#21

Member
Ferndale, MI
(01-05-2017, 08:23 PM)John Clayton Wrote: My morning ritual:
  • Pee
    Coffee
    Poo
    Shave
    Coffee
    Breakfast

TMI
- Jeff
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#22
Mostly after showering but if not I just wash my face first with Musgo glycerin soap and don't notice any difference.
#23

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(01-05-2017, 11:17 PM)nwohio Wrote: Mostly after showering but if not I just wash my face first with Musgo glycerin soap and don't notice any difference.

I know the musgo and ach brito lime soap is pretty popular but man did that BURN my face up!
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#24
(01-05-2017, 08:23 PM)John Clayton Wrote: My morning ritual:
  • Pee
    Coffee
    Poo
    Shave
    Coffee
    Breakfast

T.M.I.
Cheers, Claus from Denmark
#25

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
I shave at night and shower in the morning, so usually my prep is just a hot water scalp wash.

On rare occasions, when I have a day at work that requires me to be out in the field, and thus get very dirty(chimney sweeps and fireplace installations are dirty jobs), I shower at night and in those instances it is before my shave, but not as prep...

When I do have those rare occurrences of showering at night, I shower first only because I do not like the sensitivity my scalp has to hot water after a great shave. Even without any discernible irritation, my hot showers cause sensitivity of the scalp and I'm not a fan. So I shave after to avoid that feeling.

In the last year and change that I have been wet shaving, I have not noticed any major difference between shower and no shower as prep...
-Chris~Head Shaver~
#26
I don't notice much difference when it comes to my faces shaves. Single WTG pass. For my head shaves, I tend to get closer shaves and have fewer post-shave issues when I shower AFTER I shave. My theory is two-fold. I shower in warm water, which swells the skin. For me, that seems to lead to both more irritation, as well as to less-close shaves. The other factor is that showering after the shave seems to do a better job of rinsing away all of the leftover soap residue, which may contribute to my folliculitis issues.
Head Shaver
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#27

Member
Los Angeles
Always after shower. I throughly was may face twice with glycerin soap.
#28

Vintage Razor Fan
Southwestern NY
I have always showered before shaving since switching to traditional wet shaving. (Because, that's the way I was told was the right way. Tongue)

I always shaved before showering when I used carts/disposables. Huh
-Rob
#29

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(01-06-2017, 06:15 PM)gwsmallwood Wrote: I don't notice much difference when it comes to my faces shaves.  Single WTG pass.  For my head shaves, I tend to get closer shaves and have fewer post-shave issues when I shower AFTER I shave.  My theory is two-fold.  I shower in warm water, which swells the skin.  For me, that seems to lead to both more irritation, as well as to less-close shaves.  The other factor is that showering after the shave seems to do a better job of rinsing away all of the leftover soap residue, which may contribute to my folliculitis issues.

do you wash your face or apply a hot/warm towel before shaving? I think we probably face similar problems with our skin and beard growth.
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#30

Shaven in the Past
Before I retired showered and and shaved in the am. Now no. I shower at nite and shave in the morning.
Cold Water Shaver


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