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Old 07-10-2004, 02:45 AM   #1
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How often to shave?

How often would the average grown man shave above his lips?

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Old 07-10-2004, 05:44 AM   #2
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Re: How often to shave?

As always it depends.

Some guys shave twice a day. Some once a week.
It depends on the chromosomes & hormones.

If you have low testosterone and/or have Klinefelter Syndrome it maybe in the once a week range.

I have Klinefelter Mosaic Syndrome, that is I have 47xxy chromosomes. The Female chromosomes are mostly in my upper body & it is almost hairless.

If your hormones are out of balance & have too much Testosterone you may need to shave more than once a day. If the Testosterone is too low you may need to shave once a week.

It depends.

You are what you are, sometimes it can be changed slighty.

Good luck

Old 07-11-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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Re: How often to shave?

Most of us shave our faces daily. Some more often, some less often. It all depends on how thick/dark your beard is and how well groomed you want to look. As a young guy in my 20's, I thought that I had to shave at least daily if not twice. I had a darker beard and I just did not like the 5'oclock shadow look. I thought the world would end if I was seen unshaven.

As I got older, the beard turned a little gray and was not as noticeable. I have mellowed in my old age of 40+. I can now go to the store on Saturday with stubble. Something I would never have done in my younger days.

Just shave when you think you have to to make yourself look good. A friend refuses to shave every day. Only ever two days. I could not go to work like that but that is him and I am me.

Good luck, J

Old 07-11-2004, 09:09 PM   #4
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Re: How often to shave?

My facial hair isn't that dense or fast-growing, but it's dark, hence my name. I only need to shave every other day to keep that clean look.

In reality though, I usually shave my beard when it starts to get itchy or look bad, around the four-day mark. Shaving makes my moustache stand out better. I trim it every couple weeks or so, when the hairs start to touch the lip.

Old 07-13-2005, 10:56 PM   #5
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Re: How often to shave?

Hey JinL, are you on a hormone replacement therapy, and if so, at what age did you start? Thanks.

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