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Head Shaving, Grooming & Care => Head Shaving => Topic started by: reddog on September 11, 2021, 11:55:25 AM

Title: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: reddog on September 11, 2021, 11:55:25 AM
I had 2 days growth and plenty of time this morning, so instead of my quick shave in the shower, I decided to do an old fashioned DE safety razor shave in front of the mirror/sink. I even got out the shaving soap, bowl, and brush. I whipped up a luxurious lather and applied it with the brush. Sometimes it nice to take alot of time and get an awesome safety razor baby butt smooth headshave! I also have a 60's era triple mirror so I can open the ends and see front, sides, and back of my head!

It was a great experience, and I hope everyone tries and old fashioned style shave sometimes.
Title: Re: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: Runningman586 on September 11, 2021, 01:27:57 PM
Nice! That's something I haven't done yet. I just use my razors I get from dollar shave club and shaving gel. That sounds amazing though I'll have to give it a try. What products do you use? @reddog you should also post a pic or your handy work.
Title: Re: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: reddog on September 11, 2021, 01:37:14 PM
I use a 1954 Gillette safety razor that was my dad's. Today I used an Astra platinum blade.
(https://i.postimg.cc/q7nckhsW/received-252929883222994.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qtJ6w7ZG)
Title: Re: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: slybeard on September 13, 2021, 05:55:57 AM
I have tried several times, and much blood was released.  Using a DE is a skill I never mastered for my head, or my face.
Title: Re: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: reddog on September 13, 2021, 11:30:17 AM
I can actually go pretty fast with the DE. I listen to the sound of the razor to know the angle is right. Still have to use the disposable around my ears though. The only time I have a problem is if the DE loosens up, that's when you can easily get a knick. I keep checking to make sure it is tight.
Title: Re: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: clint902 on September 13, 2021, 11:35:03 AM
I have tried several times, and much blood was released.  Using a DE is a skill I never mastered for my head, or my face.
Well Sly, you just gave away your age, lol!  Back when I was coming of age, the de was all we had so it's pretty much second nature to me.  The only part I don't like about them is changing the blade(got to be careful).  I still use one on occasion but I do tend to nic myself once in awhile.   I always broke out with acne whenever I shaved my face.  I have no idea what that was about.  I just have one of those faces that don't like to be shaved which is why I used to have a massive beard through most of my life but now I can't grow one at all...  out
Title: Re: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: slybeard on September 13, 2021, 02:24:46 PM
I have tried several times, and much blood was released.  Using a DE is a skill I never mastered for my head, or my face.
Well Sly, you just gave away your age, lol!  Back when I was coming of age, the de was all we had so it's pretty much second nature to me.  The only part I don't like about them is changing the blade(got to be careful).  I still use one on occasion but I do tend to nic myself once in awhile.   I always broke out with acne whenever I shaved my face.  I have no idea what that was about.  I just have one of those faces that don't like to be shaved which is why I used to have a massive beard through most of my life but now I can't grow one at all...  out

At least you could find us an old photo of that massive beard.  But why do you say you can't grow one now?
Title: Re: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: clint902 on September 14, 2021, 07:02:06 PM
I can grow a grey goatee but the sides just don't fill in.  I have an old b&w photo around here somewhere showing my beard but I'll have to figure out how to scan it in.  I'll look for it tomorrow.
Title: Re: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: Magoo on September 14, 2021, 09:48:52 PM
I use a 1954  safety razor that was my dad's. Today I used an Astra platinum blade.
(https://i.postimg.cc/q7nckhsW/received-252929883222994.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qtJ6w7ZG)

Good coincidence, I use my fathers 1954 Gillette Super Speed. I had my own DE years ago, but must have lost them over the years.
Title: Re: DE safety razor headshave
Post by: MoonageDaydream on September 29, 2021, 07:22:03 PM
I bought one of the King C Gillette double edge safety razors from Walgreens recently and have been shaving my head with it ó WOW. Itís a really smooth shave. I mean I am BALD bald, haha. All the little spots I struggle to get with a cartridge, or even my Leaf, I can get with the DE. Man, itís slow though.