What would people say is the best way to soften the beard "pre-shave"?? I hear that hair conditioner works well? Is this true?? I have much better shaves when my beard is soft....if it's not, i feel that the blade is being dragged through the hair instead of gliding through. I think that the hair conditioner route may be worth a look, as it's not too mush fiddling about. Any thoughts anyone???