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    Default Straight razor headshave *video*

    I thought I would give a full headshave a try, and make a video about it.


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    Great video! I was unable to get the hang of this despite Jimbo's sage advice, & went back to the DE as my head-shaving tool of choice. This inspires me to give it another go.

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    Very well done shave. Have you tried a regular straight? I am thinking it would be better for your skin. Those Feathers can be brutal.


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    I do not have enough courage to use a straight on my head yet (maybe with time I will). I say to you job well done, I enjoyed watching the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riooso View Post
    Very well done shave. Have you tried a regular straight? I am thinking it would be better for your skin. Those Feathers can be brutal.


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    I have several regular straights, that I also use. If you know how to control the feather, its not hard on your skin at all, as a matter of fact, its the razor the gives me the least skin irritation/razor burn.

    Quote Originally Posted by lincoln233 View Post
    I do not have enough courage to use a straight on my head yet (maybe with time I will). I say to you job well done, I enjoyed watching the video.


    Thank you, I am glad you liked it. All things in time, no need to rush it.

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    Hey Pastor, have you ever tried shaving your head when you have a lot of growth, like 5 mm? I can do an OK job if I do it every 2 days, but if I let it go for a while, I do a very spotty job, and I also wreck the edge of my blade less than halfway through the shave. I don't have this problem when I shave my face; I actually get a better shave if I have more growth. Any words of wisdom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny J View Post
    Hey Pastor, have you ever tried shaving your head when you have a lot of growth, like 5 mm? I can do an OK job if I do it every 2 days, but if I let it go for a while, I do a very spotty job, and I also wreck the edge of my blade less than halfway through the shave. I don't have this problem when I shave my face; I actually get a better shave if I have more growth. Any words of wisdom?
    I used to shave my head with a straight every other day, and while enjoyable I also found that it was wrecking my edges. I'm thin on the crown but elsewhere my hair is quite thick. After weeks of experimenting thinking that it might be technique, I finally threw in the towel and bought my first DE strictly for head shaving.

    That said, I didn't even think to try a Feather, so perhaps I'll add that to my arsenal someday. Thanks for the great videos, Pastor!

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    Dude, Thomas.....again I say it; you have real big ones to put a Feather to your head.
    In another video you mentioned that you don't like the Headblade. What experience have you had with it, and why don't you like it? I use it every once in a while and it works pretty good. I liked the way it glides better than a mach3 on my head (it would stick more than the headblade and get caught up on my hair).

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    Quote Originally Posted by salazch View Post
    Dude, Thomas.....again I say it; you have real big ones to put a Feather to your head.
    In another video you mentioned that you don't like the Headblade. What experience have you had with it, and why don't you like it? I use it every once in a while and it works pretty good. I liked the way it glides better than a mach3 on my head (it would stick more than the headblade and get caught up on my hair).
    Hehe.
    Well about the headblade, I just feel that the angle is off. When I put the headblade in my finger and hold it like you are supposed too, and run it over my head, I dont get a close shave.
    If I want that I have to hold the headblade between my fingers and use it as a regular multiblade. That is not very convinient. Besides that, I find the blades to be a little rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commiecat View Post
    I used to shave my head with a straight every other day, and while enjoyable I also found that it was wrecking my edges. I'm thin on the crown but elsewhere my hair is quite thick. After weeks of experimenting thinking that it might be technique, I finally threw in the towel and bought my first DE strictly for head shaving.
    That's what I did, too. My head hair is fine (much finer than my beard hair) but also more densely spaced. I never figured out whether my wrecked edges were the fault of my hair or my technique, but eventually I too threw in the towel and bought a DE and a Wahl balding clipper. I also use the Wahl for trimming excess body hair, and the DE is nice to have for days when I don't have time for the straight, so I don't regret either purchase, but all the same I would like to have succeeded, rather than failed, to shave my head with the straight, if only for bragging rights.

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