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“I just stumbled across your videos and thought this was a really good idea. I am pre-adolescent and don’t have a dad around to teach me so I wanted to ask you if in addition to what you teach in your video’s, is there anything a first timer needs to know when shaving? To tell you the truth I am a little worried that I am going to cut myself or do it wrong in some way that will cause problems. Anything you could tell me would be helpful. “

For a young first-timer I would say just one pass with the grain of the beard will be enough until your beard starts to get heavier. I can pretty much guarantee you’ll get a nick or cut once in a while–everyone does, including me–but like swimming or riding a bike or dating, it’ll get easier as time goes on. Hang in there.

Shave tutor and co-founder of sharpologist. I have been advocating old-school shaving for over 20 years and have been featured in major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Lifehacker. Also check out my content on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!View Author posts

2 thoughts on “1st Timer”

  1. Like the emailer, I too had no father to teach me about the whole shaving thing. I started with a pack of disposable razors which left me a sliced up bloody mess! I quickly went to the old Mach 3 (it came free in the mail, I like free!) for years, then the five blade turbo. it was purely through trial and error that I discovered what worked, the correct direction to shave each part in, how to hold a razor, the type of gel and how much for my face, etc. It is nice to have someone like you willing to share their experience in not only a written form, but with video as well.


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