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Cuttingboard
03-15-2009, 09:41 AM
I believe that having a nice hot shower, shave and your favorite beverage would be a great relaxing way to end the day before going to bed. The only problem that I have is that I would have 5 o'clock shadow in the morning and have to shave again. How do you guys remedy this or do you shave again in morning before going to work?

waynesworld
03-15-2009, 09:49 AM
That would be nice, but I can't really wake up without a shower anyway.

Kevan
03-15-2009, 09:52 AM
I'm blessed with blond hair and slow beard growth. I don't have really noticeable stubble until about 24-36 hours later. I shave every 3 days.

Cuttingboard
03-15-2009, 10:05 AM
That would be nice, but I can't really wake up without a shower anyway. Ditto, but it would be nice to wakeup and only have to take a shower and not have to worry about shaving. I would love to have the extra 20 minutes to sleep.

gaseousclay
03-15-2009, 10:26 AM
I'm blessed with blond hair and slow beard growth. I don't have really noticeable stubble until about 24-36 hours later. I shave every 3 days.

I also have slow growth but for me stubble starts making an appearance 24-48 hrs later. sometimes I shave everyday, sometimes every other day

techdog
03-15-2009, 10:30 AM
I shave every evening and get a DFS nearly every time. Even when I had my Mach3 I still shaved in the evening and didn't get nearly as close of a shave as I do with my DE. I'd say just give it a try for a couple days and see if you can live with the beard growth at 5pm the next day. Other than that, just work on your technique to get a closer shave. Good luck.

rabidpotatochip
03-15-2009, 10:31 AM
I always look like I have stubble no matter how smooth I am, so I just don't worry about it.

Cuttingboard
03-15-2009, 10:47 AM
I shave every evening and get a DFS nearly every time.

Excuse my ignorance but what does DFS stand for?

Brodirt
03-15-2009, 11:08 AM
Im a night shaver. The problem is too much of my favorite beverage...on weekends that is. I have been fearful of the damage that I could do to myself!

Other than that, I enjoy it. Its a great way to end the day and feel great before bed...both mentally and physically. The bonus is that my wife LOVES a smooth shave...I think that is why I started the habit in the first place:blush:

rabidpotatochip
03-15-2009, 11:08 AM
Excuse my ignorance but what does DFS stand for?

Darn fine shave.

pokermon919
03-15-2009, 11:24 AM
I always look like I have stubble no matter how smooth I am, so I just don't worry about it.

I'm the same, even if its bbs to the touch, I still see wee bits of stubble.

TFrankMac2140
03-15-2009, 02:42 PM
I also have slow growth but for me stubble starts making an appearance 24-48 hrs later. sometimes I shave everyday, sometimes every other day

+1 I usually shave at night and I'm fine the next day due to the moderate speed of my beards growth. To each his own really, like everything else.

Not4you
03-15-2009, 04:10 PM
I always shave at night. The warmth & smells settle me right down and I have a great sleep. Tough to beat a pillow that soon smells like your favourite soap!!

Day one I have no shadow. Day two I have stubble but I leave it unless I have a client meeting that day. I end up shaving every other night.

itsallshots
03-15-2009, 04:11 PM
Im a night time shaver usually, and I find becuase i've had a nice relaxing soak, I get a better shaver instead of being rushed in the moring and do get a bit of a shadow, but I would rather enjoy myself than worry about a 5 o'clock shadow, also your skin gets time to recover overnight, when you wake your skin isnt in the best condition, blood circulation etc is poorer first thing in the morning, thats why you body releases cortisol (steroid) in the morning to help wake you up!

David in Boston
03-15-2009, 04:24 PM
Tried night shaving for a few weeks and liked it. It is relaxing to shower and shave before bed. Helps put me to sleep.

However, got my 5 o'clock shadow by midday.:frown: Just felt unkempt. Switch back to morning shave. Helps me wake up just like a cup of tea or coffee.

To each his own.

David

mretzloff
03-15-2009, 05:24 PM
I guess this is one situation where it helps to be young enough to not be able to grow much of a bear. I can make it through the next day easily. I dread the day where I get too old to shave at night...

RayH
03-15-2009, 05:44 PM
I too have a blonde (reddish) beard and a slow growth with stubble (visible) appearing 24-30 hours later. Now with the grey showing up I have a grizzled appearance. But I shave only once a day. Showering at night is most practical for me as I have to start work at 4 am. Actually more like shower and shave in the late afternoon. Then bed.

Stubblefield
03-15-2009, 07:02 PM
I believe that having a nice hot shower, shave and your favorite beverage would be a great relaxing way to end the day before going to bed. The only problem that I have is that I would have 5 o'clock shadow in the morning and have to shave again. How do you guys remedy this or do you shave again in morning before going to work?

I'm not able to shave at night and be presentable in the morning. One thing that I do however is to shave the back of my neck at night since a little stubble won't be noticed there. I do it perhaps 3 times per week, and have gotten good at looking in the (second) mirror and shaving up to my hairline. If you want to work on your technique, try it!

ButtGump
03-15-2009, 08:49 PM
I believe that having a nice hot shower, shave and your favorite beverage would be a great relaxing way to end the day before going to bed. The only problem that I have is that I would have 5 o'clock shadow in the morning and have to shave again. How do you guys remedy this or do you shave again in morning before going to work?

You say your shaves are 20 min long, so right now the only choices you leave yourself are wake up with 5 o'clock shadow or wake up 20 min earlier. What I would actually recommend you do, though, is shave at night for now and when your technique is good to go switch to a 10 min morning shave.

Once you get the technique down, you'd be amazed at how that shorter morning shave can still be as relaxing as an evening shave.

FlatFork
03-15-2009, 09:21 PM
I almost shave in the evening, I work outdoors so I don't mind the stubble I guess it's an advantage and I like the extra time my face gets to heal.

spanx
03-16-2009, 03:16 AM
I'm a night shaver.I cannot feel my beard the next morning. My suggestion is to get different equipment or maybe a change in technique. I don't know anything about growth I just go by how it feels.

Cuttingboard
03-16-2009, 10:12 AM
I usually have pretty decent stubble 7-8 hours after I shave, but that's with a Fusion razor. I'll use the DE tonight and see how it works tomorrow.

littlerudy1
03-16-2009, 05:09 PM
I'm also a night shaver and need to be clean shaven for work, so for me it was all about finding the right combination of tools.My beard grows moderately fast but as hard and thick as a metal grill brush and I never would've dreamed in a million years I could've achieved this with my M3 but for the last 5 years it been smooth sailing with a DE.(sorry no pun intended:biggrin:)I use a Merkur 38c with either a red Personna or a Derby and Proraso/C.O. Bigelow cream.Three passes and I'm good to go!Good luck and hope this was some help.

Andy O.

Wilpar76
03-17-2009, 08:15 PM
I shave at night as it is just about the only time during the week that I have to myself. Once the baby is asleep, I start on my grooming ritual. I can bet a BBS shave, but as you and others have pointed out, there will be a small shadow in the morning depending on each person's rate of growth. I can see the hairs coming back, but I still have the BBS smoothness that I love for about 24-30 hours post shave. I shave every other day.

It all depends on the look you want. I want classic, clean and professional. Some people like the constant shadow look. I can't do it because I will start getting ingrown hairs. Anyway, good luck.

spinyeel
03-17-2009, 09:32 PM
I have a light coloured but very thick beard and an evening shave with an s/e razor or a Muhle R89 sees to it that I wake up smooth and don't have noticable stubble until well into the following afternoon.:smile:

Cuttingboard
03-18-2009, 04:50 AM
The past 2 evenings I began showering and shaving before going to bed. I must say that I was suprised how little stubble I had the next morning. This was the 3rd time that I had used my Merkur 38C with Crystal blades and while I do a good job on the sides of my face, I cannot seem to find the angle or technique to find the sweet spot on my lower neck and adams apple and it feels completely raw whenever I go to bed. I still feels raw the next morning. I know it will take a couple of weeks for my face and skin to adjust to the new routine and razor.

pbroddi
03-18-2009, 05:56 AM
Now that I'm honing my skills (pun intended) on a straight, night shaving is needed, due to the extra time and care I have to take, as well as giving my face time to recover should things go wrong:thumbdown

Face is still smooth in the morning, until late afternoon and my skin feels fantastic with the new regime:thumbup1::thumbup1:

blackfoot
03-18-2009, 06:07 AM
I am a night shaver, myself. I solved the problem by going to work at night. :lol:

Shug
03-18-2009, 07:02 PM
I am a big fan of the night shave as the wife really likes it and that is ultimately what matters :thumbup1:

The closer you get your shave at night the longer it lasts, or at least that has been my experience.

Psychdude
03-18-2009, 08:45 PM
My job doesn't care if I have stubble, and frankly, neither do I ;) I just don't like anymore than a couple days' worth. Then it gets itchy...ugh.

fitzski
03-19-2009, 09:56 AM
I prefer to shave in the morning, and at just once or twice a week, I try to stretch it to a weekend day whenever possible. I really enjoy a nice, bright sunlit room while I shave, so the Sat or Sun morning shave is the one I truly look forward to.

If I shave in the evening, before bed, I pay for it the next evening - the stubble growth after 24hrs is just enough to cause genuine prickly discomfort and irritation around my throat and chin while I sleep.

Shaving in the morning seems to work out better in that regard, since switching to a DE razor. With my previous cartridge razor and its less effective shave, shaving in the morning would leave me prone to irritation that same night.