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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne394 View Post
    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.
    I don't have any problem to go with a blade over my back, but I luck to achieve the BBS. Only because cant figure out the right grip and technic.
    Your idea to use Feather blades sounds good. Does the Feather blade will give me BBs with one pass only?
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    To get BBS you generally have to do two passes. I go WTG and ATG, then have a good feel around for any bits I've missed then do a touch up. Easy with a DE, but it won't replace the SRs for my face.
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    So, no alternatives? Only DE can go ATG? Sad...
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    Well, I don't personally do it but there's no reason why you couldn't go against the grain with a straight razor on your head. Just be careful for the first few times. You might have to do some short buffing type strokes through the thicker areas, and be careful of grip and angle in the places you cannot see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Well, I don't personally do it but there's no reason why you couldn't go against the grain with a straight razor on your head. Just be careful for the first few times. You might have to do some short buffing type strokes through the thicker areas, and be careful of grip and angle in the places you cannot see.

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    Thank you Jimbo!
    Would you be so kind to give me a grip idea. I cant figure it by myself.
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    What grip do you use for against the grain passes on your face? That might provide a starting point.

    My grip involves holding the razor in the usual way and then letting it rotate downwards until the edge is facing up. At that point the grip is: thumb on the side of the shank facing me, pointer finger opposite that, middle finger providing extra grip support, and the other two fingers cradling the scales. In fact if you removed the razor it would look like the what might happen if you tried to clap using your thumb against the pointer and middle fingers.

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    There we go!
    Thanks a lot!!!
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    Love shaving my head with a straight razor. I have been SR shaving for about two months now. I have gotten the smoothest head shaves ever the last two times I used a SR. I take my time and go WTG & XTG and done. A little tea tree to smooth off the head and avoid ingrown hairs and a solid moisturizer and my head shines like a Que ball. Love it
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    love bbs on my head, but dont alway have one.. why not your thinking i will shave every day. with bbs is that not possible for me

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    I used my straight about a week ago to go from a full head of hair to no head of hair, it took a while and blunted my razor a bit, the end result was OK but imperfect, i sustained 2 cuts on the top of my ear from where i slipped or misplaced the razor. I ended up buying a pack of cheap disposables the next day to use and just try with my straight from time to time and see how I go.
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