. I will soon start doing small changes in my routine. Firstly skip oil and let lather sit longer but after that xtg!
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