Mark, here. New member to this forum and soon-to-be starting to shave with an adjustable DE (Merkur progress). I've got a badger brush some ProRaso and alcohol-free aftershave.
Question about the across the grain pass....Is that done on the cheeks only? or do you also go across the grain on the neck? The latter sounds dangerous to me, but then again neck is the area where I usually get the most razor burn using my multi-blade cartridge razor. D*mn thing.
And while we're talking about "the grain" how can one tell what the grain is on your neck, chin, etc. Is it by feel? Eyeballing it? Is it that the hairs are pointing a certain way? Seems like you'd have to let the beard grow out a bit to really see the grain.
Thanks in advance,