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    Thanks for all the comments. I did a test shave a few days ago, and it was similar to my first SR shave of my face. I just finished my second trial on the head, and it is fantastic!! I can't wait until tomorrow to do it again.

    Thanks for the great videos as well!

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    I haven't worked up enough nerve to try the SR head shave. I thought about it but can't get myself to attempt it. I've been using a balding clipper and then finish off with the Norelco that's been gathering dust on the shelf. One thing I've noticed is even using the electric for my head, it's very tiring on the arms and depending on what kind of day I'm having, can even be difficult using this method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rc05 View Post
    I haven't worked up enough nerve to try the SR head shave. I thought about it but can't get myself to attempt it.
    My experience may help:

    I was afraid at first, because I was going to shave an area I didn't have any "feel" for.

    I acquired that feel by shaving my face as usual, then starting at my sideburns I just worked my way progressively higher until I was at the top of my head. Working from "the bottom, up" this way, the muscle memory that I already had from shaving the side of my face just took over as I worked my way up. Once I had the sides shaved all the way up, I just started working my way toward the back-- again, shaving at the bottom, and working up.

    I am not saying that I shaved in an upward direction. Shaved down, wtg, but kept making repeated passes moving upward as I progressed.

    Made all the difference. Try it, you'll do just fine.[1]

    [1] Normal rules apply. You will get the occasional nick at first, just like when you started SR shaving your face. It'll be okay. Styptic works on heads, too. And, of course, "Chicks dig scars."
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    Thanks Michael. Your method makes sense - shaving what you can see and progressing toward the rear of the head which has been my greatest fear, shaving an area that I cannot see. Finishing with an electric as I do now does not give a close finish on the head. Before I started this reply, I took my Feather (no blade) and proceeded to simulate the head shave as you described. Did not feel bad at all. As a matter of fact, I believe that holding the Norelco is one of the reasons it was so tiring. It is heavier than a SR and bulkier to hold. My hand has to be in a higher position because of the shape of the electric.

    Looking forward to trying the SR head shave. Presently using a TI which is giving me a great face shave.

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    I've been straight razor shaving for about a month and head shavings are easier than shaving my face especially my chin, only two small nicks from setting blade straight up on head. nothing major so far

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    Hi folks,
    I found this very old thread and writing to seek some advice.
    I'm a novice shaver, just one month in the art and enjoying every shave. My technic with a face shaving is improved and I'm able to complete 3 passes. No major nicks or razor burns.
    Now is a time go up to my scalp. I was shaving my head once a week for a last 15 years using cartridge. Few days ago, tried to go over the head (WTG) and amazed how straight forward it was.
    Now my biggest concern: tonight was trying to go further and shave ATG :banged: I won't say that it was a disaster. My ears are still there, but to be honest, just gave up. I don't understand the technic I have to use, can't figure out the comfortable grip of the razor.
    Searched youtube, no much videos and no one going ATG.
    To make long story short, I ned HELP please.
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    I shave my head about six times a week. I also believe it is easier than my chin. Although if you cut it it will bleed much more. The most important thing is getting the angle right as you go up and to be careful behind your ears .
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    I shave my head during summer and use a DE.
    Haven't built up the courage to use a SR.
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    Thank you guys for yours input, but I still looking to challenge myself with a SR ATG at my sculp.

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    I could do the top and sides of my head with a SR, but struggled at the back and near my ears. I tried an open comb DE instead. Now I'm hooked. Very simple, no nicks, and yes... BBS! I use Feather blades. They work great with the open comb.
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