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    Hey, sorry im late to post in this one, been a head shaver for around ten years. I had to wear a hat in work at an old job and hated the state of my hair after work, that and as has been said, it was gonna happen anyway. I started similar with electric shears on the smallest guard, then changed to no guard, then razor, really nothing to regret about it. My haircut looks perfect everyday and i dont need to go see a barber or hairdresser to get it that way.
    I tryed using a straight for a while and it was great, but when i slipped, i slipped bad, took a really nice chunk out of the back of my noggin and went back to my old safety razor.
    Then i started using that headblade thing, i like it but tbh after years of use i would say it has no huge benefit over a regular safety razor, i just use it because it lives in a little cage in my shower so i can just jump in the shower, get washed and shave my head in the morning with minimal planning.
    I also agree that using a mirror is pretty useless, you learn pretty fast that its loads easier to do it by feel.

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    For many years I just used electric clippers, but around this past Thanksgiving 2016 I started using a SR on the noggin. I keep a rim of hair around the sides and across the back. My best advice, go slow and keep the blade at a low angle, or even flat where possible. I usually shave the head every other night. Here's the results.

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    If I was going to shave my head I would need to get my mole removed or I would end up doing it myself....
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    O.K., O.K. Why do I sense that the membership holds ugliness towards safety, electric or chemical hair removal. I honestly do not believe anyone here carries that level of rigidity. Yeah. Maybe some of us have a real relationship with the straight razor and I can deeply appreciate that kind of relationship. I myself have probably a 90% strong attachment to SR's, but there are occasions when I will, for convenience use a safety....My comment here is rather skewed from this post but I just felt a strong need to say this. I have used a SR for roughly 40 years and most of those years it was a hit and miss learning, especially sharpening the danged thing (that has taken the longest to get a modest handle on and still have not mastered it.)

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    Glock27, respectfully, I get the opposite feeling. Several members have mentioned they use clippers or DEs or even carts. I totally agree with you on the point of safety or convenience, the idea of a SR on the back of my pate worries me. My DE though? I might just have to try going bare this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kylearch View Post
    Glock27, respectfully, I get the opposite feeling. Several members have mentioned they use clippers or DEs or even carts. I totally agree with you on the point of safety or convenience, the idea of a SR on the back of my pate worries me. My DE though? I might just have to try going bare this summer.
    If I was ever going to shave my head, the last thing I'd use would be a straight....and I love my straights, but no way would I use one in areas where I can't see, and there is no joy in that risk from my point of view. If I was to use anything, it would be a beard trimmer first to take off what hair is there, then a nice safe cart.

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    Well, this is a site dedicated to all things straight razor, with a unique forum for head shaving with a straight razor. Personally, I don't care how one removes their noggin fuzz. But I'm not surprised when folks write on the joy of using straight razors on a straight razor website.
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