So I was reading the thread on the kissability of various levels of unshavenness, and I am beginning to think that I just don’t know how to shave.
See, normally I don’t shave at all and have a full beard (which I generally keep pretty short these days), or if I do I fake shave.
That is, normally I just use a set of electric trimmers to take off my beard. This leaves me with a very sexy (if I do say so myself) 4 day growth. The best part is, that my little stubblies are long enough that they’re soft and no problems. But my little sister is getting married this weekend, and so I have to shave, like, all the way. (ohmigod!) So in preparation for this momentous day, I have begun shaving on, basically, a daily basis. I fear that I may be doing something wrong.
Why do I fear this, my fellow dopers? Why because I have been reading the internet.
I keep seeing things that say that ladies like to kiss clean shaven gents, and I just cannot believe this could be true. I shaved this morning, and while I “looked” clean shaven, it is inconcievable to me that anyone would want to be in contact with my sandpaper cheeks rather than the delightful fuzz I previously sported. So here are my issues, in convenient list format:
When I am in the process of shaving, the razor gets all gummed up with little hairs. This doesn’t just happen when I’m shaving long hairs. For instance, I shaved yesterday morning and this morning, despite doing my best to sort of shake the razor out, I ended up with the silly thing full of hair that I couldn’t dislodge when only about halfway through the process.
When I was shaving every morning for work back when I was in college, I found that I only got about 1 shave out of a razor blade, sometimes less. This clashes dramatically with the Shick people’s claim that a blade should last for 5 to 7 shaves. 5? Yikes! After 2 the thing looks like something you’d threaten people with on Halloween.
As mentioned above, I never get the nice smooth surface thing. It’s sandpaper from the start.
Um… oh, the sandpapery bits are especially bad right under my chin, where it only takes a few hours for things to go from slightly icky to sweetmercifulcrap! Suggestions?
It’s not like I lack knowledge of how to operate a razor. I sprained my wrist and was taping it during the recovery process, and I was able to attain a baby’s butt shave on both of my arms.
Ok, I think that’s it. Any and all help would be appreciated.