Men's Life Today: Expert Q+A
Does the number of blades in my razor have anything to do with getting shaving bumps?
I believe there is a razor for everyone, whether you have a light,
medium or tough beard. The benefit of multiple-blade razors is that you can
choose the number that best suits your beard growth. Simply put, fewer blades likely
work best for lighter beards; if you have a tougher beard, you'll likely want
more. Once that has been determined, you simply need to learn the best way to
shave your face to achieve the desired outcome.
American men, who are susceptible to getting shaving bumps (aka ingrown hairs),
should shave with the grain at all
first step in conquering this challenge is to learn which direction the hair on
your face grows in. Keep in mind the hair will grow in different directions in
different areas of your face (i.e., it may grow up on the cheeks and down on
the chin --- every face is unique). Once you take note of how your hair grows, you’ll
be able to avoid shaving against the grain. The less frequently you shave
against the grain and the better your beard is prepped for shaving (the keys
are a clean face, warm
water, and moisture), the better your
face will look and feel.