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Posted: 7/20/2010 11:39:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2010 6:52:41 PM EDT by bcr308]
I am at the beach this week and I all ready have my hair buzzed as short as my clippers will go. I was thinking about using a razor. Any thoughts or suggestions? My head is all ready tan for the most part. I usually do not get razor bumps or burn on my face but I dont want to get them on my head!

Before FO time


I sealed the deal!


I all ready think I will be able to run faster!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:41:07 AM EDT
Buzz only - no razor.  You'll only have problems.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:41:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mordecai:
Buzz only - no razor.  You'll only have problems.


This...ymmv
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:42:18 AM EDT
Sunburn? Are you going bald? Never go full retard or no guard unless you are going bald, or have a nicely shaped head. Working outside of an office is good too. We need before and after pics BTW.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:44:14 AM EDT
Use clippers, not a knife, razor, chainsaw, or a goat.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:44:33 AM EDT
do it!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:47:57 AM EDT
Using rAzor is fine, as loNg as you go with the grain. Otherwise you'll have problems

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Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:48:13 AM EDT
Watch your corn hole.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:49:18 AM EDT
buzz it.  I did it without spouses consent and she didnt talk to me for a few days...but started getting jealous about all the women saying how sexy it looked.  She is back to normal now.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:52:56 AM EDT
You're going bald and you're vain about it?   Because that's what everyone is going to think when you show up all shiny on top.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:54:20 AM EDT
Do it.  Hair is over rated.  Shaved mine over 10 years ago and will never grow it back.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:54:54 AM EDT
Headslick and the headslick razor...its the only way to be sure...just take your time or you'll carve yourself up like a mofo
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:55:04 AM EDT
If your forehead does not reach back to the middle of your scalp, then I would advise against it. I have the aforementioned issue and I do shave my head, I have been tempted to let it grow back out, but my wife said, "Honey, it's not coming back on your head, keep it shaved"
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:56:02 AM EDT
Try using beard trimmers or outliner clippers. I have had occasional razor bumps and nasty cuts with a razor.(nick on the scalp BLEED)
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:56:39 AM EDT
Maybe you'll find a tattoo under there, like Hank Hill.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:56:55 AM EDT
shave = shave everyday unless you like your head acting like velcro when you put on your T-shirts & difficult to get it all

buzz w/no guard = same look as shave but less clingy and goes about a week between trims
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:56:57 AM EDT
Why do so many people advise against a razor?  I have difficulty believing my scalp is more sensitive than my face...
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:58:03 AM EDT
Try using beard trimmers or outliner clippers. I have had occasional razor bumps and nasty cuts with a razor.(nick on the scalp BLEED)
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:00:21 PM EDT



Originally Posted By AR4U:


Why do so many people advise against a razor?  I have difficulty believing my scalp is more sensitive than my face...


skin over bone tends to be less pliable than skin over muscle+ligament+bone...
 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:01:44 PM EDT
I did it once. I took it short with a set of clippers and then took a straight razor to the rest. Quite easy actually.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:03:05 PM EDT
look out for moles
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:03:10 PM EDT
Do it. It's liberating.

Buzz it close and then use a razor.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:04:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 12:07:22 PM EDT by flyfishnepa]

i use a razor every other day to shave my head

shave with the grain of your hair, not against it.

i used to shave against the grain (for a couple years) with a razor but would always get some minor razor burn and finally got sick of it.



Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:09:25 PM EDT
I shave my head with a gillette fusion razor every day.  I have since I was a sophomore in high school.  It RARELY gets irritated.  It does bleed a hell of a lot when I nick it, but it's so rare that It gets nicked it's not a big deal.  Not sure what problems the others are referring to, but I've had none.  Oh, and I shave against the grain, too.  It gets closer to the scalp and the shave lasts longer.  Also, you WILL get a 5 o'clock shadow on your head.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:13:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By forker:
Do it. It's liberating.

Buzz it close and then use a razor.


This is how I do it.  I use my beard trimmer without the guard on it to get it close, and then blade @ 45 with a razor.  It's a lot easier when your hair is very short.  Also, if you are at the beach, take sunscreen.  That lilly white head will get burnt and peel.  You'll be walking around looking like you got teh leprosy.  
Ask me how I know
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:18:09 PM EDT
Clippers and #1 guard.  Leave it at that.  Be prepared to get your hair cut every couple of weeks to keep it looking neat. You will need to see a barber more, not less, because keeping such a haircut neatly groomed is a lot of work.  It's the only way to fly.  I'll never let my hair, what's left of it, grow out long again.  I wish I'd done it when I rode motorcycles.



Hats are your friend in the sun.  I'm as dark-skinned as a white guy can get and I still have to watch out for sunburn.  
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:19:09 PM EDT
Walgreen's has some razors that are made just for shaving your head.  Being that my best friend is a barber and have seen and heard about nightmares.  I would recommend going to a male barber not a stylist.  For the first razor shave.  As they will be able to tell you how often you can use a razor with your scalp.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:21:10 PM EDT
Practice on your scrotum first.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:21:19 PM EDT


Head Blade

I no longer shave it, I just use a set of clippers with no guard. When I did shave it I used one of these. Available at most Walgreens.

Back when I was an E2 me and some buddies were sick of paying $9.50 every week to ten days for a high and stupid and thought we could do it ourselves. Not so much. We all showed up Monday morning with the "barracks buzz cut". I actually liked it though and have kept it that way ever since.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:21:34 PM EDT
Ask MrClean4Hire.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:21:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Watch your corn hole.


try bleeching first!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:22:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:26:52 PM EDT
NAIR.



It's the only way to be sure.

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:32:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mordecai:
Buzz only - no razor.  You'll only have problems.


I only razor occasionally. Depending how close I want it, I'll go: buzz, electric razor and then razor.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:36:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bcr308:
I am at the beach this week and I all ready have my hair buzzed as short as my clippers will go. I was thinking about using a razor. Any thoughts or suggestions? My head is all ready tan for the most part. I usually do not get razor bumps or burn on my face but I dont want to get them on my head!


Wear a hat when you go outside.  I have experience with no hair and no hat.  Hurts like hell and sometimes you hair won't come back.  YMMV!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:39:59 PM EDT
I used to shave mine all the time with no problems, it was real easy to keep up while I showered.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:50:39 PM EDT



Originally Posted By forker:


Do it. It's liberating.



Buzz it close and then use a razor.
I used to shave mine in the shower.

Wash your head/scalp.

Squirt about a tablespoon dollop of baby oil, or mineral oil in your hand and rub into scalp.

Shave.

That's generally the way I shave my face now, if I'm going closer than a buzz cut on my beard.





 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:53:55 PM EDT
Tag, as this is something I have been contemplating for a while.

I have been going with a "high and tight", but as the years go by, there is less and less "high" up there, and wasn't sure if I would like shaving.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:00:16 PM EDT
shave it with a razor. Feels good man. use headslick or shaving oil IN ADDITION to shaving cream and take your damn time until you get the hang or it and toughen up your scalp. When the job is done, lather your dome with some menthol lotion and feel the goodness.


also, 1-2 days of growth on a freshly shaved head makes one hell of a defensive weapon. like sand paper to the face
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:37:05 PM EDT
I shaved mine and discovered the arc of my head is not symmetrical.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:05:47 PM EDT
Feel your head and make sure it is round. No shit, I shaved my head in college once and will never do it again. That is when I found out I have a cone head. Huge bump on the top of my noggin. Ugly! Girlfriend almost broke up with me...
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:09:11 PM EDT
never had any problems when I used a razor, just go for it... I'd be mr. clean all the time if I wasn't too damned lazy

buzz that sucker, it feels nice

watch out for
(1) the "q-tip", i.e. having a white head and a tan face... looks funny until you even out
(2) sunburn on the dome... don't be a dumbass, wear a hat or put on some damned 'screen.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:40:40 PM EDT
Its a done deal
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:41:39 PM EDT



Originally Posted By bcr308:




I sealed the deal!

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk6/bcr308/myheadafterfotime.jpg



I all ready think I will be able to run faster!


Edward Norton?!







 
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:46:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Watch your corn hole.




Need black leather chaps and chains.                            
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:48:18 PM EDT
Edward Norton-esque..



Nothing intended about the Neo-Nazism
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:49:58 PM EDT
Dude.....

Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:51:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:52:11 PM EDT
Jim, is that you?
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:52:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2010 6:54:01 PM EDT by TxRabbitBane]
haha it's rob halford

oh yeah, and if you razor it, do it in the shower
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:53:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Epic_Ed:
Do it.  Hair is over rated.  Shaved mine over 10 years ago and will never grow it back.


I run a pair of clippers with a number two guard over my dome every few weeks. Paying $20 for a hair cut sucks. It only works for people who have the right head though. If you have a lumpy mellon you'll look like mutant.
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