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Thread: Do any 'both' handed straight shavers transfer that ability to DE shaving?

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    No, I don't use both with DE. Only with the str8. But, now that you've mentioned it, I will more than likely give it a try.

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    I've made a few half-hearted attempts to use both hands when shaving with a safety razor - they've been unsuccessful. It is easier to see the left side of my face when using my left hand to shave there, but it feels awkward.

    Strangely, I have no issues shaving with my left hand when using a straight. It's probably just a matter of working at it.

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    I do. I find that using both hands really increases my field of vision when shaving and that helps me a lot.

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    Yes both hands my friend.

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    Now that you mentioned it I only use my right hand when shaving the the DE or auto strops. I think I may try it straight razor style and use both hands tonight.

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    Wow. This is fascinating. (I'm a Righty.) I have confronted this lately in my DE shaving. When I first started DE, it was just like a non-pivoting disposable (so little adaptation needed). Then I tried to get really good shaves. Used the left hand more. Then in straight razor shaving I immediately realized I needed to get good with both hands, because the direction of hairs requires a lot more left-handed action on XTGs to get a good shave. Now I am more comfortable, faster, and achieve closer XTG and ATG shaving with my left hand. When I went back to the DE, too much time off and suffered with the safety razor... I regressed to using my right hand almost exclusively. Now I've regained ambidexterity but it is with reluctance.. why are open razors easier for us to use ambidextrously?

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    I use both hands for both.
    For head shaving, it would be almost impossible to use just one hand. Because it seems so natural to shave my head that way, I do my face with both hands as well, no matter what kind of razor I'm using.

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    I know I'm a little late joining in this thread but I haven't used the DE for a while and wasn't sure If I used both hands or not. I did a head shave today and yep, I use both hands too.
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    I have never had a problem with a DE in my left hand or my right. It's really kind of natural either way. I find it a bit more difficult to use my left hand with a straight, but I've been working with it and now I'm about 98% of the way there. It's almost natural. Practice makes things easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldy View Post
    I know I'm a little late joining in this thread but I haven't used the DE for a while and wasn't sure If I used both hands or not. I did a head shave today and yep, I use both hands too.
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