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    I have not started using a Straight for my dome yet, but doing the back by feel is just second nature. You make your ass, and run your finger tips along the pass to determine where the edge of the previous pass is, and repeat. The advantage of "feel" shaving is that it allows for you to use your free hand to stretch the skin, to whatever degree possible, while making your passes.

    Besides, a second mirror just seems like it would complicate things in terms of the perspective (left is right? or is left still left?).

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    Hats off to the gents that go without mirrors. I've shaved by feel before and it seemed as if I were indeed shaving over one part repeatedly with a tinge of razor burn to support that feeling. I always use a mirror in the opposite hand and it is a compliment rather than detriment... I start with XTG strokes from left to right but in the mirror looks inside to outside... Then finish with ATG which just looks like down to up.

    G:ess it is all in what you are comfortable with... Whether by feel or using a mirror I still occassionally find spots I missed and have to take them down later.
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    Never even thought about stretching my scalp. Does it not wipe away the lather?

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    If you want to use two mirrors and still have your second hand free then buy a cabinet with mirrored doors inside and out. By opening the doors you can angle them to see the whole of your head.

    I know this because I'm an extremely vain person and I like to check that my hair is not sticking up before I go to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiontzukai View Post
    Never even thought about stretching my scalp. Does it not wipe away the lather?
    No not really, or not any more than when you stretch your face. If you are interested I have a video on youtube showing how I shave my head. Just do a search in youtube for for JimboSRP. It's poor quality, but it shows the basics.

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    I used to shave with 5 mirrors. 3 face and 2 domes. That was back in the day.
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    I shave the back of my head by feel. Any missed spots? Well, thats what the Miss is for. Isnt it? Jeje.


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    Every now and then i shave myself completely bald it feels amazing and cool...first time you do it it will feel strange having no hair but you get used to that after a couple of shaves...i do it by feel...i make a stroke on one strip...rub finger where i shaved then move over just a bit and repeat..when you mow down a chunk of it you can feel how much is gone...now i can just shave without doing that at all just move the razor over bit by bit do it in sections...if you have long hair clip it down first it will make the job easier...one thing i will add definately slap on some aftershave splash...lotion/balm..and later a mousturiser or body butter...your head will thank you as shaving strips alot of natural oils and can tend to at times make your head dryish....good luck

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    Just noticed this is a old thread sorry haha

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    I head shave every day. The best tip for it that i ever got was: think that you are just combing your hair, section by section. Then, buff off whatever your fingers tell you is still there.

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