How to grow a beard/moustache: When you are ready to grow a beard stop shaving completely. Do not shave at all for at least the first 3 days of growth. One of the most common errors is to attempt to start sculpting the beard too early in the process. Even if you are just planning to grow a goatee you should let everything grow for at least 3 days. WHY let your beard grow for 3 days before you start to shape it? If you don't wait, you might cut off more than you really wanted and you can always trim it down to a smaller size later.
So you hear it time after time, never shave against the grain, right? But do you really understand the difference between shaving with the grain (WTG), across the grain (XTG) and against the grain (ATG)?
WTG is an abbreviation that stands for with the grain. It refers to a shaving stoke in which one shaves in the same direction that the hair grows.
XTG is an abbreviation that stands for across the grain. It refers to a shaving stroke in which one shaves in a direction perpendicular to that in which the hair grows. For example, if the...