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    Default BBS...on your head?

    Hi all -

    I'm wondering if anyone is a consistent SR head shaver. I shave my head regularly, and use a cartridge. I use my SR for facial shaving, and am loving it.

    For anyone who uses their SR for head-shaving, what good tips/techniques do you have to get a good shave on the dome? I am pretty confident on my technique (for the face), but am a little concerned about the areas of the head that I can't see while I'm shaving.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I haven't done this either but I'm curious what others may chime in with. I have been giving serious though to head shaving because when retirement comes (soon) I may do it to save $ when on a far more limited income.

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    I do my face and head with a str8. WTG and ATG is a bit of confidence that you need.
    Just WTG first try and if you have enough faith you can continue.
    Your head is so nice and smooth as a baby's skin after a shave
    Here a nice video that gave me insperatie
    Straight Razor Head Shave


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    Wait...should you relate your head to a babies bottom? I seem to remember getting in trouble for that in the third grade.

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    yeah man so soft, just not as stinky as most baby bottoms. hahaha

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    Yes

    I seem to remember it took much longer than my face. Probably due it tighter follicle concentration.

    When I lather up, head and face gets covered. First swipe rear to front clearing making clean path for free hand to stretch. Then working wtg down the right hand/right side of my head, around tops of ears and to the face.

    Same routine then left side

    When shaving around the ears, I'll grab and do a healthy tug on them too. For some reason originally I would never touch ears when stetchin

    Xtg side head and face

    Wtg back of head, left side, right hand. First above "sausauge roll" then below.

    Same routine right rear of head, left hand.

    Xtg right hand, right side, left hand left side. This cleans up behind the ears. Some reason feels like combing my hair, when I kept it.

    Maybe atg face now and side of head, but most always atg rear of head, paying attention behind the ears.

    I suppose hint for back of the head, until your comfortable blind shaving back, use your free hand to learn the angle for razor is angled at
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    I shave the top of my squash with the straight.I do a front to back,lather,then back to front, smooth as a bowling ball. Its not a complete head shave,still have the sides done with a #1 clipper. So go for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I am not doing this consistently, so I have not tried to get a complete BBS save from it.
    But shaving your head with a straight can most certainly be achieved.


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    Default Just a single WTG pass

    I just start at the top of my head [1] and work down, working my way from front to back on one side, then the other. Like you, I used to use a d/e or a cartridge for my head, but with a little practice I find the straight gets the job done in a lot less time.

    I shave my head once or twice a week. Since a few of the days between shaves are going to be "stubble-y" anyway, I don't bother with an ATG pass; as that would only get me one extra day without stubble. For me, that's not worth the extra time and effort it would take to go for really smooth.

    One pass, takes about 5 minutes, good to go.

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    About 10 years ago my hair took on that "Friar Tuck" look, so "the top of my head"
    actually means about 2 inches above my ears, all the way around.
    Now you see why I shave my head? Mikey don't do Friar-Tuck "do"s.
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    I shave my head twice a week. My hair grows in every which direction, and my head has all kinds of weird grooves and crannies. To really get a smooth head shave with the straight, I would need a superhuman ability to go WTG, ATG, and XTG on every plane - front, back and sides. What I've settled into is starting the shave with broad strokes of the straight, and then finishing it off with the Head Shaver or Gillette. Faster that way... and safer too !

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