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How to use the HeadBlade
« on: January 28, 2008, 02:51:47 PM »
You're all excited because you just got your new HeadBlade, one of the best razors for head shaving. You rip the packaging open, pull that bad boy out and you head to the bathroom to try it out. Then it dawns on you, "How do I use this thing?" All the sudden the blades look enormous, it feels akward, and your knees start shaking in anticipation of what your head might look like when you're done. Relax! It's very easy to use and will provide you one of the best shaves ever, you just need to remember a few simple things.

   1. KEEP PRESSURE OFF OF THE BLADE! - This is in bold and caps because it is the main thing to remember when using the HeadBlade. If you forget everything else that is written here, remember to keep the pressure off of the blade. The blade is sharp and will do the cutting on it's own, so no added pressure is needed. Instead, keep the pressure on your middle finger (this is the finger you should have in the ring) and the finger over the wheels (if you have a sport) or the glider (if you have the classic).
   2. Use long, even strokes - Place the HeadBlade at the beginning of your hairline and glide it over your head, all the way to the end of your hairline. For example, if you start at your forehead you should end up at your neck without ever lifting the blade. Pick up the blade and move it over to the next line of shaving.
   3. Go front to back, then back to front - Or vice versa. The point is to shave your entire head sticking with the same direction, for example from your forehead to your neck, or neck to forehead. Then turn the HeadBlade around and do a second pass in the other direction. This will help you get the smoothest shave possible.
   4. Find the best blade for you - Not everyone is going to love the blade that comes on the HeadBlade and HeadBlade knows this; that's why they have provided an adapter for other blades. There are several blades that you can choose from. HeadBlade Doubles, HeadBlade Triples, Gillette Atra, and Atra knockoffs. These all use the yellow adapter. The other blades that can be used are the Gillette Sensor, Gillette Sensor Excel, and Sensor knockoffs like Personna. These all use the black adapter which should come with the Sport. The double blades from Atra and HeadBlade are loved by many, but have also known to wreak havoc for new users as they tend to be less forgiving than other blades. Give either some triple baldes a try or the Gillette Sensor blades. Just remember that Triples clog easier and may not get as close as double blades.
   5. Rinse Often! - Make sure you rinse your blade out after every stroke. This keep your blade unclogged for the next set of hair that it needs to cut.
   6. Watch the HeadBlade 101 video over at HeadBlade - http://www.headblade.com/headblade-101.html


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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 04:35:40 PM »
Great post Tyler!


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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 05:07:00 PM »
Tyler, I second what JDog said. Maybe you can make this thread a  stickie  O0

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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 06:14:34 PM »
You forgot the part about hopping on one foot and barking like a dog at your reflection in the mirror before you start.... you guys do that too right?

RIGHT?

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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 08:01:11 AM »
Good post, T !  O0

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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 11:43:08 AM »
Very good instructions!! Blades need no pressure!

And you will be better and better with some experience.

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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008, 11:45:35 AM »
You forgot the part about hopping on one foot and barking like a dog at your reflection in the mirror before you start.... you guys do that too right?

RIGHT?

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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 02:01:54 PM »
Personally, I do the Hokey Pokey and turn myself about, cause, that's what it's all about....isn't it?

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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008, 08:17:25 AM »
Great tips Tyler. After a month of shaving I'm still going between the mach3 and headblade razors... although mostly use the mach3. I pulled the headblade out again yesterday and literally sliced straight into my scalp. No jokes either... my mum came over today and could not believe I had hacked it so badly shaving. And why?... all because I was rushing it.

KEEP PRESSURE ON THE BLADE and GO SLOW... DO NOT RUSH. For your own safety people!!!

And then once you have mastered it... you can do the hokey pokey.  O0

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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008, 01:24:09 PM »
I'm yet to shave my head, but it seems kind of scary.  How come I am fearless when it comes to shaving my face, but when it comes to maybe slicing my head, I am freaked out?

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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2008, 01:32:48 PM »
I'm yet to shave my head, but it seems kind of scary.  How come I am fearless when it comes to shaving my face, but when it comes to maybe slicing my head, I am freaked out?

It's just something new you haven't tried yet.  Probably like the first time you shaved your face.  Just go slow and don't use too much pressure, regardless of which razor you use, and you'll be fine.   O0
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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2008, 01:50:22 PM »
Im almost afraid to post up my pre shave ritual in here....for the fear of gettin beat.....so I will just keep that hush hush......for now anyways.....I will wait until you are all least expecting it.......muuwahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2008, 09:23:11 PM »
I'm yet to shave my head, but it seems kind of scary.  How come I am fearless when it comes to shaving my face, but when it comes to maybe slicing my head, I am freaked out?

Don't worry Cory, I was fearful, then freaked about the numbness.... but I can tell you the fear will dissapear quickly!
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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2008, 10:48:55 PM »
I'm yet to shave my head, but it seems kind of scary.  How come I am fearless when it comes to shaving my face, but when it comes to maybe slicing my head, I am freaked out?

Don't worry Cory, I was fearful, then freaked about the numbness.... but I can tell you the fear will dissapear quickly!
Oh, welcome to SBG!
Why is it that you have numbness? I just shaved my head today after sitting on the fence for a lil while now and found the numbness weird.  :o Does that go away or will it always feel numb?
Oh and i triee the head blade but found it difficult and used my fusion but even after going over my head several times with it and Head Slick I still didn't get my head completely smooth. I thought I did but after it was all said and done I still felt some stubble in areas. Oh and my head looks like I'm wearing a face mask. :*))

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Re: How to use the HeadBlade
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2008, 01:14:22 AM »
The numbness eventually goes away; probably in like a week or so. 
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