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Offline cmac

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Cuts on head
« on: September 20, 2023, 07:27:32 PM »
Suffered my first head shaving casualty today. Was in a hurry shaving this morning and ended up nicking myself. Any advice on how to manage head cuts? I donít want to go multiple days without shaving.




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Re: Cuts on head
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2023, 08:08:56 PM »
Hey if it took you two months you are doing great. My first shave was a blood bath.   :-[

I just typically keep the cut area clean. I will skip a couple days of shaving just to allow for some healing. By day three, I will start shaving again. But i lather the head and wipe the shaving cream from the affected area so I know where it is and Iíll just shave around it. I typically shave in the shower but I might opt to shave over the sink and use a second mirror. It just depends on where the cut is. After every shave I do apply witch hazel to keep it clean ó cuts or no cuts.

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Re: Cuts on head
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2023, 05:18:13 AM »
Yup, that's when it happens, in a hurry and losing concentration!

When I have knick, I put my finger on it and shave around my finger. You might have to skip shaving for a couple days, then use an electric shaver over the cut, carefully.

Or, you can just shave the sides and back up real high, and in a few days have a cool marine h&t recon. Then after about a week, it will be fun to shave it all off!
« Last Edit: September 21, 2023, 05:24:23 AM by reddog »
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Re: Cuts on head
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2023, 06:00:14 AM »
Iíve been shaving my face for well over 40 years and I still get a few nicks trying to work around my nose.   The first time I shaved my head, I had a couple of tiny spots of blood and nothing since.  @cmac I had a cut the same place and size as you a few months ago. Iím 6í4Ē and I scraped it walking through the doorway of a new storage building with a 6í door.  Luckily, I was wearing a hat which protected it somewhat.

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Re: Cuts on head
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2023, 10:05:56 AM »
@reddog yeah I was in a rush and should have waited to shave. That is good advice about the finger technique. I donít think I can go a week without shaving the top at this point, even though it would be satisfying. I have an OCD itch to keep it all clean shaven at this point and I am okay with that. Its great being a bald guy. Hopefully the cut heals soon.

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Re: Cuts on head
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2023, 10:08:03 AM »
@Razorhead Thank you, I am surprised I made it two months without but good to know I am not alone in knicking myself. Its gotta be a right of passage for all bald guys. I think I could skip a couple of days of shaving, gonna suck to not have it super smooth though. I will definitely be buying witch hazel. Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Cuts on head
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2023, 10:59:06 AM »
@cmac witch hazel is nice. It doesnít sting, and itís practically a staple in barber shops. The nice thing about skipping a couple days of shaving is that you will get the smoothest shave ever. The razor has more to grab onto.

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Re: Cuts on head
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2023, 07:08:47 AM »
I don't usually get nicks but when I do, I just use the electric until it heals.  Nobody likes nicks but when I do get one, I do the best I can.

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Re: Cuts on head
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2023, 06:33:56 PM »
I don't usually get nicks but when I do, I just use the electric until it heals.  Nobody likes nicks but when I do get one, I do the best I can.

Same here. When I do cut myself it's usually because I'm putting too much pressure on the blade instead of letting the razor do the work. Also, when I cut myself I resort to the styptic pencil. It burns a bit initially but it does stop the bleeding. That spot you cut looks like it's right on the crown. Thats a bad spot. My worst cut ever was right about that same spot and it's what got me using an M-5 Magnum and dumping the HeadBlade.
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