I have been noticing this for a while. Finally convinced it is for real. The left side of my face shaves better than the right. No, really, it does. After the first stroke from the sideburn down, it is always much cleaner than the right. This continues through the shave. My right jawline I can never seem to shave against the grain without problems, while I am usually fine on the left. My right cheek takes more work and T&C to get smooth than my left. What is going on here?
First thought: Technique influenced by hand position. I have to admit it could boil down to this. There is no way to truly eliminate this variable (shaving half with the left hand would just introduce more variables, I think). Still, I have really focused on angle and pressure for specific cuts, and still had this problem. The first stroke really should be fairly easy to control, as it is just straight down, but I have noticed the difference every single time I have shaved, regardless of all my experiments with angle and pressure. Likewise, there is a certain part of my right jawline that I have NEVER been able to get a smooth ATG cut on, without the razor catching and stuttering.
Second thought: Maybe the hair growth direction is different. Seems likely. But then, surely is just straight down right below the sideburn? And the jawline problem happens regardless of trying slightly different directions of attack.
Third thought: Is it possible the hair texture is actually different?
Anybody else have a similar experience? I am puzzled by my face.