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Hi I’m Pirooz co-founder of the Grooming Lounge. Today, I’m going to teach you the perfect shape. Now in this segment I’m going to teach you how to go against the grain. Now you’re thinking well you’ve shaved your faced. Your face looks like you have a really, really close shape but my goal is to get it so smooth and so soft that it’s almost like baby skin and the way I’m going to do that is I’m going to take my shave oil and I’m going to apply more shave oil to my skin.
This is the Wonder product and I’m going to work it through all the way around my neck, around the rest of my face. Now you may think I already have a close shave just take a look again. Again, as the shave oil is on my beard, it’s on the surface, it’s starting to penetrate, it’s starting to oxidize and it’s lifting up all the hair. Now watch this. This is where it gets fun. Okay, from here I’m going to go against the grain.
Remember I said when you’re shaving down, your going with the grain, when you’re shaving up your going against he grain. Okay so now I’m going against the grain. Alright so here watch. Again in a 90° angle, you notice the oil is so smooth that it allows me to just move and glide my razor through, okay, same thing here on this side.
I’m going to take the neck area a lot closer pulling with then grain so watch I’m going against hair growth. I’ll stretch my skin and when you’re doing this you don’t want to go crazy in the beginning just have your face get used to it, just have your beard get used to it, just have your skin get used to it. So don’t go crazy take your time and you’ll notice that your skin and your beard will start to build up and in another words what I mean by build up is it will be able to handle the pressure of the razor and the sharpness of the razor so after awhile it will just start to work like magic just like this.
So I don’t even think quite let’s go through it and sometimes you’re going through and you’re feeling hairs, or you’re feeling what you think is hair and when we’re teaching people how to shave or are master barbers how to shave at the grooming lounge barbershops and spots what we do is we always tell them not to go too crazy when they feel that. That means it’s time to stop. Sometimes it’s just dry skin, sometimes it’s hair under the surface, you can’t get yet so it’s just best to start low and work your way through and you notice, watch as I’m doing this.
Watch, remember my mustache is a sensitive area as well as my chin and I’m going to go against the grain and get closer. 90° angle and there you go, look how much closer I went. And if you notice, I haven’t had the advantage of using the steam from the shower, I just been using some warm water, hot water and some warm water from the sink and I’ve used great tools and I did a great job preparing and washing my face and getting myself ready for this shave.
My point is I haven’t cut myself at all. Now it’s time to use an after shave balm.