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#1

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
do you find that you get better shaves before or after showering?

traditionally I've been shaving before showering for probably the majority of the past 5-7 years. I don't know that shaving after showering does all that much for me, though I have been trying to shave after showering these past few days to see if I notice anything different.

I think my biggest issue is switching too many variables while testing. I need to stick with the same gear and only change the showering/not showering to see how it goes..
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#2

Member
Atlanta, GA
I have almost always shaved after showering. When I used cartridge razors at times I would shave before and the result never seemed as good. Since I switched to traditional wet shaving I have always showered first.
Clint
#3
I agree with all of clint64 comments . To me, it just seems the best way to "prep" my face for the shave.

andrewjs18 , I do have a question for you or anyone else who shaves before their shower. I love the post-shave feel of a lot of the soaps I use. For example, I showered yesterday morning and twelve hours later I still felt like my skin was moisturized (BTW, I did not use a balm after my shave). So my question is, if you are showering after your shave, do you still get that moisturized feeling? My concern is that I would be washing away a lot or some of those elements of the soap.
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#4

Member
Portland, OR area
Lately, because of my exercise schedule, I shower in the afternoon and shave in the morning. I haven't noticed much difference. I think the razor and soap you use plays a bigger role, assuming you spend a few minutes wetting your face before shaving.

If you're looking for a good post-shave feel after you shower, you could always apply your aftershave after you get out of your shower.
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#5
No appreciable difference, IME. If I need to shower in the morning, I shave after. Otherwise, I just wash my face with soap and hot water before my morning shave.
#6

DE FACTO = DE
Ohio
I shave after the shower.
Well, I shave in the shower but it's the last thing I do.

If I have to shave in a hurry I'll at minimum wash up my face and neck with a very hot washcloth first.

I have tried shaving before right away with just a minimum amount of prep. Like splash of water on my face before lathering. Every time I ended up with weepers all over and bad irritation on my neck.

It's just what my skin is used to I suppose.

I know a guy I work with says he shaves first thing in the morning before showering and always has. He's a fair skinned red head. So if his face got used to it anyone's can I would think.
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#7

Member
Virginia
(01-05-2017, 12:59 PM)HoosierShave Wrote: I agree with all of clint64 comments . To me, it just seems the best way to "prep" my face for the shave.

andrewjs18 , I do have a question for you or anyone else who shaves before their shower. I love the post-shave feel of a lot of the soaps I use. For example, I showered yesterday morning and twelve hours later I still felt like my skin was moisturized (BTW, I did not use a balm after my shave). So my question is, if you are showering after your shave, do you still get that moisturized feeling? My concern is that I would be washing away a lot or some of those elements of the soap.

The post shave feel and lingering scents are why I shower before. I sometimes shave in the evening with no shower pre or post and have fine shaves, so I'm not sure the shower does much for me.
#8

Member
Minneapolis
I shave after the shower. I agree that it is the best way to prep my face.
-Mark
#9

Member
Hondo TX USA
Put me in the shave after shower bunch. The shower is my "hot towel".
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#10

Member
New Jersey
Shower and shaving are two separate source of relaxation for me. So often times they don't go hand in hand. I might shower in the morning and shave in the evening. But if I shower and shave at the same time, I always shower before shave - to me that's the best way to prep my face.
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