Don't get Obsessive Compusive Disorder about every shave- BBS is overrated. DFS is where it's at.
Any H.L. Mencken quotation.
Map your beard growth direction. This made the difference for my neck - after I figured out which way was WTG.
+1 to all the great tips above (especially cold water shave).
Shave in the shower when possible.
Self proclaimed Slant-aholic - 2012 MOvember participant
This is not my tip but I learned them from mantics you tube videos
* Put conditioner on your beard while showering before shaving
* Shave with the grain on your mustache and for the second pass do an across the grain verse against the grain much less irritation
Its all about the lather
When you think you are done....STOP!!
Alum is your best friend. Use it for cleanup, to hold your razor, to help with nicks, and for the most important reason of all at least to me. Use it as a learning tool. When you put the alum on and it stings, that's a place you used too much pressure or overshaved. It took me a long time, but I finally got to the point where when I used alum I didn't feel a sting at all.
Don't jab and dig the spiked tip of a cut throat razor into and under the flesh of your chin. (Even though apparently, I must enjoy doing it. )
Rob- Clean Shaver and Proud A.S.S. Member
Prep is the most important part. A quick, ill prepared shave = a bad shave.
Single Malt Scotch and Extra Sharp Cheddar. Lifes perfect! Johnnie, BOTOC
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