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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenstein View Post
    I'm thinking of doing the same too. Guess I'm just a bit scared to do it for the first time. Anyone got any words of encouragement?
    In the worst case it is going to grow back, and it is interesting to see what it looks like before your hand is forced
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
    In the worst case it is going to grow back, and it is interesting to see what it looks like before your hand is forced
    well, yeah, ok. lol.

    But why did you do it? You got loads of hair!
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    +1 for the Head Blade, I use the sport 3 blade in the shower and it takes me all of about 2 minutes. Do pay attention to the direction the blade is facing vs the path, I have fileted a bit before in too much of a hurry. I also use their headslick "cream" as it is convenient to use and works quite well also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadduck View Post
    Since I'm losing it anyway (my hair that is), I'm seriously thinking about just taking a blade to it and going for the Lex Luthor look. What would be the most important advice you can give a firtst-time head shaver?
    I been bald ever since I was 16. Now in the late 20s I see bald spots on my head every tone my hair grows and I can't stand how I look with hair. I'd never go back to hair again. Bald is so much more fun.

    Good luck to you in your quest.

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    So, Leadduck, did you do it, or not? I saw my hair thinning in my late twenties, and before it got bad, I shaved it off. I have wet shaved it once, and with a Nerelco. But I prefer using electric barber clippers to get as close as they can get. I like having some stubble up there instead of a super shinny pate. But you do you. IMHO, there is not much more troubling a thing to see than a Man who has clearly lost, but still fights. I saw myself going there, and took matters in to my own hands right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willisf View Post
    I would do a ton of reading on the forums and watch as many videos as possible to get an idea of what I needed to do
    You might find this video helpful:
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedOak View Post
    I use a DE on my head. Same as your face except on the back of your dome use both hands, one for feeling where the stubble remains and the other to cut it.
    +1. Mirror is useless to me when I am doing my head, it's 100% by feel. Then again I'm lucky to not have any hollows or a very complex growth pattern. And as said before, take your hair down with a zero guard before trying to shave unless you're going all in with a straight. I go back and forth between hair and shaving and every time I go back to shaving I forget that a buzzcut comes first.

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    That is cool. I still have some hair and just too lazy to go that far. My youngest just uses a barber clipper and goes to it. Does nothing to smooth it out. Says he doesn't want it smooth. Hm-m-m-m. to each his own I guess. I have attempted to get him to use an electric to finish off, but no. Hm-m-m. Well I guess he dosen''t want the chrome effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock27 View Post
    That is cool. I still have some hair and just too lazy to go that far. My youngest just uses a barber clipper and goes to it. Does nothing to smooth it out. Says he doesn't want it smooth. Hm-m-m-m. to each his own I guess. I have attempted to get him to use an electric to finish off, but no. Hm-m-m. Well I guess he dosen''t want the chrome effect.
    even though i'm getting real thin on top, most weeks I just use the zero guard electric clippers as well... it's just so much faster than taking it down to the skin.

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    Hello all... I used to shave the old grape with a shavette for years! Always a leaker... glad I got away from that. Now days, take the hair down with the clippers no guard and hit it with the Wahl 4000 (electric). If I stay on top of it daily the Wahl 4000 does a fine fast job of maintaining the grape.
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