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    some of the hair on my neck grows east to west leaving stubble. you can't feel it unless you move your hand east to west. I am struggling to get my razor there without cutting myself due to its length. any tips. currently I can only think of getting commissary or using a cartridge.
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    I have the same condition. I think a lot of men do and just ignore it, but that's not me. unfortunately for me the solution was a smaller blade, and one with a smile. I've now about perfected the shave with a normal sized razor and a good bit of strategic head tilting, but the answer for me starting our was a smaller 2" blade.
    Just one man's opinion. will be monitoring to see if there's better suggestions!
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    I too have this issue, I (A) ignore it or (B) hold my blade at a slight angle and do a sythe stroke. Also a smiling blade helps a bit. If it's really bugging me I use a DE quick in that area.
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    Me Too!
    I've found to ether do the sything maneuver or lately I've been just going at a 45 degree angle and buffing. It gets it all just fine. Although if your a person who gets irritations easy, I would recommend it. Its like doing 6 to 8 passes in the same area when you buff a lot.
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    Trust me when I tell you that you can get it BBS. But just like with the DE you are using to get the last of it, you have to engage the beard against the grain. The key is in the grip you use on the blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydhandley View Post
    some of the hair on my neck grows east to west leaving stubble. you can't feel it unless you move your hand east to west. I am struggling to get my razor there without cutting myself due to its length. any tips. currently I can only think of getting commissary or using a cartridge.
    Exactly how my neck hair grows. This is what you do.

    #1. Make sure your blade is sharp.

    #2. Stretch skin taught and flat

    #3. Adjust your stroke to go at a slight angle from ear lobe to base neck under Adam's apple.
    What a curse be a dull razor; what a prideful comfort a sharp one

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    That is a great old thread to reference back to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legday69 View Post
    That is a great old thread to reference back to
    The advice I gave five years ago is the advice I give today. I still do it myself with every shave. The problem is not new. But you can get the results you're looking for once you unlock how the blade needs to engage and how you need to sequence the events and hold the blade. When you stop trying you get your degree in failure. So stick to it again and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydhandley View Post
    some of the hair on my neck grows east to west
    We are all different.
    Depending on how flat your whiskers grow out you have some choices.

    I like to shave across the grain when I can.
    Neither with or against the grain across, diagonal to it.
    I have some swirly spots and all angles are wrong so I pay
    attention to my lather and skin prep for comfort.

    There are also skin stretching tricks.
    You can stretch in front of the razor, behind the razor and even to the side of the razor.
    My favorite is to puff my cheeks to get a shaven clear area that allows stretching
    any way I want to get to the rest of my face.

    Nothing wrong with a DE or a tossable plastic razor to catch the difficult parts.
    I often suggest the ...BIC Sensitive Shaver, Men's Disposable Razor (Yellow handle).
    It has a single blade a big gap so it risnes well. The single blade is close to an open blade
    str8 razor to the skin so care and prep are much the same. They are just ordinary shavers
    and will teach more about when a blade is dull than when a blade is so sharp
    it is harsh. Here they are inexpensive. They also pass airport security...

    You know you have arrived when you are late for the train, grab the tossable to shave, shave then
    rub your face to check then grab the straight to fix the bits that need fixing.

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