The damn neck

For years and years I shaved with an electric, until it was brought to my attention that electric shavers stink.

So now I go blade. Which is terrific. Until my neck gets all sliced up.

How in the world does one avoid this?

11 thoughts on “The damn neck”

  1. You need to try Total Shaving Solution. It is a great product that after using it a few days your neck will never look like that again. I have no affiliation with the company other than as a satisfied customer. See

    PS Have enjoyed your books.

  2. Try Gilette’s Thermal Face Scrub before you shave. It’s about $5 anywhere. Ever since I started using it a month ago, my shaves have been much smoother, as the hairs stick up and come off easier under the blade. I wash my face with the scrub, rinse, then use shaving cream.

    Trust me- would a fellow Blue Hen let you down?

  3. I used to have the same problem, so I asked my barber. Here’s what he said:

    1. Before you shave, splash a lot of warm water on your face. Then wash your face. This opens the pores and gets rid of any dirt or oil.

    2. Shave in the direction that your hair grows. For example, on my neck I shave upwards to the chin. On my face I shave downward.

    3. Don’t over-shave the area. With a sharp blade, one pass through should do the trick. With a duller blade, two is the max. Anything more than that, get a new razor cartridge.

    4. When you’re done shaving, splash cold water on your face. It closes the pores, etc. I don’t do this because I’m a pussy and can’t deal with cold water too early in the morning.

    5. Clean your blade, rinse it thoroughly and make sure it’s dry.

    If you do that, you’ll be looking pretty good.

  4. I can’t believe no one else has said this yet. Get a Gillette Mach 3 razor. Its the smoothest razor ever. The only one that hasn’t caused cuts on my neck. You can shave before or after showering, it doesn’t matter. And it shaves your face with one even stroke, instead of little small strokes.

  5. Wash your face with soap, apply gel/shaving cream on top of the soap. Let it sit for a few minutes, then shave. Also, rinse a new razor before using it.

    Soaking the blade in peppermint oil (so I hear) keeps the blade sharp.

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