below is quote from a BBC news article (Should men shave their faces up or down?) “Shaving against the grain usually produces a closer shave and faster results - but is also more likely to cause irritation than shaving with the grain, says Matthew Gass from the British Association of Dermatologists. The speedier method can also lead to razor burn, ingrown hairs and even scarring, he adds. Around the neck in particular, the direction of the hair is not always obvious, so it's important to take one's time” I have just started to use Oneblade Genesis having for years used disposables. I have watched the videos were the emphasis is on 2/3 passes both with and against the grain. And am following the video advice. My face has irritation and having read the BBC article I am asking myself why don’t I just go with the grain. Surely with a descent razor with a new blade every shave why not go with the grain. Yes I know it will not be as close but from a practical point of view if shaving daily it’s going to be close enough.