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Title: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on July 28, 2006, 12:47:02 AM
I talk to a lot of guys who shave their head.  It seems that it's becoming a more popular thing to do now, or I'm just noticing it more.  Anyways, I usually ask what razor they use to shave their head.

The number one answer I get is...you guessed it...the Mach 3.

Now, I don't use the Mach 3.  In fact, I don't even use a straight razor.  Instead, I use a Remington!  That's right...I use an electric razor!  It's the only way to go for me.  I get just as smooth of a shave as using a Mach 3, but without the cuts and razor burn.  Plus, the overall cost is much cheaper in the long run.

Tell us, what do you use?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Trev on August 02, 2006, 03:28:45 PM
I've been shaving my head for about 12 years and I've never used anything other than an old school "safety razor".  You don't see many of these around now, but my dad has used one forever and it is the type of razor I learned to shave with.  It is used with a double edged razor blade and it provides a very smooth shave.  It is also probably more economical than using disposable razors.  When you have a moment check out some cool safety razors at: http://www.theartofshaving.com/taos/safety.php

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: alotaforehead on August 06, 2006, 02:14:10 PM
Mach 3...in the shower...if you're getting razor burn the razor is dull, or you aren't using enough shaving gel or you keep shaving over the same area over and over....don't go against the grain...go with it!!  Works for me
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MississippiRed on August 15, 2006, 01:47:31 PM
What's good fellas........I use the Gillette Custom Plus disposable......it's the one with the little gel strip at top  and I've been shaving my melon since 1990....Thanks for the site Ty...


MississippiRed
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: andy on August 16, 2006, 01:47:51 PM
I use the Mach 3 as well, but oddly enough I find that I have less skin irritation when I'm using a blade that's slightly dulled, one that's been used a couple times already.  I use a gel shaving cream and usually shave after I've gone for a run or something (that is, after I've worked up a sweat.  Not sure if that's good or not, but that's just my routine. Run->shave->shower).  Anyway, I find going with the grain gets the bulk of the hairs, but if I want to get right down to the skin I need to go against the grain.  When it gets down to that I tend to take very short strokes and rinse the blade with hot water between each one.  Somewhat time consuming, but worth the effort, I think. 

How often do you guys shave?  I usually go 4 to 7 days between shaves.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MississippiRed on August 17, 2006, 06:07:33 PM
What's up Andy...4 to 7 days man I wish.........I shave every 2nd or 3rd day almost never more than that.......and yes for the areas where going with the grain doesn't work I definitely go against the grain.......but at this point my head is used to it........this is what I do.......first I wash my head with water as hot as I can stand and soap or shampoo it doesn't seem to make a difference  then while my head is still wet I put on the shaving cream and get it done.....right after that I wash my scalp again with the hot water and soap but after this I dry it completely and then rub alcohol over my whole scalp and let the alcohol dry on it's own at that point I put on coconut oil ......I've been doing it like that for a long time now and rarely if ever get razor bumps.......the best shave I get is with new razors ......as such I only use razors maybe 3 times ......


MississippiRed
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: andy on August 20, 2006, 12:59:05 PM
Hey Red... That's a great description of your routine!  I'll have to try it out (if I can remember all the steps) :-)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: whovean on August 21, 2006, 02:50:21 AM
The Gillette Fusion rocks
with a bit of head lube
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: happyharry on August 28, 2006, 11:53:47 PM
I mostly use Wilkinson Extreme3 (Schick in N. America) - a single-use tripple blade razor. It does a great job.
I sometimes also use Wilkinson Quattro razors and blades. They give you an unbelievably close shave, but are on
the expensive side, thus I prefer the Extreme3...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: fcb2001 on August 29, 2006, 01:16:49 PM
gillete fusion with the head lube as well
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gearhedguy on September 14, 2006, 02:35:47 PM
I've been shaving my head for about 10 years now and no matter what I have tried hands down the Mach 3 gives me the closest, smoothest shave. . . seems to curve to the shape of your head while you shave. And these razors last a really long time, too. I also use a shave gel product. But yup, Mach 3 is for me!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: chalatso on September 15, 2006, 06:28:57 PM
Hi!
I'm new here; only been a bald'un for a few months now. It's a choice/concealment thing for me.

Anyhow, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the HeadBlade! I tried one for the first time about a month ago, and I'm totally sold, plus thay've got a really good have cream.

http://www.headblade.com

I'm not affiliated with them, I just like their product.

Chuck
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on September 15, 2006, 07:05:07 PM
Welcome Chuck!!

I'm curious, how often do you have to replace your blades when using the headblade?  I've been thinking about trying it out.


Anyhow, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the HeadBlade! I tried one for the first time about a month ago, and I'm totally sold, plus thay've got a really good have cream.

http://www.headblade.com
Chuck

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jsthuggy on September 16, 2006, 03:46:32 AM
I use the headblade too and I repace the blade after using it about seven times. Thats just a preference I am sure since you dont have to put much pressure you can go more times without changing the blade.


Welcome Chuck!!

I'm curious, how often do you have to replace your blades when using the headblade?  I've been thinking about trying it out.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: chalatso on September 16, 2006, 09:00:37 AM
Well, I bought the headblade a little over a month ago, I guess, and I bought a pack of blades. I've used two blades out of the pack, and I shave about three times a week... (great... a math problem)

I like the atra blades, though...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on September 16, 2006, 08:41:07 PM
Welcome jsthuggy!  Thanks for sharing with us!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: laffinsays on September 17, 2006, 08:18:33 PM
Hey, new to the site and relatively new to shaving my head.  I've tried the Extreme3 disposables (worked great) the Mach 3 (worked better), the HeadBlade (great feel, too many knicks), and the Fusion (close shave, but because the blade head is so big, it does not contour as good as the Mach 3).  So as of now, I am sticking with the Mach 3, but headblade also just came out with a triple blade, so I am waiting for a pack of those to arrive.  I am thinking with the ergonomical feel of the headblade, and the shave quality of three blades, I may have found a winner.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on September 17, 2006, 09:07:55 PM
laffinsays, welcome to Sly Bald Guys.  Thanks for the summary of your blade experiences.  We look forward to getting to know you.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gearhedguy on September 18, 2006, 10:39:48 PM
I shave 3X a week, sometimes more often, and one Mach 3 will last me about 1.5 to 2 months.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gianavel on September 20, 2006, 01:28:13 AM
I actually use a combination of the Headblade and the Gillette Fusion Power.  Headblade works great for the overall head, but I've got a few areas where the hair grows out at odd angles that it's just easier to touch up with the Fusion, especially around the ears.  Yeah, it's a little bulkier than the Mach 3, but the 5 blades leave my scalp smooth like buttah.

I really want to try the new 3 blader from Headblade, too...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on September 22, 2006, 03:25:41 PM
I've been shaving my head for almost a year and a half now. I started out using a Mach 3 then I found the HeadBlade. I exfoliate the noggin every other day and then HeadBlade everyday. I still use a Mach 3 for right behind the ears to touch up sometimes. I'll be trying the three blader from HeadBlade in the next month or so. After shaving I use the HeadLube and I'm out the door.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Yeti on September 24, 2006, 11:02:01 PM
I've been shaving my head 10+ yrs now, well the shaving area is (as we all know) progressively getting smaller (which is cool, razors last longer! lol). Anyways, the Gilette Sensor Series is the best IMO. Besides other brands, I've used Sensor, then Excel, now Mach 3. It works so well I don;t think I will switch to the new 4 blade Gilette, unless they make it necessary due to price differential. Thx for the cool forum, and thx for the MySpace add request. The Yeti is home... here.   ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Yeti on September 24, 2006, 11:33:45 PM
 Oh yeah, I was actually considering trying out the HeadBlade sometime. www.headblade.com (http://www.headblade.com) Anyone a user with personal info? Thx, laffinsays, for your input...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldvinny on September 27, 2006, 08:46:32 AM
i have been a headblader for about 5 years now, and i recommend it to anyone and everyone that listens. it may take a shave or two to get used to, but when you do you will love the results. there are several tips to be aware of:

dont use ANY pressure. the weight of the HB is enough. the angle of the blade is optimized to give you the best shave possible. if you get nicks/cuts, you are using too much pressure

go AGAINST the grain. it'll give you a closer shave and leave you less likely to get razor bumps

try to stay away from gels or shaving cremes. they clog razors and give you a crappy shave. try something water based, that will rinse clean. Kiss My Face is one brand, and of course HeadBlade makes HeadSlick, which is kick ass

remember, that the shaving creme only has ONE job....to lubricate. unless you have hair longer than half inch, it does little else. so be sure to keep your head slick andd wet while shaving

this is my 3rd post on this board, and in each one i have mentioned HeadBlade. I don't officially work there, but i have done lots of marketing and promo for them over the years. i am dedicated to their products, and i'm more than happy to answer any questions (or forward you to someone who can) you guys may have


happy shaving!

BV

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Yeti on September 27, 2006, 09:03:07 AM

 Awesome Vinny, Thx... The Yeti might seek your knowledge, in greater detail, when I get one, as to avoid my huge claws using too much pressure!  hehe
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on September 27, 2006, 09:33:53 AM
Vinny,
Welcome to Sly Bald Guys and thanks for your posts on the headblade.  I've been waiting for a headblader to join that is interested in writing a product review on it.  It sounds like you're pretty informed about the headblade, so if you're interested, please write a product review in this board http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?board=18.0

Tyler


i have been a headblader for about 5 years now, and i recommend it to anyone and everyone that listens. it may take a shave or two to get used to, but when y...

this is my 3rd post on this board, and in each one i have mentioned HeadBlade. I don't officially work there, but i have done lots of marketing and promo for them over the years. i am dedicated to their products, and i'm more than happy to answer any questions (or forward you to someone who can) you guys may have

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JuzCawz on September 27, 2006, 10:02:50 AM
If I'm in a hurry, I use the headblade, gets the job done quickly, but if time permits, I use the fusion. gets closer than the headblade. For that glistening shine that'll blind the public, I use an exfoliator made by headblade right after I shave....the smoothest way to go.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Apollo5 on September 27, 2006, 10:40:59 AM
Hello,
I have shaving with a Fusion and I like it alot. However the blades are too expensive so I switched back to the Mach 3. I will use the Fusion for special occasions. I don't have any male pattern baldness (except maybe a liitle at the temples)and my hair is thick. Blades get dull real fast on me. one cartridge might last a few days depending on on if I want to shave everyday. I wash the scalp with dandruff shampoo before I shave(a clean scalp is important) and let warm water soften the stubble. I let the shave gel sit for a minute before I start shaving. That gets me a good smooth shave with a minimum of repeat shaving strokes. It also minimizes irritation.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Pyronius on September 27, 2006, 03:05:45 PM
I used the headblade for a while until the fusion came out. Really overall I prefer just to go fusion all the way, the headblade is a little nicer for the blatently rounder spots of your head, but if your not careful in spots that are evened out (lower back of the head where your neck starts) you can do some damage.

Anymore I just stick with a Vibrating fusion....it does everything really well, and if you do cut yourself with it, you get that cool 5 line cut that looks almost inentional!.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: hipstersaint on September 27, 2006, 04:14:41 PM
  I just tried the new triple blade for the headblade.... oddly enough it was not as close at the generic atra blades I had been using... weird....and changing the blade is kind of a hassle...you have to use these weird tweezers they give you....I wasn't that thrilled with the 3 blade.  I do love the headblade in general though.
                               
       
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Yeti on September 27, 2006, 06:22:49 PM
 hipstersaint, thx for that info on the HeadBlade, also Apollo, you brought up another "old school point" I was taught by my father when I started shaving my face in J.R. High. I too use warm/hot water on my head/face/neck before I shave, under the gel, and also let the gel sit a bit, to soften up the area. I think this makes a huge difference with the "shine factor" itself, then the product I spoke of in yet another thread, the Aqua Velva Ice Sport Aftershave...  I love blinding with my smile AND my head lol
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: robert on October 07, 2006, 11:00:46 PM
gilette sensor.  oldskool baby.  well, ok, maybe not straightedge oldskool, but I've grown accustomed to it over the last fifteen years.  Started using my dad's as a kid and just did the wrap around when I decided to shave the nugget too.  I imagine you guys probably have some better razors workin' for ya.  Just a creature of habit I guess.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Yeti on October 07, 2006, 11:13:32 PM
I'm only one step up from the ole Sensor... and welcome to the forum Robert.  :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TheWinman on October 08, 2006, 06:59:01 AM
headblade
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on October 08, 2006, 05:26:06 PM
Thanks for the response TheWinman and welcome to the forum!!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldRob on October 09, 2006, 05:51:25 PM
I've been using the Headblade for almost 2 years now... great shave!!  I also got a fog-free mirror and shave in the shower... get all that hot water and steam going and the shave is great!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: lostnfound21 on October 11, 2006, 10:14:06 AM
I tried the HeadBlade a few years ago when it first came out and wasn't real impressed. Mybe it's improved now. I've tried all kinds of different razors, but I always keep going back to the Mach 3. Original...not Turbo. I usually do it right in the shower too.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: CarlosMIS on October 11, 2006, 02:15:33 PM
I actually use 3 razors:

HeadBlade for top and back in or out of the shower, BTW their HeadSlick shaving cream is the best!
The sides I do with the Gillette Fusion, I'm not that good with the HeadBlade there!
Am my faithful Gillette Sensor for trimming around the ears, I do my face with that one too.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Vash on October 11, 2006, 08:34:43 PM
I'm a Headblader all the way. They have a great shaving cream and I started using their new exfoliator before I shave and it's pretty awsome.

I'm trying to decide if I should cough up the cash to try their new triple bladed haed. It's pricey, but they might be really good, so far everything else I've tried from them has rocked!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on October 12, 2006, 07:27:51 AM
Welcome to the site Vash!!! Thanks for your input, I'm also a headblader for close to two years now. I use the headslick everyday and want to try the headshed exfoliator soon.

Keep it bald, keep it proud
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldvinny on October 12, 2006, 09:03:42 AM
th HB exfoliator is great...it has a nice subltle buttery smell, and make my head oh-so-smooth
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Kristoffer on October 13, 2006, 12:21:30 PM
Headblade, with the Atra Plus refills.  I also like the Bald Guyz moisturizer and head wipes.  Cool and refreshing.

I used the Mach 3, which I still use for my face and side burns and back of the neck.  Still can't seem to get the sharpei are on the back of my head so well, without 4-5 swipes....

- Kristoffer

First time poster, long-time reader.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on October 13, 2006, 12:25:36 PM
Welcome Kristoffer!!  Thanks for sharing with us.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Yeti on October 14, 2006, 03:19:44 AM
Welcome brothers!!!   :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: marshd1000 on October 14, 2006, 09:13:02 AM
I am a pretty faithful HeadBlade user.  I have used the HeadBlade pretty much since it first came out and was only available in the internet and a few obscure shops.  I find that it works the best for me.  But I do tend to do the areas around my ears with the Xtreme3 and the Mach 3 Power.  Gotta say that HeadSlick rocks.  That is my favorite shaving lotion with Kiss My Face a close second!  I also like my noggin to shine.  It kind of does naturally, but I do like HeadLube Glossy!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on October 14, 2006, 06:30:06 PM
Headblade all the way!  While back did the electric Braun, but it wore out so quick.   :-[  Did the Mach 3 for a long time, but I wanted something else -- something faster and cheaper.  When I first started with the Headblade it did not start so well.  However, I followed their website, gave it about a week, and became use to the technique.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MC HammerHead on October 18, 2006, 09:07:27 AM
I was a Mach 3 man myself...still shave my face with it but switched to a Headblade last year...I also looked like Edward Scissorhands the first three times I used it but did the same thing...was patient...Now its my headshaver of choice.  I just got a Signature Series model and the wheel in the back makes it work much better....

Headblade just announced that they are introducing the Sport model which will have the wheel and I will probably get one of those for my travel bag....Wouldn't want to leave my S4 in a hotel.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: HEADBLADE@MYSPACE on October 18, 2006, 10:07:44 AM
that's another advantage of HEADBLADE over the other guys- the replacement blades! i can score a pack of generic altras @! walmart for about4 bucks. thats 10-12 blades for 4 bucks. and the thing is, they work just as well as when i used the mach 3 way back in the day!

Welcome Chuck!!

I'm curious, how often do you have to replace your blades when using the headblade?  I've been thinking about trying it out.


Anyhow, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the HeadBlade! I tried one for the first time about a month ago, and I'm totally sold, plus thay've got a really good have cream.

http://www.headblade.com
Chuck

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: KrasH on October 18, 2006, 01:23:15 PM
I am also a former Mach III user that has turned to a HEADBLADE user, I love mine, I find it faster and easier to use than a traditional stick razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lex Luethor on October 21, 2006, 10:10:20 AM
Gillette Fusion. I tried the Head Blade a few times, but I kept cutting the sh*t out myself. Luckily that led to the discovery of "liquid bandages" which I now swear by for all my gaping wounds.

I use an electric for my face, but in never seems to give me smoothness on my skull that the bladed razors do.

Note: I don't want to take anything away from the HeadBlade itself. I love the design of the thing and love their shaving lotion. I am just a mechanically inept boob who doesn't have the attention span to give something more than two or three tries. That's probably why Mrs. Luethor is so unsatisfied.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on October 23, 2006, 04:50:21 PM
One of the most important things to remember when using the HeadBlade is not to apply a lot of pressure. I still make that mistake from time to time.

I have to agree with you on the liquid bandage though. One of the greatest inventions of all time. Before I found that I used Super Glue though, works just the same.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldWriter on October 24, 2006, 05:18:24 PM
I've used the HeadBlade for two years now and it's great. For the past two weeks, I've been using their new triple-blade system -- closest shave ever! I also use their exfoliatant before shaving and HeadSlick to shave with. I use a Fusion on my face and then use it touch up around the ears.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on October 24, 2006, 05:44:27 PM
Welcome to the forum BaldWriter! Thanks for your response. Glad you joined us here.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lothartheterrible on October 30, 2006, 07:12:20 AM
Can't beat the Headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on October 30, 2006, 07:24:11 AM
Thanks for joining us Lothartheterrible!!! Glad to see another fellow HeadBlader join our ranks.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MC HammerHead on October 30, 2006, 08:48:54 AM
Another Headblade user note: Always move the blade in a direct forward motion...any side to side movement can result into the blade giving you a pretty good cut....

I just try to concentrate in always traveling in a straight line no matter what angle I shaving. 

I think you will find that the Headblade Sport will actually track better with the wheels.  I just got a Signature Series and it is superior to the very good orginal headblade design.  I understand the Sport has the same feel just in a more affordable price.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on October 30, 2006, 04:09:06 PM
...any side to side movement can result into the blade giving you a pretty good cut....

I just try to concentrate in always traveling in a straight line no matter what angle I shaving. 

I completely agree!  When I first started using HeadBlade I kept letting the blade “crab walk,” and it was bad for the first few shaves.  Pay close attention around the back of head and ears that is where I have the most difficulty shaving.  In fact, I still use my Mach 3for the area around the ears every so often.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldRob on October 30, 2006, 04:13:01 PM
I have a question...

My HB-Sport came with a Gillette Sensor adaptor.  Has anyone used and how are the Sensor blades with the HB??
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mongo on November 02, 2006, 08:21:54 PM
I started out with the Mach 3 and then I tried the Head Blade and I have not looked back. The HB is for me the best shave I have ever experienced and I can't wait to try the triple blade adapter
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MC HammerHead on November 02, 2006, 10:23:44 PM
I guess my new profile pic pretty much says it all.....

Headblader for Life. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on November 03, 2006, 06:44:57 AM
Welcome to the forum mongo! Glad you found us here.

BBC

Blader for life!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: nolimits72 on November 03, 2006, 03:12:22 PM
I have the head blade adapter that uses the Gillette sensor and it works very well.

I like to use the Gillette Fusion to go over any spots I missed.

I hope that head blade is working on more adapters.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gearhedguy on November 04, 2006, 04:51:52 PM
In the 10+ years that I have been shaving my dome, I have found the Schick Extreme3 disposable to work the best. The head flexes a bit so that it conforms to your skull giving a nice close shave with hardly any nicks. Plus, these razors stay sharp a very long time. I shave my head just about every other day and one of these razors will last me from 4 to 6 weeks. But I don't use the same razor to shave my face. I shave my face with a Schick ST (Slim Twin) because the head is very slim and it allows me to neatly shave around my goatee.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: happyharry on November 06, 2006, 04:12:31 AM
Gearheadedguy: Hey, I use the Extreme III razors as well! They're called Wilkinson here in Europe, though. I agree, they are great razors and last a long time. They're the best disposable razors on the market, in my opinion.

But they last 4-6 weeks with you!? Wow! I usually throw them away after the third use...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on November 07, 2006, 12:20:39 PM
I have to agree with you on the liquid bandage though. One of the greatest inventions of all time. Before I found that I used Super Glue though, works just the same.
Any tips to repairing the back of the head?  Every so often I get stubborn about switching to a new razor and nick myself.  After reading these post, I was like 'hey that is a good idea, let's try that.' 
Well for the nick on the side of my head, it worked great, so far.  I got two nicks on the back of head and tried everything (feeling, using 2 mirrors, gut instinct).  All I got now is several blotches of crazy texture on the dome.  Does it come with time?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on November 14, 2006, 03:36:46 PM
head blade. and mach 3 for the face.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mongo on November 14, 2006, 08:34:42 PM
Has anyone tried the new Head Shed yet? Just wondering if it works or not.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldRob on November 14, 2006, 08:39:26 PM
Hey Mongo... I know that I'm one of more than a few guys here using Headshed!  Works great and the shave after using it seems to be closer than ever!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Professor Melon on November 15, 2006, 12:03:44 PM
 :) Since I started on November 4th, I have used the Mach III Turbo, at first with Neutrogena Shave Cream (which I found weak) and now with Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel, which is thick and protective. Haven't had any bumps, nicks, or razor burn, and I go in very close--daily--as I want to maintain the adamant bald look and keep stubble in its place; that is, invisible and untouchable. To any beginner, I would caution: do not rush; your fingers, not eyes, can tell you where the velcro areas persist. Welcome aboard, Professor Melon
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kimchihead on November 29, 2006, 05:46:52 PM
I use the HeadBlade. I used to go to the barber shop, but man that really adds up.

I do get the occasional nick or scratch, but overall it's the best thing I've discovered all year!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on November 29, 2006, 06:01:31 PM
Awesome! Welcome to the site kimchihead!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mongo on November 29, 2006, 08:16:26 PM
I just got the Head Blade sport and man what a difference those two little wheels make. Kudos agian to the Head Blade Team
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on November 30, 2006, 07:02:50 AM
OK, I'm gettin a HB Sport and HeadShed for Christmas...that's all there is to it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mongo on November 30, 2006, 04:39:24 PM
I am tellin you the HB sport is awesome for me I am glad I got it now to get me some Headshed
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: FUZZY on December 01, 2006, 01:32:13 AM
Currently I use the Fusion but I am thinking aboutmaking the switch to the HB Primarily because the old lady is a razor thief and doesn't change the blades EVER!!!! I've experienced many a shorn skull at the expense of an over worked blade. Also for those who do exfoliate the dome I have found that St. Ives Apricot scrub is a very good and affordable exfoliant. Thanks also for the myspace add.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on December 01, 2006, 01:36:34 AM
Currently I use the Fusion but I am thinking aboutmaking the switch to the HB Primarily because the old lady is a razor thief and doesn't change the blades EVER!!!! I've experienced many a shorn skull at the expense of an over worked blade. Also for those who do exfoliate the dome I have found that St. Ives Apricot scrub is a very good and affordable exfoliant. Thanks also for the myspace add.

LOL!  I never thought of that advantage for the HeadBlade.  Now to think of it, my wife has never used my headblade for anything.  Though, based on your recommendation, I may have to start stealing her St. Ives Apricot scrub... ;)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on December 01, 2006, 07:05:38 AM
Welcome FUZZY!!! I think you'll love the HeadBlade. I currently have two classics which are always in the shower. But I'm buying a Sport here very soon. I can't wait for Christmas, I'll be placing my order by tonight at the latest.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Christian on December 04, 2006, 07:27:22 AM
Last time I shaved my head I used the Mach3 but sometimes it took quite a long time until the whole head was as smooth as I wanted it to have.

Now I found out that headblade has a supplier here in Germany. That's great.
Thinking about ordering there soon. Maybe the starter package with some of their other products like shaving cream etc.

Can't wait to shave my head again - and I guess having the headblade then here at home .... I won't have an excuse why I can't shave. ;)

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: David on December 04, 2006, 03:27:28 PM
I use a cool skin 7700 series electric shaver from Norelco, very worthwhile longterm investment for shaving my head.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sheeple on December 07, 2006, 01:18:09 PM
Hmmm

I wonder if I should attempt to embrace my headblade again. I was pretty hungover the first morning I tried to use it, which involved the HB ending up in the cabinet (almost the toilet). The non-scented head slick stuff that came with it was pretty nice. At the time I was content to stick with my mach 3.

I have now moved on to the Fusion which has that handy single blade on the back side of the head. As far as creams, gels and the like, I have found a new love for some peppermint scented, non-lathering stuff that I think gilette puts out. (The commercial with the guy gettin his face rubbed by all the chick hands. I'll find the exact name and amend this post) I found that aside from fancy, expensive imported english shaving soaps; this stuff is too sweet on my feeble girly skin. I also found that I like less lather so I can shave with detail around my neobeard. (I always ended up wiping most of the lather away so I could see the little hairs at the edges.)


(Edge Active care is what I use now)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on December 07, 2006, 01:25:05 PM
hey sheeple. you should definately give the headblade another/sober try. after you get comfy with it you will love it. i keep my mach 3 for the face and around the ears. which is just a preference. the headblade can be used anywhere, but i am more comfy with my mach on my face. try it again and let us know what you think.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sheeple on December 07, 2006, 01:48:20 PM
I'll queue it up for tomorrow morning. Wish me luck.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sheeple on December 08, 2006, 08:34:35 AM
Headblade worked alright. Still feels kinda odd, but I imagine it'll get as 2nd nature as doin it with my Fusion.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on December 08, 2006, 10:17:58 AM
practice makes perfect brudda. i still use both.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Johnny on December 08, 2006, 01:34:03 PM
My first shave, which was on Wednesday of this week, was with the Mach 3 Turbo, and I used it again today. Tomorrow I'll be trying out my new HB Sport. It arrived today along with some Head Slick and Head Lube. The guys at HeadBlade are great.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on December 09, 2006, 09:58:16 AM
Unless I'm in a big hurry, I use the Headblade first, then I go over the head with the Fusion.  That way I can get behind the ears and the back of my neck which are difficult to get against the grain with just the Headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SBG on December 10, 2006, 05:45:18 PM
I use a 4/8 spike point straight razor myself. :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on December 10, 2006, 09:36:43 PM
I use a 4/8 spike point straight razor myself. :)

Nice!  You're the second person to register that uses a straight razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SBG on December 11, 2006, 03:41:55 AM
it's what I use to shave my face, so I figured: why not try it on my head?  ;D  Turned out to be pretty easy, just use it like a comb. (I do strop between each pass so that does tend to make the shave a bit longer)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 11, 2006, 07:23:13 AM
Straight razors give me jeebie - heebies, man.  I went to a pro barber once who used one to clean up my neck hair and I didn't breath 'till he was finished.  It just seems like one ever so accidental lateral move with one of those things and YIKES.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: chadoweasel on December 12, 2006, 07:06:03 PM
I use the Fusion the most. I notice the more blades a razor has, the less nicks I get. I dont think I have ever cut myself with the Fusion. I was using HB's Lube, but lately I have found that Nivea For Men - Sensative Shaving Gel to be my new favorite.

My biggest complaint is the rediculous pricing for Fusion blades. My second biggest complaint with nearly all blades is how fast they clog, and how hard it is to shake, pound, and rinse the hair out from between the blades. Its those issues that make me want to try out a straight razor or the old fashion single blade razors.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SBG on December 13, 2006, 05:25:30 AM
a lot of the clogging is caused by the foam/gel you use, try using a good shaving soap or cream and it'll make a world of difference. As for foam, the best foam I found so far that does not clog the gillette Mx (don't have a fusion :) is cheap Aldi(low-price store chain) foam. :D  I think the gillette gels and foams are deliberately designed to clog up your razor as fast as possible so you have to put on a new cartridge faster. ;)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 13, 2006, 07:16:01 AM
Chad...from the looks of that healthy plate of yours, in addition to other postings, I'm leaning toward the Fusion.

Update: My wifey-poo is warming up to the idea nicely.  We're still stickin' to our "deal" about me losing some weight first.  But last night she mentioned that she saw Fusion stuff at a good price at Costco.  She goes, "And there's one that you put a BATTERY in!"

Hey....it's my 100th posting!.......ooooh, that means I'm just plain SLY....

and I haven't even shaved my head  8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 13, 2006, 07:20:17 AM
By the way....here's a question for you veteran chromers:

Is how your face responds/reacts to regular shaving any indication as to how yer plate will react.

I've never really had any issues with my face (sensitivity, bumps, etc.).  In fact I get away with using pretty cheap disposable double blade razors without shaving cream or even after shave.  I just get out of the shower and grab a razor...used or not....splash a little water on my face and go at it.

Is that any indication of a complication free plate?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 13, 2006, 07:30:33 AM
Hey, chad....are you of an olive-skinned nationality where you're naturally tan to a certain degree?  That's a nice tone on yer noggin.

Even if your nationality makes it easier, I know that a fresh shave leaves that blueish shadow.  What are some tips on achieving/maintaining that?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: chadoweasel on December 13, 2006, 08:04:38 AM
I'm a mutt, really. I mean, I do have a touch of Iroquois Indian, but for the most part I'm Irish/Scot. My grandfather is all Irish and he is naturally darker than me (have no clue how he was a dark skinned Irishman), so even without Indian I think I would still have a little darker tone. I get pretty dark in the summer, and that was when that picture was taken, but yea...its really a year round thing for me.

The best way to get a nice looking head is just keep it really short all of the time. That way it becomes the same color as the rest of your skin. Protect it in the summer though with sunscreen until your head is used to that glowing ball up in the sky that it most likely hasn't been exposed to most of your life. It will burn faster than the rest of your skin, and blisters aren't attractive..neither is the flacking skin when it peels. I never used those sunless tanning sprays or lotions, but I suppose they might get the initial "new shave" look taken care of. I would look into the face tanners over the rest of the body ones if you are wanting to skip that first shaved awkward look. But hell....nothing wrong with that pale head look at first. I shows you got b@ll5 enough to lose the hair.

Your other question about the skin on your head as compared to your face. In my opinion the skin isn't the same. The scalp sweats more for sure, and as far as I can tell will produce more oils than your face. That being the case, it very well can react differently. I would recommend going with a sensitive gel/cream until you know how your head reacts. I know my scalp is ALOT tougher now than it was when I first started shaving it. I think over time the exposure does that.

As far as the razor goes, IMO you cant go wrong with the Fusion. The blades are so close together its rare to get a cut since the skin doesn't get in between them as easy. People love the Mach3 also, but I got occasional cuts when I used to use that.

Oh..and finally, I recommend HeadBlade after shaving lotions. The matte one is what I use. Its good for the skin, and it makes your head look nice after a fresh shave. I'm sure there are other products that work the same, but i like to support HeadBlade when I can because they are one of the few out there specifically making products for head shavers. Once they make an adapter to use the Fusion blade, I think I'll start using mine again. :)

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 13, 2006, 08:12:06 AM
Thank you, sir...that's a lot of good stuff to keep in mind!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: KETAYA on December 13, 2006, 08:22:59 AM
I use Headblade products. This is the best razor for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 13, 2006, 08:26:10 AM
Thanks, Ketaya....and WELCOME to SlyBaldGuys!!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on December 13, 2006, 08:44:52 AM
Welcome KETAYA! Nice to see another Blader on here
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sheeple on December 13, 2006, 09:33:30 AM
Chad...from the looks of that healthy plate of yours, in addition to other postings, I'm leaning toward the Fusion.

Update: My wifey-poo is warming up to the idea nicely.  We're still stickin' to our "deal" about me losing some weight first.  But last night she mentioned that she saw Fusion stuff at a good price at Costco.  She goes, "And there's one that you put a BATTERY in!"

Costco had the best deal on bulk Fusion blades that I have found anywhere. I think I ended up with 3 or 4 blade packs for 30 bucks give or take.

Batteries are for remote controls or laser pointers to drive your dog(s) crazy.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 13, 2006, 09:55:28 AM
Batteries are for remote controls or laser pointers to drive your dog(s) crazy.

Yeah, man.....what on earth do the batteries do in one of them Mach3's or Fusion's?  Anyone?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on December 13, 2006, 10:26:49 AM
By the way....here's a question for you veteran chromers:

Is how your face responds/reacts to regular shaving any indication as to how yer plate will react.

I've never really had any issues with my face (sensitivity, bumps, etc.).  In fact I get away with using pretty cheap disposable double blade razors without shaving cream or even after shave.  I just get out of the shower and grab a razor...used or not....splash a little water on my face and go at it.

Is that any indication of a complication free plate?

I've also noticed that my scalp is much different than my face when it comes to shaving.  My face can withstand an older razor, my head can't.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on December 13, 2006, 10:54:59 AM
I use Headblade products. This is the best razor for me.
Welcome to the group, KETAYA!  We're looking forward to picking up some of your knowledge with the headblade line.  Which do you use the classic or sport?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sheeple on December 13, 2006, 11:00:24 AM
By the way....here's a question for you veteran chromers:

Is how your face responds/reacts to regular shaving any indication as to how yer plate will react.

I've never really had any issues with my face (sensitivity, bumps, etc.). In fact I get away with using pretty cheap disposable double blade razors without shaving cream or even after shave. I just get out of the shower and grab a razor...used or not....splash a little water on my face and go at it.

Is that any indication of a complication free plate?

I've also noticed that my scalp is much different than my face when it comes to shaving. My face can withstand an older razor, my head can't.

I agree, my scalp shaves much different than my face. Also, not to sound odd, but my head never itched when I grew my hair back, my beard however was ruthless for a week or so.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 13, 2006, 12:01:28 PM
My face can withstand an older razor, my head can't.

That's the way my face is....so better be prepared for a different dynamic on the head.

OK....so what about the batteries in those Mach3s and Fusions?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on December 13, 2006, 01:15:18 PM
They operate the flashlight so you can shave in the dark.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on December 13, 2006, 01:16:37 PM
Lately I been going with the grunge look with the days growth fro the face, and all I do for that is in the shower just do a one (maybe two, for tough spots) time pass quick pass with the grain.  Doing that has my razors lasting wicked long.  On the head my OCD kicks in, I’m methodical there, and I have to switch razors more frequently.  Maybe when I do the whole clean shaven face I see which is more sensitive.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 13, 2006, 02:12:41 PM
They operate the flashlight so you can shave in the dark.

Yeah, that's what I'm wondering...if there's anything to it besides just being able to charge more for'em.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on December 13, 2006, 02:27:21 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm wondering...if there's anything to it besides just being able to charge more for'em.
Yeah do what they call micropulsing and this technology is suppose to give you a closer shave.  I must admit, I feel it gives a better shave, but never underestimate the power of the placebo.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jseger11 on December 14, 2006, 07:50:17 AM
Hey guys...I am new to the forum and new (within the past month) to the world of shaving. Because I was losing hair at the top of my head, I had been buzzing it with clippers for the past few years.

About a month ago I was exchanging messages at myspace with Todd of Headblade and at his prompting I decided to go all the way. Right now I am using Headblade's Sport Razor with Gillette Atra Blades.

After the first few times I shaved, I was noticing that there was some stubble still left behind and I was not getting the smooth feel or look I was hoping for. I started using a BIC Comfort Twin at the end of my shave to get a closer and smoother feel on my head. This method is working great for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on December 14, 2006, 08:36:23 AM
Welcome to the realm of the Sly, jseger-meister.

Thanks for sharing your experiences!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jseger11 on December 14, 2006, 08:50:23 AM
Welcome to the realm of the Sly, jseger-meister.

Thanks for sharing your experiences!

Thanks for the welcome Robmeister!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on December 16, 2006, 03:10:21 PM
I use the Fusion regular. I feel that all those pulse thingees are a scam.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on December 16, 2006, 03:13:52 PM
I like Todd Greene a lot but I think his product is a little overated.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SBG on December 16, 2006, 03:33:39 PM
you know, I've never even seen a fusion before, have they even been released in europe yet?  :-\
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on December 16, 2006, 03:37:51 PM
Welcom to the group, Tomgallagher!  I like your pic. ;)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Moon on December 16, 2006, 08:58:29 PM
I learned to shave in the shower while I was in the military.  I dont know how it would feel shaving the conventional way.  I use any 3 blade razor while under the water, spray, from the shower keeps the blades clean and not clogged.  The shower keeps any mess washed down the drain and a simple pass with the palm of my hand tells me everything I want to know as far as smoothness.  Been doing this for years.  No Razor babies to boot.

Is there anyone else that shaves this way.  If so let me know.  I mentioned it to a friend the other day and he looked at me like I was from up north or something.  Please take no offence all you Snow going peeps.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on December 16, 2006, 10:05:30 PM
Thanks for the welcome ar3.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on December 16, 2006, 10:41:07 PM
I learned to shave in the shower while I was in the military.  I dont know how it would feel shaving the conventional way.  I use any 3 blade razor while under the water, spray, from the shower keeps the blades clean and not clogged.  The shower keeps any mess washed down the drain and a simple pass with the palm of my hand tells me everything I want to know as far as smoothness.  Been doing this for years.  No Razor babies to boot.

Is there anyone else that shaves this way.  If so let me know.  I mentioned it to a friend the other day and he looked at me like I was from up north or something.  Please take no offence all you Snow going peeps.

I also shave in the shower now.  I never did until I moved in with my wife and she hated the mess that was left after I shaved.  Even when I "cleaned" up. 

Moon, do you not use shaving cream or gel?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on December 16, 2006, 10:41:55 PM
Thanks for the welcome ar3.

Tom, welcome to Sly Bald Guys!!  I look forward to getting to know you.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on December 16, 2006, 10:44:07 PM
thanks Tyler.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tom McGarry. on December 17, 2006, 04:48:16 PM
Hey fellow Sly Bald Guys, whats up? I'v been shaveing my head now for almost ten years now, and I started off trying different razors, such as the Mach3 and Shick tripple blades. But by far the best thing I've ever used is the HeadBlade razor. They are truly the best products that I've used yet.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on December 17, 2006, 05:29:26 PM
Welcome Canadien.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on December 17, 2006, 06:14:00 PM
Welcome to the group, Canadian!  I haveto agree the HeadBlade is the best thing on the market, and I'm still using the classic with two blade.  Welcome again, fellow HeadBlader!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldRob on December 17, 2006, 06:23:32 PM
Hi and Welcome Canadian!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on December 17, 2006, 07:55:13 PM
Welcome Canadian --- Keep it slick!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ChadinSO on January 07, 2007, 01:53:05 AM
Mach III, Gilette shaving gel and HeadSlick for me so far...

Great site guys!

Chad
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on January 07, 2007, 01:59:39 AM
Mach III, Gilette shaving gel and HeadSlick for me so far...

Great site guys!

Chad

Welcome to Sly Bald Guys Chad!! Glad you like the site!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on January 07, 2007, 06:30:33 AM
Chadin!

Welcome, mate!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ChadinSO on January 07, 2007, 11:54:08 AM

Take that hair off ur dome Robmister.  As Rob Schneider says "You can do it!!!!"

Chad
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on January 07, 2007, 11:55:25 AM
Welcome to the group, Chad!  We're looking forward to reading more of your expereinces or answering some of your questions in later post.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on January 07, 2007, 12:26:24 PM

Take that hair off ur dome Robmister.  As Rob Schneider says "You can do it!!!!"

Chad

Thanks for the encouragement....that's what this site is all about.  If I could I would do it tonight....right NOW.

Here's my deal that the others are aware of.  My wife protested quite a bit about even the THOUGHT of me shaving my head, mainly because I still have pretty decent overall coverage.

So to move forward amicably, we made a deal.  I lose 15 lbs and then I shave the plate without protest and an open mind to give it 4 to 6 weeks before making a judgement on how it suits me/us.

So far I've lost 3 lbs with 12 to go (hence my caption "almost bald - 12 lbs to go")
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on January 07, 2007, 12:58:29 PM
QUESTION:  Can an electric actually match or exceed the closeness that a good razor shave offers?

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ChadinSO on January 07, 2007, 01:08:44 PM

You know what they say Robmeister, it's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is for permission!!

 ;D  ;D  ;D

Don't listen to me dude, I'll get you in the doghouse!

Chad
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on January 07, 2007, 01:54:58 PM
Ever met a guy always in the dog house?  Click below to Enlarge.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ChadinSO on January 07, 2007, 02:14:06 PM

hahaha, good one brother! 

I got some sun, didn't wanna overdo it. 

Chad
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on January 07, 2007, 02:31:50 PM
Awesome quote, Chad.

I just started shaving the head on New Year's Day. I've been a Gillette Sensor guy for 10+ years and am now switching to Atra to accomodate the HeadBlade I bought. I find the HeadBlade extremely easy to use (even for a newbie like me). The only advice I have is taking HB's advice and switching hands for each side of your head. I have used the straight razor for the little touch up areas around the ears.

Also, the Headslick is sweet.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: David on January 10, 2007, 08:29:36 AM
QUESTION:  Can an electric actually match or exceed the closeness that a good razor shave offers?



Let me put it this way.    It may not be perfect, but it's like a 95 compared to a 99.   And keep in mind, I am bald by choice who had thick hair, so my little stubble is more stubborn than most.   I can get it pretty much smooth and when you factor in 5 hours that same stubble returns anyways then it doesn't matter anyways.   

The only thing I dislike about it is the 8 hour charge time.   
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on January 10, 2007, 08:40:48 AM
QUESTION:  Can an electric actually match or exceed the closeness that a good razor shave offers?



Let me put it this way.    It may not be perfect, but it's like a 95 compared to a 99.   And keep in mind, I am bald by choice who had thick hair, so my little stubble is more stubborn than most.   I can get it pretty much smooth and when you factor in 5 hours that same stubble returns anyways then it doesn't matter anyways.   

The only thing I dislike about it is the 8 hour charge time.   

Thanks for the info, David.   See my related post here  http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=534.msg7652;topicseen#msg7652
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: David on January 10, 2007, 08:50:36 AM
QUESTION:  Can an electric actually match or exceed the closeness that a good razor shave offers?



Let me put it this way.    It may not be perfect, but it's like a 95 compared to a 99.   And keep in mind, I am bald by choice who had thick hair, so my little stubble is more stubborn than most.   I can get it pretty much smooth and when you factor in 5 hours that same stubble returns anyways then it doesn't matter anyways.   

The only thing I dislike about it is the 8 hour charge time.   

Thanks for the info, David.   See my related post here  http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=534.msg7652;topicseen#msg7652

Also, some areas are just rougher tham others.    There is one spot on the very top that is that way for me, and even if you went over it constantly, it doesn't really improve much.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Blagadan on January 10, 2007, 03:02:02 PM
I bin using the Gillette Sensor 3 for yonks ... surprisingly hard to find blades for over here.
Thinking of ordering the headblade ...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: juventus206 on January 13, 2007, 05:22:05 PM
I just shaved my head for the firt time on Wednesday with my newly purchased Headblade.  It was rather easy, resulting in a nice clean shave with no cuts.  I did however use my Mach 3 for the area around the ears.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on January 13, 2007, 07:17:46 PM
Shavin' mine for the first time tomorrow (Sunday 1/14).

Bought the Fusion to start with.....if everything goes s-m-o-o-t-h, I'll probably stay with the Fusion
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on January 13, 2007, 07:36:20 PM
Shavin' mine for the first time tomorrow (Sunday 1/14).

Bought the Fusion to start with.....if everything goes s-m-o-o-t-h, I'll probably stay with the Fusion

Darn the price of those blades though!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Blagadan on January 14, 2007, 06:21:16 AM
Bought the Fusion to start with.....if everything goes s-m-o-o-t-h, I'll probably stay with the Fusion

I just bought a Fusion yesterday, decided to have a dedicated head razor and thought i'd give the Fusion a go.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ottawamale on January 21, 2007, 04:21:39 PM
Been shaving with a Mach 3 for 8 years and never a cut.  Oddly enough, I bought a Head Blade, and cut myself 4 times the first time I used it.

Not sure if this is normal, or I need to change my technique, or maybe the blade that came with it was defective, but I haven't used it since.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ShinyHappyHead on January 21, 2007, 04:24:54 PM

Hello, David here; I use a Quattro in the shower right now.  I also have a battery-powered Fusion but I almost need to get a freakin' loan for replacement blades. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on January 21, 2007, 04:31:59 PM

Hello, David here; I use a Quattro in the shower right now.  I also have a battery-powered Fusion but I almost need to get a freakin' loan for replacement blades. 
David - welcome .... and you got that right about the blades
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on January 21, 2007, 11:16:33 PM
Welcome, ottawamale, to the group!  I was the same way when I switched to the headBlade.  Hardly ever cut myself with the mach3 and the first few shaves with the headblade were pretty ugly.  It takes a few, about 2-4 shaves, to get use to the headblade.  Make sure you keep most of the pressure on the back of the headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on January 21, 2007, 11:17:10 PM
Welcome to the group, David!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: fcb2001 on January 22, 2007, 12:18:30 AM
Hi Fellow Canadian,

I was born up in Canada but i live in the USA currently

Hey fellow Sly Bald Guys, whats up? I'v been shaveing my head now for almost ten years now, and I started off trying different razors, such as the Mach3 and Shick tripple blades. But by far the best thing I've ever used is the HeadBlade razor. They are truly the best products that I've used yet.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: samuelpablo on January 22, 2007, 06:15:41 PM
oh yeah, the Mach 3 baby!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on January 22, 2007, 10:19:59 PM
The fusion rules y'all..... ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on January 23, 2007, 06:58:51 AM
So far it's been the Fusion for the Robmeister.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MagmaBabe on January 23, 2007, 07:10:16 AM
I use a ladies Wilkinson Sword Quattro. It's pink and silver and very pretty!  ;)
I much prefer it over the Gillette Venus.
I also use Veet hair removal for other bits, but I wont use wax,
I'm not into masochism!!  :o
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ShinyHappyHead on January 23, 2007, 09:19:39 AM
Welcome to the group, David!


Thanks!  Great Forum! 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Blagadan on January 24, 2007, 06:44:44 PM
The fusion rules y'all..... ;D

I've found the fusion to be a pain in the ass for my face so have gone back to the sensor 3. found the fusion to be great on the head though.
Haven't shaved any other bits, we don't need to go there Magmababe.  ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MagmaBabe on January 25, 2007, 04:46:20 AM

Haven't shaved any other bits, we don't need to go there Magmababe.  ;D

ahem...sorry!  :-[
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Blagadan on January 25, 2007, 05:27:04 AM
unless you want to  >:D   um, sorry, that slipped out   
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MagmaBabe on January 25, 2007, 06:29:11 AM
 :-[  I err, think I've probably said enough on the matter   :-X
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Blagadan on January 25, 2007, 09:34:53 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on January 30, 2007, 10:25:40 AM
I have moved the Ireland discussion to the General Discussion Board to keep this topic on topic.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: czeiter on January 31, 2007, 12:15:56 PM
when i shave i use my headblade razor first but then i go over it with my shick quattro to make sure i got all of it!!!



                            zeiter
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bronco on February 03, 2007, 04:12:05 AM
I've used Schick disposables for my face for years. I just got a free Fushion sample razor and was very impressed. A much more comfortable and close shave on the face and neck.

I saw that our local CVS store is giving a free 7oz. can of Fushion shave cream with every purchase of a 4 or 8 pack of Fushion blades. I'll probably bite the bullet and spring for the blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on February 03, 2007, 05:21:43 AM
Very expensive blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 03, 2007, 12:29:39 PM
Gotta look for deals on ebay.  I just got 40 blades for 50 bucks.  $1.25 per blade.  Store cost is around 3 bucks per blade.  Me and another guy usually buy 'em in bulk and split the cost.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on February 03, 2007, 02:34:11 PM
Are we talking Fusion blades.?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 03, 2007, 06:10:44 PM
Yes sir.  Fusion.  Actually Power Fusion.  I've used both, I can't see any difference.  In this particular auction, they are listed as new but not in the packages.  Kind of unusual, but the seller has perfect feedback so we went ahead with purchase.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=004&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=140080791073&rd=1&rd=1
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on February 05, 2007, 04:49:51 PM
Gotta look for deals on ebay.  I just got 40 blades for 50 bucks.  $1.25 per blade.  Store cost is around 3 bucks per blade.  Me and another guy usually buy 'em in bulk and split the cost.


WOW! Can't beat that with a stick, can ya?

BTW Medic, like the new pic
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: medicineman on February 05, 2007, 06:00:14 PM
I swear by the Fusion also.  I own an S4 and will occasionally pull that out for something different.  Shaved today with a DE, does well on the top and sides but is difficult to use on the back of the head.

Tom, Medic, funny seeing you guys here.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on February 05, 2007, 06:02:52 PM
welcome Medicineman. you have a bat in the cave. >:D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: medicineman on February 05, 2007, 06:16:07 PM
welcome Medicineman. you have a bat in the cave. >:D
Thanks pburke for the welcome.  Been a member here for awhile just never posted before.  I don't quite get the "bat in the cave" comment though.  No one ever accused me of being the sharpest tool in the shed, so I may be missing something.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: David on February 05, 2007, 06:17:20 PM
I swear by the Fusion also.  I own an S4 and will occasionally pull that out for something different.  Shaved today with a DE, does well on the top and sides but is difficult to use on the back of the head.

Tom, Medic, funny seeing you guys here.

welcome man, I know you from beardcommunity.com.    Sly guy(aka David).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: medicineman on February 05, 2007, 06:28:34 PM
welcome man, I know you from beardcommunity.com.    Sly guy(aka David).
Thanks for the welcome David.  I knew you posted here to, I have been lurking this forum for a while now. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on February 05, 2007, 06:30:32 PM
welcome Medicineman. you have a bat in the cave. >:D
Thanks pburke for the welcome.  Been a member here for awhile just never posted before.  I don't quite get the "bat in the cave" comment though.  No one ever accused me of being the sharpest tool in the shed, so I may be missing something.

Don't worry, we don't always get what Paul is saying either.

I've seen you lurke around for a while.  Thanks for posting up a few posts today!

By the way, what is a DE?  It's the end of the day and I'm not thinking straight... :px :/O
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: David on February 05, 2007, 06:38:12 PM
welcome man, I know you from beardcommunity.com.    Sly guy(aka David).
Thanks for the welcome David.  I knew you posted here to, I have been lurking this forum for a while now. 

np, welcome(that nickname on beardcommunity came from this site's title obviously).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 05, 2007, 06:43:47 PM
Gotta look for deals on ebay.  I just got 40 blades for 50 bucks.  $1.25 per blade.  Store cost is around 3 bucks per blade.  Me and another guy usually buy 'em in bulk and split the cost.


WOW! Can't beat that with a stick, can ya?

BTW Medic, like the new pic
Thanks Pigpen!  Got the blade shipment today.  Perfectly new blades, just not in packages.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 05, 2007, 06:47:06 PM
I swear by the Fusion also.  I own an S4 and will occasionally pull that out for something different.  Shaved today with a DE, does well on the top and sides but is difficult to use on the back of the head.

Tom, Medic, funny seeing you guys here.

Wazzup Medman.  It's difficult working two boards, I try to post on both (when I have something to say).  I've been thinking of giving the DE a try, just haven't worked up the nerve.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: medicineman on February 05, 2007, 06:48:17 PM
Don't worry, we don't always get what Paul is saying either.

I've seen you lurke around for a while.  Thanks for posting up a few posts today!

By the way, what is a DE?  It's the end of the day and I'm not thinking straight... :px :/O

No problem posting.  I hope I can add something useful once in awhile.

DE is short for Double Edge razor.  Old school razors like our dad's used to use.  Not quite as dangerous as a straight razor but they do take some practice to use.  Here is a pic http://www.classicshaving.com/catalog/item/522941/1888174.htm
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on February 05, 2007, 06:49:59 PM
Don't worry, we don't always get what Paul is saying either.

I've seen you lurke around for a while.  Thanks for posting up a few posts today!

By the way, what is a DE?  It's the end of the day and I'm not thinking straight... :px :/O
No problem posting.  I hope I can add something useful once in awhile.

DE is short for Double Edge razor.  Old school razors like our dad's used to use.  Not quite as dangerous as a straight razor but they do take some practice to use.  Here is a pic http://www.classicshaving.com/catalog/item/522941/1888174.htm

AaaahhhhhH!!  I know what you're talking about now.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: medicineman on February 05, 2007, 06:54:21 PM
Wazzup Medman.  It's difficult working two boards, I try to post on both (when I have something to say).  I've been thinking of giving the DE a try, just haven't worked up the nerve.
Hey Medic!  I know it is difficult to work two boards, that's probably why I have never posted here plus I post at beardcommunity.com  so that's 3 to keep up with!

Give the DE a try, at least on the face.  They give the closest shave ever after a little practice.  Plus the blades are very cheap!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on February 05, 2007, 08:47:52 PM
the bat comment was a joke about the angle of your picture. just didn't go over well. my apologies. i was trying to say you got a booger man. i won't try that one anymore. :-[ :-[
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: medicineman on February 05, 2007, 08:54:36 PM
the bat comment was a joke about the angle of your picture. just didn't go over well. my apologies. i was trying to say you got a booger man. i won't try that one anymore. :-[ :-[
OK.  When you put it that way...

I don't really have a booger though right?  No really...I don't see it...crap!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on February 05, 2007, 08:57:45 PM
nah, you're clean. O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 05, 2007, 10:09:13 PM
Wazzup Medman.  It's difficult working two boards, I try to post on both (when I have something to say).  I've been thinking of giving the DE a try, just haven't worked up the nerve.
Hey Medic!  I know it is difficult to work two boards, that's probably why I have never posted here plus I post at beardcommunity.com  so that's 3 to keep up with!

Give the DE a try, at least on the face.  They give the closest shave ever after a little practice.  Plus the blades are very cheap!
Funny thing is, when I first started shaving my face, it was using Dad's DE.  Not sure I taught myself the "correct" way to do it, but I don't remember ever really cutting myself, none serious anyway.  I suspect doing the head would be quite time consuming, unless one became serious & consistent about using the DE.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on February 05, 2007, 10:52:53 PM
Hey medman whassup.? Welcome aboard here.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jasandalb on February 06, 2007, 07:25:42 AM
I use a combo of the headblade and the mach 3.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on February 06, 2007, 11:31:21 AM
Using the Sensor Excel, gets me a lot closer than any other I've tried though I still have to shave daily if I want to keep the smooth look and feel.  Seems to cause less irritation when I go against the grain. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kuper1869 on February 06, 2007, 02:03:08 PM
I am a rookie at this but I use the head blade with the triple blade. I had no nicks. I still find it tricky to get it as close as I want.

Thanks
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on February 06, 2007, 02:27:53 PM
I am a rookie at this but I use the head blade with the triple blade. I had no nicks. I still find it tricky to get it as close as I want.

Thanks

If you have the adapter for it, try the Atra blades or the Sensor. I used the Sensor for the first time this morning and loved it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Cam on February 09, 2007, 01:13:44 AM
This is my first time to post here, and I also use HeadBlade. When I first got it I used it with the headblade triple blade that came with it. After that I used the Atra Blades for a little while and didn't really care for them. I just used the Sensor blade for the first time and I loved it. The best shave that I've had yet by far (aside from the triple blade that came with the headblade)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on February 09, 2007, 01:17:47 AM
This is my first time to post here, and I also use HeadBlade. When I first got it I used it with the headblade triple blade that came with it. After that I used the Atra Blades for a little while and didn't really care for them. I just used the Sensor blade for the first time and I loved it. The best shave that I've had yet by far (aside from the triple blade that came with the headblade)

Welcome Weaver!!  Thanks for sharing that with us.  Feel free to post up an introduction in the introductions board.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on February 09, 2007, 05:30:26 AM
welcome weaver.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Professor Melon on February 09, 2007, 05:40:45 AM
 :) Welcome, Weaver. Great soul patch and burns. Looking forward to further posts. Professor Melon
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Cam on February 09, 2007, 10:18:17 AM
Thanks guys! I look forward to hanging out and getting to know my way around here more.


-Cam
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 09, 2007, 12:29:28 PM

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Give the DE a try, at least on the face.  They give the closest shave ever after a little practice.  Plus the blades are very cheap!
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I've since used my DE on my face a couple times.  Got a really good shave with it today, seems very close.  Patience and taking the extra time are the only drawbacks.  I honestly can't tell that the Fusion gets any closer than what I got today but it is quicker and you can be more careless.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: medicineman on February 11, 2007, 04:40:25 PM
I've since used my DE on my face a couple times.  Got a really good shave with it today, seems very close.  Patience and taking the extra time are the only drawbacks.  I honestly can't tell that the Fusion gets any closer than what I got today but it is quicker and you can be more careless.
It does take more time and patience to use a DE.  Stick with it and the shaves you get will be better and better.  What type of blade are you using?  Some blades are sharper than others.

I know a guy who only uses a DE on his head and face.  This peaked my curiosity as to weather or not I could shave my head like that.  My last 6 shaves to my head have been with a Gillette Adjustable and a Feather blade.  I have gotten some really close shaves with it.  It does take a lot longer but I like the weight of the handle and the blades are dirt cheap.  Will I be replacing the Fusion?  Not anytime soon, I just like knowing I have other options available. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 11, 2007, 05:22:52 PM
I imagine I've got the cheapest, lowest quality blades available.  They're just an off brand I bought at the dollar store.  I really do think it does a better job along the jaw line.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Christian on February 17, 2007, 02:49:29 PM
This morning I shaved the first time with the Fusion.
It was a pretty good shave ... very smooth ... no bumps ... all fine!

I liked it.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on February 18, 2007, 02:50:54 PM
i got the HB Sport for christmas w/triples. don't like the triples. tried the off brand atra blades that i had on the HBclassic today and have found a winning combo. will try others later but for now i am sticking with the sport and atras.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on February 18, 2007, 02:55:34 PM
About at the beginning of the month I got my sport with the trip blade and I love em.  My only concern about them is they are only avail thru headblade.  Which can lead to high prices and difficulty buying them.  Like when I got this order, for some reason I was unable to go to the complete order page on the headblade website... had to order over the phone... :(
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Professor Melon on February 18, 2007, 05:32:47 PM
 ;) I started with the Mach III Turbo, with which I was satisfied. In the last two days switched to The Fusion, which seems superior: even closer shave, no nicks, significantly less burn. Use it with a good lather of Aveeno  Therapeutic gel. Dome has never been shinier or happier. Kepp sly, Professor Melon
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Baldbull99 on February 18, 2007, 07:28:04 PM
I use the headblade sport... I have done the electric razor thing and it does work pretty good. The original headblade razor was okay, I cut myself alot with it, but the headblade sport works like a champ.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on February 18, 2007, 08:01:00 PM
welcome bull.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on February 18, 2007, 09:59:39 PM
Welcome Bull!  I just did the switch from the classic to the sport and I'm loving the sport.  The classic gave me just a slight case of razor burn too, when I shaved too frequently.  No problems with the sport.. But i also integrated headshed to my routine. ???
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on February 18, 2007, 09:59:57 PM
welcome to sly bald guys bull!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on February 19, 2007, 07:52:20 AM
Welcome, Mr. Bull...

Thanks for posting.....

Love to have you weigh in on other subjects O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on February 19, 2007, 01:48:58 PM
Welcome Bull
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Dooj on February 20, 2007, 02:43:43 PM
Hey Guys, hope all is well.  I am another one that uses the Gillette Fusion Manual with headlube. I used to use the headblade but was nicking myself quite frequently.

Take Care

Dooj
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on February 20, 2007, 02:44:59 PM
Welcome Dooj!  Glad you found and joined Sly Bald Guys.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ar3inc on February 20, 2007, 03:06:28 PM
Welcome to the group, Dooj!  Glad you found us!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on February 20, 2007, 03:35:50 PM
Welcome Dooj!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on February 20, 2007, 03:37:31 PM
DOOJ      welcome bro.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Dooj on February 20, 2007, 03:37:48 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome fellas.  I look forward to chatting with you!

Dooj
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldRob on February 20, 2007, 03:48:17 PM
Welcome Dooj!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 20, 2007, 03:53:53 PM
i got the HB Sport for christmas w/triples. don't like the triples. tried the off brand atra blades that i had on the HBclassic today and have found a winning combo. will try others later but for now i am sticking with the sport and atras.

I didn't care for the triples either.  In fact before I purchased my first HB, I specifically checked to see which blades it took, just so I could know if I could get blades locally.  I've used generics, they just don't seem to last as long as real Atras.  I buy the Atra's in bulk off ebay.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on February 20, 2007, 05:04:44 PM
Welcome Dooj
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on February 20, 2007, 08:46:37 PM
Glad you joined us Dooj, welcome
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on February 20, 2007, 09:05:57 PM
Being a Californian, it'll be easy for me to call you Dooj (sounds like Dude).
Anyway, welcome.

Schro
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on March 02, 2007, 08:26:01 AM
I'm using the Gillette Fusion right now but it is very pricey.  I'm not restocking once I'm out of refills this time.  I've heard a lot of people mentioning the Mach 3 power on the forum.  Would I be going in a good direction with that razor?  Please give me some feedback.  Thanks.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on March 02, 2007, 09:08:01 AM
I'm using the Gillette Fusion right now but it is very pricey.  I'm not restocking once I'm out of refills this time.  I've heard a lot of people mentioning the Mach 3 on the forum.  Would I be going in a good direction with that razor?  Please give me some feedback.  Thanks.

I think the Mach III would be the NEXT best choice if yer finding the HeadBlade awkward.

But IMO I think you're gonna find the Fusion hard to beat.   That's why I'm sticking with it, despite the cost aspect. (I've taken a second job just so I can continue using it  ;))
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Cy on March 05, 2007, 03:15:07 AM
Mach 3. You can get refills on Ebay for less than $1 each sometimes.

I've had some luck with a Norelco electric shaver, but since I'm shaving a full head it does take a long time ~20 minutes as opposed to 4 minutes when blade shaving.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ChallengeMe on March 07, 2007, 09:29:48 AM
The Mach 3 gives me a great shave. Once I use up all the refills, I might give the HeadBlade at try.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tgparker on March 08, 2007, 08:10:06 AM
As you ALL know by now I've been using a HB "Classic" and an HB "SPort" for my "dome", and everything is fine "Up top".

Unfortunately, I've been really unhappily switching back and forth between my Mach 3, Norelco electric, etc... and have not been getting the kind of shave that I used to get "Wet-Shaving" with my trusty Gillette Adjustable DE years ago. If I could find my old Gillette DE Adjustable I'd probably switch back to it, but obviously it hasn't survived...and is long gone somewhere...

So, I'm seriously thinking switching to a STR8 Edge Blade "Wet-Shave" for shaving my face. Trying to decide whether or not I go with an "Old Style" STR8 Razor, or go with the "new-fangled" Japanese "Feather" rechargeable cartridge type STR8 Razor.

Your comments and opinions most welcome, please.

I'd like to link up and exchange info with ANY guys who are face shaving with STR8 Razor.

Thanks in advance!

Tony
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on March 08, 2007, 10:07:14 AM
Tony,

Check ebay for your old school DE.  I've got a really nice Gillette DE that I use occasionally on my face.  Medicineman could also offer up some advice on the DE's.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on March 08, 2007, 10:34:14 AM
I am pretty sure you will find an adjustable DE on Ebay.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Socrates on March 09, 2007, 04:01:45 AM
Hey Everybody...  8)

Just wanted to say that I really appreciate this forum.  Before I posted my first post, I did a lot of reading (about a weeks worth).  I've definitely learned a lot, but mostly enjoy the atmosphere.

Nevertheless... my favorite razor (since it hit the market) has been the Gillette Fusion.  I enjoy it ONLY for the closeness, but plan to try out the one by HeadSlick.  I'm interested ONLY for the comfort.

Peace...

Socrates
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on March 09, 2007, 04:13:55 AM
Nice to see you posting up Socrates.  Though I use the HeadBlade, I just bought the Fusion yesterday after reading great reviews from several others.  Will give it a try this weekend and see if I get as close as I do with the HB. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on March 09, 2007, 05:33:18 AM
welcome socrates. glad you started posting.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on March 09, 2007, 06:48:35 AM
Welcome Socrates, glad to have you with us.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on March 09, 2007, 07:33:23 AM
Welcome, Socrates!!!

The Fusion ROCKS!!!.....
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Kajun on March 09, 2007, 08:32:47 AM
welcome socrates! the fusion has done me right so far..no complaints on it...i've used the headblade the last 2 days...while i havent nicked myself yet and gotten a just as close shave as my fusion/sensor...i havent gotten use to the handling of it...seems "gimmicky" and slower right now as compared to traditional razors...but we'll see the jury is still out on it for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on March 09, 2007, 09:35:50 AM
Welcome Soctrates!! I dig the screen name, as Socrates is my favorite of the greek philosophers.  Gadflys unite!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on March 09, 2007, 09:38:57 AM

Gadflys unite!


 O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on March 09, 2007, 10:21:35 AM
welcome socrates! the fusion has done me right so far..no complaints on it...i've used the headblade the last 2 days...while i havent nicked myself yet and gotten a just as close shave as my fusion/sensor...i havent gotten use to the handling of it...seems "gimmicky" and slower right now as compared to traditional razors...but we'll see the jury is still out on it for me.

Just keep at it Kajun, the HeadBlade takes some practice.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on March 09, 2007, 10:56:50 AM
welcome socrates! the fusion has done me right so far..no complaints on it...i've used the headblade the last 2 days...while i havent nicked myself yet and gotten a just as close shave as my fusion/sensor...i havent gotten use to the handling of it...seems "gimmicky" and slower right now as compared to traditional razors...but we'll see the jury is still out on it for me.

Just keep at it Kajun, the HeadBlade takes some practice.

Kajun, PigPen is right, the HB does take a bit of practice, but I've found it gives the best shave, with the least amount of nicks to the nugget.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on March 09, 2007, 11:06:54 AM
I have tried them all and it's the Fusion for me. Welcome aboard Socrates.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on March 09, 2007, 11:10:50 AM
rubbing alchohol and a match works well too. O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Kajun on March 09, 2007, 12:06:10 PM
rubbing alchohol and a match works well too. O0


whos gonna try this out and give us a full review?  :*))
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on March 09, 2007, 12:13:16 PM
i say we nominate someone. i am not eligible. i nominate OCH.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on March 09, 2007, 12:28:13 PM
rubbing alchohol and a match works well too. O0

Guess we're combining threads here, but I would think you might look like this after you applied this technique...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wuffybehr on March 09, 2007, 08:15:29 PM
I just got my headblade sport today in the mail.  And all i can say is SWEET... closest shave on the dome...Took about a pass or two to get used to.  (after I remembered...LEAD with the blade... :/O

Now my head feels wonderful.

A little Headlube Matte that was in the box with the Headblade, and I'm set to rock.

Awesome product!

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 09, 2007, 08:28:23 PM
I just ordered that the Silver Refill kit off of the HeadBlade Website.  Pretty good, for $34... HeadSlick, HeadShed, HeadLube, and the Accessory Kit... But to tell you the truth, I am wondering if it is worth it.  Four Razors, and the support stuff.  I don't know, if the Razors last me the Month, I will be a Happy Camper, otherwise, I don't know.  I will post up my review after i get my package.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on March 09, 2007, 11:28:51 PM
I just got my headblade sport today in the mail.  And all i can say is SWEET... closest shave on the dome...Took about a pass or two to get used to.  (after I remembered...LEAD with the blade... :/O

Now my head feels wonderful.

A little Headlube Matte that was in the box with the Headblade, and I'm set to rock.

Awesome product!



 O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tom McGarry. on March 10, 2007, 05:19:23 AM
i say we nominate someone. i am not eligible. i nominate OCH.
Gee thanks there Paul, I'm glad to see your looking out for my best interest! I think I will stick to Clear Head thanks.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on March 10, 2007, 07:27:20 PM
I have to honestly admit that everyone's reviews on the HeadBlade made me give it one more shot.  I went out about this past week and bought a HB Sport, some HeadSlick, and HeadLube.  It took a few tries and it was a little awkward at first but I think I can get use to it.  I'm still not sure if it's the best for the dome but I definitely love the HeadSlick and HeadLube.  Thanks for the motivation guys.  I may have been converted.  Hallelujah!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on March 12, 2007, 10:48:15 AM
I have to honestly admit that everyone's reviews on the HeadBlade made me give it one more shot.  I went out about this past week and bought a HB Sport, some HeadSlick, and HeadLube.  It took a few tries and it was a little awkward at first but I'm finally sold.  HeadBlade is the best razor for my dome I have ever used.  Even against the grain.  I definitely love the HeadSlick and HeadLube.  Thanks for the motivation guys.  I've offically been converted.  Hallelujah!!!!!!!

Can I get an AMEN?!?!?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on March 12, 2007, 11:49:16 AM
A-MEN!

By the way, I thought I'd try some generic Atra razors. I went to Albertson's and picked up their house brand, Atra Plus equivalents. Their house brand (at least for shaving products) is called "Equaline" and the razors are the "Pivot Twins with Lubricating Strip". I think I paid around $5 for 10 pack (threw away the receipt). Quality blade, and the lubrication on the strip didn't rub off as quickly as the green colored strips on the dual blades that came with my HeadBlade accessory kit. I know Walgreens sells an Atra equivalent (called Twin Plus ) under their house brand name that runs $5.49 for 15 blades (better deal). Might give those a whirl.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on March 12, 2007, 01:08:49 PM
schro                          have you tried an old lawn mower blade? or do lawn mowers pollute cali. air too much? >:D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on March 12, 2007, 01:17:37 PM
A-MEN!

By the way, I thought I'd try some generic Atra razors. I went to Albertson's and picked up their house brand, Atra Plus equivalents. Their house brand (at least for shaving products) is called "Equaline" and the razors are the "Pivot Twins with Lubricating Strip". I think I paid around $5 for 10 pack (threw away the receipt). Quality blade, and the lubrication on the strip didn't rub off as quickly as the green colored strips on the dual blades that came with my HeadBlade accessory kit. I know Walgreens sells an Atra equivalent (called Twin Plus ) under their house brand name that runs $5.49 for 15 blades (better deal). Might give those a whirl.

I'm with you on this one brother.  I've been using the Atra blades but for the hell of it I picked up some generic Atra blades the other day just to try it out.  I really didn't notice too much of a difference with the generics and I only paid about $5 for a 10 pack.  Just like Schro said.  I did notice it was just a little harder to rinse the generics but not too bad.  If they keep doing a decent job I might stay with the generics in HB.  Hey, why not save a little dough if you can?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on March 12, 2007, 01:18:58 PM
schro                          have you tried an old lawn mower blade? or do lawn mowers pollute cali. air too much? >:D
No, but that crap that spews from your mouth seems to find its way out to the left coast!!  :*))

Thank You, Thank You. Please remember to tip your waitresses and please return your stewardess to her full and upright position.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on March 12, 2007, 01:25:16 PM
ok    truce? even though california is just new york with a better tan.   no offense to anyone else. only schrojunk.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on March 12, 2007, 01:28:26 PM
even though california is just new york with a better tan.   .

Now, them's fightin' words!  b0x3r
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on March 12, 2007, 01:33:21 PM
if we are gonna both feel like hell the next day, we might as well drink instead of fight. would be more fun anyway. i ain't much of a fighter. BUT I LIKE DRINKIN'
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on March 12, 2007, 01:36:56 PM
if we are gonna both feel like hell the next day, we might as well drink instead of fight. would be more fun anyway. i ain't much of a fighter. BUT I LIKE DRINKIN'

Well OK then, them's drinkin' words!  `Dr!n#
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PET on March 12, 2007, 01:56:32 PM
I'm shaving with a Gillette M3 Power. It's doing a pretty good job, I just have to change the razor :) I'm really curious how this special Head-Shaving products work, havn't seen any in Romania, actualy havn't really looked but thare are slim changes to find something special.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wuffybehr on March 12, 2007, 07:14:31 PM
Just picked up some generic pivoting twin blades plus from CVS  7.99 for 20..(Generic Atra plus)  They beat the pants off of the Greenie blade that came with the Headblade!  Easy to clean and cheap!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on March 12, 2007, 08:59:23 PM
if we are gonna both feel like hell the next day, we might as well drink instead of fight. would be more fun anyway. i ain't much of a fighter. BUT I LIKE DRINKIN'

Well OK then, them's drinkin' words!  `Dr!n#

I'll take both y'all on.....BRING IT, Byotches :x!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on March 12, 2007, 09:03:21 PM
Bring it on, ya old bald guy.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on March 12, 2007, 09:19:08 PM
Baton rouge wed night. flight can't be more than a few hundred bucks. come on. O0


schro, does he actually think he can outdrink both of us?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on March 12, 2007, 09:50:57 PM
Hot damn, I would absolutely love to join you guys. But I can't swing it with my current work / family schedule. As much as the humidity sucks monkey balls, I would love to see the south.

As far as drinking abilities, I have a sneaky suspicion that there are quite a few of us that could do some damage....you, me, the Meister, BaldRob, PigPen, Tyler, Paul, Canadian HB, etc, etc,. F**k, it'd be ugly.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on March 13, 2007, 05:44:27 AM
that it would.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 15, 2007, 05:37:08 PM
I just ordered that the Silver Refill kit off of the HeadBlade Website.  Pretty good, for $34... HeadSlick, HeadShed, HeadLube, and the Accessory Kit... But to tell you the truth, I am wondering if it is worth it.  Four Razors, and the support stuff.  I don't know, if the Razors last me the Month, I will be a Happy Camper, otherwise, I don't know.  I will post up my review after i get my package.

Alright, I got my package in, and to tell you the truth, My verdict on the Refill Kit Silver is: A+... You get 8 Razors for the, and all the other goods [headshed, headlube,headslick] all for a decent price.  And to tell you the truth, Man, that HeadShed stuff is great! ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on April 29, 2007, 01:41:09 PM
I use this
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm1.static.flickr.com%2F180%2F467676677_0c5a67c4e4.jpg&hash=68cce899056b8b8eaf4bf8d9235fecea)
Merkur Progress with custom knurled knob.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on April 29, 2007, 01:47:11 PM
That's awesome Cooncat!! Trev, one of the first members of Sly Bald Guys also shaves with a DE safety razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on April 30, 2007, 04:03:26 AM
I use this
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm1.static.flickr.com%2F180%2F467676677_0c5a67c4e4.jpg&hash=68cce899056b8b8eaf4bf8d9235fecea)
Merkur Progress with custom knurled knob.

Welcome bro.  Another safety razor user.  Cool man.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BlackHawkA4 on April 30, 2007, 08:41:50 PM
I recently just bought the headblade ; it's probably the worst razor I've shaved my head with. I put no pressure on it what so ever to the point where it was almost floating above my head ; it still cut the crap out of my head.

Before that I was using the Mach 3 which is great. I get a lot of razor burn from shaving against the grain ; but it's the only way I can get a close enough shave. That's a lot better than cuts and rash. I'm throwing this thing away.

I really want to get an electric shaver for my head though ; the mach 3 is great but the blades go so fast.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on April 30, 2007, 09:06:08 PM
Welcome Hawk.
Sorry you had a bad experience with the Headblade. Like a lot of SBG's here, I'm a loyal HB Guy. It can be awkward at first, but I wouldn't give up on it after on use. Clearly, a lot of people swear by it. Rather than letting it "float" over the head, the key is making sure the back of the razor (the wheels on the "Sport" model and the little plastic nub on the "Classic") remains in contact with your skin. The angle of the razor is positioned such that when the back of the razor is touching your head, the shave is pretty easy. It's just like combing your hair from front to back. Plus, the quality of the shave is top notch!

Bottom line, being SLY is top priority. How you get there is entirely up to you. But, before you ditch the HB, consider the above. Also, HB's website has a "How To" video on using the HB. Check it out.

Cheers!
Schro
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on April 30, 2007, 09:24:42 PM
BlackHawk, what blades were you using on it? I recommend either the Atra or the Sensor Excel.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BlackHawkA4 on April 30, 2007, 09:45:20 PM
I bought the blades from the website. Yea, I was shaving the right way and actually watched that video. It just doesn't work for me.

I think I'm going to stick with the Mach 3 unless I can find a good electric shaver to get that close.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on May 01, 2007, 03:41:56 AM
I bought the blades from the website. Yea, I was shaving the right way and actually watched that video. It just doesn't work for me.

I think I'm going to stick with the Mach 3 unless I can find a good electric shaver to get that close.

Welcome BlackHawk.  Great to have you aboard. 

I was also a "non-believer" in the HB when I first tried it out.  I actually tried it off and on for about 3 months before I "mastered" it.  I even got so disgusted by it once when it gave me a real bad razor burn that I posted a thread on this forum titled "Finally putting the HeadBlade to rest."  But let me tell you I kept at and now I love the thing.  It is the best quality shave you will ever find in a razor.  I also use to use the the Mach 3 and I know what you mean about the blades.  I would get a pretty decent shave from it with little to no irritation but the damn blades would dull up so quick it was ridiculous.  If you can get use to the HB it will save you a lot of money as far as blades go.  You can use a few different types of generic cartridges with it.  Anything from generic Atra, Sensor, and some type of flex blades.  I think Tyler uses those so he could be of more help there.  Another thing that has helped me out with the HB is using some type of oil under the HeadSlick.  Even plain, cheap baby oil helps tremendously.  It creates a barrier between the blade and your scalp to protect against nicks.  I was using J&J baby oil w/ Aloe and Vitamin E.  You only need a few squirts.  Rub it in then apply the HeadSlick.  A while ago I switched up to "King of Shaves" Kinexium Shave Oil.  Actually about a week or so ago I experimented and just used the KoS oil by itself and it works great alone.  Almost better than applying the HeadSlick on top.  This was a suggestion from another sly bro named Baldrob here.  It's probably the best shave I get against the grain.  This stuff leaves me with no irritation and it protects great against nicks.  When I'm done I just pat it dry and apply a little after lotion.  I was using HB HeadLube but now I've switched up to Kos K-GL Soother which is really great after a shave.  I hope this has maybe helped in your search for a great shave.  Damn, I just realized I probably should have put this under "Product Reviews."   ???
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on May 01, 2007, 07:19:05 AM
Welcome to the new brothers, Cooncat and Blackhawk
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: KALBO on May 01, 2007, 08:36:19 AM
For me, I easily adapted to the HeadBlade once going SLY!  I was always a die-hard Sensor Excel user for my face, but during my last deployment converted to a the disposable Schick Extreme 3 which I use to touch up my head now, if I miss anything with the HeadBlade(which doesn't happen very often anymore).  8)

[img width= height=]http://www.ballbeauty.com/images/schick_extreme.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: schro on May 01, 2007, 08:39:34 AM
I'm the same Kalbo. Was an Excel guy for years until going SLY. I also went with the Extreme3, but decided to get the "non-disposeable" handle. The cartridges are pricey ($1.80 ea), but the shave quality is awesome. Even at $1.80 a blade, they are still cheaper than Mach3 or Fusion.

And you're right, the HeadBlade doesn't miss too much.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BlackHawkA4 on May 01, 2007, 09:07:51 AM
I think the problem with the Mach 3 is actually what makes it so good. Soft blades. Wear too easy.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on May 01, 2007, 11:29:54 AM
The Mach 3 is what I started shaving with but lost the slick feel way too early in the day.  Don't have that problem now that I use the HeadBlade.  I almost quit using it at first too.  It does take a little practice but once you get the hang of it, there's nothing like it.  Oh Yeah, Welcome to the forum BlackHawk glad to have ya with us.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BALDANDRE on May 01, 2007, 11:34:10 AM
I'm a mach3 guy....worked for years for me, lasts long great shave.

BTW, Welcome Blackhawk...yet another young sly guy joinin' the ranks.... sweet!

The bald, sly, Mr. Clean look is working for ya dude!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on May 03, 2007, 12:40:29 PM
I stand in stark contrast to the Mach Three.  I think that it gives a great shave, but it can get a little too close.  When I was using it it was hard to have a consistant shave all around, & it would always bite into my ears & parts of my scalp  :-[

Been sticking with the HeadBlade Trips.  Give me a great shave, last pretty long, and they bite me less.

By the way, welcome Blackhawk.  I always thought that the Mach Three Blades were great on the face (less surface area, softer hair), but once it touched the head, it just did not have the staying power.  Unfortunate for such potential.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: YOSP on May 03, 2007, 12:49:37 PM
Blackhawk...welcome to the site bro

I have had trouble with the HeadBlade too, I have used it a couple of times and it just doesn't feel right. I like the Mach 3, it feels good and I can shave in under 10 minutes with it.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Stu on May 03, 2007, 01:19:36 PM
Blackhawk...welcome to the site bro

I have had trouble with the HeadBlade too, I have used it a couple of times and it just doesn't feel right. I like the Mach 3, it feels good and I can shave in under 10 minutes with it.



I can do the Headblade in the shower in about 5 minutes... gotta keep trying YOSP.  Just yanking your chain -- whatever works best for you is what you should use -- being sly is the key.  I just can't imagine life without my headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: YOSP on May 03, 2007, 01:25:26 PM
I'll keep trying, there are a lot of rave reviews on this site, maybe I need the sport with the wheels to cruise on my head...

Either way though I love the SLY look...and this site as well! O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Stu on May 03, 2007, 01:32:45 PM
The sport would probably be a major improvement.  I've never tried it; I went straight from the original HB to the stainless steel S4 which has wheels.  It definitely helps to have the wheels because I don't have to wonder if I'm making optimum contact using that back pad.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on May 03, 2007, 01:38:37 PM
Yosp, the wheels do make a drastic difference.  easier to actually keep the weight of your hand over the rear side of the HeadBlade.  I realize that it just does not feel right, it will probably not feel "right" for a little while.  Its just due to the fact that your use to using the traditional Razor handle.  Imagine when your using it that you are just slicking back your hair with your hand.  That is basically the motion.  Now the backside is a little different if you go against the grain, but its much like itching the back of your head.  It took a majority of us a few goes with the HeadBlade before it really started feeling routine, and we could appreciate the consistancy that the razor delivers.  A majority of the guys on here also have a preference of blade to use with the HeadBlade as well.  Generic Atras are a favorite, I prefere the HeadBlade Trips though [less bites than with other blades].  Just keep giving it a go.  Relax, & remember to keep the force over the rear of the HeadBlade, & not over the blade.  
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: YOSP on May 03, 2007, 01:48:41 PM
Thanks for the info...

I'll give it another go or 3
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ericj on May 04, 2007, 11:27:16 AM
Well I shaved my head for the first time one week ago, and I used the razor I normally shave with (Fusion), it was a free sample I got in the mail.  ;D It did the trick, then my wife was at CVS a couple of day later and found the head blade and some glossy head lube (in clearance for 75 cents), and bought it for me. I have used the HB 2 times so far and I really like it.

The first time I used it, I had a few nicks and some irritation (red spots), then I went to their web site and watched HeadBlade 101 and used their techniques and that made all the difference in the world!  O0 No more nicks and less irritation! I do have a sensitive head  ;), so I tried going with the grain first then went back over it again against the grain, that seemed to help for me.

I just ordered the new triple blades from them along with HeadSlick, HeadShed and HeadShade. Going HB all the way baby  :*))
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BALDANDRE on May 04, 2007, 11:40:02 AM
Lookin' very sly EricJ...

I just went the Mr. Clean/ no goat route...but man, I bow down to beauty of the goat you're sportin'...

sweet!

Welcome, my newly balded, sly brutha!  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on May 04, 2007, 12:17:49 PM
Welcome EricJ...

Yo, Ty: Great opportunity for a shoutout, you might want to see if you can't arrange a deal with HeadBlade, we give them testimonials, & they give us a plug for slybaldguys.
I mean, a good majority of us already use their products [some religiously]; what better people to ask for a testimonial than the SlyBaldGuys?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on May 04, 2007, 12:18:33 PM
Eric, welcome to Sly Bald Guys!  Congrats on your new look and the great discount on the HeadBlade gear.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on May 04, 2007, 12:20:02 PM
Welcome EricJ...

Yo, Ty: Great opportunity for a shoutout, you might want to see if you can't arrange a deal with HeadBlade, we give them testimonials, & they give us a plug for slybaldguys.
I mean, a good majority of us already use their products [some religiously]; what better people to ask for a testimonial than the SlyBaldGuys?

Already working on it bro!  Cool things to come soon.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jp_bald on May 04, 2007, 02:53:39 PM
I shave my head every 4 days with one schick extreme3
works well in my although
 I want to prove others razors, really I want to prove headblade but in Colombia  is not sold
ok guys geetings fom Colombia  8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on May 07, 2007, 08:32:22 PM
Well I shaved my head for the first time one week ago, and I used the razor I normally shave with (Fusion), it was a free sample I got in the mail.  ;D It did the trick, then my wife was at CVS a couple of day later and found the head blade and some glossy head lube (in clearance for 75 cents), and bought it for me. I have used the HB 2 times so far and I really like it.

The first time I used it, I had a few nicks and some irritation (red spots), then I went to their web site and watched HeadBlade 101 and used their techniques and that made all the difference in the world!  O0 No more nicks and less irritation! I do have a sensitive head  ;), so I tried going with the grain first then went back over it again against the grain, that seemed to help for me.

I just ordered the new triple blades from them along with HeadSlick, HeadShed and HeadShade. Going HB all the way baby  :*))

Welcome EricJ and congrats on the new look.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on May 08, 2007, 03:11:46 PM
Looks sly EricJ
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mikesj on May 08, 2007, 04:38:42 PM
[ then my wife was at CVS a couple of day later and found the head blade and some glossy head lube (in clearance for 75 cents), and bought it for me. I have used the HB 2 times so far and I really like it.

I just ordered the new triple blades from them along with HeadSlick, HeadShed and HeadShade. Going HB all the way baby  :*))
[/quote]

Welcome Ericj, looks great. Great deal on the Head Lube glossy, you should go back and buy out the clearance bin.
I am an avid Headblader and use all of their products.  In case you didn't know, there is a discount  on  their products purchased from their website....go to the members board for info

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tsshaver1 on May 15, 2007, 04:58:47 PM
Head Blade sport  Here
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Scott on May 18, 2007, 12:41:38 AM
Okay, so I'm new on here and not yet SLY, but did buy a HB recently.  I usually use a Quattro or Mach 3 on the face, but I have a coarse beard and am trying to decide what would be best for my dome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on May 18, 2007, 06:52:46 AM
HeadBlade all the way baby.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on May 18, 2007, 07:26:28 AM
Okay, so I'm new on here and not yet SLY, but did buy a HB recently.  I usually use a Quattro or Mach 3 on the face, but I have a coarse beard and am trying to decide what would be best for my dome.

Definitely HeadBlade, but Mach 3 for around the ears and tight spots
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: froze on May 18, 2007, 07:31:06 AM
Cut it all off KySly!!  You will never regret doing it!!!
I have tried Mach 3, Headblade , and Fusion. Right now the Fusion is working
for me, plus its the one with the vibration in it! It took me about 12 min at first but once
you get a routine down its no problem!
It takes me less than 5 minutes to shave my head now!
Will have to try the Headlube. Does it do a better job than the gel?
I am using the Fusion gel
 O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Johannes on May 18, 2007, 07:43:17 AM
hello froze, try a shaving bruche and soap its awesome, much better than all that other stuff
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on May 18, 2007, 08:59:43 AM
hello froze, try a shaving bruche and soap its awesome, much better than all that other stuff

What do you mean by soap?  Can you explain more?  Thanks.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mikesj on May 18, 2007, 01:00:39 PM
Okay, so I'm new on here and not yet SLY, but did buy a HB recently.  I usually use a Quattro or Mach 3 on the face, but I have a coarse beard and am trying to decide what would be best for my dome.

Before you go sly, you will need to buzz it down with clippers (no guard) or have a barber do it...that is what I did.
I started shaving with the Mach 3 as I was used to it for my face and felt comfortable with it. Switched to Head Blade after about a week and use it exclusively now. Shave seems much smoother and closer, and also faster. There is a little bit of learning curve....look at some of the posts about head blade for some advice. Also,  they have a good website and video instruction which you should look at first.
Good luck. Once you go sly , you will wonder why you waited so long.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on May 18, 2007, 01:28:40 PM
hello froze, try a shaving bruche and soap its awesome, much better than all that other stuff

What do you mean by soap?  Can you explain more?  Thanks.

There are shaving soaps that are like shaving cream that you can use. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on May 19, 2007, 06:33:12 AM
hello froze, try a shaving bruche and soap its awesome, much better than all that other stuff

What do you mean by soap?  Can you explain more?  Thanks.

There are shaving soaps that are like shaving cream that you can use. 

Cool...Thanks.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: NiQ41 on May 20, 2007, 10:55:52 AM
Hi!

Am a new member to this site and can Isay - At last a site for us shavers!!!!!

I use the 'Headblade Original'!!

First I apply the'Headblade Scrub' - then take a shower, then put a few drops of oil on the head and then lather up with the'Headbalde Headslick' and then shave away!!!

I do this 3 times to give me a real smooth feel and then finish off with cold water to close the pores, before moisturising with the'Headblade Matt Moisturiser' et voila!!! :*))
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on May 20, 2007, 01:04:21 PM
Welcome NiQ41 - And heck yeah - Headblade rules!
 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Kajun on May 20, 2007, 01:41:29 PM
Welcome to SBG's Nick...glad you found the best site on the net for head shavers!  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rhymez on May 20, 2007, 02:36:53 PM
I use the Gillette Fusion 5-Blade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on May 21, 2007, 07:36:28 AM
From some reviews, mainly from Schro, I gave the Schick Extreme a try a little over a week ago.  That thing rocks.  It really gives a comfortable, close shave.  The really good thing about it is it really does cut down on shaving time as many people have stated.  By the blades bending and forming to your dome it covers more area than the HB or Mach 3.  The other awesome thing is the blades last a real long time.  I use the non-disposable Schick with replaceable cartridges called "Sub Zero."  I've been using the same blade that came with the razor a little over a week ago.  That's shaving my dome and face everyday.  I also have to give the price a big thumbs up as well.   O0  It cheaper than Mach 3 cartridges.  Cheaper, longer lasting blades, comfortable shave...Can't beat that.   
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: skinhead002 on May 31, 2007, 04:14:06 PM
I've tried all the razors over the decades and for me, the best razor that gets me the absolutely slickest is the Schick Extreme.  The blades flex laterally and I think that's the ticket for a slick smooth skinhead. They are reasonably priced(and of course, I buy in quantity...) and last a long time.

For shave creme, that Headslick is the best for me.  It works great and has become my standard. I've never tried the Headblade I guess because I feel it is a novelty and with the Schick, I don't have to switch razors to shave my face.

I also use a plain old inexpensive nylon bath brush to scrub my face and head and it works great to get the stubble standing up tight.  Shaving in the shower is also way to go.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on May 31, 2007, 05:20:29 PM
The blades flex laterally and I think that's the ticket for a slick smooth skinhead.

I think this is the key to getting the slickest dome.  That's why the Sensor Excel and Atra blades work best for me on the HeadBlade.  I haven't tried the Schick Extreme.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on May 31, 2007, 05:22:36 PM
The blades flex laterally and I think that's the ticket for a slick smooth skinhead.

I think this is the key to getting the slickest dome.  That's why the Sensor Excel and Atra blades work best for me on the HeadBlade.  I haven't tried the Schick Extreme.

Yeah, the Schick is what I use now but I use the non-disposable one which is called Schick Sub Zero.  But I have tried the disposables and they work just as well which is why I'm thinking of switching up to them because of a little money saving. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BuzzKC on June 01, 2007, 09:56:25 AM
I've tried them all, headblade included.  I always end up going back to the Schick Extreme3.  I'll stick with Headlube, love that stuff, doesn't take much at all.  A couple of weeks ago I picked up some Headlube Matte at Walgreens, that stuff rocks.  Works like lotion but knocks down the shine for the times when you don't want it.  Haven't tried the Headlube shine since I seem to have plenty of that naturally.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 01, 2007, 01:40:00 PM
I've tried them all, headblade included.  I always end up going back to the Schick Extreme3.  I'll stick with Headlube, love that stuff, doesn't take much at all.  A couple of weeks ago I picked up some Headlube Matte at Walgreens, that stuff rocks.  Works like lotion but knocks down the shine for the times when you don't want it.  Haven't tried the Headlube shine since I seem to have plenty of that naturally.

Welcome to the fam. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Scott on June 02, 2007, 11:57:55 PM
Welcome BuzzKC!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Johannes on June 03, 2007, 12:03:10 AM
Welcome BuzzKC
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: skinhead002 on June 03, 2007, 01:07:07 PM
Forgot to add that I use the Schick Extreme disposables.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razor X on June 03, 2007, 01:59:11 PM
The blades flex laterally and I think that's the ticket for a slick smooth skinhead.

I think this is the key to getting the slickest dome.  That's why the Sensor Excel and Atra blades work best for me on the HeadBlade.  I haven't tried the Schick Extreme.

Yeah, the Schick is what I use now but I use the non-disposable one which is called Schick Sub Zero.  But I have tried the disposables and they work just as well which is why I'm thinking of switching up to them because of a little money saving. 

I've tried the disposable Schick Xtremes and they do a decent job, but the blades don't last as long as the Mach III blades, so there really isn't any savings.  You're probably better off sticking with the nondisposable one.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Big Tom on June 03, 2007, 02:06:27 PM
Gillette Fusion (manual)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: c16188 on June 03, 2007, 10:31:39 PM
M3 Power together with an aloe vera body lotion (instead of shaving cream or gel).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thomas on June 04, 2007, 12:43:20 AM
Mach 3 Turbo and Gillette Foamy.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Scott on June 04, 2007, 12:58:59 AM
Tried HB today... it was very awkward.  I have watched the vid on their site and I'm just not feelin' it.  I love their product line though.  Finished up with my Mach III.  Oh well I might try HB at another time.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: R o b 6 on June 04, 2007, 01:56:45 AM
Mach 3 Power...but also really like my old-school double edge safety razor by Merkur. Blades are cheap and available anywhere. For lather: Edge gel if I'm in a hurry and mug-brush-soap routine if I have time to spare. Anyone else here use the double-edge razor?

I'd  like to give the Headblade a test. Went to three stores (2 Longs, Walgreens) and they were sold out. SLY is really catching on. ^-^
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tom McGarry. on June 04, 2007, 02:11:36 AM
I recently switched back to using my gillette fusion power, but with the regular fusion (non power) blades, and I use Bald Guyz shave gel, also before I head out the door I put on some Bald Guyz sunblock, I love the glossy look it gives me, and it doesn't seem to come off when I sweat.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: skinhead002 on June 04, 2007, 05:28:47 AM
I'll try some of the baldguyz sunblock-gott have have that high gloss glare!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 04, 2007, 07:38:57 AM
Welcome c16188.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: danyroo on June 04, 2007, 09:28:58 AM
I use mac3 with turbo refils.

I was going to purchase a cool skin electric shaver. but I never shaved with an electric one and 120$ to see if I will like it..

will stick with mac3
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Stu on June 04, 2007, 11:35:52 AM
Mach 3 Power...but also really like my old-school double edge safety razor by Merkur. Blades are cheap and available anywhere. For lather: Edge gel if I'm in a hurry and mug-brush-soap routine if I have time to spare. Anyone else here use the double-edge razor?

I'd  like to give the Headblade a test. Went to three stores (2 Longs, Walgreens) and they were sold out. SLY is really catching on. ^-^

Rob6, I'm assuming you're talking about shaving your face since right now, you are still at the buzzing stage.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: R o b 6 on June 04, 2007, 11:51:06 AM
yeah, that's what i use on my mug, but this morning, since the back and sides were still basically stubble from saturday's cut, i just kept the mach 3 gliding up the sides and back. just about 1/4 inch butch on top...might have to inch my way up to that next. taking me a while to get the courage up.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Stu on June 04, 2007, 11:59:24 AM
taking me a while to get the courage up.

We're pulling for you buddy.  I think you will find it a non-event for everyone other than yourself when you do it.  You will love it and wonder what the big deal was.  Good luck.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: YOSP on June 04, 2007, 03:19:13 PM
I shaved with a spankin new shick extreme 3 this morning after giving my head a couple of days off and it was a great shave...also used some Nivea products,  a wash and the aftershave balm and would def give the 2  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 04, 2007, 04:53:39 PM
I shaved with a spankin new shick extreme 3 this morning after giving my head a couple of days off and it was a great shave...also used some Nivea products,  a wash and the aftershave balm and would def give the 2  O0

Yeah, I remarked on another thread about the Nivea products.  I use to religiously use them all the time until I started trying the HB stuff.  I use to use the sensitive kind that comes in the white bottle with the extra soothing balm that comes in the white also.  But I found a different one the other day that I had never seen before.  It was in a blue bottle and it's called "moisturizing shaving gel."  I used it last night and it rocked.  I've always had a problem with other shaving gels, creams, etc...drying up before the shave was over with.  Not this stuff.  It must have an ingredient in it that keeps it slick for the whole shave.  I also picked up the Nivea wash/conditioner that also came in a blue tube.  I also got the moisturizing after balm which felt good too after the shave.  They had a face scrub that I picked up along with everything else that I'm planning on using once or twice a week. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: YOSP on June 04, 2007, 05:23:03 PM
Yeah, I remarked on another thread about the Nivea products.  I use to religiously use them all the time until I started trying the HB stuff.  I use to use the sensitive kind that comes in the white bottle with the extra soothing balm that comes in the white also.  But I found a different one the other day that I had never seen before.  It was in a blue bottle and it's called "moisturizing shaving gel."  I used it last night and it rocked.  I've always had a problem with other shaving gels, creams, etc...drying up before the shave was over with.  Not this stuff.  It must have an ingredient in it that keeps it slick for the whole shave.  I also picked up the Nivea wash/conditioner that also came in a blue tube.  I also got the moisturizing after balm which felt good too after the shave.  They had a face scrub that I picked up along with everything else that I'm planning on using once or twice a week. 
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I'm with ya bro...the Nivea products are pretty good...alcohol free and smells great
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tazdog on June 06, 2007, 09:35:36 PM
 I started out using the headblade, then about 6 months ago I ordered the headblade sport. Don't like it, was cutting my head it seemed everytime I used it. New blade and all. Then after reading some of the posts about using a electric I got a panasonic linear. works great, as close as a shave with my headblade, but no cuts. And I'm sure I'll save $$ in along run.

  Oh yeah, by the way, been clipper cutting for the last few months. Just went back to the sly look!! Forgot how good it feels!! It ROCKS!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: garykr on June 07, 2007, 03:12:57 AM
I used to use the Mach 3. Now I use the Gillette Fusion Power.  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 07, 2007, 03:17:25 AM
I started out using the headblade, then about 6 months ago I ordered the headblade sport. Don't like it, was cutting my head it seemed everytime I used it. New blade and all. Then after reading some of the posts about using a electric I got a panasonic linear. works great, as close as a shave with my headblade, but no cuts. And I'm sure I'll save $$ in along run.

  Oh yeah, by the way, been clipper cutting for the last few months. Just went back to the sly look!! Forgot how good it feels!! It ROCKS!!

I must have missed the thread about the electric shavers.  Are they really that good?  tazdog, you say this one called panasonic linear gets as close as the HeadBlade???  Does it really get it that smooth?  I'm just curious because I would be definitely be into switching up to an electric if it gets as close as a razor.  Anyone else have any opinions on the electric shavers?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 07, 2007, 03:17:50 AM
Oh yeah, and a big welcome also tazdog.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tazdog on June 07, 2007, 08:52:20 AM
Yes Lance I feel it gets as close as the headblade. When I first started a few rough spots on top, but once my skin got use to the eletric its great now. Takes less time to shave and as I said before in a long run less costly. The panasonic linear works great. I did alot of comparing and found this to be the best.

 Thanks for the welcome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 07, 2007, 08:54:10 AM
Yes Lance I feel it gets as close as the headblade. When I first started a few rough spots on top, but once my skin got use to the eletric its great now. Takes less time to shave and as I said before in a long run less costly. The panasonic linear works great. I did alot of comparing and found this to be the best.

 Thanks for the welcome.

Where did you find your panasonic at?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tazdog on June 07, 2007, 01:46:07 PM
i found it on amazon.com i paid $71 i think. it sold on the panasonic site for $150. I like it, very powerful razor. don't know if i'll ever go back to a blade.

let me know what you find
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Leigh_12play on June 10, 2007, 11:15:06 PM
As of today, The Headblade Sport, didnt get a nick or cut my first time using it, previously I used the Gillette Power Fusion, love them both, I will still have to use the Gillette for my face.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Kajun on June 10, 2007, 11:27:51 PM
for the past week i've been using my fusion, i packed my headblade away in a bag and put it in storage by accident.....i do have to say i get just as close a shave as i did with my headblade ...it is alil awkward to use now though...but it does the trick  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on June 12, 2007, 03:00:38 AM
Hey bruthas!!!

Somethin' to report about my loyalty to FUSION

I've been a lazy ass for about a week....my kids and all my buds kept givin' me s**t about shavin' the noggin....

anyway...still being lazy today...not only did I NOT Wahl it down to 0 before shaving today...but I didn't hot shower, exfoliate, etc....

I woke up....loathed the pillow creases on my face...and smeared a bunch of EDGE gel on the dry noggin....

Whipped out the FUSION---4th or 5th shave on that baby---and got just as good a shave--albeit much more rinsing....and it took about 5 minutes longer.

LOVE THE FUSION MAN!!

R.M.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on June 12, 2007, 05:11:25 AM
Fusion rocks ... my razor of choice
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on June 12, 2007, 07:45:25 AM
rm & wpruitt..... i echo your words.... the FUSION rocks!!!  i h8 the price but it gets the best shave on my dome than any other razor.  although i haven't used the hb... yet.  i actually have the hb classic but i'm a little hesistant 2 use it.  i'll probably try it out (one day).  oh.... wpruitt.... i digging your new avatar..... u r rocking the sly-look brah.  i'm hoping 2 post my avatar some time this month.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 12, 2007, 08:40:49 AM
Fusion rocks ... my razor of choice

I broke out the old Fusion I had last night and I had one cartridge left.  Man I have to agree with you that it does get a real smooth shave.  I agree with most that the price is crazy but I guess you can pay for what you get?  I think I'm going to have to deal with the price because the Fusion used with the Bald Guyz products rocks. 

Yeah, that's right, I switched up my routine again and have found the perfect one for me.  "just like a kid in a candy store."  Ha!!!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on June 12, 2007, 08:50:50 AM
I'm just wondering when headblade will dome out with an adapter fro Fusion cartridges.  That would be a friggin awesome combo!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 12, 2007, 08:55:45 AM
I'm just wondering when headblade will dome out with an adapter fro Fusion cartridges.  That would be a friggin awesome combo!

I agree but I still don't think I would give it another try.  I've had too many "accidents" with that thing.  I've never nicked myself once with the Fusion, Mach 3, or Schick.  Again, I'm not knocking the HB.  I'm just saying it's not for me.  I'm still watching my back.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Leigh_12play on June 12, 2007, 02:52:10 PM
That would be awesome wpruitt, for those two to be interchangeable... O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Scott on June 15, 2007, 12:25:24 AM
Fusion rocks ... my razor of choice

I broke out the old Fusion I had last night and I had one cartridge left.  Man I have to agree with you that it does get a real smooth shave.  I agree with most that the price is crazy but I guess you can pay for what you get?  I think I'm going to have to deal with the price because the Fusion used with the Bald Guyz products rocks. 

Yeah, that's right, I switched up my routine again and have found the perfect one for me.  "just like a kid in a candy store."  Ha!!!   ;D ;D ;D

We must be twins because I picked up a Fusion today and used it and got the best results since I first started shaving my head about 3 wks ago.  Used the BG moisturizing gel after shaving and got great results with that.  Wasn't able to use their shaving gel because I couldn't find it - and believe me I searched all over Louisville (KY) for it!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 15, 2007, 11:29:28 AM
Fusion rocks ... my razor of choice

I broke out the old Fusion I had last night and I had one cartridge left.  Man I have to agree with you that it does get a real smooth shave.  I agree with most that the price is crazy but I guess you can pay for what you get?  I think I'm going to have to deal with the price because the Fusion used with the Bald Guyz products rocks. 

Yeah, that's right, I switched up my routine again and have found the perfect one for me.  "just like a kid in a candy store."  Ha!!!   ;D ;D ;D

We must be twins because I picked up a Fusion today and used it and got the best results since I first started shaving my head about 3 wks ago.  Used the BG moisturizing gel after shaving and got great results with that.  Wasn't able to use their shaving gel because I couldn't find it - and believe me I searched all over Louisville (KY) for it!

Check out the Bald Guyz web site.  They have everything there and you can get a 15% discount by typing in "Sly Bald Guys" in the coupon area. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: danyroo on June 18, 2007, 09:43:54 AM
I have to agree Lance the best shave I ever got was with a fusion... but it's the cost of the blades......... :Xo!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SLYinKC on June 18, 2007, 09:48:38 AM

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We must be twins because I picked up a Fusion today and used it and got the best results since I first started shaving my head about 3 wks ago.  Used the BG moisturizing gel after shaving and got great results with that.  Wasn't able to use their shaving gel because I couldn't find it - and believe me I searched all over Louisville (KY) for it!
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I agree, you 2 do look like twins.  But wait a minute... We all look like twins,  must be the hair or something. :D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SLYinKC on June 18, 2007, 11:27:07 AM
I was down to my last blade, so I had to run out and pick some up today.  I ran into a local Costco.  They had a Fusion power Phantom with 4 blades and the battery for under $12 so I went ahead and got it.  I had been thinking about trying it for awhile.  Have heard nothing but good reports.

Question for all of you long-time users, is there really a difference between the power blades and the regular.  They look identical except the power ones are quite a bit more.  I'm set for awhile, but if I stay with the Fusion, I'm tempted to go with the cheaper blades when these run out.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Blagadan on June 18, 2007, 01:14:28 PM
Question for all of you long-time users, is there really a difference between the power blades and the regular.

This was answered on one of the other threads, the difference is a coating on the blades plus the top strip has aloe or sumthin'.  Basically there's little or no reason to pay extra for the power ones.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: davetrostle on June 18, 2007, 04:27:17 PM
I use a 1961 TTO Gillette Adjustable "Fat Boy" double edge razor for my head and face. I'll never go back a cartridge type razor again.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: hipstersaint on June 20, 2007, 06:18:21 PM
does that work?  even without the pivoting head?
         
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Scott on June 20, 2007, 10:44:11 PM
Hipstersaint, welcome to SBG's!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: hipstersaint on June 22, 2007, 07:08:37 PM
thanks...
  and I am currently using the fusion as well, though I go through phases where I like the HeadBlade.
   my first serious razor was the mach 3....bought it in 2000
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mmatzick on June 25, 2007, 05:18:35 PM
I just started to use the Schick Extreme 3 disposable razor- and so far it works better then the Mach 3-- Not bad for a disposable.. Best one that I have used yet.. Works just as good using either baby oil to shave of shaving gel.... ^-^
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldRob on June 25, 2007, 08:58:26 PM
I was down to my last blade, so I had to run out and pick some up today.  I ran into a local Costco.  They had a Fusion power Phantom with 4 blades and the battery for under $12 so I went ahead and got it.  I had been thinking about trying it for awhile.  Have heard nothing but good reports.

Question for all of you long-time users, is there really a difference between the power blades and the regular.  They look identical except the power ones are quite a bit more.  I'm set for awhile, but if I stay with the Fusion, I'm tempted to go with the cheaper blades when these run out.

Check this thread out for the info:

http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=1871.0 (http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=1871.0)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: danyroo on June 26, 2007, 04:42:47 AM
Well as I've posted before for me it's a mach3.. but for a week now I'm using extrem3.. since again I got  a bad blade in my package of mach3.. I noticed immediately that it would irratate my head shaving with it.. so I had some extrem3 in my shaving drawer that I got last summer.. decided to go with it.. well I think I'm going to keep using them..

this is the second time I get a bad blade with mach3.. last time it caused me to wait almost a week before I could shave cause I used it to shave my head all over.. the same day I had bumps, and red marks.. NEVER happend before..


Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: KC on June 26, 2007, 02:54:23 PM
I've been using the Mach III razor and bought some headlube at my local Rite Aid.  Would like to try the Headblade Sport.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: herronm on June 27, 2007, 11:41:00 AM
I've read in some of the posts that a number of you get up to 2 weeks per blade.  How normal is that?  I have used Gillette Good News Plus for years, but I only get 2 good shaves (head and face) from one razor since going SLY.  It really wears out the lubrication strip and the blades.  If I go longer it nicks me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Stu on June 27, 2007, 11:57:12 AM
I've read in some of the posts that a number of you get up to 2 weeks per blade.  How normal is that?  I have used Gillette Good News Plus for years, but I only get 2 good shaves (head and face) from one razor since going SLY.  It really wears out the lubrication strip and the blades.  If I go longer it nicks me.

I use the Headblade with generic Atra blades (Personna from Wal-Mart).  I've never really paid much attention to how long, but I would say I get at least 2 weeks between changes, probably more.  If I can judge by your avatar, I believe I have more hair to shave than you (i.e. you are more 'bald' than me).  Whether my experience is normal,  I don't know.  But I feel fortunate to get by so cheaply.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Scott on June 27, 2007, 03:45:54 PM
I've read in some of the posts that a number of you get up to 2 weeks per blade.  How normal is that?  I have used Gillette Good News Plus for years, but I only get 2 good shaves (head and face) from one razor since going SLY.  It really wears out the lubrication strip and the blades.  If I go longer it nicks me.

I'm in the same boat as herronm; after 2 shaves, the lubrication strip is usually shot.  A third try on the same blades = major problems with irritation!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razor X on June 27, 2007, 06:27:57 PM
I've read in some of the posts that a number of you get up to 2 weeks per blade.  How normal is that?  I have used Gillette Good News Plus for years, but I only get 2 good shaves (head and face) from one razor since going SLY.  It really wears out the lubrication strip and the blades.  If I go longer it nicks me.

I'm in the same boat as herronm; after 2 shaves, the lubrication strip is usually shot.  A third try on the same blades = major problems with irritation!

The lubrication strip on the Mach III blades usually only lasts 2 or 3 shaves, but I continue to use the blades after that anyway and it doesn't seem to make any difference.  I rarely nick myself and when I do it's usually because I'm rushing and being careless, not because of the condition of the strip.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MR. CLEAN on June 27, 2007, 08:00:34 PM
The strip on my HeadBlade is one of the things that I use to tell me when it is time to change blades.  Sure it might not make that much a difference without it, but the little bit to aid my scalp is nice.  Expecially with the sides of my head [easily irritated].
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kinni on June 27, 2007, 09:35:02 PM
hey guys im new to head shaving just did it last night actually...

started from 1 inch kept going down and down to 1/4 on an electric razer

question for tyler: how do you get your head like that with no hair showing? do you not use a guide and just use the razer by itself? 

heres the look im going for what would be the best method to achieve this
http://www.buddytv.com/articles/inked/profile/matt-2.aspx 

thanks guys! =D

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on June 27, 2007, 11:42:48 PM
hey guys im new to head shaving just did it last night actually...

started from 1 inch kept going down and down to 1/4 on an electric razer

question for tyler: how do you get your head like that with no hair showing? do you not use a guide and just use the razer by itself? 

heres the look im going for what would be the best method to achieve this
http://www.buddytv.com/articles/inked/profile/matt-2.aspx 

thanks guys! =D



Kinni, welcome to Sly Bald Guys! 

I use the HeadBlade when I shave.  I used to use an electric when I started this site, but I've since switched to using a blade.

You can view my shave routine and the routine of others here: http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=923.msg12936#msg12936 (http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=923.msg12936#msg12936)

To get the look with no "shadow" has a lot to do with how dark and thick your hair is.  If you have really dark and thick hair, it's going to be tough for you to get your dome with little shadow.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on June 28, 2007, 05:16:44 AM
First, welcome Kinni to the forum.  Glad you are with us.   Follow those links Tyler gave you and you should get all your questions answered.  If not, post up and we will be glad to help out. 

Second, for those guys who have been contemplating the Fusion,  I was just in WalMart where they had the Fusion razor on a big sale of $6.95.   For those guys who have been wanting to try one, this is a good price break.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on June 28, 2007, 05:54:55 AM
Welcome kinni.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: hipstersaint on June 28, 2007, 10:39:24 AM
I think one of the big benefits of the Headblade, is that you end up using a different razor for your face..... I think the hair on your scalp chews up the blades faster than your beard... I might be wrong, but that has been my observation.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kinni on June 28, 2007, 01:46:09 PM
hey guys thanks for all the info.  I have decided im goin to get a headblade.  I live in Canada and i dont think they sell it in any stores around here.  So i guess i will have to buy it online. I was just wondering if i will have to keep buying replacement blades online or i think i read somewhere that i can use mach blades in the headblade..  is that correct?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on June 28, 2007, 01:47:40 PM
hey guys thanks for all the info.  I have decided im goin to get a headblade.  I live in Canada and i dont think they sell it in any stores around here.  So i guess i will have to buy it online. I was just wondering if i will have to keep buying replacement blades online or i think i read somewhere that i can use mach blades in the headblade..  is that correct?

You can't use Mach 3 blades, but you can use Atra and Sensor blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kinni on June 28, 2007, 01:59:19 PM
cool thanks tyler

also, how often do you shave your head?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on June 28, 2007, 04:44:00 PM
Every hour.










Just kidding bro!  Once a day.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kinni on June 28, 2007, 05:13:44 PM
hey so up here in canada they dont ship the headblade sport, so im goin to go with the headblade classic....

is there much of a difference?
or what one do you use
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kinni on June 28, 2007, 05:43:22 PM
nevermind... e-bay is my friend!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Scott on June 29, 2007, 12:07:06 AM
Hey Kinni, welcome!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmay on June 29, 2007, 12:03:27 PM
Hey all I just went to the local Walmart and they have the Headblade sport there.  I had checked at the local CVS last night and they had them for $13.99 and at Walmart they were only  $9.68
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Johannes on July 02, 2007, 11:28:51 AM
One blade
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on July 03, 2007, 08:11:27 PM
just bought some schick tracer fx blades. gonna get back with you guys about how they do.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on July 04, 2007, 12:53:25 PM
well i tried the tracer fx things. man i love my mach III. that is all i have to say about that.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Teambean on July 04, 2007, 04:59:51 PM
Im with you...Mach 3 all the way!

Teambean
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldchief99 on July 09, 2007, 02:56:38 PM
Headblade Sport with the Gillette Sensor 3 all day for me.  I have tried the Mach 3, Gillette Fusion, Headblade with the triple blades that came with it and electric and none of them compare to the sensor3.  I can usually use this blade for at least a week and I always get a great close shave.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on July 09, 2007, 03:07:31 PM
Headblade Sport with the Gillette Sensor 3 all day for me.  I have tried the Mach 3, Gillette Fusion, Headblade with the triple blades that came with it and electric and none of them compare to the sensor3.  I can usually use this blade for at least a week and I always get a great close shave.

Thanks for posting up baldchief!  Post up an intro in the introductions board so that we can all give you a proper welcome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BlackHawkA4 on July 17, 2007, 10:26:14 AM
Just thought that I'd enlighten.

So I went from using a Mach 3 to a Norelco Cool Skin 7735. It's amazing.

Previous use with electric shavers left me hating them. They didn't get anywhere near as close as the mach 3 for me to even attempt to use them. I broke down and got the cool skin because they advertise as close as a razor and some people on these forums recommended them.

I don't use the Nivea pakets it comes with, although they are excellent, they don't dispense enough lotion at a time and the razor sticks to my head and face. I use the Headblade shaving lotion and just apply that before using the shaver ; glides smoothly over your skin.

To my amazement the cool skin shaved my face CLOSER than my Mach 3 ever did. I was shocked. However it did not get as close to my head as the Mach 3. I've only had it now for about a week (manual says allow 3 weeks for your skin to adapt to your new shaver), but it is getting a closer shave. It's a mm away from being just as close as the Mach 3.

The best parts : Since you shave in the shower you don't really have to clean it ; it cleans itself. Cuts shaving time more than half. No RAZOR BURN.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on July 17, 2007, 03:19:04 PM
Glad you like it BlackHawk!  I own that electric and will occasionally use it if I'm in a hurry and just want to touch up the head. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmay on July 28, 2007, 11:33:48 AM
I use the headblade...seems to work best for me!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SLYinKC on July 31, 2007, 08:58:15 PM
I think I've tried just about everything in the past 3 months (previous to SLY I was an electric user).  So far the best shaves I got have come from a Fusion and a Schick Quattro Titanium.  Least now I have a drawer full of blades and can change razors with my mood...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on July 31, 2007, 10:54:47 PM
I've switched up a lot in the past 6 months or so but I went back to my Mach 3 after trying out the rest and think that's where I'll stay. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: caliwrestla on August 01, 2007, 04:19:27 PM
juz got my head blade sport in and took it for a test drive it sure is sweet cutting my shavin time down alot i shaved against the grain it seem to cut better that way less stuble but yeah i love it :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomk773 on August 01, 2007, 04:36:14 PM
I won't use anything other than the Schick Xtreme 3..

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on August 01, 2007, 04:46:47 PM
Hey Tom, welcome to the forum.  Post up some in Introductions so we can get to know ya.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on August 01, 2007, 06:37:03 PM
Hey guys,

I just went out a bought the Headblade Sport and I am going to give it a try. I will let you know how it goes when the deed is done.

I got it at CVS, it also came with a sample of Headslick and an adaptor for the Atra plus, which is a blade I had always used (before Mach 3) .
It's a blade I always favored, so that's a plus too.

I am going to need a lot of help with how to use this gadget but I am psyched to get going!
I will look forward to all your input.

Joe
 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JDog on August 01, 2007, 06:47:25 PM
Joe one piece of important advice to using the headblade which I'm sure you have heard before but NEVER PUT ANY PRESSURE ON THE BLADE AND MAKE SURE THE BACK WHEELS OR PAD IS ON YOUR SCALP AND KEEP PRESSURE ON THE BACK NOT THE BLADE.

I didnt heed this advice and I was always getting nicks and cuts and razor burn initially and was ready to throw it in the rubbish bin but when I started using it they way it is supposed to be used, I have had no cuts,nicks or burns just an irritation free smooth as glass shave.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmay on August 02, 2007, 01:14:35 PM
I heard Headblade was going to take control of the market of razors.  You will only be able to purchase the Headblade.......What you think about that????
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JDog on August 03, 2007, 02:31:32 AM
I heard Headblade was going to take control of the market of razors.  You will only be able to purchase the Headblade.......What you think about that????


Tim, while I love headblades dedication to Headshaving,I doubt that could happen unless they find a way to make headblades easier to shave the sides and temple areas.

Plus the Hydra headed Gillete corp is probably going to want to try and buy Headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmay on August 03, 2007, 07:25:20 AM
Well it was worth a shot. I thought i would ruffle a few more feathers than that.  LOL
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JDog on August 03, 2007, 07:36:20 AM
 :D
Tim I wish Headblade could take over the market, Any company that has such a dedication to headshaving will get my business and support.


Tim, Out of curiosity, you are an avid headblader like me. How much is the Headblade products like headshed,slick,lube etc in the stores. And 2nd question is, Do they sell Headblade stuff at Wal Mart?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on August 03, 2007, 09:58:32 AM
JDog it seems to be hit and miss with Walmart on the HeadBlade products.   Walgreens definitely carrys items but traditionally just the Blade, Lube, Slick and Sunscreen.  I find it at all Walgreens but just some Walmarts.  Check of their website should provide a listing though
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JDog on August 03, 2007, 10:05:03 AM
JDog it seems to be hit and miss with Walmart on the HeadBlade products.   Walgreens definitely carrys items but traditionally just the Blade, Lube, Slick and Sunscreen.  I find it at all Walgreens but just some Walmarts.  Check of their website should provide a listing though

Paul thanks for the info with that. I only ask because I can only get the HB classic razor and atra blades here in AUS, cannot get the headcare products. I have tried ordering off their website but they wont ship it to me and I have to get my dad to get it for me and post it over. He was able to get a tube of Headlube last time but If it is available Walgreens I will tell him to go there and buy 10 of every product to stock up. How do you find the sunscreen and headshed pre wash?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on August 03, 2007, 10:23:00 AM
I brown up really fast and seldom burn so I don't use sunscreen.  In place of HeadShed I have been using St.Ives Apricot scrub.  It was recommended here by several of the brothers and I find it does a great job and at a reduced cost.  If you check the threads you should find that we get a price reduction when ordering on line from Headblade for the other stuff, if you wanted to send it to your Dad's place and have him forward it.  Otherwise Walgreens generally has good prices on the stuff

Heres the link for the discount:http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=1288.0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: waliguy on August 04, 2007, 09:30:52 AM
I've never tried a HeadBlade.  I have a friend who has one...doesn't like it.  Now I read from you guys that some of you like it....to each their own.

For me, it's Mach III Turbo, with Gillette Shaving Gel.  I've used this combo for several years, and love it.

I get 3 weeks out of a blade, shaving EVERY day.  Sometimes even longer.  I don't know why you guys only get a couple of shaves out of a blade.  Rarely a nick or cut (knock on wood), and use the same blade for my face.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Dadillac on August 04, 2007, 03:04:45 PM
I use a Schick Extreme III for my head, and a Mach III Power for my face. Having thje bendable blades of the Schick cuts down on the shaving time greatly.

Don
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on August 09, 2007, 10:47:54 AM
Hey guys,

I am now just about on my first week of being slick and sly, and I am hooked, as I have said in another post.
I am using the Headblade sport with headslick and so far it's been great.
I also use my Mach III to clean up the sides at the sink when I shave the face.
One problem with the HB is it's tough to get the sides. I guess this is common with alot of other guys from what I've read. I am getting used to the feel of using the HB and each time I get better. It really is a great invention for the headshaver. My suggestion is that you stick with it because it does become more natural once you know how it works and get the feel for it.

I would appreciate any info on what blade gives a similar shave with the HB. It seems there aren't many 3 blade refills that will fit on the HB from what I gather on the forum.
So far I have gotten by with the original blade it came with, but I know I will have to change up pretty soon. Wondering how long I will get good clean shaves from this blade?
Any suggestions?

Joe
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on August 09, 2007, 11:05:29 AM
Hey Joe, you may want to try to Sensor Excel blades.  They are trips and give me, at least, a real close shave, plus you can use them with the headblade adapter.    I only need the sensor handle then for tough spots like around the ears.  Two razors, but just one blade needed. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JDog on August 10, 2007, 07:14:35 AM
Hey Joe, you may want to try to Sensor Excel blades.  They are trips and give me, at least, a real close shave, plus you can use them with the headblade adapter.    I only need the sensor handle then for tough spots like around the ears.  Two razors, but just one blade needed. 

Yeah I do this too Paul, But I use the Fusion a bit more now.

Love the Sensor blades
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: outsider82 on August 13, 2007, 07:48:30 AM
So far headblade classic, touch up spots i use the Mach3. I use King of Shaves for sensitive skin gel.

Out
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DarrelB on August 13, 2007, 10:10:26 AM
Gillette Fusion w/ Gillette shave gel is (so far at least) working out pretty good for me. I may give the Headblade a try at some point just for curiosity's sake, plus I'm a sucker for innovative design.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on August 13, 2007, 09:12:55 PM
Paul,
Thanks for the info, amazingly I am still getting decent shaves from the original blade that came with the sport. (today was my smoothest yet)

I will try the Sensor Excel. Does the older Sensor double fit on the adaptor also?

Joe
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on August 14, 2007, 02:36:34 AM
Joe, don't know whether the double Sensor's fit or not as I only use the trips.    BTW, I get a long life out of the HB blades, too.  And like you find that the later shaves are better than the first.   Anyone else experience this? 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JDog on August 14, 2007, 07:06:10 AM
Joe, don't know whether the double Sensor's fit or not as I only use the trips.    BTW, I get a long life out of the HB blades, too.  And like you find that the later shaves are better than the first.   Anyone else experience this? 


Absolutley.

My first shave with the HB blades can sometimes be quite bad and ususally the 3rd-10th shaves are wonderful and glides effortlessly
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: foulon64 on August 30, 2007, 03:38:22 PM
I use Shick Extreme 3 disposable in the shower.  Works great curves to the shape of your head
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Scott on August 31, 2007, 12:12:23 AM
I use Shick Extreme 3 disposable in the shower.  Works great curves to the shape of your head

Foulon64, welcome aboard!  Post up in the intro section so the brothers can give you a proper welcome!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: foulon64 on August 31, 2007, 01:09:49 AM
Good morning,  tried the Head Blade for the second time.  Had better luck than the first.  Wife liked the results also.

Later  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on August 31, 2007, 09:32:11 AM
foulon, if you give the Headblade a good week, you will become more comfortable with it.
Once you get the feel it really does the job as intended. Remember to go slow, and keep the pressure toward the back.
Which blade are you using with it?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: foulon64 on August 31, 2007, 04:01:39 PM
I'm using The Atra Plus. Is there better blades you can use or is that the best.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on August 31, 2007, 04:19:34 PM
There are the Gillette Sensor's (double), which will fit on the Headblade with the black adaptor. Some of the bro's use the Sensor 3 (triple) also.
 
The best thing to do is read the posts in the different categories. Each person prefers a different way to shave. Everyone finds the best blade combo that works for them.
I am currently using the Atra plus blades which are working excellent for me. I also started using the KoS Alpha oil as my main shave lube. So far I have gotten the slickest shaves with it.
Just experiment and see what works best for you.   O0

Joe
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Professor Melon on August 31, 2007, 04:21:43 PM
 :) Mates, I started with the Mach III, then graduated to the Fusion (non-power) plus Fusion gel. If my shave were any closer, I'd be down to the bone. I  change the blade once a week, although I suspect I could get longer out of it. My reason: want to get the ultimate shave. There are two swivels towards the back of my head in which the hair seems to grow every which way--hence the need for a really sharp blade. I use the Fusion on my face as well. It's more sensitive than the scalp, especially going against the grain from the jawline to the sideburn area. Neutrogena or Men's Zone after- shave seems to calm the abraded area. A really slick head lasts about five hours; after that, the velcro starts up again, hence the need to shave twice on important occasions. Love being newly shaved in the shower and also when wife rubs just shaved head. All best, Professor Melon
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on September 10, 2007, 12:17:20 PM
Going to give the Sensor double a try today with headslick. I'll let you how it goes.


Ok, brudda's, I shaved the noggin with the double blade sensor and found them to work well (same as the Atra plus).
After the initial few strokes, I got used to the slight difference in feel. Had to adjust a bit because I would tend to dive the blade. Used Headslick and got a good close shave. I was able to really get down low on the ears, which made cleanup a breeze.
So, another tool in the arsenal for the smooth dome. I will have to try it with the KoS Alpha gel and oil, which I'm sure will work just as well.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SpeedoApe on September 14, 2007, 02:07:01 PM
Diehard HeadBlader. own 2 regular and 1 sport. love the sport. use headlube and headshine and headmatte.
i do clean up around the ears with the fusion 5 for the face. shave the face with headlube as well.
i use the double blades for about 3-4 weeks at a time before replacing and i shave everyday weekends included.
god bless the dude who invented the HeadBlade!
Y
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: nilagorilla on September 15, 2007, 01:03:52 PM
I  wouldnt take anything for my HB,But I only use the sensor 3 blades .I also really like the Head Slick . The mach,fushion, all just feel awkward to me , The HB takes a few times to get used to in your hand but I swear by it . One thing Ive found after the shave is to use witch hazel which is a natural istringent (spelling) to seal up the pores and is much better that alchohol. After that I slap  some Bald Guyz moisture gel and phoo Im good to go . I usually apply it a.m. and pm . I nixed the Head Lube as it feels a little oily through the day.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on September 15, 2007, 10:15:22 PM
Welcome nilagorilla.  Post an intro so we can get to know you
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on September 15, 2007, 11:54:46 PM
Welcome nilagorilla.  Post an intro so we can get to know you

Yeah, welcome nilagorilla!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: nilagorilla on September 18, 2007, 08:03:24 PM
Thanks Guy's. Ya Ive been a lurker for awhile so went ahead and jumped on the forum .Very cool site I've enjoyed it alot since I first stumbled accros  it ,Thanks for the welcome! M
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: whitetoast on September 21, 2007, 08:07:07 PM
New to the forum the last couple of days and I have been reading posts like crazy....

I have used the headblade for a few years now, started with the classic and now use the sport with HB triple blades. I used the Atra Plus with the classic and also used the vibrating green and gray razor (can't remember the name since I havent used it in a few years now) For my face I usually use a disposable sensitive from Target, store brand. Seems to work great for me. I use the HeadBlade Lube on my head and face.

I have been reading about the exfoliating and asked my wife what that was all about - she said she had the St Ives Apricot Scub in the shower and she has had it in the shower since we moved in with each other 10 years ago (think I would have noticed it in the shower at least once in that time frame but no, never saw it until I ran up there tonight and checked) Gonna try that to see if it works...

I always shave in the shower with hot water. Then I use the Glossy HeadLube before I leave the bathroom...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: nilagorilla on September 21, 2007, 09:03:55 PM
someone on here mentioned they used said they use it all the time with great results
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: WannaBePadre on September 22, 2007, 10:19:30 PM
I've been using the HeadBlade Sport and triple blade cartridges since this spring, and I'm a huge fan. I shave in the shower, starting with HeadShed, then rinse, apply HeadSlick, and then shave with and against the grain. At the end, I let the water run over the top of my head as I turn off the shower slowly from hot to cold. I usually wait before using HeadLube Matte, because for some reason, if I put it on right out of the shower ... my head sweats for about 20 minutes.

In another post, I mentioned that before I discovered the triple blade cartridges, I would apply HeadLube Matte or Glossy and then dry shave with an electric, then in the shower wet shave with the same electric using HeadSlick, and finish with the HeadBlade Classic with Atra cartridges using HeadSlick. For some reason if I used the Atra's with any noticeable stubble, I would end up all cut up and bleeding.

I'm experimenting with Tea Tree Oil and different Aloe Vera gels ... keeping one tube of Aloe in the fridge to combat the after shaving head sweating. I also bought some HeadShade, but got a lot of comments about how shiny my head was after a couple of days use.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: n00tch on September 25, 2007, 02:45:28 PM
I've been liking the Mach 3. I've used the same razors on my face with no problem for years. That Headblade looks ultra convenient though. I'd really like to be able to shave in a few minutes rather than the ten I have to take with a traditional razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: -Doug- on October 03, 2007, 07:09:33 AM
I am only on my third head shaving with the HeadBlade Sport (tripple) and I like it a lot. The only complaint I have about it is that it clogs up too easily. Has anyone else had that problem?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on October 03, 2007, 07:16:27 AM
I am only on my third head shaving with the HeadBlade Sport (tripple) and I like it a lot. The only complaint I have about it is that it clogs up too easily. Has anyone else had that problem?

How often do you rinse out the blade Doug?

I rinse mine every pass or two, it'll help!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: -Doug- on October 03, 2007, 07:47:53 AM
I am only on my third head shaving with the HeadBlade Sport (tripple) and I like it a lot. The only complaint I have about it is that it clogs up too easily. Has anyone else had that problem?

How often do you rinse out the blade Doug?

I rinse mine every pass or two, it'll help!!

Usually every pass. I'm wondering though.....so far I've done a every other day shave (longer hair clog it faster). I'll have to see if a daily routine would make a difference.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PigPen on October 03, 2007, 08:48:05 AM
I am only on my third head shaving with the HeadBlade Sport (tripple) and I like it a lot. The only complaint I have about it is that it clogs up too easily. Has anyone else had that problem?

How often do you rinse out the blade Doug?

I rinse mine every pass or two, it'll help!!

Usually every pass. I'm wondering though.....so far I've done a every other day shave (longer hair clog it faster). I'll have to see if a daily routine would make a difference.

That would make a huge difference, I'm usually a daily shaver unless I get lazy on the weekends.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: hipstersaint on October 05, 2007, 06:23:08 PM
it also maked a difference as to what shaving gel or cream you are using. if it's some canned pressurized goo, it will clog the blade up super fast. if it's light  like headlube or the bald guyz  then it will work like magic
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldntat05 on October 07, 2007, 08:27:58 PM
Fusion Power, perfect shave everytime.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Balditicus Maximus on October 07, 2007, 08:32:32 PM
Fusion Power, perfect shave everytime.

Hey Baldntat.  Good to see you!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on October 18, 2007, 09:00:47 AM
I'm another vote for Fusion Power.  I also got the Headblade when I decided to Sly my life, I wanted all the options to try out.  The standard issue 2 blade doesn't come close to the Fusion Power for me.  I'll look around for some 3 blades for the Headblade and try that too. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: hipstersaint on October 21, 2007, 12:30:47 PM
I'm another vote for Fusion Power.  I also got the Headblade when I decided to Sly my life, I wanted all the options to try out.  The standard issue 2 blade doesn't come close to the Fusion Power for me.  I'll look around for some 3 blades for the Headblade and try that too. 
 
  actually, I find the HB triples are actually not as good, for me anyway.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: bdp66 on October 23, 2007, 09:27:45 AM
i've been using a gillette fusion for sometime. although i've been trying to get used to the head blade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: REF311 on October 23, 2007, 09:35:54 AM
Headblade user! But would love to get the Mach 3 blades to fit the Headblade!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Stu on October 23, 2007, 11:17:37 AM
I'm not a big  Mach III fan, but I would like to see the results if it could be attached to my Headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jasonfieber on October 28, 2007, 07:11:39 PM
I've been using the Mach III Turbo for years now, I've gone to other blades here and there but always found the best results from Mach III.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on October 28, 2007, 07:38:03 PM
da fusion is the only way to go.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Stevo on October 28, 2007, 09:31:08 PM
I use a Headblade Classic with the Sensor adaptor, 3-blades.  I used to have a standalone Sensor for my face, but then I discovered that I could just rotate the blade around on my Headblade to do my face.  I use the HB "conventional" style for behind my ears and on my neck, then flip the blade back around to do the main noggin.  I have an old Norelco for any spots I notice after getting out of the shower, and a really old Wahl Groomsman for trimming up the chin music (And sometimes for the divot in the back of my head).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ret808 on November 03, 2007, 07:05:22 AM
Hello fellows .. its been some time since i visited.

I started using the Mach III but have been using the Fusion power for several months and could not use anything else.
The shave i get with it is fantastic ... very rarely do i get any nicks and when i do its because of me being in a hurry.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ricky on November 03, 2007, 01:41:08 PM
Hi this is my first visit and first post.....

Well i start shaving my head about 7 years ago.. started off with match 3.. and then went on to match 3 turbo.... and when fusion came out over here (UK).. used that ..... I ordered the headblade sport and head slick which arrived this morning..and i tell you it was a brillant shave I aint going back... I am right handed and found it a little hard shaving the left side of my head... but i still say it is a brilliant shave... I may  order a few more of there products.... but they are expensive over here the blades work out to be around $19 for 4 blades and the headslick $20... but that aint gona stop me....
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on November 03, 2007, 01:53:03 PM
Glad you found us and joined us Ricky.  Welcome.  Post up in the Introductions section and tell the gang something about yourself.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on November 03, 2007, 05:14:18 PM
I use one of these.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2248%2F1608770698_bc1ebc9f1e.jpg&hash=e62b1809c9744701036340458de0aeee)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on November 04, 2007, 07:49:32 PM
Holy Crap! DE old school!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SLYinKC on November 04, 2007, 08:59:17 PM
Haven't seen ones like that in awhile.  That's the kind my dad still uses.  Never tried one myself.  Are those classics???
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: hipstersaint on November 04, 2007, 08:59:46 PM
I use one of these.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm3.static.flickr.com%2F2248%2F1608770698_bc1ebc9f1e.jpg&hash=e62b1809c9744701036340458de0aeee)
  damn, that's cool!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on November 04, 2007, 09:05:40 PM
That is just sick! It just screams masculine! Im going to resesarch classic shaving and get back with yall on this!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on November 05, 2007, 03:47:22 PM
Haven't seen ones like that in awhile.  That's the kind my dad still uses.  Never tried one myself.  Are those classics???

The Gillette's in the top row date from the late 40s to early 60s.
The Merkur Progress (bottom row far right) was made in the last 10 years but I made the wooden knob and the brush handles. The wooden handle razors is a short Tech handle pressed in to the wood blank then turned, the head is from a Stahly live blade (wind up razor).
These are the razors in my collection that are part of my regular rotation. I use one till the blade dulls then switch to another razor.
I use feather, Derby and Israeli blades depending on the razor, different razors prefer different blades.
I'd been shaving my face with a DE but still using the Headblade on my head when I felt that my face shave was better then my head shave. I started to shave only with the DE and after a short learning curve I feel that I've mastered the beast.
Thanks to e-bay and the guys at SMF and Badger and Blade I have enough blades to last me 10 years at a blade a week.
Bob.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PBurke on November 06, 2007, 06:47:18 PM
i just bought a fusion cause the mach III was not getting my face close enough. since i spent the money on it, i figured i may as well try it on my head too. now it has been quite some time since my head got nicked. but the first time i try a critically acclaimed FUSION, i get a nick. did work a little better on the face. if i can get three or more shaves out of each replacement head then it will be equal in cost ($1 per shave ). but so far i have seen no clear cut advantage to fusion over machIII. i will let you guys know more in the next few days.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on November 06, 2007, 07:25:00 PM
i just bought a fusion cause the mach III was not getting my face close enough. since i spent the money on it, i figured i may as well try it on my head too. now it has been quite some time since my head got nicked. but the first time i try a critically acclaimed FUSION, i get a nick. did work a little better on the face. if i can get three or more shaves out of each replacement head then it will be equal in cost ($1 per shave ). but so far i have seen no clear cut advantage to fusion over machIII. i will let you guys know more in the next few days.

I pay between $.16 (Derby&Israeli) and $.25 (Feather) for DE blades and get 4 or more shaves for a cost of  under $.07 per shave. :/O
Gillette created the cartridge razor to make $$Money not provide the shaving public with a superior product. :x!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: GASlick on November 08, 2007, 12:14:20 PM
Have used Mach3 on my face for years.  For some reason they cut my head.  I use Quattro and it works great with a little HeadSlick.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rulon on November 09, 2007, 12:17:46 AM
I have been using a Fusion on my head but i'm planning on going back to headblade since they are cheaper. Next week im going to start shaving my face with a DE. Other razor just don't do it for me anymore....i come out bloody and hurting  every time i shave my face with the other razors.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rob on November 11, 2007, 06:02:58 AM
I use a mixture of Wilkinson Xtreme3 (more expensive disposables with a flexible blade so they shave real close) and Mach III.  Sometimes when I'm goin out and want to look really slick and shining I use both one after the other.  I've never nicked my head with Xtreme3 but have done a couple of times with MachIII if I use it straight off without the Xtreme3 first.  I always shave against the grain and am lucky I guess that I don't get razor bumps or burns that often.

When I first started shaving 18 months back I was covered in bumps and spots, but once I got my shaving regime worked out the bumps disappeared.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on November 11, 2007, 05:11:32 PM
i just bought a fusion cause the mach III was not getting my face close enough. since i spent the money on it, i figured i may as well try it on my head too. now it has been quite some time since my head got nicked. but the first time i try a critically acclaimed FUSION, i get a nick. did work a little better on the face. if i can get three or more shaves out of each replacement head then it will be equal in cost ($1 per shave ). but so far i have seen no clear cut advantage to fusion over machIII. i will let you guys know more in the next few days.

I pay between $.16 (Derby&Israeli) and $.25 (Feather) for DE blades and get 4 or more shaves for a cost of  under $.07 per shave. :/O
Gillette created the cartridge razor to make $$Money not provide the shaving public with a superior product. :x!

Man I am very interested in this type of shaving! You shave your head with a DE razor? I just purchased a Merkur HD and a Pure Badger hair brush. I also ordered some Merkur blades, and some Proraso Shave cream. I am scared I am going to slice myself up with a DE though.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rulon on November 11, 2007, 06:25:45 PM
Man I am very interested in this type of shaving! You shave your head with a DE razor? I just purchased a Merkur HD and a Pure Badger hair brush. I also ordered some Merkur blades, and some Proraso Shave cream. I am scared I am going to slice myself up with a DE though.

When i was looking into this kind of shaving i came across this user on youtube that shows you how to shave with this kind of razor, i haven't tried it out yet still waiting on my razor to get here.

http://youtube.com/user/mantic59 (http://youtube.com/user/mantic59)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on November 11, 2007, 06:38:39 PM
Man I am very interested in this type of shaving! You shave your head with a DE razor? I just purchased a Merkur HD and a Pure Badger hair brush. I also ordered some Merkur blades, and some Proraso Shave cream. I am scared I am going to slice myself up with a DE though.

When i was looking into this kind of shaving i came across this user on youtube that shows you how to shave with this kind of razor, i haven't tried it out yet still waiting on my razor to get here.

http://youtube.com/user/mantic59 (http://youtube.com/user/mantic59)

Bro! At first I thought these videos were going to be ghey, but this guys was funny and informative! Wow great find and thanks! I saved his profile so I can refer back for help.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on November 11, 2007, 07:26:56 PM

Man I am very interested in this type of shaving! You shave your head with a DE razor? I just purchased a Merkur HD and a Pure Badger hair brush. I also ordered some Merkur blades, and some Proraso Shave cream. I am scared I am going to slice myself up with a DE though.
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Since the Shaver controls the blade angle when using a DE razor there is a learning curve. I shave my face with a DE and my head with the Head Blade for over a year before I took the plunge to master shaving my head with the DE. I've been shaving exclusively with DE razors for a year and I don't cut myself any more then I did with a cartridge razor and actually less severely. Usually small nicks in the problem areas when I'm not being careful, while when I shaved with a Mach3 I would get those triple cut that would bleed forever and we know what the Headblade can do, I did a nose over and carved a divot out of the back of my head. :*)).
Razor are tools and it's the users responsibility to learn the skills to use them properly and safely.
Bob.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BRANDADDY on November 12, 2007, 12:04:50 PM
I use Clippers Half the time and if I want to go Shiny I just use my Mach 3 Turbo.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Marz on November 12, 2007, 12:23:48 PM
Coolcatbob, I am in awe of your razor / brush collection.

very nice! Can we get some more pics and reviews on what you got there?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on December 23, 2007, 12:27:11 PM
Ok since I am still kind of scared to use the HB since my last episode with it resulted in a scene from a horror movie I tried something different last night and I havent seen much talk about it on here.

I put a fresh blade on my girl's Gillette Venus( here come the flaming!)

I went through the normal routine and I must say it was a fantastic shave. I am certain it gives a better shave than the Mach III. It has those pads on it that help it glide across the dome better I think.  Have any of you guys ever used the Venus? I say give it a try, it was pleasant for sure!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on December 23, 2007, 09:24:43 PM
I have heard of a few guys using that razor and they said that it contours to the head really well.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: bdp66 on December 24, 2007, 09:56:02 AM
i saw i device in walgreens that is supposed to sharpen razors has any of ya'll seen or used this and does it work cost 20 bucks at my local walgreens. if it works it would pay for itself.

     barry
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmay on December 24, 2007, 10:12:13 AM
Im still going with the norm....The Headblade SP......havent really tried anything else...so maybe Im not giving all those competitors out there a chance.  Its just ya know...when you find something you like ...why search for others....like if something isnt broke...dont fix it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on December 24, 2007, 11:25:41 AM
i saw i device in walgreens that is supposed to sharpen razors has any of ya'll seen or used this and does it work cost 20 bucks at my local walgreens. if it works it would pay for itself.

     barry

I've never seen that Barry.  Do you know what it's called?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: bdp66 on December 27, 2007, 02:58:52 AM
it's called save a blade it sells for around 20 bucks at walgreens. it's in the sections with all that
"as seen on tv stuff."
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on December 27, 2007, 03:00:40 AM
it's called save a blade it sells for around 20 bucks at walgreens. it's in the sections with all that
"as seen on tv stuff."
hey bdp66....why don't u purchase one and give us sly guys a review? O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmay on December 27, 2007, 09:12:00 PM
here is the site....i dunno...sounds chincy

https://www.officialtvwebsite.com/saveablade/index.asp?did=644&refcode=sab1
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JDog on December 27, 2007, 09:15:05 PM
Tim, if you purchase one and post a favorable review on SBG's, I'm sure you will help sell a  bundle of 'em!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: dynrat on December 29, 2007, 08:33:46 PM
HeadBlade is the only way to go.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bald_Okie on January 04, 2008, 02:39:35 PM
Uh-oh, I use a bic desposable. Am I doing something wrong?  :-\
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SLYinKC on January 04, 2008, 04:25:21 PM
Uh-oh, I use a bic desposable. Am I doing something wrong?  :-\



If you've been using a Bic disposable.....you don't know what a good shave is really like.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on January 04, 2008, 05:03:28 PM
Uh-oh, I use a bic desposable. Am I doing something wrong?  :-\
baldokie....i agree with slyinkc.  try using a quality razor like the fusion, mach3, or headblade.  u will get a better shave compared 2 the bic razor.  keep us posted on your road 2 slyness. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on January 05, 2008, 11:03:12 AM
Dang a Bic disposable has to really punish your head! Do your self a favor bro and get a top shelf razor. Your shaving experience will be much more enjoyable
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on January 05, 2008, 05:34:09 PM
Dang a Bic disposable has to really punish your head! Do your self a favor bro and get a top shelf razor. Your shaving experience will be much more enjoyable

I agree :XX  I've used a bic back when I couldn't afford much else.  My head was covered with little nicks.  Had red blood dots all over.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BALDANDRE on January 05, 2008, 11:38:24 PM

I agree :XX  I've used a bic back when I couldn't afford much else.  My head was covered with little nicks.  Had red blood dots all over.

Damn Med! Get me that razor you're using now...

your bald dome is so shiny you got lazor beams coming off it bro!

very nice!!!! O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razor X on January 06, 2008, 07:47:32 AM
Dang a Bic disposable has to really punish your head! Do your self a favor bro and get a top shelf razor. Your shaving experience will be much more enjoyable

I agree :XX  I've used a bic back when I couldn't afford much else.  My head was covered with little nicks.  Had red blood dots all over.

Yeah, I made that same mistake in my early sly days.  Quickly learned that the blade is not an area where I wanted to pinch pennies.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on January 06, 2008, 07:53:25 AM

I agree :XX  I've used a bic back when I couldn't afford much else.  My head was covered with little nicks.  Had red blood dots all over.

Damn Med! Get me that razor you're using now...

your bald dome is so shiny you got lazor beams coming off it bro!

very nice!!!! O0 O0 O0

Thanks Andre!
Headblade baby!!! O0  Followed up with the Fusion.  I thought the pic looked pretty neat!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on January 06, 2008, 09:28:16 AM
yea Medic killer shine going on there!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JDog on January 06, 2008, 06:28:49 PM
I posted a pic a few months ago where I made the bad decision of buying Atra knockoffs(20 for $2). Cut my head up pretty damn bad. Never again.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: nomad on January 06, 2008, 07:09:00 PM
I'm with Medic on this, the headblade with the fusion finish all the way.   O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SLYinKC on January 06, 2008, 08:11:39 PM
I have just recently reverted back to my Braun electric for face shaving.  My quattro was just cutting my face up to bad and mainly around my jaw line.  Don't know if it's the dry weather or not.  I've never had the problem with shaving the dome.  Just the face.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bald_Okie on January 07, 2008, 07:46:52 AM
Thanks, SlyBros! It's time to ditch the bic and make the switch!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on January 07, 2008, 07:51:07 AM
Thanks, SlyBros! It's time to ditch the bic and make the switch!
Sweet Okie! Hey are you in Branson, MO in your picture? It looks like the Titanic museum in Branson.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rob on January 07, 2008, 10:27:45 AM
Hey, Medic: that's one hell of a picture: great shine you got goin on there!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bald_Okie on January 08, 2008, 07:55:51 AM
Nick - Yes, that pic was taken in Branson, MO. Have you been?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on January 08, 2008, 08:47:32 AM
Nick - Yes, that pic was taken in Branson, MO. Have you been?

I thought that was Branson! Heck yea Okie we go every year. We are only about 3 hrs away here in Arkansas. I love Branson and Silver Dollar City!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bald_Okie on January 08, 2008, 02:39:50 PM

I thought that was Branson! Heck yea Okie we go every year. We are only about 3 hrs away here in Arkansas. I love Branson and Silver Dollar City!
[/quote]

Have you been to the Titanic Museum? It's well worth the trip for the History buffs.   O0 Although I wouldn't recommend it for children under 10.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on January 09, 2008, 10:05:14 PM
Have you been to the Titanic Museum? It's well worth the trip for the History buffs.   O0 Although I wouldn't recommend it for children under 10.


Sure I have been to the titanic museum. I think it is killer. I like how they give u the identity of a real person. Well worth the time.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BBatts on January 22, 2008, 09:42:13 AM
Hey, new to the site and relatively new to shaving my head.  I've tried the Extreme3 disposables (worked great) the Mach 3 (worked better), the HeadBlade (great feel, too many knicks), and the Fusion (close shave, but because the blade head is so big, it does not contour as good as the Mach 3).  So as of now, I am sticking with the Mach 3, but headblade also just came out with a triple blade, so I am waiting for a pack of those to arrive.  I am thinking with the ergonomical feel of the headblade, and the shave quality of three blades, I may have found a winner.

I've had much success with the Schick Quattro disposable blade (3 in a pack), but I would have to say the Mach 3 (MP3) blade is a little better. The one advantage to the Quattro is that it's cheaper ($6.89).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on January 22, 2008, 08:14:29 PM
Have you been to the Titanic Museum? It's well worth the trip for the History buffs.   O0 Although I wouldn't recommend it for children under 10.


Sure I have been to the titanic museum. I think it is killer. I like how they give u the identity of a real person. Well worth the time.
Saw the display twice, Tampa and the US opening in Memphis; very sobering but a great exibit
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ryebread on February 04, 2008, 02:32:03 PM
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but the last two times I shaved my head I had to switch from the head blade I just bought to the Power Fusion that I have been shaving my face with for a while now. It seems that when I take a stroke that almost no hair comes off with the head blade. Also I know I can't be the only one that has a lumpy head. It seems like no matter how many stroke I take the blade just wont get a smooth shave in some of the dips. Any Ideas?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SLYinKC on February 04, 2008, 04:07:03 PM
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but the last two times I shaved my head I had to switch from the head blade I just bought to the Power Fusion that I have been shaving my face with for a while now. It seems that when I take a stroke that almost no hair comes off with the head blade. Also I know I can't be the only one that has a lumpy head. It seems like no matter how many stroke I take the blade just wont get a smooth shave in some of the dips. Any Ideas?



I had the same problem with the Headblade.  That, along with the cuts, made me give up on the Headblade.  It doesn't matter what you use, just find what works for you.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Mikekoz13 on February 05, 2008, 05:17:11 AM
RYEBREAD-

                 Did you recently change b;ade types/brands or the HB? I changed a while back to doubles and tore up my scalp... back to the triples and no problem. i also have a bit of a "wavy" bean and just slow down in those areas or shave in multiple directions.

And then there is the obvious and I hesitate to even mention it..... make sure whenyou loaded the blade you put it in facing the correct direction.... ::)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ryebread on February 05, 2008, 08:58:30 PM
RYEBREAD-

                 Did you recently change b;ade types/brands or the HB? I changed a while back to doubles and tore up my scalp... back to the triples and no problem. i also have a bit of a "wavy" bean and just slow down in those areas or shave in multiple directions.

And then there is the obvious and I hesitate to even mention it..... make sure whenyou loaded the blade you put it in facing the correct direction.... ::)
Well I only used the triple blade that it came with and it was already loaded. I tried the multiple direction thing it just seems like the blade can't get into the dip. I mean i feel which way it's growing and shave the oppisite way using multiple strokes and it won't get it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Irishdeerhunter on February 17, 2008, 02:21:43 AM
I talk to a lot of guys who shave their head.  It seems that it's becoming a more popular thing to do now, or I'm just noticing it more.  Anyways, I usually ask what razor they use to shave their head.

The number one answer I get is...you guessed it...the Mach 3.

Now, I don't use the Mach 3.  In fact, I don't even use a straight razor.  Instead, I use a Remington!  That's right...I use an electric razor!  It's the only way to go for me.  I get just as smooth of a shave as using a Mach 3, but without the cuts and razor burn.  Plus, the overall cost is much cheaper in the long run.

Tell us, what do you use?

Hi Tyler

Just curious as to your routine for head shaving with the electric razor.  I managed to unearth a rather antiquated Remington electric razor and I am considering trying it instead of shaving my head with the Mach 3 razor. 

Cheers
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Barbarian on February 18, 2008, 09:20:46 AM
Hey Bro's

I've just changed over to a Fusion from a Mach 3 and I am happy with the improved closeness it gives me, quicker and smoother shave, gotta be good !!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on February 20, 2008, 12:36:01 AM
I talk to a lot of guys who shave their head.  It seems that it's becoming a more popular thing to do now, or I'm just noticing it more.  Anyways, I usually ask what razor they use to shave their head.

The number one answer I get is...you guessed it...the Mach 3.

Now, I don't use the Mach 3.  In fact, I don't even use a straight razor.  Instead, I use a Remington!  That's right...I use an electric razor!  It's the only way to go for me.  I get just as smooth of a shave as using a Mach 3, but without the cuts and razor burn.  Plus, the overall cost is much cheaper in the long run.

Tell us, what do you use?

I now use the HeadBlade, but the electric was a good stepping stone for me when I decided to take it all the way down to the skin.  I used the remington that I mentioned in that post and then that died on me so I moved to the Philips Cool Skin 7700.  It worked better but neither gets as close as you using a blade.

Hi Tyler

Just curious as to your routine for head shaving with the electric razor.  I managed to unearth a rather antiquated Remington electric razor and I am considering trying it instead of shaving my head with the Mach 3 razor. 

Cheers
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: skinhead002 on February 20, 2008, 07:46:20 AM
Ive tried a variety of razors over the years including the Mach series and have always returned to the Schick Extreme.  The blade bends laterally, where the Gillette does, and it really does a good job on my scalp.  I've tried both types of electrics and have never had much succuss with them.  I use a rotary head to do touchups in my patrl car if I missed a spot.  You get some great looks when shavng your head in public by the way.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Irishdeerhunter on February 22, 2008, 03:29:50 AM
I talk to a lot of guys who shave their head.  It seems that it's becoming a more popular thing to do now, or I'm just noticing it more.  Anyways, I usually ask what razor they use to shave their head.

The number one answer I get is...you guessed it...the Mach 3.

Now, I don't use the Mach 3.  In fact, I don't even use a straight razor.  Instead, I use a Remington!  That's right...I use an electric razor!  It's the only way to go for me.  I get just as smooth of a shave as using a Mach 3, but without the cuts and razor burn.  Plus, the overall cost is much cheaper in the long run.

Tell us, what do you use?

I now use the HeadBlade, but the electric was a good stepping stone for me when I decided to take it all the way down to the skin.  I used the remington that I mentioned in that post and then that died on me so I moved to the Philips Cool Skin 7700.  It worked better but neither gets as close as you using a blade.

Hi Tyler

Just curious as to your routine for head shaving with the electric razor.  I managed to unearth a rather antiquated Remington electric razor and I am considering trying it instead of shaving my head with the Mach 3 razor. 

Cheers

Thanks for info Tyler
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on February 22, 2008, 05:55:50 PM
You're welcome!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: slickmick on February 23, 2008, 07:24:31 AM
I'm a Quattro non-disposable man all the way.  Believe it or not, I get FOUR MONTHS out of a blade, shaving head and face against the grain four times aweek.  I find them most "irratating" when they're new, for the first two weeks or so.  Once they dull down a little, they're perfect for three and a half months or so, then they get too dull.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nixx on February 27, 2008, 12:04:45 PM
I'm the new guy here, so I'll letcha all know what I do:

When I first started shaving-and up until just a couple months ago-I used the Mach 3.  Always worked perfectly for me.  I tried the Quattro once and absolutely hated it.  Even with the extra blade it didn't seem to work all that well at all.  Obviously this is my head, so this in no way means it doesn't work for the rest of you guys...  Anyhow, recently I've changed over to a Panasonic Wet/Dry electric razor, and I must say that I get just as close with it as I did with the Mach 3. 

A couple caveats though...  To get this closest shave they tell you to use it in the shower.  This is how I've always shaved, so that didn't change my routine.  I can't speak for how close it would get out of the shower...  With my particular razor you really want to maintain your melon every couple days when you have very short stubble.  I have found that it takes more time and effort if you let your junk get too long.  For most of us, this isn't a problem since we shave every couple days as it is. 

The thing that I like most about it is that its self cleaning.  When I'm finished, I rinse it off and put it in the base.  It gets charged, cleaned and dried.  When I'm ready to use it, the razor is fresh for my next use.  If you do use it in the shower, you still need shave cream for lubrication.  This isn't an issue for dry shaving...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 27, 2008, 02:33:59 PM
RYEBREAD-

                 Did you recently change b;ade types/brands or the HB? I changed a while back to doubles and tore up my scalp... back to the triples and no problem. i also have a bit of a "wavy" bean and just slow down in those areas or shave in multiple directions.

And then there is the obvious and I hesitate to even mention it..... make sure whenyou loaded the blade you put it in facing the correct direction.... ::)
Well I only used the triple blade that it came with and it was already loaded. I tried the multiple direction thing it just seems like the blade can't get into the dip. I mean i feel which way it's growing and shave the oppisite way using multiple strokes and it won't get it.

Try a different blade, such as the Atra or Sensor.  I "tested" the HB triple before they put them on the market, and it didn't do anything for me.  I couldn't tell that I had shaved.  The Atra works best for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ice4life on February 27, 2008, 06:28:48 PM
the inexpensive atra blades work for me too
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on March 02, 2008, 08:52:53 PM
I like the Sensor's alot more than the Atra's now that I have used them. They are way more forgiving.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ryebread on March 03, 2008, 02:10:25 AM
I like the Sensor's alot more than the Atra's now that I have used them. They are way more forgiving.
Forgiving in what way?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on March 03, 2008, 09:24:25 AM
I like the Sensor's alot more than the Atra's now that I have used them. They are way more forgiving.
Forgiving in what way?

They are less likely to cut you than the Atra blades due to the way the cartridge is designed.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on March 03, 2008, 07:50:52 PM
I like the Sensor's alot more than the Atra's now that I have used them. They are way more forgiving.
Forgiving in what way?

They are less likely to cut you than the Atra blades due to the way the cartridge is designed.

Right on! Thanks Ty. They are alot softer than Atras. The only two times I gauged my head shaving was with Atras. The first cut took quite a hunk out and left a scar.  >:(
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Prey521 on March 08, 2008, 01:07:52 AM
I use the HB Sport with Personna TriFlexxx razors from WalMart.  I use one of my wifes Personna triple edge razors for clean up.  Leaves me nice and smooooooooooth.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JDog on March 08, 2008, 05:11:52 AM
Whatever razor that you use, the desired end result of a smooth slick dome is what counts eh!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmay on March 08, 2008, 02:39:05 PM
Im tellin y'all....Potato peelers work wonders!


Timmayyyyyyyyyy!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: stewy on March 18, 2008, 08:47:12 PM
I talk to a lot of guys who shave their head.  It seems that it's becoming a more popular thing to do now, or I'm just noticing it more.  Anyways, I usually ask what razor they use to shave their head.

The number one answer I get is...you guessed it...the Mach 3.

Now, I don't use the Mach 3.  In fact, I don't even use a straight razor.  Instead, I use a Remington!  That's right...I use an electric razor!  It's the only way to go for me.  I get just as smooth of a shave as using a Mach 3, but without the cuts and razor burn.  Plus, the overall cost is much cheaper in the long run.

Tell us, what do you use?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Mikekoz13 on March 19, 2008, 10:18:32 AM
This morning I pulled out my old Sensor that i used before I got my Fusion. I had a new blade in the drawer so I loaded it and shaved my face with it this AM. Nice shave.... about as nice as the Fusion. I like the Fusion but the blade prices are ridiculous. I may go back to somrthing more reasonably priced for the face..... for the noggin' I'm staying with the Headblade Sport.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on March 19, 2008, 10:44:06 AM
This morning I pulled out my old Sensor that i used before I got my Fusion. I had a new blade in the drawer so I loaded it and shaved my face with it this AM. Nice shave.... about as nice as the Fusion. I like the Fusion but the blade prices are ridiculous. I may go back to something more reasonably priced for the face.

I totally agree Mike. I have an unopened Fusion in my cabinet. Warhawk?, lol.
I find I get a perfectly fine face shave with my Atra or Sensor. I will occasionally use my Mach III. I don't buy in to the theory that more blades equal a better shave. I think it's overkill.
I definitely can't see spending the extra money on them.

You may also want to try some of the generic Sensor types for the face. See which one works best. You can save some money there.

Keep it smooth, bro!

Joe

 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BBatts on April 01, 2008, 01:31:16 PM
The Gillette Fusion rocks
with a bit of head lube
I've started using the Gillette Fusion and I agree, it's an amazing razor. The Fusion shave cream is very good to.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: parksie on April 10, 2008, 09:21:47 PM
I have used 5 razors the fusion power and manual the all of the mach3's.  The fusion manual was my primary razor up until about 3 weeks ago I started using the headblade sport with the sensor excel blades.  The atras tore my scalp up bad!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Shifty84 on April 22, 2008, 06:48:52 PM
Well I just shaved my head for the first time today. I did a lot of research and decided to go with the HB Sport, it started out nice but then I got impatient and used the Mach3 to take care of business. I went against the grain so we'll see what the consequences are in a couple days...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul56 on April 22, 2008, 07:19:34 PM
The Mach 3 is a good one for me. It's cheaper than the Fusion and shaves almost as smoothly.

I've been shaving my head since about 1978. Back then, a Norelco would shave about as well as a blade. My hair texture has changed as natural male pattern baldness set in. Now, electric razors just don't seem to cut it- so to speak.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on April 22, 2008, 07:28:05 PM
paul56:  welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  post up in the INTRODUCTION section of the forum so that we can give ya a proper welcome. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on April 22, 2008, 07:30:43 PM
Well I just shaved my head for the first time today. I did a lot of research and decided to go with the HB Sport, it started out nice but then I got impatient and used the Mach3 to take care of business. I went against the grain so we'll see what the consequences are in a couple days...
shifty84: welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  so... how do U like your 1st day with a smoooooth noggin'?  U look like a natural.  post up in the INTRODUCTION section of the forum so that we can give ya a proper welcome. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on April 23, 2008, 02:16:51 AM
Well I just shaved my head for the first time today. I did a lot of research and decided to go with the HB Sport, it started out nice but then I got impatient and used the Mach3 to take care of business. I went against the grain so we'll see what the consequences are in a couple days...

It looks great dude!  Welcome to Sly Bald Guys!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on April 23, 2008, 02:17:25 AM
The Mach 3 is a good one for me. It's cheaper than the Fusion and shaves almost as smoothly.

I've been shaving my head since about 1978. Back then, a Norelco would shave about as well as a blade. My hair texture has changed as natural male pattern baldness set in. Now, electric razors just don't seem to cut it- so to speak.

Paul, welcome to Sly Bald Guys! 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jusbnme on April 23, 2008, 05:54:40 AM
Welcome Paul. 

1978, huh?  Man, I bet you have some good tips and advice for us.   O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tommo on April 25, 2008, 02:38:30 PM
Cant fault gillette ........i use the mach 3 and the fuion with sensitive shaving gel, you cant beat it?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TheTrucker on May 17, 2008, 02:03:17 PM
I use a HeadBlade. Simple, easy to use, and a more natural hand position.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on May 20, 2008, 01:28:09 PM
HeadBlade Sport with Gillette Sensor Blades on it
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: HeadbladerBob on June 04, 2008, 02:05:10 PM
I use the Headblade.  I have used conventional razors and even an electric (big mistake).


 :@`
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nick912 on June 04, 2008, 07:33:14 PM
I use the Headblade.  I have used conventional razors and even an electric (big mistake).


 :@`

I love the electric. I believe that the high end foil type not the rotary head electrics are the key. I have a braun 360 and it rocks!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BJ on June 04, 2008, 07:46:47 PM
The Mach 3 is a good one for me. It's cheaper than the Fusion and shaves almost as smoothly.
I get an excellent headshave with Mach3 blades. Given the rising cost of living, I see no reason to waste my money on a more expensive blade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on June 04, 2008, 09:14:05 PM
The Mach 3 is a good one for me. It's cheaper than the Fusion and shaves almost as smoothly.
I get an excellent headshave with Mach3 blades. Given the rising cost of living, I see no reason to waste my money on a more expensive blade.
hey bj:  if the mach3 works than stick with it.  i've tried the mach3 several times but the fusion gets me the smoooothest.  U  R  lucky that the mach3 works 4 ya. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: nomad on June 05, 2008, 01:35:01 PM
I just tried the sensor blades on my HB and I'm not happy I have scraped the hell out of my head. I'm gonna stay with my HB trips for mowing the bulk of it down and my fusion as a trimmer for the spots I can't get with the HB.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Mr.Gleam on June 07, 2008, 07:46:24 PM
I started off using the electic 3-head razor, but since last week I've been using the mach 3 turbo along with headslick for a slick smooth dome. Takes me 20 minutes for the full shower and shave - without a mirror.... I go by feel.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: FR8TRAIN on June 11, 2008, 05:43:35 PM
I started off with the Schick Extreme III. Very good disposable for the first timer since the blades flex and give a good clean shave. I have since "grown up" and moved on to the HeadBlade which I have been using for just over a week and I am completely stunned at the smooth shave I get with it. And it takes 10 minutes less time to shave my head now.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: FR8TRAIN on June 11, 2008, 05:46:13 PM
I just tried the sensor blades on my HB and I'm not happy I have scraped the hell out of my head. I'm gonna stay with my HB trips for mowing the bulk of it down and my fusion as a trimmer for the spots I can't get with the HB.

Try the Sensor3 cartridges. I've had great resuts with them.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: nomad on June 11, 2008, 05:47:09 PM
I just tried the sensor blades on my HB and I'm not happy I have scraped the hell out of my head. I'm gonna stay with my HB trips for mowing the bulk of it down and my fusion as a trimmer for the spots I can't get with the HB.

Try the Sensor3 cartridges. I've had great resuts with them.




Thats what I used
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: FR8TRAIN on June 11, 2008, 05:52:18 PM
I just tried the sensor blades on my HB and I'm not happy I have scraped the hell out of my head. I'm gonna stay with my HB trips for mowing the bulk of it down and my fusion as a trimmer for the spots I can't get with the HB.

Try the Sensor3 cartridges. I've had great resuts with them.




Thats what I used

Sorry to hear that. Best to stick to what works for you.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: poppany75 on June 11, 2008, 06:14:43 PM
im new to the site. great site. i use the gillette fusion power with the clear skin hydra gel and hydra soothe after shave balm. been using for about a year. works great for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: GASlick on June 11, 2008, 06:39:54 PM
Many of you know that I have been a big fan of the fusion.

Recently, the CVS has Mach3 razors on sale.  So I picked one up and I gotta tell you....works just as well for me.  Think I'm gonna use that for a while.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razor X on June 11, 2008, 06:45:08 PM
Many of you know that I have been a big fan of the fusion.

Recently, the CVS has Mach3 razors on sale.  So I picked one up and I gotta tell you....works just as well for me.  Think I'm gonna use that for a while.

Told ya.   ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on June 15, 2008, 04:47:41 AM
I really like the Schick xtreme 3 disposables, but would like to find the Schick Xtreme 3 system (non-disposable) just because I don't like the lightweight feel of disposable razors.  Has anyone seen these in the stores lately.  I can find the blades but not the handle.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rob on June 15, 2008, 07:56:28 AM
I use the extreme 3 disposables, but over here they're made my wilkinson sword - same  brand name though.  Didnt know they did non-disposable: would be interested in finding them myself, as i love the way the blade bends into the contours of the head: gives a very good shave.

Sometimes I then finish up with my MachIII but extreme 3 are so good I don't always bother. O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on June 15, 2008, 08:08:22 AM
Rob,

Try this link for Xtreme 3 System in the UK.

http://www.needblades.co.uk/index.asp?function=DISPLAYCAT&catid=21

Cheers,

Red
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rob on June 15, 2008, 08:15:24 AM
Thanks Red, that's great. O0

had no idea they did non-disposables 8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razor X on June 15, 2008, 08:17:52 AM
Thanks Red, that's great. O0

had no idea they did non-disposables 8)

The disposables are more common.  I think they may be phasing out the non-disposables.  And I wonder if Gilette has got the same thing in mind for the Mach III now that they've introduced a disposable version of that razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on June 15, 2008, 08:20:58 AM
I hate the wimpy feel of a disposable.  When I'm shaving in the shower I like the heft of something substantial in my hand and I like my razor to have a bit of weight to it as well  :*))  :*))  :*))
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rob on June 15, 2008, 10:40:51 AM
I hate the wimpy feel of a disposable.  When I'm shaving in the shower I like the heft of something substantial in my hand and I like my razor to have a bit of weight to it as well  :*))  :*))  :*))

same here!! :D :*))
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BJ on June 15, 2008, 11:01:49 AM
I hate the wimpy feel of a disposable. 
There are many new disposables out on the market. Have you tried the  Gillette Mach3 Jetables or Gillette CustomPlus Sensor3?

Those are NOT wimpy at all. It's NOT wise to make generalizations about shaving systems. I'd advise you NOT to call something wimpy if you haven't given it a try.

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Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on June 15, 2008, 11:42:43 AM
I hate the wimpy feel of a disposable. 
There are many new disposables out on the market. Have you tried the  Gillette Mach3 Jetables or Gillette CustomPlus Sensor3?

Those are NOT wimpy at all. It's NOT wise to make generalizations about shaving systems. I'd advise you NOT to call something wimpy if you haven't given it a try.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fecx.images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F51mfwaJzoEL._SS500_.jpg&hash=bc487c3864618fd2243c179344930095)

I definitely need to try these out. I use the HeadBlade, but I always need a regular old razor to touch up the area around my ears and sideburns
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on June 15, 2008, 12:59:23 PM
BJ, you're right.  I shouldn't generalize, 'cause I haven't tried every disposable razor on the market.  I'll pick up a pack of your favs and give them an unbiased trial.  I do however doubt that any all-plastic disposables have the weight in the handle that I'm used to.  I started shaving at thirteen (that was in 1964).  Way back then, in the olden days, we had all metal razors with double edge safety blades.  So come on now, be nice to your elders.   ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on June 16, 2008, 11:47:11 AM
Thanks Red, that's great. O0

had no idea they did non-disposables 8)

Rob, finally found myself a Schick Xtreme 3 (System) with replaceable blades.  It was quite a task.  Considering the product choice we ought to have here in the US the companies really dictate what we can actually buy.  I'll report back next week after I've received the razor and used it.  Replacement blades are readily available.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: KentBaldGuy on June 16, 2008, 02:25:27 PM
I use Wilkinson Sword Extreme 3 with changeable heads, and I'm just trialling Gillette Fusion (5 blade) but the improvement is only very marginal and doesn't justify the price premium. I like the Gillette Mach3 Power as well.

Ironically, for my face I use a rechargeable shaver as wet blades always nick my face - they don't do that on my head though.

Tony
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on June 16, 2008, 02:33:55 PM
I think I'm going to try my new Braun electric out tonight. I just shaved last night, so I'm hoping shaving tonight doesn't give me too much irritation. I've never shaved two days in a row, so wish me luck!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rob on June 16, 2008, 04:24:40 PM

Rob, finally found myself a Schick Xtreme 3 (System) with replaceable blades.  It was quite a task.  Considering the product choice we ought to have here in the US the companies really dictate what we can actually buy.  I'll report back next week after I've received the razor and used it.  Replacement blades are readily available.

Good one, Red: look forward to see how you get on with them.  I had a look locally today, but think I'll need to get to the bigger stores to find them, or the internet.

maybe I'll wait till you test em out for me!! O0 8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on June 17, 2008, 07:13:17 AM
I hate the wimpy feel of a disposable. 
There are many new disposables out on the market. Have you tried the  Gillette Mach3 Jetables or Gillette CustomPlus Sensor3?
Those are NOT wimpy at all.

BJ, got a pack of the Custom Plus 3s and tried one out this morning.  Though the weight of the razor is still what I'd call 'lightweight' the shave is very, very good.  I'm going to do my complete headshave in the morning with this razor and I'll let you know how it does.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on June 17, 2008, 09:41:52 AM
I just picked up a pack of the Custom 3 plus this week. Going to give them a shot.

One thing I have found is these razors are great for cleanup. The last couple of days I have been doing a quick scraping with the Custom plus double after I'm done with my HeadBlade, and I have to say I've been getting smoother than smooth lately.
Try the Custom plus with lubricating oils, guys. Gives a good shave, and the oils really help with keeping irritation at bay, especially when going against the grain.

I'll let you know how it goes with the Custom 3.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: buuckkweet on July 01, 2008, 06:40:44 PM
HeadBlade for the main stuff and use a Mach 3 Turbo for shaving around the ears. 8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on July 01, 2008, 09:09:11 PM
I tried a pack of the custom 3 plus razors out this weekend. Very impressed! However, the base of my neck did suffer the slightest irritation, although this was most likely due to going against the grain for the first couple of times. The rest of my head did just fine, though. Good call, BJ!

I will still use my HB, but the custom 3 plus is my new backup
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on July 02, 2008, 08:20:11 AM
I still have a partial pack of the Gillette Custom Plus 3s.  They are great for touching-up, as they're not as wide as my Schick Xtreme 3.  The Custom Plus is easier to manuever around the ears, which is where I have the most problems.

Red
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Zook on July 07, 2008, 09:11:13 AM
In order of ones I've tried:

1. Fusion - Great shave, never got so much as a nick. I do find myself having to go over spots quite a few times however.
2. Headblade Sport - Constant nicks and cuts, not for my head.
3. Panasonic 8043 - Great shave, no irritation on my head but another story for my neck.
4. Atra - Close shave, but near same results as the Headblade Sport.
5. Mach 3 - Picked up this morning, will update tomorrow.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: J Digory on July 07, 2008, 06:43:26 PM
What is the point of a vibrating razor blade? Who's bright idea was it to take 5 razors and make them shake violently? Come on...this doesn't help you cut your whiskers!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Mclovin on July 10, 2008, 03:54:24 PM
Just started shaving me noggin and tried the Headblade and now am into the Fusion. Headblade shave cream is my choice. Have a restaurant in the Pittsburgh are and want to have a SLY BALD GUYS NITE anyone have ideas on what to do. Open for any suggestions.
Thanks Brothers
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: J Digory on July 11, 2008, 12:53:10 AM
Offer a discount to any ladies with a bald guy?
Have some food specials that are shaped round and smooth? ok, maybe not that one.
Come up with a drink called the Sly Bald Guy and really push it that night?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Zook on July 11, 2008, 12:57:37 AM
I would hold a St. Baldrick's event ;)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Cy on July 16, 2008, 01:57:43 PM
Just switched back to Headblade with Sensor Excel for Women.... 10 pack for $5 on the Walgreens clearance shelf.

The guy who checked me out was sly, too....

We're taking over.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BJ on July 16, 2008, 02:05:33 PM
Just switched back to Headblade with Sensor Excel for Women.... 10 pack for $5 on the Walgreens clearance shelf.

The guy who checked me out was sly, too....

We're taking over.

Sensor Excel for woman??
My local store had a clearance on Venus disposables. Very cheap but I wasn't gonna put a blade meant for ladies private parts near my bald head.

Hey Cy, if it works for you, that's cool.  O0
And with the way the economy is going I won't be shaving with hot water water for long.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Argyle on July 16, 2008, 02:40:42 PM
I have always one and off been a mach III guy, tried the fusion but just didnt get on with it
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Zook on July 16, 2008, 03:00:32 PM
I'm trying about everything.

Atra = Always get a nick.
Headblade = Always get a nick.
Schick Quattro Titanium = Got one nick using it. Not bad, but for the price I'll stick with the Fusion or Mach3.
Mach3 = Nick free, more drag than the Fusion.
Fusion = Nick free + expensive.

Right now I'm combining the Mach3 with the Venus Divine blades (yes, the women's ones). I have to say, they do seem to bring the quality up to par with the Fusion and bring the cost down... I'm liking this combo so far. The Divine blades that I'm using are bluish and have a rounded design so they get in all the grooves of my head better. Also works great on the neck area (both front and back). The only drawback is the distance from the front of the cartridge to the first blade (could be tricky getting under the nose).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Cy on July 17, 2008, 06:10:56 PM
"Sensor Excel for woman??"

The only difference is they're made with light blue plastic instead of black.... I bet they'd look good on the HeadBlade Clear.... (Tyler, I still want one....)

lol

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Michael on July 18, 2008, 10:24:14 PM
I have been using the Gillette Fusion.  I used a Headblade Sport until it chewed up my neck fat roll. Ouch!!!  :Xo!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmay on July 19, 2008, 06:43:59 AM
whats wrong with using a blade made for a woman?  Most of the time they are designed to give them a nice slick clean cut for their legs.  I have used my wife's blades a few times and I will say...less clogs and a smooth cut.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: J Digory on July 21, 2008, 12:12:11 AM
Maybe they fear the girl cooties, which would obviously be on anything made for girls, too. :P If a lady's razor did the best job on my head I would use it. But then again I wouldn't go out of my way to find out if it was the best, unless I had some serious trouble shaving my dome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: slyinglide on August 12, 2008, 03:01:03 AM
Maybe they fear the girl cooties, which would obviously be on anything made for girls, too. :P If a lady's razor did the best job on my head I would use it. But then again I wouldn't go out of my way to find out if it was the best, unless I had some serious trouble shaving my dome.

They fear what they don't know.......I have in the past been in the shower, rushing to groom myself because I am again running late to get somewhere important, and reached over and grabbed the Girlfriends Venus leg razor and defuzzed the DOME, and I have been very surprised at the smoothness of the shave it gave me. Had it been used before? Don't know and don't care. It was there and it worked great.  Did I go out and buy them for myself, Hell No.  I live in a house with my girl friend and her 2 teenage daughters, they would have disappeared the moment I entered the door from the store.  I'll stick with my Mach3, at least they don't borrow it to shave their legs and what ever else they are shaving with,  as far as I know.   
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gardner179 on August 12, 2008, 01:44:41 PM
Have just started using the new king of shaves azor razor, after using the headblade  i find this razor much more forgiving. this razor has only been on sale in the uk for the last week or so, it may not be available in the states yet. This is a very forgiving razor. it has four blades like the fusion but the blades are a lot cheaper, The razor handle is what makes this razor so flexible,it gives a remarkable shave with no nicks, I , finishinguse it with king of shaves kintexium shaving oil, finishing of with Headlube matt.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on August 12, 2008, 01:48:43 PM
We American Baldies hate it when you Brit Baldies get something first that we can't buy.  :Xo!

SimplyRed  :*))  :*))  :*))
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Zook on August 12, 2008, 03:39:51 PM
I have one :)

Didn't work out too well for me though... but it's cool being one of, if not the only guy in the US with one. O:O
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on August 12, 2008, 03:40:45 PM
I have one :)

Grrrrr  :Xo!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Zook on August 12, 2008, 03:41:59 PM
Wanna buy it? I have extra blades too! :D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tor on August 13, 2008, 12:29:02 PM
Just joined here today. Nice site. Using the Fusion. Blades are expensive though.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Zook on August 13, 2008, 01:09:24 PM
Before I found a method that worked for me using the Headblade I found a guy on ebay selling the Fusion blades for just under $65 shipped for a pack of 40 if that helps.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on August 13, 2008, 04:08:26 PM
hey tor:  welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  post up an intro in the INTRODUCTION section of the forum so that we can give ya a proper welcome. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Brkeatr on August 13, 2008, 04:39:23 PM
Welcome tor........
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: smoothpate on August 22, 2008, 12:39:45 PM
When I started shaving, I used the Gillette Atra disposable on my head for a couple of weeks then I started using the regular Atra, which I was using for just my face, for both my face and head. Then I switched to the Mach III which I still use.

I tried the Fusion, but even though it has more blades it seemed to take more work to get as smooth of a shave as the Mach III. Also the cost of blades was a turn off, since I go through one blade a week. Plus I had a bit of an accident with the Fusion. I was in a hurry one day and the razor slipped out of my hand, went up in the air, I tried to duck out of the way but it came down with the single blade side giving the top of my ear a nice little slice. Man do ear cuts bleed!!!!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: IRONHORSE on August 30, 2008, 12:05:01 AM
I've been shaving my head for over 10 years now, and for a very long time, I used a Mach 3, and was quite happy with it.
 
I received a Head Blade as a gift awhile back and used it only a handful of times before abandoning it. It usually caused rather gruesome injuries, no matter how careful I tried to be. And if I was in a hurry (as in the first time I used it,) I looked like a refugee from a horror film. I am convinced that the Head Blade is not a shaving accoutrement, it is an instrument of torture and disfigurement, obviously invented by someone who hates bald people.

When my Mach 3 finally gave up the ghost recently, I got a Schick Quattro Titanium. It gives an amazingly close shave, but tends to retain gunk between the blades pretty badly. To this end, I use an old toothbrush (one that looks NOTHING like the one I use to brush my teeth with...to avoid a seriously gross moment!) to help keep it clean.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: agassi on August 30, 2008, 07:12:23 AM
i use headblade but im starting to use my mach 3 alot
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mazeone on September 04, 2008, 09:11:03 AM
The only one I have used is the Headblade.  Been shaving now for a couple of months.  Was real careful at first to avoid carnage.  Now that I have gotten used to it I can sling that little sucker around my head like a race car with no damage to the dome.  I love how it contours my hand, just like rubbing my hand over my scalp. O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bald-n-Philly on September 11, 2008, 06:50:56 PM
Peace to the Sly Bros.,

Headblade used to be my bread and butter, but  I'm getting addicted to fusion power. Incredible shave, with no effort. Great handling around the ears. I got a permanent scar behind my right ear from the H.B., it's has to be my 2nd string for now on. Fusion has the start definitely.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Anvil on September 14, 2008, 07:33:22 PM
I have been using the Head Blade for a little over a week and found it very easy, I do want to look into some shaving oils, and after product though. Paul
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: crewthe on September 15, 2008, 03:55:31 PM
i started out with the disposable stick razors but they suck and i am sick of them I then tried the headblade but it's not working like i thought it would(guess i believed the hype too much)

I'm really interested in trying an electric razor. I do have a few questions though, will i get a close shave, will it stop the irritation i get after using regular blades, if i did decide  to get an electric razor, what would be the best one to use for my head( i head foils get a close shave) but i'm wanting to know a specific brand to get.

If the electric razor doesn't work, the only option i got is that rolling razor that looks pretty neat, can you guys please help me?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: THier on September 23, 2008, 03:40:00 AM
First post,,,

Head blade all the way.

 I have had short,, slightly longer than buzzed for quite a while,, but I need to cut it about every three weeks. Well Saturday after threatening to shave it all,,, I walked down stairs, out the back back door with the clippers,,, and it was gone. Ran over my coconut with the electric razor (Braun) grabber the HB and went at it. Results looked good, but stubble was there. I decided to get HBs shave cream, and this am it is SMOOOOOOOTH, I am not associated in any way with HB, it just seemed like the safest way for me.

For you head bladers.. do you like the Atra or the Sensor blades?

Thanks,
Tom
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul on September 23, 2008, 03:52:34 AM
Welcome Tom.   Great to have you with us.  Please post up in the introduction section so the other sly guys can welcome you as well.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Hellboy on September 24, 2008, 03:36:12 PM
Gillette Fusion Power........its smooth, gives a closer shave & fast !!! all it takes me is ~8 strokes (4 front & 4 back); 2 on the sides. Gillette Mach 3 turbo is not bad either.  8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Brkeatr on September 24, 2008, 03:51:58 PM
Gillette Fusion Power........its smooth, gives a closer shave & fast !!! all it takes me is ~8 strokes (4 front & 4 back); 2 on the sides. Gillette Mach 3 turbo is not bad either.  8)

Ditto that O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: time2shine on September 24, 2008, 05:07:25 PM
Gillette Fusion Power........its smooth, gives a closer shave & fast !!! all it takes me is ~8 strokes (4 front & 4 back); 2 on the sides. Gillette Mach 3 turbo is not bad either.  8)

Welcome, Hellboy!  Looks good dude.
Post up in the intro section, when you get a chance.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Hellboy on September 25, 2008, 06:33:32 AM
Gillette Fusion Power........its smooth, gives a closer shave & fast !!! all it takes me is ~8 strokes (4 front & 4 back); 2 on the sides. Gillette Mach 3 turbo is not bad either.  8)

Welcome, Hellboy!  Looks good dude.
Post up in the intro section, when you get a chance.

Thanx time2shine........jus started exploring slybaldguys yesterday !!! will post an intro soon........
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on September 25, 2008, 10:04:43 AM
I have a new favorite razor.
I made a brass knob for my Merkur Progress and the added weight at the end of the handle made a great razor even better.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm4.static.flickr.com%2F3039%2F2870257995_345584c1a0.jpg&hash=60ecc6e97d5ed344b4eb5b5bf1062ee9)
I've added fluting to my knobs
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm4.static.flickr.com%2F3094%2F2890053265_b3c5bcbf02.jpg&hash=3fe610db134a70c1cbb1f9d4b6b4db45)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: time2shine on September 25, 2008, 04:17:52 PM
I have a new favorite razor.
I made a brass knob for my Merkur Progress and the added weight at the end of the handle made a great razor even better.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm4.static.flickr.com%2F3039%2F2870257995_345584c1a0.jpg&hash=60ecc6e97d5ed344b4eb5b5bf1062ee9)

Dang.. nice man.  That is some sweet MacGyver alteration right there.
Closer shave, glides over the noggin, or less irration?  Or all of the above?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Hysteria on September 27, 2008, 08:58:53 PM
tried 'em all and the Fusion Power is by far the best (in my humble opinion anyway)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on September 30, 2008, 01:50:05 AM
Gillette Fusion Power........its smooth, gives a closer shave & fast !!! all it takes me is ~8 strokes (4 front & 4 back); 2 on the sides. Gillette Mach 3 turbo is not bad either.  8)

Welcome, Hellboy!  Looks good dude.
Post up in the intro section, when you get a chance.

Thanx time2shine........jus started exploring slybaldguys yesterday !!! will post an intro soon........


Welcome!  I've been looking for that intro...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thompson on October 02, 2008, 09:12:15 AM
I use Gillete Fusion,and I am satisfied with the results.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MattD on October 02, 2008, 12:23:03 PM
I'm on day 5 using the CVS brand M3's on my headblade. O0 Don't think i'll be going back to the HB doubs.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: HeadbladerBob on November 05, 2008, 06:37:54 AM
I have tried the Mach 3 (I like but too expensive), The Schick Quattro (Mach 3 is better though) and the Fusion (WAY TO EXPENSIVE) so I just use the Headblade.  I wish the cartridges for the Mach 3 and Fusion were not so expensive though
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on November 05, 2008, 04:53:07 PM
My main shaving razor is the HeadBlade sport, with Atra plus or Personna double blades.

I will alternate every so often with my HB classic, which I have set up with the black adapter to use with the Sensor blades.

I also throw a disposable in the mix now and then, and I recommend the Mach III or the Schick Extreme 3. These two work best for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Brkeatr on November 05, 2008, 05:32:19 PM
I have tried the Mach 3 (I like but too expensive), The Schick Quattro (Mach 3 is better though) and the Fusion (WAY TO EXPENSIVE) so I just use the Headblade.  I wish the cartridges for the Mach 3 and Fusion were not so expensive though


I guess it's all in what you consider expensive.....I buy 4 Fusion blades and they last me 2 months....I get 2 weeks out of a blade.....I spend a lot more money on other things and the noggin is not the place to scrimp.....IMO..... O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cargoguy on November 15, 2008, 12:06:39 AM
I like the Shick Extreme. The blade can curve with the formation of my scalp...works good for me. I started with the Gilette Mach 3 though...about 10 years or so ago.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: shavedGabe on November 17, 2008, 12:18:19 PM
I tend to use a HB, but due to the blade going bad (it got dull) I tossed it and now I just use Schick "comfort plus". To me its a better razor to use because I have a sensitive scalp.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PE#1 on November 17, 2008, 12:25:45 PM
I like the Shick Extreme. The blade can curve with the formation of my scalp...works good for me. I started with the Gilette Mach 3 though...about 10 years or so ago.

Same here.  I use the refillable Schick Extreme.  I started with the Mach 3 a long long while back.  Always seemed to miss spots and dull up too quick for me.  Then tried HeadBlade off and on for about a year.  Got real nicked up with it and frustrated.  Finally got the hang of it but it just proved to awkward for me in certain places on my dome.  Then I gave the Schick Extreme a try and was sold.  The way the blades bend is perfect for the "dents" and grooves on my head.  Especially right behind my ears and at the base of my neck.  Those are two spots that would always be left a little rough after a shave with any other razor.  But with the Schick Extreme I'm always left smooth.   O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BruceWillisJunior on November 17, 2008, 10:59:11 PM
I use a Headblade sport with mostly Gilette Sensor doubles ,  my dome is sensitive , I can't do no more than 2 shaves per blade and I buy in bulk, I go to Sams Wholesale  and buy the 25 count pack of Gilette Sensor for like $35.00 and that will usually last me 3 months, I shave my head every other day. When I first started out shaving my head 6 years ago I was using  a Braun Foil shaver, I was having to shave everyday and it took like 15 minutes of going over and over, but it was just a basic $40.00 cheap Braun foil shaver.I've been thinking about buying a really good quality Foil shaver for Christmas because thats when a lot of models come out, I mean like a good $100  wet/dry Foil shaver, just for a change, I can always go back to the Headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Shaf on November 25, 2008, 04:59:57 PM
Been trying the KingOfShaves Razor for the past week.  Not impressed myself  :-[
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JamesCT on November 28, 2008, 11:50:21 AM
I use the Gilette Fusion. I've tried the Mach 3, Extreme 3, Old Spice 4X4, and others. They all gave me a close shave, but the Gilette Fusion gives me a close and comfortable shave.

I shave at least 4X per week ( I would do it daily but I'm often running out the door to get to work).

I use one Fusion cartridge per month. The first shaves are always the smoothest, but the blades do last.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on November 28, 2008, 01:58:01 PM
Hey Jay, welcome to SBG. Sounds like you have your routine down.
Post up an introduction in the appropriate section.

Enjoy the forum, and keep it smooth.      O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ChefMartin812 on November 30, 2008, 08:40:23 PM
I use a Mach 3 and shave every day. I change out blades once every seven days... I could probably go longer but don't want to risk a nick.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kenrh on December 03, 2008, 05:02:20 PM
Hi Guys
As a new guy to the site I have found so far that the Mach III is the way to go.  I have a Head Blade but, for me, find it cumbersome.  I can't seem to hold it properly particularly when it is slick with cream.  I really like the HeadBlade lube though.
Ken
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on December 12, 2008, 09:55:41 PM
I'm using a replated Gillette NEW head on one of my custom handles, BBS.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh3.ggpht.com%2F_6P_7INYCblE%2FSUMpflPdUwI%2FAAAAAAAAAZI%2FhBlTfILUaIE%2Fs640%2FNew%2520Handle%2520007%2520%2528Large%2529.jpg&hash=62ff9ed14c45875190a7445fd31516dd)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Shaf on December 13, 2008, 11:26:55 AM
I'm using a replated Gillette NEW head on one of my custom handles, BBS.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh3.ggpht.com%2F_6P_7INYCblE%2FSUMpflPdUwI%2FAAAAAAAAAZI%2FhBlTfILUaIE%2Fs640%2FNew%2520Handle%2520007%2520%2528Large%2529.jpg&hash=62ff9ed14c45875190a7445fd31516dd)


Ouch that looks sweet !!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DaithiSean on January 02, 2009, 05:37:29 AM
Its probably a bit of overdoing things but I use a Headblade Sport and then go over things again with a Gillette Fusion - which I then use on my face.  I find that I have to use both in order to get the completely smooth result that I'm after.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TANK25 on January 02, 2009, 08:24:40 PM
I`M another Gillette Fusion guy.It is the best razor I have used so far.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on January 02, 2009, 08:28:23 PM
I`M another Gillette Fusion guy.It is the best razor I have used so far.
hey tank:  welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  post up in the INTRODUCTION section of the forum so that we can give ya a proper welcome.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: oldkookskater on January 14, 2009, 11:25:50 AM
Fusion, also.  I tried the headblade and used it for a few months, but I kept going back to the Fusion. 

I saw another thread where the rolling razor was mentioned.  It looks interesting and might be what I try next.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Noodles on January 19, 2009, 02:10:48 PM
!B@   Has anyone tried the Gillette X-treme 3 ??

I'm a Fusion guy@ heart, but recently I had a chance to try the X-treme 3, and all I can say is WOW!

The closeness is simply, unbelievable - unlike I have ever witnessed with the power of FUSION, or the MACH, or even the HEADBLADE, for that matter..... With the X-treme, I find that I can get "BONE CLOSE" - and that, my fellow Sly Brothers, is closer than close can get for this lil' 'ol dome of mine!  O0

Not knockin' any of these brands, (or any other, for that matter), because I will still use them occasionally, but for those of you who may still be in the "experimental razor test mode", you might consider giving this razor a shot.


-Cap'n Noodles-

PS. I see quite a few posts about guys ending their shaving routine with alcohol? (I am only guessing, but I suppose most are referring to Witch Hazel brand. If wrong, someone please correct me).  Is the alcohol suppose to help with ingrown and/or irritation, or what?

Thanks, guys, for the replies / feedback in advance!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on January 19, 2009, 02:47:29 PM
Thanks for that tip on Extreme 3, I'm always willing to try another blade--H_LL I don't have to pay a barber $30 to trim the dying mop, so I have a little extra around for such matters.  On the alcohol, I started when Warhawk had a barber shave and a spray of alcohol was used.  Now I use it on my second, against the grain pass when I put the remaining creme from my brush on and really clean it up.  Smooth for 8-12 hours.  It's amazing.  I'm going to give the E3 a shot to see if I can get it to go even longer. O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Brkeatr on January 19, 2009, 04:19:23 PM
I think that just goes to show you that everyones noggin and hair is different. I use to use the Extreme 3 before the Fusion and just tried switching back for a few days last week and the Extreme 3 was lacking for me. I have always thought that what works good for some doesn't necessarily work for others and I am still holding to that thought..... :-\
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Michael on January 21, 2009, 01:48:47 PM
 Heya bros,  been at this now for what... about 6 months or so.  I have found that the "Least is more" method works best for me.  I take a nice hot shower (or if time allows) a groovin' bubble bath with the wife.  (The headblade has more than one use ;)!)  I use an Apricot scrub followed by King of Shaves Alpha gel. The stuff has built in anti-bacterials. For the cutting, I use a headblade with Atra blades, and go against the grain.  I use a Fusion for the neck meat, face and touch-ups around the ears.  After the shave, I splash on some Witch Hazel, Glossy Lube and away I go!  Seems to work well.  In the summer I use Headblades spf and keep some Bald Guyz wipes in the fridge in my classroom.  Way refreshing.  Crap!  I guess I am not all that "Least is more-ish!"  Wow!  I almost border on the bald metro!  Zoinks!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on January 25, 2009, 10:29:10 AM
I'm using a replated Gillette NEW head on one of my custom handles, BBS.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh3.ggpht.com%2F_6P_7INYCblE%2FSUMpflPdUwI%2FAAAAAAAAAZI%2FhBlTfILUaIE%2Fs640%2FNew%2520Handle%2520007%2520%2528Large%2529.jpg&hash=62ff9ed14c45875190a7445fd31516dd)


Ouch that looks sweet !!

I sold that razor and I'm now using this one.
Amboyna Burl handle with a replate Gillette NEW head with long hooks.
Made in the days when Gillette Made REAL razors.
80 years old and will still be mowing down whiskers long after all the Fusions have been tossed in the trash bin.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh6.ggpht.com%2F_6P_7INYCblE%2FSXv--1VHejI%2FAAAAAAAAAi8%2F4NLoDfMlkO8%2Fs640%2FMy%2520Razor%2520%2528Large%2529.jpg&hash=319e822d6b6da3fd7253a5fbae1757eb)
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Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rafter on January 25, 2009, 10:39:19 AM
I'm now using this one. Made in the days when Gillette Made REAL razors.
80 years old and will still be mowing down whiskers long after all the Fusions have been tossed in the trash bin.
So true, Bob. Just like everything else, they that don't make things the way they used to.
Have a few of my father's DE's. Just waiting for the courage to scrape my noggin' hair-free with one of those. Probably more sooner than later.

Lately I've been settling for just about any Gillette blade that's on sale.
Even the disposables.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: weedhead69 on January 28, 2009, 11:11:26 PM
i just use a cheap normal razor really lol the one my mom uses to shave her legs and i use colgate shaving cream and it works ok i mean it takes time and i get a few cuts but hey i am a men and can take a lil blood lol
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: time2shine on January 29, 2009, 10:14:56 AM
Welcome to the forum, weedhead.
That's a cool looking lollipop you got there.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on January 30, 2009, 06:47:26 PM
Now for you guys that are afraid of real razors
Bob's Razor Works is now producing custom Mach 3s
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Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: flatdave on March 12, 2009, 01:26:41 PM
Mach III for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: RyanJP on March 12, 2009, 05:57:08 PM
Headblade classic
Gillette Fusion
Mach 3
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: opelenvy on March 13, 2009, 07:41:42 AM
Phew.  I just finished reading 43 pages of this stuff.  It took me a couple days.
I have been using the HB Sport since I started, about four months ago.  I got the triple blades and I like the shave, but they were clogging up bad, even with Headslick and rinse every one or two strokes.  I went and got the Atra twins and tried them.  OUCH!!!  They scraped a layer of skin off my whole head, it was on fire.  My hair is pretty course and it just felt like the blade was really digging in.  comparing I could see the blades had more angle than the HB trips.  I waited a couple days to heal and very carefully tried it again.  A little better but still lots of scraping.  No more Atra for me.
I see several guys talking about the Gillette Sensor 3 on the HB with a black adapter.  I got all my HB stuff at Walgreens but have not seen the black adapter.  I would like to try the Sensors next to see if they have less clogging.
I end up banging my HB Sport against the sink to knock out all the hair.
I get maybe four or five shaves per blade before it starts to give me some rashing.  I clean up mean and do my face with the Mach 3.
The send shave I tried it in the shower but was not coordinated enough with my new HB.  Now that I am much quicker, I think I will give it another go.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: slyguyfrank on March 20, 2009, 03:18:50 PM
I just started shaving my head recently (Love It). I've been using a Mach 3, which seems to do the trick without any problems, but what do I use after the aftershave as far as lotion? Any suggestions?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: rward086 on March 21, 2009, 07:59:44 PM
I just started shaving my head recently (Love It). I've been using a Mach 3, which seems to do the trick without any problems, but what do I use after the aftershave as far as lotion? Any suggestions?

Some Bald Guyz Moisture Gel from CVS would be a good way to go. I haven't heard anything but fantastic reviews of it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Noodles on March 29, 2009, 10:12:26 PM
Guys,

Strictly through very careful experimentation, I found that the HEADBLADE also gives a real nice head job when used starting from the ears and moving upward, toward the center of the scalp. Blade must be very sharp, and you have to have your scalp EXTREMELY lubricated and move at a Precise, SLOW, Pace. If you try and rush your shave when attempting to use this method, you might end up as a Van Gogh (LOL).

Normally, (but most would NOT consider me normal- :D) I would HeadBlade my melon- with, then against the grain, then "clean it up" with the MachIII, or the Fusion. But when using the HeadBlade in the manner described above, I get the "bone close" type of shave I am looking for with the one razor. If I then feel compelled to then follow with either of the two additional razors mentioned, my head is already so smooth, my chances for nicks and cuts are virtually zero, nada, nill, so the Mach or Fusion "floats over my scalp, leaving my skin as smooth as a newborn piglet's butt. Not a pretty image, (especially if you are eating@ the moment)- LOL, but I think you get the point...  :*))

But should you try this method with your HeadBlade, Shave your normal routine (with, then against the grain) then from ear to center of scalp across your entire head, on one side, then the other. Overall, you want your hair to be as short as possible when attempting this, so as to eliminate "razor drag" as much as possible, thus cutting (ahem-no pun intended) down your chances for nicks, cuts, abrasions, scratches, and head-on collisions. But remember, take your time and GO SLOW!

-Cap'n Noodles-
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Kratos on March 31, 2009, 08:36:44 PM
The Gillette Fusion works wonders for me, I tend to cut myself with the Mach 3 or anything else. Never used the head blade yet, I plan on giving it a shot.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Perry Noia on April 01, 2009, 05:25:10 AM
Cause I'm "ghetto like that", I use an off-brand razor. No, I'm not proud of it lol. I once used a Gillette Fusion and that worked splendidly for me, so I plan on using it again once I can get my hands on it.

But yeah, the off-brand ones are cool too. They just cut a LOT more scalp than they do hair.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Baldrog on April 01, 2009, 08:49:40 AM
gillette fusion
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on April 01, 2009, 09:34:32 AM
I use the Schick Extreme 3 with changeable blades, but they are hard to find.  I'll probably transtion to the Gillette Mach 3 or Fusion full time within the next year.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Hook'Em on April 01, 2009, 10:26:50 AM
You're not a Electric man anymore Red?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sly Red on April 01, 2009, 11:16:35 AM
Well, yeah, I still use both the Panasonics (I rotate using them), but I follow-up with a blade to get it extra smooth.

Red
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Kratos on April 01, 2009, 11:30:14 AM
Sweet car Red
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: CatchWrestler101 on April 01, 2009, 11:32:33 AM
Gillette Sensor 3 Sensitive Disposables
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fproduct.expotv.com%2F2%2F8%2F4%2F284015_150x150.jpg&hash=eb65765a1b936ce99bde54e8c3f7ea32)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rev Sly on April 01, 2009, 04:27:58 PM
Gillette Fusion Phenom Manual. Have gave some thought to trying the Shick Extreme3 Cold Fusion but as yet have not pulled the trigger - when and if I do I will let you know my results. I have also tried using an electric razor but found that it only does as well as shaving with the grain - keep in mind that I am "bald by choice" so that may have some effect on my results.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on April 01, 2009, 06:04:22 PM
These.
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Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Kratos on April 01, 2009, 06:56:43 PM
Those look terrifying
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on April 04, 2009, 11:04:50 PM
Then how about this.
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Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on April 19, 2009, 07:24:17 PM
Or this one.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh4.ggpht.com%2F_6P_7INYCblE%2FSeuTqCF4K1I%2FAAAAAAAAA4Q%2Fk9E2aZbGKJQ%2Fs640%2FFrankenrazor%2520%2528Large%2529.jpg&hash=661de522182362873e591e91057c6a64)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Alexander215 on April 19, 2009, 09:11:38 PM
Or this one.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh4.ggpht.com%2F_6P_7INYCblE%2FSeuTqCF4K1I%2FAAAAAAAAA4Q%2Fk9E2aZbGKJQ%2Fs640%2FFrankenrazor%2520%2528Large%2529.jpg&hash=661de522182362873e591e91057c6a64)

I'd definitely like to buy one, just for the experience if for nothing else. I haven't seen them sold locally however.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Keven Joslin on April 20, 2009, 03:21:31 PM
Gillette Fusion all the way
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cooncatbob on April 20, 2009, 10:45:28 PM
Or this one.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh4.ggpht.com%2F_6P_7INYCblE%2FSeuTqCF4K1I%2FAAAAAAAAA4Q%2Fk9E2aZbGKJQ%2Fs640%2FFrankenrazor%2520%2528Large%2529.jpg&hash=661de522182362873e591e91057c6a64)

I'd definitely like to buy one, just for the experience if for nothing else. I haven't seen them sold locally however.

Only available from the source.
https://sites.google.com/site/bobsrazorworks/
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: boiler1bald on April 23, 2009, 06:39:19 PM
Gillette Fusion
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slystang on May 30, 2009, 10:14:42 PM
I have used the Mach 3, and the Head Blade. I tend to switch off from time to time. my only problem with the Blade is around my ears. I also use a shaving oil called Sevret Shave and it seems to work alot better than creams. and my favorite place and best shaves are in the steam room at the gym...your head will be smooth as a babies butt!!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: siddhu39 on May 31, 2009, 04:51:09 AM
hy guys have been usin MACH3 since past 3days n havent used nehtng earlier ....n i use a shaving cream ...n no oder shaving products bt still i am not able 2 shave off my hair completely as in....ders a colour diff btw my face n my head(scalp) coz i saw alot of ppl out here who hav d same colour all over thru d face n d scalp ...so is it a prob wit MACH3 or ....... if u can help me ...thanks
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Noodles on June 01, 2009, 06:38:50 PM
hy guys have been usin MACH3 since past 3days n havent used nehtng earlier ....n i use a shaving cream ...n no oder shaving products bt still i am not able 2 shave off my hair completely as in....ders a colour diff btw my face n my head(scalp) coz i saw alot of ppl out here who hav d same colour all over thru d face n d scalp ...so is it a prob wit MACH3 or ....... if u can help me ...thanks

Sidd,
We've ALL been there with the difference in color between face and scalp. ONLY way to naturally solve the problem is to commit to the head shave and get some sun. Eventually that head of yours will get tanned. Otherwise head to the mall (to the summer products counter) for some tanning spray.

-Cap'n Noodles-
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Alexander215 on June 01, 2009, 06:47:09 PM
Or this one.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh4.ggpht.com%2F_6P_7INYCblE%2FSeuTqCF4K1I%2FAAAAAAAAA4Q%2Fk9E2aZbGKJQ%2Fs640%2FFrankenrazor%2520%2528Large%2529.jpg&hash=661de522182362873e591e91057c6a64)

I'd definitely like to buy one, just for the experience if for nothing else. I haven't seen them sold locally however.

Only available from the source.
https://sites.google.com/site/bobsrazorworks/

Thanks bro O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: siddhu39 on June 02, 2009, 07:17:08 AM
@noodles,
well ok then, i guess i ll let nature 2take its course and 2b honest damn luk at ur scalp man....i so damn envy it lol but still u thnk usin al d after shave products or shaving oil wud help in achivieng my goal ....cz 2b honest i dont feeel nehtng skin irritations or razor burns or ne sorts ....so...lets c newys will keep u updated on d change in colour lol
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Culwings on June 07, 2009, 05:15:23 AM
I use a DE Razor (Merkur 34 C or the Wilkinson Classic) with Gillette Blades and Tabac Shaving soap.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: dawgfan on June 07, 2009, 05:33:27 AM
I use a HB Sport with Sensor Excell blades (doubles).  I tried out the CVS M3 knockoffs last night.  It felt like I was ripping the skin off my head  :o  Those just aren't for me!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Culwings on June 07, 2009, 06:03:57 AM
Or this one.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Flh4.ggpht.com%2F_6P_7INYCblE%2FSeuTqCF4K1I%2FAAAAAAAAA4Q%2Fk9E2aZbGKJQ%2Fs640%2FFrankenrazor%2520%2528Large%2529.jpg&hash=661de522182362873e591e91057c6a64)

If i am not mistaken im using the top one of the 2 . Results with a DE Razor and a good preparation are awesome  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DaddySir4 on June 08, 2009, 08:03:55 PM
Hello Tyler,
                 I'm one of the many who use the Mach 3, I love the job it does. After I'm done shaving my head with it, I go over it with my Braun Activator. Not because of any problems shaving with the Mach 3, but because I'm being to much of a perfectionist. LOL!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razorman08 on June 09, 2009, 12:05:50 PM
Hey Fellas

I use a Mach 3, but i have used a fusion before to. Anything else just irritates my head.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: REF311 on June 09, 2009, 12:32:14 PM
Saw this razor at my local WAL-Mart. Got it for about $6.00 and a pack of 4 blades for another $6.00. Man this razor is just like the Fusion but way less in price but not comfort and shave ability!!! It's the M5 Magnum from Personna!

Here is the link about the razor!
http://www.personna.com/personna/blades/shaving/detail/m5-magnum-for-men/

I have been testing it along with my Fusion and I have to say it gives the Fusion a run for its money!!!!!!!!!!

Give it a try, at this price why not!!!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DJ on June 09, 2009, 11:20:36 PM
Ok now don't laugh.....

I've tried over 5-6 razors and none of them ever felt right.  Either the shave wasn't close enough or caused too much irration etc.  So one day I'm staring at the plethora of various soaps and lotions that my girlfriend keeps in the shower and buried in it all is a Gillette Venus....so I say "why not" and gave it a shot.

Those lotion/soap things that are built in are great.  I've cut my shaving time down to a few minutes and I'm done, little Headlube and that's all she wrote...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Prey521 on June 14, 2009, 08:59:31 PM
Saw this razor at my local WAL-Mart. Got it for about $6.00 and a pack of 4 blades for another $6.00. Man this razor is just like the Fusion but way less in price but not comfort and shave ability!!! It's the M5 Magnum from Personna!

Here is the link about the razor!
http://www.personna.com/personna/blades/shaving/detail/m5-magnum-for-men/

I have been testing it along with my Fusion and I have to say it gives the Fusion a run for its money!!!!!!!!!!

Give it a try, at this price why not!!!!

I have to second this.  I bought this razor a few weeks ago and it is definitely a great buy.  Paid $5.50 for the razor with 2 cartridges and another $6 for the 4 pack of refills.  It also lasts as long as the Fusion, which is key.  No more shopping on ebay for Gillette refills for me!!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DogStar Guy on June 15, 2009, 05:00:20 AM
Saw this razor at my local WAL-Mart. Got it for about $6.00 and a pack of 4 blades for another $6.00. Man this razor is just like the Fusion but way less in price but not comfort and shave ability!!! It's the M5 Magnum from Personna!

Here is the link about the razor!
http://www.personna.com/personna/blades/shaving/detail/m5-magnum-for-men/

I have been testing it along with my Fusion and I have to say it gives the Fusion a run for its money!!!!!!!!!!

Give it a try, at this price why not!!!!

Thanks Ref!
I am going to pick this one up today.
I haven't bought a new shaving product in 2 weeks!

Eric
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: parksie on June 15, 2009, 09:23:08 PM
I have to give a thumbs up for the personna magnum m5.  I picked one up tonight and I got a great shave with it.  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DogStar Guy on June 18, 2009, 09:07:35 AM
I have to give a thumbs up for the personna magnum m5.  I picked one up tonight and I got a great shave with it.  O0

I finally got over to Walmart and bought one today.
It comes with 2 blades and in the package mine had a coupon for $3.00
off a pack of blades (4 pack).
So buy the razor first.

That is more than half off.

I will try this unit tomorrow.

FWIW,
Eric

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ice4life on June 18, 2009, 10:49:46 AM
I want a clear HB..... Ty can you have another contest or something PLEASE ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on June 18, 2009, 11:37:19 AM
I want a clear HB..... Ty can you have another contest or something PLEASE ;D

I have a couple more left.  I'll work on a contest.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wpruitt on June 18, 2009, 08:05:59 PM
I want a clear HB..... Ty can you have another contest or something PLEASE ;D
Tyler ... You need to replace your car .... Ice4life .... you want a clear HB .... I think a deal could be worked out!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DogStar Guy on June 19, 2009, 06:35:42 AM
I want a clear HB..... Ty can you have another contest or something PLEASE ;D

ME TOO!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DogStar Guy on June 19, 2009, 06:39:27 AM
I have to give a thumbs up for the personna magnum m5.  I picked one up tonight and I got a great shave with it.  O0

I used it today. Seems good maybe even great. Think I need to do mulitple shaves to better judge. I have never liked the more blades the better mantra. Being I have a beard and only shaved neck and some cheeks in the past the extra size of all the blades was difficult.

But time will tell. I tend to think I still prefer the HB unit, but I always do not to clean up some areas that the HB is hard to reach/contours etc
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ricktus on June 19, 2009, 11:13:43 AM
My Girlfriend bought me a Merkur Futur safety razor for Christmas a few years ago

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Merkur-Futur-Brushed-Steel-Razor/dp/B000G0JZYQ (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Merkur-Futur-Brushed-Steel-Razor/dp/B000G0JZYQ)

It's perfect 'cause you can adjust how close it shaves by twisting the handle. I imagine I'll use it forever. :@`

I bought a pack of 100 blades online, I only seem to change blades about once a month so financially it's great. Mainly I love it cause it just feels so nice to use. Sheer joy! 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on June 19, 2009, 10:43:17 PM
I want a clear HB..... Ty can you have another contest or something PLEASE ;D
Tyler ... You need to replace your car .... Ice4life .... you want a clear HB .... I think a deal could be worked out!

Ice, what do you think?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ice4life on June 20, 2009, 07:35:43 AM
I want a clear HB..... Ty can you have another contest or something PLEASE ;D
Tyler ... You need to replace your car .... Ice4life .... you want a clear HB .... I think a deal could be worked out!

Ice, what do you think?

 Ummmmm I've grown kinda fond of all of my cars..... whats up with your car? i can fix just about anything
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: AdamsvilleAce on June 22, 2009, 09:27:30 AM
mach 3 Turbo works for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MikeInPdx on June 25, 2009, 04:24:10 PM
Fusion when I can afford the blades.....right now, Kroger extra sensitive disposables......times are tough.  :-[
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: imrahil on June 30, 2009, 10:49:43 PM
I'll admit to not reading all 45 pages of this thread :(.  I use the fusion as well.   I'll admit I feel silly buying these expensive 5+1 bladed monstrosities, but they do seem to be very effective.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DaDi on July 01, 2009, 08:12:31 AM
Today i had the first shave with the HB sport...
So fast and easy, guys im so happy!  O0  :@`
I think that i will keep my fusion power for "travel blade"
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on July 01, 2009, 09:09:10 AM
Today i had the first shave with the HB sport...
So fast and easy, guys im so happy!  O0  :@`
I think that i will keep my fusion power for "travel blade"

Good to hear, it's definitely the best tool for the job. Once you get the hang of it, it's quick and easy.
Have you tried different blade cartridges at all?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thebaldnation on July 01, 2009, 04:02:13 PM
I use the mach 3 with Headslick, i used the fusion for a while but the baldes are expensive, so switched back to the mach 3. i also put a thin layer of babyoil on my dome before the shaving cream, this helps with iritation.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DaDi on July 03, 2009, 04:28:35 AM

Good to hear, it's definitely the best tool for the job. Once you get the hang of it, it's quick and easy.
Have you tried different blade cartridges at all?

Nope, I still shaving with the original one...
Im thinking to try the Gillette Sensor Excel (i can found them easy here in greece)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on July 04, 2009, 10:50:02 AM

Good to hear, it's definitely the best tool for the job. Once you get the hang of it, it's quick and easy.
Have you tried different blade cartridges at all?

Nope, I still shaving with the original one...
Im thinking to try the Gillette Sensor Excel (i can found them easy here in greece)

Sounds good Da, for the Sensor's, you will need to use the black adapter that came with the HB Sport.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DogStar Guy on July 04, 2009, 11:01:47 AM
I have to give a thumbs up for the personna magnum m5.  I picked one up tonight and I got a great shave with it.  O0

My last 5 shaves have been with this magnum M 5.
I sort of think of it has a generic Fusion.

After 5 shaves I am still getting a fine shave out of it.

For the next week I am going back to my HB but with that I must use any "regular razor" for touch ups because the HB is  little awkward in tight areas, like near the ears.

At the same time I keep a 2 blade disposable in easy reach in the bathroom for when ever a I find a little "missed area" for a quick touch up. But for the price I am mighty imprssed with this Magnum 5 blade.

FWIW
Eric
P.S Happy 4th
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: dawgfan on July 22, 2009, 04:31:56 AM
I use the HB (sensor excell) to shave my head & had been using the fusion for touch ups & around the ears.  After cleaning out underneath the sink I came accross the razor handle for my old Mach III.  I hadn't used that thing since the fusion hit the market (damn marketing get's me all the time).  Anyway, while at Sam's buying razors this weekend I decided to buy the refills for the Mach III for sh*ts & giggles.  To my surprize, the MIII works WAY better on my head than the fusion!?!?  Who would have guessed!  Especially since the HB 3 blade and the CVS brand 3 blade don't work worth a flip.  Looks like the fusion will be retired for now.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Hook'Em on July 22, 2009, 09:37:13 AM
I'm giving my HB a go again but this time with sensor excel blades rather than the HB triples. I can tell anyone who wasn't impressed with HB using triples that the sensor blades make a world of difference. I have sensitivity issues but with the sensor blades it goes easy with absolutely no irritation. It's still a little tricky around the ears and there's a spot on the top side of my head that's hard to get smooth but all in all it works great.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sooner Steve on July 22, 2009, 10:13:08 AM
I am still an HB SPort guy after 2 years.  As my daddy always said, "Don't fix it if it ain't broke."  gotta love my dad.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 40sandwfan on July 22, 2009, 10:14:31 PM
First time totally shaving, I used the HeadBlade and I gotta say, it was a lot better feeling than I expected. I was expecting it to be pulling on my scalp and a little more painful (for lack of better words) than it was!! I actually like the way it felt and the ease of the razor!! I'll be doing this from now on too!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DaDi on July 23, 2009, 01:23:03 AM
today the shave with my HB was a nightmare because the razor was old...
I changed it and i cant wait until tomorrow :-)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 1000 on July 24, 2009, 11:41:36 AM
I use a Gillette Sensor. It works just fine for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ming the Merciless on July 27, 2009, 07:27:34 AM
I see many responses, but since we all are entitled to our two-cent's worth, here's mine.  As I said in another post, I'm really backwards in this matter, and use a razor style dating from the 1930's:

http://www.safetyrazors.net/schick/schicktech.htm

I am in my 60s, and have used this style nearly all my life.  "Why?" you might ask.  Several reasons.  One, I sort of inherited my first from my father; Two, it works.  It's a single-blade thing, very sturdy, substantial enough not to feel flimsy, and light enough to manipulate easily. Three, it is fairly inexpensive--as regards blades; the handle is a life-time affair.  The downside is that they don't make the handles anymore, although injector blades remain available.  Just in case, I laid in about a five-year's supply.  That's five years at the rate I use them up.  I get more than five shaves out of one blade; indeed, sometimes a month's worth, although admittedly my hair is not wiry, and I can put up with a bit of drag at the end of the blade's life.  What counts is: does the head feel slick to the touch after shaving.  It does.  What more would you want?  Some things reach a level of improvement that really does not need further improvement, and I feel that the Schick does all a razor needs to do, and is efficient and economical.  When I see the cost of the necessary blades for these "new, improved" razors, I smile.  Have they made one with five blades yet?  No, don't tell me.  I don't want to know.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on July 27, 2009, 09:44:48 AM
Yes they have Ming, it's called a fusion. If the "five blades" aren't enough, they will offer it to you in a power model, a gamer model, etc. Any way they can remove your money from your wallet, they'll try. It's ridiculous.

I prefer the Mach III over the fusion, and I still use my Atra plus for my face. Two blades cuts just as well as "five closer spaced blades".   
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 1000 on July 28, 2009, 08:19:58 AM
The new Fusion style blades are to me big and bulky. The head size of these are not comfortable for me to shave my head. I bought one and ended up giving it to my brother. Just my $.02
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: GaryT on July 28, 2009, 01:32:45 PM
Gillette Fusion!! It's the only blade I have ever used that has NEVER cut my head. NEVER!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Alexander215 on July 28, 2009, 08:47:37 PM
Thought I would add I am currently using the FaceBlade prototype mailed out to some of the participating SBG's, on my dome because I forgot my HeadBlade at my fathers. (I could be using the tricked out modded HeadBlade original, but I sold that for a pretty penny ;) )
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bald-n-Philly on July 29, 2009, 09:07:36 AM
Hey what's happenin' my sly bros.?
  Well, let me say that I started out with the Headblade, then I would get serious nicks around my ears and bumps at back of neck. Then I went for the Mach III. it was o.k., but I got caught up in that advertising of the Fusion(power). I really wasn't getting a close enough shave that I wanted, so now then I wanted to try the Mach III turbo. Now for some odd reason this one cause lot's of irratation, so I'm back to the Mach III (regular) and I seem to be getting the best shave with less irratation. Every now and again I like to switch up and use one of the other razors, just for a different feel, but ultimately Mach III is the goto.

- Peace 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jamesh75 on July 29, 2009, 10:08:20 AM
I'm only in my third week of being sly, but I have been using the mach 3.  After reading all the hype about the Headblade, I decided to pick one up last night.  (on sale at walgreens, btw)  I used it this morning with the sensor excel blade and I got the closest shave yet with no irritation.  I didn't have irritation with the mach 3, but it wasn't near as close.  So far, I'm sold on the Headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bald-n-Philly on July 29, 2009, 10:15:34 AM
Jamesh, did u say sale ? My favorite word ! What is the sale price at Walgreen's, if u don't mind me asking ?

- Peace
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jamesh75 on July 29, 2009, 10:28:45 AM
$10.99 for the headblade sport.  After I left I realized that I should have looked to see if the headslick was on sale too.  I was in a hurry though.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Antimidas on July 29, 2009, 07:58:26 PM
$10.99 for the headblade sport.  After I left I realized that I should have looked to see if the headslick was on sale too.  I was in a hurry though.

Went to Walgreens myself today looking for the Headblade and found that all of their Head*** products were on clearance.  Loaded up on all of the Headslick, Headlube, Headshade and blades for the sport I could find in the store.  Might have to do a marathon shopping excursion this weekend to all of the local Walgreens stores. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 1000 on July 30, 2009, 07:53:20 AM
I will be making a trip to Walgreens today!
Title: have not found the right...
Post by: against_the_grain on July 30, 2009, 11:39:07 PM
Hi there! Since some Weeks i use the HB i have not found the right Blade for my Head, the double Blade ist to rough, i think. The tripple Blade to expensive. Now i want to use for the Sensor Blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 1000 on August 01, 2009, 09:44:42 AM
Went to Walgreens and bought a Headblade sport for $10.00!! (using my $1 headblade coupon of course) and the last 2 bottles of headslick for $6.00 each!! (using my $1 headblade coupons). Now if I can only find a local Walgreens that carries the headblade double blades?!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Antimidas on August 01, 2009, 09:54:58 AM
Keep checking.  The triple blades were $2.00 off and the razor $1 off for the sport at Walgreens when I went.  Don't forget to pick up the Headshade.  It was $2.49 at my local store.  I picked up the last three bottles.  Keep one in the car, one at home and one at work.  No excuses for being burned.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 1000 on August 01, 2009, 10:23:48 AM
My local Walgreens only had The HB shaver, HB triple blades and headslick only. I will be checking other Walgreens stores in my area.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: against_the_grain on August 04, 2009, 01:09:36 PM
Why did i live in Germany? In the USA you get so fine things, espcially the price, the HB costs here over the Internet 16 the Blades 13-15  :'(
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: shaved on August 05, 2009, 11:40:28 PM
Standard disposable razors, i shave head daily , bit of baby oil and shave cream, Then finish off under hot shower
Title: HB Triple Blades
Post by: Noodles on August 27, 2009, 08:29:20 PM
Hi Guys,

Haven't posted here in months, but the Rite-Aid chain is the only store I have found the HB Triple Blades at.

-Cap'n Noodles-
Title: Re: HB Triple Blades
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on August 28, 2009, 07:08:23 AM
Hi Guys,

Haven't posted here in months, but the Rite-Aid chain is the only store I have found the HB Triple Blades at.

-Cap'n Noodles-

Although I'm a Fusion Dome, I see them at the Winn Dixie at Tchoupitoulas & Jefferson all the time.  What I'm not finding anymore is Headslick.  I bought the last bottle at Rite Aid about a week ago--I really don't like Rite Aid I still miss K&B.  Pretty much everyone else has stopped carrying HB products Uptown. 
Title: Re: HB Triple Blades
Post by: Noodles on September 04, 2009, 09:08:02 PM
 
Quote
Although I'm a Fusion Dome, I see them at the Winn Dixie at Tchoupitoulas & Jefferson all the time.  What I'm not finding anymore is Headslick.  I bought the last bottle at Rite Aid about a week ago--I really don't like Rite Aid I still miss K&B.  Pretty much everyone else has stopped carrying HB products Uptown.  

I think I saw a few bottles of HeadSlick at the CVS retail chain, Saintc, but unless they have decided to discontinue (or reduce) the HeadBlade series inventory in the last few weeks, the few remaining Rite-Aids in the area was carrying more of a variety of the series than other stores around the New Orleans/Jefferson area.

-Cap'n Noodles-
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ace_of_Spades on October 02, 2009, 05:09:43 PM
I use two razors.  I use the Gillette Sensor 3 disposalble for the first pass and the Mach 3 for the final pass...gives a great smooth shave.  The Senor 3 lasts for about 7 shave and the Mach 3 will last a couple of months since it is just doing the clean-up work.  Also, I use the King of Shaves shave gel. And I always go against the grain on my head.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Manta Ray on October 14, 2009, 07:39:41 PM
I'm using the Fusion with a little hand soap with moisturizer in it. Does a fantastic job!!! Much better than the disposable I started with.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on October 14, 2009, 07:55:49 PM
I'm using the Fusion with a little hand soap with moisturizer in it. Does a fantastic job!!! Much better than the disposable I started with.
That's what I started w/ until recently, then I added glycerin to Headslick, and the M5 razor, damn, nothing better, so smooth for so long, it's great.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: bigK on October 14, 2009, 08:50:00 PM
HI THERE, I USE GILLETTE MACH 3 BLADE, LAST TIME I'VE BEEN USING THE SHICK QUATTRO TITANIUM, BUT I THINK MACH 3'S MUCH BETTER, I'M PLANNING TO GET A HEADBLADE FROM EBAY (BECAUSE I'M FROM KUALA LUMPUR,MALAYSIA) BUT I'M WONDERIN' WHAT BLADE CAN FIT HEADBLADE?..
CAN I USE GILLETE VECTOR(2 BLADES), I READ THAT HEADBLADE FITS ATRA'S BLADE, BUT I CAN'T FIND ONE IN MALAYSIA.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on October 15, 2009, 11:41:17 AM
I READ THAT HEADBLADE FITS ATRA'S BLADE, BUT I CAN'T FIND ONE IN MALAYSIA.
hey k:  1st of all... please remove the CAPS on your posts.  it's like shouting a message & it hurts one's eyes.  if u r looking 4 some atra blades... check out www.greatrazors.com or check e-bay.  hope this helps. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tjcocker on October 18, 2009, 01:20:03 PM
Found the triple blades on sale at Rite Aids in Colorado, Denver area. Loaded up myself! Thanks for the other tips, I'll be checking out Wal-Mart for some sales next time I'm there.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Noggin on October 18, 2009, 04:14:29 PM
I'm using the HeadBlade Sport with Wilkinson Contact Plus blades. They're doubles, not as aggressive as the HB doubles. Plus, they're much cheaper than the original HB blades and available in the stores (HB stuff is available in Germany only via online shops).

For the face shaving, I used to use an electric, but recently switched to Wilkinson disposable razors, which work pretty good for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: hipstersaint on October 20, 2009, 03:30:33 PM
I prefer the headblade classic over the sport... the sport is too big, it seems? and the wheels are weird... 

   but I also use the fusion sometimes, or my old favorite, the Mach 3... it was the first good razor I ever used after  nasty disposables..
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: lou911 on October 26, 2009, 06:33:04 PM
     I've been using the headblade ( triple blade) and fusion for a couple of years. Now I'm using the headblade and mach 3 for the sides. Fusion is too expensive .
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Big-N-Bald on October 26, 2009, 06:48:10 PM
I was using the HeadBlade until I got the M5.  I love that thing for shaving my head.  Smoother results that the HB and, no nicks.  Every once and a while the HB would slide a little sideways and dive right into the skin.  I don't have that issue with my M5.  My HB is now collecting dust in a bathroom drawer.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Antimidas on October 27, 2009, 06:27:55 PM
Just temporarily switched to an electric - a wet/dry Panasonic ES8249s linear razor.  Guaranteed 13,000 RPM sustained rate.  I started to get too hasty with the Mach3 and Fusion and have about three nicks (one of them a significant gouge) that I want to let heal thoroughly.  It is a bit hard to see what you are doing when you have to do it without glasses and you are 80% blind in one eye and farsighted in both.

I got the tip for the linear razor from a YouTube video.  I have to say that I hate electric razors as a general rule and was leary to drop the cash on this one.  But it does a great job.  I can get nearly as smooth as I can with a disposable cartridge and absolutely no nicks.  It does take longer and I have found that I get closer with a sideways movement of the razor.  I use 20% of the battery in 15 minutes of shaving my head and trimming my cheeks and neck around the beard I am working on.  But I can do it while watching the news in the morning.  The battery fully charges in about an hour from a dead state.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ozzie on October 30, 2009, 08:29:40 PM
Being a complete novice, I'm still experimenting, but, having tried the Headblade Sport once, I've already ditched it for my trusty Mach 3. Coupled with Gillette Foamy (sensitive skin) I've found I get a smoother ride and a way better, closer shave. Still dinging myself, but hopefully will stop drawing blood soon. LOL!  8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: thegilp on November 02, 2009, 05:30:43 PM
Mercur 34C HD for the dome, dovo straight for the mug(haven't worked up the stones to slide that across the cranial yet, one of these days).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Antimidas on November 02, 2009, 05:35:30 PM
Update on the Panasonic Linear - Smooth shave and down to 5 minutes for shave time for dry shaving when I am pressed for time.  Absolutely no nicks and the previous head wounds are healing nicely.  :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thebaldnation on November 05, 2009, 03:27:15 PM
I have been going back and forth between the M5 and my mach 3, i like the M5 because its a smooth shave like the fusion and the blades are alot cheaper! 6$ for four with the M5, 12$ for 5 mach 3 blades. I have noticed that i get a little more razor burn with the M5 than my Mach 3, however, the angle on the head of the M5 is different than the angle on the head of the Mach 3, other than that i think the M5 is an awesome razor, and if i realy cant decide what razor to use i will just use both! remember guys, being bald is always above average here at the bald nations best!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gregmi on November 08, 2009, 04:04:42 PM
Tried the headblade in the past and actually had the wheel fall off the first time using it  and  had returned it to Wallgreens.  Today I bought a Mac 3 and going to see how that works. Using it with Bald Guyz clear shaving gel. Will report how it works for me tonight when I take my shower and shave O0 .
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on November 08, 2009, 05:22:27 PM
Was an absolute Fusion guy, until I tried the M5--can't beat it, just be careful of the trim blade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tommi on November 09, 2009, 02:02:43 PM
I personally can't decide between Fusion or M5. Lately it's been Fusion.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cvasara on November 09, 2009, 03:32:11 PM
I have a heck of a time choosing/using a razor.  It seems the hair that I have a 'good crop' of on the sides and especially the back of my head goes in all directions.  I learned about the Headblade from this forum, and I use that for almost my entire head.  Easy to use in the shower, and it does well, with the ATRA Blades.  But for around my ears and where the stubble goes in all directions, I switch between a MACH 3, a FUSION, and a VENUS.  Sometimes I'll use them all in one shaving.  I will use the Neutrogena light body oil on my head and shave, with and with out a shave cream.  That light oil really seems to help get those stubbles, and rinses easily from the blades.  And leaves a nice shine, which is a plus, I think.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: edge on November 09, 2009, 04:53:58 PM
Used the Gillette Mach 3 for years, however, have been enlightened by how much closer and smoother the Fusion gets! no looking back here, Fusion and Headslick from here on out!

PS: I have not tried the  M5 yet! there seems to be quite a buzz about this razor on this site, will try down the road later, and if is as close in performance, and cartridges are cheaper, then I might need to revise my posting!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Arnie on November 09, 2009, 05:46:12 PM
I use my HeadBlade, but start with my Fusion for my face and around the ears...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DC on November 12, 2009, 06:46:46 PM
I'm working with the M5.  The cost of the handle & blades work out cheaper than my Mach 3 system.  So far, I've had a good shave (but watch that trimmer!).  Also beware when using shaving oils.  A five-blade head can clog up easy!

More down the road!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: edge on November 22, 2009, 07:45:55 PM
Finally tried the M5, and you know what? I like it, did not experience any unusual pulling or irratation, this razor rocks and cuts just like the Fusion (my favorite blade), will definately continue to use! Fusion and M5 from here on out.


 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: KentBaldGuy on November 26, 2009, 08:24:34 AM
I use the Mach 3 Turbo and find it the best for my scalp. I have tried the four and five blade razors but (for me) they make it no smoother and tend more to cuts & nicks, plus here in the UK they are very very expensive. The price hike over the Mach 3 is not reflected in their performance on my head.

Tony
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BrotherBanzai on November 26, 2009, 06:11:40 PM
"Merkur" DE razor use to be my all around tool of trade and "Schick Xtreme3" usually covers some hard to reach spots.
Recently I bought "HB Shadow LE" with triple blades... still learning  :XX
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: pdbrin on December 14, 2009, 03:44:24 PM
Tonight will be my 4th shave!  The first three I used Fusion because it's what I had at home to shave my beard.. worked well.  Tonight I will try my new Headblade... I'm a little frighten about it.  It was so easy using a fresh Fusion everytime; I know I cannot do this for the rest of my life (maybe if I get a second job ;-) ) I just hope I will have the same result with the headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Stevo on December 14, 2009, 04:02:46 PM
Tonight will be my 4th shave!  The first three I used Fusion because it's what I had at home to shave my beard.. worked well.  Tonight I will try my new Headblade... I'm a little frighten about it.  It was so easy using a fresh Fusion everytime; I know I cannot do this for the rest of my life (maybe if I get a second job ;-) ) I just hope I will have the same result with the headblade.

Good luck with the Blade, just remember to follow the instructions and take your time.  I'm coming up on my 2 or 3-year HB anniversary (can't remember which) and my performance keeps getting better with time.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: pdbrin on December 14, 2009, 07:05:53 PM
It as begun!

I tried the Headblade tonight... without putting any pressure on it... and it went VERY well.  Not as close as the Fusion but I know I will improve.  I did it with the grain.. when could I expect to go againt it to get a closer shave?  12 time? 2 months?  I'm not in a rush... since I'm pretty sure I will be bald for the rest of my life.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bullgerbal on December 28, 2009, 05:12:50 PM
I've been using the mach 3 turbo for about 5 years.  I just got a headblade for Christmas and I think I'm sold.  It did clog quite a bit with the three blades.  I think that was because I let my hair get a little longer than I usually do.  Usually use Nivea gel to shave, but the headslick is nice too.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mangosink12572 on December 30, 2009, 11:46:51 AM
I use the Schick Xtreme 3 comfort plus and I am very happy  - - I get a real close shave  -real smooth - - I pay $18.00 for  a package of 22 at Sam's Club and I use a razor 4-5 times 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: pdxtodd on December 30, 2009, 12:14:19 PM
Headblade with Triples is my preference.   I love my headblade sport.    I also have a Mach and Fusion.   The headblade is more natural to me than using the Mach and Fusion.   If I'm in a jam for time (aka this morning) -- I do a quick zip with my Braun flex shaver -- but that's only a last resort. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: geoguy on January 04, 2010, 12:25:35 AM
Fusion is the best for me.  It'll take alot of convincing to make me change now...   But hey!  Whatever makes you happyyy    :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: joergHH on January 05, 2010, 04:15:44 AM
Since going sly in August 2007 I use my Headblade Sport. It works very good.
In December 09 I got a S4 Shadow. Wow - great design, nice extra weight, works similar good as the Sport.
But it wants my blood! This morning I sliced the upper contour of my left ear the third time. Blood flows...... :Xo!

J
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on January 12, 2010, 09:24:57 PM
Hey guys new here.  I've been shaving my head for about 7 years.  It might sound wierd, but I use olive oil, shaving gel and a Fusion.  I talk a hot shower and wash my nug really well.  Then I put about a dime sized drop of EVO on my scalp.  Then I lather up what ever shave gel I have(Edge, I think)  I go over it once.  Then if I have to go back over, I give it another shot of EVO(lube is the key and olive oil is cheaper than shaving oil).  I'm not totally sold on the Fusion.  I'm probably going back to a Mach 3, it seemed to give me a closer shave.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on January 12, 2010, 11:08:11 PM
Hey guys new here.  I've been shaving my head for about 7 years.  It might sound wierd, but I use olive oil, shaving gel and a Fusion.  I talk a hot shower and wash my nug really well.  Then I put about a dime sized drop of EVO on my scalp.  Then I lather up what ever shave gel I have(Edge, I think)  I go over it once.  Then if I have to go back over, I give it another shot of EVO(lube is the key and olive oil is cheaper than shaving oil).  I'm not totally sold on the Fusion.  I'm probably going back to a Mach 3, it seemed to give me a closer shave.

Welcome G!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: RobbnCO on January 17, 2010, 10:05:54 AM
i just got a Rolling Razor to try , so far i like it ... O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: edge on January 18, 2010, 09:27:08 PM
After using the Fusion, I thought this was a slam dunk as far as what razor would be using from here on out.  However, I have been reborn after discovering the M5 thanks to all you M5 Sly's out there, I will use the M5 from now on, it cuts just as close, if not closer than the Fusion, and is a fraction of the cost in refills, you cannot go wrong! it is about time a razor like this came out to compete, and in this case, beat the big wigs of the razor industry. joy!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on January 19, 2010, 07:50:31 AM
beat the big wigs of the razor industry. joy!

 ;D ;D ;D  Nice pun--I knew they were balding anyway--Hum, new effort to get them sly too!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: fcb2001 on January 19, 2010, 08:26:45 AM
Currently i use two razors, the first and second pass i use a straight razor, the i use the headblade sport for the third pass
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: CraftyGuy on January 19, 2010, 10:42:19 AM
HeadBlade sport all the way!  I find it far too awkward handling a stick razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Green 1 on January 19, 2010, 05:21:10 PM
beat the big wigs of the razor industry. joy!

 ;D ;D ;D  Nice pun--I knew they were balding anyway--Hum, new effort to get them sly too!

The M5 rocks! Plus, if you take the time to email their customer service they are pretty generous with blades and coupons so I hear.  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on January 27, 2010, 03:24:25 PM
I finally broke down and bought a Headblade Sport.  And I have to say that it was a 13 dollar learning experience.  I have never cut my head until I got this razor.  Definitely not for me.  It was easy to get used to using.  Over all a great concept.  I didn't think it shaved as close as my regular razor (except on the bump on the back of my head).  I think it is because of the blades you are limited to using.   YMMV
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: RyanJP on January 27, 2010, 05:33:27 PM
Everyone loves the sport, not me ( I hate that wheel ) I got me a HB Clear to replace my worn out classic/OG model O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: marty22 on January 28, 2010, 08:58:10 AM
welcome to the Forum!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TGB1 on January 31, 2010, 04:01:06 PM
I use the Mach III. Over the years I've tried other blades, headblade included but have stuck with the III. I have a pal who works for Gillette and he gave me a pack of the next generation blades to use (sssshh!).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on January 31, 2010, 04:11:36 PM
They lost my luggage on a flight last week, so I had to buy another razor--I'm getting close to a dozen now.  Could only get Fusion, and I just convinced myself--much closer, long lasting w/ M5, for my dome, the closest thing to the Holy Grail of Shaving. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: J.P.M. Polished on January 31, 2010, 04:18:39 PM
Mach 3 here
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldaholic on February 03, 2010, 09:28:26 AM
Gilette Fusion :-)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomk773 on February 04, 2010, 08:08:41 AM
Xtreme 3 disposables.

Tom
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on February 04, 2010, 11:13:18 AM
Headblade, Mach III, Personna M5, Atra are my main headshaving razors.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: shogun on February 04, 2010, 01:52:21 PM
I use the head blade sport just switched to the triple blades from the double.  I read on here there a little more forgiving for bad technique.  So far 3 shaves not one cut with the triple.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: sinistas on February 05, 2010, 01:05:22 PM
I'm using a Fusion right now but I've been researching other options.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: slick_skull_guy on February 09, 2010, 10:49:06 AM
HeadBlade all the way...I started out with their whole line and have found that the noggin does not like the lub...so...I switched to Aveeno (no scent no nothing, just smooth area) and has been all good from there.  I use the triple and change the blade about every third to fourth shave,  I still have a full dome of thick crazy hair and I hated it so off with the hair...and now...lovin the Sly Dome
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: sinistas on February 09, 2010, 02:06:05 PM
Got the M5 Magnum yesterday.  So far, so good! (So what?)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Scooter on February 09, 2010, 05:14:24 PM
I'm new to the site but I love my Mach III. Seems to do a great job but then again I've never used anything else.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: halffast on February 09, 2010, 06:45:27 PM
I use the fusion power. Have also tried just electric razor but the results for that have been less than favorable.

I just went out and bought an 18 pk x 4 cartridges of the fusion and have to use them up before I explore other options.... I am thinking the triple blade headblade but am leary about that product
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: smooth28 on February 10, 2010, 01:01:23 PM
Been shaving my head for 7 or 8 years now. Started out using the Gillette Atra but changed to a Headblade Classic. Now I use a Headblade Sport w/3 blades. Would love to try the S4 but can't bring myself to drop that kind of cash on a razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on February 19, 2010, 09:46:13 AM
Well I added a "New" razor to my collection.  I have been using a 1963 Gillette Slim Adjustable  O:O
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Magoo on February 19, 2010, 04:07:33 PM
Lately been using Gillete Good News when I run low I will try the M5.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PopeyeRay on February 22, 2010, 08:39:45 PM
Anyone ever try the Rolling Razor
 http://www.rollingrazor.com/products/chooseyourstyle/men




Im curious bout it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Noggin on February 24, 2010, 02:16:04 PM
Have a look here: http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=5518.0 (http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=5518.0)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: PopeyeRay on February 24, 2010, 08:36:33 PM
I think Im gonna get it, just to try it out,  As for costs, I think its very comparable to headblade. Headblade is about $13.00, plus cartages. Rolling is $7.99 plus cartages. ...????
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: stemikger on March 16, 2010, 11:59:20 PM
Quote
Posted by Andy
How often do you guys shave?  I usually go 4 to 7 days between shaves.

Before going down to a zero blade, I was using a clipper with the shortest guard to give myself a crewcut every Sunday night.

Now, I am back to being mostly sly, I take the guard off completely and use the Remington Shortcut.  It cuts it down to about a day or two's worth of stubble.  Now, I'm thinking about kicking it up a notch and buying the Whal Balder or the new Shadow Headblade.

However, I do like my Sunday night routine, because at this point there is a nice amount of hair to cut and I love that freshness of a new bald head and it feels so good after I put aftershave and lotion on.  Also, by Saturday, I have a completely different look then I did on Sunday.  The only issue with this method is that you will never get that shiney look that so many guys love.  I prefer a shadow, so this works for me, but I'm still itching to try   the headblade.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Big Jon on March 17, 2010, 08:54:53 AM
I've been using a gilette razor for for a while a recently ungraded to the power version. It works pretty well.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Father Pat on March 21, 2010, 09:02:01 PM
For me, the HeadBlade sport is great.  Good shave, works well on the head, great customer service at HeadBlade.  All around winning combination.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: captianxanax on March 22, 2010, 11:54:44 AM
after a few years of using an electric razor i went to the cheap plastic razors.
i became tired of skid marks so last week i bought a Gillette mach 3 turbo an i can say i am impressed.
no longer do i need pieces :*)) :*)) :*)) :*)) of toilet paper stuck to my head
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: leseduk on March 24, 2010, 03:46:23 PM
I always shave my head whilst in the shower, with either a Gillette Fusion :@` a Gillette Mach3 O0 or my Headblade sport :@` :@`, all three achieve similar results, I do not use any shaving foam or gel. But when I have dried my newly shaved swede i apply Nivea sensative skin post shave balm
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on March 24, 2010, 09:47:28 PM
My M5 Magnum Review
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I bought the M5 Magnum on Sunday, and I have used it for several days now.  It reminds me of a Gillette Fusion blade on the Mach 3 handle. 

I think the Gillette Fusion is a better overall razor because of its larger handle, and the extra blade for trimming the edges of facial hair seems to be placed at a better angle.  That said, the Fusion's benefits over the M5 are small.  The M5 handle is smaller but works fine, and even though the Fusion's edging blade has a better angle, the M5 is still one of the few blades to have one.

The reason I will continue using the M5 is the price, because the difference is huge.  A 4 blade pack of M5s cost $5.22 while a 4 pack of Fusion blades cost $13.98 and I don't remember if that was even the power blades.  This cheap price was actually a determent to me because I assumed if it was that cheap it's got to be crap.  I was wrong.

Fusion users should give the M5 a shot because the cost of the razor (with 2 blades) and a 4 pack of blades is less than the cost of 4-pack of Fusion blades.  Even if you hate the M5 (you won't) you'll still come out ahead financially once you get through 4 blades.

I think the difference in price is to pay for the Fusion's advertising campaign!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on April 02, 2010, 02:41:01 AM
My M5 Magnum Review
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I bought the M5 Magnum on Sunday, and I have used it for several days now.  It reminds me of a Gillette Fusion blade on the Mach 3 handle. 

I think the Gillette Fusion is a better overall razor because of its larger handle, and the extra blade for trimming the edges of facial hair seems to be placed at a better angle.  That said, the Fusion's benefits over the M5 are small.  The M5 handle is smaller but works fine, and even though the Fusion's edging blade has a better angle, the M5 is still one of the few blades to have one.

The reason I will continue using the M5 is the price, because the difference is huge.  A 4 blade pack of M5s cost $5.22 while a 4 pack of Fusion blades cost $13.98 and I don't remember if that was even the power blades.  This cheap price was actually a determent to me because I assumed if it was that cheap it's got to be crap.  I was wrong.

Fusion users should give the M5 a shot because the cost of the razor (with 2 blades) and a 4 pack of blades is less than the cost of 4-pack of Fusion blades.  Even if you hate the M5 (you won't) you'll still come out ahead financially once you get through 4 blades.

I think the difference in price is to pay for the Fusion's advertising campaign!

Don't forget the one in the razor.  So you actually get three cartridges and a handle for 7 bucks.  I've been using one off and on for a couple of weeks.  It's OK, but I find my self needing to do a lot more passes than with any of the Gillettes.  Don't get me wrong, I think the same thing of the Fusion.  So bang for the buck, I'm picking the M5.  Seems like the more blades they add, the more passes I have to make.  YMMV
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on April 03, 2010, 07:56:49 PM
Don't forget the one in the razor.  So you actually get three cartridges and a handle for 7 bucks.  I've been using one off and on for a couple of weeks.  It's OK, but I find my self needing to do a lot more passes than with any of the Gillettes.  Don't get me wrong, I think the same thing of the Fusion.  So bang for the buck, I'm picking the M5.  Seems like the more blades they add, the more passes I have to make.  YMMV

It's been nearly 2 weeks and I'm still using the same blade, but I did that with the Fusion as well.  I agree that the Gilette is a better razor, but the small difference is not big enough to justify the huge difference in price.  And it really is huge.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: old_hippie on April 13, 2010, 02:30:55 PM
I have a Conair Cleanhead and a Norelco that I use.
sometimes I will shave with the Conair first then go over my head
with the Norelco doing so gets it nice and smooth.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/old_hippie_1954/4507580795/
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: FightFan on April 14, 2010, 12:26:11 PM
For the past month I've used a mach 3, the cut is good but the cost of the blades add up. Today I bought a safety razor, the shave was excellent and it also means the cost will be reduced considerably. Win Win  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Jay195 on April 23, 2010, 03:01:54 PM
New 2 the forums, but not new to shaving my dome, after endless skid marks on my head broke down and bought a headblade sport/ s4 which I am currently waiting on!! I must say headblade hands down!!!! I have used them All norelco, schick, dispose razors, nothing better than the headblade, glad a friend told
me about them!   They rock!!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ret808 on May 24, 2010, 06:51:39 PM
Hi guys its been some time since i posted but a lot has happened.  i got a free Fusion Proglide in the mail today. the claims are as follows.

thinner blades.
less tug and pull.
effortless glide.

I have already shaved today so i will try it tomorrow or later tonight.
The handle is fairly similar to the fusion power but the cart looks somewhat different. I did check to see if the new cart fit the old handle and it does.
I have been a long time Fusion user but have recently tried the Schick Hydra and am very impressed. if they can get that head on the headblade i may be persuaded to try the headblade again.
 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Snakehandler on May 24, 2010, 08:07:01 PM
Gillete Fusion Razor & cream rinse hair conditioner. Smoothest & closest shave you'll ever get on both your head & face. And the cream rinse hair conditioner is cheap too. I buy it at the Dollar Store.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ret808 on May 25, 2010, 11:58:29 AM
One thing i forgot to mention.

The first thing that struck me on the proglide box that i got was its logo.

http://ydsquare.ca/images/stories/calendarthumbs/proglide120.jpg

Does that look kinda familiar to anyone.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on May 25, 2010, 03:23:11 PM
Hmmmmmm
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fydsquare.ca%2Fimages%2Fstories%2Fcalendarthumbs%2Fproglide120.jpg&hash=568d66eb4c6bcadda1d63f9d6ab3637e)
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.headblade.com%2Fimages%2Flogo_headblade.gif&hash=5dc2841d8602131f533185aba2da180c)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Metch on May 25, 2010, 06:40:29 PM
First of all just wanna announce that after about a one year break from head shaving, im back :)

I either use my headblade or the Mach 3.  I prefer the Mach 3 but i use the headblade if im in a hurry cuz its faster for me
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ret808 on May 25, 2010, 07:48:53 PM
An update .. i used the fusion proglide today and dont really notice and real difference between that and the old fusion.

The hydra is the best one recently .. a much more even shave.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sans Pelo on May 25, 2010, 07:58:07 PM
I was using the mach 3 for a while. I like the blades with the single blade on the other end because its good on those tricky spots right behind the ear. I recently switched to the schick hydro 5 with the hydro sensitive gel, and it was great. Probably my favorite razor so far.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomahawk275 on May 28, 2010, 06:36:00 AM
DE Merkur razor - the best! O0






Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on May 28, 2010, 07:19:46 AM
DE Merkur razor - the best! O0

Which one?  I use a Gillette Goodwill on my face, but haven't had the guts to try it on my head. :-\
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: omegapd on May 28, 2010, 11:53:20 AM
DE Merkur razor - the best! O0

Which one?  I use a Gillette Goodwill on my face, but haven't had the guts to try it on my head. :-\

 G, it's really not that bad at all- light pressure and watch any little bumps you may have. I've used my Merkur Slant a time or two but will admit that a cartridge razor is much faster and more forgiving.

 Tomahawk- good to see another TOBS and Merkur fan on the board! We're pretty rare.  ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BuzzKC on May 31, 2010, 10:26:56 PM
I bought a Fusion only becasue Walgreens was out of the Schick Xtreme3.  The Fusion tugs, pulls, takes a lot longer and a lot more passes.  If Schick quits making the Xtreme3 I may have to go back to a tight buzz instead of sly.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on June 01, 2010, 12:23:06 AM
If Schick quits making the Xtreme3 I may have to go back to a tight buzz instead of sly.

Have you tried the new Schick Hydro 3 yet?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on June 01, 2010, 11:18:10 AM
Your exclusive Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor should be in your hands in about 8 to 9 business days. Enjoy it before it even hits the stores! And remember to come back after you've tried it and tell us, and the world, if our new razor beats your old one. Then recommend friends to get their own FREE* Gillette Fusion  ProGlide. Enjoy O0

http://www.proglidechallenge.com/en-us/Registration/Logon.aspx/WmthMjZvRW9mTkE9 (http://www.proglidechallenge.com/en-us/Registration/Logon.aspx/WmthMjZvRW9mTkE9)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on June 01, 2010, 12:06:10 PM
Your exclusive Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor should be in your hands in about 8 to 9 business days. Enjoy it before it even hits the stores! And remember to come back after you've tried it and tell us, and the world, if our new razor beats your old one. Then recommend friends to get their own FREE* Gillette Fusion  ProGlide. Enjoy O0

http://www.proglidechallenge.com/en-us/Registration/Logon.aspx/WmthMjZvRW9mTkE9 (http://www.proglidechallenge.com/en-us/Registration/Logon.aspx/WmthMjZvRW9mTkE9)
i want a free razor!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on June 01, 2010, 12:14:25 PM
Click the link!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on June 01, 2010, 02:27:01 PM
Click the link!
its saying I need a valid pin still when I try to do it .. im dumb
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on June 01, 2010, 02:49:08 PM
Probably not you.  I got the link off of their facebook page.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BigMike on June 02, 2010, 09:20:26 PM
Newb poster here.. long time lurker though.. found a ton of useful information this site.. Ive gone sly for the second time recently, and previously used the fusion power and loved it.. however i got the shick hydro 5 on sale today and tried it for the first time.. WOW gilette better bank on the fusion proglide being the answer to the hydro because it is by far the best shave ive ever gotten... glad i decided to try it $6 bucks on sale at my local drugstore and it has 2 cartridges
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on June 04, 2010, 05:14:21 PM
Newb poster here.. long time lurker though.. found a ton of useful information this site.. Ive gone sly for the second time recently, and previously used the fusion power and loved it.. however i got the shick hydro 5 on sale today and tried it for the first time.. WOW gilette better bank on the fusion proglide being the answer to the hydro because it is by far the best shave ive ever gotten... glad i decided to try it $6 bucks on sale at my local drugstore and it has 2 cartridges
hey b-mike:  welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  post up in the INTRODUCTION section of forum so that we can give ya a proper welcome. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on June 08, 2010, 08:15:16 PM
I got my ProGlide in the mail today and I just have to say.........WOW that really sucked! :o  I had to go over my head about 5 times for a decent shave.  I thought the Fusion was bad.  This thing takes the cake.  Don't waste your money.  I'm glad I didn't. >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: suckerv on June 09, 2010, 07:37:02 PM
I just bought the new Fusion Pro Glide razor, and I am being completely honest when I say that it is the smoothest, closest shave I have ever experienced with the least amount of irritation.  And this is coming from a guy who's used the Mach III, Fusion, Headblade, Rolling Razor, electric razors, etc.  I think I finally found a winner!  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: suckerv on June 09, 2010, 07:38:43 PM
I just bought the new Fusion Pro Glide razor, and I am being completely honest when I say that it is the smoothest, closest shave I have ever experienced with the least amount of irritation.  And this is coming from a guy who's used the Mach III, Fusion, Headblade, Rolling Razor, electric razors, etc.  I think I finally found a winner!  O0

I JUST read your post after posting mine...lol.  Ah well, I guesswe all prefer different razors.  Probably all the different head shapes, hair thicknesses, skin sensitivity etc...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BikerDave on June 12, 2010, 01:57:34 PM
Schick Quattro and Edge Gel. No cuts, even when I'm scraping hard. Never found an electric razor that was worth a crap.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BigMike on June 16, 2010, 09:18:02 PM
Former fusion power user switched recently to schick hydro 5 and love it... got my free fusion proglide power in the mail and about to take the proglide challenge..... after first inspection of the proglide im noticing that its cheap feeling.. very plasticy and noisey when turned on.. it has a nice blue light on the power button though which is pretty cool.. gillette is gonna have their hands full trying to get a better shave than the hydro 5 but here goes nothing.. ill post results soon but i am very skeptical
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BigMike01 on June 21, 2010, 02:03:35 PM
I started shaving with a Mach 3, have now been using a Sensor for about the last 4 years. I liked the Mach 3,very close shave but alot of nics. With the Sensor I have no nic and no problems. But question, I've read alot of posts, has anyone tried the Schick Hydro 3, it say better shave than Mach3? I got one as a gift for fathers day. I'll let you know how it goes.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TGB1 on June 21, 2010, 03:11:54 PM
I have used the Gillette products for a long time. Every time something new comes along I try it but always return to the Gillette stuff. Picked up a Proglide  this week and I like it. I use no soap or gel when I shave, just sweat from the steam room/dry sauna and have no issues with irritation or nicks.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BigMike01 on June 21, 2010, 05:02:08 PM
OK,  I just decided to jump in and try the Hydro3. First impression, not for me. It nicked every little bump I have. Plus I had to go over the majority several times before it felt close enuff. I still had to finish up with my trusty sensor. So I'll finish up the cartriges that came with the Hydro on my face but the sensor won out today on my head...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on June 23, 2010, 08:38:59 PM
After over 2 years of headshaving...the headblade is still my weapon of choice. I've been using the pro glide to touch up the ear area and lower neck. Not bad at all.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: manic62 on June 24, 2010, 04:18:45 PM
@ Tyler.  Can you tell us what Remington you use?  I have been trying to find a good electric to shave my head and haven't found anything that can match a blade.  This is sad because I take blood thinners and a bad cut on the head from a razor can become a big deal for me.

That said, I am now using the Personna M5 Magnum and love it.  The price where I am is 1/3 of the Fusion.  I accidentally used my Fusion, my face razor, to shave my head the other day.  It had been a few days and the stubble was a little long. The Fusion did a horrible job because the blades are so close together and I wasn't rinsing the razor enough.  The M5 did the great clean up job.  At BJ's discount club, near my house, I bought the M5 razor and 16 cartridges for $15 on sale; regular price was $18.  I bought 4 packs, which was good, because they stoppped carrying them.  Saw some places on the web where you can get some really good deals too.  I would definitely recommend the M5, as a great razor and a great price.  O:O

Oh yea, I'm using the Bald Guyz Shaving Gel which works really well and with no irritation if you rewet your head and don't shave with dry gel.  I also use the moisturizing gel and shampoo.  I got the package deal they offered here on SBGs.  I'm happy with them all.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nonick on June 24, 2010, 10:24:14 PM
Fusion here; mostly.  I started with the Mach 3 and it was decent, but the Fusion is superior.  Now if it could just keep a good edge a little longer...   :x!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on June 25, 2010, 12:26:40 AM
Im really impressed with these razors I bought at wal mart, it was like 6 bucks for 8 of them. Called the Schick Extreme 3, works great, best razor I've used so far for my head
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BuzzKC on June 26, 2010, 11:00:02 AM
I tried the proglide.  Not that impressed. Less drag and irritation, but not close at all.  I tried the new schick and it did a much better job but still not as close as the xtreme3.  I'm beginning to hoard the xtreme3 in fear that they will stop making it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DigitalGambit on June 27, 2010, 06:22:54 PM
I use the Fusion, with Gillette foam.  Don't like the stubble an electric leaves behind.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DigitalGambit on June 27, 2010, 06:24:40 PM
Fusion here; mostly.  I started with the Mach 3 and it was decent, but the Fusion is superior.  Now if it could just keep a good edge a little longer...   :x!

No kidding.  I love the shave I get, but the blade's dead after 2 uses. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Metch on July 02, 2010, 08:40:24 AM
Anyone try the Schick hydro 5? There must have been a shipping mistake because when my new trumpet case came in, it was in the box with it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on July 02, 2010, 09:31:47 PM
Anyone try the Schick hydro 5? There must have been a shipping mistake because when my new trumpet case came in, it was in the box with it.
hey metch:  here's my review of the schick hydro 5:

http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=12521.0


WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Metch on July 06, 2010, 08:33:20 AM
thanks man i tried now im kinda stuck between that and my headblade :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jerry020653 on August 16, 2010, 08:38:02 AM
I've been using the Shick Hydro 5 for a couple of weeks now.

Best, smoothest shave I have had so far. No nicks, cuts, or bumps.

Also it is extremely easy to keep clean as the debris just rinses right out.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kenny57028 on August 16, 2010, 10:00:51 AM
The usual mach 3.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: phigg on August 17, 2010, 09:17:25 AM
@ Tyler.  Can you tell us what Remington you use?  I have been trying to find a good electric to shave my head and haven't found anything that can match a blade.  This is sad because I take blood thinners and a bad cut on the head from a razor can become a big deal for me.


By now you've probably heard of the Conair Cleanhead. It may not be as good as the Panasonic Linear (which I don't have so I don't know) but I'm happy with the Conair.
For $40 or less, it's hard to go wrong. Even if you need to shave twice a day instead of once a day (depending on how fast your hair grows or your tolerance for shadow), it's quick and super easy.
I find it gives a pretty decent shave.

@ Everyone:
But back to blades, all in all, from reading the many posts in this thread, it's obvious that no one razor is really "better" than another. It all seems to depend on the person;  skin type, head shape, whatever.  One man's golden choice is another's butcher knife!
The best thing to do is just try them all and see what works best for you. That'll take a while with all the choices out there, including 2,3 4,or 5 blades, but eventually, you'll find the right one for you.
I do okay with my CC for the back, and my HB for the top/sides, but I"m going to keep experimenting.

Here's a question:  do you guys prefer disposable blades or regular?  Does less or more weight help or hinder?

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on August 17, 2010, 09:31:48 AM
@ Tyler.  Can you tell us what Remington you use?  I have been trying to find a good electric to shave my head and haven't found anything that can match a blade.  This is sad because I take blood thinners and a bad cut on the head from a razor can become a big deal for me.


By now you've probably heard of the Conair Cleanhead. It may not be as good as the Panasonic Linear (which I don't have so I don't know) but I'm happy with the Conair.
For $40 or less, it's hard to go wrong. Even if you need to shave twice a day instead of once a day (depending on how fast your hair grows or your tolerance for shadow), it's quick and super easy.
I find it gives a pretty decent shave.

@ Everyone:
But back to blades, all in all, from reading the many posts in this thread, it's obvious that no one razor is really "better" than another. It all seems to depend on the person;  skin type, head shape, whatever.  One man's golden choice is another's butcher knife!
The best thing to do is just try them all and see what works best for you. That'll take a while with all the choices out there, including 2,3 4,or 5 blades, but eventually, you'll find the right one for you.
I do okay with my CC for the back, and my HB for the top/sides, but I"m going to keep experimenting.

Here's a question:  do you guys prefer disposable blades or regular?  Does less or more weight help or hinder?



Never got the hang of the HB, too much changing positions, tricky on pressure, etc., so I had the Fusion Addiction until I found the M5.  I'm faithful to the M5, for me at least, the easiest, fastest, long lasting shave w/ an absolute minimum of nicks, and never, I mean never a slice. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on August 17, 2010, 11:09:25 AM
"Never got the hang of the HB, too much changing positions, tricky on pressure, etc."

That's too bad saint, if you had stuck with it, you would probably be a pro by now ;)

Phigg, I think I've posted in another thread about how many blades preferred in a cartridge, and you're right, each man, or woman will have a preference that suits their head, face, etc., style of shaving.
I am a fan of double blades (Atra, Personna), but I also use the Mach III (one of the best), and I really like the new ProGlide.
I usually alternate with these as my base.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: CliffCoultas on August 18, 2010, 03:52:01 AM
Used to use a Sensor Excel until I tried a Fusion. Now I tried Mach 3 and it works great too. Need to use good razors though and they are expensive. Has any of you ever tried to have with like a single blade Bic or anything? Man they'll cut you up.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bald Kahuna on August 18, 2010, 11:49:04 AM
Stick with the 3-blade razors-I love my Mach 3-buy blades at Costco.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on August 18, 2010, 12:00:39 PM
That's too bad saint, if you had stuck with it, you would probably be a pro by now ;)

For me, shaving tools must be a matter of chacun son got.  I get a fantastic shave w/ my M5, HS, Shave Secret, brush routine.  So, as was attributed to Lucille Ball when asked why she never changed the format of her TV productions, "Don't F___ w/ success!"
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Duke on August 20, 2010, 08:19:22 PM
I use Fusion ProGlide New England Patriots edition. I also have a Head Blade classic. I dont like the HeadBlade due to the fact  that the blade gets all gunked up and takes forever to clean it out. The Gillette ProGlide is by far the best razor I have ever used.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmer on August 21, 2010, 09:55:39 PM
Headblade Sport/Headslick.  When I shaved my head 5 years ago, the Original Headblade didn't work for me.  Couldn't get the hang of it.  Shredded my head.  Shaved with the Gillette Fusion but it was expensive and I went through blades quick.  I let my hair grow out again in 2007.  When I started shaving it this time around, I was using my Fusion again and then my son in law told me about the Headblade Sport, three blades, wheels instead of a pad.  Yeah, I feel like I'm shaving with a hotwheel but it shaves so close and with much less irritation for me and it took about two weeks to get the hang of it to the point that it takes no time to shave.  I still don't shave if I'm in a hurry, but it takes off the hair the first pass.  If the Headblade didn't work for you before, give the Sport a shot.  I think you'll like it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: lordmage on August 22, 2010, 12:58:27 AM
Current list of blades used or using: (score out of 10)

Headblade Sport triples HB type (8 for touch up after a scrape)
Fusion (8 for first pass)
Fusion proglide (9 First pass easy to clean)
Hydro 5 (9.5 Great fist pass but never close enough)
M5 (Second pass 10 smooth)

Oils used
King of shaves (10)
Secret Shave (9)
mixed (11)

Sink shaver currently daily
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on August 22, 2010, 02:40:34 AM
Mach 3 is still my favorite by far, the schick extreme 3 is pretty good too though
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Snakehandler on August 22, 2010, 09:03:56 AM
Gillette Fusion.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: reb123161 on August 22, 2010, 09:32:20 AM
I use the Fusion, also.....does me well.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: CliffCoultas on August 22, 2010, 06:04:33 PM
I do prefer more weight and a well balanced razor. I'll use disposable if I have to though and I am right now. I did just try the Shick Hydro 5 though and I have to day I really really liked the shave. And I think it might have something to do with the skin guards. But I never liked Shick razors but this one... well I think I may have fell in love.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: phigg on August 23, 2010, 02:49:25 PM
I'm buying a sport tonight.  I have a hunch it may be able to better follow the many contours of my skull.  It's anything but simple! I got bumps and valleys and ridges galore.
Plus I need the other adapter.

That said, I've been using a Sensor 3 just recently to shave ATG on my sides... that seems awkward with a HB. I like using a combination of HB and modern "traditional" razor for the best of all worlds.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Smooth_Operator on August 23, 2010, 04:09:22 PM
I agree with you phigg about the HB seeming awkward for ATG.  I've been using the HB for WTG this past week, then popping the blade cartridge into a regular handle for ATG.  I've got some ridges, too, and the HB can never seem to get into all of them even with a dozen passes... but still, I use it for most of the "heavy lifting" and wouldn't trade it for just a regular razor.  Maybe I just need some more practice.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: phigg on August 24, 2010, 09:34:44 AM
Well, now that I have the HB sport, I found that, if anything, it's worse on a contoured noggin.
It's longer than the original HB, and that doesn't allow it to follow contours as well.
HB needs to make a shorter model. Maybe even one with a flexible waist!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldWriterBob on August 26, 2010, 12:01:41 AM
I use HeadBlade with Sensor blades right now. I have used Gillette Fusion shave gel so far. Waiting for HB shipment. I'll get back to you.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on August 29, 2010, 06:18:54 AM
sticking with the schick extreme 3, best razor ive ever used. Tossed the HB sport in the garbage. most overrated razor ever imo
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: freddyyx on August 29, 2010, 09:24:21 AM
I use a Mach 3, with a product called "bold for men" DRY shave gel. Apply gel, wet your blade, your good to go...never a cut or nick.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmer on August 29, 2010, 09:25:52 AM
Quote
Tossed the HB sport in the garbage. most overrated razor ever imo

We all have opinions.  The Extreme 3 gave me the worst case of razor burn in my life.  

When it comes to the Headblade, I'm afraid you're a Redskins' fan in Dallas.  Although I did feel the same way about the Original model.  
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on August 29, 2010, 09:28:11 PM
Quote
Tossed the HB sport in the garbage. most overrated razor ever imo

We all have opinions.  The Extreme 3 gave me the worst case of razor burn in my life.  

When it comes to the Headblade, I'm afraid you're a Redskins' fan in Dallas.  Although I did feel the same way about the Original model.  
Originally the extreme 3 gave me a bad shave, but when my scalp toughened up a bit and I started using it in the shower, nothing can compete. I feel like the headblade is just overrated trash, but to each his own i suppose
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: thebbqguy on August 31, 2010, 06:16:54 PM
Morthern,

I was skeptical of the Head Blade at first, but now that I've used the Sport a few times, I like it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on September 01, 2010, 12:15:18 AM
Morthern,

I was skeptical of the Head Blade at first, but now that I've used the Sport a few times, I like it.
I got the HB sport, with the triples it didn't shave well enough, with the doubles it just irritated the hell out of my scalp, Not to mention the design is supposed to make shaving easier, but it only does that for the top and back of the head. on the sides its awkward as hell (i shave all ATG) Just not the right tool for me y'know. Sorry if it seems like I was attacking anyone, not my intention
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: rzz on September 01, 2010, 04:46:01 PM
You're not alone in thinking headblade is overrated, definitely in the minority.. but I had the same experience basically.. yes it's a bit easier to hold for the top and back but it's a awkward as hell for the sides, and the double blades were too rough on my skin, the triples didn't shave close enough..   I haven't tried the extreme 3, grabbed a quattro titanium with the trimmer because it was on sale and love it, the trimmer is crap but it was cheaper than the normal one without trimmer at the time and I like the extra bulk and style of the handle, makes it comfortable.   4 blades does seem like overkill though.  I'd like to get into using my antique single blade gillette safety razor again but I'm too used to the close, quick shave I get with the quattro without having to worry about cuts or scrapes.  Shaving in the shower while still half asleep is nice.  Everyone's skin and hair is a little different though, I guess that's why there's still some semblance of competition in shaving stuff right? ;)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kenny57028 on September 01, 2010, 05:55:20 PM
I'm with you guys on the headblade. Very overrated and advertised. Been collecting dust for 2 months now... if I even remember where it is? Shaving with a mach 3 is so much faster and smoother the headblade doesn't even compare.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: rcg5227 on September 04, 2010, 08:00:44 AM
Right now I'm using a headblade with a women sensor blade. I have the blade reversed and use it in a pulling motion instead of pushing the blade. Pushing the blade was a bad idea, as I was razor burned severely and had to stop shaving for two weeks. By the time the two weeks were up, I had to have my wife's hair lady clipper it back down to the scalp. The headblade was a b-day present from my sister-in-law. It was trial and error with the headblade. I started using women's sensor blades and like i posted above, I put the blade on backwards. I usually use the shaving cream my wife uses. She usually uses the generic version of skintimate or some other type of store brand women's shaving gel.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kevin on September 05, 2010, 06:28:37 PM
Right now - Ive slyd (is that term?) twice my head, both times with a Mach 3 and so far so good.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: blugill on September 28, 2010, 05:43:40 PM
Hell I've been sportin the dome for the last 20+ years, love it and wouldn't have it any other way. What razor, just depends on which one I'm in the mood to use that day. I have a 1930's gold tone new Gillette open comb DE razor, a 1959, 1961,1967 Super Speeds all Gillette, two Schick Pre Krona's one silver tip n one black tip, one HeadBlade Sport. You be the judge, love using all of em, today was the silver tip Shick
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldBradley on October 06, 2010, 11:21:26 PM
Usually the cheapest razors I can find, I figure you can get ten or so cheap razors for the price of one or two of the better razors. Replacement blades cost to much...

I have an electric razor that I use for my face, I've thought about using it on my face but I don't know if it would turn out good.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: rcg5227 on October 07, 2010, 10:03:35 PM
Usually the cheapest razors I can find, I figure you can get ten or so cheap razors for the price of one or two of the better razors. Replacement blades cost to much...

I have an electric razor that I use for my face, I've thought about using it on my face but I don't know if it would turn out good.

Same with me, I usually buy what is good and cheap. Money isn't that plentiful at this time. I found razors at the Dollar Tree, 3 for $1. I usually get the Women's version because they don't make me break out, as well it is what my wife likes to use. I tried the Men's version and broke out for some reason.
I haven't been using my headblade lately because I don't like Atra II blades and the pharmacy where I got Sensor blades are out of stock. Gillette blades have become a little pricey themselves. I haven't been able to find a store brand anywhere except for the pharmacy where I get my prescription meds. Walmart doesn't carry store brand sensor blades anymore.
Great razors, however.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: joe mcclaine on October 11, 2010, 01:07:42 AM
Mach 3, Fusion, Quattro and Hydro 3 (just testing this one).

All have great 'flow through' so are very easily rinsed out (with a couple of days' growth).

Tried almost every razor known to man - including DEs and straights.

The ones listed result in 'faff-free' shaves.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on October 11, 2010, 07:09:32 AM
I was getting nervous about my M5 when Wal-Mart stopped carrying them and their blades.  But, I found a supply of them in upstate NY this past week at a CVS so I'm good for several more months.  What I can't figure is why our CVS's in NO don't and never did stock them :/O.  I was looking to bite the financial bullet and go back to Fusion.  
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on October 11, 2010, 08:45:39 AM
I was getting nervous about my M5 when Wal-Mart stopped carrying them and their blades.  But, I found a supply of them in upstate NY this past week at a CVS so I'm good for several more months.  What I can't figure is why our CVS's in NO don't and never did stock them :/O.  I was looking to bite the financial bullet and go back to Fusion.  
I am assuming that Schick bought Personna out.  I noticed that all the Personna stuff has been replaced by Wilkinson Sword.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on October 11, 2010, 08:52:23 AM
I am assuming that Schick bought Personna out. 
Damn, that pisses me off.  Product for product, price for price, IMO the M5 defined stick shaving and worked so well peeling the peach to a long lasting smooth finish.  We'll see the stuff again at a super high price--b_stards :Xo! :Xo! :Xo!.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razor X on October 11, 2010, 09:28:51 AM
Apparently Schick did buy out Personna's parent company:

http://www.stltoday.com/business/article_27c1b05e-d312-11df-af81-0017a4a78c22.html
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on October 11, 2010, 09:40:59 AM
Apparently Schick did buy out Personna's parent company:

http://www.stltoday.com/business/article_27c1b05e-d312-11df-af81-0017a4a78c22.html

Rats,

"The addition of American Safety Razor to our  Schick Wilkinson Sword business broadens our product portfolio, enhances our ability to deliver total category solutions to our retail customers, and provides us with greater scale to effectively compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace," Energizer CEO Ward Klein said in a statement."

They'll compete alright, taking a good, well priced product off the shelf, limiting choice and driving consumer prices up!  If you can't create a better product, kill the ones that do.  Didn't realize that they were in bankruptcy.  Too bad they didn't aggressively pursue the sly market. 

 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razor X on October 11, 2010, 09:56:58 AM
Amazon has the replacement cartridges at what seems to be a reasonable price. Might be worth stocking up while the supplies last:

http://www.amazon.com/blades-trimmer-cartridges-replacement-Personna/dp/B002E7HG04/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=beauty&qid=1286812542&sr=8-3
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DrDuktayp on October 18, 2010, 09:02:07 PM
I am pretty new to shaving my head.  I have tried Gillette Sensor, Wifes Remington wet/dry, Remington Micro Screen and Braun Series 3.  I have some bumps and even a mole on the back side of my head.  So, I am really liking the Braun Series 3 as it is a wet/dry and does pretty good.  I have been washing hair in shower with shampoo and then using Edge gel on my head to hopefully prevent razor bumps.  I was going to try a Fusion until I saw how much the blades were ... that is when I decided to buy a new electric.

Tom
Title: Sensor Excel doesn't fit on the black adapter
Post by: YohaiM on October 22, 2010, 12:28:02 AM
I bought it two days ago.(10$ for 5 blades)
It doesn't seem to fit to the black adapter.
Has anyone tried them and can concur that they are compatible?
I think of returning it to the shop and buying something else.
Thanks,
Yohai.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rob-Raz on October 22, 2010, 03:20:48 AM
I believe there are actually 2 different black adapters. Check this thread pg.4 has some pics of all of em to compare   http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=12894.45 (http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=12894.45)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: YohaiM on October 22, 2010, 06:34:10 AM
OK,got the idea.
Too shame that only this morning I ordered two products from headblade's website,'cause the shipment is more expensive than the products themselves.(I live in Israel)
Had I known,I would have ordered the adapters too.
Never mind that,I'm satisfied with the HB double razor blades,only I have an issue with cleaning them.
The hair seems to get stuck between the blades.
I tried to clean it with an old toothbrush,but it ruined the blade.
I thought of filling my sink a little,then enter the blade and shake it well,maybe that would clean them better.
Another thought was to use my nose trimmer's brush,which is more delicate.
Any tips for this issue?
Thanks,
Yohai.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Noggin on October 22, 2010, 11:49:54 AM
I thought of filling my sink a little,then enter the blade and shake it well,maybe that would clean them better.
Yep, that's how I'm doing it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: junglephone on October 25, 2010, 05:54:07 AM
At the moment, I've put the HB sport aside and am using the Schick Hydro 5 with the Hydro SS gel. They work really well and I'm not cutting myself. I also think I might be allergic to HeadSlick. My skin started clearing up after I stopped using it. I really like the HB stuff in theory but it doesn't seem to agree with me. Oh well, we all react differently I guess.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Magoo on October 25, 2010, 04:24:12 PM
At the moment, I've put the HB sport aside and am using the Schick Hydro 5 with the Hydro SS gel. They work really well and I'm not cutting myself. I also think I might be allergic to HeadSlick. My skin started clearing up after I stopped using it. I really like the HB stuff in theory but it doesn't seem to agree with me. Oh well, we all react differently I guess.
 

 Not a bad Idea to switch different shaving products during the week.This way if your allergic to a substance it may not bother you.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on October 31, 2010, 05:37:53 PM
I need to try some of these.  They look familiar 8)
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv254%2FJeramyT%2FShave%2Fth_10302010018.jpg&hash=d934301f2c7f3da77c5c52577d20f544) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v254/JeramyT/Shave/?action=view&current=10302010018.jpg)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gardner179 on November 13, 2010, 02:29:14 PM
headblade sport is my weapon of choice with sensor trips, could not live without it. shave the head every dayand this tool gives the best shave ever. :@`
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldBradley on November 13, 2010, 07:17:34 PM
I just bought a Headblade Sport yesterday after debating getting one for a few couple weeks. I had about a 15 day fro going on so I trimmed/preshaved a bit before busting out the HB. It took  a little while to get used to it, but I think I finally got the hang of it. The result was pretty good :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Natedawg on November 19, 2010, 12:22:20 PM
I've been using Mach 3 razors since the day I started shaving my head. I usually go for a 14 pack of disposables @ Costco. I've only nicked myself a few times in 3 years (usually due to my own carelessness), and never have any irritation.

I've never tried the Headblade. It just looks so gimmicky and I've heard plenty of horror stories, although I'm sure most of which are due to using it incorrectly... Maybe one day I'll try it out when I'm feeling lucky.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: YohaiM on November 19, 2010, 12:36:34 PM
I've been using Mach 3 razors since the day I started shaving my head. I usually go for a 14 pack of disposables @ Costco. I've only nicked myself a few times in 3 years (usually due to my own carelessness), and never have any irritation.

I've never tried the Headblade. It just looks so gimmicky and I've heard plenty of horror stories, although I'm sure most of which are due to using it incorrectly... Maybe one day I'll try it out when I'm feeling lucky.

Have been using the Mach3 for five years now,and lately shifted to the HeadBlade.
It takes me a little bit longer to shave with the HeadBlade,but the shave is closer,just because I've always shaved with the grain,and wasn't aware of that.
Bottom line:
You can shave with whatever you want,as long as you get the perfect shave.
Peace,
Yohai.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Baldman on November 20, 2010, 06:12:52 PM
I use the Gillette Proglide, I tried the Schick Quattro last night... I have never cut myself so much. It was a disaster, I do not know if I shaved to fast because I am used to my amazing Gillette blade, but wow it did not feel good. I do not think I am going to try it again, the Gillette blade is obviously a lot better.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ycartt on November 27, 2010, 09:36:01 PM
I liked the Personna Magnum (I believe that's what they were called) 5 blade.  They were the cheapest I could find at Walmart.  However, I can't find them there any more.  So I get the CVS brand of the same thing.  The 5 blade comes in a 4 pack for about $8 which is less than all the Mach III and Fusion blades.  Works well and I get about 5 shaves a week out of one blade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: phigg on December 17, 2010, 09:12:41 AM
I pretty much gave up on my headblade (both regular and sport),  but not because they're not good, it's just that my particular noggin has too many bumps, ridges, and worst of all- transplant scars, which create a very uneven, irregular surface that the headblade just isn't suited for.
For the average joe, I'm sure a headblade rocks.
For now, I'm using a Hydro3  w/ Headslick and I'm happy with it.  Close shave, no nicks. And with my skull, that's saying something.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on December 17, 2010, 09:31:09 AM
I liked the Personna Magnum (I believe that's what they were called) 5 blade.  They were the cheapest I could find at Walmart.  However, I can't find them there any more.  So I get the CVS brand of the same thing.  The 5 blade comes in a 4 pack for about $8 which is less than all the Mach III and Fusion blades.  Works well and I get about 5 shaves a week out of one blade.

I don't think they make them anymore.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tomgallagher on December 17, 2010, 09:36:34 AM
I pretty much gave up on my headblade (both regular and sport),  but not because they're not good, it's just that my particular noggin has too many bumps, ridges, and worst of all- transplant scars, which create a very uneven, irregular surface that the headblade just isn't suited for.
For the average joe, I'm sure a headblade rocks.
For now, I'm using a Hydro3  w/ Headslick and I'm happy with it.  Close shave, no nicks. And with my skull, that's saying something.

I can't use the razor either but I do use a lot of their other products.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: sgordon on December 17, 2010, 12:28:18 PM
I use Gillette Sensor with King of shave sensitive shaving gel... at the moment. I am still seeking alternatives.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on December 22, 2010, 01:12:55 PM
Used my good old Mach III today. It's been a while since I've used it and I had forgotten how good it works.
Great smooth shave, nice and easy. I still feel the top razors are the HB and the Mach.   O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BillOnBass on December 22, 2010, 02:14:03 PM
I'm pretty distraught about the discontinuation of Personna's M5 blade.  It did have some downsides compared to the Fusion imo, but you really couldn't beat that value. 

I felt like a sucker today when I dropped $14 on 4 frickin Fusion cartridges  :-\
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TK4108 on December 23, 2010, 01:15:44 PM
I'm pretty distraught about the discontinuation of Personna's M5 blade.

Our Exchange still had a few packs of blades, so I just bought the four that they had left. I guess I'll be looking for something new when they are gone...  :-\
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on December 23, 2010, 01:59:22 PM
I have some that I was gifted by a generous and much appreciated Sly Guy here, but the end is in sight.  I have just started a couple of weeks with a Gillette to get myself ready for the inevitable--but I'm going to be one sorry bald guy when I have used my last M5. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jmb_1981 on December 23, 2010, 07:23:53 PM
New to the site thinking about switching from a clipper to a razor shave:)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on December 23, 2010, 08:13:08 PM
New to the site thinking about switching from a clipper to a razor shave:)

A switch you probably won't regret--take it slow, hot shower, sharp new blade--enjoy.  Welcome to the sly guys and that special bunch of guys who enjoy scraping the grape and peeling the peach.  Welcome, and what a Christmas present to give yourself to enter the new year O0.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jmb_1981 on December 23, 2010, 10:24:17 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Snakehandler on December 24, 2010, 07:23:59 AM
I use a Gillette Fusion a few days a week & a Norelco Speed XL the other days. I recently tried a Remington Foil. I wasn't expecting much but was shocked at how close a shave it gave. Not as close as a Gillette Razor but pretty darn close.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: daviekumd on December 27, 2010, 11:30:12 AM
i went with the regular fusion for about 3 weeks-ish...it was aiight.  i tried the fusion proglide yesterday...WAAAAAAAY better results for me.  like night and day.  with the fusion i had pretty much total stubble about 8 hours after shaving.   it's been 24 hours now since i used the proglide--including sleep time--and there are still stubble-free spots on my head.  well worth the extra 2 bucks per pack, or whatever it works out to.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Mikekoz13 on December 27, 2010, 05:13:10 PM
For you M5 lovers..... CVS stores sell a 5 blade cartridge that looks very similar to the M5 cartridge and I have been told that it works on the M5.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Noodles on December 29, 2010, 09:18:18 PM
Funny how you can sometimes get the best shaves from such unexpected sources....

The other night, I forgot to pick up some blades on the way home from work - completely forgot about it until it was shower time (I shave BOTH in the morning and at night). Anyway, it was late, rainy, windy, and cold....
                       (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi167.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu158%2Fjoglynne%2Fsmillies%2Fbrr-windy-smiley.gif&hash=f9ba0ecb6c509d625cc61d4b4441b783)

Now I consider myself to be dedicated to keeping my melon SLY, but I wasn't going out again 'fer nuttin'...

I noticed my wife had a package of Rite-Aid brand pivoting-head disposables in the bathroon cabinet. Having no other alternative, I decided to give the razor a try, but prepared myself mentally (and physically) for what I thought was going to be a BLOODFEST!!

To my udder delight, I was EXTREMELY, PLEASANTLY SURPRISED with the CLOSENESS of the overall end result. NO nicks, cuts, or post-shave irritation!!

Not just close. I mean it was "WOW CLOSE"!!

Like I said... sometimes the smoothest, closest shaves can come from the most unexpected sources...

Go figure...  :px

 - Cap'n Noodles -
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gambrinus on January 08, 2011, 07:14:02 AM
For you M5 lovers..... CVS stores sell a 5 blade cartridge that looks very similar to the M5 cartridge and I have been told that it works on the M5.
Dollar General has a DG brand cartridge that looks like the M5 too.  I checked and it's made in Tennessee.  So you know it's not that cheap Korean made stuff they usually pedal.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rev. Cleanhead on January 11, 2011, 07:47:51 PM
When I started shaving my head (not quite 10 years ago), I would grab my trusty mach 3.  Then I learned what a real razor was and started using a double-edge safety razor.  All in all, I'm convinced that the choice of lubricant is more significant than blade.  Best change I ever made in my routine was ditching the 99cent can of shave foam for a quality shaving soap and brush. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Harleyman on January 24, 2011, 10:23:11 AM
Mach 3 is my weapon of choice,anything else seems to tear my head apart.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldHeeb on January 26, 2011, 12:09:24 PM
Been shaving on/off for about 7 years (started losing my hair at 19).
Not a fan of Headblade's razor, but the products are good.
I usually use the Gillette Fusion, and more recently the ProGlide version.
When I'm lazy and have a week's worth of stubble, I break out a nice sharp Bic Twin Select.  The Bic Flex4 gives a decent shave too.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TheBreeze on February 04, 2011, 04:19:12 PM
I've been using the Gillette Fusion Proglide Power.  I think it is a great razor.

I use (and really like) a lot of the Headblade products, but not the razor - never tried it.  Maybe I will try it at one point, but I just don't see how it could give me a closer or more comfortable shave than the Fusion. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: IMSLY on February 04, 2011, 05:49:14 PM
I'm not sure if this has been posted before, at least it hasn't here. you can still get the M5 Razor by ordering online, the only catch is that you need to order at least 6 packs (@US $5.89 Each that's $34 for 24 cartridges). I already ordered once about 2 months ago and didn't know about the 6 item requirement, but i didn't have to order 6 because the 1st time you order they'll give you free shipping, no matter how many you buy. The website is https://personna.alice.com/products
Hope it helps brothers!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: myron7 on February 08, 2011, 03:38:33 PM
Gillette Proglide Power. Top stuff!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: HEAD on March 02, 2011, 05:16:40 PM
Schick Xtreme3 Fitstyle
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on March 05, 2011, 04:07:26 AM
best value/quality I have been able to find is the Shick Extreme 3 I believe its called.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: sailor61 on March 05, 2011, 09:10:02 AM
I use a Fusion on my face and like it on the dome but the blade price is just too high for that. 

In my limited time I've tried a couple of disposables on the noggin and agree that the Schick Extreme 3, Fitstyle (haven't tried the Sensitive) seems to be best for me.  The small amount of flex in the blades seems to make it a bit more forgiving in the back where I was running into an occasional knick problem.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slyhand on March 10, 2011, 05:39:23 PM
I did use Fusion but the price was stupid high. I found Magnum 5 (M5) a five blade that's as good as Fusion at a fraction of the cost. My grocery store carries it at a great price but if you can get it at BJ's or Costco it's even better.
 I usually buy the entire razor with an extra 5 cartridges for the same price as a 5 cartridge set alone.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razor X on March 10, 2011, 09:43:43 PM
I did use Fusion but the price was stupid high. I found Magnum 5 (M5) a five blade that's as good as Fusion at a fraction of the cost. My grocery store carries it at a great price but if you can get it at BJ's or Costco it's even better.
 

They're not making those anymore, so if stores in your area still have them, stock up while you can.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slyhand on March 11, 2011, 06:49:31 PM
I did use Fusion but the price was stupid high. I found Magnum 5 (M5) a five blade that's as good as Fusion at a fraction of the cost. My grocery store carries it at a great price but if you can get it at BJ's or Costco it's even better.
 

They're not making those anymore, so if stores in your area still have them, stock up while you can.

Really? Oh crap, I am going out tomorrow and stocking up like crazy. Why would they not make them? It's a great product at a great price.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goldy on March 11, 2011, 08:48:14 PM
Actually, I don't think they have stopped production. I emailed the makers of the M5 a few weeks ago and their response was they have no plans of discontinuing the M5. They just aren't going to be carried by Wal-Mart anymore. They have them at my local CVS & HyVee, but I think the name may be slightly different. But they still have the black/orange color scheme, 5 blades + trimmer blade. $5.99 or $6.99 for 5 cartridges or for the handle/2 cartridges.

They have assured me they are still making them though! Here's the email I got back on
2/22/11--

Thank you for your interest in American Safety Razor Company and our Personna M5 Magnum Razors.  There are no plans to discontinue this product.

You may find our M5 Magnum Razors in the following retail stores (they will be in the individual retailers packaging private label, however, the blades are the same):

Target
CVS
Dollar General                                    The packaging reads 5 blade razor with trimmer.
Rite Aid
Personna.com

If I may be of further assistance; please do not hesitate to contact me. We always appreciate the opportunity to serve our Customers.

Sincerely,
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Razor X on March 11, 2011, 08:55:43 PM
I believe the company was bought out by Schick.  I know some guys here wrote a while back about it being discontinued.  I've never used it myself so I never bothered to investigate further:

http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=14151.0

Based on the response you received, it sounds like they aren't marketing it under its original name anymore but it's still available as a "store brand".
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jbald on March 11, 2011, 09:18:23 PM
Mach III works great for me.  I tried a Schick Extreme for awhile but went back to the Mach.  A little Baldguyz shave lotion..... :@`
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DaveDorm on March 12, 2011, 01:01:57 PM
I am sure it has been said, but I found the Headblade to be the best overall shave. I use the original and the twin blades. I can get the Atra clones at the local "five and dime" for $3 for 10 blades, making it very cost effective. For face and trim, I use a classic safety razor. Again, cost effective blades, $2 for 10, and they last a long time.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greenie14 on April 04, 2011, 03:16:04 PM
I'm also new here and I have been shaving for about 3 years, I use the Gillette Power Fusion and the Headblade sport
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: genxeration on April 07, 2011, 03:42:57 PM
I have been using the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power with HeadSlick.  I've only been SLY for 12 days but I cannot beleive how close the razor shaves.  I'm not so happy with the price but the Fusion ProGlide has worked great for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: cvasara on April 07, 2011, 07:02:04 PM
Headblade with the CVS Atra knockoff blades that can still be found on eBay for about 40 to 50 cents a blade.  I bought 40 blades not too long ago at 40 cents each there.   I found two 10 packs of Personna dual blades at a Walmart on Maui a month or so ago, at $2.00 a pack.  They are a great blade for the Headblade.  Wish they had more, at 20 cents a blade thats CHEAP ! !   I trim with a Gillette Fusion or a Mach 3, what ever is handy.  Don't let that Headblade get too close to the ears. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Donk on April 09, 2011, 07:59:01 AM
The best razor is supermaxx kwik4 which is an economical disposable razor you can get at the dollar tree or 99 cent only stores.


It has 4 widely spaced blades and a lube strip. 3 razors for a dollar!


I shave my face first and then my head and i throw it away. They are cheap enough to only use once.


Supermaxx also makes a kwik3 razor which has 3 blades and no lube strip, you get 5 razors for a buck. Those work good too.


The wide blade spacing on these razors mean they dont get clogged up....and makes shaving your head a breeze.

]http://reviews.dollartree.com/0550/955787/reviews.htm] (http://reviews.dollartree.com/0550/955787/reviews.htm)

]http://www.dollartree.com/health-personal-care/bath-products/shaving-products/Men-s-Four-Blade-Razors/211c243c248p296786/index.prol] (http://www.dollartree.com/health-personal-care/bath-products/shaving-products/Men-s-Four-Blade-Razors/211c243c248p296786/index.prol)







Best razor ive found
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: karmacopper on April 12, 2011, 02:10:01 PM
use merkur futur, fantastically close safety razor, blades only cost couple cents  8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Jimlog on April 13, 2011, 11:33:22 PM
Gillette Fusion all the way. Find the Headblade is difficult to use and end up cutting myself to bits. Maybe I'm using too much pressure on it or something...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: foreversmooth on May 18, 2011, 01:30:02 PM
Gillette Mach 3 works well. A bit expensive but a get a few shaves with one blade so it's worth it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BrianBradford on May 26, 2011, 07:43:56 AM
Bic Comfort 3 disposable.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldjoeg on May 26, 2011, 02:00:39 PM

Iuse the Gillette Mach 3 and also ssometimes the gillette fusion. They both work great.

I have tried the headblade but the other 2 work better for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TeenSlyGuy on June 01, 2011, 11:55:47 AM
Gillete ProGlide Powered, it literally GLIDES
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: intex on June 01, 2011, 12:00:25 PM
Gillete ProGlide Powered, it literally GLIDES


That is what I use.  Change cartridge once a week - Sunday morning.  Get these at Costco.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ghost1988 on June 01, 2011, 01:14:39 PM
I've always used the Mach 3 Turbo and have great results. I tried the headblade and will NEVER resort back to that deadly weapon again lol. i had a BAD accident involving it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: IRONHORSE on June 01, 2011, 05:44:18 PM
I don't feel so bad after reading Jimlog and Ghost1988's replies. I used a Headblade once, and the aftermath was NOT pretty. I looked like I shoulda been in a horror movie. I thought I was alone in this.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SlyCanuck on June 01, 2011, 08:20:42 PM
I use a Mach 3.  It is fairly cheap and quite effective.  I tried the new "blue" Fusion.  I love it, but damn, is it expensive.  I wasted my money on a Headblade.  I'd rather shave with an axe than that abomination!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmer on June 02, 2011, 03:40:45 PM
The first time I used a Headblade I SHREDDED my scalp and swore I'd never touch one again.  Then my son-in-law told me about the Sport.  I tried it.  The Sport worked for me where the "classic" hadn't been manageable at all.

Granted, I'll admit that I'm "sold" by the logo and think it's just a cool a$$ design, but once I got the hang of it, it shaves me closer than any other razor's been able to.  And I'd honestly say I've tried most of the major brands.  And as long as I put NO pressure on the blade...it doesn't bite.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SlapHeadUK on June 02, 2011, 03:47:27 PM
I use a headblade sport razor, first time I did take a healthy chunk outta my head but taught myself to use long sweeps and apply no pressure.

Now takes me about 2 minutes to shave my whole scalp, against and with the grain.

I would urge you to try the headblade again, it's amazing! I think if I was using a standard razor I would have given up by now.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Mike_412 on June 02, 2011, 04:03:58 PM
I'm a headblade sport guy.  It took me forever to get used to it after almost 14 years of using a stick razor, but now that I'm comfortable with it, there's no turning back.  I actually tried two separate shaves using a Schick Hydro 5 and Gillette Fusion Power and it was nowhere near as comfortable or easy as the headblade.  Plus, the shave is much closer and long lasting for me as well.

You definitely have to find a blade you're comfortable using with the sport.  For me, that's either a Sensor Excel or Sensor 3 both by Gillette.  Also, like has been previously stated, apply no pressure toward the front, only toward the back.  Long, even strokes and you're good to go.  I was never able to shave everyday prior to using the headblade, but now I'm able to.  I can't recommend it enough.

Whatever you use, it's the end result that matters.  Happy shaving.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on June 03, 2011, 04:18:50 AM
I'm a headblade sport guy.  It took me forever to get used to it after almost 14 years of using a stick razor, but now that I'm comfortable with it, there's no turning back.  I actually tried two separate shaves using a Schick Hydro 5 and Gillette Fusion Power and it was nowhere near as comfortable or easy as the headblade.  Plus, the shave is much closer and long lasting for me as well.

You definitely have to find a blade you're comfortable using with the sport.  For me, that's either a Sensor Excel or Sensor 3 both by Gillette.  Also, like has been previously stated, apply no pressure toward the front, only toward the back.  Long, even strokes and you're good to go.  I was never able to shave everyday prior to using the headblade, but now I'm able to.  I can't recommend it enough.

Whatever you use, it's the end result that matters.  Happy shaving.


to each his own, I think the headblade is the worst razor i've ever used, gimmicky and unnecessary imo
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Mikekoz13 on June 03, 2011, 04:26:49 AM
HeadBlade Sport for me. This razor is NOT a gimmick............ it's just not for the uncoordinated!  ;D ;)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on June 03, 2011, 04:26:21 PM
HeadBlade Sport for me. This razor is NOT a gimmick............ it's just not for the uncoordinated!  ;D ;)

I agree Mike, he may be heavy handed. Some guys just can't get the hang of it.
I use the Classic as well, and have never had a problem. This razor is far from a gimmick.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BriansSlyIn(716) on June 04, 2011, 10:17:41 AM
I use Mach 3 And BaldGuyz clear shave gel Which is great, but I do intend to try Headblade soon :)......
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Titus13 on June 05, 2011, 09:50:24 PM
I use the fusion but must try the headblade
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on June 06, 2011, 04:35:16 PM
Definitely get yourself a HeadBlade guys. I recommend you take your time with it, so you can get used to how it works. Follow the instructions and you'll never have a problem.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morthen on June 08, 2011, 11:55:37 AM
Ive tried a bunch of razors, mach3, mach5, headblade(worst by a large margin), Shick extreme 3(good value, but i still got some irritation), and I think my favorite by far is the Gillete fusion proglide. Its a bit pricy but it gives me the closest smoothest most comfortable shave
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: intex on June 11, 2011, 09:54:36 AM
After reading a number of posts here I ordered the Magnum M5 razor.  Used it this morning - I do like it likely more than the Gillette Proglide Power that I have been using.  Will stick with the new one now.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on June 11, 2011, 11:52:02 AM
After reading a number of posts here I ordered the Magnum M5 razor.  Used it this morning - I do like it likely more than the Gillette Proglide Power that I have been using.  Will stick with the new one now.

Very nice!  The lower cost of blades is a nice added benefit as well!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on June 11, 2011, 06:17:28 PM
I just picked up a five blade refill cartridge pack at CVS, it's basically the same razor as the M5 but under a different name brand. I get home and I'm ready to shave the dome when I realize I don't have my M5 handle anymore. Dropped it on the tile floor in the bathroom, it broke and I never replaced it. I'll have to pick up another.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Titus13 on June 15, 2011, 08:19:26 AM
The Headblade
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: sellitman on June 15, 2011, 10:22:09 AM
Schick Hydro 5

No contest.  h3ry3

That and Bald Guyz Shave Gel & After shave gel too.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ming the Merciless on June 26, 2011, 09:34:18 AM
Always these discussions.  And never a single answer.

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2008/1/27/how-to-pick-a-new-razor.html
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Daven on July 02, 2011, 09:24:15 PM
Isn't it great that they make SO many blades for us to try out?

My first shave was with my Fusion, which I have used for years on my face, **NEVER shave your head for the first time with a dull face blade** best advice I can give.

Two days later went out and got a Headblade to try out. Cut myself up but good, I'm sure it's a great blade, but I have Multiple Sclerosis and have certain fingers that are numb, and bad hand control, so it didn't work for me, (now I wish I could figure out what to do with a brand new bunch of blades and a twice used razor).

As my neighbor suggested the Schick Hydro 5 and I shaved with that tonight (first time shaving in a week after needing to give time for some cuts to heal) and WOW WOW WOW, closest shave I've EVER had, face or head or anything. It's GREAT. I will be using this from now on.

SO anyone in Phoenix need headblade razor or blades let me know.  I'm keeping the slick and lube.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: IK on July 03, 2011, 02:39:50 AM
I'm using a Gillette Fusion ProGlide. I actually think it may be better than my old Fusion, and not just marketing gimmick!

Before that, I was using a Fusion, obviously. No problems at all, except self-caused!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: fielder on July 03, 2011, 08:01:55 PM
Go guys I'm newly bald and I use the gillette fusion that vibrates it works great and I use the fusion shaving gel aswell. Since I'm in the states for the summer(j1 visa I'm only 21 be nice haha) I'm going to try the headblade what's the best and cheapest place to get the products and what's good to clean and chrome the dome, regards David.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Snakehandler on July 03, 2011, 08:35:32 PM
I've been using a Gillette Fusion. It's a great razor but the blades keep getting more expensive as a 4 pack is about $15 now @ Walmart. I purchased a Schick Hydro 5 & was surprised how close & smooth a shave it provided & a 4 pack of blades is $10. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on July 18, 2011, 02:43:36 PM
This past Saturday stopped in at the Wal-Mart for a general supply shopping trip for shaving and other stuff.  On the spur of the moment I picked up a Schick Hydro 5, having seen it praised by some of the guys here--including the long absent WARHAWK (Where are you?) 
Initial impression is very good, in fact excellent.  As noted by one other SBG,  this blade can be used with pressure--no kidding--and that can be a real asset for some areas that have stubborn stubble in the way of the perfectly smooth dome.  Result, my dome felt as smooth as a peeled peach--absolutely great.  Not a hint of irritation in any respect, much less a nick.  I'll be using this for the next couple of weeks and it may supplant my affection for the M5, even with the additional cost.  It is a marked improvement over the Fusion, my former #2 blade behind the M5. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: texanron on July 19, 2011, 09:49:40 AM
I have moved on from the HeadBlade Sport razor. Currently I use either the Gillette Fusion or Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor. I just really like the 5 blade system for shaving my head.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Laser Man on August 10, 2011, 06:50:57 AM
I've been using a HeadBlade since I went sly because I liked the control it gave on my newly-shaved scalp.  Today I used my Gillette Mach 3 on my scalp and I'm amazed at how much smoother my head is.  I'm going to test this for a week or so to see how it goes. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on August 10, 2011, 07:50:30 AM
Way back to my 100th post on Dec 13, 2006 I hadn't even shaved yet and was "leaning toward" the FUSION.

http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=3.90

That's what I started with and NEVER TRIED ANYTHING ELSE!!!

The five-blader is the end-all for me, man  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Laser Man on August 11, 2011, 06:17:40 AM
The results with the Mach 3 were much better than the HeadBlade.  My head stayed smooth much longer - well into the late afternoon.  This morning I tried a 5-blade Fusion (a free sample that was in the drawer unopened) and the shave was even closer.  I might have to hang up the HeadBlade and go with either the Mach 3 or the Fusion. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Emcee on August 11, 2011, 01:17:20 PM
Curious about giving the Fusion a try myself. which version y'all recommend? Power? Proglide? if either of these do you find a significant difference over the manual version in terms of closer shave, longer lasting smoothness? Same would go if you perfer Proglide over Power or vice versa etc.

<-- I look pretty much like my avatar guy here save for mpb shadowless head. cursid dark hair/pale skin. Always feel like I'm missing out on a closer shave of course.

Appreciate any input on the Fusion before I shell out lots of monies to Gillette:)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: glockmeister on August 11, 2011, 04:57:38 PM
I use the power fusion and love it.Gives me a smooth dome for at least 12 hours usually more.I have never cut myself with it either.The blades are expensive but my blades last 2-4 weeks by keeping them dry and sharpening them using the blue Jean method.I used to use headslick but lately I've been shaving in the shower and using cheap conditioner and it works great.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Laser Man on August 12, 2011, 05:39:00 AM
I am using the Power Fusion too.  Yesterday was the first time and my dome stayed smooth for about 10 hours before I began to notice some stubble.  Even late last night, the stubble was far less than with the HeadBlade triple.  I'm sold on the Fusion.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Emcee on August 12, 2011, 02:46:14 PM
thanks a lot for the input, fellers. i was leaning toward the Power anyhow as it was recommended to me before by a friend who uses it for face shaving but was curious if the Proglide was a step up over Power or not. Thought I read somewhere that the Proglide shave doesnt seem to last as long or some such. You Power users try out that one yet?

also, thanks a bunch for the razor preservation tip, glock. doing it!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 1GoZoom on August 15, 2011, 02:03:15 AM
As tomorrow will be my first time without hair, its bound to change, but I have a brand new Conair hair trimmer that I've been wanting to use.  Probably do that, and if it still is too long for my liking, I'll pull out either my Edwin Jagger straight blade (which I love and adore) or my Proglide Fusion Power (needs a new head but I'm cheap).  I have a Wahl electric razor, but its older than my high school diploma.  :P
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Laser Man on August 15, 2011, 06:34:32 AM
I haven't tried the ProGlide. I may give it a try when I go to restock on blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Emcee on August 15, 2011, 01:35:07 PM
The Proglide got me. It got me good. There was just too many of them staring me in the face, plus this huge lit up display thing on the end cap of the shaving section at Walmart. I figured I can try Power blade heads if I am so inclined.

ummmmmmmmm, WOW! first shave this morning, my best in some time. it just glides so easily with zero irritation going on. so.friggin.smooth. big improvement on my sides and in the back. I was using headblade w/sensor trips prior to this.

Not sure how much these heads differ from the POWER ones but I kinda feel like I've been missing out. We'll see how long the smoothness lasts, how long it holds up of course. Just wish I could afford the refills:/ gonna try the keeping the blades dry/jean technique for sure.

Does anyone know if dousing the blades in mineral oil truly helps on prolonging blade life?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmer on August 15, 2011, 05:54:33 PM
Using the new Headblade Sport for my noggin and a Schick Hydro 3 for my face and cleanup.  I was using the Hydro 5 but I just get a closer shave with a three blade.  Don't understand it, but hey, I can't argue with reality.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: glockmeister on August 15, 2011, 06:09:56 PM
I am going on 3 weeks with my latest Fusion blade by keeping it dry and sharpening it after every shave on a 2x4 that I wrapped with a blue Jean leg.Check out you tube on the blue Jean sharpening method.I first heard about it on this web site and started using it and it really works.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Daven on August 15, 2011, 07:40:34 PM
This thread is SO long, I am going to start a new one as a poll, so it's easier to see all the options. IT will be an OPEN poll to add razors I haven't heard of or don't remember (there will be lots).

If you still want to keep this going, no problem with me. I just don't want to read through 65 pages. :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 1GoZoom on August 15, 2011, 08:38:38 PM
The Proglide got me. It got me good. There was just too many of them staring me in the face, plus this huge lit up display thing on the end cap of the shaving section at Walmart. I figured I can try Power blade heads if I am so inclined.

ummmmmmmmm, WOW! first shave this morning, my best in some time. it just glides so easily with zero irritation going on. so.friggin.smooth. big improvement on my sides and in the back. I was using headblade w/sensor trips prior to this.

Not sure how much these heads differ from the POWER ones but I kinda feel like I've been missing out. We'll see how long the smoothness lasts, how long it holds up of course. Just wish I could afford the refills:/ gonna try the keeping the blades dry/jean technique for sure.

Does anyone know if dousing the blades in mineral oil truly helps on prolonging blade life?

I had the regular then switched to the power.  It was night and day.  Its like a massage on your skin.  It eats batteries, but so does my nose trimmer, so I keep a set handy. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: paragon on August 21, 2011, 01:08:59 PM
I've just found this video after posting another one with a DE shave.
The guy actually shaved his head with a straight razor. That I guess I'll never try... but total respect for anybody who can do that.

So his straight razor head shave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq9Y_3uQR0c
And for the record, his DE head shave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SngxFO-d-4
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Laser Man on August 21, 2011, 04:21:19 PM
Wow - not sure I have the coordination or skill to use a straight razor.  I can picture looking like I ran headfirst into a razor wire fence!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 120inna55 on August 24, 2011, 06:20:54 AM
I just started shaving my head Saturday, so this is day 4 of daily shaving. Here's my introduction: http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=15332.0

I always shave in the shower with hot water.  I started with what I'm accustomed to shaving my face with, a vintage Gillette DE.  Uber experience with my face, I know my way around a DE and can achieve a perfect shave (on my face).  I knew the dangers with regard to a virgin scalp, however, so I didn't get as close as I'd like. (I used mug soap applied with a brush).

Day 2, I purchased a Gillette Fusion. I used the Fusion gel.  Much closer shave, and I could be more careless.

Day 3, I purchased a HeadBlade Sport and HeadSlick.  I did NOT use the HeadBlade Sport, but I did use the HeadSlick with the Fusion.  Perfect shave.

I have a tendency for ingrown hairs at the nape of my neck, so I used Bump Patrol (original formula) for the first time for the last 3 shaves.  Very good results.  About 5 minutes later, I use Nivea lotion.

Since this is the "what razor do you use" thread, my comment is on the Fusion.  This sounds ridiculous, but my only complaint with the whole process is my inability to maintain a grip on the Fusion.  It gets slick from the shaving cream/gel and it is very difficult to hold on to.  I know, shaving in a shower is contributing to this.

Do any of you have this problem?  I expect you HB users do not, and that may be what makes me give it a try.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Laser Man on August 24, 2011, 07:20:49 AM
I used to use a HeadBlade, but switched to the Fusion a few weeks back because it gives an incredibly smooth shave with no irritation.  I use HeadSlick with it, so my experience matches yours.

I don't have a problem maintaining a grip on the Fusion.  After lathering up, I rinse my right hand thoroughly, but keep cream on the left hand so I can keep relathering as I shave since I shave in multiple directions (with, against, and across) to get the smoothest possible shave.  I also rinse the razor regularly as I shave so that the cream and stubble are washed off and the blade stays clean.  Seems to work.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Naven on September 07, 2011, 09:51:48 AM
I've been shaving my head for about 10 years now.

I used to use the Mach 3 and loved it, with HeadSlick. It was an unbeatable combination, I thought.

Recently, however, I have been dissatisfied with HeadSlick, they seem to have changed the formulation and so I switched - I now use Kiss my Face Moisture Shave and it's amazing - I love it, can't imagine a better shave cream.

I also recently changed to Magnum 5 razors, Costco has them for $20 for 20 blades + handle - and they beat the Mach 3 by a mile too. The added benefit is that one blade lasts me about a month, whereas a Mach 3 blade was used up after about 6 days.

So, Magnum 5 + KMF shave cream - the best out there IMHO and I've tried 'em all.

Suchadeal.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Grizzly907 on September 08, 2011, 04:29:20 PM
I talk to a lot of guys who shave their head.  It seems that it's becoming a more popular thing to do now, or I'm just noticing it more.  Anyways, I usually ask what razor they use to shave their head.

The number one answer I get is...you guessed it...the Mach 3.

Now, I don't use the Mach 3.  In fact, I don't even use a straight razor.  Instead, I use a Remington!  That's right...I use an electric razor!  It's the only way to go for me.  I get just as smooth of a shave as using a Mach 3, but without the cuts and razor burn.  Plus, the overall cost is much cheaper in the long run.

Tell us, what do you use?

I use a merkur HD 34C, and just upgraded to a Merkur Futur.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 120inna55 on September 13, 2011, 04:06:48 PM
After over 3 weeks of shaving my head and trying the following, I feel I can be more objective than I was when I first responded to this thread:

Double Edge: takes too long, but results in close shave. Mild irritation.

Gillette Fusion goes a little faster.  Not as close as using the double edge and it feels like it pulls even with one 1 day of stubble. A surprisingly uncomfortable shave given what I expected from the reviews on this site.

Schick Hydro 5.  Hate it.  Comfortable shave, but inconsistent.  There's no tactile feedback, I suppose due to the large head on the razor. I had patches of stubble when I was done.  In all fairness, I gave this razor only two tries, but it was due to my disappointment.

HeadBlade Sport: I guess I drank the Kool Aid.  I was prepared to dislike this "gimmick", but this is the most awesome shave ever.  Every time.  Comfortable.  Fast.  Close.  Least amount of irritation.  It did not entail the "learning curve" I was prepared for.  It worked great the first try with no nicks.  There have been all these warnings about keeping the pressure off the blade, etc.  It just felt natural cupped in my hand, that the pressure is naturally distributed correctly.

And since the razor is only as good as the prepared surface over which it is used, I'll comment on the products I used:  I've been using St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub exfoliant about 3 times per week. Over the three weeks I've tried various combinations of King of Shaves Shave Oil & Alphagel, Billy Jealousy's Hydroplane, and HeadBlade HeadSlick. All of these products provided the same results with each razor tried, although I had to use larger amounts of Alphagel vs. the Billy Jealousy's and the HeadSlick.  Thus, as far as bang for the buck, HeadSlick is winning so far. The only time I used William's soap in a mug applied with brush was the first shave using the double edge.

I shave in the shower with hot water.  Due to advice on this site, I let the product sit on my scalp for at least 2 minutes.  For the past 5 days, I've quit doing this.  I simply shower, shave my face as usual, then apply HeadSlick and immediately shave with the the HB.  I noticed no difference in allowing the product to soak on my head, and I have thick coarse hair with no natural thinning.  I'm not disputing the need for this practice for some, as it makes sense, but for me it made no difference.

Bottom line, the HeadBlade Sport blew the other razors out of the water.  I've been using it daily for the past 5 days now with excellent results.

As far as my face, I'll never use anything other than my Double Edge.  I've grown too accustomed to my face, hair pattern and the nature of the double edge such that I can shave my face very quickly with few passes and get a very close shave.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Magoo on September 13, 2011, 07:37:00 PM
Good report on all the razors and other products, though only one mans opinion. On prepping the head with a long soak I agree its also not necesary , as the hair is not as coarse and tough as a mans beard.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 120inna55 on September 13, 2011, 08:18:03 PM
Good report on all the razors and other products, though only one mans opinion...
I couldn't agree more.  I kept going back to the Fusion because so many guys speak highly of it.  Two bald-by-choice coworkers with perfect domes even swear by it.  I even ordered a case of cartridges for it.

Conversely, there are a good number of guys that report a terrible shave with the HeadBlade, while it's the best shave for me, yet.

That just goes to show how unique our scalps and styles are.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jordan12 on September 14, 2011, 01:54:25 PM
I haven't been shaving my head too long yet.

But I use the headblade for the top and back, and use my mach 3 for around the ears and general finish work so I am as smooth as I can get it.

And I gotta say, nothing like getting done shaving, rinsing your head off with cold water and then just putting a hand on it. Feels fantastic...

And this was describing the non sexual head part on top of the neck.  >:D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Chavster on September 14, 2011, 01:57:45 PM
:o
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: valldo on September 14, 2011, 03:47:39 PM
After over 3 weeks of shaving my head and trying the following, I feel I can be more objective than I was when I first responded to this thread:
  • Double Edge
  • Gillette Fusion
  • Schick Hydro 5
  • HeadBlade Sport w/ HB triple cartridge

Double Edge: takes too long, but results in close shave. Mild irritation.

Gillette Fusion goes a little faster.  Not as close as using the double edge and it feels like it pulls even with one 1 day of stubble. A surprisingly uncomfortable shave given what I expected from the reviews on this site.

Schick Hydro 5.  Hate it.  Comfortable shave, but inconsistent.  There's no tactile feedback, I suppose due to the large head on the razor. I had patches of stubble when I was done.  In all fairness, I gave this razor only two tries, but it was due to my disappointment.

HeadBlade Sport: I guess I drank the Kool Aid.  I was prepared to dislike this "gimmick", but this is the most awesome shave ever.  Every time.  Comfortable.  Fast.  Close.  Least amount of irritation.  It did not entail the "learning curve" I was prepared for.  It worked great the first try with no nicks.  There have been all these warnings about keeping the pressure off the blade, etc.  It just felt natural cupped in my hand, that the pressure is naturally distributed correctly.

And since the razor is only as good as the prepared surface over which it is used, I'll comment on the products I used:  I've been using St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub exfoliant about 3 times per week. Over the three weeks I've tried various combinations of King of Shaves Shave Oil & Alphagel, Billy Jealousy's Hydroplane, and HeadBlade HeadSlick. All of these products provided the same results with each razor tried, although I had to use larger amounts of Alphagel vs. the Billy Jealousy's and the HeadSlick.  Thus, as far as bang for the buck, HeadSlick is winning so far. The only time I used William's soap in a mug applied with brush was the first shave using the double edge.

I shave in the shower with hot water.  Due to advice on this site, I let the product sit on my scalp for at least 2 minutes.  For the past 5 days, I've quit doing this.  I simply shower, shave my face as usual, then apply HeadSlick and immediately shave with the the HB.  I noticed no difference in allowing the product to soak on my head, and I have thick coarse hair with no natural thinning.  I'm not disputing the need for this practice for some, as it makes sense, but for me it made no difference.

Bottom line, the HeadBlade Sport blew the other razors out of the water.  I've been using it daily for the past 5 days now with excellent results.

As far as my face, I'll never use anything other than my Double Edge.  I've grown too accustomed to my face, hair pattern and the nature of the double edge such that I can shave my face very quickly with few passes and get a very close shave.

Thanks for the report. I have also been using the Headblade from almost day 1, with great results. No cuts,  no irritation, just a fast clean smooth shave, time and time again.
Over the last 2 weeks or so I have tried different shave gels and creams with my HB Sport and S4 Shadow, as well as different blades:
I havent really noticed big differences between the following, got close, baby smooth shaves with all combinations
1- HB Sport + HB triples + Headslick
2- HB Sport + Personna Twin Pivot Blades + Headslick
3- HB Sport + HB triples + Nivea Sensitive Shave Gel
4- HB Sport + Personna Twin Pivot + Nivea Sens Gel

Same with the S4

As I say, no major differences but would point out

S4 or HB Sport -  Only difference was with the Personna blades on my S4, applied too much pressure and got a cut, does not happen at all with the HB Triples  (as suggested, I too can't really say what you find all over the forum 'Don't apply any pressure on your HB'

Sensitive Nivea Gel or Headslick - I like both but if I had to choose one I would go with the Nivea, plus it's a little cheaper. I will continue to buy the Headslick though as I like the bottle it comes with, fits my needs when I travel.
I don't like regular available foams at all, as I say Gel or my Headslick

Personna Blades - Seriously considering only using these once I finish off my remaining HB Triples and Doubles. These are great blades for an even better price, I would encourage you to try them
I still want to give the Wilkinson Sword and Sensor Excel a try....but will eat my stock first

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Laser Man on September 14, 2011, 05:24:26 PM
You are right about how good it feels!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jordan12 on September 14, 2011, 07:20:07 PM
I added a new profile pic right after shaving.  My head just feels great.  Hair sucks. O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tmgrood on October 20, 2011, 05:09:30 AM
Mach 3 most the time. Headblade once in a while.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul the Headblader on October 20, 2011, 05:46:11 AM
Gillette blue 3 :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slick A on October 24, 2011, 08:10:27 AM
Mach 3.  Lately, I ran out of cartridges and used some "replacement" that my wife bought.  It was a 4 blade, but it sucked.  My shave was anything but smooth.  Mach 3  = :@`
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jbark on October 30, 2011, 07:07:57 PM
I like the Headblade but most days I use a Fusion to quickly transition from head to face. Replacement cartridges are expensive but it works great with Headslick or a shaving gel. I have had to shave more often like 1 to 2 days because my hair is thick and after a day my head is like a velcro strip and a fuzz/lint magnet.   O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: -Doug- on November 01, 2011, 02:04:03 PM
I never thought I'd be typing this because I am a die hard HeadBlade user (with Atra double blades) but my new weapon of choice for chroming the dome is a regular Fusion cartridge on the Fusion power handle.

A few days ago I used the HB to go front to back on my head and then for some reason I put it in the stand the decided to try the Fusion for the back to front. All I can say is 'Wow!" I've never had a shave that was that smooth. Also, I tend to get a little irritation (which goes away after a few hours) on the sides when using the HB. There next to no irritation with the Fusion. The next day I did a full head shave with only the Fusion. The results were amazing for me.

The funny thing is I've tired using the Fusion in the past and did have the best results. Go figure!

Now, I'm not hanging up my HB for good, but it definitely has some competition now. The Fusion is my face blade so the question now will be one of the longevity of the blades. However if I keep having good results and low to no irritation, it may be worth it. Also, I may try a different razor on my face.

Being a true SBG member, I have a drawer/box full of razor handles and blades to experiment with on my face!  :*)) :*)) :*))
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on November 01, 2011, 02:36:26 PM
Being a true SBG member, I have a drawer/box full of razor handles and blades to experiment with on my face!  :*)) :*)) :*))
Or "NOT" and then the blades really last if you're only cleaning up the dome.  Also, if you want to add another razor to the collection, keep an eye out for a sale on the Schick Hydro 5--I never thought I'd give up my M5, but it's backup now.  I rank Fusion just below the M5, and the M5 below the Hydro 5.  The HB is in the drawer, in the archive & history section of my sly life, now in year 5!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Laser Man on November 01, 2011, 07:40:00 PM
I was HeadBlade user until I tried the Fusion. Now the Headblade sits on the shelf because the shave with the Fusion is so much closer and smoother. I can usually get about a week out of a Fusion cartridge with daily shaving.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: -Doug- on November 02, 2011, 06:43:33 AM
Quote
Also, if you want to add another razor to the collection, keep an eye out for a sale on the Schick Hydro 5

The Hydro 5 is in my collection already. :) I use it on my face and have used it on my dome in the past. I was fairly impressed with the results on my head. I'll have to give it another go. If it works as well as I remember it working and it is at least as good as the Fusion it would be a more economical option.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on November 02, 2011, 06:46:25 AM
Quote
Also, if you want to add another razor to the collection, keep an eye out for a sale on the Schick Hydro 5
The Hydro 5 is in my collection already. :)

I should have known, I really should have known. ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: -Doug- on November 02, 2011, 06:49:59 AM
Me - "Hi, my name is Doug and I have a razor addiction."
*Group replies* "Hi Doug."
Me - "I haven't bought a razor in 3 months."
 :*)) :*))

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: blackbaldman19 on November 07, 2011, 07:42:47 PM
shick hydro 5. it works wonders for me & it saves me some money.  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DCdome on November 07, 2011, 08:37:53 PM
I used the Mach 3 for years and thought it did a great job.  Lately, though, I have switched to the Fusion.  It does a great job and I particularly like the single blade on the reverse of the cartridge.  It is great for getting that tough to reach area just above the ear.

I tried the Headblade Sport several years ago but gave up on it because I got cut too often.  I may try the new Headblade Sport again because guys here have been giving it rave reviews.

I have used the Mach 3 or the Fusion both for the dome and the face.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on November 09, 2011, 03:32:02 PM
i am still going back and forth with the fusion manual, schick hydro 5, and M5 razors. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: lisafly on November 10, 2011, 12:00:03 AM
 :) I found My father has using philips razor al the time. beause philips razor is the international famous brand razor. and the quality is very reliable.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slynito on November 10, 2011, 12:17:48 PM
Welcome, Lisafly!  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: racer x on November 10, 2011, 09:41:09 PM
I dont know yet, I'm still trying to figure it out
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gucci1771 on December 07, 2011, 05:07:36 PM
hi there,
newbie on this site but been shaving for the last 4-5 years...Im reading all the posts but cant find the best solution as we are all different i guess.
But is anyone can tell me what razor is best for a black guy? i know we should def not going against the grain but how many blades get the closer shave? 2, 3 or 5?
any other tip welcome
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slynito on December 07, 2011, 06:28:42 PM
I use a Panny LA-63 and also a Fusion with oils, gels and soaps. Best of luck and welcome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on December 08, 2011, 02:17:33 PM
hi there,
newbie on this site but been shaving for the last 4-5 years...Im reading all the posts but cant find the best solution as we are all different i guess.
But is anyone can tell me what razor is best for a black guy? i know we should def not going against the grain but how many blades get the closer shave? 2, 3 or 5?
any other tip welcome
hey gucci:  welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  post up in the introduction section of the forum so that we can give ya a proper welcome.  as far as quality razors 4 head shaving.... i would suggest the fusion manual or schick hydro 5.  these 2 razors R probably the most "forgiving" when head shaving in my opinion.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: djackson1711 on December 09, 2011, 10:08:49 AM
I have ben shaving my head for about 3 years now.  I started out using the expensive razors, Mach 3 etc.  I eventually stumbled on to the SuperMax Kwik3 and Kwik4.  A real wuality shave with a fraction of the cost of the expensive razors.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sir Harry on December 14, 2011, 10:50:00 PM
It varies....two days or less, I use a twin blade disposable, three or four I use the headblade, five days to a week I use my straight edge Fromm blade (shaves well but there's hell toupee if you mess up with that one) anything beyond seven days, I may have to clipper it down first or make a trip to the city to see my barber....I try to keep it within 3-5 days to avoid itching, though....
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lats on December 25, 2011, 12:18:55 AM
HEADBLADE rocks!  Wife just gave me one for Christmas and man what a shave! I haven't been on here for awhile so I thought I'd share with you. Merry Christmas Sly friends! O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mrzed on December 25, 2011, 03:37:49 AM
HEADBLADE rocks!  Wife just gave me one for Christmas and man what a shave!

Smart wife!  Did she get you some Head Slick to go with it?  Head out to Walgreens, if not. They still had it on sale yesterday for $6.99.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slynito on December 25, 2011, 07:43:12 AM
HEADBLADE rocks!  Wife just gave me one for Christmas and man what a shave! I haven't been on here for awhile so I thought I'd share with you. Merry Christmas Sly friends! O0

You sure look happy and your head looks slick enough to slide on barb wire...Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ycartt on December 30, 2011, 09:41:54 PM
I used to use the Magnum 5 razor blades but can't find them any more.  However CVS makes a their own brand of the Magnum.  Can get a 4-pack for about $8.  I find I get just as good of a shave with them as I did with Mach 3 and less irritation than with the Schick razors.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slick_Chris on December 30, 2011, 11:32:51 PM
Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: The Original Chewmiester on December 31, 2011, 12:58:28 PM
I have been head shaving for over 2 years and I am still searching for the right razor for me. I have tried the HeadBlade (and don't like it), Gillette Fusion ProGlide, Schick Quattro, Schick Hydro (5 and 3 Blade), Schick Xtreme3 disposables and Gillette Mach3.

Right now, I am trying the Wilkenson Sword Tech3 (Xtreme3) with HeadSlick. I like the price point of the Tech3, and the Blades are 4 for 5. Good deal for the money.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Itall on December 31, 2011, 03:00:45 PM
Panasonic electric for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slynito on December 31, 2011, 04:18:28 PM
Panasonic electric for me.

Panny, is the tool for me, too. And Fusion when I want cold steel.  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ycartt on January 01, 2012, 02:19:08 PM
Shick Hydro 5 for head
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Qbald on January 02, 2012, 01:26:41 PM
Hello all, new here. So i dont know if this is conventional but this what i have been doing. I get the Sensor 3 disposables, i gut it and use the blades with the headblade.  Its so much cheaper than getting the sensor 3 refill cartridges. I usually get a 4 pack for $6 and that can last about 3 months shaving head 2-3 times a week.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Highguage on January 08, 2012, 03:25:08 PM
Head blade with Gillette sensor excel blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: LAGLE on January 15, 2012, 11:03:10 AM
conair cleanhead
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: imaginary on January 30, 2012, 10:30:36 AM
Thus far: the Gillette New Type. It's a vintage safety razor. One thing headshaving brought back has been my love of vintage razors. Time to hit up eBay...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: NESTYdPOGI on January 31, 2012, 11:10:46 PM
well I'm shaving my dome every  other day using mach3... so far that's the best here in my place... We don't have headblades and the likes here... I just glide mach3 very gently and lightly over my head against the grain 2x and apply moistorizing lotion after.  i never experience razor burn and razor bumps. O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on February 01, 2012, 02:46:37 PM
Gillette sensor 3 is a good quality disposable razor. I have sensitive skin and they never give me any trouble. They come in packs of 4.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: srmd22 on February 05, 2012, 07:20:54 PM
Greetings, this'll be my first post. I just started shaving my head a couple of weeks ago. I have tried a couple of different approaches over the course of about 5 shaves, with a few clipper buzzcuts in between.

First time was with a fusion, at the sink, after a traditional prep with one of a drawer full of shaving soaps and creams. Think I used prorasa pre-post and then prorasa soap with a badger silver tip brush. Worked great.

Next few times were with DE blades (EJ89 and Merker Futur) using Feather and Lord blades. Liked this better, and got a closer shave, as I used several passes, lathering before each pass.

Today I shaved in the shower, used an older Fusion (first time was the newer proglide). Didn't bother with the brush, as the hot shower and steam takes care of the prep, just used a bunch of Edge gel. Got the best shave so far, really BBS, as they say (at least they do at Badger & Blade, do we say that here?).

Doubt I'll bother with the headblade, as the old fashioned DE and less old fashioned Fusion is working great for me. I actually forgot to turn on the vibrating part, because I have gotten so used to the DE's that I forgot I had it. Howeve, when I shave my face, I find the vibrations give me a far more comfortable and less irritating experience (contrary to many others', I know), so hopefully I will remember to hit the button next tme I do the noggin.

Post shave I throw some witch hazel and non-alcolol containg shave balm (pre-post prorasa, Art of Shaving, Nancy Boy... got a drawer full). Probably will try all the headblade products, headshed, headslick, as I am a sucker for that stuff).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ProphetNoir on February 10, 2012, 08:39:06 PM
Greetings,

I just posted my intro and in it I said that I currently use the Bump Fighter razor and cartridges on my head.  I like the handle a lot because it has some heft to it and a great non-slip rubber coating.  I understand that it will also accept twin blade cartridges such as Atra. 
I am pretty well satisfied with the results I get, but if I ever feel the need to get even closer I will go as far as two blades, although I doubt seriously that I will ever try a triple bladed cartridge.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: LAGLE on February 10, 2012, 08:49:49 PM
HeadBlade Sport
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Baldstu on March 07, 2012, 10:52:48 AM
Gillette  mainly  the multi blade ones with a battery inem  , Mach 3 is OK  , never got on with  head blade ,
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ZerroDefex on March 17, 2012, 10:47:49 AM
I use a Gillette Fusion Power on my head and face. I just buy the regular non-power cartridges, not paying $4 or so extra when really it's the same damn set of blades and both razors use the same adapter.

The vibration benefits my face more than my scalp, but it does add a bit of extra feedback in telling me where the blade is at any given time.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: thebbqguy on March 31, 2012, 06:53:07 AM
First time was with a fusion, at the sink, after a traditional prep with one of a drawer full of shaving soaps and creams. Think I used prorasa pre-post and then prorasa soap with a badger silver tip brush. Worked great.

Today I shaved in the shower, used an older Fusion (first time was the newer proglide). Didn't bother with the brush, as the hot shower and steam takes care of the prep, just used a bunch of Edge gel. Got the best shave so far, really BBS, as they say (at least they do at Badger & Blade, do we say that here?).


I'm with you on this.  I use the old style Fusion with Edge gel for a first pass and then make a second pass with HeadSlick.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Derris The Barber on April 01, 2012, 08:50:39 AM
Well when I go BBC in the summer during summer vacation I use the "Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power" I also use it when I shave my customer's heads! They say they love it because of the amazing vibration that comes from it!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: RoWilJr on April 04, 2012, 04:28:07 PM
Shave everyday... Headslick w/HB Sport using Gillette Sensor Excel. O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Baldstu on April 05, 2012, 02:32:49 AM
Guys do you think the power bit on the fusion works in helping shaving im not convinced
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on April 10, 2012, 03:54:38 PM
Guys do you think the power bit on the fusion works in helping shaving im not convinced
no... imho... when a razor vibrates it does not stay on the shaved area 100% of the time.  thus...the manual wins all the time 4 me.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on April 10, 2012, 06:28:21 PM
Guys do you think the power bit on the fusion works in helping shaving im not convinced
no... imho... when a razor vibrates it does not stay on the shaved area 100% of the time.  thus...the manual wins all the time 4 me.

WARHAWK O0

I agree with Hawkman, the power razor's are just a gimmick to make more money.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Shane.G on April 11, 2012, 01:44:59 PM
hey guys iv been sly for nearly a week now and been using the fusion power :) purchased a mach3 today and going to give that a test drive tomorrow
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on April 11, 2012, 02:01:52 PM
hey guys iv been sly for nearly a week now and been using the fusion power :) purchased a mach3 today and going to give that a test drive tomorrow
hey shane:  that is awesome.  the fun part of head shaving is experimenting with different razors.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Shane.G on April 11, 2012, 02:45:20 PM
ye i cant wait :D i find myself wanting to shave my already bald head XD im like a child with a new toy :P ah well ill just get to sleep extra quick so i can wake up early and get shaving  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Electric Rider on April 23, 2012, 01:53:09 PM
I use a Norelco 8240XL. If the hair is long enough I use the clipper end to cut the hair close then the regular rotary blade end to shave it to the skin. If it really needs to be extra smooth I then go over it with a Bic Comfort 3 - 3 blade disposable razor. Using the Norelco first is nice because it gets it very close to the skin as opposed to clogging up the 3 blade razor with longer hair.

I don't use any shaving cream - I stopped keeping that in the house at about 17 and decided I didn't need it. Been shaving my face dry for 25 years. Now I shave my head dry too or at least freshly washed. Doesn't seem to bother me one bit.

Perhaps one day I'll have a Remmington or a HeadBlade. Headblades look awesome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Baldstu on April 23, 2012, 02:45:08 PM
thanks warhawk  I thought  so about the power fusion , its just a  gimmick
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Mike P. on April 24, 2012, 11:25:14 PM
I thought about buying one of those razors. But then I figured if it's vibrating, then there'll be times the razors not even touching your head. The other day I went out and bought a Mach 3. It seems to be the razor of choice by many.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Morton on April 24, 2012, 11:58:19 PM
Regalr Gillette Fusion for me for the last year or three. I use the Matte for Men shaving gel and a really happy with both. Maybe it's the products or maybe it's the length of time I've been shaving but I can't remember the last time I cut myself. I'm not looking to change either razor or gel.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on May 01, 2012, 03:17:37 PM
Just bought myself a Mekur hd 34c. Not arrived yet but looking forward to using it. Never had a decent razor before. Will post my reviews on it after a weeks use.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on May 01, 2012, 03:19:19 PM
Feather blades too.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldJJ on May 01, 2012, 07:10:00 PM
hey guys iv been sly for nearly a week now and been using the fusion power :) purchased a mach3 today and going to give that a test drive tomorrow
hey shane:  that is awesome.  the fun part of head shaving is experimenting with different razors.

WARHAWK O0

Warhawk, Which razor do you use?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on May 02, 2012, 03:04:29 AM
Just bought myself a Mekur hd 34c. Not arrived yet but looking forward to using it. Never had a decent razor before. Will post my reviews on it after a weeks use.

Will this be your first DE? I'm totally keen to get one!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on May 02, 2012, 03:46:49 AM
Yes mate it will be my first, ive heard they take some getting used to but hopefully ill be ok! Will take it nice and easy at the start. I was watching videos on youtube and made me want one even more :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on May 02, 2012, 04:13:42 AM
Yes mate it will be my first, ive heard they take some getting used to but hopefully ill be ok! Will take it nice and easy at the start. I was watching videos on youtube and made me want one even more :)
Yeah it seems the way to go, just so sick of the price of razors here in oz :(

Probably will pull the trigger next pay!

Let us know how you go on the head!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Chris730 on May 02, 2012, 08:48:32 AM
I just started using the HeadBlade and it's fantastic! Very nice razor for headshaving, it's comfortable to hold, shaves well and it's easy to use. It definitely takes less time to shave now.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: valldo on May 02, 2012, 09:35:53 AM
I'm a HB fan, I use the stainless steel model.
A few weeks ago I stayed at my parent's home for a few days and upon leaving I picked up all my stuff, except for what was in the bathroom, including my HB.
I only noticed when I was back home, so now I had to take a disposable sensor 3 I had at home and started shaving. Must admit I got a pleasant surprise. Very close, easy, clean and fast shave. No probs with the long handle, etc. On the sides, around the ears it's even easier than using the HB. You can apply much more pressure than with the HB and get no nicks and cuts.
So it depends on the day, sometimes I use the handle razor, sometimes the HB. Don't care much as long as I get a smooth, clean and fast shave.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on May 02, 2012, 09:56:00 AM
I used to use the disposable sensor 3. Very good razor but I was finding them expensive, around 10 pound for 8 in Dollar terms thats about 16 dollars for 8, thats why i went and bought myself a merkur razor, yes it cost 30 but the blades are only like 9 for 30.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Baldstu on May 02, 2012, 10:26:49 AM
Thanks mahaw for that will look at it , still got quite a feq fusion blades at the moment
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on May 02, 2012, 11:24:47 AM
I just started using the HeadBlade and it's fantastic! Very nice razor for headshaving, it's comfortable to hold, shaves well and it's easy to use. It definitely takes less time to shave now.

Good to hear. HeadBlade is one of the best for your dome. Keep at it!.    O0 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on May 03, 2012, 06:11:15 AM
Heres my new razor and blimey what a brilliant peice of kit! Absolutely great shave, extremely close, only nicked myself twice, and that aint to bad for my first DE head shave! Took me maybe twice aslong as i took it very slow. This is the Mekur 34c HD. (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-7504-288b.jpg&hash=4b9a624d3844eb400fb0fb5f0701a43f) (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-7510-235a.jpg&hash=6d7ec5a7108a08f4d116e7d5d8770dd1) (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-751c-f7a2.jpg&hash=4689b8ae7d156c14c9b38cae0c4d05d5) theres another photo of my products. As has said before, keep it simple. Nice sharp razor, good quality foam/oil/soap, a sensitive post shave balm, some witch hazel and aloe vera gel and the jobs a gooden! :-) (my witch n aloe is mixed together in that bottle).

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-77d1-1312.jpg&hash=97713a583843ae74f5cc00963eef1503)

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-77dc-9d6f.jpg&hash=f955b0b734ca413844d250a3e44976c5)

Sorry for poor quality photos (ipad 2).
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on May 03, 2012, 05:35:20 PM
Thanks Mahaw!

Awesome post!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kalbo on May 03, 2012, 07:56:35 PM
Thanks for sharing your photos Mahaw, awesome looking head. Im getting more curious about DE razors, maybe I should try it some time.
Title: Re: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: RoWilJr on May 03, 2012, 08:12:54 PM
Thanks for sharing your photos Mahaw, awesome looking head. Im getting more curious about DE razors, maybe I should try it some time.

What Kalbo said... Looking smooth!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on May 04, 2012, 01:27:21 AM
Thanks! Cant recommend them enough, i woke up today and the dome is still razor sharp. There also alot better for people who suffer from irritation as it is just one sharp blade gliding across the head instead of 3 4 5 blades pulling and dragging the hair.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Baldstu on May 04, 2012, 09:50:27 AM
Actually im quite impressed with piccys from your ipad 2 as a ipad 1 user, but looks very good ur sly looks
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: valldo on May 04, 2012, 02:31:45 PM
Mahaw, thanks for the pics. From the witch hazel you use I assume you must be based in the UK, am I right? I use the same, it is great stuff, but I was in the UK recently and went into a Boots store. They sell a witch hazel in a125ml bottle for much less. They both smell the same and the boots  is natural too, so just in case..........just giving you another option here...cheers
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on May 04, 2012, 02:35:02 PM
Correct mate, you was the one who recommended it to me in another thread, top stuff!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: -Doug- on May 04, 2012, 08:22:58 PM
I used a DE on my face and I have tried it on my head in the past but I tried it when I was in my DE infancy. I tried it again this morning and I got BBS results. I did get one decent nick but I thing it was more because I ran over a pimple on my dome or something as opposed to bad technique.

I did it this morning around 6 AM and I am still very smooth - only light sand papery feel at 10:30 PM. I'm going to stick with it for a while to see how it goes.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Snakehandler on May 05, 2012, 02:14:17 PM
I like Gillette Fusion & Schick Hydro 5. I think the Fusion shaves slightly closer but the Hydro's hydration strips are better, providing less drag, last longer & the blades are cheaper than Fusion. 👍
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: titaniumbarbell on May 05, 2012, 03:59:42 PM
I'm new to the Sly World.

First I tried Headblade Sport. I like it but need a secondary razor. (discarded)
Then I bought Schick Hydro 5 and it was really good even if I shaved two times in a week.
Right now I'm testing Schick Hydro 3 for a every other day use.

Sorry, my English knowledge is very poor.  :px
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on May 14, 2012, 03:54:26 PM
After my recent review of my DE razor, it is with regret that I have gone back to the Gillette sensor 3 disposables! Two things really, the first is that I found the DE just a tad aggressive for me in the end, giving me little nicks, and slight burn. The second was time, you have to be so slow and perfect technique in order to pull off a good shave and for me it just took to long. I am going to keep on to it though! Maybe use it at weekends when I have more time on my hands.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Charles Dietz on May 16, 2012, 01:26:06 PM
Schick Slim Twin for face growing my hair out on the dome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on May 16, 2012, 03:37:48 PM
After my recent review of my DE razor, it is with regret that I have gone back to the Gillette sensor 3 disposables! Two things really, the first is that I found the DE just a tad aggressive for me in the end, giving me little nicks, and slight burn. The second was time, you have to be so slow and perfect technique in order to pull off a good shave and for me it just took to long. I am going to keep on to it though! Maybe use it at weekends when I have more time on my hands.

Sounds like a good plan, use it on the weekends, get the skills down and hopefully go back to daily use!

Still haven't got me DE, budget is tight or so SWMBO says :p
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: antoniom on May 16, 2012, 08:52:15 PM
I am new to the forum not new to being sly also my 1st post here I like to use schick xtreme3 disposables [#1] or the schick hydro3 but today i use my xtreme3 i love the way it shaves my face and my dome plus i love the way it contours to your face + dome
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tg96 on May 16, 2012, 10:40:51 PM
I use the fusion proglide manual but plan on trying out everything
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on May 17, 2012, 10:04:30 PM
Gillette Fusion Manual. It doesn't work for a lot of guys, but it works for me. both my head and face.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on May 18, 2012, 02:37:43 AM
Just bought a new Mach III today, it's the champion addition......

As far as I can tell the only difference is that it's RED O:O

So obviously it will go faster  :px
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wilky895 on May 19, 2012, 04:50:30 AM
 Hey,
 New to the site and new to shaving my dome, just did it on 5/15 after being that male pattern thing for 20 years. Currently using a Gillette Plus doing good with it for head and face. Gonna try the Rolling Razor... for 10 bucks to my door I'll give it a shot and let you know how I make out, Anyone else used this before I'll take all the advice I can get. Thanks   :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on May 19, 2012, 03:55:13 PM
Hey,
 New to the site and new to shaving my dome, just did it on 5/15 after being that male pattern thing for 20 years. Currently using a Gillette Plus doing good with it for head and face. Gonna try the Rolling Razor... for 10 bucks to my door I'll give it a shot and let you know how I make out, Anyone else used this before I'll take all the advice I can get. Thanks   :)

Rolling razor is gash in my opinion, I'd go with a head blade, the reviews seem much more better.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wilky895 on May 20, 2012, 06:26:40 AM
     Thanks for the input, I've been checking out both the Rolling Razor (which I ordered for $10) and the HB. I'm trying to avoid the 2 razor system 1 for head and 1 for face so I went with the RR because I can use it on both. If I don't like it I will try the HB because the bottom line is we all want a close and easy shave.  8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sir Harry on May 20, 2012, 08:21:46 AM
Hey,
 New to the site and new to shaving my dome, just did it on 5/15 after being that male pattern thing for 20 years. Currently using a Gillette Plus doing good with it for head and face. Gonna try the Rolling Razor... for 10 bucks to my door I'll give it a shot and let you know how I make out, Anyone else used this before I'll take all the advice I can get. Thanks   :)

Welcome, Wilky! I wouldn't recommend the Headblade for a guy starting out, but if you check out some of the other threads there are several traditional razors with good recommendations...Good Luck!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xabydaddy on May 21, 2012, 08:12:48 PM
Gillette Fusion ProGlide
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Frontier Guy on May 21, 2012, 08:30:07 PM
Not to contradict Sir Harry ... but I will ...

I'm only on Day #4 of head shaving. Started with the Headblade on day #1 (after the St Ives apricot exfoliant and using HeadSlick) and it's been awesome. Took a couple of days to figure out most of the maneuvers - with the grain, against the grain, doing wheelies, hairpin turns, etc. The important thing has been to take it slow and minimal pressure.

Haven't experienced any disfiguring gashes or gouges yet. Actually, haven't had any nicks or blood.

YMMV as may your head.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sir Harry on May 22, 2012, 12:14:50 AM
Frontier Guy-No offense taken, and I congratulate you on having success with your Headblade....As always, there are exceptions to every rule...me personally, maybe I need to practice but I've had more success with my straight razor than the Headblade....My headblade is pretty much sitting on the sink for now, but maybe I'll give it another chance down the road...One great thing about this forum is we can agree to disagree without offense being taken, Again congrats and more power to you with your Headblade!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on May 22, 2012, 03:38:49 AM
YMMV as may your head.

Lol my head is very varied!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: waine on May 29, 2012, 04:20:43 AM
Hi there

This is my first post here.

I did the deed a month ago and I am loving it.  After battling with thinning hair and a receding hairline for years, I now feel completely liberated.  I use the Headblade Sport.  The HB is easy to use and extremely effective. I highly recommend it to anyone starting out or to those who have been sly for a while.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Frontier Guy on May 29, 2012, 04:58:07 AM
Welcome Waine,

I'm a fan of the Headblade Sport as well.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Blitzed on May 29, 2012, 06:53:46 AM
Another vote for the Merkur Double Edge, and the fine blades they make. However, if you've not used a DE, it takes a bit of time to master the art. Unlike the newer single edges, this has heft, requires almost no pressure and doesn't take curves as easily as you'll be used to. However, once you get the hang of it, you'll swear by it. And those blades....individually rapped and they come in a container that has a disposal feature. They're also a great bargain. Stand near the blade sales department wherever you are and listen to the whistling chorus of vituperation and curses as they see the price for four or five.....PJ
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wilky895 on May 30, 2012, 10:29:32 PM
 Just an update: I didn't have good luck with the Rolling Razor. Bought a HB Sport at a local Walgreens and it has been GREAT, should have bought it sooner... another vote for HB products. Use whatever works best for YOU.  O:O
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SlickInWI on June 07, 2012, 12:23:38 PM
Newbie checking in here. I just switched from a Whal electic clippers to wet shaving a few weeks ago, and the Headblade Sport is the only one I've used so far. I've been buzzing my head for almost 20 years, and the past year or so I've been using a clippers that fits in the palm of your hand. So the headblade felt completely natural to me. I'm currently using Gilette Atra Plus blades on the Headblade. I initially replaced the Headblade triple blades with Walgreens triple blade, but was disappointed with the results. I switched to the Atra double blades, and am much happier withit.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: RoWilJr on June 07, 2012, 12:34:07 PM
Welcome aboard Slick! I use the HB Sport w/Atra blades and find this a winning combo  O0
BTW, the Sly fits you well my friend! 8)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Frontier Guy on June 07, 2012, 12:39:53 PM
Another welcome to you Slick,

Satisfied HeadBlade Sport user here as well. Based on another forum thread I'm using the Gillette CustomPlus3 blades (with the black adapter) quite satisfactorily.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: waine on June 18, 2012, 10:36:20 AM
Even as a HeadBlade user, I now want to become  a born again 'DE only user'   for my head. It's too early to tell though, as today was my first DE head shave. I was impressed with a fantastic shave,  but I will need more time, as that is the whole problem, "time" -- it takes too much of it.   
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: bigstosh on June 18, 2012, 11:13:13 AM
It is one month today that I have gone Sly again.  I find that I can use any Gillette or Schick disposable.  I can shave the dome flawlessly but have a lot more trouble with my face.  Haven't tried Bic on the dome due to my past experience with them on my face.  Will post an intro and a pic as soon as I get an updated one.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Harleyman on June 18, 2012, 02:06:54 PM
Went from mach 3 to gillete fusion proglide.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Hingatao on June 18, 2012, 10:01:52 PM
Just switched from a Gillette Fusion to a disposable 3 blade from a company called Krazer. (I shave everyday and the Fusion cartridges are too expensive at $3.65 each to blow through one a day.) I've been seeing a lot of good reviews about the HB razor, though, so I'll probably give it a try.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: daltonfury on June 29, 2012, 09:32:53 AM
Magnum 5.

$7.50 for 4 refills and I get a better shave than the Gillette Fusion Pro Glide.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on July 23, 2012, 06:32:01 AM
Hi folks, just a few snaps of my current razors.
DE: Merkur 34C.
HeadBlade Sport.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-43fb-1c48.jpg&hash=52f257205e55d7f8df16d33c6dbb022f)(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-440e-8677.jpg&hash=0d19a76133ff5fa95221560a2285ce65)(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-441b-28ef.jpg&hash=5a042dbbdb1fc5b2ad4d2699fdecbb79)(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-4425-13a2.jpg&hash=f8579309291602b57518383b6ceaf9b4)(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-4438-3e0d.jpg&hash=43bf68be5ea6eff9470d5692f171b3d1)(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-444d-219d.jpg&hash=4c3795d04b5a98f00de628c4c60f3428)

M.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: waine on July 23, 2012, 06:48:18 AM
Thanks for sharing the pics Mark, nice!

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kalbo on July 24, 2012, 07:59:56 PM
Nice set of toys Mark.  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on July 25, 2012, 05:20:32 AM
     Thanks for the input, I've been checking out both the Rolling Razor (which I ordered for $10) and the HB. I'm trying to avoid the 2 razor system 1 for head and 1 for face so I went with the RR because I can use it on both. If I don't like it I will try the HB because the bottom line is we all want a close and easy shave.  8)

Oh no, not the rolling razor! It's so bad.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: waine on July 25, 2012, 07:18:15 AM
Hey there Mark

What is the "Rolling Razor?"
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on July 25, 2012, 07:58:41 AM
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F4d60a3f2-fb7a-62cb.jpg&hash=172d6a0651af6f22abe25385d9dbe16b)

It is an awful razor in my opinion. Doesn't even work. I made the mistake of buying one about 3 year ago. Would be good to hear other people's views.
Title: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on July 25, 2012, 10:02:56 AM
Here is my current favorite DE razors.  From left to right is the Weber DLC with Bulldog Handle,  Edwin Jagger DE89L, and the FaTip Piccolo. 
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2F46bfc8bf-18bc-9d54.jpg&hash=1123706f94f067d7e0e90f247b579568)

WARHAWK
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 120inna55 on July 25, 2012, 10:50:53 AM
Here is my current favorite DE razors.  From left to right is the Weber DLC with Bulldog Handle,  Edwin Jagger DE89L, and the FaTip Piccolo.

WARHAWK
So, which of those 3 is your favorite?
Title: To be
Post by: wonderer on July 25, 2012, 11:09:06 AM
To be honest those razors scares me  ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on July 25, 2012, 02:09:53 PM
Here is my current favorite DE razors.  From left to right is the Weber DLC with Bulldog Handle,  Edwin Jagger DE89L, and the FaTip Piccolo.

WARHAWK
So, which of those 3 is your favorite?
Wow.... that is a great question.  I can't say which at the moment.  I am enjoying all three DE razors. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: waine on July 27, 2012, 02:43:48 AM
Wow Mark, that looks like a complicated contraption.  I would not even have a clue how it works!  I wonder if it was a business flop?

@Warhawk -- an awesome display of DE's there.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: blackbaldman19 on August 15, 2012, 02:56:13 PM
Shick Hydro 5 Power  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slynito on August 15, 2012, 03:11:08 PM
Warhawk, is getting me interested in DE here lately. But I remember the many years using my Gillette Micrometer DE in the service...not the greatest memories. I like the Fusion and my Panasonic Lima Alpha-63. Good shaven!

 O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: karlman84 on August 18, 2012, 08:48:28 AM
I am in Canada and I know our product selection can differ frorm our neighbors down south!  I use to use the Gillette fusion.  It is so much more money!  It costs us about $14.00 for four cartridges!  One day I was talking to my brother-in-laws brother and he told me that he used the five blade cartridge from the "exact" brand.  This is the store brand from the lawblaws grocery stores.  They are half the cost of Gillette and they work just as good!  I also saw them in Wal-Mart but they are sold as the Wilkinson brand.  I noticed that the packagingwas exactly the same, just a different name.  I do however still use the Gillete fusion shave gel.  I still get razor burn when I go against the grain so I just go with the grain.  Thus also makes my razors last longer.  I also shave in the shower.  I get much better results!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul the Headblader on August 18, 2012, 09:13:36 AM
Used to use gillette blue 3, I am now using the hb classic, and I will switch to hb sport on tuesdat.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Robmeister on August 18, 2012, 10:26:32 AM
You can go back to my early posts on this thread from 2007.....started with FUSION and have never looked back.....still lovin' the FUSION  :@` O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xabydaddy on August 18, 2012, 01:08:14 PM
You can go back to my early posts on this thread from 2007.....started with FUSION and have never looked back.....still lovin' the FUSION  :@` O0

I really like the Fusion blades best but they are pretty expensive. I have been able to find them at flea markets for about 25% or more less which helps. I also like the Wilkinson 3 Blade razors. They work well with Shave Secret...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xnewyawka on August 18, 2012, 07:24:15 PM
You can go back to my early posts on this thread from 2007.....started with FUSION and have never looked back.....still lovin' the FUSION  :@` O0

Rob, it might be time for a change, try something new, what do you think?   ;)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on August 18, 2012, 08:08:10 PM
If it ain't broke................but yes I agree, HB ftw
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: justtom on August 22, 2012, 08:15:42 AM
Thanks for sharing the pics Mark, nice!


What blade is that your using for the head blade Mark ? In the short time I have owned mine I am in about $40.00 on blades and have not found one that gives me a good shave or wont slip (jumps) or wont cut me up.I need something that will give me that perfectly smooth shave on the dome like my Shick Quattro does.I am getting tired of wasting my cash on all these blades that are just stacking up in the cabinet.Thank You.
 

Tom.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on August 22, 2012, 05:39:58 PM
Tom, maybe it's not the blades. Try using some baby oil or pre shave oil, rub on the dome and then apply your HeadSlick or whatever you use and try again. This will allow the blades to slide very smoothly and give you a much better shave. I use the Sensor 3 blades.
Title: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: justtom on August 22, 2012, 06:21:53 PM
Thanks for the info.I will try the baby oil.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: MisterB9 on August 31, 2012, 07:23:38 AM
Been using the Gillette fusion proglide, but I'd like a more cost efficient razor without sacrificing quality too drastically, any suggestions?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Andrei on August 31, 2012, 08:04:13 AM
I spend my money on Gillette power fusion cartridges.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xabydaddy on September 01, 2012, 02:50:02 PM
I seem to keep coming back to the Fusion Proglide Blades. They are the ones I feel most comfortable with. The price is steep so I try to find them at the local flea market at generally 25%-50% savings...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: justriaz on September 17, 2012, 04:37:47 PM
I talk to a lot of guys who shave their head.  It seems that it's becoming a more popular thing to do now, or I'm just noticing it more.  Anyways, I usually ask what razor they use to shave their head.

The number one answer I get is...you guessed it...the Mach 3.

Now, I don't use the Mach 3.  In fact, I don't even use a straight razor.  Instead, I use a Remington!  That's right...I use an electric razor!  It's the only way to go for me.  I get just as smooth of a shave as using a Mach 3, but without the cuts and razor burn.  Plus, the overall cost is much cheaper in the long run.

Tell us, what do you use? Hi everybody I'm new to this forum just want all of you to check my video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuO2TcVGgEM
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Paul the Headblader on September 17, 2012, 11:33:48 PM
I talk to a lot of guys who shave their head.  It seems that it's becoming a more popular thing to do now, or I'm just noticing it more.  Anyways, I usually ask what razor they use to shave their head.

The number one answer I get is...you guessed it...the Mach 3.

Now, I don't use the Mach 3.  In fact, I don't even use a straight razor.  Instead, I use a Remington!  That's right...I use an electric razor!  It's the only way to go for me.  I get just as smooth of a shave as using a Mach 3, but without the cuts and razor burn.  Plus, the overall cost is much cheaper in the long run.

Tell us, what do you use? Hi everybody I'm new to this forum just want all of you to check my video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuO2TcVGgEM
that vid is ..lol!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: antoniom on September 18, 2012, 06:12:36 PM
every try these dorco blades? their cheap and cost less then what you'd normally pay razors and cartridges I might get one who knows www.dorcousa.com/?gclid=COewhYKtwLICFQsFnQodhGsApw
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Slynito on September 18, 2012, 07:24:34 PM
every try these dorco blades? their cheap and cost less then what you'd normally pay razors and cartridges I might get one who knows www.dorcousa.com/?gclid=COewhYKtwLICFQsFnQodhGsApw

Yes, I saw Dorco on E-bay for <$9 for 100...also there were Sharks, Derby and Astra at very low prices. I ordered Sharks and Derby for my son. He's going to Colombia soon and their mail system sucks.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on September 18, 2012, 08:51:55 PM
every try these dorco blades? their cheap and cost less then what you'd normally pay razors and cartridges I might get one who knows www.dorcousa.com/?gclid=COewhYKtwLICFQsFnQodhGsApw

Hi Antonio:  I don't think anyone has tried these Dorco cartridge razors.  Keep us posted and let us know your review.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on September 27, 2012, 04:11:00 PM
Been using Gillette Blue 3 disposables recently and I can't fault them. Quicker shave than the HB, no irriation and BBS feeling. There very cheap aswell. 2.40 for 5 razors.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ming the Merciless on September 27, 2012, 04:20:35 PM
Might it not be time to drop this discussion? 

I know this is heresy, but... it's only hair, and razor technology has moved into fantasy-land.

Can you remove the hair with whatever you have to hand OK?  Me, yes, and it's an ancient (sixty year past blade).

Does your razor do OK?  By "OK," I mean, "Are you willing to flaunt the results in public?"  If you are... then your razor is good enough.

Come on, guys--it's just shaving; it's not saving the world.  Or (frankly) yourself.

Let's move on to "important" matters.  Flossing, maybe.

Title: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on September 27, 2012, 04:48:36 PM
Might it not be time to drop this discussion? 

I know this is heresy, but... it's only hair, and razor technology has moved into fantasy-land.

Can you remove the hair with whatever you have to hand OK?  Me, yes, and it's an ancient (sixty year past blade).

Does your razor do OK?  By "OK," I mean, "Are you willing to flaunt the results in public?"  If you are... then your razor is good enough.

Come on, guys--it's just shaving; it's not saving the world.  Or (frankly) yourself.

Let's move on to "important" matters.  Flossing, maybe.

Confused.
Title: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mark on October 06, 2012, 11:57:55 AM
I used my Rambo knife.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: theman on October 06, 2012, 12:09:57 PM
 ;D Kind of like C. Dundee when a lady came out he was using his knife, but he had a safety razor in his waste band.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ironvalor on October 07, 2012, 04:30:47 PM
I have been shaving My head for about 11 or 12 years now. I have tried just about everything. My then girlfriend  ( now wife )and I were vacationing down in the Smokies and I forgot my Mach3 at the house and I didnt really feel like coming into town from our cabin just to buy a razor so I stole one of her Venus cartridges and used it on My head along with My barbosol mentholated. Man alive what a difference! There was no razor burn whatsoever and as soon as I got back I started using the Mach3 just for My face.

She is a pharmacy Manager and I use her discount to buy the supplies with now and it saves me a ton of money.

Hope this helps
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: clarinetguy on October 07, 2012, 10:47:01 PM
Headblade Sport here since last April when I went BBC.  Works well- use my Fusion single blade for around the ears when necessary.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mccompunerd on October 10, 2012, 05:16:14 AM
I've been rocking the HeadBlade Sport since last Friday. Still use my Fusion ProGlide on my face, and around my ears if I miss spots with the HeadBlade.
So far haven't had any trouble with the HeadBlade, and somehow managed to nick myself on the ear with the Fusion.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: CowtownBaldie on October 12, 2012, 08:26:27 PM
Well I mostly use the Schick Xtreme II with Nivea For Men shave cream. For quick touch ups I have an old Philips tripple head rotary razor that does a pretty decent job.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Doctor X on November 21, 2012, 11:29:58 AM
Still experimenting with the HB atx,  but I'm still having to switch to the M5 magnum to finish off. It's a shame, because the atx is much easier on my shoulders, but there are places i just can't get adequately with the HB.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: bbcguytom on December 01, 2012, 07:57:24 PM
Don't laugh: A disposable 3-bladed disposable from Target! Hey, it works for me. I was using the Schick Xtreme 3 Sensitive but it got too expensive!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: kalbo on December 04, 2012, 02:17:54 AM
I also use a 3_bladed disposable once in a while. Works well for me too.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on December 04, 2012, 03:27:52 AM
My main razor is the HB Sport, but I love my 1,2 and 3 blade disposables. Do an excellent job and very cheap.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Natedawg on December 04, 2012, 09:53:38 AM
Just used a Schick Hydro 3 for the first time this morning. The shave didn't feel quite as close as the Mach 3 (that could just be because I'm not used to handling the Hydro yet), but it was definitely hassle-free. Nothing even close to a nick or a burn. In short, I like it. I'll stick with it for now.  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ZachM on December 09, 2012, 07:01:07 PM
I was using a HeadBlade but couldn't get the hang of it.  Went back to my Fusion but started using the M5 Magnum which I like so far. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Yogibear on December 13, 2012, 08:17:50 PM
Hey guys..... just joined so here goes..... been shaving the chrome dome for over a year and just left wal mart after buying a MICROforce for only $10. Claimed to give the closeness of a blade... so i hit the chrome dome on the way home (while driving I might add) and just as close as a wet shave with a Mach3...just thought I would pass the word.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Switchy on December 13, 2012, 09:07:06 PM
Welcome Yogi .  How about a pic.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Frontier Guy on December 13, 2012, 09:10:09 PM
Here's another welcome.

How about posting something (and, optionally, a pic) over in the Introductions area. Maybe like what prompted you to begin shaving, what was most unexpected about having a shaved head, etc.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on December 13, 2012, 11:14:56 PM
Welcome Yogi!

So it gets as close as a wet shave?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: blazee on December 16, 2012, 02:30:46 AM
Been using a Braun Series 7 790cc-4, my first electric shaver.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: eric79 on January 15, 2013, 02:31:52 PM
The first time since I am in the 30 days now I did it with a mach 3 that was sitting for a while. I have moved on to using my Merkur DE to shave it now. 2 swipes WTG and XTG and it is pretty smooth. I haven't tried the head blade or anything like that I try to save money on shaving that is why the DE razor once I get use to my SR more I will probably move on to that. I have 2 imperial 20507 SR that I picked up and they give the closes shave I have ever gotten. I am in the learning cure for them still too.

Eric
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Switchy on January 15, 2013, 07:41:07 PM
Sounds like you are getting some great shaves there Eric. .  I usually use the sport on my head and a fusion or DE on the face. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on January 15, 2013, 10:34:09 PM
Sounds good Eric!

I would like to get into straights at some point.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: slyjoe on January 18, 2013, 06:46:02 PM
Mach 3
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: slyjoe on January 19, 2013, 03:23:37 PM
Well.. mach 3 and headblade, mostly headblade
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: eric79 on January 19, 2013, 10:23:30 PM
Lynchy there are a lot of good priced SR out there if you look on the SRP and B&B classifieds you can come across so good deals on ebay as well but be very careful there. I have really taken to old school shaving and if you have any questions about going to a SR just ask I can try to help out. I am still learning my self but have done a lot of home work at the start. there is some really good info on youtube as well.

Eric
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on January 19, 2013, 10:36:28 PM
Lynchy there are a lot of good priced SR out there if you look on the SRP and B&B classifieds you can come across so good deals on ebay as well but be very careful there. I have really taken to old school shaving and if you have any questions about going to a SR just ask I can try to help out. I am still learning my self but have done a lot of home work at the start. there is some really good info on youtube as well.

Eric

Thanks Eric,
I already DE shave, this just seems the next logical step.

If/when I give it a crack I will hit you up if I have any dramas.

Cheers
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy_au on January 27, 2013, 07:49:26 AM
Hi from another new guy,

I use a Gem 1912 S/E razor and get a great shave every time.

Cheers
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: slyjoe on January 27, 2013, 02:01:53 PM
Hi from another new guy,

I use a Gem 1912 S/E razor and get a great shave every time.

Cheers

Thats a good choice. Welcome again!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gary~ on February 06, 2013, 04:18:18 AM
Hi from another new guy,

I use a Gem 1912 S/E razor and get a great shave every time.

Cheers

How often do you hone it and do you do that yourself? If so, what equipment do you use? Do you shave your face and head with the SE?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gutsygirl on February 07, 2013, 07:50:40 PM
gilette sensor.  oldskool baby.  well, ok, maybe not straightedge oldskool, but I've grown accustomed to it over the last fifteen years.  Started using my dad's as a kid and just did the wrap around when I decided to shave the nugget too.  I imagine you guys probably have some better razors workin' for ya.  Just a creature of habit I guess.

Robert, you're actually a step ahead of me.  This might be pathetic, but I'm using Harris Teeter brand knock-off of the Sensor.  LOL.  Mach 3 just isn't in my budget right now.  Takes a little extra time and patience.  The Mach 3 seems to "hug" my scalp better.  Thinking about springing for a HeadBlade soon...will have to check out the price on cartridges. 

How does the price of Mach 3 to HeadBlade cartridges compare, fellas?

GutsyGirl
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: -Doug- on February 07, 2013, 09:09:16 PM
I've never used a Mach 3 but when I use the HB I use it with Wilkinson Sword blades. They are very budget friendly - roughly $3.75 for a 10-pack.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy_au on February 10, 2013, 07:20:51 AM
Gary,

The Gem 1912 uses a single edge disposable blade so you don't have to hone it.  I am getting 5+ shave from a blade.

I shave my face with either a Gem Micromatic Open Comb or a Gem Jewel, both S/E razors.

I have about 10 or so D/E razors, all Gillettes, but I am really pleased with the shaves I get from the S/E's so the old Gilletes are having a rest.

Cheers,
Lynchy Snr
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: isleepinthebuff on February 10, 2013, 08:03:50 AM
I use a Hyro 5 - works for me!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on February 12, 2013, 07:35:24 AM
Gillette fusion proglide, awesome
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on February 12, 2013, 10:14:01 AM
I've recently converted to using my DE razor for head shaving.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on February 23, 2013, 07:53:02 AM
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F02%2F23%2Fy4ubu9ez.jpg&hash=1005afbd9ede1cc56be9506f3df548ff)

#loveheadblade
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xabydaddy on February 23, 2013, 04:04:44 PM
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F02%2F23%2Fy4ubu9ez.jpg&hash=1005afbd9ede1cc56be9506f3df548ff)

#loveheadblade

That is QUITE an IMPRESSIVE display!!! O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xabydaddy on February 23, 2013, 04:06:09 PM
Gillette fusion proglide, awesome

Despite the cost, I always find myself coming back to the ProGlide!!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Switchy on February 23, 2013, 04:31:37 PM
Over and over again, who gives a sh*t what razor you use ??  Just getter done and the right way, with out alot of blood which should not happen if you are
careful .  Hell a good knife and sharp can getter done ! 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on February 23, 2013, 09:26:45 PM
I think I'm going to start alternating ATX & DE for my shaves.
Title: Re: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gutsygirl on February 24, 2013, 09:49:13 PM
Over and over again, who gives a sh*t what razor you use ??  Just getter done and the right way, with out alot of blood which should not happen if you are
careful .  Hell a good knife and sharp can getter done ! 

I just wish my scalp were not as picky as yours!  :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: NoPony on February 27, 2013, 11:09:21 PM
I've only just started shaving my head, so far I've been using a Gillette Mach3 with good results but I'm looking forward to trying a HeadBlade ATX which I ordered after reading all the positive reviews on this forum.
Should have it in the next day or two, I'll be sure to post my experiences after it's had a fair trial.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: G on March 02, 2013, 02:37:58 PM
I use a six blade shaver by Dorco, it's reasonably priced and I can get around 20 shaves from each cartridge before it takes too long. The cartridges come in four packs. I found that nicks happen when the lubricant coagulates and dries a bit. I use Headslick as the lubricant which is the best. I found the best technique for me is short strokes going over an area many times different directions not pressing too hard. I also listen to the sound when scraping the scalp and when the desired smoothness is attained I can tell. Make sure the sink water is off so you can hear clearly. Then finish with witch hazel applied with the hands or paper towel.  

My girl loves the smell of witch hazel and shaving cream..  ;)  
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Shaun on March 06, 2013, 05:03:48 PM
Mach 3 in the shower with water as hot as I can stand and shaving gel.   Used to do it before showering and always got nicks.   
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: NoPony on March 06, 2013, 05:22:52 PM
Well I've received my ATX, and I'm at day 2 of shaving with it.
Day one was good, took my time just getting the feel of running a mini All terrain vehicle over my scalp.
Day 2 and I've achieved a perfect shave, this little razor is just awesome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gutsygirl on March 07, 2013, 09:38:10 PM
I'm really enjoying the Gillette Guard myself, and RazoRock shaving soap with a nice new boar bristle brush (Omega Professional).   O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: OzSly on March 08, 2013, 05:25:51 AM
Great to hear your enjoying the ATX mate.  O0

Like I keep saying, I love my ATX, gives me the "smooth as baby's bum" feel time and time again.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: clarinetguy on March 09, 2013, 08:21:55 AM
Still using the Headblade sport here - prefer the triple blades - use Gillete Fuisn manual for touch ups in hard to reach spots.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Elxar on March 10, 2013, 05:18:22 AM
Hello,

I use mach 3 now but I wonder what is the real life of one blade as every cartridge I use only last a week or so. I use it every other day. Can you guys give me some tips on how to maintain  my blade so that it will last a bit longer?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Bluebriz on March 10, 2013, 06:12:39 AM
Hello,

I use mach 3 now but I wonder what is the real life of one blade as every cartridge I use only last a week or so. I use it every other day. Can you guys give me some tips on how to maintain  my blade so that it will last a bit longer?

Thanks in advance.

I think it will depend on a few things, such as how much hair you have to shave, how thick your hair is, how many passes you take etc...  When I used cartridges in the past I found that Razorpit worked really well at cleaning the crud off the blades and prolonged blade life a lot!  YMMV...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on March 10, 2013, 09:20:55 AM
Try dipping your cartridges in rubbing alcohol after you've finished shaving. Rinse with water then rubbing alcohol then leave to air dry, it dries pretty quick. Also try this http://youtu.be/B3Kxiom83Js
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Duck816 on March 13, 2013, 08:22:25 PM
Hey All,
I've been shaving my face with the Gillette Fusion Proglide for a couple of years, so, when I started shaving my head last week it was a natural transition. (I am planning to order the ATX kit.) One thing I have tried to extend the life of the blades is storing it in baby oil, (my wife saw it in a TV ad for a book) so far it has doubled the life of ea cartridge.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Knoggin on March 13, 2013, 08:39:26 PM
Hi BBCMark thanks for the advice O0 I use that same blade. I will try it starting tomorrow and see what happens. The things are so dad gum expensive I have too figure out something.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ben_brassard_1 on March 19, 2013, 12:29:48 AM
I use a mach 3 and honestly, just good old plain hot water. Very very rarely do i ever have a problem with razor burn
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Lynchy on March 19, 2013, 02:33:07 AM
I use a mach 3 and honestly, just good old plain hot water. Very very rarely do i ever have a problem with razor burn

Very jealous, I wish my skin was that tough. Have you always shaved like that?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on March 24, 2013, 05:26:35 PM
Today, I used a Merkur 37G.


WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Crowbar on April 18, 2013, 12:43:14 PM
BBCMark! thanks so much for that advice, I will try that O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on April 18, 2013, 02:58:19 PM
Merkur Futur on the face, ATX for the dome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: frangi on April 22, 2013, 06:21:57 AM
thinking of buying headblade atx with the 6 blades

good choice?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on April 22, 2013, 11:08:22 AM
thinking of buying headblade atx with the 6 blades

good choice?
Yes it is, I'm a big fan of Headblade.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: huggman on April 23, 2013, 08:39:34 AM
When I knew I was going to do the St Bald's event, I researched lots of information (internet how did we live without you? :@`) and discovered Headblade. Went to the local RiteAid and bought the ATX and HeadSlick. And never looked back...Last Friday UPS brought me a full lineup of products from the company, thanks T for the discount!
Definitely a Headblade dude.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Natedawg on May 06, 2013, 04:03:58 PM
Recently, I gave the Headblade ATX a 2 week trial run. First time using any Headblade razor. I like how it looks, and the fluid motion of shaving with it, but it doesn't seem to shave close at all. I have to go over random spots several times to achieve smoothness. Now, this could be because I wasn't holding it correctly, or maybe the Headblade brand 4 blade cartridge doesn't provide that close of a shave... Or a bit of both. The Headblade just couldn't catch on with me... Oh well. 'Least I can say I tried it.

Still feeling experimental after my Headblade trial, I tried a Sensor 3 disposable I had in the back of our bathroom closet. Never used that razor before, either.
Holy crap, what a close shave! No nicks! I loved it! My new favorite razor. IMO, beats out the Mach 3 and Hydro 3, in terms of a close/comfortable trade-off. Can't believe it's been around for so long and I've never tried it in my 6 years of taking a razor to the dome...
Now, I know you can use Sensor cartridges on Headblade razors, but I have yet to try it out. Perhaps I will in the near future.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Johnny_T on May 11, 2013, 04:27:12 PM
Recently, I gave the Headblade ATX a 2 week trial run. First time using any Headblade razor. I like how it looks, and the fluid motion of shaving with it, but it doesn't seem to shave close at all. I have to go over random spots several times to achieve smoothness. Now, this could be because I wasn't holding it correctly, or maybe the Headblade brand 4 blade cartridge doesn't provide that close of a shave... Or a bit of both. The Headblade just couldn't catch on with me... Oh well. 'Least I can say I tried it.

I haven't tried it but to be honest I'm not getting the whole thing, which is why I haven't.   I've seen the videos of how it works and the tutorials and I see no difference between it and how I shave with any cart. I use a Fusion by the way and a 4 pack of carts lasts me 4 months. My shaves are quick, clean and close.

But I shave the same way as I've seen the Headblade in action,  and always have. I start at the front of my head and take one long pass all the way to the back. Top and sides done, I move to the back of my head starting at my neck and one pass to the top of the back of my head. I touch up around my ears (and a dent I have on my crown) and I'm done. BBS with one pass (ATG). I very rarely have to touch up unless my cart is nearing its end. So for this I don't see the difference other than the shape of the razor. 

  I like having the razor in my fingertips because fingers have dexterity and I feel in control and can maneuver with precision. I don't see the same control or maneuverability by palming it or wearing it like a ring.  I've choked up on my razor in the past (the fusion has a sort of finger post behind the head) and used it more flat like a headblade but don't feel the "touch" I have with it in my fingers. But the shave strokes are the same so I'm not getting the whole idea behind the Headblade.  Difference?  Maybe I'm just  missing something  :)  In the videos the shave/passes/strokes looks the same as how I shave. The headblade just happens to look cooler  8)

I've tried many different cartridges and the Fusion really works for me. Of course what works for one doesn't work for the next guy. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DonM on May 29, 2013, 08:49:13 AM
A little over 2 weeks ago I did a bunch of research on shaving and bought a Headblade Sport with a pack of Sensor 3's. my first cut was a learning experience for sure and I had a little learning curve with the headblade, I wasn't getting as close and smooth as I was expecting, with a few patches I was touching up with the Mach3, my facial razor of choice.

A trip to the local supermarket, Publix, and they had the ATX in stock so I picked one up. With a lot of Sensor blades left, I used the Sport adapter with a Sensor blade. What a difference, smooth as a baby's butt smooth, easier to go against the grain, no nicks, I like it and haven't tried the HB4 yet. For me the pull action rather than push action really made the transition to Sly a lot easier

So my ATX sports a straight axle instead of off road suspension powered by a Sensor blade.  Head Slick is great stuff for a newbie as well!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jpw94 on June 03, 2013, 04:29:28 PM
Call me crazy but I find a MASSIVELY better shave from the Twin blades over the HB triples. I cannot understand why.
I would have thought 3 was better than two.
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Post by: geeman on June 08, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
I use an edwin jagger de 89 for my face daily, and head at weekends. ..and a fusion pro glide on the noggin during the week if im in a rush
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Post by: Mikali on June 09, 2013, 06:12:05 AM
I use an edwin jagger de 89 for my face daily, and head at weekends. ..and a fusion pro glide on the noggin during the week if im in a rush
Is shaving with your Edwin J. that much slower compared to the fusion?
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Post by: geeman on June 09, 2013, 06:57:18 AM
for me yes, I'm still perfecting my technique, there is a higher risk if nicking myself with the de...but it gives me a smoother shave, I don't like to risk having to deal with a cut on a work day
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Stewie on June 10, 2013, 10:10:14 AM
I use a Schick Hydro for my head and face for almost a year now, but I recently got a DE safety razor (Merkur Futur) to replace it. I'm planning on using that for my head as soon as I get the hang of it by using it on my face first. Hey, we've all had to use training wheels at one point in time. Haha!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jedge01 on June 10, 2013, 06:21:08 PM
Still feeling experimental after my Headblade trial, I tried a Sensor 3 disposable I had in the back of our bathroom closet. Never used that razor before, either.
Holy crap, what a close shave! No nicks! I loved it! My new favorite razor. IMO, beats out the Mach 3 and Hydro 3, in terms of a close/comfortable trade-off. Can't believe it's been around for so long and I've never tried it in my 6 years of taking a razor to the dome...
Now, I know you can use Sensor cartridges on Headblade razors, but I have yet to try it out. Perhaps I will in the near future.



I've been using the Sensor 3 pretty much since day one. Almost 12 years now and it's still the best head shave I've ever had.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: howieLookAlike? on June 17, 2013, 10:45:02 AM
Started out with the electric (kind of messy but pretty close and needed to shower to rid the dust after), the mach 3 (loved it but so close of a shave that you nick if you rush) and now the hydro 3 which shaves close and doesn't nick unless your digging, which you don't need to do. Seems more likely on the first or second shave using a new blade only. Been wanting to try the HB but not sure their is any benefit.

As for shaving cream/gel/soap, I've tried the HB HS (love it), King of Shaves Alphagel (love it, they also make a travel size pump spray called Kinexium Shave Oil for traveling which fits into your bathroom travel bag easily. It's not a aerosol or tube of gel that can  leak out either.) and the King of Shaves Alpha Oil (worked well but oily on the hands and felt I needed to wash hands with soap after applying to get off so razor didn't slip out of hands). I'm thinking about trying the soap next but wonder about it running, anyone using soap that can recommend or comment on that?

BTW, I've been shaving now since 2008.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: clarinetguy on June 22, 2013, 01:19:45 PM
Welcome to the forum. Let us know what you think of Headblade. It really comes down to personal preference I think. Your current system seems to work just fine based on your picture. Keep posting.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jdcsky on June 22, 2013, 09:22:00 PM
For years, I used the Mach 3. After joining the forum and reading some posts, I decided to try the Fusion. I bought the Power Fusion. I shave in the shower, as we have super soft water, and the Fusion gives me as close a shave as the Mach 3 and feels much better. I am now a Fusion user.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TheWickerMan on June 24, 2013, 09:36:26 PM
For years I just used some Wahl clippers. I actually liked the stubbly look. Then my wife mentioned she'd like it closer, smoother. I was hesitant to put a blade to my head. I'm all about the matte finish and I didn't want to get super shiny. I discovered matte lotions and decided to go for it. So I bought a Norelco I could shave with in the shower. It worked well. But not great.

I bought a HeadBlade, but I just couldn't get used the pushing motion. Finally, I started using my old Mach 3. I use a DE on my face and the Mach 3 was a razor I bought a year ago during a road trip. It was a LOT cleaner, smoother and faster.

I just ordered an HB ATX and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. I'll let you know how that goes...
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wutwutman on June 27, 2013, 09:55:10 AM
As a newbie to shaving so far all I've used is the Mach 3 which so far I like.  Planning on trying one of the HB razors at some point.  As looking at the Sensa 3 and the Schick Hydro.  There's so many razors LOL  And me being a gadget guy it's easy for me to get obsessed with trying them (danger will robinson!)

As far as gels/creams, I tried HB Head Slick and I really like it so until I graduate to a boar brush, I probably wont bother trying anything else unless someone REALLY recommends I try it LOL
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thebaldnation on June 30, 2013, 12:08:07 PM
Hey bald brothers this is the bald guy, been gone for to long doing bald guy stuff, anyways, i was a faithfull user of the mach 3, would not use anything else, would have took it to my grave untill the schick came out with the hydro, whenever a new razor comes out its like candy to us bald guys, we just gotta try it, doesnt mean we will switch razors, because as we all know you have a relationship with your razor so-to-speak, but sometimes you find a razor that you like more. That is exactly what happened with the hydro, if you havent tried it YOU SHOULD!!!!, and remeber here at the bald nations best being bald is always a step above perfection.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wutwutman on July 01, 2013, 01:21:35 PM
A Couple of nights ago I bought a Fusion.  A few guys here liked it so I tried it out.  After 2 shaves with it (currently shaving daily), I have to say it feels like I'm getting a closer shave with my Mach 3.  I thought more blades would equal closer shave but it dosent seem like it.  And I had to do more touch up afterwards.  I'm going to keep using it this week alternating with my Mach 3 and see if that continues....
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: bbcguytom on July 02, 2013, 09:53:13 PM
I use ANY 3-bladed disposable, sometimes store-brand, sometimes name-brand, but I started out using the Xtreme 3 disposable.

Tom
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on July 05, 2013, 11:32:07 AM
Only wet shaved once so far and that was with my Gillette Sensor 3 blade. The handle part is very old!! I had a great shave though. Just need to find a better handle i guess
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Dmac on July 21, 2013, 04:11:15 PM
Picked up a hydro yesterday and used it this morning. I like it better than the fusion I have been using. Smooth shave and no irratation. It's also cheaper for replacement blades which when you shave daily is a big plus. The size of the cartridge made it harder to shave behind the ears but ill probably just try the edger part next time and see how that goes in that area.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SeaDoggy on July 22, 2013, 08:57:14 AM
Merkur Classic 1904 with Feather blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gadgetwizard on July 22, 2013, 11:30:07 AM
Parker double edge with some Iranian blades that I bought special offer from the online shaving store I use.

Might try some multi blade Disposables that I have kicking around as I no long use them for my face. I've been double edger on my face for about four years. Best shave ever.

Shaving should be something you look forward too and not a chore I find that the evening is best for me.

1 week into my 30 day head shaving experience and I find the same routine and blade works for my head as it does for my face. I was doing everyday the first part of the experience to get used to it but now find every other day is best.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wutwutman on July 23, 2013, 09:27:42 AM
Picked up a hydro yesterday and used it this morning. I like it better than the fusion I have been using. Smooth shave and no irratation. It's also cheaper for replacement blades which when you shave daily is a big plus. The size of the cartridge made it harder to shave behind the ears but ill probably just try the edger part next time and see how that goes in that area.

I just switched to the Schick Hydro 5 also!  Getting a closer shave than the Mach 3.  I like the lubricating strip/boxes/whatever.  I was starting to get some irritation with the Mach 3 over my ears but it has stopped with the Hydro.  Not sure if I like it better than the Fusion yet tho as the cartridge is indeed larger and took some getting used to for me.  And as @Dmac said, the carts are cheaper which is a bonus for me as a daily shaver!  O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tartanraven on September 22, 2013, 05:00:17 PM
I switch between the Mach 3 and a Merkur Futur double.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tartanraven on September 22, 2013, 05:02:01 PM
absolutely on Feather blades.  I will recommend  a mild angle as these things are insanely sharp
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on November 01, 2013, 01:08:36 PM
Gillette sensor 3 disposables - cracking razors. Zero irritation. (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.tapatalk.com%2Fd%2F13%2F11%2F02%2Fu5equvy6.jpg&hash=41a718bceccc644cad631337848cb8a1)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Billy G on November 02, 2013, 09:18:48 PM
As of now I use the schick hydro. But I'm thinking of trying a safety razor. I'm constantly trying new things.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thebaldnation on November 10, 2013, 09:04:59 AM
i also switched from a mach 3 to a hydro 5 about 9 months ago?, im an everyday shaver and noticed that the blades last longer, ive been using some shave secret underneathe headslick when i shave and i gotta tell you i love it, its such smoother shave for me. Headblade alone is great stuff but combined with shave secret its even better, but, thats just my personal opininion. Its all about comfort and what works best for you. Bald is always Best!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: isleepinthebuff on November 10, 2013, 10:34:49 AM
I used a Hyrdro 5. Monday is new blade day.

Bought two packs yesterday one set for home and one for my gym bag. More than I ever paid for a haircut! :*))
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: antoniom on November 10, 2013, 05:25:22 PM
I usd schick hydro five and tried the fusion disposables when I was out of blades the pack I got came with a free shave gel (who could pass that up when your out of blades and shave lubricant) both cut good nice close shave the fusion blades are sharp so carefull also the lubricating strip runs quickly not the hydro will alternate. Got a free hydro when I brought a can of edge (who could pass up a free blade when in need of one) but IS have a hydro fan.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xabydaddy on November 14, 2013, 06:25:03 PM
I usd schick hydro five and tried the fusion disposables when I was out of blades the pack I got came with a free shave gel (who could pass that up when your out of blades and shave lubricant) both cut good nice close shave the fusion blades are sharp so carefull also the lubricating strip runs quickly not the hydro will alternate. Got a free hydro when I brought a can of edge (who could pass up a free blade when in need of one) but IS have a hydro fan.


The lubricating strip on the Fusion ProGlides come apart way to easily for me especially since they're about 4 a pop too!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: antoniom on November 16, 2013, 12:16:06 PM
The lubrication strip runs quickly on the fusion but the blades are sharp and cut pretty good
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: xabydaddy on November 18, 2013, 04:52:27 PM
The lubrication strip runs quickly on the fusion but the blades are sharp and cut pretty good

The pieces of the strip get caught in the blades though. It's really annoying especially for the price.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tracer on November 20, 2013, 03:23:37 AM
Gillete fusion power, 5 blades 1 semi blade

For shaving your head it's great for beginners, I wacked off almost a half inch of hair with this thing.. It did take almost an hour but still wouldn't trust any other razor to do that.

If you shave every 2-5 days this is perfect for you, daily shavers pick something cheaper
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: reddog on November 20, 2013, 11:21:10 AM
I just did the closest shave I ever had. I used the Shave Secret, shaving gel, and a Mach 3 in the shower. Absolutely baby butt smooth , can't feel any hint of stubble at all!
Title: Re: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tyler on November 20, 2013, 11:38:38 AM
I just did the closest shave I ever had. I used the Shave Secret, shaving gel, and a Mach 3 in the shower. Absolutely baby butt smooth , can't feel any hint of stubble at all!

Nice!
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Post by: Slyest on November 20, 2013, 02:21:54 PM
I bought a headblade atx today. About to use it and scared!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on November 22, 2013, 11:54:37 AM
I use a Gillette sensor, 3 blade thingy. Multiple passes and only a little roughness. Wish i didnt have to do multiple passes! I use shaving soap etc.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thebaldnation on November 23, 2013, 08:46:45 AM
ive been using shave secret underneathe my headslick, i agree its been one of the smoothest shaves ever! ive since made it a staple of my shaving routine.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: buddha on November 23, 2013, 09:37:58 AM
ive been using shave secret underneathe my headslick, i agree its been one of the smoothest shaves ever! ive since made it a staple of my shaving routine.

Likewise.

Some time ago I abandoned my HB Sport in favor of a Personna M5 Magnum. This thing is almost cut proof. Walmart used to carry them but some kind of problem occurred and now I have to search elsewhere. They are available, though, on Personna's website.
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Post by: mrzed on November 23, 2013, 12:50:24 PM
I bought a headblade atx today. About to use it and scared!!

Me, too.  Just came yesterday. Gave the ATX a try this morning. Cautious as usual for a first run on a new razor.  Went OK.  Missed a patch in the back right. Argh.  Have to hit that spot again.

Too soon to tell if I like it as well as the Sport or not.
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Post by: Slyest on November 23, 2013, 12:56:37 PM
I have to say the headblade does the top of my head lovely but the back does not feel as smooth and I've had to finish it with my hydro 5. Im gonna give it a month but not sure if I'm a headblader for life.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TSE on November 27, 2013, 09:26:46 PM
I use the headblade atx - been using it for about 3 months.  I'm somewhat of a convert from the Headblade Sport, which I used for about 4 years.   

"somewhat" because I still use it and alternate use between the Sport and ATX. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on November 28, 2013, 10:14:32 AM
I use the ATX. I understand the criticism it gets from a few of you guys, but I find it to be the most cost effective option for me. I'd barely get 3 days out of the sport blades.
I've tried a few various options for shaving but always ended up at Headblade again so I've decided to stick with it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on December 04, 2013, 08:17:40 PM
Using a merkur 23c at the minute with a long handle. Still have the merkur 34c but wanted to try a longer handle double edge. I prefer the 23c.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Roger on December 22, 2013, 03:04:20 PM
I went out last night and bought some Schick Xtreme 3 disposables and just shaved the melon about a half an hour ago.  I could be wrong but I actually feel like I just got a better shave than with my Headblade ATX.  For me, the flex in the blades was just right and I didn't have to do multiple passes over the same section of melon.  I'm thinking that I'm going to be sending the Panasonic Arc4 that I recently purchased back, although it also gives a very impressive shave.  The shave with the Arc4 is nice but it takes about twice the length of time for me to get that baby butt.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Aussie Sly Guy on December 23, 2013, 01:38:43 AM
Gillette fusion
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ridzky on December 23, 2013, 09:03:57 AM
mach3 for me.


(although I will soon be ordering the headblade sport. atx looks scary to me)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Fsteve65 on December 25, 2013, 02:03:36 AM
Headblade Sport with Dollar General atra style double blades
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DOC_OSMC on December 31, 2013, 12:40:12 PM
Was using the Mach 3 and accidentally used the Fusion ProGlide a few days ago.  Gave me an even smoother shave and a faster shave too!  I'm using that from now on.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on December 31, 2013, 02:49:42 PM
I use the Headblade ATX S4 with the HB4 cartridge.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Cave Dweller on December 31, 2013, 03:10:52 PM
I gave the Headblade a sincere run for two weeks, but I returned to my Fusion. It gives me a smoother shave.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Chuck78 on January 06, 2014, 07:57:33 PM
I've tried the headblade and cheap disposable razors.  I am giving the Mach 3 a test drive for a few weeks.  Still searching for the fastest, closest shave.  I have an old Gillette DE razor from 1964.  Probably will need more band-aids before I give that one a shot.  :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on January 07, 2014, 12:31:39 PM
Thinking of trying either the Headblade or the Fusion.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on January 09, 2014, 11:28:25 AM
Update:

I ordered a Headblade ATX from Amazon today!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: gullzway on January 13, 2014, 05:26:11 PM
I've got a headblade, but my Mach 3 has been working so well that it is what I'm using. ATG then sometimes across, not a nick or razor bump yet after about 2 weeks.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wutwutman on January 14, 2014, 10:25:30 AM
I have become a certified convert of the Headblade ATX (using the 4blade cart)!  I love this device.  Shaving is so smooth and easy, especially since I am an everyday head shaver.  Now I'm thinking on getting the upgrade (metal) ATX or maybe modding mine (color wise) lol
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: antoniom on January 28, 2014, 05:55:19 PM
I am using bic comfort3 at the moment I got on sale at walgreens and its more of a face razor then head I got knicked a couple of times on my head more then face also you may have to go over certain areas more then once. Its hard to go around the knicks when healed up without opening up another cut so last night I had to shave carefully may buy again or go back to what I was using.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on January 29, 2014, 12:10:44 PM
I ditched the ATX and found the Gillette Fusion Proglide! Wonderful it is.
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Post by: 68reissue on February 02, 2014, 07:24:44 AM
Just switched from a Headblade Sport to an ATX. Didn't expect to like it, but I do.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DC on February 02, 2014, 10:16:17 PM
I have a Headblade, which I've used with good results.  I even dared to do DE shaving with and old Gillette Fatboy, which was sometimes a success, and other times I looked like I visited Sweeney Todd.  :o I even tried disposables which were OK.

However, tonight I broke in a new Gillette Fusion Proglide upon the accolades of my Sly bros, and man talk about baby-butt smooth! O0

I plan to stick with the Proglide and keep the Headblade as a backup.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: andrewswenson on February 03, 2014, 02:08:58 AM
F*** the HeadBlade, Gillette Fusions, Mach 3 and all the 3+ blade cartridges out there. Unnecessary and doing more harm than good.

I've been using the original Gillette Sensor for 2 years now and it's simply the best cartridge out there. Two blades, and a lube strip, that's all you need.

However, just like any other cartridge, they only last me about 3-4 shaves and then it's on to the next one. Tried the "stroping" method. Useless. Tried leaving it in olive oil overnight. Useless. Blades just get dull evidently.

That's why I attempted to use a DE razor on my head and face for awhile but it was far from fast. Safety razors work well on the face, but not well on the head. And I was even using Feather blades and a nice Edwin Jagger.

Gillette Sensor is the answer to every man's shave routine. It's a fact. Get it.

Peace.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on February 03, 2014, 03:27:31 AM
Got a sensor myself but it is the 3 blade type. Using a fusion now and it is really good.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thebaldnation on February 03, 2014, 08:52:12 AM
I switched from a Mach 3 to a hydro 5 a while back and I'm pretty satisfied with it, I'm an everyday shaver, I get about 5-7 days out of one blade, partially because dull blades aren't as  irritating since I've started applying shave oil to my head before the headslick, I have a HeadBlade but stopped using it because I was using that for my head and a different razor for my face and I wanted to stick to one razor for both, I also use headslick for shaving my face as well.
Title: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DOC_OSMC on February 03, 2014, 09:50:15 AM
Sorry Drewski, gonna have to disagree. I started with a Mach 3 and and am now using a Fusion Pro-Glide. The Mach 3 came heavily recommended by the barber who first shaved my head and it worked great. Accidentally used the Pro-Glide, that I use on my face, on my head and it gave me an even smoother shave no now that's what I use. Everyone's got something that works for them. We're all different so the methods and tools will be different. As with anything, what works for one may not work for another.

That's the great thing about this. We can all ask for advice, give advice, learn from each other, and through it find something that works and is uniquely our own.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on February 03, 2014, 11:56:04 AM
Agree Doc, the Fusion Pro-Glide is superb!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: antoniom on February 03, 2014, 05:56:58 PM
I went back to the schick xtreme III love the way it shaves plus it shaves better then bic imo
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thebaldnation on February 03, 2014, 11:41:52 PM
That's right Doc whatever works for you is correct, I've tried many different routes in my 18 years of shaving, I've had many different routines that work, but eventually they do tend to get stale after awhile and then it's time to switch it up.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mongo on February 18, 2014, 10:35:37 PM
I'm a head blade sport guy but u want to try the new ATX
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JC77 on February 21, 2014, 06:26:34 PM
Hey guys...New member here..I've been shaving my head for about a year now with the Schick Quattro, and it's been doing alright for me, it just seems like I'm not getting as close as a shave as I should be getting...I shave with and against the grain, and I still have a shadow and always have to go back and re touch...I also hate that the hairs get stuck and the little wires..

I was thinking of trying the Hydro 5 as I've been hearing good things about it and since I'm on a budget...So what would you guys suggest I go with that would be better than my Quattro?

Thanks in advance and happy to be a member here  :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Thebaldnation on February 22, 2014, 06:22:54 PM
Hey guys...New member here..I've been shaving my head for about a year now with the Schick Quattro, and it's been doing alright for me, it just seems like I'm not getting as close as a shave as I should be getting...I shave with and against the grain, and I still have a shadow and always have to go back and re touch...I also hate that the hairs get stuck and the little wires..

I was thinking of trying the Hydro 5 as I've been hearing good things about it and since I'm on a budget...So what would you guys suggest I go with that would be better than my Quattro?

Thanks in advance and happy to be a member here  :)
I use the hydro 5 and love it, I used the Mach 3 for a long time and then switched to the 5 the blades are a little cheaper and last longer, correct me if I'm wrong but the shadow UR talking about is the hair follicles in your scalp, you can't get rid of that unless you go laser, I think the Hydro does a good job, a lot of guys here use the head blade and they love it, welcome to SBG, have you posted in the new member thread yet, you should if you haven't so we can welcome you properly, this is a great site for exactly the types of questions you are asking, everyone here is polite and friendly, there's really no perfect way to shave, everyone finds there perfect way and that's great, always always always don't be afraid to try something new because you might just like it, I've changed my shaving routine multiple times because of the advice I've gotten from fellow sly guys here, welcome to the Brotherhood!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on February 23, 2014, 04:46:17 AM
Well, I haven't shaved with a blade for a couple of weeks now!

Been using my Braun foil shaver! Ruddy awesome it is! Been shaving the dome every day since last Wednesday which I would never do with a blade! I would say that my head is 'almost' as smooth as with a blade. Some areas have always been rough but no more nicks etc now since using the Braun (340s-4)

Not to say I won't use my Fusion ever again as once in a while I will use it. But for now I am happy with the Braun.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: yohnazo on February 26, 2014, 06:58:45 PM
Hey guys...New member here..I've been shaving my head for about a year now with the Schick Quattro, and it's been doing alright for me, it just seems like I'm not getting as close as a shave as I should be getting...I shave with and against the grain, and I still have a shadow and always have to go back and re touch...I also hate that the hairs get stuck and the little wires..

I was thinking of trying the Hydro 5 as I've been hearing good things about it and since I'm on a budget...So what would you guys suggest I go with that would be better than my Quattro?

Thanks in advance and happy to be a member here  :)

Hey JC77, welcome to the site, i've only been here just over a day myself.

The Hydro 5 was what I first used to shave my head just over month ago, I use it for my face and had a spare blade, I also used the Hydro shave gel. It worked really well for me, I might try it again sometime. Now though i'm using the Headblade ATX with headslick, first time using it I found it difficult, I switched shave creams to Bulldog which was good, but decided to try Headslick again and I think it's better. Whilst shaving lately I tried a new Hydro 5 blade and stopped to carry on with my headblade, the Hydro 5 didn't as sharp that time. If you like I can try the Hydro 5 again in a few days & let you know how it goes. The blade for my headblade is getting dull anyways.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JC77 on February 26, 2014, 07:42:53 PM
Thanks for that yohnazo, but I actually just went ahead and bought the Hydro 5...I'll be trying it out tomorrow, so I'll let you guys know how the experience was...Thanks for the help :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: NESTYdPOGI on February 27, 2014, 02:14:22 AM
As for me, i go for mach3 O0. I shave my head every other day. This brand is nice to use.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on March 03, 2014, 08:49:45 AM
Still ain't found a better razor than the headblade sport. So fast and smooth.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on March 03, 2014, 11:14:20 AM
I picked up a Microtouch one safety razor, it works better than any razor I've tried. Not 1 nick/cut and 0 irritation/razor burn. I get smoother shaves with it than I ever got with anything else I've tried. It's lighter than a traditional DE but that just removes having to concentrate on no pressure and allows you to concentrate on the cutting angle.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldjoeg on March 12, 2014, 05:39:00 PM
I have a Microtouch 1 safety razor too. Can't beat the price. I have used it a few times but need to fine tune my technique when I use it. I have gotten a few nicks but fewer now than before. It reallly does give a close shave.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: richierich1220 on March 20, 2014, 07:25:00 AM
Just bought the Panasonic es8243a wet/dry.  It is awesome.  Nice comfortable shave on the head.  Almost as good as a razor.    I have a dumb question though.  I did half my head with shaving cream to test it out and it was so hard to shave with the shaving cream, the razor just like glided over the shaving cream and didn't shave the hair.  So I wiped it off and did it dry.  Do others have the same problem?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldMark on March 20, 2014, 11:39:39 AM
I had the same issue with my Panasonic ES8077 it's an amazing razor but doesn't seen to shave well with cream.   I've tried it with shaving oil but it seems to clog up.   It works really well in the shower with just water or a little conditioner.   I've since switched to a merkur futur and won't be using anything else.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: richierich1220 on March 20, 2014, 11:50:50 AM
I guess next I'll try it wet, without shaving cream.  I'm ok with a dry shave though.

This is a really dumb question but I looked up the razor your said........ what is a safety razor and how is it different than a regular one
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Post by: Jasonbtx on March 21, 2014, 07:57:47 AM
Merkur 38C FTW
Title: Re:
Post by: greatnessinc on March 27, 2014, 09:49:03 PM
A double edge safety razor (DE for short) is a traditional razor. Google wet shaving or search Youtube for Geofatboy.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on March 28, 2014, 03:10:20 AM
Would like to try a DE. Not sure which one
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on March 28, 2014, 01:13:10 PM
The Microtouch one is essentially a lighter replica of the Weishi 9306-f. I only have a One, I highly recommend it; however the Weishi is about $10 less if you're looking to save some coin. If you're new to the DE world I strongly recommend starting out with the Microtouch One, and if you feel like it try out another razor later. I warn you that DE shaving is highly addictive. Pick up a blade sample pack to try out different blades to see which brand you like best. The pros of DE shaving aside from a vastly superior shave are that you save a ton of money and you aren't handcuffed to any one brand of blade regardless of what razor you use. DE shaving is a skill and starting out you'll have to unlearn bad habits from other methods of shaving. Once you master DE shaving, cuts/nicks will be few and far between. Since I mastered DE shaving I no longer have problems with razor burn.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on March 29, 2014, 03:08:00 PM
Great advice. Cheers
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Post by: Gambrinus on April 02, 2014, 11:21:09 PM
Read up on it before you do it for sure. I ended up getting an old Gillette at the antique shop. Love using the brush and mug most of all.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: AJ Q-Ball on April 23, 2014, 05:12:17 PM
Mach 3 is my favorite razor. I can't imagine using anything else.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: andrewswenson on April 30, 2014, 03:45:57 PM
So I want to give everyone some pretty awesome advice.

Sensor < Mach 3 < Schick Quattro Titanium

If you haven't tried out a Schick Quattro Titanium yet, DO IT. I thought the Mach 3 couldn't be beat, but I can tell you with confidence you will be very satisfied. It's got one more blade than a Mach 3, and a single blade on the other side for those hard-to-get areas but I don't think it's that big of a deal. Mainly, it just has a better lube strip that glides better, lasts longer, along with the blades. The blades also seem to be sharper and better performing than Mach 3's. AND they're cheaper than Mach 3 blades. I get the disposables so I'm not sure about cartridge prices.

Have fun.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: digitaldome on June 02, 2014, 11:57:15 AM
Just started headshaving a few months ago.  Before that it was the Classic 76 clipper with the 00000 blade.

I use my Edwin Jagger DE89...Or one of my Gillette New or Old Type DE's.
It is usually the DE89...Seems to be best for the headshave.
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Post by: wutwutman on June 02, 2014, 12:58:57 PM
Read up on it before you do it for sure. I ended up getting an old Gillette at the antique shop. Love using the brush and mug most of all.

Good!  Vintage is the way I go! :)
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Post by: os1019 on June 04, 2014, 10:18:25 PM
I was going with the Headblade Sport but moved onto the Profusion Glide but now my weapon of choice is the Gillette Body Razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Timmer on June 08, 2014, 12:58:41 PM
These days, using a Harry's Razor and Blades (http://www.harrys.com).  Well-made, less expensive, great shave.  I'm not sure if I like their creme yet or not.  I seem to use a lot of it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldlyshine on June 08, 2014, 05:11:42 PM
Gillette Fusion for me with Head Lube. If I need a second round, I use either Barbasol or something with good lubrication. Tried the new HeadBlade and just didn't get as close as the Gillette. Always wet the head first, then give it a through lathering with the lube. Coconut Oil with some essential oils helps to keep it in shape, along with a dose of HB matte or glossy and a non-pore clogging SPF50 sunscreen (Been using L'Oreal Liquid Silk that's made for the face and it doesn't burn or get sticky). Been shaving it steady now since Easter and feel ungroomed without my morning head shave now. O0
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: wutwutman on June 09, 2014, 06:36:29 AM
Current rotation:

'72 Super Speed
'69 TTO Black Handle
Maggard M3
'77 Tech w/ Muhle Handle

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: shootinfool73 on June 17, 2014, 09:06:07 PM
Hey all...  new to head shaving and new to the forum... this place is great..  I got a lot of great info here.... 

My first shave about a month ago was with a Mach 3... my regular razor for probably 15 yrs now, when it first came out.  Then I tried a headblade a couple weeks ago with the HB4 blade, and now the HB6, although I realized now the HB6 is as much a gimmick as I suspected and that (I feel) the Gillette Fusion is.  I really like the mechanics and ease of us, but it doesnt shave the closest everywhere and using it is difficult for me to coordinate around the ears.  So until I come up with or hear about something better, right now I:
1.  Use HeadSlick
2.  Use the headblade front to back and back to front (includes basically going sideways along the side of the head)
3.  Followup with my mach 3 rig: (I say "rig" because I dont use the standard handle -- I have a heavy chrome handle I bought that makes it more like shaving with a DE razor).  I use the Mach 3 around the ears and going against the grain anywhere I still feel rough spots.

   

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on June 18, 2014, 02:28:36 AM
Welcome Shoot, try a DE. Its an awesome shave! Less blades which, for me, gives a great shave
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: shootinfool73 on June 19, 2014, 12:15:15 AM
Goatee... yeah... I use DE sometimes for my face, but even then not all th time because I tend to find myself sometimes wanting/needing to shave quickly...  I never perfected technique in DE shaving to the point of no nicks or razor burn, so rushing it is no way to go either.  As for the head....since I'm still somewhat 'clumsy' with the DE face shaving, nothing scares me more than the idea of putting that thing in areas around the head that are hard to reach and can't easily see in the mirror...  :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: K5mow on June 19, 2014, 04:40:53 AM

Goatee... yeah... I use DE sometimes for my face, but even then not all th time because I tend to find myself sometimes wanting/needing to shave quickly...  I never perfected technique in DE shaving to the point of no nicks or razor burn, so rushing it is no way to go either.  As for the head....since I'm still somewhat 'clumsy' with the DE face shaving, nothing scares me more than the idea of putting that thing in areas around the head that are hard to reach and can't easily see in the mirror...  :)

Yes I agree with you and am in the same boat as for saving my face with An DE. I love my DE razor for my face but can't get the courage to use it on my head yet.

Roger
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on June 19, 2014, 11:27:19 AM
I dont use a mirror when i shave the back of my head. Used my 37c today and shave went great!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Mike E. P. on June 19, 2014, 04:36:49 PM
I initially was scared to use my DE on my head, but I couldn't resist trying. So after doing my face a few times, I did my head. I got a few crappy shaves the first couple of times, but I realized it's not as scary as I thought. I just go slow and use short strokes. I do at least three passes on my head and I use my hands to feel if I missed any spots.  I really didn't want to spend the money on a cartridge razor any more! And I love the process of wet shaving.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on June 20, 2014, 01:44:23 AM
Very true Mike, spending money on carts is a total waste of money. DE blades a re so much cheaper and as i have come to realise, a single blade is so much better than multiple blades!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Roatanguy on June 21, 2014, 07:23:48 AM
Hello All,
 New to the forums "again". Was around a little many moons ago but have been away since. Been shaving head for 15 years or so and been with Headblade since I started. From the HB classic then the sport then the original S4. I was happy with the 3 blade HB and felt the 4-6 were a gimmick but then came across a bunch of the 4 blade packs at a closeout for $2 pack and bought them all, I tried the 4 and it makes the razor taller and a little getting used to around the ears but shaves a little closer and best thing is it doesn't clog up like the 3 blade does. I like the Headlube and am curious as to what this new take off is, the one with same colors and similar labeling I have added to my HB collection overtime due to closeout specials as well as necessity for travel and such. Anyway, that's the story
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: shootinfool73 on June 21, 2014, 10:24:35 PM
Just a note if you havent already tried this.  I am very new to head shaving, but got the ATX and 4-blade carts.  I was happy with it, but since I started getting a lot of the commonly recommended products for headshaving, I went and bought 1 pack of the HB6 blades as well.  In my newbie opinion, those ARE a gimmick.... I never used a 2 or 3-blade headblade because those models were before I got started, but I think the 4-blade is as good as it will probably get. 

I hold this opinion also from having been a 15-yr mach-3 user and trying the fusion... I thought the fusion was a lesser shave, and just more difficult to use.  Just no need for those extra blades and larger cartridge head.....
Title: Re: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jwalker23 on June 23, 2014, 03:19:38 PM
Well I tried out the safety razor yesterday just on the right side of my head, I ended up finish it up with wahl shaver...lets just say I need more practice with it lol. Right now, Im trying to figure out what would be the best cartridge razor out there for a beginner like myself. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: shootinfool73 on June 23, 2014, 08:13:49 PM
If not using the headblade tools (made special just for headshaving)....it looks like most people prefer the sensor excel or Mach 3.  Before I got the headblade...I used the Mach 3, same as I used for my face for 15 yrs.... and it gave just as clean and close a shave as it did for my face. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on June 24, 2014, 04:56:41 AM
Fusion proglide has a good following and one i used before i went over to 'manly' shaving, lol
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ksshane on June 24, 2014, 03:15:37 PM
Currently using the executive from dollar shave club.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on July 08, 2014, 10:33:24 AM
I prefer safety razors.  I used an iKON slant razor a few days ago.  I welcome any one to try out a safety razor and give it at least a "30 day" test drive.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2FIMG_20140705_154607&hash=efe110bfc1f6234a1e736990d7559271)

WARHAWK
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: warhawk on July 08, 2014, 10:39:59 AM
Here's a pic of the iKON slant razor.

(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbadgerandblade.com%2Fvb%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D469401%26amp%3Bd%3D1404598973&hash=d217f1e2f1cf50fee55d4c7a34b3009d)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on July 09, 2014, 11:41:09 AM
Warhawk got me into DE shaving, before that I was all about Headblade. I kept all of my Headblade equipment so sometimes I'll use a ATX mid day to get rid of the stubble.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on July 09, 2014, 11:50:04 AM
Same here as i read about DE shaving from the good guys on here and the rest is history. Still learning the technique though!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: awkm4 on July 10, 2014, 11:58:25 AM
I've been using Headblade products for years. I started with the original Headblade and found my perfect shave with the Head Blade sport using Sensor 3 blades.
a few days ago I went shopping in the US and purchased the HeadBlade ATX. Sadly Head blade products are no longer sold in any stores in Canada.
I've used it three times and so far it's taking some getting used to. I'll give it a fair shake before I decided to reach for the old trusty sport again.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: greatnessinc on July 10, 2014, 04:04:36 PM
It took me about a week and a half to get used to the ATX.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DC on July 28, 2014, 09:25:48 PM
I recently returned to DE.  The Fusion Proglide and Headblade were good, however, paying for cartridges put a painful dent in my wallet.  Plus, DE (with shaving oil to supplement) gives me a cleaner shave that lasts longer. 

However, I keep Fusion disposables in my locker at work when I need to touch up for any after work activities.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldlyshine on August 18, 2014, 04:34:43 PM
Gillette Mach 3 - best of all of 'em
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on August 21, 2014, 09:44:51 AM
DC................What DE have you got?
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Shady_725 on August 21, 2014, 04:33:44 PM
How long will an electric shaver last, i heard that its performance will die down over time. Furthermore i heard that they can easily malfunction. :S


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Im so puzzled i dont know what to use to shave my head, and standard razor or electric one, and what brands or how many blades :P

Someone please message me if they can help me out. Thanks.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldSoxFan on September 02, 2014, 03:17:32 PM
In my experience (shaving my head sly since last October), you get a much closer shave with a blade. However, I do use a Panasonic 8103 Arc 3 electric occasionally and it does okay but takes forever even on 1-2 days of growth. Typically, my shave routine is using a Gillette Fusion Proglide razor every other day in the shower with either Gillette Foamy Menthol, Barbasol Arctic Chill, or CO Bigelow (Proraso) and Osage Rub or Aqua Velva Ice Blue as aftershave.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DC on October 18, 2014, 10:04:02 PM
DC................What DE have you got?

Gillette Fatboy Adjustable. Was my late Father-in-Law's.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on October 19, 2014, 08:43:32 AM
Mach 3 I have been using consistently now for a few weeks and can't fault the shave. So easy to shave with and quick!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: fidelcashflow on October 19, 2014, 12:31:09 PM
Tried and true Gillette fusion blades. The only downside to those is that after the first use the blades get really dull quick in my experience. I've been lurking on this forum for a while and have seen a lot of conversation about Dorco blades. I might order some off of Amazon in the near future. I have seen them on e-bay for dirt (and I mean DIRT) cheap. But to me, that reeks of someone selling stolen blades, and I couldn't in all good consciousness, support that.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DC on October 23, 2014, 09:56:19 AM
Although I've been on the DE tip for months, I've started to go back to the Gillette Fusion myself.  Although a tad costly, it allows me a good shave with less time-especially when I have to get my 6-year old to school (and I to work) in the a.m.  The DE may be my "vacation shave" when I have the luxury of time.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: JoslynPatino on November 13, 2014, 09:38:15 PM
I like what you guys shared. I am currently looking for the best electric razor in the market today. Good thing I bumped into this forum. Many thanks!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Dann on November 15, 2014, 07:24:00 AM
My go-to razor is a 40's-50's Gillette Ball-end Tech that I bought at an antique store for $12.
Definitely nothing fancy and not in the best condition, but it outshaves my cartridge and more expensive DEs.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on November 15, 2014, 01:25:31 PM
Mach 3 for me is a superb razor. Tried DE and its not for me. Cartridge gives me a great shave which is hassle free and just as fun. Ok, more expensive but i need to be comfortable with my shaves.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: awkm4 on December 22, 2014, 07:46:51 PM
I gave the ATX a fair trail but sadly it didn't work out for me. I'm back using the Headblade sport with Gillette Sensor 3 blades.

Paul D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: tmgrood on December 22, 2014, 08:29:26 PM
I used to use Mach 3 and then switched to Harry's but about a month ago I cut a big chunk of my noggin off using a blade so I have now switched to a Panasonic electric razor. It is an ES-LA93-K.
I am very pleased with it. I mean very. This is the first electric razor I have used that actually feels as thought I've used a razor blade and I can walk around the house while using plus no more cuts or nicks.
I have been shaving my head for about 4 years and I have finally found the perfect razor, at least for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Harleyman on December 31, 2014, 06:25:00 PM
Headblade atx love it.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldass_mark on January 07, 2015, 03:00:15 AM
i use dorco (CHEAP) and gillette fusion. .. woooooh my first comment. newbie here  ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: baldbob on January 07, 2015, 06:08:07 AM
I used a Fusion knockoff from CVS and Shave Secret for years, but recently switched to an electric. I use the Panadonic ES-LT33 Arc 3 and really like it. It's easier on the dome and gives me a super smooth shave. If you want to try an electric for under $100, I would recommend this one. I got tired of replacing blades so often. With the electric, I don't have to worry about that. Just got the Panasonic for Christmas so I don't know about durability, but I've heard good things from other guys about that.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Silkeeslim on January 16, 2015, 10:48:13 PM
Head blade, S4 Eclipse, and S4 Shark, still not 100% which of the 2 is my favorite, but hey, they both do an awesome job!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on January 18, 2015, 06:11:34 AM
Well, as some of you know i used a Brawn Series 3 to shave head for some time but now find it just doesnt last long!! No way am i going to keep paying for a new head for it! Much prefer the Mach3 these days. DE was nice but too sensitive and nicks and cuts and i just couldnt relax shaving with one. Mach 3 is quick, easy, simple and just superb!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: joandcruz on March 07, 2015, 12:24:47 AM
I use Wilkinson Sword Extreme 3 with changeable heads, and I'm just trialling Gillette Fusion (5 blade) but the improvement is only very marginal and doesn't justify the price premium. I like the Gillette Mach3 Power as well.

Ironically, for my face I use a rechargeable shaver as wet blades always nick my face - they don't do that on my head though.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on March 07, 2015, 02:56:38 AM
5 blades, having tried them, are overkill. 3 in a cart is more than enough
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SlyMike on March 07, 2015, 12:04:38 PM
I currently use a headblade ATX, find it much easier than using a normal razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Magoo on March 07, 2015, 05:41:13 PM
Have tried most of the top razors,including a DE . Fusion, quatro,sensor, Braun,Bic Hybrib,and other cheaper types. But for me the Mark 3 is best hands down.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Beadog on May 13, 2015, 06:00:00 PM
Just starting with the head shaving, but using my Feather DX straight razor at first. I have about a dozen DE's, and at least that many traditional straight razors that I will rotate through, to decide which works best for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Red Haired King on May 20, 2015, 08:57:46 AM
I shaved my head for 3 years when I was in the military. I only used a Mach 3 razor. It something about that razor. I think it is just engineered that way to just work.

Now, I will say that the razor burn was awful. I developed a routine to minimize the burn, but it was truly a task to shave my head.

Now I use a DE razor and will never return to cartridge blades again. I wish I would have known about safety razors years ago. My next task is to learn how to use a straight razor.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on May 21, 2015, 10:16:38 AM
Razor burn is not really about the razor. It about how you shave!!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Titus on May 21, 2015, 07:08:05 PM
So far I've only used a few disposables, and oddly got the best shave out of a Bic...

Tonight I massively upgrade, and try out my brand new Headblade ATX. I'll be sure to let you guys know how I like it. I went over my head a few times with the safety plastic still on the blades, just to get the hang of the motions. Seems very fluid, and I enjoy it.

Edit: Very good shave! I have trouble with the contours on the back of my neck though, to shave my neck. My head is perfectly smooth! Unfortunately, I nicked myself going over a bug bite.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nikki on July 04, 2015, 04:11:32 PM
I use the HeadBlade ATX,but I will admit I also bought a women's razor before I discovered HeadBlade. It's an excellent product and so far I haven't cut myself yet(knock on wood.) I already have two HeadBlades,a yellow one and a pink one with a Limited Edition purple one on the way for my birthday. :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Nyoxios on July 18, 2015, 06:17:11 PM
So far I've only used a few disposables, and oddly got the best shave out of a Bic...

Tonight I massively upgrade, and try out my brand new Headblade ATX. I'll be sure to let you guys know how I like it. I went over my head a few times with the safety plastic still on the blades, just to get the hang of the motions. Seems very fluid, and I enjoy it.

Edit: Very good shave! I have trouble with the contours on the back of my neck though, to shave my neck. My head is perfectly smooth! Unfortunately, I nicked myself going over a bug bite.

The Bic one is a beast :D I use the Bic 3 Flex & Easy. I do my whole head with it, then rinse it. There are always spots I cannot reach, I use a disposable 2 blade razor for those spots.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Ashtad on July 20, 2015, 10:04:35 PM
I've switched from headblade (forget the model) to a safety razor and I'm not looking back. The razor is an Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl with Derby Extra blades, though I was told recently also that I should opt to try a sample pack of blades to find the best one, I just don't feel the need to. I'm not sure if it's important to mention that I'm not using a shaving brush and shaving soap on my head (face is a different story!) but a shaving oil, but I did lol. It seems my head hair gets cut closer/cleaner with the oil.

Apart from nicking the random bug bite, I'm loving it! And the price of blades being so cheap, I'm not going to ever complain LOL

PS: It's been a while since on the boards. Glad to be back!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on July 21, 2015, 01:15:19 PM
Edwin Jagger is a super DE machine!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: clipped on July 23, 2015, 11:35:42 AM
Thanks to insights gained from members on this site, I have almost completely switched from a multi-blade cartridge to a DE. I think every man should know how to shave with a DE...it has allowed me to "slow down" and enjoy the activity of shaving.   I am even using the DE on my head occasionally when I don't use the #000000 clipper on my head.  I still occasionally use the multi-blade when I am in a rush, and I still use a Track II around my nose/upper lip - I just can't get in there very well with either of the other two.  It's good to have the choice of several different shaving tools.  I also alternate among 3 different brushes and have tried some different shaving soaps. I even bought a "Travel Brush" and a "Travel DE" for my dop kit for when I am on the road! 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on July 23, 2015, 11:50:31 AM
I have used a few DE's and after a lot of testing i much prefer the Mach3
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Tom Ford on August 02, 2015, 09:58:29 PM
i shaved my head for the first time with  Muhle DE R89 DE razor with a Personna Blue blade, which is what I'd normally use on my face.  It took a while, but the result was great.

I've since got myself a headblade, and that was easier and provided as just a closer shave as my DE.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on August 03, 2015, 08:09:05 AM
With a DE time is needed to carefull shave the head. It is easier and quicker to shave with a 'normal' razor. I found with a DE i had to go very carefully! Even then i would get a cut now and again!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: justtom on August 18, 2015, 04:50:09 PM
Currently a 1954 Gillette SS with Derby blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Floydian on March 21, 2016, 11:49:05 AM
Hi everyone! I am a bit hesitant to use a blade on my head for the first time, so I want to go for something that is a bit more forgiving than let's say the double edge razor that I regularly use on my face. I am currently on the fence between the headblade and an electric razor. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: 120inna55 on March 21, 2016, 12:03:17 PM
Hi everyone! I am a bit hesitant to use a blade on my head for the first time, so I want to go for something that is a bit more forgiving than let's say the double edge razor that I regularly use on my face. I am currently on the fence between the headblade and an electric razor. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I don't use it anymore, but the HeadBlade is an excellent way to get your scalp used to being shaved.  Once you've "toughened" it up, you'll probably want to use your DE.  I get superior shaves with my DE.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Liam M on March 21, 2016, 01:12:20 PM
I use a headblade. It's the perfect way for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SlyCatCrossing on April 26, 2016, 07:33:47 AM
Head blade atx + Dorco pace 4 = my wife can't keep her hands off my smooth dome.


That's pretty much all that matters to me :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Natedawg on May 19, 2016, 01:08:31 PM
I've been using Dorco 4 blade razors, and Cremo Cream for some time now. Excellent shave with no nicks every single time.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sir Harry on May 19, 2016, 03:37:45 PM
I've been using Dorco 4 blade razors, and Cremo Cream for some time now. Excellent shave with no nicks every single time.

Nate! Where you been, son? Glad you popped in!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DaithiSean on July 30, 2016, 01:05:50 AM
I used to use a Gilette Fusion razor to shave my head and used to get great results but have recently been using a  Gilette Body razor which I find equally as good - if not slightly better.
(https://s32.postimg.org/ml2oockmd/1469862072556_1536688617.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/by8vixcgx/)
I bought mine when on holiday in France earlier in the year. Not sure what I'm going to do when I've used the blades though as I've never seen them here in the UK
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Vince on August 26, 2016, 06:29:25 AM
Okay I know this thread is 10 years old with 89 pages, but I thought I'd still chime in and state which razor I use.

I use the Bic Flex 4.  I love this razor for shaving my head, to no end!  I have no plans on switching.  It gets the job done for me quickly and smoothly with no cuts.  To this day, I have never cut my head using this razor.  I think it's called a Flex because of the way the part that hold the blade kinda flexes, bends or swivels around your scalp.  I love that feature!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mahaw90 on September 25, 2016, 03:23:11 AM
Many many years on and I still use the headblade sport, baby smooth head and done in 5 minutes, perfect
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SlyCatCrossing on September 25, 2016, 04:17:32 AM
The atx + dorco carts still gets used for quick shaves and sometimes for primitive travel (camping or one night road trips for example) but I most often use any one of my DEs: Merkur 37c Slant, Maggard Open Comb on MRT stainless travel handle, standard razors aircraft aluminum DE, or my dorco prime tto. I use several different blades but most commonly personna blue, feather, silver blue, or 7oc black.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Wicked_Ripper on October 24, 2016, 12:03:28 PM
Headblade ATX with the Gillette blue 3 cartridges ( I know they may not be as good as the HB ones, but it's hard to get the HB cartridges in Romania ).
I'm happy with it, never got any cuts, rashes or so :)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Gosh_the_Second on October 24, 2016, 10:37:46 PM
Merkur Futur. Excellent razor but now reserved for the face only.
Slippery, heavy and requires extreme caution. But otherwise the precision, weight and possibility to change aggressiveness make it unbeatable.
Using it for the head is quite difficult and takes a lot of time.
So, I started shaving my head with Panasonic ES-LA63 - not as close but so much less stressful.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: BaldGuyStuff on November 03, 2016, 03:53:41 PM
Hey Guys,

I tend to switch up the razors I use as I like to test out different type. I haven't delved into the world of straight razors or safety razors yet. The best disposable razor I have come across is surprisingly Harry's Razors. The quality is unbeatable when it comes to a disposable razor.

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on November 07, 2016, 01:54:37 PM
Can one get a cartridge razor with one or 2 blades as i have heard more blades, more trouble!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ThePangolin on November 07, 2016, 07:28:42 PM
Goatee, I'll send you a link to what I ordered - first go get the black sensor adapters on headblade website. They will allow you to use an array of other cartridges.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Natedawg on November 14, 2016, 03:09:22 PM
I've been using Dorco 4 blade razors, and Cremo Cream for some time now. Excellent shave with no nicks every single time.

Nate! Where you been, son? Glad you popped in!

Hey Harry! Good to see ya!
Still representin' the bald life. Just been very busy, now that my son is old enough to regularly be on my case.  ;D
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Conservator on November 29, 2016, 04:24:58 PM
I use whatever double edge or single edge safety razor I am using on my face.  I have over 30 razors and use the same razor until I need to change the blade. Then I go to the next razor. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: SlyCatCrossing on November 30, 2016, 05:52:32 AM
I use whatever double edge or single edge safety razor I am using on my face.  I have over 30 razors and use the same razor until I need to change the blade. Then I go to the next razor.

Awesome! In addition to my headblade I also use and collect safety razors.  Head over to the safety razor forums, say hi, and maybe post a shave of the day
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DC on January 04, 2017, 09:39:41 PM
Happy New Year SBG Family!

Unfortunately, I have to retire my Gillette. Although a good razor, sadly it's starting to show its 50 years.  :'(

However, I just purchased a Parker 24C three-piece open comb razor. I've been using Gillette Platinum blades with it and getting a baby-butt smooth head!  :@`  The open-comb design makes head shaving a breeze and gives me a clean dome.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: TheodorusRex on January 05, 2017, 06:12:57 AM
My Question is - how many uses do you typically get from your razor...?   After a week of shaving everyday - mine still seems pretty good...

-Theo
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DC on January 05, 2017, 04:32:46 PM
My Question is - how many uses do you typically get from your razor...?   After a week of shaving everyday - mine still seems pretty good...

-Theo

I'd say about the same for me, sometimes a little longer depending on the blade and what I use.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: DC on July 08, 2017, 09:41:43 PM
I went buzzed during the cold months.  However, I returned to Sly this past weekend.  O0

These days, I returned to my Gilette Fusion razor.  Unfortunately, I've been having issues with DE (much as I love it) not giving me the shave I want as well as donating blood in the bathroom.  Also, with having to get my son to camp and me to work, the Fusion has been the better shaver.

I also been using Cremo with much success.  However, I may treat myself to Art of Shaving, or soap since my birthday's approaching! O:O
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mon on July 13, 2017, 11:27:05 PM
I am using Gillette Fusion 5 to shave my head.
It always makes my head slippery.
I am satisfied, but I am worried that the price is high. (^ ^;;)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Acmboarder on January 09, 2018, 11:31:54 AM
Does anyone have any updates on the head blade or any other great shaving razors ideas....
I use a Mach 3 currently but go through a blade every week or so.... shaving every day or other day.... please help!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Sri on January 12, 2018, 04:33:42 AM
I largely alternate between cheap plastic DE razors and a shavette. Occasionally I use a disposable plastic Bic type razor.

I recently bought a real straight razor (as opposed to a shavette) and got it sharpened. I'm also planning to buy Wahl Balding Clippers. My plan is to use the clippers for most of the time and do a weekly twice shave with the straight.

I'll use the shavette while travelling. I'm not a big fan of the disposable and DE razors because they don't give me great leverage for the back and sides of the head. I also like the straight and shavette for the fact that I can straighten the beard out well.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: el calvo on January 12, 2018, 12:34:58 PM
my favorite ever
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Denis Fisher on May 13, 2018, 09:16:25 PM
Hey. I prefer the new version of Gillette fusion .
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: fcb2001 on June 30, 2018, 02:16:38 AM
These days all I use is a straight razor, in late 2016 I got tired of shaving with the cartridges, I was uncomfortable using straights or DEs, I grew my hair back but after a year of seeing a receding hairline, in early May I went to the barber and had it straight razored, I got suggestions on which straights to use, I completed a 30 day challenge of shaving my head with a straight, Im completely comfortable shaving with a straight, I was speaking 50 Dollars every six weeks buying cartridges since they only Lasted  5 days. I have three straight razors that I rotate.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: jimbo47 on September 16, 2018, 02:37:35 PM
The Xtreme3 has been my favority razor for the past 8 years. 
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: mangosink12572 on September 19, 2018, 01:04:02 PM
I  hope toy are getting this now?
My e-mail address is:  mangosink12572@yahoo.com
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: nuts on September 19, 2018, 01:55:13 PM
Welcome back mangosink.  Some of the old crowd are still here.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Rick S. on September 20, 2018, 11:32:36 AM
I just got an amazing deal on ebay for the Blade Torq 3 that fits the mach 3 handle, 30 cartridges for $9.00 I received them today and it was a BBS shave. So I ordered a bunch more.
(https://i.postimg.cc/qRWWPPvW/s-l1600.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on October 15, 2018, 01:31:48 PM
I am going back to DE shaving the dome. Been using the DE on the face and its awesome. Only with the grain though. Will try that approach on my head.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Magoo on October 18, 2018, 11:10:03 AM
I am going back to DE shaving the dome. Been using the DE on the face and its awesome. Only with the grain though. Will try that approach on my head.

I use a DE on my face , tried on my head , just not as good or as fast as my 2 blade disposable . Also too easy to get cuts. I dont find any advantage IMO.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Catalyst on November 14, 2018, 10:03:02 PM
Im pretty new here and  have been shaving the dome for about two months now.   Ive only used the extreme 3 so far and no nicks yet.  Pacific shave cream also, gonna try and find some cremo shave cream and possibly some shave oil.  Thank you all for all the info here!
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: nohairnow on November 17, 2018, 09:54:56 PM
I just bought a DE and some blades today.  A Van Der Hagen that I found at Walmart.  I plan to use it on my face to see how it goes and if well I'll see how it goes on the head. 

Prior to shaving my head for the first time earlier this week, I had been using disposables for years.  Now that it looks like head shaving is going to be a regular thing, I figured I'd play around and find the best way to do it.  I'm looking for the least amount of irriation.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: reddog on November 18, 2018, 06:21:39 AM
That's part of the fun of headshaving, trying different products and razors. I use a double edge sometimes, just take it very slow! You will know if you have the right angle by the scraping sound of the razor. Just be sure to use quality blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Catalyst on November 18, 2018, 07:58:14 PM
I do have a headblade moto on the way!   Im hopeful that will help to make the shaving routine a little quicker.  I know theres going to be a learning curve Ive always used a stick razor for my face.  And just recently for scraping the dome.   Ill look into getting the dot I blades as replacements also
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: chrisphilly123 on January 18, 2019, 02:00:02 PM
I tried the Harry's because of all their advertising on podcasts. But I found the head flies off the handle with only a mild tap.

Gillette Fusion 5-blade works the best for me.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: HANDSHAVED on July 09, 2019, 05:47:07 PM
I am mapping out my favored "GO-TO" shaving method as we speak.

I prefer a very close shave and a smooth result, so it seems most of the lower number blade cartridges tend to leave more stubble, which is not very efficient for me. No one wants to have shave twice. With all of the noise surrounding the Mach 3, I decided recently to give it a try and it didn't seem to consistently give me a close shave all over my dome.

However, the 5 blade cartridges seem to do rather well, but I'm still exploring the various shaving methods available.

Anyone have any new and improved insights as to your favored razor???

Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: clint902 on October 28, 2020, 06:18:04 PM
I use a 1918 Gillette with the Dorco st-301 blades.  Works well for me.  I prefer this type of razor because it's a three piece design.  I've always had a hard time with the kind when you twist the bottom and the barn-doors open up.  I somehow manage to break em :/O
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Magoo on October 31, 2020, 08:27:12 AM
I use a 1918  with the  st-301 blades.  Works well for me.  I prefer this type of razor because it's a three piece design.  I've always had a hard time with the kind when you twist the bottom and the barn-doors open up.  I somehow manage to break em :/O
For my face I use a1954 Gillette Super Speed , it was my farthers . Its a TTO , never had a problem with the doors. Quality is the reason.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: chuck63 on October 31, 2020, 12:45:57 PM
Gillette Fusion against the grain
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on November 01, 2020, 06:46:50 AM
Is it ok to use ordinary moisturiser on the dome after shaving? I splash on some  combined with tea tree first.

Then, i have been using  moisturiser

Using a cheap Wilkinson DE as its mild with same brand blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: clint902 on November 01, 2020, 11:00:09 AM
Is it ok to use ordinary moisturiser on the dome after shaving? I splash on some  combined with tea tree first.

Then, i have been using  moisturiser

Using a cheap Wilkinson DE as its mild with same brand blades.
I used ordinary moisturizer when I first started shaving and never had a problem so I guess it's alright but there are lots of moisturizers out there that contain all the good ingredients as well.  As far as razors go, it doesn't have to be expensive to be good.  I've tried all kinds of razors but the expensive ones don't necessarly do a good job.  It's all in what works for you.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: Goatee on November 01, 2020, 11:05:38 AM
Is it ok to use ordinary moisturiser on the dome after shaving? I splash on some  combined with tea tree first.

Then, i have been using  moisturiser

Using a cheap Wilkinson DE as its mild with same brand blades.
I used ordinary moisturizer when I first started shaving and never had a problem so I guess it's alright but there are lots of moisturizers out there that contain all the good ingredients as well.  As far as razors go, it doesn't have to be expensive to be good.  I've tried all kinds of razors but the expensive ones don't necessarly do a good job.  It's all in what works for you.

Thanks. I agree.

I been using the same DE on my face for a very long time (got a goatee but now growing a beard)
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: reddog on November 02, 2020, 04:56:47 PM
I usually use only witch hazel after a cold water rinse. I tend to get breakouts of a dermatitis on the back of my head, so I try to not use to many products. About once a week I moisturize with Nivia after shave balm, but I wash my head before bed.

I'm still using Schick Extreme 3 daily, but once in awhile I use my double edge safety razor with Astra blades.
Title: Re: What razor do you use?
Post by: ANASFIL on November 11, 2020, 03:13:11 AM
I use gillete pro glide, daily!

I have also a 5-rotary shaver from IKOHS, that i use sometimes, but desn't offer the close shave of gillete