How to shave

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  1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
    HubPagesposted 10 years ago

    How to shave

  2. retellect profile image71
    retellectposted 10 years ago

    Learning how to shave is not really hard once you get the hang of it. Here I'll show you the methods to do it properly. read more

  3. profile image0
    directsaurabhposted 10 years ago

    Simple, try to make hair soft by lather or else for some minutes. When hair becomes soft enough then use your razor to cut through. Always try to use new blades or good quality razor. Caution! Never use razor of any other person as it is strictly dangerous. Thanks and God bless

  4. heart4theword profile image73
    heart4thewordposted 10 years ago

    That depends, on whether you want to shave your legs, your mustache or beard, or your head:)

  5. JawnFC profile image52
    JawnFCposted 10 years ago

    So you have woken up out of a complete stupor.  What the hell happened to your face? You have an animal living on it. No wait, it is not an animal, it is your beard.  Where did it come from?  That is besides the point. The real question is, "How... read more

  6. edzee profile image53
    edzeeposted 10 years ago

    Choices to handle the removal of hair on one's face should always begin with your skin. Washing your face is the prep work necessary to not damaging your complexion as you place either fast-moving electric or razor-sharp blades to your mug. There are plenty of excellent cleansers available that not only clean but keep your face in great shape, maintaining your youthful self and making your ready for whatever interpersonal or public outing you may ave in mind. Heck, you might just be taking a picture for your Facebook page, either way you're gonna look sharp.

    If shaving by razor, get these tools: a safety razor, shaving cream, and a mirror. The last one seems obvious but a clean mirror will prevent accidents and a mirror with the ability to magnify will allow you to shave with precision if you maintain a beard. (Note: the old-time straight razor is not for the newly initiated or the squeamish. Use of this tool is for another post entirely.) Thoroughly wash your face with warm/hot water to prepare your skin and soften your stubble. Apply generous amount of shave cream approximately where you have a beard. Take the razor by the handle and pull down as the hair grows on your face in steady fashion. Try to avoid short choppy movements. Trickiest parts of your face will be your chin and neck. Don't try to pull your skin tight with your free hand too much. Remember to clean off the razor periodically with running water from the sink so the razor is clean when it passes over your face next.

    When you're done, dry your face with a towel. Run your fingers over your face to see if you missed anywhere or look again in the mirror. If you did you can wet your face and place some shave cream where you missed and get it. Trust the shaving cream, it's there to lubricate the razor blade as it cuts the hair. Also trust the razor, provided its sharp: don't continue to use a blade until it's dull to save money. A newer blade is safer than an old one.

    Here's a popular brand and good razor, but there are more that work well also: … lMw#/home/

    Note: if you do nick yourself, do not panic. Ideally, old-time approach is to use a styptic pencil (if you can find one at the drug store) or a small piece of toilet paper. Before these remedies, cool wash cloth over the nick and pat dry. Use the TP tag to help the nick clot. It'll sting, but it will keep from ruining a shirt you might have on.

    Hope this helps. Glad to answer any other questions. And if you're wondering, I use both electric and conventional safety razors throughout the year. They both have their advantages and disadvantages.

    Stay classy!

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    LEmasonposted 10 years ago

    deciding on which products to use when shaving, is the first step in achieving a pleasant expierence. yes shaving can be fun. whether you are shaving yours, arms, legs, or face. washing the area to be shaved with warm soapy water with help lift the hair folices for a closer shave . lather the area to be shaved with soap, shaving cream or conditoner. yes conditioner, having been shaving various body parts and using various shaving creams, i have determined that condtioner works best . not only does it lather the area being shaved but it leaves it silky smooth. so on your next shaving expedition, grab your razor or your electric shaver and your favorite bottle of conditioner.

  8. howtoguru profile image73
    howtoguruposted 10 years ago

    With all of the commercials these days depicting the commercial multi-blade razors that look more like a cheese grater than something you'd want to drag across your face, shaving properly like a real man has been lost in time. Learning how to shave... read more

  9. denihubpages profile image58
    denihubpagesposted 10 years ago

    Clippers are as effective as shaving powders and creams but the nature and how sensitive the skin is matters a lot.
    Adopting bad shaving method will cause bumps and even induce acne on the skin surface. sheds more light on this.

    Therefore, these points should be well-considered before adopting a shaving technique for better results.

  10. MickS profile image65
    MickSposted 10 years ago

    you get a razor, you lather yourself up with shaving soap and you keep at it until you can do it without cutting yourself.  Mmmm, I've been doing it since 1963 and I still ain't got it right:-)

  11. Walkster profile image61
    Walksterposted 10 years ago

    How not to shave

    sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is knowing what you shouldn't do. I am going to give a list of nots so you will know what the shoulds are. 1. Don't shave without a mirror you will probably get cut!
    2. Don't shave without using shaving cream, this is something i do when i am in a hurry and trust me it's not worth it.3. Don't shave  while under the influence, just seeing if your still with me. 4.Don't use a single edge razor. You may find it works okay but i don't. 5.Electric razors work for some but they burn my face. 6. Always remember when shaving the object is not to get cut. If the end result is alot of nicks on your face you probably did something wrong or maybe this article was not very helpful.

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    ankigarg87posted 9 years ago

    Wash your face thoroughly before shaving. This will prevent infections in case of nicks. You may want to exfoliate using a rough exfoliating cream. This will better prepare your skin and beard for shaving. Soak a facecloth in warm water, and hold it to your beard for 30 seconds. This will help soften and loosen the hair and skin.Make sure to use an unused or relatively new razor for the closest and least painful shave.For the top section of your beard, shave from the top of the beard to the edge of your jaw-line in long, even strokes.To shave under your chin and your neck, shave from the bottom of your neck upwards to prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs.To shave your upper lip, stretch it over your front teeth to tighten the skin, and shave downwards.Rinse your razor after each stroke to keep it from becoming clogged up with hair.Wash off excess shaving cream with warm water, and look for sections of beard you may have missed.  Wet your razor to shave these remaining sections.After shaving, use a toner rather than an alcohol-based aftershave. Alcohol will dry out your skin, and possibly cause damage. Apply moisturizer after toning to complete your shave.


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