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Hey mantic, I was wondering if it matters which side of your face you shave first, and if it affects the thickness of hair on that part of your face. I always shave the right side of my face first, but i’m noticing that the hair on that side is thicker (upper cheek) than the left side.You think it’s just the way my facial hair grows? Or should I alternate which side of the face I shave? Thanks mantic 🙂

Some say that you should save the “toughest” part of the beard for last, to get maximum softening from the lather. But I haven’t noticed any difference (at least on my face). I think its just the way your facial hair grows, but try alternating to see what happens!


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