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    Have any of you experimented with shaving various days of beard growth? More beard easier or harder? Any difference when honing a razor and then testing on more than a days growth? Lynn

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    To me it seens the quicker I get my beard to the razor the better and faster I can shave. It seems like I have to go over my beard more times when it is longer, to get a smooth shave. I normaly shave daily, and when I skip a day its more work to get a good, close shave.

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    Ditto Bones59. Seems tougher to shave after a few days of roughing it.
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    To me it seens the quicker I get my beard to the razor the better and faster I can shave. It seems like I have to go over my beard more times when it is longer, to get a smooth shave. I normaly shave daily, and when I skip a day its more work to get a good, close shave.

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    Opposite for me. I like a two day growth for best results. However I usually shave now everyday. 8)

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    It seems like I get a closer shave after a few days growth. That being said, my beard doesn't come in like a barbed wire/Miracle Grow combination.

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    Generally I shave everyday but if I leave it for a couple of days I tend to get a better shave abeit for a lot more work...the down side of having a tough beard.
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    Two or three days for my optimum shave. Every day makes things very easy, however it tends to cause too much of a 'rashy' result on my chin area.

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    I must agree with FXR. I have been experimenting with varying growth for about a month and a half now. I get a better shave with a bit more effort with several days growth. I have noticed though that 2-3 days growth on my face is tougher than older growth. Maybe it has something to do with the lenght of the hair. If I shave after 3 days growth, my razor requires more time on the strop than if I shave after 4 or more days. Even less stropping is required if I shave daily as I have strarted to do.

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    At the risk of being tossed out of the forum, I've taken to shaving once a week. But 1) I'm not married and don't have to listen to complaints about the scratchiness; 2) I "work" at home so I don't have some fussy boss to please; 3) It suits me.

    I think the longer between shaves generally, the smoother the next shave will be. I think hairs grow thicker at the surface if they're being shaved every day. Given a chance to grow out, the shaft is thiner. I don't scissors the growth off before shaving either. I suppose that might be a good idea for someone with a longer beard so they can see better where they are going. But with longer whiskers, there is the disposal problem. With short whiskers, its down the drain they go. So I just shave regular way ....

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    I generally go about three days between shaves. makes me feel like I've accomplished something...

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