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Title: Your Shave Routine
Post by: medicineman on February 12, 2007, 01:20:13 PM
So what is your shaving routine?  Here's mine.

My weapon of choice is the Fusion Power using the manual cartridge.

I shave in the shower, less clean up and I find it quicker.  I keep the water as hot as I can stand it.

I first wash my head with Equate Daily Face Wash from Wal-Mart (WM's version of Clearasil Daily Face Scrub).  This helps soften the hair and removes all the dirt and oil from the skin.  I believe that prepping your skin/hair for the shave is more important than what you actually choose to shave with.  If the hair isn't prepped properly, any razor will give a horrible shave. 

Next I get the lather ready.  I am currently using Burt's Bees Bay Rum and a natural bristle brush.  Apply lather and start to shave.

I normally do two passes.  The first is with the grain.  I use short choppy strokes with very light pressure.  I then reapply lather and shave against the grain again using very light pressure and short strokes.  I use my free hand to feel my way while doing the back of my head.  Rinse again.

After I get out of the shower I do a cold water rinse.  This helps close the pores that have been opened by shaving.  Next I rinse with Witch Hazel or Old Spice Aftershave or maybe even Bay Rum, whatever I am in the mood for.  This further closes the pores.  If I feel any missed spots, this is when I clean them up, I don't re-lather or anything, just lightly run the razor over those areas.

That's it.  I find the least amount of product that I use on the noggin', the happier I am.  If I want extra shine I will apply HeadBlade's HeadLube Glossy but I usually don't need to.

Total time spent...10-15 minutes.

So, what is your routine like.  I look forward to reading about yours.  Maybe you do something I will add to my routine as I search for the slickest shave possible.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on February 12, 2007, 01:55:53 PM
My razor of choice is the HeadBlade.

My routine is a follows:

While in the shower I scrub my head with HeadShed by HeadBlade.  Then I lather on some HeadSlick or Matte For Men depending on what I feel like that day.  I shave back to front on the first pass and then front to back on the second pass.  I then pull out the Fusion to use the 6th blade around the ears and to shave around my face.  Next I wash my head and face with Tolsom Facial Cleansing Foam.  This helps reduce any oiliness.

I then get out of the shower and apply either Tolsom Skin Protection Lotion with SPF 15 or HeadLube Glossy depending on if I will be in the sun much that day.  If I'm going to be in the sun a lot, I'll use the Matte for Men Head Care Lotion with SPF 25 for a little extra protection.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Cam on February 12, 2007, 02:45:04 PM
My routine:

While I'm in the shower I wash my face and head with Clarasil Deep Action Cream Cleanser. I don't shave in the shower, and when I get out I don't dry my head. I use Headslick and get out the HeadBlade with Sensor 3 blade. Since I shave everyday, I shave against the grain, there is no need for a pass with the grain. Then I rinse my head and feel to make sure I didn't miss anything, if so I go back over those spots. Then I get out my Fusion and use the 6th blade to do around my ears and the top of my sideburns. I finish it all up with some Gilette Aftershave Lotion and then some hydrocortisone cream to prevent irritation because sometimes my head itches when I am done shaving.


That's pretty much it, but since I work outside I am going to start putting sunblock on my head too. You seem to be pretty adamant about using sunblock, Tyler, what would you recommend? I am usually in the sun anywhere from 1-5 hours a day.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on February 12, 2007, 02:48:36 PM
This is my morning ritual:

Get in the shower, and scrub my noggin with Head Shed. Then I apply Head Slick and currently I'm using a HeadBlade Sport with a Sensor Double Blade. I usually do one pass against the grain, then use my hands to find the spots I missed. When I'm at my smoothest, I will give the melon a quick rinse using some semi-cold water. When I get ready to shave the face, I use my Mach 3 (regular), clean up around the ears and all. Then depending on the possible razor bumps, I will use Clear Head then Head Lube. I used the Matte for a long time, but recently went to the Glossy last week. I still use Matte for weekends and stuff.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on February 12, 2007, 02:54:10 PM
You seem to be pretty adamant about using sunblock, Tyler, what would you recommend? I am usually in the sun anywhere from 1-5 hours a day.

It looks like you have pretty fair skin and with the number of hours you are in the sun, I would recommend Coppertone Sport SPF 45 or 50.  I think it's 45 now in the stores.  You can see a review of it here: http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=23.msg26#msg26 (http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=23.msg26#msg26)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Cam on February 12, 2007, 03:00:12 PM
You seem to be pretty adamant about using sunblock, Tyler, what would you recommend? I am usually in the sun anywhere from 1-5 hours a day.

It looks like you have pretty fair skin and with the number of hours you are in the sun, I would recommend Coppertone Sport SPF 45 or 50.  I think it's 45 now in the stores.  You can see a review of it here: http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=23.msg26#msg26 (http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=23.msg26#msg26)


Excellent! Thanks, Tyler, I'll be picking some of that up this evening.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: schro on February 12, 2007, 04:13:55 PM
1. Wake up
2. Crack open a beer
3. Kick the cat
4. Scratch various body parts that itch
5. Use the company-issued PC to cruise british tabloid websites in search of pics of the MBabe.
6. If I can't find her anywhere, I'll check her out on Sly Bald Guys (boy, she's purdy).
7. Shower, which includes shaving the dome. I use the HB Classic razor & Head Slick. Start at the center, front to back then work down to ear level on each side, reverse the direction and finish the back of the head, and top it off with Head Lube (matte Finish).

If I fail to do #1, the rest of it is a moot point.

Schro
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on February 12, 2007, 04:16:48 PM
You seem to be pretty adamant about using sunblock, Tyler, what would you recommend? I am usually in the sun anywhere from 1-5 hours a day.

It looks like you have pretty fair skin and with the number of hours you are in the sun, I would recommend Coppertone Sport SPF 45 or 50.  I think it's 45 now in the stores.  You can see a review of it here: http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=23.msg26#msg26 (http://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/index.php?topic=23.msg26#msg26)


Excellent! Thanks, Tyler, I'll be picking some of that up this evening.

You're welcome dude!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Robmeister on February 12, 2007, 04:22:53 PM


1) Hop in shower....hot as I can stand.....exfoliating cleanser (St. Ives Apricot Scrub) on head & face.

2) My shower routine--including brushing my teeth--has me in the hot water for about 8 to 10 minutes

3) Go to the sink, lather up my dome and face with Edge Advanced Gel (leaving the Van Dyck)....shave my face first to leave gel on the noggin as long as possible.

4) Using my Fusion I do one pass against the grain all over then check for missed spots

5) Wet my hand, adding to leftover gel and--continuing to check for missed spots--rub noggin untill perfectly slimy

6) get back in shower and lean forward to rinse just the noggin with as cold as water as I can stand.

7) Finish up with either a self-tanning lotion, Nivea for Men After Shave Balm or Aloe Gel.

Right now I'm doing this every other day.  Haven't had an occasion to use sun block.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: schro on February 12, 2007, 04:30:00 PM
so, that cold water rinse is a good manuever?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Robmeister on February 12, 2007, 04:33:49 PM
so, that cold water rinse is a good manuever?

I love it.....that in conjunction with a really close shave seems to bring out a greater level of natural shine.  Plus it just feels good
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on February 12, 2007, 04:46:32 PM
so, that cold water rinse is a good manuever?

I love it.....that in conjunction with a really close shave seems to bring out a greater level of natural shine.  Plus it just feels good

I never do that because I'm in the shower.  But, I guess I could keep a large cup full of cold water next to the shower and use that right before I get out.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: schro on February 12, 2007, 04:49:28 PM
I know I shouldn't knock it until I try it, but to go from a hot shower to cold water really doesn't sound all that appealing to me.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Robmeister on February 12, 2007, 04:56:38 PM
I know I shouldn't knock it until I try it, but to go from a hot shower to cold water really doesn't sound all that appealing to me.

Just on the noggin....are you kidding....I don't let that cold water go past my neck.

I tried to avoid using the term "bending over" connected with being in the shower  :-X

But that's what you have to do to keep in only on the noggin.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: juventus206 on February 12, 2007, 06:14:18 PM
I take a hot shower and later up using the HeadShed exfoliator.  One my skin looks like I was spawned by a lobster, I get out and use HeadSlick and work it into a good lather (love how little it takes!).  Currently I use the Head Blade Sport with the 3 bladed blades.  I might touch up with the Mach 3 around the ears and stuff.  I rinse with cold water (which sucks to be honest) and apply some HeadLube Matte lotion.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: medicineman on February 12, 2007, 06:27:09 PM
Lots of good info gentleman, keep it coming!

For me, the cold water rinse is essential.  I rinse with cold water after I get out of the shower at the sink.  Robmeister is right, it adds to the natural shine and, to me anyway, it feels good!

Haven't tried the HeadShed yet, it's on my list though.  Have only heard good things about it. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldRob on February 12, 2007, 08:23:26 PM
My routine is pretty much the same as everyone else...

Crank up the heat in the shower...
Stand under the water for a couple minutes while it builds up some serious steam...
HeadShead...
Lather up with HeadSlick, KOS Alpha Shaving Oil, or KOS Alpha Shaving Gel (KOS review coming soon)...
Fire up the Ol' HeadBlade Sport with Atra Plus Blades... letting the blades under the shower for about 30 seconds to warm them up...
Run the HB front to back, stopping just past the crown...
Do the whole front side...
Flip the HB the other direction and go against the grain, back to front...
After giving the self head rub to check for stubble, I fire up the Fusion Power...
Touch up around the ears and the waaaay back of the neck with the Fusion and then shave the face...
Flip the razor around for the single blade and keep the soul patch looking sharp!

Finish the shower and dry off... never towel rubbing the head though, just blot it dry!

Moisturize, when I remember, using HeadLube Matte or BaldGuyz Moisture gel...
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tom McGarry. on February 12, 2007, 08:50:20 PM
I don't shave in the shower ither.  1) Wash my head and face, with hot soapy water.
                                                       2) Scrub head and face with Head Shed.
                                                       3) Heat up a damp towel in the microwave, and wrap it around face and          
                                                            head for about 5 minutes.
                                                       4) Then lube up with Head Slick.
                                                       5) Shave my head with the HeadBlade S4 ( Yeh Baby )
                                                       6) Shave my face with my gillette fusion.
                                                       7) Feel around for any rough spots, and go over them ( if any )
                                                       8) Then I scrub my head and face again with Head Shed.
                                                       9) Then I jump into the shower.
                                                      10) After my shower I rub in the Clear Head on my head and face.
                                                      11) And finally finnish it off with Head Lube "Glossy"
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on February 12, 2007, 08:51:56 PM
Here's a sink shave routine:

1. Fill sink with straight hot water, drop in Headblade & leave until ready to shave, dip washcloth & let sit on head until it cools.  Repeat 2 or 3 times.

2. Do the Headshed.  Rinse using the handheld shower thing.

3.  Apply Headslick and shave against the grain.

4.  Wet head with hand, feeling for stubble, then shave every which way with the Fusion.

5.  Using the handheld shower thing, rinse with warm water to get the Headslick off, then rinse with cold water :D

6.  Air dry and apply Headlube Gossy.

I'm going to try Cam's advice with the hydrocortisone cream though, my head seems to itch quite a bit throughout the day too.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Cam on February 12, 2007, 10:40:28 PM

I'm going to try Cam's advice with the hydrocortisone cream though, my head seems to itch quite a bit throughout the day too.


Yeah, I've found that works better than anything else that I've tried. Sometimes I shave too fast and get a little bit of razor burn and the hyrdrocortisone takes care of that before it even starts to bother me.

-Cam
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: David on February 14, 2007, 12:11:47 AM
1) Hop in shower, take hot shower(just water, no exfoliating lotion) for 5 minutes.   

2)  Apply Edge shave gel and let sit for 5 minutes.

3) Shave against the grain(takes about 10 minutes to get most areas, double it to get some of the tougher ones).   I take long passes first, on front, then sides then back.    I also go horizontally both left and right on the front and back.   A couple spots on the top of the back of the head are really rough and have to be worked constantly on.   I also recommend placing a towel right outside the shower because sometimes stuff gets in your eye/s and it will burn if you don't rub it out.

4.   Cold shower rinse(anywhere from a minute to 5 min depending on how cold the water is and my tolerance).   You move away from the shower and just let the water run over the head.   You really don't even feel the cold.

Then depending on my mood I may do a second shave in the evening.    Depending on how late it is, I will either repeat process above, or just use the electric against the grain, no gel no water.   
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on February 14, 2007, 07:12:25 AM
Another sink shaver here.  After hopping in hot shower I keep the head wet and apply gel (think I need to try Headshed and HeadSlick after all the endorsements).  I shave face first to leave gel on my head for as long as possible.  Shave top and sides first against the grain.  Then top with the grain.  I find I need to shave bottom to top on the sides next to get them smooth.  Then the same routine on the back, where I also include a pass from side to side.  Then I rinse down with the coldest water I can get.  Agree it seems to help the reduce bumps and help the shine. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Shiny on February 14, 2007, 07:09:01 PM
I tried shaving in the shower once in the beginning but found it awkward without a mirror.  If I ever remember to pick up a fogless mirror, I will try it again but for now, I am a sinker.  I primarily use the HB sport and am still searching for a good blade for it.

1rst wash head and face and then lather up with headslick (although the for the last couple of days I've been experimenting with tea tree oil)
I shave against the grain and do it in one pass except for the temples where it bothers me to do it against the grain on the 1rst pass.  There I'll come up from behind the ear and when I get to the temple I go straight forward across the grain, then go against the grain while stretching my scalp upward in order to get real close.
Then I concentrate on the weird patches with different grains and try to get them smooth.

After I'm satisfied with the smoothness, I rinse in cold water (as cold as it gets for as long as I can stand it).
Apply Clearhead, pat dry, let air dry while deciding between HeadLube Glossy, Matte or a Touch of Sun
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Robmeister on February 15, 2007, 05:18:09 PM
I tried shaving in the shower once in the beginning but found it awkward without a mirror.  If I ever remember to pick up a fogless mirror, I will try it again but for now, I am a sinker.  I primarily use the HB sport and am still searching for a good blade for it.

1rst wash head and face and then lather up with headslick (although the for the last couple of days I've been experimenting with tea tree oil)
I shave against the grain and do it in one pass except for the temples where it bothers me to do it against the grain on the 1rst pass.  There I'll come up from behind the ear and when I get to the temple I go straight forward across the grain, then go against the grain while stretching my scalp upward in order to get real close.
Then I concentrate on the weird patches with different grains and try to get them smooth.

After I'm satisfied with the smoothness, I rinse in cold water (as cold as it gets for as long as I can stand it).
Apply Clearhead, pat dry, let air dry while deciding between HeadLube Glossy, Matte or a Touch of Sun

Shinymeister....very similiar to my routine...but I haven't had to buy any HeadBlade stuff (as my wife has all the stuff in other capacities)

But...being a brethren in percussion....yer alright in MY book O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Blagadan on February 15, 2007, 05:36:19 PM
A few splashes at the sink for me, shaving gel then do the top, sides then the back. I usually use a second mirror for the back. 
I use Nivea after-shave balm to calm down any irritation, works great.  I recently started using a Nivea mattifying moisturiser, jury's still out on that one though.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Robmeister on February 15, 2007, 06:32:33 PM

...mattifying moisturiser


that's almost like rattifying robmeister  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on February 15, 2007, 06:36:35 PM
I switched up my routine today.  I decided to start going front to back and then back to front.  This actually made a huge difference!  Much more smooth throughout the day.  I'm not sure why it made a difference, but it did.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: schro on February 15, 2007, 07:45:23 PM
1. Wake up
2. Crack open a beer
3. Kick the cat
4. Scratch various body parts that itch
5. Use the company-issued PC to cruise british tabloid websites in search of pics of the MBabe.
6. If I can't find her anywhere, I'll check her out on Sly Bald Guys (boy, she's purdy).
7. Shower, which includes shaving the dome. I use the HB Classic razor & Head Slick. Start at the center, front to back then work down to ear level on each side, reverse the direction and finish the back of the head, and top it off with Head Lube (matte Finish).

If I fail to do #1, the rest of it is a moot point.

Schro

I changed up my routine also, Tyler. According to my lovely wife, I was apparently sleep drinking so I switched steps #1 and #2. It was all good...still kick the living crap out of our cats. Oh, and I'm still sly beyond compare. O:O
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Shiny on February 15, 2007, 08:23:58 PM
I tried shaving in the shower once in the beginning but found it awkward without a mirror.  If I ever remember to pick up a fogless mirror, I will try it again but for now, I am a sinker.  I primarily use the HB sport and am still searching for a good blade for it.

1rst wash head and face and then lather up with headslick (although the for the last couple of days I've been experimenting with tea tree oil)
I shave against the grain and do it in one pass except for the temples where it bothers me to do it against the grain on the 1rst pass.  There I'll come up from behind the ear and when I get to the temple I go straight forward across the grain, then go against the grain while stretching my scalp upward in order to get real close.
Then I concentrate on the weird patches with different grains and try to get them smooth.

After I'm satisfied with the smoothness, I rinse in cold water (as cold as it gets for as long as I can stand it).
Apply Clearhead, pat dry, let air dry while deciding between HeadLube Glossy, Matte or a Touch of Sun

Shinymeister....very similiar to my routine...but I haven't had to buy any HeadBlade stuff (as my wife has all the stuff in other capacities)

But...being a brethren in percussion....yer alright in MY book O0

Doomp daka tsss da doomp doomp ta tsss tsss  . 2 3 badaladoomp!    8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Robmeister on February 16, 2007, 07:48:56 AM
Doomp daka tsss da doomp doomp ta tsss tsss  . 2 3 badaladoomp!    8)

I hear ya!....how'bout this


doom   PA        doom PA     |doom   PA        doom PA

    1  &  2  &   3    &    4   &  |   1  &  2  &   3    &    4   &
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on February 16, 2007, 11:16:04 AM
Doomp daka tsss da doomp doomp ta tsss tsss  . 2 3 badaladoomp!    8)

oom   PA        loom PA     |doom   PA     


Dee Doo

I've got a perfect razor for you

oom   PA        loom PA     |doom   PA     dee

If you are wise you'll listen to me

what do you get when you can't get your head neat

nicking your head until it's a pile of meat

what are you getting when you do that?

you'll only want to cover it with a silly hat

I don't like the look of it

oom   PA        loom PA     |doom   PA     dee doo

If you use a good razor there will be no scar

You will have the slick dome too

Like the oom   PA        loom PA     |doom   PA     dee doo



Ok, my crack high is starting to wear off...
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldRob on February 16, 2007, 11:25:26 AM
Doomp daka tsss da doomp doomp ta tsss tsss  . 2 3 badaladoomp!    8)

oom   PA        loom PA     |doom   PA     


Dee Doo

I've got a perfect razor for you

oom   PA        loom PA     |doom   PA     dee

If you are wise you'll listen to me

what do you get when you can't get your head neat

nicking your head until it's a pile of meat

what are you getting when you do that?

you'll only want to cover it with a silly hat

I don't like the look of it

oom   PA        loom PA     |doom   PA     dee doo

If you use a good razor there will be no scar

You will have the slick dome too

Like the oom   PA        loom PA     |doom   PA     dee doo



Ok, my crack high is starting to wear off...

Another blatant example of what crack will do to your mind... remember kids, crack kills!  :/O
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on February 16, 2007, 01:10:19 PM
Tyler has an appointment with the nice gentleman in white coats soon.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on February 16, 2007, 01:14:12 PM
 #3l*   $3ya
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Shiny on February 16, 2007, 05:15:19 PM
HAHAHAH ha hah Ha ahha ha ha....  aaaaaah   :*)) :*)) :*)) :*)) :*)) ;D  That's too much guys.   :*)) :*))
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: medicineman on February 17, 2007, 12:12:17 AM
I switched up my routine today.  I decided to start going front to back and then back to front.  This actually made a huge difference!  Much more smooth throughout the day.  I'm not sure why it made a difference, but it did.
It made a huge difference for me to when I started shaving this way.  Unsure why but I know it works. 

That Tolsom Skin Protection Lotion with SPF 15 that you use Tyler is pricey stuff.  Is it really worth it?  I would love to give it a try.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on February 17, 2007, 01:17:35 AM
That Tolsom Skin Protection Lotion with SPF 15 that you use Tyler is pricey stuff.  Is it really worth it?  I would love to give it a try.

Yeah, I think it is.  I like it because it doesn't leave me feeling oily throughout the day like some of the other lotions I've used.  Also, it has SPF included while giving me a good shine.  The Matte for Men stuff is good also and a bit cheaper, but it's a Matte finish as the name implies and I prefer to have a bit more shine than it gives me.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Cam on March 06, 2007, 11:30:27 PM
I've changed my routine up a bit since I last posted on this thread. Well, not really my routine, but the stuff I am using. I am now washing my face and head with HeadShed and Using HeadLube Glossy as after shave. Those HeadBlade guys really know what they're doing, it's Headblade stuff for me all the way now.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kajun on March 06, 2007, 11:33:03 PM
are you using the headshed before or after a shave? i'm using it after.....also what are you using to apply it? i'm just rubbing it around the egg so far..or should i have some type of sponge thing?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on March 07, 2007, 03:54:26 AM
I've been using the HeadShed in the shower before shaving as suggested by some of the threads.  Then use the HeadSlick followed by ClearHead and the Gloss.  Seems to work well for me.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on March 07, 2007, 08:38:59 AM
I use the Head Shed before I apply the Head Slick. I figure the way it works (at least the way I see it) using the Head Shed before, will get rid of the dead skin, thus giving a closer shave. I've been wrong before, but it sounds good at least.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Cam on March 07, 2007, 11:29:58 AM
I use HeadShed while I'm in the shower. I wash my face and head with it right before I get out. I can tell a big difference in the smoothness of my head now that I'm using HeadShed. Good stuff!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on March 07, 2007, 04:44:31 PM
I'm also using the HeadShed before I shave.  Then using HeadLube, Tolsom, or Matte For Men afterward depending on how glossy I want it and how much sun exposure I expect that day.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tomgallagher on March 08, 2007, 10:36:38 AM
Gillette Foamy, Gillette Fusion, Gillette Aftra, all at the sink. Ya think I'm in a rut or what. I figure if it ain't broke don't fix it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldRob on March 08, 2007, 01:53:20 PM
Gillette Foamy, Gillette Fusion, Gillette Aftra, all at the sink. Ya think I'm in a rut or what. I figure if it ain't broke don't fix it.

But if it ain't broke and you don't fix it, how do find out if something works better?   ???
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 10, 2007, 11:07:45 AM
Gillette Foamy, Gillette Fusion, Gillette Aftra, all at the sink. Ya think I'm in a rut or what. I figure if it ain't broke don't fix it.

But if it ain't broke and you don't fix it, how do find out if something works better?   ???
Easy answer to that question: You take a look on <slybaldguys.com> and see what has worked for everyone else... No better place to get product reviews, statements, and just get a feel for what may work if you try it. O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jusbnme on March 11, 2007, 10:46:06 AM
What's up my Sly Bros.?  I've recently started using the HB.  It does a decent job but not too well with me against the grain.  But the problem I'm having is my face.  I sport a goatee so I have to shave my whole face.  I've tried to go against the grain on my face as I do my dome but my face gets very irritated.  Especially under my neck.  My head is completely fine as long as I take my time, and of course use the best products ever...Hint, hint--HeadShed, HeadSlick, then some HeadLube to follow.  I've had some success on one or two shaves going against the grain on my face.  But for the most part I either get really irritated or the next day I get a few razor bumps. >:(  Since I've been using the HeadBlade I switch the blade around and use it on my face.  I thought maybe using that as a face blade was the problem.  But I tried my old Mach 3 against the grain on my face and it did a little bit of a better job.  I've just been going with the grain for the past few days to give my skin a rest.  Does anyone have any good suggestions on a method I can use to keep the irritation down on my face if I want to go against the grain?  Also, are there other people out there that go against the grain on both the dome and the face? 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tomgallagher on March 11, 2007, 02:45:17 PM
I go against the grain on my head and on my face and don't have a problem dude. Looks like you may have to just stay with shaving with the grain. I can't think of anything else.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on March 11, 2007, 03:10:13 PM
     Does anyone have any good suggestions on a method I can use to keep the irritation down on my face if I want to go against the grain?  Also, are there other people out there that go against the grain on both the dome and the face? 


I always shave against and with the grain because I want nothing but slick.  The Clear Head seems to have really cut down on the bumps for me.  I do rinse with really cold water after my shave and before I apply the clear head.  Just a thought, any change in diet recently?  Every so often witht he wrong foods, my face with decide to go through puberty again.  Also, maybe you're applying more pressure on your face than on your head, just a few thoughts.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jusbnme on March 11, 2007, 03:49:39 PM
Thanks for the infor guys.  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PET on March 12, 2007, 02:00:58 PM
First, I must NOT be LAZY.
Seccond, I wash my face and head with water
Then I put some shaving cream (not gel) to my face and head
Then I start to go with my razor (Gillette M3 Power) ofer all my places
Then I go, and go and go in my back, coz it's hard to get the hair from the back of the head

Usualy I must shave before 6 days. After that the hair is long and harder to cut, and also it get's in the razors.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tgparker on March 13, 2007, 09:54:12 AM
Here's my 2 cents worth....

Every other day I prep the ole dome with HB HeadShed, then I follow up with my NOW everyday combo of Walmart's (with Aloe) baby oil, KOS Alpha Oil & WATER, Then HB Headslick shaving cream.

In the Shower, I shave against the grain, and then very, very, very  lightly with the grain and very, very,  very, very lightly accross the grain to pick up any stragglers I might have missed. I also go over everything very quickly with a Norelco WetShaver.

I then apply lots of after shave, and then finish up with HB HeadLube Glossy or Matte depending on my mood... I might invest in some Witch Hazel, but the AS is working fine....ZERO bumps!

With the Baby Oil, KOS, and HeadSlick shaving Cream combo I get ZERO razor burn and everything up top thing is cloooooose, smoooooooooth, and sooooooft, as a baby's bum...

HB rules!

BTW gang I finally bit the bullet, and I bought a beginner's STR8 Razor Kit for the face, I'm sick and tired and TOTALLY fed up getting "Velcro Face" before Noon!

All the best,

Tony
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on March 13, 2007, 11:59:38 AM
BTW gang I finally bit the bullet, and I bought a beginner's STR8 Razor Kit for the face, I'm sick and tired and TOTALLY fed up getting "Velcro Face" before Noon!


Cool!  Let us know how that goes!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 14, 2007, 09:16:38 PM
Here's my 2 cents worth....


BTW gang I finally bit the bullet, and I bought a beginner's STR8 Razor Kit for the face, I'm sick and tired and TOTALLY fed up getting "Velcro Face" before Noon!


That is one of the things that I am Definately going to have done my last day in town... I am going to get a straight Razor Shave on my Entire Head a my former local Barber... Man I look forward to that! The Hot Towel, the Heated ShaveCream... Heaven never sounded SO good...

 #i&@ Yo, Who agree's with me that that is one of the Simple Pleasures in Life, a Barber Shop Shave of your Whole Head?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kajun on March 14, 2007, 09:43:32 PM
i had a straight razor face shave in Turkey a few weeks before desert storm started....i was scared chitless with this arab looking guy with a straight razor to my neck lol....however...it was definetly the best shaving experience i ever had....i can only imagine how the noggin would feel.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Socrates on March 14, 2007, 10:07:20 PM


My Shaving Routine has evolved so much over the past few years... and since joining this forum, I've incorporated a few of the tips here.  I'd say that since joining, I get one of the best shaves I've ever had, regularly now.

1.  I start with Neutrogena Face Scrub.  I rub it in real good and let it sit for a little.

2.  I jump in the shower (new to my routine).  Rinse my head with hot water, and apply the HeadSlick (new to my routine). 
Depending on how often I shave, I either go with the grain or against it.  1 - 2 days, with the grain.  3 - 5 days, against the grain.

3.  I call my wife in for 'The Slick Test'.  :D

My after shave routine goes like this: 

1.  I rub some Witch Hazel on my scalp (new to my routine).  I used to use Rubbing Alcohol.  :px
Before I move to #2, I use my electric razor to get behind the ears, and apply some more Witch Hazel.
2.  I follow that up with some Clubman aftershave.
3.  I then use my shaving brush to apply some Clubman talc.
4.  I then spray on some oil sheen and rub it in.
5.  I recon over to my wife's stuff, and get her hair gel, which gives me the shine I like.  O:O

As I said, my routine is a work in progress, because I always feel there's something new and better to try.  Eventually, I'll get around to trying out the HeadBlade.  The best part of my routine is the after shave, cause my kids like to help me out by handing things to me.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on March 15, 2007, 08:11:46 AM


My Shaving Routine has evolved so much over the past few years... and since joining this forum, I've incorporated a few of the tips here.  I'd say that since joining, I get one of the best shaves I've ever had, regularly now.

1.  I start with Neutrogena Face Scrub.  I rub it in real good and let it sit for a little.

2.  I jump in the shower (new to my routine).  Rinse my head with hot water, and apply the HeadSlick (new to my routine). 
Depending on how often I shave, I either go with the grain or against it.  1 - 2 days, with the grain.  3 - 5 days, against the grain.

3.  I call my wife in for 'The Slick Test'.  :D

My after shave routine goes like this: 

1.  I rub some Witch Hazel on my scalp (new to my routine).  I used to use Rubbing Alcohol.  :px
Before I move to #2, I use my electric razor to get behind the ears, and apply some more Witch Hazel.
2.  I follow that up with some Clubman aftershave.
3.  I then use my shaving brush to apply some Clubman talc.
4.  I then spray on some oil sheen and rub it in.
5.  I recon over to my wife's stuff, and get her hair gel, which gives me the shine I like.  O:O

As I said, my routine is a work in progress, because I always feel there's something new and better to try.  Eventually, I'll get around to trying out the HeadBlade.  The best part of my routine is the after shave, cause my kids like to help me out by handing things to me.

Sounds as thought your routine is always evolving and you're not afraid to try new things as you learn them. Excellent I think!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on March 15, 2007, 11:34:27 AM


Sounds as thought your routine is always evolving and you're not afraid to try new things as you learn them. Excellent I think!

I concur.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tomgallagher on March 15, 2007, 02:00:31 PM
Socrates. what is oil sheen.?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Socrates on March 15, 2007, 03:11:46 PM
Oil Sheen by Black Magic.  I used to use it in the 70's when I had an afro... just can't shake that habit I guess, plus it has a nice overall fragrance.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kajun on March 15, 2007, 03:19:16 PM
afro sheen! i remember that from the 70's soul train commercials...
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tomgallagher on March 15, 2007, 04:41:41 PM
afro sheen! i remember that from the 70's soul train commercials...

I think I remember that stuff. Was that like jerri curl.(sp)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: David on March 18, 2007, 11:13:04 PM
Modifications to my previous routine/alternate routine(however you prefer to look at it)

1)  I use edge pro gel(various kinds, whatever one I have/buy) and lather up good in the shower.

2)   Then I keep a towel for my head in the shower and I run hot water over it.

3)   Place hot towel on head covered in lubricant.    Leave on for about a minute(basically until the towel cools/that's when you know to take it off).   Then re-lather, and repeat a second time.   Then finally lather up a 3rd time with no towel.

4)   Then use your razor of choice(mine is the electric norelco cool skin variety) and go against the grain all around the head, with one pass for cross grain and another with the grain.   

5)    Take out fusion razor(I bought the phantom this past friday) and touch up all around head for ultimate smoothness.   

6)    Cold water rinse for anywhere from 1-5 minutes and then you are done.   

Basically thursday night I decided that just to do something different, I would go to a barber shop and get a lather shave friday.   Which I did.     I saw how the lady doing the shave lathered up and used a hot towel directly on it, and how good it worked.    So I decided to incorporate it into my routine. 

Also, I just decided for the heck of it to get a regular razor just to give me the ability to vary my routine/get a little closer, and I found a fusion phantom razor at walmart for 9.50 or so.    Tried it, and liked how close it got.    Only issue was a couple cuts/nicks, but that was the first time using it.     

So after 3-4 shaves using the fusion this weekend, I created that routine described above.    The reasoning being that using the electric for the heavy lifting will help in cut/nick prevention, and it will preserve the life of the fusion blades as I just bought 4 extra cartridges for 14 bucks at walgreens tonight.

Plus this way, I get to use both razors.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SlickCountry on March 19, 2007, 05:30:00 PM
I've just got to say that I've gotten so many good tips from this thread that I just had to join this site!  I've been bald for five days and don't know why I didn't do it sooner.  Anyway, here's the routine...

1.  Out of bed (fifteen minutes late normally)
2.  Hot water rinse
3.  Lather up the HeadSlick
4.  Against the grain with my new HeadBlade Sport
5.  Cold water rinse (new addition from this tread)
6.  Witchhazel (also a new addition from this thread)
7.  Top it all off with HeadLube Glossy and out the door.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on March 19, 2007, 05:31:44 PM
I've just got to say that I've gotten so many good tips from this thread that I just had to join this site!  I've been bald for five days and don't know why I didn't do it sooner.  Anyway, here's the routine...

1.  Out of bed (fifteen minutes late normally)
2.  Hot water rinse
3.  Lather up the HeadSlick
4.  Against the grain with my new HeadBlade Sport
5.  Cold water rinse (new addition from this tread)
6.  Witchhazel (also a new addition from this thread)
7.  Top it all off with HeadLube Glossy and out the door.

Looking very SLY SC!!  Welcome to Sly Bald Guys!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on March 19, 2007, 05:34:36 PM
Glad you decided to join SC! It's cool to see what kind of an influence we're having in people's lives. The positive ones at least. If we've had a negative impact on anyone, please do let us know how we corrupted you. We'd like to continue the reign of terror.  :D ;D  :o O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: David on March 19, 2007, 05:46:34 PM
I've just got to say that I've gotten so many good tips from this thread that I just had to join this site!  I've been bald for five days and don't know why I didn't do it sooner.  Anyway, here's the routine...

1.  Out of bed (fifteen minutes late normally)
2.  Hot water rinse
3.  Lather up the HeadSlick
4.  Against the grain with my new HeadBlade Sport
5.  Cold water rinse (new addition from this tread)
6.  Witchhazel (also a new addition from this thread)
7.  Top it all off with HeadLube Glossy and out the door.

welcome to the world of sly.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: wpruitt on March 19, 2007, 05:57:47 PM
Welcome SlickCountry
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SlickCountry on March 19, 2007, 06:34:04 PM
Glad you decided to join SC! It's cool to see what kind of an influence we're having in people's lives. The positive ones at least. If we've had a negative impact on anyone, please do let us know how we corrupted you. We'd like to continue the reign of terror.  :D ;D  :o O0

We'll since you asked, my wife was hoping this would pass (No chance of that!)  She thinks you are all a negative influence on me.  lol
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 19, 2007, 07:10:08 PM
Glad you decided to join SC! It's cool to see what kind of an influence we're having in people's lives. The positive ones at least. If we've had a negative impact on anyone, please do let us know how we corrupted you. We'd like to continue the reign of terror.  :D ;D  :o O0

We'll since you asked, my wife was hoping this would pass (No chance of that!)  She thinks you are all a negative influence on me.  lol

I will Drink to that!   ;D 
Man, All I have to say is this: SlyBaldGuys.com, "Influencing" the Bald BadA##es of America... Against the will of their Wives and Families!  :x! O:O >:D gu!l+)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on March 20, 2007, 04:01:31 AM
Welcome Slick Country, glad you found us.   O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on March 20, 2007, 07:04:37 AM
Glad you decided to join SC! It's cool to see what kind of an influence we're having in people's lives. The positive ones at least. If we've had a negative impact on anyone, please do let us know how we corrupted you. We'd like to continue the reign of terror.  :D ;D  :o O0

We'll since you asked, my wife was hoping this would pass (No chance of that!)  She thinks you are all a negative influence on me.  lol

Now that is funny right there
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jusbnme on March 20, 2007, 01:47:02 PM
Welcome Slickcountry!!!  The sly look fits you well.  Don't worry about the wife.  My wife wasn't really into the whole bald thing when I first did it but just like me, it had to grow on her.  Now she loves it and thinks it's the best look for me.  Just give her a little time and she'll be rubbing that sly dome in no time.   ;) O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: iBald on March 20, 2007, 03:22:56 PM
Mine.

A little scrub to the head and face (every other day)

A load of hot water

King of Shaves Alpha Oil

More water

HeadSlick

A Quatro to my face

Headblade Sport (just replaced from the classic) to the dome.

Cold Water

Matte or Glossy depending on my mood and a few sprays of HeadShade

Done.



Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 20, 2007, 04:54:39 PM
Nice, Welcome By the way iBald.   O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Beer Barron on March 20, 2007, 06:20:44 PM
I tried the cold water splash at the end of my shave this morning.  WOW!  Talk about a 4am wake up call.  It felt great.  I'm definitely keeping that in the routine.  Thanks! :px
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 20, 2007, 09:41:21 PM
I here That!   B3M3
I tried the cold water splash at the end of my shave this morning.  WOW!  Talk about a 4am wake up call.  It felt great.  I'm definitely keeping that in the routine.  Thanks! :px
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on March 20, 2007, 11:38:08 PM
I don't know if it's coincidence, but I don't seem to have as much stubble in the late day when I do the cold water splash in the morning.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: David on March 21, 2007, 12:55:56 AM
I don't know if it's coincidence, but I don't seem to have as much stubble in the late day when I do the cold water splash in the morning.

That is why you do the cold water rinse/splash.

It closes the pores of your hair follicles so the hair(or in our case stubble) grows back slower.

Basically warm/hot=growth acceleration while cold=growth deceleration
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on March 21, 2007, 07:06:38 AM
I don't know if it's coincidence, but I don't seem to have as much stubble in the late day when I do the cold water splash in the morning.

That is why you do the cold water rinse/splash.

It closes the pores of your hair follicles so the hair(or in our case stubble) grows back slower.

Basically warm/hot=growth acceleration while cold=growth deceleration

That concludes our lesson for today kids. There will be a quiz on Friday, be prepared to fail. Oh yeah, and have a nice day!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: schro on March 21, 2007, 07:38:19 AM
I don't know if it's coincidence, but I don't seem to have as much stubble in the late day when I do the cold water splash in the morning.

That is why you do the cold water rinse/splash.

It closes the pores of your hair follicles so the hair(or in our case stubble) grows back slower.

Basically warm/hot=growth acceleration while cold=growth deceleration

That concludes our lesson for today kids. There will be a quiz on Friday, be prepared to fail. Oh yeah, and have a nice day!

Oh crap, I gotta remember this stuff?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on March 21, 2007, 07:46:07 AM
I don't know if it's coincidence, but I don't seem to have as much stubble in the late day when I do the cold water splash in the morning.

That is why you do the cold water rinse/splash.

It closes the pores of your hair follicles so the hair(or in our case stubble) grows back slower.

Basically warm/hot=growth acceleration while cold=growth deceleration

That concludes our lesson for today kids. There will be a quiz on Friday, be prepared to fail. Oh yeah, and have a nice day!

Oh crap, I gotta remember this stuff?

You don't have to, it says be prepared to fail.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: schro on March 21, 2007, 07:54:00 AM
Preparing to fail is a direct result of failing to prepare.
Put that in your crack pipe & smoke it.
 p0@^
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 21, 2007, 04:11:13 PM
Last I checked, its always the Cool Kids in the Class who fail the Harder Test Pal!   O:O
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jusbnme on March 21, 2007, 04:16:49 PM
Last I checked, its always the Cool Kids in the Class who fail the Harder Test Pal!   O:O

Hey bro, in that case I must be the coolest cat around here.  :-\ ;D  Just a little joke on myself.  I was horrible in high school.   :(
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 23, 2007, 06:41:54 PM
Last I checked, its always the Cool Kids in the Class who fail the Harder Test Pal!   O:O

Hey bro, in that case I must be the coolest cat around here.  :-\ ;D  Just a little joke on myself.  I was horrible in high school.   :(

I hear that... When it comes to waking up to get to my College Classes in the Morning, The Body arrives but the Mind never left the Pillow!

You know how it is, God made some of us more Street Smart than Book Interested... Here's to being a Blue Collar Hero!  b!3r
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jusbnme on March 23, 2007, 06:45:44 PM


I hear that... When it comes to waking up to get to my College Classes in the Morning, The Body arrives but the Mind never left the Pillow!

You know how it is, God made some of us more Street Smart than Book Interested... Here's to being a Blue Collar Hero!  b!3r
[/quote]

I'll drink to that.   b!3r   O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lucky13 on March 29, 2007, 01:20:43 PM
I love the shave I get with the headblade, and headlube, but once in awhile I always end up with a good size nick, usually around the ears. Most of the time I use a norelco electric, and shave while doing other things, and I never get any irritation or cuts with it. I have gone to a barber shop to get one of those nice warm professional shaves, and ended up with a nice bloody gapping wound, and he still charged me 12 bucks. But for closeness and the best looks its Headblade.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on March 29, 2007, 06:38:07 PM
I love the shave I get with the headblade, and headlube, but once in awhile I always end up with a good size nick, usually around the ears. Most of the time I use a norelco electric, and shave while doing other things, and I never get any irritation or cuts with it. I have gone to a barber shop to get one of those nice warm professional shaves, and ended up with a nice bloody gapping wound, and he still charged me 12 bucks. But for closeness and the best looks its Headblade.

First, Welcome Lucky13 O0

Second: The headblade for me was a lifesaver... I don't know about anyone else, but I would actually Nic the ends of my actual ears, not just the area around them, but the actual ears themselves.  It SUCKED!!!  I have had a few Nics and Cuts here or there, only when I have forgotten about to keep the pressure off of the front of the razor and keep it toward the back (over the wheels).  I just started using it to shave the rest of my face, and let me say, it does a O.K. job if you switch the blade around, otherwise the Blade has a tendency to be difficult to manouver & has a propensity for lateral movement around the sideburns. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sgt. Pate on March 31, 2007, 02:30:41 PM
I do the cold water thing too and then pat dry my scalp and apply some Clear Head, (HeadBlade product), for that scalp tightning sting!  YEAH BABY!   :*))
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: danyroo on April 05, 2007, 12:07:50 PM
For me well it's quite simple..
Shaving Gel, Headlube, massage Oil.

start with shaving gel in my bowl,.. stir it up.. to lather.. then add some headlube.. stir i tup........ and last I had some massage oil form the Dollar Rama..heehhehe stir it up real good.. and then apply warm water to face.. after that it's the Dome...All done at the sink.

once I'm completely shaved... I take what's left of the cream wet my Dome and reaply a cream.. go for another shave.. just to make sure I didn't miss any spots..
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: CatchWrestler101 on April 06, 2007, 03:25:18 PM
Shampoo and Condition stubble (while taking a shower)
Cover dome with Gillete Skin Renewal Gel
Shave with the grain using Schick Xtreme 3
Wipe of excess lather with hot water
Rub head down with Bumpfighter Aftershave, Gillete Gel Aftershave, and Coco Butter
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on April 06, 2007, 04:07:49 PM
Cool!  Welcome RugbyWrestler101!!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: CatchWrestler101 on April 06, 2007, 05:03:55 PM
Cool!  Welcome RugbyWrestler101!!
Glad to be here!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kajun on April 06, 2007, 05:11:44 PM
welcome to SBG's rugby!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Robmeister on April 06, 2007, 05:40:20 PM
Welcome Rugby!!!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Beer Barron on April 06, 2007, 06:25:12 PM
Welcome Rugby.  Nice choice of beverage there.  One of my favorites!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jusbnme on April 06, 2007, 11:45:45 PM
Welcome Rugby.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: CatchWrestler101 on April 07, 2007, 12:01:30 AM
Welcome Rugby.
Wow man, if you're skin was a bit redish brown, you'd look just like my dad @_@
(and you had a red goatee, yeah my pops is one of the few black people with red hair)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: YOSP on April 25, 2007, 12:29:38 PM
How the he** do you get used to the HeadBlade? I've tried it a couple of times and it doesn't feel natural...Although I do like the HeadShed and ClearHead a lot.

Shower shaving vs. sink, I would have to say its the shower for me. Its easier and the cold water rinse feels great on the slick head.

Lastly, using Olay, Touch of Sun is helping my white irish Sly, I am now turning a slight yellow after 3 days...

 :/O :/O ;D   
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on April 25, 2007, 12:44:42 PM
How the he** do you get used to the HeadBlade? I've tried it a couple of times and it doesn't feel natural...Although I do like the HeadShed and ClearHead a lot.

Shower shaving vs. sink, I would have to say its the shower for me. Its easier and the cold water rinse feels great on the slick head.

Lastly, using Olay, Touch of Sun is helping my white irish Sly, I am now turning a slight yellow after 3 days...

 :/O :/O ;D   

If you're using the HeadBlade from front to back and back to front you have to think of it as rubbing your head, with your palm open and faced down, using just your fingers.  Remember that you don't have to apply very much pressure.  If you're gong from front to back, the blade will face your thumb.  From back to front, the blade will face your pinky finger. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kajun on April 25, 2007, 12:47:56 PM
YOSP..keep using it...its wierd at first but after you get the hang of it you wont want to go back to a reg razor...i tried to use my fusion the other day and it felt as weird as the headblade when i first used it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: kd6tas on April 26, 2007, 12:23:21 AM
I'm a newbie and haven't read every post to this thread.

That means forgive me if I'm going over old ground.

I just wanted to get my shaving routine up ASAP as I
think it's original (as far as I can tell based on the posts
to this thread that I've read so far).

First off, I use an electric.  In the posts to this thread I
haven't read of a single person using an electric.

Next, again I'm a newbie to head shaving but I've read
a lot of stuff on HeadShaver.org  There it's not looked
down upon to use an electric.  In fact there is one or
more units that are highly rated.

Okay, here's my current routine (subject to change as
good advice comes along):  I'm super cheap and didn't
buy anything new when I decided to start shaving my
head.  As luck would have it, I had a Gillette Mach 3 and
what has turned out to be a great electric right off the
bat (a run-of-the-mill Remington).

It used to take about 5 minutes to shave my face using
the Mach 3.  Now it's about 20 minutes to shave my face
and head--to me that's a significant slice of time.

I use the electric (Remington MS2-280) to shave my head
and the Mach 3 to shave my face.  I use the electric on
my head because I'm trying to minimize razor bumps and
cuts.  The first time out I used the Mach 3 and lather.
I was disappointed with the results and how long it took.
I ended up with a lot of cuts and bumps, and the process
was a pain in the ass.  With the electric the process is
effortless.  No special treatment at all (no hot water,
towels, lather, or anything like that).  All one has to
do is pick up the razor and go.

The point I want to put forth is the pure cheapskate angle.
Based on what I've read, it seems like most head shavers
use too much "product" (special stuff that's not necessary).
I've looked at a lot of pictures, and for all of the extra effort
no ones look has impressed me.  A shaved head is a shaved
head.

For the last 10 years I've looked for ways to save money
on personal grooming.  Most of that, obviously, was about
cutting out barbers.  I've purchased over $100 worth of
hair cutting tools.  Over time I've come out ahead.

In the last year or so my hair has thinned and grayed to the point where
I'm dissatisfied with any hair style I can produce using the tools
at my disposal.  That's why I decided to start shaving my head.
As far as I'm concerned, shaving my head is the best hairdo
I can produce given my tools and income

That's why I'm here.  I think I can help others who are looking
for the lowest cost option.

Here it is: Shave your face as you normally would.
By accident I use a Gillette Mach 3 which turns out to be a
great manual razor--probably the best deal out there right
now seeing as how Gillette has introduced a newer fancier
razor.  Step 2: Shave your head using your electric.  In fact,
you can start with step 2 and shave your face later.  That's
the sweet part of this deal--there are no special steps.
With a decent electric all you need to do is grab and go.
That's the point I want to emphasize.  No lotions, lather
or special steps--just grab the razor and get started.
In a matter of minutes it's over and done with.  How close
the shave is a function of the razor and the effort put forth.

For example, my old Remington MS2-280 can shave
my head as close as a blade (smooth both with and against
the grain) if I'm willing to spend the time.  Further, I get
fewer bumps when compared to a blade. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on April 26, 2007, 01:37:20 AM
kd6tas, welcome to Sly Bald Guys! It's good to have another head shaver here, whether you use an electric or blade.  Most of us agree that how you get it sly doesn't matter since we all have our own preferences.

For example, I myself shaved my head with an electric when I started Sly Bald Guys back in August.  I just found that for me, I'm able to get a better shave with a blade.  But, that's me.  David and others here also use electrics, so you're not alone.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Robmeister on April 26, 2007, 01:47:51 AM
Welcome, kd6tas

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tom McGarry. on April 26, 2007, 02:32:29 AM
Welcome to the SBG Family kd6tas, we are glad to have you.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Robmeister on April 26, 2007, 02:45:07 AM
OK, dammit....what does kd6tas stand for, man?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Beer Barron on April 26, 2007, 03:05:50 AM
Welcome aboard kd6tas!  Glad to have you.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Shiny on April 26, 2007, 09:04:05 AM
Hi there KD6TAS!  I also started with an electric.  A Remington too and I'll agree that you can get as close as a blade (if you take the time), that there is the added benefit of no lotions and no razor bumps (with blades I get bumps).  Also I liked the feel of the electric on my scalp.  The reason I switched to a blade was because within a week, my electric calved on me. 
Furthermore, prior to headshaving I'd shaved my face with an electric for years and saw no cost saving at all over blades because the microscreen and blades for the electrics are so expensive when they have to be replaced and the life of those components will be shortened if you're shaving a larger area - and if your electric razor lasts.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kajun on April 26, 2007, 09:21:52 AM
welcome to SBG's KD6! i've been using my electric for about a week now exclusivey since i have been nicking this mole i have on my egg...once i get it removed i'll go back to the headblade....but who knows..with the electric i have been shaving everyday and kinda like it, easy and quick ...with the razor i was shaving every other day..
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Stu on April 26, 2007, 10:46:11 AM
Welcome KD6TAS.  It doesn't matter what you use.  If the electric gets you where you're satisfied, that's all that counts.  Many people experiment until they find what works best.  That's why it's great to have a forum like this.  You learn different products/routines, and sooner or later, you'll find the magic one that works.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on April 26, 2007, 03:10:08 PM
Straight up KD6TAS.  It does not really matter what you use/what you have tried.  Its all a matter of personal preference.  There is probably very little chance that any of us have a Shave Routine that is exactly the same day to day.  All that Matters is your own personal preference.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on April 26, 2007, 04:40:31 PM
Hello KD6 and welcome!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sgt. Pate on April 26, 2007, 10:19:37 PM
Welcome KD6TAS!  de KJ7CA!   O:O
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on April 27, 2007, 07:29:45 AM
Welcome KD6TAS!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SLYinKC on April 27, 2007, 05:25:20 PM
Got a question for the more experienced SLY ones....

Today was my first day with the the SLY look.  I shaved last night about 7:00 and then again this morning about 5:30.  I noticed by early afternoon that I already had alot of stubble. (I hate stubble).  It was very smooth last night and this morning after I shaved.  I haven't really gotten a very good razor yet.  I normally use an electric (Braun) for my face.  So I just used a generic triple blade razor that I already had for my head.  I thought that it worked alright at the time but now I am wondering if it might be the cause of the stubble.  I plan on getting something better, just haven't had the time this week.

Any thoughts, or is this just normal??? :/O :/O :/O

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Medic aka Rocko on April 27, 2007, 05:37:07 PM
Got a question for the more experienced SLY ones....

Today was my first day with the the SLY look.  I shaved last night about 7:00 and then again this morning about 5:30.  I noticed by early afternoon that I already had alot of stubble. (I hate stubble).  It was very smooth last night and this morning after I shaved.  I haven't really gotten a very good razor yet.  I normally use an electric (Braun) for my face.  So I just used a generic triple blade razor that I already had for my head.  I thought that it worked alright at the time but now I am wondering if it might be the cause of the stubble.  I plan on getting something better, just haven't had the time this week.

Any thoughts, or is this just normal??? :/O :/O :/O



I'll take a stab at this.  I think you've got a few things working against you.  #1 10.5 hours isn't long between shaves.  Most guys seem to think you get a closer shave if the stubble is a bit longer so the razor gets a better bite.  I get the best shave after 25-27 hours.  #2 Try to wait a little while after you get up before you shave.  That time allows the fluid in your cells to shift down out of your scalp.  #3 Try a better razor, that's part of the fun.  I prefer the Headblade.  Some like the Fusion or Mach 3.  Whatever is in your budget.  #4 I believe an exfoliator really helps.  I use the Headshed.  Some have suggested St. Ives Apricot Scrub.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SLYinKC on April 27, 2007, 05:49:09 PM
Thanks Medic.  I'm going to get a new razor tomorrow.  I may try the Headblade.  I have an old Mach3.  Just needs some new blades, so I might try that first.  It seems alot of guys here like the shower shave.  I'll also have to try that to see what my results are. !d3@
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Razor X on April 27, 2007, 05:52:31 PM

I'll take a stab at this.  I think you've got a few things working against you.  #1 10.5 hours isn't long between shaves.  Most guys seem to think you get a closer shave if the stubble is a bit longer so the razor gets a better bite.  I get the best shave after 25-27 hours.  #2 Try to wait a little while after you get up before you shave.  That time allows the fluid in your cells to shift down out of your scalp.  #3 Try a better razor, that's part of the fun.  I prefer the Headblade.  Some like the Fusion or Mach 3.  Whatever is in your budget.  #4 I believe an exfoliator really helps.  I use the Headshed.  Some have suggested St. Ives Apricot Scrub.  Good luck!


I agree with all of the above.  I've never been able to get a decent second shave in the same day.   A better razor will keep the stubble at bay longer.  Sometimes when I use a fresh blade, I can go almost 24 hours before any stubble starts to reappear.  The cheaper razor may seem to do as good a job initially, but the results aren't as long-lasting.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MR. CLEAN on April 27, 2007, 06:39:47 PM
The Exfoliator is definatly key to the whole process as well.  I use to have major Velco Factor at around Five-Six after shaving in the Morn, add the exfoliator to the routine and I am able to keep it at bay well into the evening and night!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Jim80 on April 27, 2007, 06:46:12 PM
Hey SLYinKC,

When I first started shaving my head I would shave at night and When i woke up I already had some stubble, but as I shave my head more, the stubble isnt as bad. I'm currently using schick xtreme 3 disposable razors
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: kd6tas on April 29, 2007, 02:11:59 PM
OK, dammit....what does kd6tas stand for, man?


It's my Amateur Radio callsign.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: kd6tas on April 29, 2007, 03:01:27 PM
Thanks to all for the warm welcome.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jusbnme on April 30, 2007, 04:01:17 AM
Welcome kd.  Glad you could join us.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tbone on May 02, 2007, 01:16:14 AM
Ok so after about two weeks of shaving the dome I've got a pretty good routine i think. Finally took care of the razor bumps with it too!!! I should say I choose to shave at night too because I can't stand sleeping with any stubble.

Wet head > St Ive's Apricot Srcub > Rinse off in shower > Apply Gillette Fusion Shave Gel > Shave in Shower > Rinse with Cold Water Immediately After > Apply Gillette Shave Lotion.

In the morning I will put on Headlube Glossy for work.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Deadbob on May 05, 2007, 03:19:34 AM
1) Brush teeth while hot water gets hot.

2) Wet facecloth (with hot water) and place on my grape while I shave my face (Sensor 3/HB combo)

3) Shave head - for every day grooming, I shave with the grain. If I want to be smooth as possible, or am "dressing up" I then shave against the grain.

4) Take Shower - I take care of any spots I missed. I also use "Got 2b in your face" Pore Me Deep Scrub to exfoliate

5) Get out of shower & dry off

6) Use Aloe Vera gel on my face & head

7) get dressed

8) light dusting of baby powder since I have an oily head and do not like the gloss look
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Darrell on May 20, 2007, 03:15:15 PM
I shave after showing. Get my head nice and wet with warm water. Scrub with HeadShead. Rinse with warm water. Apply HeadSlick making sure my head is still nice and wet. Shave with HeadBlade Sport with and against the grain. Apply ClearHead. Apply HeadLube Matte.

I shave my head everyday. Love that fresh shaved scalp in the morning.

Darrell
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tomgallagher on May 20, 2007, 03:21:47 PM
Yo Darrell, the U.S. Marine Corp has an official kilt.?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Darrell on May 20, 2007, 04:00:31 PM
Yo Darrell, the U.S. Marine Corp has an official kilt.?

Yes. In fact there are kilts the represent every single branch of the United States Military Service. Each branch has the own design. That doesn't mean they are standard issue to all servicemen. There are bagpipes and drum bands for every branch of the US service. They wear them in parades and other special events. The kilt is very much associated as being a military garment.

During the world wars, the Black Watch Regiment of Scotland was regarded by the German Army as one of the most fierce fighting forces they had every encounted. They wore khaki kilts and carried bagpipes right out onto the battlefield to announce that they were attacking. The German Army called them "The Ladies From Hell."

Pipers from the United States Air Force. Also 1stSgt. Dwayne Farr USMC in Iraq playing taps on the bagpipes

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tomgallagher on May 20, 2007, 05:59:11 PM
That is so cool Darell. Being of Celtic descent I will have to look into them. Thanks.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: herronm on May 21, 2007, 06:27:18 AM
Hey SLY guys, I have a question.  I tried the cold water splash after shaving and found that my stubble grows faster doing that.  Anybody else notice that??
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on May 21, 2007, 07:54:51 AM
Hey SLY guys, I have a question.  I tried the cold water splash after shaving and found that my stubble grows faster doing that.  Anybody else notice that??

Never noticed it...in fact seems to slow mine down.  But I do keep it under the cold running water of the shower for at least 30 seconds.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on May 21, 2007, 12:02:25 PM
I'm with Paul in that it seems to slow my growth down as well.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Cam on May 22, 2007, 04:25:02 PM
Newest routine:

1. Get in the shower and soak my head under the water for about 30 seconds.
2. Headslick, first pass (against the grain).
3. Headslick, second pass (against).
4. Headslick, third pass to make sure I didn't miss anything.
5. Rinse and exfoliate with either Headshed or Apricot Scrub.
6. Shower
7. Cold water rinse.
8. Get out, Headlube.
9. Shave face - Fusion, Fusion shave gel, Fusion aftershave.

That's about it. I'm liking this routine a lot.. but it will more than likely change, it always does.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BALDANDRE on May 22, 2007, 04:40:05 PM
Newest routine:

1. Get in the shower and soak my head under the water for about 30 seconds.
2. Headslick, first pass (against the grain).
3. Headslick, second pass (against).
4. Headslick, third pass to make sure I didn't miss anything.
5. Rinse and exfoliate with either Headshed or Apricot Scrub.
6. Shower
7. Cold water rinse.
8. Get out, Headlube.
9. Shave face - Fusion, Fusion shave gel, Fusion aftershave.

That's about it. I'm liking this routine a lot.. but it will more than likely change, it always does.

Damn dude...THAT'S one routine!

Me, I guess i'm just a simple, old fashioned mach 3 dude...maybe I need to step it up! O:O
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: bbcin1999 on May 31, 2007, 12:10:33 AM
Today:  Woke up got out of bed dragged a headblade across my head...

Sink shave
Wet head
Lather head and face with Edge Active Care Advanced Shave Cream, Deep Cleansing for Oily Skin.
Headblade Classic with fresh blade
Cleaned it off
Turned the blade around for finishing work and face.
Washed off.
Clean & Clear Astringent Oil-Fighting with cotton pad.
Let dry
Tend Skin with cotton pad (http://www.tendskin.com/
Clean & Clear Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer all over head and face.
Touched  up a little in the shower a few hours later...
Nice shiney dome!!! Good to go till tomorrow AM.
 
PS I LUV being bald!!!!!! O:O
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on May 31, 2007, 12:13:14 AM
bbcin1999, great routine bro and welcome to Sly Bald Guys!  I'm glad we have a Tend Skin user.  Hopefully you can right a review of it for us.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: fireman on May 31, 2007, 12:24:35 AM
bbcin1999, great routine bro and welcome to Sly Bald Guys!  I'm glad we have a Tend Skin user.  Hopefully you can right a review of it for us.


Tyler,
I have used Tend Skin and it works well (kind of hard to get before the online sales). I am currently out and have been using 70% alcohol and it seems to be doing the trick. (too lazy to order more).

All in all not bad stuff and it really clears up the neck line!



Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: bbcin1999 on May 31, 2007, 12:43:51 AM
Dudes, Glad to be on board.  Nice to chat with like minded people with the same appreciation for the bald look!

Tend Skins is my weapon of choice against the dreaded red bumps and ingrown hairs.
Definitely has alcohol, but I think the Salcylic Acid is the active ingredient.
Also Salcylic Acid in the in the clean and clear products. FYI Tend Skin will crystallize if left open...or where spilled.

Both are good for oily skin, prone to break outs and unsightly red bumps,  :o

My wife buys Tend Skin at Kamay Beauty Supply, for her bumps down there; but I use most of it. Wish they sold it at Target or Drug stores.

FYI...on and off BBC since 1999 but this time I'm committed to the daily routine.
Seems that the Bald Look is finally mainstream (we've come a long way since the 70's).
Glad we all like the Bald Look, the Bald Feel and the Balding Routine, I'm here to stay.


Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on May 31, 2007, 05:29:05 AM
Welcome bbc.  Glad to have you with us and thanks for the intro of a new product.  Need to check that Tend Skin out.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BALDANDRE on May 31, 2007, 08:35:46 AM
Welcome BBCin99!

I agree, it's cool to find other dudes with the same love for having a slicked dome...good group here, that's for sure! O0

The back shot of your head looks cool, why not make that your avatar?

Keep it smooth my bald, sly brutha!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: froze on May 31, 2007, 10:39:49 AM
Welcome BBC... Nice routine!
Mine isn't quite as involved as yours.
I put hot water on
lather with the Edge Gel (the same stuff BBC uses)
Use my fusion power
wash the noggin'
put on Edge theuraputic cream for dry heads (like it for the pepermint oil)
Makes my head minty fresh!! and he smell!!
Or use the Headblade moisterizing lotion
(All the above was on sale at K-Mart store for half price except for the Headblade stuf and
it was $2.00 off)

Love being Sly and support it well BBC O0 O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: bbcin1999 on May 31, 2007, 11:23:12 PM
Dudes,

Checked it out and Tend Skin has acetysalcylic acid.
don't know what the acetyl group does but it works!

Skipped today, being bald is more work that most people think.
Tomorrow another close shave and Sat for a BDay party.
Found a Barber that does head and face shave for $15.
What a deal....

You guys look great@! This group is great!
Keep it up Baldies

So many positive comments!
I will use the pic as an avatar in yahoo!

BBCin1999
PS Also in S Cal

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: danyroo on June 05, 2007, 11:12:41 AM
Well I will not use this one as an avatar but this is what It looks like when freshly shaved..

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PBurke on June 05, 2007, 11:15:10 AM
Well I will not use this one as an avatar but this is what It looks like when freshly shaved..



you look like a little white square with a red X? wow, remind me not to try that routine. haha
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: danyroo on June 05, 2007, 11:20:02 AM
fix the red X with some diaper rash cream  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BALDANDRE on June 05, 2007, 11:21:15 AM
Well I will not use this one as an avatar but this is what It looks like when freshly shaved..



Dude,why not? Beautiful freshly scraped dome you got there...we should get that thread goin' of back shots...it was suggested a couple months ago...

Very bald, very clean , very sly look Danyroo O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: danyroo on June 05, 2007, 11:23:09 AM
it would be interresting to see as per the back of the head is the most difficult place to shave..

hey thanks for the comments..
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jusbnme on June 07, 2007, 03:54:50 AM
Mine has switched up so much over the past month or so because I've been trying so many different products to try and get the best shave.  But since switching back to the HB and shower shaving I think I have finally got a good routine.  I get in shower, use real hot water, wash or exfolitate the dome depending which day(I only exfolitate with HeadShed twice a week), apply HeadSlick to dome and face, start by shaving face so that the headslick can work into the dome really good, then shave dome, put dome under real cold water for a little bit to help irritation and close pores, get out and pat dry, apply some rubbing alcohol to dome with cotton ball, then apply HeadLube Glossy. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on June 07, 2007, 10:00:23 AM
Dudes,

Checked it out and Tend Skin has acetysalcylic acid.
don't know what the acetyl group does but it works!

Can't figure it out either.  Interested in trying Tend Skin out so checked out chemical name.  It's aspirin.  Maybe it relieves irritation the way it relieves pain.  Gonna have to try it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: bbcin1999 on June 07, 2007, 11:22:06 PM
somehow it is an exfoliant...i guess a little aspirin is good for you...
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: frank_m on June 14, 2007, 07:41:43 AM
The active ingredient in TendSkin is aspirin, so if you are allergic to aspirin, watch out!

I think the story about TendSkin is on their website, but it's effectiveness on ingrown hairs was discovered by accident.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Bolohead on July 28, 2007, 07:50:33 AM
Got tired of the my blades and her blades so I did settle for her blades which are Gillette and are called Venus Vibrance as they also fit my Gillette Mach 3 vibrating razor handle.  They are also made for sensitive skin which of course works best for her.

I have been using Gillette foam for sensitive skin.  I start out by shaving back, then again forward after all the back stuff is done.  After the forward is done then I go side to side until my head is smooth... no nubs that I can detect period.

This is the morning shave....

After a day in the heat, when I come home to shower, I repeat the same process as above.  To some it may seem vain, but its like sporting a 5 0clock shadow at the end of the day.  If I can feel nubs after being out all day, I got to shave, I just like feeling nothing but skin and to see shine after.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: warhawk on August 01, 2007, 10:13:51 PM
1.  wake up and roll out of bed

2.  shave face 1st using my gillette fusion (manual) + dove unscented moisturizing soap

3.  after shaving... i ask wifey 2 shave my dome

4.  she gets a warm hot wash cloth and let it sit on my dome 4 several minutes

5.  lathers my dome with the dove soap (she prefers the dove soap versus the KOS alphagel & fusion gel)

6.  wifey gets my trusty fusion & shaves  back of head (against the grain)
 
7.  then top of head ..... then sides (all against the grain)

8.  give wife a kiss & thank her 4 a gr8 shave

9.  cold water rinse then follow up with a good ice cube rub

10.  wait 5-7 minutes then apply gillette aftershave lotion

11.  wait 5-7 minutes then apply sunscreen

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: herronm on August 02, 2007, 06:12:30 AM
Woke up, fell out of bed,
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup,
And looking up I noticed I was late.
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke,
Some body spoke and I went into a dream
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: JDog on August 02, 2007, 06:54:33 AM
My routine will very depending on shift I am on at work but when I have proper time.

1.In hot shower prescrub of St.Ives apricot scrub on dome.

2.KOS sensitive over head and shave against the grain with HB classic until no more nubs felt.

3.At sink reapply KOS gel and shave as per same in shower only with Fusion razor and get last little rough spots.

4.ICE COLD water splash. Splash of witch hazel. Let dry and apply either Headlube Glossy(ordered tube off internet and have since run out)Now using Biotrix Almond Oil for a great shine.



Warhawk you are a lucky man! :) I wish my wife would shave my head bro. No matter how much I bug her about it she still has denied me the pleasure.


Shine on  my Sly brothers.


Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: warhawk on August 02, 2007, 09:40:57 AM


Jdog... thanks i agree i am lucky.  she duz a gr8 job,2.  however.... i do want 2 learn & shave myself... in case she ever goes out of town 2 visit with her family.  until then, i'm gonna enjoy this but i will post up when i do shave myself & let ya guys know how it turned out.

WARHAWK  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Nicho on August 02, 2007, 02:11:24 PM
1. Shave mug with shaving gel and Fusion Power at the sink.

2. Jump in shower with rasor.

3. Get head wet.

4. Shave melon.

5. Clean rest of body.

6. Get out.

I never used any product... Maybe I should?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Dadillac on August 04, 2007, 03:11:34 PM
I usually shave in the pm every second day. Routine is simple. Apply shaving gel, shave against grain with Schick Extreme III, dry head and use fingers in a circular pattern to feel for stubble, dry shave off any remaining stubble. That's it. Sometimes I apply some aftershave, but mostly just go au natural

Don
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: JDog on August 06, 2007, 05:59:03 AM
I usually shave in the pm every second day. Routine is simple. Apply shaving gel, shave against grain with Schick Extreme III, dry head and use fingers in a circular pattern to feel for stubble, dry shave off any remaining stubble. That's it. Sometimes I apply some aftershave, but mostly just go au natural

Don

Don sometimes less is more bro.Well done.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Dadillac on August 06, 2007, 01:51:05 PM
I usually shave in the pm every second day. Routine is simple. Apply shaving gel, shave against grain with Schick Extreme III, dry head and use fingers in a circular pattern to feel for stubble, dry shave off any remaining stubble. That's it. Sometimes I apply some aftershave, but mostly just go au natural

Don

Don sometimes less is more bro.Well done.
Amen to that. I spend about 15 minutes shaving my head and my face. It comes out smooth so I am pleased. Believe me, if I can figure out a way to cut that 15 min down to 10 min, I will be all over it  ;D. I love the look and feel of my smooth head, not necessarily the act of shaving it. Know what I mean?

Don
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: JDog on August 08, 2007, 06:47:33 AM
I usually shave in the pm every second day. Routine is simple. Apply shaving gel, shave against grain with Schick Extreme III, dry head and use fingers in a circular pattern to feel for stubble, dry shave off any remaining stubble. That's it. Sometimes I apply some aftershave, but mostly just go au natural

Don

Don sometimes less is more bro.Well done.
Amen to that. I spend about 15 minutes shaving my head and my face. It comes out smooth so I am pleased. Believe me, if I can figure out a way to cut that 15 min down to 10 min, I will be all over it  ;D. I love the look and feel of my smooth head, not necessarily the act of shaving it. Know what I mean?

Don

Absolutley,

The feel of a shaved dome is what makes it all worth it.

One thing found that makes shaving quicker is to do it in the shower.

I've cut my shaving time from 15-20 mins at sink only down to 10 mins in shower and maybe a 1-2 minute touch up reapply to get the rough spots at the sink.

Jesse
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Timmay on August 08, 2007, 08:07:30 AM
WARHAWK!  You dont know how to shave  your dome?  OK I have heard it all.  That is just plain being lazy.  Even though it would be nice to feel a womans hands on the dome first thing in the morning straight from the shower and not have to dream about her actually doing....(slap slap wake up Tim!)...anyways....Bro.....You're a grown man ...its not that hard LOL  I saw we all go down to Florida and kidnap Warhawk and put him on a desserted island somewhere.  maybe we can send him off onto survivor?  That would be cool... lol
See ya buddy,
Tim
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: warhawk on August 08, 2007, 05:23:26 PM
WARHAWK!  You dont know how to shave  your dome?  OK I have heard it all.  That is just plain being lazy.  Even though it would be nice to feel a womans hands on the dome first thing in the morning straight from the shower and not have to dream about her actually doing....(slap slap wake up Tim!)...anyways....Bro.....You're a grown man ...its not that hard LOL  I saw we all go down to Florida and kidnap Warhawk and put him on a desserted island somewhere.  maybe we can send him off onto survivor?  That would be cool... lol
See ya buddy,
Tim
;D ;D ;D.  hey timmy!!! wazzup, brah!  yeah.... if u guys put me in a deserted island than i would definitely have NO choice but 2 shave my own dome.  however.... like i said... until wifey goes out of town 2 visit her family or she gets very sick she luvs 2 shave my dome.  hey.... why deny her the pleasure, right? :D  if that times comes when i shave my own dome i will definitely post up.  when that times comes.... i'll probably shave in the shower.  from reading the posts of most of the sly brahs... shower shaving seems better.  hey whatever it takes 2 keep it sly! O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: WARRIOR on September 04, 2007, 07:19:53 PM
Lots of good information here, My routine:

I shave in the shower, hot water is a must.

Wash face and head with Neutrogena Skin clearing face wash

I then gently rub a small fingernail brush over the scalp and face to lift any ingrown hairs. I often have problems with ingrown hairs. ( lol don't laugh it works for me)

Lather face and scalp with Edge Advanced Sensitive Skin

Gillette Sensor3 Disposable razors,  I shave with the grain, rinse with cold water.

Magic Moisturizing After Shave Lotion. 

Alcohol is a must afterwards, I get razor bumps if I don't. (I may need to find an alternative)


I'm going to try that Gillette Fusion Manual, thanks for the tips all.




Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: warhawk on September 04, 2007, 07:47:00 PM
I'm going to try that Gillette Fusion Manual, thanks for the tips all.
WARRIOR...gr8 routine ya got there.  small fingernail brush, huh... man....that's something new.   btw....let us know your review on the gillette fusion manual....that is my weapon of choice.  the fusion (manual) rocks 4 me. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on September 05, 2007, 02:18:32 AM
Warrior, if you have issues with ingrown hairs and razor bumps, check out Tend Skin (http://www.tendskin.com)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Head Bald Guy on September 05, 2007, 04:25:38 PM
Hey warrior,

Use Bald Guyz Shave Gel and Moisture Gel after and you won't have a problem with razor bumps at all!

HBG
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: whitetoast on September 21, 2007, 08:31:28 PM
Posted this over in another thread but should have gone here too...

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: Your Shave Routine
Post by: nilagorilla on September 22, 2007, 09:20:04 AM
Lots of good information here, My routine:

I shave in the shower, hot water is a must.

Wash face and head with Neutrogena Skin clearing face wash

I then gently rub a small fingernail brush over the scalp and face to lift any ingrown hairs. I often have problems with ingrown hairs. ( lol don't laugh it works for me)


Lather face and scalp with Edge Advanced Sensitive Skin

Gillette Sensor3 Disposable razors,  I shave with the grain, rinse with cold water.

Magic Moisturizing After Shave Lotion. 

Alcohol is a must afterwards, I get razor bumps if I don't. (I may need to find an alternative)


I'm going to try that Gillette Fusion Manual, thanks for the tips all.





Try T N Dickinson Witch Hazel ,it's much more milder than alcohol but does the same thing . I've had very minimal "sting" if any at all
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: n00tch on September 25, 2007, 02:51:33 PM
I use the Mach 3 as my razor of choice.

I generally start my routine by using an exfoliant ( St. Ives Apricot is really good ), rub down for a minute or two, and then let my head soak under the hot water for at least an additional five minutes, although ten is preferred.

I've been using Aveeno therapeutic shave gel and have been really happy with the results. I don't use any kind of cream or gel when I shave my face, so thanks to the forum guys for recommending this awesome product. I shave with the grain, and then against for some touch up.

After I'm done with my dome, I clean up with cold water and I'm done. Pretty simple. ;)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: shakf on September 26, 2007, 10:09:56 AM
I shave every other day so here goes

1 - Wet my head a few times using hot water (hot as I can stand)

2 - Lather up with original source mint and tea tree.

3 - Use Wilkinson Sword Quattro Titanium which is a 4 blade razor always going with the grain.

4 - Again wet my head lather up and go for the 2nd pass with the grain.

5 - Check for missed spots etc etc..

6 - Facial shave with Gillette Fusion Power going over in 2 passes using shaving oil instead.

7 - Hop in shower wash with Hugo Boss shower gel

8- Dry thoroughly and apply Lanes Witch Hazel with Tea Tree on scalp followed by Hugo Boss shaving balm.

9 - Use aftershave on face followed by Hugo Boss shaving balm.

10 - Get dressed have breakfast drop kids off to school and go to work.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: WannaBePadre on September 26, 2007, 02:26:33 PM
(1) Hot water on head in shower.
(2) Scrub with HeadShed or other scrub.
(3) Rinse. Apply HeadSlick.
(4) Shave against the grain and with the grain using HeadBlade Sport & HB Triple blades.
(5) Scrub again with HeadShed. Rinse.
(6) Go back and re-shave any missed spots from multiple angles.
(7) Rinse. Finish shower.
(8) Dry off ... but leave head to air-dry.
(9) Apply Bump Fighter Tea Tree Oil and/or HeadShade.
(A) Get dressed.
(B) Apply HeadLube.
(C) Go to chapel for Morning Prayer.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MLNHD on September 26, 2007, 03:40:40 PM
In previous posts I've confessed to using the Norelco to achieve slyness.  However, even with twice daily shaves, it never results in the enviable smoooooth of a blade shave.  My trepidation with blade shaving came from early experiences with the HB that resulted in some nicks & irritation of some small, flat, flesh-colored moles on my pate.  Even when I didn't draw blood, they would redden and become more noticable.  But I never completely gave up on the blade, and as I've used the HB more over the past month, I've become more proficient and had less irritation.  What I've found works best for me is King Of Shaves Alpha Oil alone, and the HB, and lately, as recently as this morning, I got a perfect, comfortable, no-nick, no-rash shave.  Ahhhh.  It's good. 

MLNHD 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: xnewyawka on September 26, 2007, 03:47:41 PM
But I never completely gave up on the blade, and as I've used the HB more over the past month, I've become more proficient and had less irritation.  What I've found works best for me is King Of Shaves Alpha Oil alone, and the HB, and lately, as recently as this morning, I got a perfect, comfortable, no-nick, no-rash shave.  Ahhhh.  It's good. 

MLNHD 

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!   Glad to hear it's working well for you MLN, and as I've posted in other threads, it takes some patience and time, but it's well worth it. The KoS oil works great and I usually alternate it with the Headslick.
Nice to be smooth and sly, huh?     O0


Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MLNHD on September 26, 2007, 04:10:47 PM
Yeah, Xnew, the KoS oil is great.  Initially, it's surprising just how little of the stuff you need.  The first time I used it alone, I didn't expect it to work at all.  The key, though, as you know, is to keep applying water.  That makes the oil really slippery and results in nice blade glide.  I haven't figured out why it works better than foam or gel for me, but I'm happy to have found it works well.  Amazingly cheap and long-lasting. 

Best,

MLNHD
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: shakf on September 27, 2007, 03:55:59 AM
Wow I used the HeadSlick this morning and was really surprised as to how little needs to be applied and how smooth it glides on the noggin. I also used the HB Sport but found doing the back very difficult so had to resort to using my Quattro.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on September 27, 2007, 04:20:57 AM
Wow I used the HeadSlick this morning and was really surprised as to how little needs to be applied and how smooth it glides on the noggin. I also used the HB Sport but found doing the back very difficult so had to resort to using my Quattro.

Yeah, that HeadSlick is awesome shakf.   As for shaving the back of the noggin.  Be patient and stick with it and it will come.  When I first started witht he HB I almost gave up because of nicks.  Now it goes so quickly I can't believe it.  It just takes some getting used to.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: JDog on September 27, 2007, 04:26:43 AM
Wow I used the HeadSlick this morning and was really surprised as to how little needs to be applied and how smooth it glides on the noggin. I also used the HB Sport but found doing the back very difficult so had to resort to using my Quattro.

I have found that a dime sized portion into a shave mug and whipped into a lather with a brush works so well with Headslick.

MLNHD, great to hear you are able to experience the joy of blade shaving without the irritation. As you do it more and more, your scalp will get used to it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: baldntat05 on October 07, 2007, 08:32:07 PM
Morning Shave:  (Wait about 15 minutes after waking to start)
1.  In the shower
2.  Saturate scalp with warm/hot water to soften stubble
3.  Lather up with Nivea for men gel
4.  Shave against the grain with Fusion
5.  Rinse
6.  Wash scalp with washcloth
7.  Relather and get any left over stubble
8.  Wash scalp with washcloth
9.  Cold water splash and it dries to the shine you see in the picture.

Evening Shave:
Same except at sink.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: KALBO on October 10, 2007, 01:47:42 PM
In the shower with warm water...

Apply HeadShed
Exfoliate for 20-30 seconds
Rinse
Apply HeadSlick
Shave with HeadBlade Sport against the grain
Rinse
Apply Target Apricot Facial Scrub
Exfoliate for 20-30 Seconds
Rinse
Rinse again with cold water
Apply ClearHead
Apply HeadLube(Matte)

No...I'm not a HeadBlader, am I? O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: -Doug- on October 10, 2007, 02:04:51 PM
As of right now... (I am still perfecting my technique and product usage)

Warm shower
Shave the face in the shower (Power Fusion)
Apply HeadShed or Target Apricot Scrub
Rinse

(At the sink)
Apply KoS Shave Oil
Apply HeadSlick
Shave with HeadBlade Sport with the grain and then against the grain
Get the spots I missed!!
Rinse with cold water
Apply ClearHead
Rub the dome with an ice cube
Apply HeadLube - Matte
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Stevo on October 27, 2007, 06:35:18 PM
I have a poor man's routine, since I really am a poor man.  I time my shaves to coincide with the nights when I actually am able to go out somewhere, or about every 3-4 days.  I shave in the shower, which is a bit akward because I'm a big man in a small shower, but I think it's better than the sink.  I use edge Gel and a HeadBlade Classic with a cheap blade, using the same blade for face and head.  I cut up behind my ears and near my neck before rotating the blade from Face to Head mode, then go front to back.  I'm still working on my right hand coordination (I'm a lefty) but I'm getting better.  I go back over whatever spots I can tell I've missed, then give myself a good rinsing.  I get out of the shower, dry off, and feel around for any spots that seem to always pop up after drying off, which I take care of with my Norelco.  I trim up the goatee with my old Wahl Groomsman if it's long, and lately I've been using a little bit of the lotion that I bought to counteract my dry elbows.  That's about it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jasonfieber on October 28, 2007, 06:27:19 PM
I don't have much hair on my face or head left, as I've been receiving laser hair removal treatments for the past few months.

What I do now is the same as I've been doin for a couple years now, I've perfected it for me.

I shave my face with an electric Braun shaver, for some reason a blade cuts my chin up like crazy. For the head I do it in the shower, I let it soak in warm water for about 30 seconds, I then put on about 6 drops of King of Shaves mentholated shave oil. After rubbing that in I use HeadBlade shaving cream (mentholated as well), after that concoction has been rubbed in I use a Mach III turbo blade against the grain, and pass the top, then the sides, then the back. I re-wet the head and go back over areas I can still feel with my hand.

I've got 2 more laser hair removal treatments to go, then after that it'll just be weekly touch ups, if that.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tomgallagher on October 28, 2007, 07:40:05 PM
Those laser treatments starting to pay off Jason.?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jasonfieber on October 28, 2007, 08:27:33 PM
So far, so good. I think it's the best decision I've ever made. The only way I would regret it is if they came up with some magic pill that could re-grow a full head of hair. But even then, I really do enjoy being bald. I've gotten completely used to it.

The treatments hurt alot more than I thought they would...I liken it to constant burn sensations across my face and head when I get the treatments done..but they only last half an hour or so.

I definitely endorse it though.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Ricky on November 05, 2007, 04:52:58 AM
Hi Guys 2 questions I have never shaved in the shower how much better is it???? I think i need to get hold of a mist free mirror first.. and also what is the headshed like???... used the headslick and the headbalde sport for the first time on saturday and it was brilliant ... so was wondering what the headshed was like????

Thank you in advance guys
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: WannaBePadre on November 05, 2007, 09:56:01 AM
20 years ago, a friend saw me using a mirror to put in my contacts ... and said, "Don't you know where your eye is? It's not going anywhere!"

In that same spirit, when I shave in the shower, I usually know where my head is. With a HeadBlade, I can be assured the blade is pointing a certain way. I suppose with a regular blade and handle it might be more difficult to know the position and angle of the blade.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: -Doug- on November 05, 2007, 10:11:49 AM
I agree with WannaBePadre on the no mirror thing. The HB makes it easy to tell the angle of the blade in relation to your head. I'd also add that shaving in the shower is faster. This morning I ended up shaving at the sink and it took quite a bit longer than it does in the shower. Also, the steam from the shower really helps to open up the pores. Finally, it is much easier to rinse the blade under the shower head as opposed to doing it at the sink. Just my opinion.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on November 05, 2007, 10:16:15 AM
Ricky, I think shaving in the shower allows your hair to soften up more before shaving.  HeadShed will help do this as well.  I use it and it really does help get a smoother shave. 

As for the mirror, you can learn to shave without one, but I still have one in my shower so that I can do a visual before getting out.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: marty22 on November 05, 2007, 03:38:18 PM
Re Laser: They hurt for 5-7 days and can be pretty red. yes they are painful and worth it. No pain no gain.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Alexander215 on November 05, 2007, 03:48:11 PM
I have a poor man's routine, since I really am a poor man.  I time my shaves to coincide with the nights when I actually am able to go out somewhere, or about every 3-4 days.  I shave in the shower, which is a bit akward because I'm a big man in a small shower, but I think it's better than the sink.  I use edge Gel and a HeadBlade Classic with a cheap blade, using the same blade for face and head.  I cut up behind my ears and near my neck before rotating the blade from Face to Head mode, then go front to back.  I'm still working on my right hand coordination (I'm a lefty) but I'm getting better.  I go back over whatever spots I can tell I've missed, then give myself a good rinsing.  I get out of the shower, dry off, and feel around for any spots that seem to always pop up after drying off, which I take care of with my Norelco.  I trim up the goatee with my old Wahl Groomsman if it's long, and lately I've been using a little bit of the lotion that I bought to counteract my dry elbows.  That's about it.

I shave my face with my HB too.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: WannaBePadre on November 05, 2007, 07:11:02 PM
shdwwlk --

When you shave your face, do you flip the blade around on the HeadBlade?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Rob on November 11, 2007, 06:12:22 AM
My routine

Douse head with hot water, either splashed on or in the shower

Put  a little shaving gel or foam on head and face.

Shave face, then wash off foam from head without shaving it (this gets scalp nice and soft)

re-apply foam to head and shave using long stokes against the grain, using plenty of water.  Always good to keep the blade wet so it glides smooth over head.  I generally shave the whole of the top of my head in seven or eight strokes then go over it in all directions until there's no stubble left whatsoever.

I always shave the back and sides last as these are the areas where the hair grows thickest and needs longer time 'under the foam' to soften up.

after I've shaved I wash head in hot water then in cold, then apply cream, either aftershave balm, or, more often just sun cream, which seems to suit my head really well.  the sun cream also helps give me the slick shine I love to have. I hate a dull dome! 8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Nick912 on November 12, 2007, 05:20:34 PM
Ok I have been sly for 3 days now! Booyah!

Here is my routine based on all the great help on this board.

1. Before bed Hot shower soaking head for about 5 minutes while cleaning the rest of the body.

2. Use St Ives scrub on the head and face.

3. Use KOS Alpha gel or HeadSlick applied with a shave brush

4. Let mixture sit on head for a minute.

5. Shave with the grain for first pass with Mach III.

6. Get out of the shower and stick head back in and rinse with ice cold water for about a minute.(this is really brutal)

7. Run a ice cube over the dome and pat dry.

8. Use Witch Hazel all over head and neck.

9. Rub cold Aloe from the fridge on melon.

10. Apply headlube glossy and hit the bed.

11. In the morning touch up with electric( no time to re shave) and use more headlube and SPF 15.

So far this is working pretty good. I do have some bumps on the sides of my head. Im sure its because of I just started using a razor and not clipper.

Is there anything else I could be doing?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Stevo on November 12, 2007, 05:41:58 PM
I have a poor man's routine, since I really am a poor man.  I time my shaves to coincide with the nights when I actually am able to go out somewhere, or about every 3-4 days.  I shave in the shower, which is a bit akward because I'm a big man in a small shower, but I think it's better than the sink.  I use edge Gel and a HeadBlade Classic with a cheap blade, using the same blade for face and head.  I cut up behind my ears and near my neck before rotating the blade from Face to Head mode, then go front to back.  I'm still working on my right hand coordination (I'm a lefty) but I'm getting better.  I go back over whatever spots I can tell I've missed, then give myself a good rinsing.  I get out of the shower, dry off, and feel around for any spots that seem to always pop up after drying off, which I take care of with my Norelco.  I trim up the goatee with my old Wahl Groomsman if it's long, and lately I've been using a little bit of the lotion that I bought to counteract my dry elbows.  That's about it.

I shave my face with my HB too.

I actually need to amend my routine, I've gone back to using a seperate razor for my face, the HB just wasn't doing the job good enough.  Also I've gone back to using Sensor Excel blades instead of the cheap three-blades, but I did make the mistake of going with cheap shaving gel, it just doesn't feel right.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Marz on November 12, 2007, 05:56:33 PM
Ok I have been sly for 3 days now! Booyah!

Here is my routine based on all the great help on this board.

1. Before bed Hot shower soaking head for about 5 minutes while cleaning the rest of the body.

2. Use St Ives scrub on the head and face.

3. Use KOS Alpha gel or HeadSlick applied with a shave brush

4. Let mixture sit on head for a minute.

5. Shave with the grain for first pass with Mach III.

6. Get out of the shower and stick head back in and rinse with ice cold water for about a minute.(this is really brutal)

7. Run a ice cube over the dome and pat dry.

8. Use Witch Hazel all over head and neck.

9. Rub cold Aloe from the fridge on melon.

10. Apply headlube glossy and hit the bed.

11. In the morning touch up with electric( no time to re shave) and use more headlube and SPF 15.

So far this is working pretty good. I do have some bumps on the sides of my head. Im sure its because of I just started using a razor and not clipper.

Is there anything else I could be doing?

Sounds like a pretty good routine.

I usually have more irritation if I exfoliate too often (St. Ives scrub) I usually do this once or twice a week.

Personally my routine is much simpler but I have been shaving my head for a long time so its pretty used to it.

I am sure the bumps will go away in time.  Keep up the good work and stay sly!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Alexander215 on November 12, 2007, 08:26:23 PM
Ok I have been sly for 3 days now! Booyah!

Here is my routine based on all the great help on this board.

1. Before bed Hot shower soaking head for about 5 minutes while cleaning the rest of the body.

2. Use St Ives scrub on the head and face.

3. Use KOS Alpha gel or HeadSlick applied with a shave brush

4. Let mixture sit on head for a minute.

5. Shave with the grain for first pass with Mach III.

6. Get out of the shower and stick head back in and rinse with ice cold water for about a minute.(this is really brutal)

7. Run a ice cube over the dome and pat dry.

8. Use Witch Hazel all over head and neck.

9. Rub cold Aloe from the fridge on melon.

10. Apply headlube glossy and hit the bed.

11. In the morning touch up with electric( no time to re shave) and use more headlube and SPF 15.

So far this is working pretty good. I do have some bumps on the sides of my head. Im sure its because of I just started using a razor and not clipper.

Is there anything else I could be doing?

Sounds like a pretty good routine.

I usually have more irritation if I exfoliate too often (St. Ives scrub) I usually do this once or twice a week.

Personally my routine is much simpler but I have been shaving my head for a long time so its pretty used to it.

I am sure the bumps will go away in time.  Keep up the good work and stay sly!

St Ives is gross bro, just look at the ingredients. Get yourself a loofa [theyre cheap] and thats all you need to ex foliate!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Rob on November 13, 2007, 07:44:56 AM
its just a matter of time before those razor bumps go.  I always find the best things is: keep your head wet, always use warm water before you shave, and don't press down too hard.  It's a temptation at first to press down in the belief that you'll shave closer, but all you'll end up doing is nicking the melon.  Keep it sly, bro. 8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on November 13, 2007, 02:04:21 PM
I'm still "working on my routine" but I ran across the following on the internet on a "face shaving techniques" that confirmed my one month Sly observation that I get a much closer long lasting smooth head shave after working out than I do hopping out of bed, into the shower and shaving.  I didn't think I was crazy.  The skin cleaning information confirms what many have reported here and I have experienced too, although I use a loofa sponge pad to exfoliate daily with my shower soap rather than a prepared scrub with the little beads or sand bits.

The information is:

Before you Shave: Waking up the skin
When you first wake up in the morning, your skin tends to be puffy and swollen. If you shave in the mornings, wait until at least 20 minutes after you have woken up before you begin your shave to let the puffiness go down. When your skin has reached its normal tautness, the hairs will be closer to the surface and easier to shave.

Pre-Shave Cleansing
Some skin care experts recommend cleansing your face with a facial soap before shaving to help remove dead skin and excess dirt and oil, thus freeing up any ingrown hairs and preventing the clogging of your razor. If you do cleanse your face before shaving, don't just wash with ordinary soap, as it will dry your skin. Use warm water and a facial soap or cleansing scrub designed for men's skin.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Iceman on December 05, 2007, 02:48:59 AM
Still learning the wonderful world of shaving, but so far I have had considerable success with Gillette Fusion.  However, i find the blades dulling pretty quickly after only two shaves.  I've been really tempted to try the "headblade" though.  It seems to be pretty effective from what I have read on this site.     
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on December 07, 2007, 01:28:32 PM
Well today is three months from beginning my journey to Sly by going to the Buzz and 8 weeks from Sly itself.  I feel that I now have tried enough different methods, tools, gels and balms to set down my shaving routine. 

Tools-Fusion Power, I’ve tried Atra power, and Headblade dual blade, but nothing works for me like Fusion Power, and a Loofa sponge pad.

Gel/Foam: I’ve tried two or three gels, Shaving Secret oil, and Headslick, and finally settled on Headslick, preceeded by Shaving Secret, preceeded by Cuticura Soap & water.

Balms: 10% Benzoyl Peroxide after a hot then cold rinse, then Nivea Shaving Balm, and finally topped off w/ Nivea Skin Moisturizer w/ SPF factor. 

Method:  After gym--I need an hour or more for the skin to thin out in the morning--shower.  While showering I use bath soap & the loofa to defoliate scalp and beard making sure to “go against the grain.”  Then after the final rinse, ring out the wash cloth and soak in straight hot water, ring out put it on my head and very briefly let the straight hot water hit the cloth.

After drying off, I remove the wash cloth and first soap up w/ Cuticura Soap, an antibacterial soap that is otherwise mild and made for skin problems.  I then put 4-5 drops of Shaving Secret on my head and massage it in until it takes the “foam lather” out of the Cuticura soaping.  Finally I apply about ½ teaspoon of Headslick and work up a lather adding hot water by wetting my hand until I have a pretty good lather on my head and beard. 

One thing eight weeks has taught me is the layout of my hair, grain, problem areas, etc.  I think that everyone who decides to  try this out needs to accept that it will be a learning process, and a big part of that is learning your head, the direction of the grain of the hair and where, for whatever reason, there are problems achieving a perfect smooth result.  I'm still learning but I'm pretty close to understanding my scalp--I almost said head, but that would have been setting myself up for a lot of potential puns from you guys.

First I take the powered up Fusion to my face, then starting w/ the “runway” where the hair is most sparce, I go from my forehead to the nape of my neck, cleaning the blade after each pass, and overlapping each lap.  Then I shave against the grain from the nape of the neck forward, again w/ rinses between each pass.  Now all that is left is the sides, first I shave forward and backward around the ears, directing the blade as a radius of the ear canal.  Then using the trim blade on the Fusion I clean up in front and above the ears.  Next I work on the spot of hair that remains in the hole in back, and since it grows in all directions, it requires several passes.  After that I clean up the sides, in two directions.  Then rinse w/ clean water and check for stray areas, and clean them up, wash yet again w/ Cuticura and rinse, first hot then cold, and towel dry.  Apply the Benzoyl Peroxide to prevent red spots and bumps, and when that’s dry I finish off w/ the Shaving Balm.  SMOOTH AS A BABY”S BUTT every time.  After breakfast, I clean up any small errors w/ Shaving Secret and top the work off w/ the Moisturizer, and I’m good to go.  It’s at least 8 to 10 hours before even the feel of 000 sandpaper.

As usual this is too long, but my sincere thanks to all the other posts on this subject for the ideas that ultimately gave me this way to a great shave and perfectly Sly for HOURS.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: dynrat on December 29, 2007, 09:18:13 PM
Mine is nowhere near as refined as some here.

I shave mine in the shower to avoid the inevitable nagging from the wife about the mess if I shave at the sink. 

1. Wash the dome with Dove bar soap.
2. Use HeadSlick shave lotion and lather up well.
3. Use HeadBlade and shave front to back (with the grain).
4. Use HeadBlade and shave from the edge of the hair on all sides up toward the crown (against the grain).
5. Rinse well to make sure all of the stubble and lotion are off the scalp.
6. Let the scalp air dry after the shower.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Timmay on December 29, 2007, 09:44:39 PM
dynrat....your routine is similar to mine...but here is what you need to add....just two simple little steps.  rinse with cold water or do the ice cube treatment after you shave and rinse..once head is dry...rub in some natural aloe vera gel .....just give head a nice glo and keeps it smooth for your long day at work.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: dynrat on January 02, 2008, 09:38:19 AM
I give that a shot Timm thanks!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Stu on January 02, 2008, 12:56:50 PM
Hey, dynrat, get out of my bathroom!  You sound like you've been watching me and copying my routine, even down to the Dove soap.   ;D  Just kidding man; welcome to SBG.  Kick back and stay awhile.

Mine is nowhere near as refined as some here.

I shave mine in the shower to avoid the inevitable nagging from the wife about the mess if I shave at the sink. 

1. Wash the dome with Dove bar soap.
2. Use HeadSlick shave lotion and lather up well.
3. Use HeadBlade and shave front to back (with the grain).
4. Use HeadBlade and shave from the edge of the hair on all sides up toward the crown (against the grain).
5. Rinse well to make sure all of the stubble and lotion are off the scalp.
6. Let the scalp air dry after the shower.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: 440satellite on January 02, 2008, 07:55:05 PM
I may catch a rash of crap for this since I complained about the routines while fence sitting but what the heck.  And yes, it did only add between 5-8 minutes to the morning like you all said.  Cutting your own hair since 14 helps you know your head and it's grain perfectly though.

- feed the dog, do all that good morning stuff prior to hitting the shower to let the puff outta the dome
- shampoo
- lather with conditioner and let it soak while I take care of everything else
- rinse with hot water
- slime up with Headslick
- all against the grain twice with the HB sport and triple blade
- rinse
- rinse with ice cold water (have spring fed well water so it's plenty cold)
- coat with my patented 50/50 vitamin E sensitive skin lotion and pure aloe gel
- done

Some how you guys sucked me in and I'm starting to sound just like the rest of you.  :D

Couple mornings ago I dubbed the ice cold rinse my "daily affirmation" to being sly since it really sucks.  But the positive comments have been worth it, especially the ones I've gotten from the ladies.  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PigPen on January 04, 2008, 07:19:11 AM
Congrats 440!!! Glad to hear it!!!

This is another one for the fence sitters to read.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Bald_Okie on January 04, 2008, 02:47:36 PM
I go to the gym in the morning mainly because I like the long hot shower. So after my workout  !i#t I:

-  rub head to toe with a moisturizer and sit in the steam room for 10 minutes
- scrub my face and scalp with an exfoliate
- shave with a bic razor and gillette gel
- take my shower
- moisturize again
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: rickybobby on January 17, 2008, 10:13:20 PM
1st off i shave head in shower.....i stand under the hot water for a while to loosen up the hair and git it soft. then i wash with whatever shampoo i got. then i use shave secret shave oil(wal mart $3.50) about 5 drops. then i shave against the grain with headblade w/sensor blades. After using the "feel" method to make sure there's no rough spots on my head i do a quick rinse. apply a few more drops of shave oil do a once over w/ HB then done...now the fun part . I turn the water to ice cold and dunk my dome under the cold water. Its refreshing and makes yer head feel extra smoooth!...for after shave i use gillette after shave series gel(bright blue stuff)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: slickmick on February 27, 2008, 08:11:45 PM
Definately a shower shaver.  First I hit the face in front of the mirror, then I hop in the shower and scrub my scalp with a shower puff for like 30 seconds.  Blade is nothing too fancy (Schick Quattro refillable), neither is cream (whatever Edge Gel was most recently on sale).  I go AGAINST THE GRAIN (only way to rock the baby butt smoothness), starting above the right ear and ending above the left (when all is said and done).  I rarely nick, but I have cut my ear on several occaisions over the past twelve years, and God knows, they bleed for like 48 hours! (after which you need to wear a Band-Aid and explain the situation to your coworkers)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: hawkerhino on March 09, 2008, 08:54:59 PM
Well lets see, start off most times by a good head scrub in shower. then lather up with brush, shave front to back, relather, shave back to front. then back in shower to wash head one more time with wife's face wash. then cold water as i can stand for minute or so. then some good lotion and off to sack. o as of winter i shave every other night. going to have to start on every morning before long tho.

just my 2 cents worth.
 :D
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Prey521 on March 10, 2008, 03:33:56 AM
Shower shaver here as well.

-Let the hot water run for a few minutes

-While water is running, get my tools together (HB Sport with Personna TriFlexx blades, Nuetrogena Razor Defense Gel, St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Fusion razor)

-Run hair under hot water while I wash my face (Neutrogena Faily Face Wash) and brush my teeth

-Lightly scrub with St. Ives Apricot for about a minute and then wash off

-Lather up the shaving gel and spread it all over my noggin

- Bathe the bod while the gel settles into hair for a few minutes

-Take the HB Sport, rinse it out and go with the grain all around

-Lather up again with gel and take the Fusion against the grain all around

-Wash off all of the lather and leave head under the running hot water while taking the Fusion on side to side strokes on top of head and back to front stroke on side of head.  Go side to side on back of head as well, but only near the top, not at the bottom back of the neck.

-Perform a stubble feel and knock out any rough patches

-Set the shower to arctic cold and let it run over my noggin for about a minute, or prior to complete brain freeze, which ever comes first

-Get out of the shower and pat the noggin dry and treat back of neck and temple area with Bump Patrol

-After waking up from the pass out of Bump Patrol, get dressed while it dries and cools down

-Spread Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer all over noggin

-Spray my HB Sport blade and Fusion blade with Andis Cool Care Spray and put them away

-Grab my daughter, let her kiss the now silky smooth scalp and go on with my day  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mw.pruett on March 14, 2008, 02:36:04 AM
Well, this is what I do.  I don't know why I do this but it works./'

I lather up, and use a Mach 3 Gillette blade.
After shaving it all off I use Clean and Clear face wash on my head because it work wonder on my face when I had bad acne.
While scrubbing my head with my bare hand I'll feel rough spots that I missed and go over them with my razor using the face wash as lather, and keep feeling all around my head.
Afterwards I splash on aftershave.   :XX
Then after the after shave dries I apply moisturizer.

Throught out the rest of the day, If I feel like bumps are about to come up I just throw more after shave on and it doesnt seem to bother me.  But if I don't pay attention I will get some damn razor bumps.
Title: Re: Taking care of acne
Post by: StogieStang on March 26, 2008, 02:27:07 AM
I've been getting some acne on my head when I shave.  I purchased a huge bottle of rubbing alcohol and when I jump in the shower I rub it all over my head and pour it over my head blade razor.  Then I rinse off my scalp and wash with headblade head wash.  After doing this for a week I have ZERO acne.  There must have been bacteria on my scalp or razor causing blemishes when I shaved. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldInKC on April 02, 2008, 12:25:35 PM
I'm a shower shaver.  My current routine is:

1) Use warm water (would rather use hot, but I run out of hot water before I'm finished--should be better during the summer)
2) Wash/exfoliate my dome with Clean&Clear deep action exfoliating scrub
3) Apply Gillette ultra comfort gel to head and face
4) Shave face first (with grain) with Mach 3 razor
5) Shave melon against the grain, starting with the top front to back. (same razor)
6) Use the "feel" method to find spots I missed or didn't get as close.
7) After toweling off I apply Gold Bond shea butter moisturizer to my dome

I will definitely be changing my routine and trying new things, so I'll post again once I've settled down on what works best for me.  I just ordered supplies from Bald Guyz, so I'll be using their products.

Questions:

1) I cannot seem to get a very close shave on the side of my head above and behind my ears.  Is it perhaps simply an issue with finding the right direction to shave it?
2) What would be the optimal number of times to use a razor before it's too dull?  My hair is fairly thin on top but thick on the sides and back.  I've been shaving every other day, but may end up going to every day.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: warhawk on April 02, 2008, 12:39:44 PM
baldinkc:  there R certain parts of my dome that i can't seem 2 get close as well.  in those areas...i go against the grain, with the grain, and side2side, and everywhere else until it gets smooooth.  many of us here, also have the same problem on certain parts of their dome.

as far as razor longevity, well that really depends on each individual.  for example, i am an avid fusion (manual) user  and i can only get around 5-6 shaves on it.  i am daily headshaver.  some guys can make their razor last for 2 weeks or more.  it really depends on the person.  your dome will tell ya if U need 2 change razors because after the 6th headshave on my fusion that's it 4 me.  keep us posted on everything and feel free 2 ask questions.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: maduro on April 02, 2008, 04:20:15 PM
Baldntat05 that's one smooth dome!  Best I've seen on the site - no?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: buddha on April 02, 2008, 09:01:32 PM
I usually try to shave my dome while in the shower. I'll wash my head first with Ivory just to degrease, then a small amount (less than dime size) of Equate Refreshing Apricot Scrub to get the dead skin and crud off. The Equate is Wally's version of the St. Ives, about half the cost and just as good. Then the HeadSlick. I put the shave cream on with the left hand and shave with the right. I don't rinse the left. As I shave I continually keep working the lather on my head even on the spots that are already shaved. That menthol feels great on smooth skin and by continually working the lather I find spots that I need to go over. I've been rinsing with warm water but after reading some of these posts I think I'm gonna try a cold water rinse. After the shower just a pat dry and then I have a Tea Tree Oil Anti-Bump Spray that I got from Walgreen's that I spray on damp skin and then rub in 'til it's dry. The tea tree oil is a natural astringent which will stop blood flow from any small nicks I happen to inflict, although my HeadBlade Sport limits those. It also quickly takes away any irritation. I might do some touch up around the ears with my Sensor while I'm shaving my face. I used to do the dome with the Sensor but with the HeadBlade I can shave with my eyes closed and often do. After my head is dry I use HeadLube Glossy because I want people to notice this noggin!  :popo
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: parksie on April 10, 2008, 09:49:40 PM
My routine is pretty simple I jump in the shower let the hot water run over my head for a few minutes wash up scrub the head with some axe shower scrub it works pretty good get all cleaned up then get out of the shower.  I just started using that MooreUnique hydroglide stuff today spray that on first and then get my shaving gel out the aveeno positively smooth shaving gel lather up my face and head both.  Then I just shave my face first then the dome!  I cant shave everyday because I get to much irritation, so I shave every two or three days. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: bludger44 on April 16, 2008, 06:56:22 AM
Just sharing my routine:

1) Hop in the shower and soak my head in hot water
2) Wash my head with Ceptaphil antibacterial bar soap
3) Use some conditioner to soften up the hairs
4) Soak for a couple more minutes under the shower
5) Hop out and throw on some KOS Antibacterial Gel
6) Head Blade to do the dirty work
7) Hop back in the shower and wash my head again with the bar soap
8) Cold water rinse
9) Aftershave with Gillette aftershave gel and then moisturize with Cetaphil facial lotion

I'm a new head shaver, so I'm still working on getting that perfect shave. I feel like I'm always missing some spots. But so far I love it!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: warhawk on April 16, 2008, 07:53:49 AM
buddha, parksie, bludger:  nice routine fellas... hope U guys stick around & be an active member of the best site on the internet.  the sly fraternity is growing. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: parksie on April 16, 2008, 02:40:54 PM
Thanks Warhawk I for sure am going to stick around this site. It's awsome!!  O0

I already changed my routine since my last post from a couple days ago lol.  Here is what i did last night.

1.  Jumped in the shower got the water pretty warm let it run over my head and the rest... for about 5 minutes.
2.  Grabbed the St Ives Apricot Scrub Blackhead and Blemish Control rubbed that on the dome and face let it set for about a minute or two Then rinsed it off.
3.  Got out of the shower Grabbed the Shave secret that i picked up from Walmart.  9 drops for the head and face.
4.  Tried a new shaving cream Barbasol Ultra shave cream $1.62 at walmart put that on top of the shave secret.
5.  Grabbed the headblade.  Did something i wasnt sure if i was going to regret or not *switched to the atra blade and adapter* I normally use the sensor adapter with the headblade, but that may change.  O0
6. Shaved the face with the sensor excel
7. Then started to shave my dome it took me about 10 minutes
8. Jumped back in the shower Grabbed the axe body scrub purifying (this stuff supposedly has tea tree oil in) washed the head face... and everything else. Jumped out dried off.

Sorry for the long rant lol but last night was one of the best shaves I have ever got.  1 small cut and that was all
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: StumpyDave on April 19, 2008, 04:05:34 AM
Maybe I haven't looked hard enough in England, but there seems to be a lot of head care products in the States that aren't available here.
I wash face and head with whatever soap product is available.
I then use a generic shaving gel on face and head.  Nivea Sensitive is good, but I'm on Gillette sensitive gel at the moment as there was no Nivea last time.
I use whatever razor I've currently got - WIlkinson Sword Xtreme3 at the moment but just as likely to be a Gillette something or other.
Use the mirror to do the tricky bits round my chin and neck and then by feel I work my way round me head from bottom upwards .  Lots of feeling to make sure I haven't missed any bits.
Then into the shower and rinse everything off.

I'm definitely guilty of using a blade far beyond it's best.  I guess I'm just tight.
It's a basic routine but has worked for me for years.  I'm going to search the men's toiletries shelves though to see if I can find of the lotions and potions you guys rave about.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sgt. Pate on April 19, 2008, 01:13:38 PM
You know you've reached "Ultimate SLYness" when reading a thread like this makes you want to immediately go shave your head again!  :*))

Be back in a few...
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: skinhead002 on April 19, 2008, 02:54:15 PM
Amen to that Sgt!  This bald man is getting ready for daily shave two and back to being one mirror slick skinhead!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Gump on April 20, 2008, 09:55:36 AM
Routine (so far)

- Hot shower.  Rinse face & dome for a minute
- St Ive's Apricot Scrub on Face & Dome in shower
- Shave at sink: Manual Fusion and headslick.  First face then dome.
-1st pass with grain.  Second pass against (I re-apply headslick if needed for 2nd pass).
- Feel for missed spots and go over
- Quick warm rinse.  Then apply witch hazel over face & dome
- Cold rinse over face & dome
- Moisterizer for face
- Aloe Vera gel for head.

So far so good.  I'm going to get some moisterizer with sunscreen now that it is getting warm out. SPF 30 or better.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: bludger44 on April 20, 2008, 06:09:01 PM
I just added Matte to Men to the final step of my routine as my moisturizer. The stuff is great
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Randolph on May 02, 2008, 11:24:18 PM
i just shaved my head for the first time so this is what i did. i just washed my hair cut it with a hair clipper then went with a shaving foam and took a razor and went from front to back to get it all off. then i put some lotion on my head and now it feels nice a smooth.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: shakf on May 03, 2008, 04:27:35 AM
Welcome fella! Have you posted up on the intro's? If not get it done so we can give you a proper heads up.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on May 20, 2008, 01:27:35 PM
How you guys doing? I'm relatively new to head shaving, but I'll post up my routine anyway.

- Hot shower to wash my head and soften up the hairs
- Lather up (KOS or Edge Pro Gel)
- Start doing the dirty work (HeadBlade Sport with Sensor Blades)
- Back in the shower to rewash the dome and then the rest of me
- Cold rinse of the head and occasionally running an ice cube over my head
- Some after shave followed by some Matte for Men
- Good to go!

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TheTrucker on May 20, 2008, 01:48:49 PM
Lather, rinse, repeat.

Oh wait, that's not it!


1. Lots of hot water for a couple of minutes.

2. Proraso preshave cream

3a. If not using Head Slick, gather plenty of good quality shaving soap on pre-soaked (in hot water) badger bristle brush, whip  into a good lather in pre-warmed ceramic lathering bowl.

Use brush to apply lather to area to be shaved using a good circular motion. This not only applies lather but also exfoliates.

3 b. If using Head Slick, allow pre-shave cream to sit for a minute or so to help soften stubble and condition the skin and then apply cream.

4. Shave.

5. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.

6. Apply aftershave or conditioning lotion as desired.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: yak on May 21, 2008, 12:22:30 PM
I shave every morning.. Front to back then bottom to top.  I have the headblade classic and sport (1 for traveling and 1 for home)  I like them both.  I use Edge gel and finish the ears with a gillette disposable.

I tried the baby oil this week for the first time, it worked pretty good (as good as the gel, i think) but clogged the razor (i'll try less tomorrow)



Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Nick912 on May 21, 2008, 02:09:08 PM
Lather, rinse, repeat.

Oh wait, that's not it!


1. Lots of hot water for a couple of minutes.

2. Proraso preshave cream

3a. If not using Head Slick, gather plenty of good quality shaving soap on pre-soaked (in hot water) badger bristle brush, whip  into a good lather in pre-warmed ceramic lathering bowl.

Use brush to apply lather to area to be shaved using a good circular motion. This not only applies lather but also exfoliates.

3 b. If using Head Slick, allow pre-shave cream to sit for a minute or so to help soften stubble and condition the skin and then apply cream.

4. Shave.

5. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.

6. Apply aftershave or conditioning lotion as desired.

I love Proraso. I also like their pre-post stuff
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TheTrucker on May 21, 2008, 02:47:10 PM
Lather, rinse, repeat.

Oh wait, that's not it!


1. Lots of hot water for a couple of minutes.

2. Proraso preshave cream

3a. If not using Head Slick, gather plenty of good quality shaving soap on pre-soaked (in hot water) badger bristle brush, whip  into a good lather in pre-warmed ceramic lathering bowl.

Use brush to apply lather to area to be shaved using a good circular motion. This not only applies lather but also exfoliates.

3 b. If using Head Slick, allow pre-shave cream to sit for a minute or so to help soften stubble and condition the skin and then apply cream.

4. Shave.

5. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.

6. Apply aftershave or conditioning lotion as desired.

I love Proraso. I also like their pre-post stuff

Yeah it's good stuff.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Pshrynk on May 22, 2008, 09:12:20 AM
I usually shave with the Fusion vibraty shaver not worrying about the tender bits around the ears or around the bumps on my head and then go over again with a Panasonic Pro-Curve Wet/Dry

The Panasonic is amazing and often I will just use the Panasonic and skip the blade... it's that good.   

I usually just use whatever oil or gel thats laying around the shower.

http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/shop/Personal-Healthcare/Men-s-Shavers.list.75125_11002_7000000000000005702
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Timmay on May 22, 2008, 12:52:24 PM
I get out of bed....scratch my ass a few times on my way to the bathroom.  Raise the lid if I remember...stand there and yawn and stretch as Pete does his business...raise foot up to flush toilet...reach in shower turn on hot water....wait a few minutes..turn on cold water.  Jump in , close shower curtains.  Hop around in shower because standing water in teh bottom is hot because i let the hot water run too long...Get comfy under the shower spray.  Let it run down on my noggin.  use what ever masculine body soap that is closest...wash body, apply headslick, use headblade, rinse , turn off hot water ....rinse with cold....freeze ass off cause of cold water.  Towel dry off....go down stairs...walk out on porch to get morning newspaper, give the lesbian lady across teh street a heart attack because im only standing there in my towel.  Go back in make a pitstop by the fridge to get some aloe vera ( and an icecube if I hadnt taken one up wiht me for the shower) , head to the basement where laundry is and pull out my wrinkled clothes from the dryer.  Back up stairs....and off to work I go.
Timmay
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Nick912 on May 26, 2008, 06:21:56 PM
go down stairs...walk out on porch to get morning newspaper, give the lesbian lady across the street a heart attack because im only standing there in my towel.

HAHAA!!!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Dan-O-Mite on May 27, 2008, 10:02:05 PM

-Get my shave gel and gillette fusion and put it in the shower.
-Then I start the water, fairly warm nothing burning but just enough.
-Turn on exaust fan and oscilatting fan to help the steam get out so i poke my around the shower curtain and check.
-Get in the shower and begin to get my body and head completely wet
-Once fully wet I get my Kroger brand head & shoulders knock off shampoo and begin to lather up and scrub my head with my fingers very well for a few mins. (this really helps get all the dirt skin and oils off)
-After doing it once I rinse it off and then repeat the process a second time, this time without rinsing.
-While the shampoo rests on my head I clean my body and take care of all that lovelyness.
-After body is clean I moisten my hands and scrub on my head one more time really good before rinsing it off. ( I also find this helps to reduce the bump like feel that you get when the hairs are just starting to grow in. I only shave every 3 days so this tends to happen for me.
- Once throughly rinse I apply a VERY GOOD helping of gilltte fusion shave gel to my head and neck. for my face and neck I shave with the grain, I like the stubbly look on my face so no gel there and my neck is very sensitive to breakouts and irritation so only with the grain with gel.
-I then shave from my neck to the back of my head to the sides and then the top
-feel around for rough spots and hit them again

HERE is where I'll throw most of you for a loop

-I lather up again with shavel gel and shave it all over again, my thick hair is hard to hit and once getting off 3 days of hair its much easier to get it REALLY smoooooth. I tend to pay special close attention to the top of my head though still passing it over numerous times just to that it as smooth as possible.
-I then rinse off the gel and step out of the shower real quick to check and see if i missed anything before i kill the water, usually just for my face though I normally get the dome just fine.
-I then get back in the shower and rinse off my head, then  get some vasilene intensive rescue moisturizer and apply about 2 drops worth on my hand and rub into my dome *although I'm go try a bit of baby oil in the morning to check and see how that works because that moisturizer tends to have the "vaseline" smell to it, but luckily the amount i use is so small you can't smell it on me.
-Kill the water, step out of the shower check on more time for missed spots then dry off, go to my room and get dressed.
-After getting dressed I see if my head is a little dry or not, if it is i'll take a wipe meant for "potty time" and wipe my head off with it to get any of the skin that might be resting on there.
-Then I walk away and let my head completely dry and then come back and admire the insane smoothness and shine.

HERES THE MOST IMPORTANT PART!

-rub it and and go ahhhh..... outloud

hope you guys enjoy

I'm totally open for suggestions and tips or advice

let me know

-Dan
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Nick912 on May 27, 2008, 10:28:25 PM
Sounds like a winner Dan!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: handlebar on May 27, 2008, 10:31:26 PM
As long as it works Dan,thats what counts!!!

Jim
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Head Bald Guy on May 29, 2008, 07:47:26 PM
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For the first 50 Sly Bald Guyz who want to try out Bald Guyz Shave Gel I will give them a tube FREE as long as they complete a survey and provide honest answers. Bald Guyz Shave Gel will provide a closer shave, help eliminate razor bumps and irritation (better when you combine it with Moisuture Gel after).

All you have to do is send the Email to me @   info@baldguyz.com and put Sly Shave Survey in the subject line. Provide your name and address and the shave gel will be on the way.

We want to PROVE that we have the best for the head and face and look forward to the challenge.

HBG
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: brian.cali on June 01, 2008, 06:50:30 PM
1. Wash my head in hot water, sometimes I use facial scrub on my head, but usually I don't.

2. Apply GENEROUS amount of baby oil (yeah, i know it's a little gunky on the blades, but i like the lubrication).  And it does make your blades last longer.

3. Apply shaving gel

4. Shave; I use a double blade bic razor, I find that more blades do the job quicker; but the fewer the blades the closer the shave.  And I find I have more precision with fewer blades.  To me, shaving with a razor that has 4 blades is like shaving with a cheese grader.  I shave against the grain because it's faster.  Also after the first pass, I rub some water on my scalp to mix with the residual baby oil I have on my head.  Oil is good to shave with but it's hard to get the right penetration; too little time on your head and it's not very effective, put it on too long and it closes your pores.

5. Rinse  off my head with warm water.  I do this because I want to remove any excess baby oil from my head.  Baby oil is a good conditioner for the scalp, but you don't want too much on your head.

*  Sometimes I wash my head and let it dry so I can apply sunless tanning foam, but I hate doing it all of the time because it's just too time consuming.  I only do this step if I'm trying to look good.  I've heard a few members say they like to use cold water to close their pores after shaving, but aren't your pores going to close on their own anyway, what's the use of going from warm to cold so fast ?

** Do you guys ever notice that sometimes you get a better shave when the hair is grown out a bit, it makes me wonder if using hair clippers prior to    shaving is even useful ?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BALDANDRE on June 01, 2008, 08:56:15 PM
Nice long first post BrianC!

Welcome bro...be sure to post in introductions...

.... so you get a proper welcome!

Keep it smooth brutha! 8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Razor X on June 01, 2008, 09:07:25 PM

** Do you guys ever notice that sometimes you get a better shave when the hair is grown out a bit ...

Yes.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BALDANDRE on June 01, 2008, 11:21:10 PM

** Do you guys ever notice that sometimes you get a better shave when the hair is grown out a bit ...

Yes.

Uh, oh, already started ....

B.C, as you can see RazorX is the blabber mouth in this bunch! ;)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: joergHH on June 05, 2008, 08:56:32 AM
what's the use of going from warm to cold so fast ?

** Do you guys ever notice that sometimes you get a better shave when the hair is grown out a bit, it makes me wonder if using hair clippers prior to    shaving is even useful ?

Thank you for intro. Welcome here, BrianC!

The cold water gives a good feeling after shaving.

When the hair is grown out a bit, it gets a smoother shave. But the velcro-feeling is so awful. And so I shave every day.

J

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jhickman on June 13, 2008, 12:38:04 PM
Maybe it feels like a closer shave is because its harder to find the spots you miss when you shave daily, or twice daily.   

My routine goes as follows:

1)  Start with a hot shower, make sure to get the blade nice and warm as well.

2)  Apricot scrub on the scalp

3)  Shave, sides first starting with the back of my head, then top last.  I find that I miss fewer spots around the crown of my head this way.

4)  Rinse and check for missed spots.

5)  Cold water rinse (head only!!!)

6)  Aloe lotion on the head and feel for any missed spots

7)  Banana boat dri-block sunscreen

Keeps me looking damn sly every day  ;D
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: buuckkweet on June 17, 2008, 05:33:44 PM
I get out of bed....scratch my ass a few times on my way to the bathroom.  Raise the lid if I remember...stand there and yawn and stretch as Pete does his business...raise foot up to flush toilet...reach in shower turn on hot water....wait a few minutes..turn on cold water.  Jump in , close shower curtains.  Hop around in shower because standing water in teh bottom is hot because i let the hot water run too long...Get comfy under the shower spray.  Let it run down on my noggin.  use what ever masculine body soap that is closest...wash body, apply headslick, use headblade, rinse , turn off hot water ....rinse with cold....freeze ass off cause of cold water.  Towel dry off....go down stairs...walk out on porch to get morning newspaper, give the lesbian lady across teh street a heart attack because im only standing there in my towel.  Go back in make a pitstop by the fridge to get some aloe vera ( and an icecube if I hadnt taken one up wiht me for the shower) , head to the basement where laundry is and pull out my wrinkled clothes from the dryer.  Back up stairs....and off to work I go.
Timmay

ROFLMAO ;D

That is just SO wrong!!!!!!!!! 8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DaveDorm on June 21, 2008, 10:57:05 AM
I find head shaving very enjoyable. As for the routine, I am down to 7-10 minutes in the shower. This is if I do it daily. if I skip a day, it takes longer because I get some serious Velcro Stubble action after missing a shave.

It goes a little something like this...


I can sink shave, and do sometimes if I need to touch-up before going out or something. But a full shave actually takes longer, the hot shower and lots of water makes it go easier.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: FR8TRAIN on June 21, 2008, 03:04:42 PM
Ok guys here goes. I'm still a sink shaver and I think is has to do with watching myself shave in the mirror. I tried earlier this week to shave in the shower, but without the mirror I was dumbfounded so I ended up shaving back at the sink after my shower. I'm going to invest in one of those mirrors with the suction cups on the backside and mount it on the shower stall wall so I can be cool O:O like the rest of you who shave their noggins in the shower. It'll also cut down on my "get ready routine" time.

I shave every day and it goes something like this...

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Dalbs on July 01, 2008, 02:10:05 PM
Hey guys!!

I've been reading these forums for about a year now and felt it was about time i poseted.
So here is my routine at the min, feel free to offer any advice guys.

Right.....................

Jump in the shower and full wash with original source shower gel
Wash face and bonce with neutrogena exfoliating face wash
Apply shaving gel
Shave top of head first front to back, then sides from bottom to top, then back bottom to top with gilette fusion manual
Apply neutrogena exfoliating face wash on bonce again and feel for any missed spots
Wash head to toe with exfoliating body wash
Cold water rinse on head and face
Pat dry
Rub head and face down with Tea tree and witch hazel cleansing wipes
Apply tea tree and witch hazel shine control moisturiser on head and face
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: warhawk on July 01, 2008, 02:18:00 PM
dalbs:  welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  glad that ya joined us.  post up in the INTRODUCTION section of the forum, so that we can give ya a proper welcome. O0

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Dalbs on July 01, 2008, 03:05:02 PM
dalbs:  welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  glad that ya joined us.  post up in the INTRODUCTION section of the forum, so that we can give ya a proper welcome. O0

WARHAWK O0
Job done WARHAWK, cheers for the up dude!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: warhawk on July 01, 2008, 11:24:09 PM
dalbs:  welcome 2 the sly fraternity.  glad that ya joined us.  post up in the INTRODUCTION section of the forum, so that we can give ya a proper welcome. O0

WARHAWK O0
Job done WARHAWK, cheers for the up dude!
leigh... that's awesome.  we look 4ward 2 getting 2 know U.  we hope that U become an active member of this  gr8 forum.

WARHAWK O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: baldy46 on July 03, 2008, 09:54:30 AM
Here's my routine:

1.  Hot shower.  Use bar soap on my head first, then I use the St. Ives Apricot Scrub to keep zits from developing.
2.  Then I shave at the sink using HeadSlick from HeadBlade and the Quattro razor.  I start with my face to let the HeadSlick really soften that stubble on my head.  After that, it's on to the noggin.  Like a lot of guys here, I make two passes...starting back to front, then front to back.  So, it's one time with the grain and one time against, using short strokes with little pressure.
3.  I feel around for any missed spots, apply a little more HeadSlick, and get rid of those patches!
4.  Rinse my head with cold water.
5.  Apply some aloe.  It helps sooth any razor burn, which isn't a big problem for me.  The aloe gives my dome a nice shine.  I like that shiny head look.

I hardly ever nick my noggin.  The Quattro blades work really well for me.

I was thinking about trying shaving oil?  What do you guys think about that?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sly Red on July 03, 2008, 11:37:17 AM
Hi baldy46,

Here are my shaving oil choices in order of my preference:

1.  Anthony Pre-Shave Oil - This one is quite heavy and provides me with great protection for my electric razor head shave.
http://www.anthony.com/index.cfm/a/catalog.catshow/catid/206

2. Pacific Shaving Oil - I tried this one on recommendation from Tyler.  A great oil for the face.  Has a very light citrus scent.  http://pacificshaving.com/

3.  Total Shaving Solution - This one is great, but I hate the clove scent.
http://www.allaboutshaving.com/

I wash off all the oil after shaving regardless of which oil I use.  It's also a good practice to wash your razor thoroughly.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: baldy46 on July 03, 2008, 12:26:27 PM
Thanks SimplyRed.  I think I'm going to try one of these shaving oils when my HeadSlick runs out.  Do you think that's a good idea?  I really like the HeadSlick, but the stuff is expensive.  Plus, I've never tried shave oil and enjoy trying new things to see how they work.  If you don't think the razor gunking issue is a big deal, then maybe the shave oil would be great.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sly Red on July 03, 2008, 12:30:38 PM
When I shave with a blade I use the shave oil and the shave creme/gel.  Oil on first, of course.  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: J Digory on July 03, 2008, 01:22:05 PM
I shave twice a day. Morning and evening. I love laying down on my pillow with a smooth head, and I love it when a lady grabs that head and feels no stubble. They seem to like it, as well.

I use shaving cream, not sure of the brand, but it has some effect that cools my head. I wet my head up with hot water, use an exfoliating wash on my face and head, and then rinse it well. Coat my head in shaving cream and just go against the grain with my headblade. I just do strips real quick...takes me about 2 minutes. Then I go again while feeling around for any hair at all. When I get out of the shower I put on some anti-bump cream, smooth it in and walla.
And if it's in the morning I put some lotion on my head.
Seriously though, I don't think the brands are all that important personally, which is why I don't list any. The only thing that has made any effect on my headshaving is the headblade. Period. And I use the generic Atra blades, too.

The odd thing is I have a harder time shaving my face than I do my head. That's why I always have had whiskers or a beard for the last couple years.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: FR8TRAIN on July 03, 2008, 05:25:42 PM
UPDATE!!!!

I finally got a mirror for the shower. Now I'm one of the big boys now. I can shave in the shower! O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: skinhead002 on July 04, 2008, 03:28:26 AM
You might finf that after awhile, you wont need the mirror as much.  Thats been my experience over the years
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: xnewyawka on July 04, 2008, 08:30:45 AM
I agree, once you get used to it you will be able to shave solely from feel.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lord of the Rings Junkie on July 05, 2008, 09:17:55 PM
Quote from headshaver.org
Quote
If you have skin that is not too sensitive, and you can handle a number of repeats, to get really smooth, you need to run your fingers over your scalp in all directions, and to shave in all directions, because the hair on your scalp will grow in many different directions, so you may feel smooth one way, but rough another.
<grammar nazi>What a run-on sentence... :x! :popo</grammar nazi> Anyway, I go over my head for MANY passes. It takes me forever until my head feels smooth in all directions, especially on the back of my neck with all of its little nooks and crannies. In fact, the back of my neck often still ends up feeling a little bit fuzzy. A lot of the time I end up feeling some spots I've missed once my head has started to dry off a bit and I have to go back over them again.

I shave in the shower with a Gillete Fusion manual razor and I've been trying Barbasol shaving cream the last couple of times. I'm interested in trying HeadSlick, but I usually just use plenty of hot running water. Overall, I'd say it takes me about 15-20 minutes to shave.

PS Sometimes I rub a couple drops of olive oil into my scalp after-the-fact in liu of aftershave.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: sarah on July 10, 2008, 04:44:27 PM
So... I must admit, i took some of your techniques and used them on my legs today.. wow cold water rinse, and apricot scrub, I feel like my eyes have been opened to a whole new world!  Women should collaborate with men more often.  Props!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: J Digory on July 11, 2008, 02:00:47 AM
Hey, Sarah. Glad to hear you tried some techniques out. I wonder if icecubes would be good on your legs after you shave? I know it is easier than a cold rinse on my head, and it also seems more effective.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: IG_bald on July 11, 2008, 02:17:41 AM
I usually shave in shower with M3 power (http://www.blademail.co.uk/acatalog/m3prz.jpg url) (that vibrating thing) and I use
Venus razorblade head (http://www.yourshaver.dk/images/gillette-women-venus-4pack-small.jpg url) with that. I know that venus is made for women but it surely feels nice to shave with it and I haven't make any wounds with it.

Sometimes i use shaving gel or just shampoo with shaving, but usually just warm water is enough.  :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: HeadbladerBob on July 12, 2008, 09:34:20 PM
Here is what works for me

1.  I fill the sink with scolding hot water because it will cool off a little by time I finish my shower
2.  upon finishing my shower, I immediately put my shave gel on my head which is not been dried and wait about one minute to let the gel soak in
3.  I use the headblade with the double cartridge razor and shave with the grain
4.  After this, I shave my face as well using a the same gel but a double-edged razor
5.  After I am finished with shaving entirely, I rinse all the gel and shaved hair off my body with cold water to close the pours and then dry off my head and body entirely
6. I then use isoprophyl alcohol on my head and face.  Yes it may be scary but I have been doing it for awhile now so the sting does not faze my anymore and it does help sanitize the skin being shaved and prevent those ingrown hairs
7.  Lastly, I moisturize my head and face with Nivea shave gel and it adds a nice shine to my noggin that allows for a nice shiny glare without having an oily head
8.  I get compliments on it a lot and that makes this all worth the effort.
9.  My total time invested in shaving is about 15 to 20 minutes as I try not to rush so I do not cut myself
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: babzog on July 12, 2008, 11:32:25 PM
InfernalGrape: When the Sensor was all the rage, I used to use the ladies blades as they had aloe strips.  Now the M3 Turbo has the aloe strips.  Prophetic?   :px

Anyway... I'm a shower shaver since university days.  Still have a hard time with my face (sensitive skin - I can only shave every 2-3 days lest I end up with horrible razor burn).

Wash the face/pumpkin with Dove soap, then scrub with St Ives (thanks for that tip fellers!)  Apply my shave cream of the month (this month, it's Neutrogena for Men - seems to work very nicely!) to the noggin and face and start with the face using the M3.  Shaving with the grain, though I might make a few light passes against the grain to get rid of the stubble.  Shave up a bit from the sideburns and up a bit from the tops of the ears.

Now, switch to the HB, triple blade.  Long passes from the front to the neck cleaning every second pass, at least.  Switch hands and do the other side.   Flip the HB and go against the grain.  Around the ears (both directions) and up the sides (just lightly holding the HB) to the top of my head.  All the while I'll feeling for rough patches and touching them up.  Damn, that HB works well!!

I can hand hold the shower head so I'll rinse off, then flip the temp to cold and rinse the noggin in cold water, then towel off.  Apply a bit of whatever after shave conditioner I have on hand... I'm liking the Aqua Velva Ice Blue Gel right now, though I also have a Neutrogena for Men after shave gel/cream conditioner that works nicely too.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Hook'Em on July 22, 2008, 12:36:37 PM
I've only been shaving my dome for a week now. I had been using a panasonic wet/dry electric but this morning used a schick extreme 3 disposable and edge gel in the shower. Then rinsed and washed it with some Nutrogena antibacterial soap the wife has. WOW, what a difference a blade makes. I thought it was smooth with the electric but there really is no comparison. I finished with an ice rub and some sunscreen/self tanning lotion.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on July 22, 2008, 12:40:23 PM
I've only been shaving my dome for a week now. I had been using a panasonic wet/dry electric but this morning used a schick extreme 3 disposable and edge gel in the shower. Then rinsed and washed it with some Nutrogena antibacterial soap the wife has. WOW, what a difference a blade makes. I thought it was smooth with the electric but there really is no comparison. I finished with an ice rub and some sunscreen/self tanning lotion.

Hey bro, just wondering what exactly that neutrogena antibacterial soap is, or where your wife picks it up? I've been searching for some but can never find it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: The Zook on July 22, 2008, 12:49:20 PM
Is this it? If so, I'm pretty sure Wal Mart and Target both carry it... might have to go to the cosmetic isle though.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.neutrogena.com%2Fimages%2FPd%2FPd_00019_00_lg.jpg&hash=2902fc04054c2ad864d032ea2b7ba358)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Hook'Em on July 22, 2008, 12:59:51 PM
my bad it was "clean & clear oil free foaming facial cleanser" by johnson & johnson. I think it's available all over.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BlackJamesRackham on July 22, 2008, 01:59:30 PM
Awesome...thanks!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Reyzor on July 24, 2008, 02:48:34 AM
Every other day: 

Remington Face Saver, Pre-Shave Powder Stick or Afta pre-electric shave lotion (cue the music, "By Mennen") applied liberally.  Then I use my Remington MS2-390 electric shaver which was given to me as a gift to do the job.  Haven't gone back to a blade since, although I am considering on buying a Headblade sport. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: babzog on July 31, 2008, 10:58:27 PM
Oh man....

So my original HB triple dulled and I figured I'd try another blade.  Up here in igloo-land, the main drugstore chain (Shoppers) only carries Atra doubles (and knockoffs) and Sensor 3 (and knockoffs).  No HB blades and no Atra triples.  So, I try the Sensor 3 knockoff. 

Well, the darn thing just rides all weird on my head.  Not nice at all.  Feels like it's jumping and bumping all over the place (and gave me my first slice the other day - yeouch!).  When this blade is done, I'm gonna try the Atra double and if that fails, I'll have to order some blades from the makers as the original triple blade on the HB Sport worked really well.

Anywhere else in Canada to get HB products?

Update:

Was in the USA yesterday and stopped in at Walgreen's... was able to pick up the HB triple blades there.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kojack on August 04, 2008, 07:28:29 PM
So far the Panasonic Vortex in the shower is my best option.

In the shower I run my head under hot water for about 2 minutes, and exfoliate the dome with Clean & Clear Morning Burst.
I use Shave Secret oil (about 5 drops) and top that with Head Slick mentholated shave cream.
Then with the Panasonic Linear ES 8078 I shave the entire head completely clean up and down with and against the grain all the way around. I can feel every little stubble and when I'm done is when there isn't any. After that is a quick rinse I switch the shower to cold for a bit and let it hit the noggin for a bit.
The out of the shower use a MACH 3 for any stragglers around the ears. A quick pat down with an astringent (especially around the neck area) and finish off with Loreal Men’s Expert After Shave Balm with SPF 15.

This seems to work great for me and is based mostly on the advice I got from SimplyRed. Thanks Red.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: slyinglide on August 04, 2008, 11:02:27 PM
Here's mine:
1. Very hot shower
2. hot wet towel on head.(because the military taught me to take very short showers)
     Towel gives extra heat and moisture I don't get in the shower.
3. shave with cheap disposable razors
4. aftershave lotion of some kind.

I have been trying to get a HeadBlae, but cant find them where I'm at, but could you guys please tell me about the head slick stuff. I've heard of it, but is it worth the expense?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kojack on August 05, 2008, 08:26:42 PM
I love the Head Slick cream I bought. It really goes on more like a lotion but does lather up especially as you run the shaver over it. It was like $18 for 3 bottles of it off Amazon. I just bought them so I cant say how long the bottles last. The mentholating kicks in after you start shaving and sooths the scalp plus it rinses clean in a jiffy from the scalp and the electric razor. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: smoothpate on August 22, 2008, 12:52:05 PM
Here's my shaving routine:

1. Start at the sink using a hot washcloth to dampen both my head and face
2. Lather up with Edge Gel with Vitamin E
3. Shave my face
4. Shave my head
5. Rinse face and head with hot water
6. Wet shave my head to get rid of any remaing stubble
7. Wash face with high quality soap
8. Jump in shower, wash head with Ivory soap
9. Before getting out of shower turn off hot water and soak head in cold water
10. Pat dry head
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: gardner179 on August 22, 2008, 04:39:38 PM
hot shower, wash head and face with headshed, apply king of shaves kintexium shave oil, shave head using headblade sport and atra blades[ contour blades in the uk]shave face using mach 3, rinse under shower, once finished i have a final rinse  with cold water on head and face to close the pores. i finish with a application of nivia extreme comfort after shave balm.if i have to have a quick shave with no time for a shower, iwash head and face with headshed, then i use headslick shaving cream, this is a lot better than the oils if you are shaving using the sink, i olso apply headlube matte if a fancy a freshen up at any time through the day
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tor on August 25, 2008, 08:12:50 AM
Start with a hot shower, exfoliate (every other day) noggin' using St.Eves scrub. Get out of the shower, and lather up with Slick. Shaving with Headblade, and Fusion around the ears. Shave face using Slick and the Fusion. Fetch an ice cube and run it all over my head. Dry. Finish up with Witch Hazel. Done.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Shaf on August 25, 2008, 12:02:38 PM
Easy, here's mine though I don't stick to it always. Prefer shaving in the bath when I have the time.



Wash head with copious amounts of hot water with either a ZNP  bar or bar of olive oil soap until my head's covered full of soapy stuff and bubbles and let it sit for abit.

Rinse and apply Bald Guyz Shave Gel  which I prefer though I do rotate this with a couple of others and with using my Gillette Atra, shave with the grain. For me its crown down on all sides., then rinse.

Then liberally apply hot oil, the shave gel on top of that and go against. This is very slick mix which I usually find after the first pass, leaves a nice film of lubricant which I still go over with the Atra or very infrequently with my Merkur HD to finish off.

Wash the head with the soap very quickly this time to remove any excess lubricant and then a cold rinse.

Apply splash of Musgo Real aftershave though not often as I save it for my my face usually so then or straight to my choice of moisturizer which up till now's just been aloe vera gel but I'm going to substitute this for Bald Guyz Moisture gel soon when I get my pocket money.


Shaf  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: snowpeck on August 25, 2008, 03:45:41 PM
Here's my shower-shaving routine from someone that has oily skin and a tendency toward folliculitis...

1.  First I wash my scalp with anti-acne soap.  Typically use Wal-Mart's generic brand.
2. Lather with Gillette Sensitive Skin shaving cream (yes even in the shower)
3. Start by shaving the most sensitive spots first... mine are at the back of the neck.  That way the razor is sharper and the shaving cream has had less chance to melt.
4. Shave the rest, going against the grain (love the smooth feel)
5. Rinse in warm water and wash my scalp with the acne soap a second time.
6. Rinse in cold water.
7. Pat dry.
8. Apply witch hazel to the scalp and wipe it off a towel to completely remove impurities.
9. Apply aloe gel.

Sounds like a long process but it really only takes about 10 minutes. End up with an almost bump free (still get one or two, but I used to get huge breakouts) smooth shiny dome!

Greg
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: IRONHORSE on September 02, 2008, 11:39:28 AM
My routine? Well, I recently started exfoliating first (But only after reading about it here.) I'm a sink shaver. I like to see what I'm doing, even though I use my hands to locate rogue hairs/patches. As far as a routine, aside from going with the grain first if I've been lazy and let it grow out more than a few days between shaves (it happens occasionally! :-[) I really have none. I shave my head every which way, looking for that "baby's butt smooth" shave. Shave Secret is a real blessing that way - it'll let you go over and over and over an area, while still keeping it slick.
My current weapon of choice is a Schick Quattro titanium, after many years with a Mach 3, and a brief, abortive flirtation with the Head Blade >:( (see the "what razor do you use?" section for more on that.)
For those of you who are neophytes at slyness - something to look forward to: I've found that over the years (been doing this about 12 years , now) the skin on my head has "toughened up" with repeated shaving. I basically don't get any irritation any more.
However, you've already given this "Old dog" many new ideas. The exfoliating (as mentioned above,) An astringent after the shave, the cold water rinse, not to mention a whole bunch of products for us sly guys that I wasn't even aware of, before joining this site. Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Hysteria on September 24, 2008, 08:31:43 PM
Long time lurker...first time poster. 

Ive been shaving for close to 4 years now.  Ive tried every gimmick, fad and product out there.  Ive bled, cried and mother trucked, but I finally found a routine that works...

1.  Drink a cold Diet Coke (amazing powers....I swear).
2.  Hot shower.  I prefer to shave in the shower.
3.  Exfoliate (u might be suprised how it improves things).
4.  Apply Head Slick (better than any cream/ oil Ive ever used).
5.  Shave with Fusion Power.  It is more expensive, but I can normally get 3-4 good shaves per blade.  I shave against the grain first, then come back with the grain.  Seems to help with longevity.
6.  Exfoliate again (trust me).
7.  Rinse with cool/ cold water.  Feels pretty darn good.
8.  Drink another cold Diet Coke.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Brkeatr on September 25, 2008, 04:21:09 AM
Welcome to SBG Hysteria!

Post up in the intoduction section of the forum and tell us about yourself !!   O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Thompson on October 03, 2008, 06:03:02 AM
El'Classic ;

1.Warm shower / bath
2.Take off cloth
(3).Eventually clean gillete
3.I put shaving gel (Gillete)
4.*Shaving process starts*
5.Wet my head again with warm water when I'm finished
6.Nivea Extreme Comfort aftershave balsam -> head.
7.I look myself in mirror,with pleasure watching my sexy shaved head.

Whole process is finished within 15 minutes.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: rodubls on October 06, 2008, 08:57:03 PM
Head:
-Hot shower
-HeadShed, although I ran out and since resuming the slyfestyle I am using something my gf uses that I can't remember. Shipment from HB just came in though!
-Headslick and HB Sport TripleBlade. I go ATG and make about 3 passes, relathering each time.
-Cold rinse
-Alum bar all over
-Another cold rinse
-Thayer's Witch Hazel after drying off
-Headlube Matte
-Nivea for Men SPF 15 protective lotion

Face:
-After all of the above I do my face
-AoS pre shave oil (Expensive stuff but I got as a gift so why not use it?)
-Edwin Jagger best badger brush
-I normally use Col. Conk shave soaps but every now and then go for Proraso or Taylor's Rose
-Mach 3
-Cold Rinse, Alum block and witch hazel just as above
-Proraso creme
-Nivea Protective again
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: slyzed_t on October 11, 2008, 02:14:00 AM
hi u sly guyz, im new here...im from Germany (Europe)...some fuckin-a info round here..  ^-^

i read a lot about that st.ives apricot scrub and witch hazel...but we aint got that around here in germany.. :( ..all i found was another apricot peeling, maybe try that its all natural ingredients...or should i buy headshed (that i can get from www.headblade.de ) ?

my current routine:

1. take a piss
2. Get in the shower
3. Wash my Head with soap
4. Lather with Nivea for Men Sensitive Foam..let it sink in for about 5 Minutes
5. Take my Mach3 (love the sh*t) .. and start shaving with the Top..followed by the sides and finally the back...feeling with my left hand for rough spots..
6. Relather if necessary and touch up the missed spots..
7. Ice Cold Rinse
8. Pat Head dry and apply Nivea for Men Sensitive Aftershave Balm (no alcohol)
9. Wait some time (10 Minutes or so) to let it sink in and then rub 2 drops Jojoba-Oil over my head..gives a nice shine and moisturizes..
10. Adoring my-fucking-SLYzed-self..  O:O

greetings, jt

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: abdominator3 on October 11, 2008, 02:30:49 AM
hi u sly guyz, im new here...im from Germany (Europe)...some f**kin-a info round here..  ^-^

i read a lot about that st.ives apricot scrub and witch hazel...but we aint got that around here in germany.. :( ..all i found was another apricot peeling, maybe try that its all natural ingredients...or should i buy headshed (that i can get from www.headblade.de ) ?

my current routine:

1. take a piss
2. Get in the shower
3. Wash my Head with soap
4. Lather with Nivea for Men Sensitive Foam..let it sink in for about 5 Minutes
5. Take my Mach3 (love the sh*t) .. and start shaving with the Top..followed by the sides and finally the back...feeling with my left hand for rough spots..
6. Relather if necessary and touch up the missed spots..
7. Ice Cold Rinse
8. Pat Head dry and apply Nivea for Men Sensitive Aftershave Balm (no alcohol)
9. Wait some time (10 Minutes or so) to let it sink in and then rub 2 drops Jojoba-Oil over my head..gives a nice shine and moisturizes..
10. Adoring my-f**king-SLYzed-self..  O:O

greetings, jt



hey man..good to have you here...lookin buff with the sly look 8)

anywyas bro..u can always look for any local or natural exfoliaters available there in germany as they all should do the same..we mention about st.ives because its kind of a brand and is alomost available everywhere(not germany ofcourse) and all of us can relate to it u kno am sayin..a exfoliater with natural ingredients should be good.. give it a try...

and i would suggest you use the rolling razor www.rollingrazor.com ..its fkin brilliant better than mach3 i like mach3 alot azwell..

hope this helped.. O0

                                          BE BALD BE PROUD
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: slyzed_t on October 11, 2008, 02:37:52 AM
thanks dude..

just bought the apricot exfoliator...gonna try that later before shaving..if it sucks i'll get some headshed next week..

the rolling razor looks interesting, headblade-like...do u know if they ship to europe? can i use mach3-bladed with it?

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: phuzzphree on October 26, 2008, 08:32:07 PM
I'm a bit late in joining this board, but I've had alot of fun reading what others do.  For what it's worth, here's my routine.

1.  I use a hot, hot rag to soak my head and face (pre-shower)
2.  Fill the sink w/ hot hot water.
3.  Lather up a soap brush w/ "Bald Guyz" Ultimate Shave Gel and hot hot water.
4.  Lather up my chrome dome and face to be good and soapy with the brush.
5.  Take a Gillette Fusion using SHORT strokes on the first pass w/ the grain.
6.  Repeat steps 3 (add more gel if needed) and 4.
7.  Use the Fusion using SHORT strokes against the grain, using my free hand to feel where I've missed.
8.  Take care of the face.
9.  Hop in the shower w/ the Fusion
10.  Soap my noggin up good w/ 'Herbal Essence' shampoo feeling for any areas that I've missed.
11. Take care of the missed spots and rinse.
12. Dry well, and use a cotton ball and Sea Breeze to close the pours on the head and face.

Some notes about shaving creams, gels, and other stuff.

In my 10 years or so of being 'Sly', I've tried just about everything from bar soap to mineral (baby) oil.  The best shave I got w/ the least problems was it the oil, but it made me break out so I had to find something different.  I happened by the 'Bald Guyz' gel and decided to give it a try and by far it has given me the most comfortable shave second to the mineral oil.  If I don't have the BG gel, I settle for Gillette Fusion Shave cream.  I've tried 'Head Slick' (still have it), but found that it dries out too quickly for my tastes.  I still use it in a pinch though.

As far as blades go, I started w/ an Atra, then gradually found my way to the Fusion.  I was skeptical that adding another blade to the Mach III (making it the Fusion) wouldn't make much difference, but to my surprise it made for a very comfortable shave.  I can justify the cost because as most of you know, going to the barber ain't cheap these days.

My suggestions to anyone trying it out for the first time is 1. Make sure you have a new blade the first time.  2. Get a good gel or cream.  3. Don't be shy about showin' off your slicked up head.

I hope this helps.  I always tell people that "They'll never know true freedom until they shave their head!"

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Alexander215 on October 26, 2008, 08:39:41 PM
I'm a bit late in joining this board, but I've had alot of fun reading what others do.  For what it's worth, here's my routine.

1.  I use a hot, hot rag to soak my head and face (pre-shower)
2.  Fill the sink w/ hot hot water.
3.  Lather up a soap brush w/ "Bald Guyz" Ultimate Shave Gel and hot hot water.
4.  Lather up my chrome dome and face to be good and soapy with the brush.
5.  Take a Gillette Turbo using SHORT strokes on the first pass w/ the grain.
6.  Repeat steps 3 (add more gel if needed) and 4.
7.  Use the Turbo using SHORT strokes against the grain, using my free hand to feel where I've missed.
8.  Take care of the face.
9.  Hop in the shower w/ the Turbo
10.  Soap my noggin up good w/ 'Herbal Essence' shampoo feeling for any areas that I've missed.
11. Take care of the missed spots and rinse.
12. Dry well, and use a cotton ball and Sea Breeze to close the pours on the head and face.

Some notes about shaving creams, gels, and other stuff.

In my 10 years or so of being 'Sly', I've tried just about everything from bar soap to mineral (baby) oil.  The best shave I got w/ the least problems was it the oil, but it made me break out so I had to find something different.  I happened by the 'Bald Guyz' gel and decided to give it a try and by far it has given me the most comfortable shave second to the mineral oil.  If I don't have the BG gel, I settle for Gillette Fusion.  I've tried 'Head Slick' (still have it), but found that it dries out too quickly for my tastes.  I still use it in a pinch though.

As far as blades go, I started w/ an Atra, then gradually found my way to the Turbo.  I was skeptical that adding another blade to the Mach III (making it the Turbo) wouldn't make much difference, but to my surprise it made for a very comfortable shave.  I can justify the cost because as most of you know, going to the barber ain't cheap these days.

My suggestions to anyone trying it out for the first time is 1. Make sure you have a new blade the first time.  2. Get a good gel or cream.  3. Don't be shy about showin' off your slicked up head.

I hope this helps.  I always tell people that "They'll never know true freedom until they shave their head!"



Welcome bro and let me be the first to say, impressive 'stache!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: phuzzphree on October 26, 2008, 09:01:44 PM
Thanks for the welcome.  It's good to have a place to exchange ideas... :)

The 'stache isn't as big as that anymore, but still quite large, w/ a go-tee.  The beard/go-tee may come and go, but there will always be the 'stache. :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: slickjay on November 07, 2008, 08:11:47 PM
I'm starting to get a good routine after a month of being Sly:

1. Exfoliate during my morning shower.
2. Lather the dome with Headslick.
3. Shave the sides of my head first with my HB. I start at my ears, and go upwards toward top of my head. I know this is a bit unorthodox, but I've found this gives me a closer shave in this region, and thus, I don't have to make multiple passes. Also, when shaving my sides, I hold the HB more like a Hotwheel (I grasp the top of the HB with my fingertips).
4. Shave the top of my head ATG.
5. Shave the top of my neck.
6. Shave the back of my head ATG.
7. Check for rough spots.
8. Cold rinse.
9. Apply L'Oreal Sport SPF 15 aftershave balm.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: shavedGabe on November 14, 2008, 05:15:50 PM
my routine starts at night, because Im not a morning person so I sleep in as late as possible. But I start my wetting my scalp, then I apply either edge (sensitive skin) or old spice (sensitive skin). Then I just lather it up use the HB over the scalp and majority around the head (sides and behind). Then I use my old spice razor (4 blades) or schick (3 blades) and go around the ears and any sores that I happened to do before learned how to control the HB correctly. Then I rinse and give it one more feel and then by that time I ususally got most of it, but I shower up, get out and throw on Aqua Velva classic, or ice sport. Then I just keep on going and then throughout the day as I feel the head I will see any small spots that i missed that fortunately you couldnt see unless you actually inspected my scalp. Then Im just getting better as I shave it. But being from southern Georgia I ended up here as I served proudly in the Marines as a cook so the shaved head is a new thing here, and me not being a cold type of guy it hurts sometimes, but I still love the shaved way. 8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: fcb2001 on November 18, 2008, 07:11:48 AM
I use two razors everyday, headblade sport in the morning (shower shave) and a straight razor in evening (sink shave), this started on Nov 1st, i received a straight razor as a gift

Morning shave (takes 4 minutes)
Put the headlube on my scalp and shave with the headblade sport,

Evening shave (takes approx 25-30 minutes)
1) apply a hot towel across my head
2) sharpen blade while the hot towel is on my head
3) apply edge shave gel on the brush
4) Lather edge shave gel with brush on my head
5) shave head with the grain
6) wipe off head
7) apply hot towel across head
8) sharpen blade while the hot towel is on my head
9) apply edge shave gel on the brush
10) Lather edge shave gel with brush on my head
11) shave head against the grain
12) wipe off head with towel
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: RATyson on November 25, 2008, 03:02:44 PM
My routine is in it's infancy stage right now as I have just "Skinned the Mater" (man, that makes me chuckle every time I say it).  It's been 5 days.

Hot shower.  I was my head with the generic version of Irish Spring hair/body wash.  Then apply some of my wifes current hair conditioner to my head (I have no idea what the name/make is, but I will update when I find out).
I let the conditioner set a spell while I get done in the shower, and I don't rinse it off at all.

I shave at the sink.  Fill the sink with hot water, apply Gillette Foamy (for now... I'm going to get some headblade products in the near future), and shave front to back in long strokes using my shiny new HeadBlade sport that I picked up at Walgreens for $9!  I currently use the supplied triple blade, but am going to try the sensor 3 tomorrow.

I do any touchups with my Sensor 3 razor behind the ears, and in some of the divits I have in my melon.

Cold water rinse, then apply some aloe lotion that my wife has on the bathroom counter.

The cold water rinse definitly feels good, and gives a nice shine!

I am going to take a few pointers from here:
Using HeadBlade products.
Hot towel wrap prior to shaving.
Add the back->front to the shave.


Thanks for all of the tips folks!

One problem I have is how fast my hair seems to grow.  I have a full, thick head of hair ( when it isn't shaved).  I shave around 5:30am, and 3-4 hours later, I have stubble coming in!!  I basically could shave 2 to 3 times a day in order to keep it smooth over a 12 hour period.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Shaf on December 14, 2008, 09:34:21 AM
Changed mine a tad,

Still wash with olive oil soap or BaldGuyz shampoo

Choose either an Atra/Fusion/Merkur HD – all good

Lather up with a combo of a large badger brush/Trumper's Rose shave Soap and Hot six oil. Ideally in a make shift scuttle I've got to get warm lather

Exfoliate with Headshed before re lathering to go against

Cold rinse and splash Musgol real aftershave or a homemade spray mix that'll I try of alcohol/witch hazel and water soluble aspirin

Dry and use bald guys moisture gel for shine or Loreal Men Expert Pure and Matte for ooh guess.

Finish with a brush of bronzer if I need it.  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: shinyinflorida on December 24, 2008, 01:01:15 PM
I shave in the shower...less messy.  I wash with Dial and rinse. 
I use MKMen Shave foam.  A little pricy, but works well.  I also use Fusion Manual.
I have a mirror in shower.  I shave and rinse and run my fingers over so i didn't miss anything. 
I use MKMen Aftershave and moisturizing lotions afterwards.  My head is very shiny and smooth for about 18 hours. 
My routine is every other da.  However, I could do it everyday but it takes too much work.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Cam on January 02, 2009, 10:21:23 PM
I can't even remember when I last posted in this thread, but something tells me my routine has changed up since then. I shave in the shower, starting off with Gillette Shampoo+Body Wash on the head and face. Than lather up the head with Gillette Mach 3 Shaving Gel. Shave against the grain with Headblade Sport with Sensor Excel blades. Finish up by washing my head with either Gillette Dry Skin Hydrator Body Wash or Tom's of Main Bar Soap.

So, maybe not THAT much about my routine has changed, but it was still worth a post, I guess.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Noodles on January 03, 2009, 09:25:47 PM
I start out w/Nutritioniste gel scrub w/microbeads (Nutritioniste line of products are marketed in the little lite green tubes that seem to be everywhere) mixed in with a squeeze of Gillette (or Edge) gel and rub it all in the ol' noggin for about 45 seconds or so, (you can just tell time to stop rubbin' and start whackin' (LOL).

I have used both Headblade and the power of a Fusion Blade.  Both give great results, but I myself think i get a closer shave with Fusion power. (With both, I go with, then against the grain)

After rinsing, it's either Bald Guyz moisture gel, or Headlube, or  whatever I am in the mood for. Still in the experimental stage to see what appeals to me best.

I know it sounds like a lot of different products to try, but it's hard to find stores here locally that have the entire line of products from uno company. Sooner or later I'll narrow my choices down to one selection and order online what I can't find locally!

- Cap'n Noodles-
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Impaired on January 06, 2009, 08:39:03 PM
Holy cow some of you guys have a lot of different products,I use cheap o` shaving cream,hot water and my sensor 3, afterwards I`ll throw on some moisturizer ( what ever I have available) and done.In the summer though I use bioelements sunblock and moisturizer (all in one).Usually I shave every other day
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SBG Math Guy on January 06, 2009, 08:53:25 PM
Now my turn.  After 4 months it's time to post my shave routine.
Step 1: wet my hair with warm water & apply bald guyz pre-shave scrub to my wet skin and massage for about 60 seconds as instructed.
Step 2: rinse, and then apply bald guyz shave gel.
step 3: shave with the grain using Mach 3 & then against the grain using Mach 3 jetable.   
            The reason for using  the jetable going against the grain is because my skin is very sensitive so Mach 3      gives me some discomfort. (maybe I will try Fusion to see if this problem is solved, if so I will update this)
step 4:  rinse with warm water, then cold water.
step 5:  apply bald guyz moisture gel.     
The end.
Title: Super Duper Shine
Post by: Noodles on January 08, 2009, 04:24:22 PM
Came about a super duper shine method quite by accident.

In the experimental stage trying various methods / routines, to cleansing shaving, and shining.

One of these experiments was cleansing w/Nutritioniste Gel MicroBead Cleanser, (found at most grocery stores, Wal-Mart, CVS, etc) coupled with Bald Guys Shave Gel. Rub it in well.

Shave with a nice sharp blade. (My choice: Fusion)

Towel dry.

Results: b!n&

NOTE: HeadWash by HeadBlade (combined w/Nutritioniste) = same results.

Originally, I intended to use the HeadLube Glossy for my final step in this experiment, but before
I reached this step, I looked in the mirror, and WOW! (LOL- Afraid then that if I used the Headlube, my scalp would then be so smooth and sleek, that my scalp might just slide right off my skull onto the floor.  :o

After testing this experiment w/the gel cleanser and the shave gel (I was@ the firehouse at the time), I walked outside the firehouse and blinded three drivers coming down the road from the cranium glare. (LOL)
                                      `Dr!v                     `Dr!v                   `Dr!v



Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: oldkookskater on January 14, 2009, 11:47:32 AM
I need to find some other product to try.  So far, just soap (whatever I've got) but I tried some "Kiss My Face" Sample shave cream from Sprouts Market and it was good, too.  Gillette Fusion, any and all directions since the hair I've got left grows every-which-way with some cowlicks on the back of my head, at the nape of the neck.

I like the Fusion razor so far, since I've dealt with sensitive skin most of my life.  Living in Dallas, the humidity during spring and summer seems to help with sensitivity.

I have some cheap-o Nivea moisturizing shave balm w/out alcohol that I use.  My wife doesn't care for the Gillette shave balm I bought since it has a strong fragrance. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: natetpt on January 22, 2009, 11:38:40 AM
Here what I do!!

Wash with some sort of exfoliating scrub (Boots own brand for sensitive skin at the moment!!), I use gillette Fusion shave gel, shave against the grain using a Fusion razor (i just bought a HeadBlade sport which I cant wait to try!!) , rinse with warm, then cold water, finish with some moisturiser!! I shave once every few days, just when I need to!!

Cheers

Nate

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DCdome on January 27, 2009, 09:45:05 AM
Hi guys,

Here's my routine.

Always shave in the shower.

Routine varies a little bit from time to time, but here's what I'm doing now.

Just get wet for a minute or so.

Then apply an exfoliant to dome and face.  Whatever is available when I look for one.  Right now I'm using The Real Shaving Company's Daily Facial Scrub.  It works great.  Rub it in for about a minute.  Then rinse off.  Then I use Headwash and wash my head and face.  The scrub leaves me feeling a little gritty, but the Headwash takes care of that.

Then I rub in Headslick and use a Mach3 to do the job.  The razor just glides over the dome and I use my free (left hand) to feel for what has and hasn't been shaved.   I shave the top first (front to back) and then the sides (front to back and then from the bottom up), then back (bottom up).  Then I check out just above the ears.  Thats always the toughest part.  I shave in what ever direction I need to to make the head smooth. Then I shave mug. 

I have a mirror in the shower but use it rarely.  The touch of the free hand is a better guide.

I wash the rest of the body either before or after the shave...whenever.

I haen't been using a cold rinse, but will try that since so many of you guys swear by it.

After I dry off I apply a cream.  Currently using Headlube Matte.  I like the feel and the kinda glow without a heavy shine that it leaves. 

Applying the cream is a trip because I get to feel that baby butt smoothness.  Also, the headlube will allow me to feel if I missed a spot (like that damned area just above the ear) and I can easily go back an make it smoooooth.

So that's it.  Works for me.  But I'm open to suggestions.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: time2shine on January 27, 2009, 01:54:39 PM
BostonBean, I have almost the identical routine, but I use a shave brush and the the cold water rinse.  The rinse is also good for waking you up!  :o
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DCdome on January 27, 2009, 02:51:49 PM
Hey Time2,

What is the benefit of the shave brush?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: time2shine on January 27, 2009, 04:28:36 PM
Hey Time2,

What is the benefit of the shave brush?

It saves headslick product - makes a little go a long way.  And it also kind of acts as an additional exfoliator as you brush it in.  When I'm done with the dome, i have more than enough headslick on the brush to use on my face.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: outshined80 on February 05, 2009, 08:13:07 AM
Hey guys,

my routine, mmhmm, well at the minute i don't go the whole hog so to speak (nor have the courage really atm)... I just use my set of clippers without a guard and run that over every couple of days. I'm also pretty lazy, in the sense i  use my clippers to shave my stubble (sometimes i grow/shave a small goatie from the stuble/growth i have)  Though i do like having a bit of stubble on my face. If i don't shave my old head i pull out my hat and wear that until i know that i'm kind of respectable looking.

That's pretty much it i think... for now!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: 20, bald, and loving it on February 11, 2009, 11:36:37 PM
So after reading all of the techniques here is what I have come up with. Take a really hot shower in which I use Nivea for men face cleanser on the dome. Then I use some King of Shaves Oil and use the King of Shave Alpha Gel on top of that. Then I bust out my Mach three and do the top of my head from front to back all the way to my neck. Then I do the sides and check for missed spots. After I am done shaving I stick my head under the cold shower for as long as I can stand. Then I follow it up with some Baldguyz moisturizing gel and use the Baldguyz sunscreen if I am going to be out in the sun.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: rward086 on February 14, 2009, 09:39:57 PM
- In shower -

1. Scrub my face and head with Headblade HeadShed.

2. Wash my face and head with Headblade Headwash

- At sink -

1. Apply Hot Six oil on my head that's been sitting in near boiling water during my shower

2. Lather up Headblade Headslick with a brush. My shave mug sits in a small pool of running hot water in my sink during the shave, so my Headslick is nice and HOT!

3. Shave using Mach 3 Nitro. Back to front, front to back, then touch ups. I re-lather before each change in directions.

4. Rinse with COLD water.

5. Run ice cube over head (this method is still in trial)

5. Towel dry

6. A generous spray of Thayer's Witch Hazel

7. Bald Guyz Moisture Gel

D O N E !  8)



*I'm trying out some more Bald Guyz products, so my routine might change.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: bem75 on February 19, 2009, 07:31:02 AM
I've been at this for one week now.  I've shaved every day and here's the routine:

I shave at the sink.  I rinse my head with water (not cold and not hot.)  I was using a Walgreen generic version of Edge gel, but I just used HeadSlick for the first time today.  I lather up.  I use a Mach 3 with the turbo blades.  I shave against the grain and use my opposite hand to feel for stubble.

I have nicked myself a few times and even got my ear yesterday.  Ouch!  I have a bump on my head (maybe a mosquito bite) that I keep hitting.  So, now I have a scab. Yuck!

Today was the first day that I had irritation on my head.  It was also the first day using HeadSlick.  Coincidence??

After I shave, I use an after shave.  I have been using Gillette aftershave gel for sensitive skin.  I really like it a lot.  However, my wife went out an bought me Bald Guyz moisture gel.  So, I used it today.  Wow!  That stuff really burned at first.  My scalp was on fire.  @nn!3   Maybe it just takes a little getting used to.

I'm sure that I'll modify the routine a bit, after reading through the 20+ pages of this thread.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DCdome on February 19, 2009, 08:59:29 AM
Hey Bem,

Thanks for posting the routine.  Shaving at the sink is cool, but hope you are taking a shower first.  The prolonged exposure to water and steam are really important in getting set up for the shave.  Give the headslick a chance.  I think it very unlikely that it is the cause of irritation.  More likely is the fact that you are new to shaving the noggin and the skin needs to toughen up a bit.  It will.  A shave oil under the headslick might help.  I starting using Shave Secret and, like many of the other sly guys, find it helpful.

Some trial and error is necessary for all of us.  We are each different.  Experimenting with your routine is part of the fun. 

Regarding the cuts.  An occasional cut is always a possibiity, but the frequency is sure to lessen greatly with experience.  But you'll always have to be aware that you are wielding a sharp blade.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Noodles on February 19, 2009, 11:26:42 AM
Welcome to the forum, Bem....

Your irritation/bumps could very well be caused by the problem of ingrown hairs. Headblade (http://www.headblade.com) makes a product to help lessen both the problem (and the pain).  It's called "Clear Head". Check it out on their website (listed above). The scrub is excellent also for helping preparing your noggin' for the shave that is forth coming. Trust me when I say that your scalp will be happy you took the time to prepare it in the proper way. (Nothing worse than an angry scalp...  :Xo!)
 
Probably worth your time to test some of the product lines listed here within this forum to see what appeals to you (and your scalp) the best. Problem you may have noticed in your local area that it's hard to find a company's complete line locally. Some of the products, from various companies you see mentioned within this forum, "specializing" in scalp care, will have to be ordered directly from the various companies websites.

HeadBlade Products: Sport Razor, "Lube" (moisturizer), and Head Slick shave cream can (for the most part) be found@ most Rite-Aids, CVS, K-Marts, etc (although I have heard many K-Marts are closing out the Headblade product line. HeadWash, Clear Head, Scrub, etc obtained through online ordering.

Shaving Oils: Most popular two: "King of Shaves" (CVS) and "Shave Secret" (Wal-Mart) ("Secret" better valvue price-wise)

Most CVS and Walgreen stores carry only the moisture gel, head wipes, and the sunscreen in the Bald Guyz product line. Shave gel and other company products can be ordered from the company website (http://www.baldguyz.com)
(Although I hear, beginning in March, I think both will start to carry the shave gel).

These are only just a few of the many different products and product lines to help you get started. I hope the info helps you in some way. As you read (and learn) more within this forum, you will most certainly be exposed to many more great product and product lines. One thing for sure - if you're looking for a review of some product, or an answer to some question, you will not find a greater bunch of guys than right here to help you get the issue solved.   O0

Take care.

-Cap'n Noodles -
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Head Bald Guy on February 19, 2009, 03:28:29 PM
Hey Bem,

From your posts, your head had lots of irritation before using Bald Guyz Moisture Gel. The original sting was the soothers and moisturizers begining to work on the irritation. Keep using it for a few days and all will be PERFECT. You should try using our Shave Gel as well to further reduce the irritation from the shave as well as to provide a closer shave.

Let me know how it works, and DON'T GIVE UP!

HBG
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Michael on February 19, 2009, 03:40:40 PM
Hey, great thread.  We all have gone through this phase... this rite of entry into slydom.  With time, practice, and "toughening" your soreness and nicks will abate. I can still nick myself if I am not paying attention.  Try different blades and cream combinations to find the one that works best for you.  I too want to recommend Shave Secret.  I just started using it and I get a much close, less irritating scrappin' .  Take it easy and slow! 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: bem75 on February 19, 2009, 06:59:45 PM
Thanks guys.  I'll keep at it and try the recommendations.  I read very good things about the Bald Guyz Shave Gel, but I cannot find it at my local stores.  I may order some online and try it out.

Thanks for the advice.  I'll let you know how things go.  I'm gonna be on TV tomorrow morning.  So, I gotta get it nice and slick!

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: FrankyG on February 20, 2009, 06:19:40 AM
Okay,  Well in the intro I had some people respond to this thread so I thought I would give it a shot.

1) Take a shower with hot water
2) Spread shaving cream all over my head (going to use my Head blade products when they come in:) )
3) Use my Head Blade and shave against the grain
4) Go back and feel around and clean it up
5) Use my Mach 3 to clean up around the ears adn other areas where my hair decides it wants to grow in all directions
6) splash some cold water

Yesterday I started trying in the shower after reading some posts. So here is that routin

1) Get in shower
2) follow steps 2-5 above
6) I turn the head of the shower as far forward as possible, switch water to cold and dunk my head in.

Who ever said that was refreshing....lol I guess it is an aquaried(SP) taste  :*))
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: GASlick on February 20, 2009, 08:48:02 PM
I agree Franky, I don't find ice cold water after a nice hot shower refreshing at all.  More like startling!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Ghost1988 on February 20, 2009, 08:54:22 PM
i started running cold water over my head in the shower recently and i hate it lol. that 5 seconds is like torture lol. every part of my body shrivels up, not just my pours lol  :*)).
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: bem75 on February 21, 2009, 03:17:21 PM
Guys,
Since I'm relatively new at this (a little over a week shaving every day), I'm trying several different methods.  Here's an interesting one that I tried today.

Before I showered, I shaved my face and head with my Braun Series 7 electric.  It wasn't to get my head smooth, but to take care of the rougher stubble in the back.  Then, I got i the shower and shaved with the Mach 3.  The back of my head was still irritated, but it was not as severe as the day before.  When I rubbed on the moisturizer afterwards, it burned a little less.  The back was still on fire, but the top of my head actually liked the moisturizer this time.  No fire on top.

So, I think that I'm narrowing down my problem.  The back of my head is just plain sensitive.  I like the close shave going against the grain, but the irritation may cause me to go with the grain for the daily shaves for a while.

Also, I have tried shaving at the sink (before and after shower) and shaving in the shower.  I think that I like shaving at the sink pre-shower the best, only from a convenience standpoint.  The shower shave, after electric pre-shave, gave the closest and smoothest shave.  My head is really smooth after that shave and I'll go this route before a big date night with the wife (she likes the smooth head).  I'll probably stick with the pre-shower sink shave for the weekdays, as it is faster and easier for me.

By the way, now that I am Sly, I am noticing a lot more Sly guys around town.  I guess that I just never took notice before.  Also noticed that the Sly guys give each other a little look, like "hey man, nice head!"   O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul on February 21, 2009, 04:22:10 PM
Really interesting technique bem.  It might be something some of the other bros with sensitive skin should try out.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Noodles on February 21, 2009, 07:38:39 PM
I know what you mean , Bem. It wasn't until after I started shaving my noggin' that I began to notice a lot more sly guys too. Heck, it was like an epidemic of some sort.  :*))

I guess , like many others, I just didn't notice it before until I became a Proud Melon Member myself.  O:O
And yep- it sure seems like we give each other that little "Hey, nice head" acknowledgement whether we are consciously aware of it or not. It's just a "bald thing!"   O0

-Cap'n Noodles-
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MontagDave on February 22, 2009, 12:42:16 AM
Here's my routine as it stands... still perfecting and finding the right blend of products....

1)  Shower
2)  Wash my face and head with a Men's Face Wash while in the shower
3)  Get of the shower, begin shaving routing at sink
4)  Exfoliate using leftover product, either a stress relief exfoliant sample from Bath & Body Works or some Mary Kay crap one of my coworkers talked me into once.  I can't find the HeadBlade exfoliant, but may try the Apricot Scrub thing.
5)  Apply HeadSlick.
6)  Shave against the grain with Mach 3 Turbo which I also use for my face.
7)  Blast my head with cold water - refreshing!
8 )  Apply HeadLube Glossy and Aloe Vera Gel for very shiny look.

Any advice?  Please let me know!  Please see my post "Acne? Razor burn? Help!" under Protection for your Bald Head for red bumps I've developed on the sides of my head.

I've only been sly for a week so would appreciate any guidance from the masters!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Eweb on March 09, 2009, 10:54:03 PM
well, I have been shaving for about 3 weeks now and thought I would share my routine...

Pre-shower
1. Shave my face with my Remington Electric Shaver
2. Rub Nivea Face Scrub on my head
During Shower
1. Clean up with my Old Spice Body Wash
2. Rinse off Body Wash and Scrub
3. Apply Nivea Sensitive Shaving Gel
4. Fill my fog free mirror full of water
5. Grab the Mach 3 or Fusion or Headblade (whichever I have blades for)
6. Shave against the grain, feeling my way on the back of my head
7. Rinse
8. Feel around for missed spots and touch up
9. Take a cup and pour cool water on my head (feels like jumping in a pool after being in the hot tub for a while)
Post Shower
1. Dry off
2. Apply Nivea Extra Soothing Balm Sensitive Skin
3. Enjoy the Shine!!!

I have been trying Shave Secret (does smell delicious), I am not too sure about it though, don't know if I am using it right...

I have found that I stay smoother longer with the mach 3 and then Fusion (I haven't used the HeadBlade long enough to make a comparison)

Well, that's the routine as of now...
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: opelenvy on March 18, 2009, 09:00:51 AM
Well I have mainly shaved my face with electric prior to becoming sly.  I started at the sink with the HB and Head slick.  It took a lot of product to get a good lather and not dry out.  I was also getting a burn.
As I was reading this post I switched to the shower (I already had a mirror in there) and exfoliating.  I wash the rest of my body while my head has time to soften up.  I have some face exfoliant stuff that I just rub on my scalp now too.  Very little headslick is now needed.  HB sport with HB tri blades, all against the grain.  Touch up and do face with Mach 3. I really only need to mirror around my ears and goatee I have tried the cold water and, though I will admit the smooth lasts longer, damn it sucks!  I'll try the ice cube next, that is a little more controlled.
I use shower spray on the glass and on my mirror and it does not have any fogging problems at all and it stays much clearer and cleaner.  After I get out I use some aftershave and then when dry use some Vaseline for men face and body lotion.  My wife LOVES the smell of it.
In the beginning I had two small moles that I sliced the top of ever time I shaved.  They are no longer a problem.  They are now below the radar and I don't even worry about them.
When I went to shaving in the shower my irritation on my neck disappeared.
Thanks for all the great info and tips guys!
I also notice all the sly guys around now.  Dang, we are everywhere! 8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DCdome on March 18, 2009, 09:45:45 AM
Hey George,

I like that you are open to experimenting with the shave routine.  Looks like you have made some great modifications since going sly.  Keep it up.  I think it is part of the fun of going sly.

But don't stop doing what the wife loves.   :@`
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Baldrog on March 24, 2009, 07:06:27 PM
Ok, still a green horn at shaving the dome, but here's what I do.  I shave in the shower.  I wash my face and head, and then use some ROC exfoliating cleanser.  Then lather up with Gillette Mach3 Gel for dry skin.  My razor is a Gillette Power Fusion.  I start at the front of the head and shave back making one pass, then going over it again to try to get that stubble.  I then lather up again, and shave from the back of my head to the front, and then I just go over the whole thing searching for rough spots.  After I think I'm done, I step out of the shower and rinse my head off with cold water.  Then I moisturize it with some vitamin E oil...just because I happen to have it. 

So, I've been sly for a little over a week, shaved my head 6 times.....I haven't really felt satisfied with my shaves.  But I think I'm a little razor shy.  Like I think I don't apply enough pressure sometimes.  I worry about cuts and razor burn.  I'm still new to this, so I think in time I'll have more practice and get more comfortable with applying the right pressure.  My bald head doesn't seem to stay smooth too long either.  I have like a 8:00 shadow already.  My hair has always grown fast.  I'm like a 34 year old teenwolf....complete with acme too. 

But anyway, I do like that Power Fusion.  I did buy a Headblade over the weekend, but have yet to use it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: parksie on March 24, 2009, 07:29:31 PM
Remember when you first try the headblade not to put any pressure on the front of the blade! 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Baldrog on March 24, 2009, 07:59:58 PM
Remember when you first try the headblade not to put any pressure on the front of the blade! 

Yeah I noticed that in the directions that came with it.  Man....I can't believe I actually read the directions for a razor!  So I guess that little thing can do some serious damage if the pressure is applied wrong.  I think I'll stick with my Fusion....till I get tired of the price of it's razors.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SBG Math Guy on March 24, 2009, 08:10:18 PM
Hey Baldrog, be sure to try other shaving creams/gels.
See if you find Bald Guyz Ultimate Shave Gel.   At Bald Guyz it's all about the head, so their shave gel, moisture gel, pre-shave scrub, head wash & shampoo, sunscreen for the bald head, head wipes are all great products.
(the web-site is http://baldguyz.com/)

With a great shave gel like the bald guyz one you will not have to worry about cuts or razor burn.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Baldrog on March 24, 2009, 08:25:51 PM
Hey Baldrog, be sure to try other shaving creams/gels.
See if you find Bald Guyz Ultimate Shave Gel.   At Bald Guyz it's all about the head, so their shave gel, moisture gel, pre-shave scrub, head wash & shampoo, sunscreen for the bald head, head wipes are all great products.
(the web-site is http://baldguyz.com/)

With a great shave gel like the bald guyz one you will not have to worry about cuts or razor burn.


Hmm, really?  I've been reading about the Bald Guyz line of products, and I think it might be worth looking into.  I did buy that Headblade Head Slick mentholated Shave Cream over the weekend, but I have yet to use it.  I was waiting till the Mach3 gel was used up. 
I am really curious about the Bald Guyz head wipes.  I did see them at the local Walgreens.  I think I should try them out, and I think that was the only Bald Guyz product they had.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: rward086 on March 24, 2009, 08:37:15 PM
I'd say Bald Guyz Shave Gel is ideal for shower shaving due to it's hand application (opposed to brush) and thinner consistency.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SBG Math Guy on March 24, 2009, 08:49:49 PM
I'd say Bald Guyz Shave Gel is ideal for shower shaving due to it's hand application (opposed to brush) and thinner consistency.

rward, I use Bald Guyz shave gel with sink and not shower.  I have never tried it for shower.
I have actually found that it works best with brush application (hand also works).
I found the way to derive all benefits from this shave gel is to apply it with your hand or brush all over the scalp.
Then what you do is for each area you want to shave you dip a few fingers  in warm water and touch that region.  That makes it wet and you shave.  You then move on to another region.  Dip a few fingers in warm water and touch that region.  Then with the other hand shave it!!   You do that for every area and enjoy the result.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: AdamBauer on March 25, 2009, 04:16:40 PM
1. Wake up
2. Drink vast amounts of coffee
3. Shower and use the exfoliating scrub on the noggin
4. Grab my headslick and go to town.
5. Using the Headblade sport front to back on the first pass/ back to front on the second
6. Take out the Head Lube Glossy and rub all over the noggin
7. Shave my face
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Baldrog on March 26, 2009, 08:14:51 AM
Hey Baldrog, be sure to try other shaving creams/gels.
See if you find Bald Guyz Ultimate Shave Gel.   At Bald Guyz it's all about the head, so their shave gel, moisture gel, pre-shave scrub, head wash & shampoo, sunscreen for the bald head, head wipes are all great products.
(the web-site is http://baldguyz.com/)

With a great shave gel like the bald guyz one you will not have to worry about cuts or razor burn.


Ok, well at my local Walgreens, I snagged up a few boxes of those Bald Guyz head wipes and I got the moisture gel.  Those were all the Bald Guyz products they had.

The head wipes seems like a good thing when out and about.  I think I really like the moisture gel!  Thanks for the recommendation!


So this morning, I gave myself an almost truly satisfyingly smooth shave.  I didn't change much of my routine that I posted earlier.  But just finished up the shave by stepped out of the shower and stood in front of the mirror.  I think that was what I was lacking in my previous shaves.  I think I need that mirror to see what I'm actually doing. 
I'd rather shave in the shower, then the sink, so I think my next purchase will have to be one of those shower mirrors.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: rward086 on March 26, 2009, 11:07:38 AM
New idea...

I had an amazing shave yesterday combining Bald Guyz Shave Gel with Williams shave soap (which is like a $1 at CVS).

First off, the smell was amazing. A citrus heaven on my head. Also, I was able to get a great lather (Williams) with incredible slickness (Bald Guyz). I guess you could consider this a 'Superlather'.

I got my soaked boar brush filled with Williams soap, THEN I put a squirt of Bald Guyz Shave Gel on my brush and lathered the mixture on my head.

The shave soap and gel's ingredients work together amazingly and provide an incredible luxurious, close shave.
(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fpics.drugstore.com%2Fprodimg%2F80944%2F200.jpg&hash=d52abfaee0fd31d7b504bb9d8527ba4b)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kratos on March 27, 2009, 12:04:50 AM
I had no idea shaving in the shower could make such a significant difference, especially in terms of comfort. It was like magic. Each stroke of the razor felt so smooth, even in the back of my head were it usually gets a little rougher. I also plan on checking out that Williams shave soap, thanks for posting that rward.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: rward086 on March 27, 2009, 03:57:53 AM
I'd say Bald Guyz Shave Gel is ideal for shower shaving due to it's hand application (opposed to brush) and thinner consistency.

rward, I use Bald Guyz shave gel with sink and not shower.  I have never tried it for shower.
I have actually found that it works best with brush application (hand also works).
I found the way to derive all benefits from this shave gel is to apply it with your hand or brush all over the scalp.
Then what you do is for each area you want to shave you dip a few fingers  in warm water and touch that region.  That makes it wet and you shave.  You then move on to another region.  Dip a few fingers in warm water and touch that region.  Then with the other hand shave it!!   You do that for every area and enjoy the result.

Thanks SBG Math. I've had a lot more luck now with getting the Bald Guyz lathered properly.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: JayQuest on March 28, 2009, 08:54:32 AM
Hello to all! Newbie here. Well I should clarify that by saying newbie to this forum but not to shaving my head, as I've been shaving my head for more than 10 years now(finally gave in to mother nature). Nevertheless, I've always wanted that razor blade finish and shine and just recently began using the razor as opposed to electric clippers. A blade is definitely the way to go! My old routine use to include using my Andis Outliner II clippers to initially shave my head, and to get it even closer I would conclude my shave with my Braun Electirc Shaver. Well as of the last 4-5 months(after my electric clippers gave out) I finally decided to start using the razor and it has been a true experience! I first started going to a professional barber to cut my hair with a razor, but this can get expensive quickly as a result of wanting a close shave at least every 2-3 days.

Even when I use to visit the barber I still use to sometime get irritation and razor bumps/burn on my scalp as I have very sensitive skin. One particular time the irritation and burn got so bad that I literally couldn't cut my head for nearly 3 weeks, as it took this long for my scalp to heal. Finally after all of the obstacles and mis-haps I think I may have found a method that is working for me(1 month and no problems as of yet). I only shave my head at most every 4-5 days as I'm honestly somewhat fearful to increase the frequency because of scalp irritation and burn. Ultimately I want to "train" my scalp to take a razor everyday for that close and fresh shave that I desire, and I'm just now graduating from shaving every 4-5 days to every 2-3 days. My routine includes the following:

Wake Up
Stretch and be lazy for about 10 mins.
Place a damp towel in the microwave for 1 minute, 45 seconds
Place the hot towel on my head until it starts to cool off(roughly 3-4 minutes)
Lather up with Gillette Fusion Hydra Gel Ultra Sensitive and let stand for a couple of minutes
Shave with the grain using BIC Sensitive Disposable Razors (first thing I saw at Wal-Mart for Sensitive Skin)
Start with the sides using short strokes with moderate pressure, going over same area no more than twice
Shave back of scalp using same method as described above, and then conclude with top
(will start implementing the cold water technique at this point from reading previous posts)
Immediately apply B&C Skin Tight Extra Strength (recommended by barber for razor bumps & ingrown hairs)
Last but not least apply Vaseline on scalp which protects from minor scrapes/abrasions and helps protect.

So far this has been working tremendously for me as I was sincerely beginning to think after much trial and error that I was just in that percentage of the population that could not take a razor on the scalp. I still use electirc clippers/trimmers on my face for my goatee, and I'm okay and comfortable with this. Hopefully soon I'll be able tostart shaving my head daily as I hate this damn stubble and velcro that seems to grow almost instantly after I cut my hair. I found alot of interesting and useful information on this site, and I thank yall for sharing your methods. I'm glad to have found this forum, Thanks!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Perry Noia on March 28, 2009, 09:16:19 AM
Welcome JayQuest (I'm a bit of a newbie not only to the board but to shaving my head as well). Enjoy the board!

My shaving routine is usually shower-based. I just get the water as hot as possible, lather up with Edge shave gel, grab a Gillette Fusion, and spend about 30 minutes scraping the little hairs off the noggin. I usually shave every two to three days or so.

It's a lot easier for me than the sink cause the sink takes much longer on a usual basis.

Again, welcome to the board, JayQuest
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: RyanJP on March 28, 2009, 09:23:48 AM
Greetings sly bro Make sure you post in the new members/introduction so you get the proper welcome. You imo are a very brave man for using bic disposables, I'll will never go near one ever again. Im a headblader and time to time whip out the mach 3 or fusion. If you are having rzr burn or bump issues you could invest in a good shave oil like pacific shave oil or shave secret. Good look and soak up all the knowledge on the site O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: CatchWrestler101 on April 01, 2009, 11:45:06 AM
Hello to all! Newbie here. Well I should clarify that by saying newbie to this forum but not to shaving my head, as I've been shaving my head for more than 10 years now(finally gave in to mother nature). Nevertheless, I've always wanted that razor blade finish and shine and just recently began using the razor as opposed to electric clippers. A blade is definitely the way to go! My old routine use to include using my Andis Outliner II clippers to initially shave my head, and to get it even closer I would conclude my shave with my Braun Electirc Shaver. Well as of the last 4-5 months(after my electric clippers gave out) I finally decided to start using the razor and it has been a true experience! I first started going to a professional barber to cut my hair with a razor, but this can get expensive quickly as a result of wanting a close shave at least every 2-3 days.

Even when I use to visit the barber I still use to sometime get irritation and razor bumps/burn on my scalp as I have very sensitive skin. One particular time the irritation and burn got so bad that I literally couldn't cut my head for nearly 3 weeks, as it took this long for my scalp to heal. Finally after all of the obstacles and mis-haps I think I may have found a method that is working for me(1 month and no problems as of yet). I only shave my head at most every 4-5 days as I'm honestly somewhat fearful to increase the frequency because of scalp irritation and burn. Ultimately I want to "train" my scalp to take a razor everyday for that close and fresh shave that I desire, and I'm just now graduating from shaving every 4-5 days to every 2-3 days. My routine includes the following:

Wake Up
Stretch and be lazy for about 10 mins.
Place a damp towel in the microwave for 1 minute, 45 seconds
Place the hot towel on my head until it starts to cool off(roughly 3-4 minutes)
Lather up with Gillette Fusion Hydra Gel Ultra Sensitive and let stand for a couple of minutes
Shave with the grain using BIC Sensitive Disposable Razors (first thing I saw at Wal-Mart for Sensitive Skin)
Start with the sides using short strokes with moderate pressure, going over same area no more than twice
Shave back of scalp using same method as described above, and then conclude with top
(will start implementing the cold water technique at this point from reading previous posts)
Immediately apply B&C Skin Tight Extra Strength (recommended by barber for razor bumps & ingrown hairs)
Last but not least apply Vaseline on scalp which protects from minor scrapes/abrasions and helps protect.

So far this has been working tremendously for me as I was sincerely beginning to think after much trial and error that I was just in that percentage of the population that could not take a razor on the scalp. I still use electirc clippers/trimmers on my face for my goatee, and I'm okay and comfortable with this. Hopefully soon I'll be able tostart shaving my head daily as I hate this damn stubble and velcro that seems to grow almost instantly after I cut my hair. I found alot of interesting and useful information on this site, and I thank yall for sharing your methods. I'm glad to have found this forum, Thanks!

- Try using Gillette Sensor 3 razors. Bic are not suitable for head shaving!
- Vaseline will clog your pores up. Use Aloe Vera + Vitamin E Gel (Found a travel size bottle of it at Wal-Wart for a buck. Using it on head and face only, a bottle will probably last close to 3 months.)
- Also, after you shave splash some alcohol on your dome. I use wintergreen alcohol, smells good and feels great!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: CatchWrestler101 on April 01, 2009, 11:51:38 AM
Shower:
- Exfoliate
- Shampoo and Condition

Sink:
- Apply Baby Oil (w/ Aloe Vera and Vitamin E)
- Apply Shave Gel
- Shave with the grain using Sensor 3 Disposable
- Splash wintergreen alcohol
- Use Bump Patrol
- Apply Bump Fighter Aftershave lotion
- Apply Aloe Vera + Vitamin E Gel
- Finish off with Headblade Matte Lotion

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kratos on April 01, 2009, 08:57:48 PM
I'm bored so why not...

Get in the shower, wash up so the steam settles and my pores are open.
Scrub my head and face with dial soap.
Lather on some HeadSlick.
Using my best buddy, the Gillette Fusion, shave from front to back, I take rather short strokes for the front and follow up with a long one all the way to the back.
Reapply the lather on the back of the head, shave upward against the grain for super smoothness.
Get out, rub my head to check for missed spots.
If I missed a couple, I open my trusty medicine cabinet mirrors and look to shave over any patches.
Once I'm completely sly, throw on some Bald Guyz moisturizing gel.
Walk out of the bathroom screaming in victory.
Eat some food.
Find something to do.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: wovercast on April 12, 2009, 08:42:20 PM
Been sly for over a month now, and here is the routine I have settled in on. I am lucky since my skin seems to not care what I do to it.

Shower and use my normal body wash on my head.
Turn up the heat right before I get out.
Get out leaving my head wet and apply Gillette Shave Gel
Shave against the grain. Center, sides, back.
Feel for missed spots and go back over them.
Rinse, dry, apply Vaseline face and body lotion.

Thats it!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kratos on April 23, 2009, 02:06:15 PM
So, I updated my routine and thought I would share...

Firstly, I never realized how important it is to properly prep and apply the lather itself, now that I am doing so Im getting amazing shaves. So here I go,\

In the shower, scrub my head with my usual soap, then conditioner and let it sit while I clean everything else.
Get out, leaving my head wet.
I now use a small bowl I found in my kitchen, it has become an honorary member of my routine.
I run it under hot water for about a minute to heat the bowl.
Using a shave brush, I soak it in hot water as well for a couple of seconds, and shake any excess water.
I apply a small drop of HeadSlick into the bowl and rub it in for a good 30-40 seconds with the brush. If there isn't enough water, I'll apply small handfuls until I get my preferred amount.
Now that the HeadSlick is nice and warm, I apply it to my head, and man does it feel great.
Shave with and against the grain.
Check for any missed spots, go over them lightly with the razor.
Rinse with freezing cold water for around 30 seconds to a minute.
Dab it dry, wait for the noggin to air out until completely dry.
Apply BaldGuyz moisture gel, or HeadLube Matte depending on what I feel  like using as aftershave.
And that's it!

 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mike on April 23, 2009, 07:18:32 PM
I figure since I have been shaving for about 2 months now I would post my routine.

First I jump in the shower and slowly raise the hot water until I cant stand it anymore, I am normally in there for maybe 5-10 minutes, the bathroom gets all steamy and hot. While in the shower I first wash my head/face with old spice body wash then I put conditioner on my head and let it set for a second and scrub that off then I get out of the shower with my head still wet and I put on a blob of headslick and tub it all around and let it set for a second to loosen everything up and all that. Then use my gillete fusion and start at the back and go against the grain then do the sides and finally the top. I then go over and see if I missed any spots and take care of those. Once I am done shaving I rince with super cold water and rub an ice cube or two on my head after and let it air dry. And that is how I shave and get my amazing shine, lol.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kratos on April 24, 2009, 01:08:08 AM
So that's the secret to your shine! Lophura, I highly recommend you apply the HeadSlick with a brush, it makes a huge difference. Really convenient too.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Jtro on April 30, 2009, 06:32:23 AM
Headslick seems to me that hair does not seem to grow back as quickly this is what i've noticed.  I love Gillette Fusion Gel as well but hair seems to grow much quicker when shaving with that. Its not just with my head, i've done R and D on my face with the two and noticed that headslick always grows less everywhere i shave. I've never had razor bumps with any of the two products, the both do an exceptional job while shaving. I always take a shower before shaving, leaving the head still wet when out of the shower. I always use extremely hot water to rinse my headblade/Fusion Phenom after every stroke of the blade. My shave routine is shaving against the grain in the front towards the back, then back to front. For the sides i use a diagonal pattern criss crossing. One thing i have yet to master is behind the ears, arrr its such a pain.  I've realized that when i used to shave my head then take a shower my scalp was extremely dry and flaky. After a few months of trial and error and reading forum posts on here and watching videos on youtube, its a must to take a shower first and do not wash the cream that you used off your head after shaving, i just use my wash cloth and remove the excess cream and my head is nice and sly with no dryness or flaking. By doing this i also found out that i do not have to buy nivea skin lotion for men as well as the headblade headwipes, but i always keep headwipes on hand and keep one in my wallet just in case you see that group of hotties and your head isn't in prime condition. I just want to thank everyone here, going sly has helped me emotionally and my confidence level is at a point which i've never had before.  THANK YOU!!!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: anaboliQ on May 01, 2009, 05:31:17 AM
New to the board...sly for 8 years. (fully shed by 21)

My routine:
Wake up 6AM...turn on sirius radio
Get in shower turn on fogless mirror/mp3/radio n tune into Stern frequency.(best 20 bucks ever spent on Ebay...not so much for the domepiece but for the tunes and ability to save time doing the face quickly)
Run warm water (had seborrheic dermatitis before and this was reccomended by the doc...dont want it again so I stick with the same regiment)
Exfoliate face and dome with generic face wash (just ordered some Aveeno apricot after lurking and seeing the raves)
Shampoo head with Head & Shoulders intensive treatment (again...the dermatitis...f**k that.) Leave in 5 mins.
Lather up face w/Nivea for Men...wash body while the shampoo n shave cream set.
Shave face with mach 3 (with the grain only :( neck gets bumps if against)
Apply Nivea for Men to domepiece (allow set a couple mins)
Headblade sport against the grain for one pass...feel for smoothness...zip any stragglers.
Cold water rinse.
Exit shower. Pat head and face dry with Adidas sport towel. Dry rest of body with regular towel.
Apply witch hazel...brush teeth while hazel rests. Wipe clean with sport towel.
Apply Lubriderm everyday moisturizer with SPF to dome and face.

...all in all about 20mins...quick zip of deodorant...spray of Acqua di Gio...dress like a pimp n I'm out the door.



Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DCdome on May 01, 2009, 09:06:01 AM
JT --- yeah, that area above the ear is a real pain in the a..  ;D

anaboliq --- great routine!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: GaryT on May 03, 2009, 12:30:16 PM
For many years the routine down but since coming here I've made some changes.

1. Fill the sink with very hot water and leave the hot water running. Constantly spashing the hot water on my head for a couple minutes. . Take about 5 or 6 pumps of Head Balds Head Slick into my palm.
3. Squirt 3 or 4 drops of One Planet Shaving Oil into my Head Slick and use a brush to lather.By using the brush I've cut my consumption of Head Slick to probably a third of what it used to be! Thanks to the slys here!!
4. Brush this mixture onto my face and then my head.
5. Take my Gillette Fusion Power and shave my face allowing more time for the Head Slick to
soak into my head.
6. I start with the top, front to back  then sides bottom to top, and then the back of the head.
7. I then wet  my left hand and go on a search for places that may have gotten missed!
8. Clean up, hop in the shower and wash away the goop! Then get out and towel off.
9. I then grab some Head Lube Glossy Moister Lotion and I'm set to go.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: capthappy8p on May 17, 2009, 10:24:46 AM
would i have to use headslick to go against the grain? cause i havent used it and when i go against the grain it doesnt work out as well and start to get razor bumps on the back of my neck
Title: DAY 8 Your Shave Routine
Post by: DogStar Guy on May 20, 2009, 07:08:58 AM
At my eighth day, I seem to have gotten my first routine down.

1. Shower, lots of head soaking with hot water.
2. Use an oil product on scalp, 6-7 drops, massage in.
(Still trying assorted oil products have not focused in on one yet)
3. Prep shave cream, using HB Slick and some additional oil product.
(I mix it all up into a lather in a small bowl with a shaving brush.)
4. Apply to head with brush.
5. Shave mostly with HB and use a hand held for some additional touch ups.
6. Complete my shower and use a final rinse on my head ONLY, of cold water.
(Until I say WOO!)
7. Dry off "towel" dry.
8. Apply some Witch Hazel to my dome and allow it to dry on it's own.
(meantime I start to dress etc.)
9. After the WH is fully dried I apply BG Moisturizer Gel, just bought 2 tubes at BB&B for a deep discount yesterday, I REALLY like this product. Will go back today to buy what remains, 2-3 more tubes.
10. Sometime later, but before I leave the house I finally apply a sunscreen.

In the evening or at the end of the day I am using some self tanning products, trying to give my dome just a hint of color. So far this is not working well and today I started using a different product. Will keep all the Sly Ones appraised.

Eric

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Meatman on May 21, 2009, 09:36:07 AM
Hey Guys...a new member here and this is my first post.  have been shaving my head for about 3 months or so now and have developed the following routine

shower and wash my head with HB HeadWash...
after I'm out of the shower I don't dry my head and put on first a bit of silicon oil by King of Shaves and then put the HeadSlick on over that.
I use a Gillette Pivot Plus 2 blade razor and start on the sides near the ears and work my way around the back and do the top last. I shave in med length strokes going against the grain
after I am done I wet my hands and rub my head using the remaining Head Slick thats left to feel for missed stubble and remove that
I then rinse my head with cold water first and then wash with HeadWash again.
I normally just pat dry and depending if I am off to work or if I'm heading outside I might put some HeadLube on or some Sunscreen..or leave it be.  I tend to have an oily head so there are days when I do leave it be.  I think I'm going to get some of the HeadMatte for this

I welcome any help or comments from you guys that might help...I tend to have to shave everyother day at a minimum to stay slick or close to slick. is this normal?  I am a bit on the heavy beard/hairy side of the spectrum.

thanks
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DCdome on May 21, 2009, 09:49:29 AM
Hey MM!

Good routine, bro.  Yeah, I use Headslick matte and it works great.

Post an "hello" in the "Introductions"  section cause lots of guys will look there who will overlook a new post in this section.

Glad you found us and that you enjoy having a bald dome.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mike on May 21, 2009, 10:02:01 AM
Welcome, be sure to post in the introductions area also. Sounds like a good routine.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TreeFrog on May 27, 2009, 06:29:05 AM
Hi,

Ok I have been shaving for a couple months now and I am finally up to once a day. (I had rather bad razorburn before but the scalp seems to be getting used to it) My routine is as follows:

I shave in the evenings as I enjoy the ritual, want to take my time and quite frankly get a crappy shave when I try and rush it. I shave in the shower and have the water on as hot as I can bare.

I start with a couple of minutes under the hot water followed by a good scrub with an exfoliating glove, it's like a really coarse glove, I then use some of the wifeys antibacterial exfoliating facescrub and sometimes some of her conditioner for good measure. (It's some special kind for dyed hair so she probably doesn't like that I use it)

I apply baby oil on noggin followed by shaving cream, I use Palmolive cream that comes in a tube like toothpaste and use a badger Hair brush to really work it in. (a good 2 minutes of brushing)
I shave once with the grain using a Wilkinsson Sword Extreme (Similar to M3 but cheaper blades) and then re-apply oil and cream and then go once against the grain. The thing that has made my shave much easier is learning the grain of my hair, where I used to have to take a gazillion passes I now can manage with one or two because I go in the right direction.
Afterwards I apply some aftershave lotion for sensitive skin, usually Clinique for men, I find that this tightens the scalp and brings out stubble in certain areas so I have to go over certain spots again to touch up.

I proceed to enjoy my perfectly smooth head for a while and then go to bed. In the morning I'll do a quick touchup with only some babyoil in the shower and I'm good to go.
I also keep an electric razor at work for that afternoon touchup, my stubble grows in unevenly and although you can't see any difference it feels wierd so I like to "even" it out with the electric.

As I mentioned I find the biggest key to a great shave is knowing your head and the grain of your hair, I have shaved with a cheap disposable and done a great job (however I would not subject my scalp to it two days in a row)

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Meatman on May 27, 2009, 07:32:44 AM
hey TreeFrog....I too enjoy shaving in the evening.  I do it every night as part of my pre-bed ritual.  Shower then shave, then wash and rinse again and let air dry.  In the mornings i give another light pass after showering just to keep it slick.    I'm finding that by shaving this often it is helping reduce the bumps from shaving I was getting on the lower sides of my head.
and I have to add that you, TreeFrog, were born to be sly!   what a great looking, well shined dome that is!
congrats on that!
Mike
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: marty22 on May 27, 2009, 07:39:04 AM
great job!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MikeInPdx on June 25, 2009, 04:16:25 PM
Hello everyone!

I rinse my scalp thoroughly with very warm water for at least 30 seconds or so. Then I apply my homemade shaving soap (I make my own in my own shaving mugs with olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and bentonite clay) with a good brush and wait for 2-3 minutes. I don't wash my head....I just wet it down......the soap is enough to clean my scalp and the oil in the mix leads to less irritation.

Prior to shaving, I go over my head again with the shaving brush to work the foam back up. This gives me a good chance to make sure everything is nice and wet.

Then I grab my razor (  I use whatever is handy and sharp....often a bic or disposable), and start carefully shaving against the grain of the hair (what's left of it) on top of my head. I work to the sides and back and repeat, feeling with my hand every few strokes to make sure my head is smooth.

After I've gone over my entire head, I feel carefully for any missed spots, and then follow up with either a lukewarm shower, or a cool water splash on my scalp. If I'm going to be outdoors on a really sunny day, I add some sunscreen. Otherwise, I go without anything else.

Really, my shaving routine is pretty simple, but it works for me with no nicks or irritation.

Hope this is what you're looking for....

Sincerely,
Mike
 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DaDi on July 03, 2009, 04:54:25 AM
I feel so tired only readling your shaving steps guys....

My way:
1. After a hot shower I didnt dry the whole head
2. Applying some nivea sensitive shaving gel
3. Shaving face with mach3 (2 passes) and head with HB (one pass against the grain)
4. Fix spots with the mach3
5. Some warm water -> drying with towel
6. Applying Nivea sensitive After shave Balm

.... and then im running to make milk for my 2 kidz
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on July 04, 2009, 03:59:03 PM
My ritual is fairly dull.  I get in the shower at night, lather up, and shave it off with the electric Gillette Fusion that vibrates (Gimmick?  I can't tell.)  At any rate I find that I do not use a mirror to shave.  I swipe the blade with one hand and follow with my finger tips on the other.  Doing this I feel my way across my head until I'm done.  As for the face I find I do need a mirror otherwise the edges of my goatee look sloppy as hell.  Then I finish the shower and I'm done.

Dull.  Dull.  Dull.

I don't like odors and like to smell like nothing at all.  Because of this I don't use aftershave lotions and I shave in the shower so all of the stuff can easily be washed down the drain.  And instead of bending over a sink while I shave I can spend that time standing in a hot shower.

I'd prefer shaving in the morning because I waste the smoothest hours of this haircut while sleeping, but I barely want to brush my teeth and dress when I get up so a headshave isn't gonna happen.  I tried getting into that habit a couple times and it always failed because it's more inconvenient since I don't shower in the morning. 

Several years ago for a few weeks I tried shaving twice a day, but my skin just would not adapt to that abuse.  It actually gave me rashes.










Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: justinlane on July 09, 2009, 11:20:19 PM
Well these 25 pages of routines really helped me in trying my first thought out shave session tonight.  Monday night I just worried about shaving it and that was the end of it.  Well here is tonight's (with lot's of help from you guys):

1) Jump in as hot a shower as I can stand(I can't stand them very hot, I'm already in Texas)
2) Use exfoliating scrub of some kind (until my order comes in, I'm using my wife's that smells girly)
3) Rinse
4) Apply Head Slick
5) Use HeadBlade against the grain everywhere it is feasible (around the ears, it's just a matter of getting it shaved)
6) Rinse, making sure everything is feeling smooth.
7) Cold water to the head only
8) Apply lotion once I get out (right now using some lotion my wife bought that has aloe in it, works well)

This cob
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: parky on July 14, 2009, 11:52:17 PM
Hi Guys,

Here is my first post, and my current shave method.

I have a HeadBlade and the wash, scrub, etc on order, so not using the proper tools for the job quite yet.

I started shaving three days ago, done it twice so far, seeing if I can go two days without shaving.

My routing so far :-

1. I shave in the shower.
2. Have a good wash all over including the head, use a shampoo to wash head.
3. Use a shaving foam to lather face and head.
4. Shave face first with 3 blade razor, leaving head to soften.
5. Shave head against the grain, and then feel for missed areas.
6. Wash head with Which Hazel wash and dry.
7. Using 'self-tan' product for moisture at the moment to try to loose the white head look.

Only issue I have at the moment is the shadow.  I do get a very smooth shave, no stubble at all, but it comes back real quick.  Will try the cold water rinse tomorrow, see if that helps.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: justinlane on July 15, 2009, 07:21:14 AM

I have a HeadBlade and the wash, scrub, etc on order, so not using the proper tools for the job quite yet.

.....................

7. Using 'self-tan' product for moisture at the moment to try to loose the white head look.

First of all, welcome, I'm a new guy to shaving as well (just over a week now).  You will probably get this from a few guys on here, but there are no "proper tools" from what I have gathered, everyone just uses what works for them. 

Also, it looks like the 'self-tan' product is working quite well for you (could just be the lighting you're in, not sure), what specific product are you using?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: parky on July 15, 2009, 11:12:31 AM

I have a HeadBlade and the wash, scrub, etc on order, so not using the proper tools for the job quite yet.

.....................

7. Using 'self-tan' product for moisture at the moment to try to loose the white head look.

First of all, welcome, I'm a new guy to shaving as well (just over a week now).  You will probably get this from a few guys on here, but there are no "proper tools" from what I have gathered, everyone just uses what works for them. 

Also, it looks like the 'self-tan' product is working quite well for you (could just be the lighting you're in, not sure), what specific product are you using?

Not sure I will be much help with the details of the self tan.
It is a UK brand - Boots No. 7 for Men - Gradual Tan Face - SPF15
It also protects you from the sun as it has an SPF 15 rating.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: 1000 on July 24, 2009, 11:48:39 AM
Very simple shower routine. And it only adds 5-10 minutes to my showering routine.
1. Wet head
2. Shampoo
3. Rinse
4. TURN OFF SHOWER
5. Headslick
6. Shave
7. Rinse
8. Wash body
9. Rinse
Done!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Ming the Merciless on July 25, 2009, 11:12:28 AM
I have read many posts here on this matter...it almost seems as if everyone has "The One Way" to get results.  Say, guys, it's just "shaving."  I am rather a Luddite, in that I get things down to the skin with little special prepping.  OK, here's how I get "perfection":  Shower in the A.M., washing bod and head with plain ol' soap.  Out of shower, and then slather cheap ol' shaving cream (Barbasol) on head and face; and then take up my pre-historic razor (Schick single-blade injector--they don't make 'em anymore, and I had to lay in a supply of blades), and away we go.  First pass over face 'n' dome (hand mirror for spots missed behind), and then finger-check for stubbly spots and second pass.  Wipe with washcloth.  A tad of Headlube in winter, and it's done.  I find some of the routines here a bit...well, over-elaborate, but whatever floats your boat.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Elessar [[Sly]] on July 27, 2009, 09:11:26 AM
I am planning to shave off either today (so litrally when i get out the bath in a bit - im not in the bath for those that might wonder  :XX). I have headblade products and a decent shaver. But not 100% sure what order to use the products in.

Head Wash >> Head Shed >> Head Slick >> Head Lube?

Do I rinse off the head shed? sounds like a silly question but I am new lol.

Thank you kindly  :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: aarrggh on July 27, 2009, 05:14:50 PM
I have read many posts here on this matter...it almost seems as if everyone has "The One Way" to get results.  Say, guys, it's just "shaving."  I am rather a Luddite, in that I get things down to the skin with little special prepping.  OK, here's how I get "perfection":  Shower in the A.M., washing bod and head with plain ol' soap.  Out of shower, and then slather cheap ol' shaving cream (Barbasol) on head and face; and then take up my pre-historic razor (Schick single-blade injector--they don't make 'em anymore, and I had to lay in a supply of blades), and away we go.  First pass over face 'n' dome (hand mirror for spots missed behind), and then finger-check for stubbly spots and second pass.  Wipe with washcloth.  A tad of Headlube in winter, and it's done.  I find some of the routines here a bit...well, over-elaborate, but whatever floats your boat.
Hey ming ~Its nice too see another guy that likes too keep it simple when shaving~  O0 ~not a bunch of creams ,lotions and fancy blades too deal with...This site needs a coupla tough guys for there advice and wisdom~~also included is a picture of me shaving this morning !                  (https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi28.tinypic.com%2Fjb0cps.jpg&hash=cc4cae32fd44624fc3474f8aff81fa99)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldBear on August 03, 2009, 08:19:46 PM
I get in the shower (water as hot as I can stand it) and wash my face with Billy Jealousy "Bar None." Then I shower as usual ( I won't bore you with those details...)

I then apply Billy Jealousy "Hot Towel" and wait about 1 minute and apply Jack Black "Beard Lube."

I use a Fusion razor for most of my head and face (going with the grain) and then add more "Beard Lube" and do it again (against the grain) with lighter pressure.

I then finish it off (not in the shower, but at the sink) using a straight razor (around ears, beard line, sideburns) using Personna "hair shaper" blades.

I end it all with a cold water splash/rinse and then rub in some Epicuran Colostrom lotion.

I try not to shave more than every other day unless I just HAVE to be baby smooth.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Antimidas on August 03, 2009, 09:42:21 PM
Aarrggh - reminds me of Vin Diesel in the movie Pitch Black.

Welcome BaldBear!   (In case I missed saying it earlier.)  THanks for leaving out the details.  :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: CliffCoultas on August 21, 2009, 11:47:25 PM
I have a friend that shaves his head in the bathtub with his head underwater. He just keeps his nose above the water line and shaves with his head under the water. Htis is the most different way I ever heard of someone shaving their head.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Antimidas on August 21, 2009, 11:51:29 PM
That's generally how I treat headaches!  :)  Without the shaving of course.  I have even been known to take a nap in that position with the head completely submerged except the nostrils.  Best thing ever for migraines.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: CliffCoultas on August 22, 2009, 10:41:04 PM
Well thanks for the advice. I'll have to try that when the headache monster somes to visit me. Get out of my head you bastard! I'll try drowning him.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: dawgfan on September 02, 2009, 06:48:21 PM
I've changed my routine around just a little since I started shaving.  I don't use the headslick anymore since I've converted to the "uber lather" routine.  If you haven't tried it, I highly suggest you do.  Also, after reading some posts from other members I've changed the way I shave by only going against the grain.  I feel that I get a closer shave by doing this and it practically eliminates any irritation associated with shaving. 

 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Larry on September 03, 2009, 09:51:02 AM
I wash and rinse my scalp with dishwashing liquid a couple of times then once I get the oils and salt off I lather up with a drop of dishwashing liquid then a couple of drops of headslick.  I usually shave with my de but if I miss a day I do the same in the shower using my headblade then when I'm done and my scalp is dried off, I shave again over the sink with my de.  It's amazing how much leftover hair is on my scalp but the de takes it off.  When I'm done shaving, I splash some generic witch hazel on my scalp to tighten it up and bring out the shine.  The fact I'm shaving with one hand makes it more difficult but I wrecked my other hand and I'm not fully recovered so it's a one handed shave for now.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TheGodfather on September 04, 2009, 07:23:31 PM
The Godfathers head shaving routine:

I have oily skin and adult acne so my skin has to be done to perfection.

tools of the trade:
-neutrogena TSAL shampooo
-Gillette Mach 3(razorsdirect 64 blades deal of the century)
- Target brand exfoliating scrub
-badger hair brush
-Bump Patrol Shave gel in tube
-Bump Patrol aftershave
-headblade matte finish lube
----I also use baldguyz wipes during the day(50pack @their website)

I shave in the shower and its the best way by far i believe.

1. I wash my head clean with hot water and use a very small ammount of TSAL shampoo and lather and let it sit in my little hair while i wash the rest of my body. let it sit in for about 3 mins.
2. then I take the Target scrub to my head to remove any dead skin etc.
3. clean head again.
4. a dime sized amount of BP shave gel on a brush and lather up my head for another 2 mins. 
5. Shave away i perfer with the grain but after joining this site i go against it by far better but im still testing the waters and then wash my head clean.
6. then i do the side stroke i do this with NO cream just water, to make sure all is gone. i think it works miracles.
7. get out of the shower, rinse with cold very cold h2o and towel dry my head over the sink. 
8. apply BP to my head which really keeps my head clean and spot free.  by far the best. I love BP brand so much i sent in my headclear and my old shaving creams and gels and they sent me theirs for free along with samples.  BP for those who dont know is a african brand but im Italian and i find this works great on my skin as well.
9. finally i lube with headblade matte lube.


 try this and tell me what you think or if you have any suggestions id love to hear.

The Godfather
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: hipstersaint on October 20, 2009, 03:25:07 PM
I can't help but notice how many headbladers have to 'clean up' with the fusion.....?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: hasting316 on November 13, 2009, 09:24:31 AM
The first thing I do is figure out how long it's been since my last shave. Sometimes I get lazy and have to take the electric clippers to it. So if need be, I do this first.

Then I shower. While in the shower, I take a bar of lava pumice soap to my head. It's cheap and it works. I give it a good hot rinse and clean the rest of my body as usual.

After my shower, I leave my head wet and lather it up with regular old barbasol shave gel.

I use the cheapo disposable Bic razors. I get a bag of 10 for a dollar. I shave my head in sections. Starting with the back. Then the top. Then the sides. First I drag the blade with the grain, apply more lather, then go against the grain. I follow this procedure one section at a time. I use 2 razors to shave my entire head then I grab a new one to clean up anywhere I missed.

When I'm done, I wash with cold water and a bar of regular bath soap. I blot dry (not wipe). Then apply that blue lidocaine gel that you would normally apply to a sunburn. It is inexpensive and it contains lidocaine, aloe vera, and it contains no alcohol. It has a cooling menthol feel to it.

So there you have it. For all you Sly Bald Guys that are on a tight budget.

Here's another idea I got from a friend that works REAL well. Get a hand towel and get it wet. Throw it in the microwave for a couple minutes and get it hot. Wrap it around your scalp for a while before lathering up. Softens up the stubble and feels great.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: KentBaldGuy on November 26, 2009, 08:19:48 AM
I tend to do it in the reverse way to everyone else. I shave first with Mach 3 Turbo & Gillette Gel, flannel the worst of the gel off, and THEN get in the shower and was literally wash from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. Total time: 25 to 30 mins

I find this works best for me and seems to keep my head spot free.

Afterwards I may put a dab of facial moisturiser or after shave lotion on the scalp.

Tony
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TylerLutz on November 28, 2009, 07:41:49 PM
Howdy, new to the board, thought I'd share my routine:

I shave before the shower at the sink with the Headblade Sport with Triple Blades.

I first use HeadShed which I've noticed makes a huge difference in how easy it is to shave.

I then aplly HeadSlick and go with the grain at first then against the grain and touch up the ears with the Headblade, although I've heard many folks say its hard with the Headblade I seem to manage.

I then shower and here is the kicker----I use HeadWash (even though it says you're supposed to use it BEFORE shaving I use it AFTER and it makes my head incredibly smooth.  If I don't use it my head is not as smooth. It's weird but it works.

Then I apply HeadLube Matte and just sit and wait for my girlfriend to rush up and caress my freshly shaven head.   O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TylerLutz on November 29, 2009, 03:13:42 PM
Oh and I'm also going to try this "cold water" trick everyone has been talking about.  Sounds invigorating!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mangosink12572 on December 09, 2009, 12:03:06 PM
At six in the morning I get up to shave and (before  bald) I was back in bed ten minutes later  - fully shaved - - now after shaving my face I lather my head after covering it with a very warm wash cloth  and I use Bald Guyz shaving gel  - - which I like - - -I use the Schick Xtreme3 razor   -this takes me about 15 minutes - - - - - - THEN afer reading some of your reports on how you shave  - - -I soak my wash cloth in cold water and wipe my smooth BALD HEAD  and when it drys  - -The shine is unbelieveable - - several  bald guys at breakfast have asked what I use - - -and I found they do the same cold water rinse - -  it works  sometimes later in the day I use Bald Guyz moisture gel  - -again I like it - - - -I really enjoy being BALD  - - - I love being BALD-   as a BALD friend said last week "IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY"       
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: ref_craig on December 11, 2009, 09:58:19 AM
Has anyone come up with a unique way to sink shave?

I have been searching for different ways to get the best save

Take for instance, if you shave after a shower you noggin is prepped for shaving

You can get the best shave after a shower but if you want to shave mid day

Liking the idea of wrapping the head in a wet hot towel

Ever thought of using those warm shaving cream dispensers?

Really would like to hear your inputs on this




Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on December 11, 2009, 10:23:13 AM
Has anyone come up with a unique way to sink shave?

I have been searching for different ways to get the best save

Take for instance, if you shave after a shower you noggin is prepped for shaving

You can get the best shave after a shower but if you want to shave mid day

Liking the idea of wrapping the head in a wet hot towel

Ever thought of using those warm shaving cream dispensers?

Really would like to hear your inputs on this
Like others here, I always have taken a nice hot shower before shaving. 
But, I find that if I can wait about an hour or go to the gym before showering, I get a much better, smoother, longer lasting shave.
I do throw a wash cloth, soaked in straight steaming hot water on the dome after showering while I assemble my shaving "weapons."
I use Headslick, w a few drops of glycerine in a shaving brush to whip up a nice lather on the dome.  Saves on the HS, and makes enough for a second pass.
Hope that helps you.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mangosink12572 on December 11, 2009, 12:47:10 PM
Strange as it may seem - -if I shave later in the morning or in the afternoon I get a better and longer lasting shave and it is alot smoother than when I do it in the early morning - My dome feels so much smoother after shaving later in the day and it lasts the rest of the day.  It is 43 days of being BALD and  - -I love being BALD    
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Ryan_604 on December 12, 2009, 01:07:55 AM
All I do is :

1) Have a shower and use whatever is in my shower to clean myself
2) I use Gillette Sensitive Skin and lather up and hit my dome with the Fusion Power   
3) Against the grain and feel for spots with my hand, and wipe the extra stuff off my head.

That's it, but I still hate my shadow left over so I need a new routine..

Please give me some suggestions.

Thanks Boys!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: The Noggin on December 12, 2009, 01:46:48 PM
I don't shower in the morning. The shaving goes like this:

Fill sink with hot water.
Clean complete head with Yves Rocher Ginseng Actif Daily Face Wash.
Lather with HeadSlick.
Shave face with a Wilkinson disposable.
Shave dome with a HeadBlade S4 Shadow with HB triple blades or Wilkinson Contact Plus double blades, one pass against the grain. A little touch-up above the ears with the disposable.
Rinse with hot water, then shortly with cold water.
After drying, apply HeadLube matte or Yves Rocher Ginseng Actif After-Shave Balm or (in the Summer because of its cooling effect) Baxter of California After Shave Balm

This takes about 15 minutes and keeps my dome smooth for 10-12 hours.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Stevo on December 12, 2009, 02:50:09 PM
I need to update my routine once again, I've done some additions and modifications recently.

The Equipment
Gillette Sensor Excel Razor
HeadBlade Sport with Sensor Adapter
Shaving Brush
Jumbo Chowder Mug
HeadSlick Shaving Cream w/ Pump
HeadShed Exfoliating Scrub
HeadLube Gloss or Matte (optional)

I only shave every other day.  Before I fire up the shower I fill my sink with hot water, soaking the mug and brush in it.  Then I take my shower, using one of your average everyday body washes and a big puffy thing.  Every 4th day, or every other shave, I use the HeadShed before leaving the shower.  I dry myself off from the chest down, then retrieve my mug and brush from the water, making sure to leave just a touch of water in the mug.  I pump out 2-3 pumps of HeadSlick and work it around the mug to make a good lather.  I then apply the lather to my head/face, starting at the top and working my way down.  I then get my Sensor Excel and start working on my face.  I also use the regular razor to cut in around the ears and at the very back of my neck. 

I rework the lather on my head, if necessary, and then start in with the HeadBlade.  I shave from front to back, with an additional back-to-front on the back of my head if I'm going for super-smooth.  I then feel around for spots I've missed and go over them again before rinsing off with a handful of fresh tap water.  After drying off I use a dab of HeadLube if I think I need it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Grr8 Franzini on January 08, 2010, 04:55:16 PM
Godfather,

I have used bump patrol on my face after shaving for a long time now. I just had my first head shave earlier today and used it on my head as well. I truly think this stuff is amazing. Works without a doubt. I would highly recommend anyone with bump problems uses it. Gets rid of them extremely fast.!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SultanofSwing86 on January 10, 2010, 04:46:15 AM
I'm a shower shaver, originally used to do it by the sink with shaving foam but used to suffer with razor burn.

Now it goes that I have a hot shower, use an oil, King of Shaves Alphaoil (harder to get hold of headslick in the uk), then shave solely against the grain. Post shaving I use a fairly standard aftershave balm from Boots that seems to make the head feel cooler and makes it more shiny.
I really think that any sort of oil is good on the head just prior to shaving, just a couple of drops seems to lubricate things enough, also the hot shower conditions seem to be better for getting a closer shave. I use a Mach3 blade but am looking to try out the Headblade in the near future.   
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Gimme on February 17, 2010, 03:50:41 PM
Get in the shower --- Hot water.

Clean my dome with Cetaphil

Apply HeadSlick Shaving Cream

Shave my dome as best as I can while still in the shower (Fusion ATM)

Step out of the shower, go to the mirror and finish shaving

Step back in the shower, apply a little more Cetaphil to see if dome is completely slick

Pour some cold water over my dome

Step out of the shower and dry myself

Apply Nivea Shaving Cream

Spend the next 5 minutes next to the A/C (it's HOT down here!)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Magoo on February 17, 2010, 06:38:53 PM
In shower wash head with Apricot scrub. This get rid of any of those loose flakes.Leave shower  and wet head with water,then shave with GILLETE GOOD NEWS.For got first apply NIVEA shave gel.Rinse with water then use BALD GUYZ moisture gel.Fast and cheap works for me. I have used the FUSION and QUANTRO there good but for me not worth the price. I have the HEAD BLADE good also but nicks come easy.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Arnie on February 19, 2010, 01:20:05 PM
When I shave, I get around my ears as well with my Fusion using Tolsum Shaving Gel.  :px

Then I get the rest in the shower using HeadSlick and my HeadBlade. ::)

I scrub my dome down with Tolsum Facial Scrub and dry off. :)

After drying off, I use Tolsum Aftershave splash and top it off with Tolsum Skin Smoothing Gel for a baby powder smooth feel without the mess!!! O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Gil on March 30, 2010, 09:21:43 AM

 I have two easy methods:

 I simply let the hot water in the shower run over my head, put on some Gillette Foamy and shave with the grain . I shave every two days as this saves my skin.

Other times I use my clippers.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: marcx on April 22, 2010, 07:31:21 AM
So far I have been..

Hot shower using head shed and head wash...

Step to sink (I need a mirror!)
Uee the head slick...

Headblade sport with hb triples with and against grain...

follow up with clear head and maybe some head lube....
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Morthen on May 18, 2010, 06:32:24 AM
Ive tried the headblade and just couldn't get into it feels so awkward and takes longer for me so my current routine is

Shower with warm water

get in front of sink and lather up my head while massaging it a bit (it feels good)

Shave ATG on top and back first, then the sides

Dry off and apply some skin moisturizer

Enjoy my day!
(also applying sunscreen if I know im going to be outside most of the day)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: lou911 on May 19, 2010, 04:27:19 PM
I shave in the shower. I use Equate apricot scrub, apply Headslick shaving cream, use the Headblade and the Fusion for the sides. Takes me about ten minutes. I use the Headlube glossy, however  the Walgreens doesn't sell it anymore , I;ve use cocoa butter but I prefer the Headlube. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: suckerv on June 09, 2010, 04:08:39 PM
I use the Fusion Pro Glide.  It gives me the smoothest, closest shave I have ever experienced.  

I do my shaving over the sink.  I like to see what I'm doing.  I use to do it in the shower, which I sometimes still do, but in front of a mirror is what I prefer.

I wet my head with hot water and lather up with a brush and shave soap.  I use to just lather up with Pert Plus shampoo + conditioner, which is still a pretty good product, but the shave soap that I get from Wal-mart is actually a really great product!

After lathering up, I go from front to back, starting from the middle and then the sides.  I go straight back until I reach the middle and proceed laterally across the front half of my head.  

I then lather up the front half again and shave against the grain on the sides.

After rinsing off, I lather up the back half and repeat the process.

Then, I get my face, jump in the shower, and rinse off!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jroske on June 17, 2010, 12:58:42 AM
Great shave routines indeed. Its usually easier in the shower less time consuming. If i want a good slow shave ill hit the sink. One thing i have been doing, don't know if it's already been said, but going up on the sides of the dome against the grain is always first. I guess the blade is at its sharpest in the beginning and there is the most hair on the sides for those with mpb. You get the real clean closeness with minimal shadow. Works well. the most ill go with out shaving is about three days give or take. Anyway cool routines looking  to learning something new from you guys that'll make it easier.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: texanron on June 30, 2010, 11:10:46 AM
My shave routine: While in the shower I scrub my head and face with St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Then lather up with some Headslick and shave with the Headblade. Rinse with cold water. As cold as I can stand. Finish it off with Bald Guyz Moisture Gel. I do this every other day.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: JBGood on July 07, 2010, 09:12:11 PM
Usually shave the do every day, won't let it go over 2 though. I shave over the sink.
Use hot water to wet down to soften stubs. Use Barbasol Aloe S.Cream.
And would advise to use a multiple blade shaver, I use no less than 3 blade, this will allow for a smooth nic free experience.
I personally don't advise an "against the grain" up stroke, that may or may not cause ingrown hairs.

I start on my sides first, with my shaving strokes going side ways ,from front to back.

I then go over the top, (There is a little stubs left up there lol).
Then I use a mirror to see the back of my head and use down strokes to finish.
(I don't have to use a mirror if I don't have one, by the way).
 
I finish with hot water rinse and toweling.  (I feel that hot water keeps the pores open to allow proper rinsing)

I don't use any sort of finish cream, I like the dry clean feeling.
This is what works for me, hope it helps someone.

JB
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: phigg on July 28, 2010, 12:28:03 PM
This post is a two parter:  First, what I've been doing for the past 2 weeks:

Being new to this, with a .... um.. complicated head, I can't shower-shave, so it's sink for me.
I take a shower first usually, and steam up the noggin.  Sometimes I'll use St. Ives scrub, but not always, for reasons I'll reveal in a second.
Then I pat dry, and head for the sink.  I soak a washcloth in hot water, and lay that on my head.. then repeat.. Then I break out my headblade and head slick, (I'm experimenting with a brush too) and normally start shaving w/ the grain on top and sides, then against, but I might just skip to against the grain.
Lastly, the back.. that's tricky, I can't quite do it myself yet, I have scarring back there. The wife helps.
Apply cold washcloth, pat, then pat dry.
Finish off with "Tend Skin", a pretty good product, I think.
I might put on some Jergens Natural Glow too, after the Tendskin dries.

Okay, part two:  here's the dilemma.  One, my head is quite curvy and shaped, sorta.. I like it, it's cool, but not as easy as a shave as some other's might be if more perfectly round. 
But the big, big problem is the hair tranplants I once had.  It's left little plugs in the front which aren't too difficult to deal with, but the bigass scars in the back are a nightmare.
As it is, I seem to get a lot of razor burn and bumps because of them, which only makes them more hideous . In the back, I would prefer to shave straight up against the grain to remove as much shadow as possible, but I'm afraid of tearing my scalp to shreds. I mean, it feels pretty smooth back there, all in all, by hand, but I think a razor is a little more discerning where's that's concerned. One scar even reaches around to my right side, all the way to above my ear  -the butchers! As it is, I ask the wife to shave back there gently, because I don't fully trust myself going with the grain at this point.

Any ideas? (At least the top is not such a problem)  Is a 3 blade razor better for an uneven head than a 5 blade razor?
Also, some people have told me that after shaving for a while, the shadow lessens, as the skin gets accustomed to the shaving and you can get closer or something..  true?  (Boy that'd be nice).
Also, I hear that scars will fade with exposure to sunlight, which they're getting for the first time ever. I'm also using Mederma on them.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldWriterBob on August 26, 2010, 03:31:18 PM
I started out at every two days but now find I am not satisfied with the second day's Velcro feel.

I shave at the sink. Hot water followed by PRORASO pre-shave cream. Fusion shave gel and a HeadBlade. Rinse with hot water. Ice cube to finish and, right now, Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer for a little color blending.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: thebaboun on September 08, 2010, 06:48:08 AM
Here I go!

I shave usually every three days, but will school starting, it will be everyday I guess, or when special occasion comes.

I shave in the shower, hot water on the head of course.
Then I use Cream (without alcohol)
I shave against the grain + wtg and I verify with my fingers, if it is well done.
After I wash my head with Irish Spring Soap
finally I put some daily moisturizer.....

Just to let you guys know I buy my razors at the $1 store (5 three blades razors for $1) They seem to do the job!

That's for me!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: rcg5227 on September 08, 2010, 07:38:59 AM
I usually shave my head in the shower.
This is what I use.

-My headblade (of course) with a Women's Sensor Blade put on backwards.

-A very small amount (smaller that the size of a dime) of baby oil before my shower. I rub my head with the baby oil.

-Before I shave my head, I use a shampoo and conditioner. I use what shampoo or conditioner my wife has, which is usually tresemme, pantene, or a store brand equivalent. Then I wash, letting the shampoo and conditioner in  my scalp for a few minutes. I use my wife's skintimate, smooth silk, or a store brand equivalent. There is also a shaving cream at Walmart that is like $2 a can called Gillette Satin Care, that we use sometimes, but we don't make it to walmart that often because the closest one is 25 miles away. My skin is sensitive and men's shaving cream/gels can make me break out,  irritate my skin, and possibly bleed a little from the irritation.

-After my shower, I usually shave my face at the sink.

-Then I put on a facial scrub/mask that clenses and condition that my wife uses. That really helps with irritation. I leave it on for about five minutes and wash it off. What I use for irritation cost only $1 at the Dollar Tree. It is in a purple squeeze container. It works wonder for me for irritation and it's only $1.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: werewolfen on October 01, 2010, 09:18:23 PM
Every other day I use a Schick EXTREME III, with medicated equate walmart brand skin creme thats basically generic Noxema. I put about an inch of medicated skin creme in the bottom of a coffee mug, then heat it in the microwave maybe 8 seconds to get it warm/hot, then slather it all on my face and head.

I then wait 5 minutes to let it loosen up the stubble, then I have a half gallon size bowl of hot-hot water for dunking my razor in and shaking it, then I start shaving. When I'm done shaving and I do shave against the grain, I rub onto my head and face the  hot water from inside my razor half gallon water bowl which by that time has a lot of the medicated camphor creme mixed in with it from shaking my razor, then I take a rag and blot off any water or creme still left on my head and face.

Then I use a small amount of vaseline to prevent irritation on my head and face. I've been using this method for a few years now, since I only use one razor per shave and trash it, I avoid all those over priced gels and cremes.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldBradley on October 06, 2010, 11:05:47 PM
Jump in the shower
Wash hair with shampoo
Put shaving cream on and let it sit there for a little bit
Shave with the grain
Wash off cut hair
Shave against the grain
Wash hair again
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sgt. Pate on October 07, 2010, 01:55:42 PM
You know, I think I've changed my shave routine a dozen times since my original post.
But the shower is still the best.
I like to put whatever I'm using to wash on my head and let it soak while I wash everywhere else, then rinse.
Apply my HeadSlick with my left hand and shave the noggin with the HeadBlade in the right, keeping the left hand up and reapplying/ moving around the Headslick.
I still do the cold water rinse of my pate before getting out though it's getting tougher the colder the weather gets!  ;D
I finish up with ClearHead then Bald Guyz Moisture Lotion.  4-5 minutes max!  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldBradley on October 07, 2010, 02:08:14 PM
You know, I think I've changed my shave routine a dozen times since my original post.
But the shower is still the best.

I tried shaving in the bathtub yesterday thinking "oh I can  soak my entire body in warm water" (I go full sly sometimes)... It was more of a hassle than its worth, your entire body gets covered with hair, and I ended up using more water than I would have taking a shower.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: rcg5227 on October 07, 2010, 09:50:13 PM
I haven't been using my headblade recently, but use one of my wife's razors and her shaving gel. Usually I put baby oil on my head then get into the shower. It also helps to shampoo and use conditioner on my head before shaving. I usually shave my head in the shower. After my shower, I'll shave my face and put a tea tree oil cleanser on my face and that soothes any irritation, if there is any. The Tea Tree oil leaves my head and face soft.
Men's shaving products usually make me bleed and break out, but there is an exception with Nivea for men. The store where I was getting it at no longer has it in stock. It was a retail surplus store (it's like a mom and pop owned Ollie's outlet) that sold it for only $1. Usually at those type of stores will occasionally carry it. Once it is sold out, it is uncertain whether they will get it back in.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: joe mcclaine on October 11, 2010, 01:12:20 AM
Wash head with soap
Slap on Noxzema foam
Scrape off with razor
Rinse with cold water
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sgt. Pate on October 11, 2010, 03:50:54 PM
Wash head with soap
Slap on Noxzema foam
Scrape off with razor
Rinse with cold water

Purist!   :*))

J/K    O:O
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tomgallagher on October 11, 2010, 04:00:14 PM
Me to me to.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: joe mcclaine on October 11, 2010, 11:05:21 PM
Wash head with soap
Slap on Noxzema foam
Scrape off with razor
Rinse with cold water

Purist!   :*))

J/K    O:O

 O0

I like to keep it simple. I have enough on making sure I'm wearing matching socks.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sgt. Pate on October 13, 2010, 06:34:17 PM
Quote

 O0

I like to keep it simple. I have enough on making sure I'm wearing matching socks.

Hey wait!  They're supposed to match?  :o
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: RayzorBlade on November 06, 2010, 09:32:15 AM
I flip flop, shower shave with hot water, next day sink shave. I find this helps cut down on too much shine. I know some like shine, but hot water shower shaves too often makes my head too shiny. I rarely ever get razor bumps doing it this way. WTG and then ATG. Works for me.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jimbobjohnbrown on November 26, 2010, 10:56:27 AM
Once a day with my wet/dry.  I go dry, too lazy to do the whole wet shave with it.  Works fine dry I think.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: balddaniel on December 28, 2010, 01:21:43 PM
Hey rward thanks for the tip.   O0 I am going to check out CVS for that.  Here is my routine.

Jump in shower
wash head face and bod
Put  fusion thermal scrub on head and shave face
Rinse dome shave with Bald Guyz get.
shave front to back then up the back of head and check sides for stubble
rinse, dry bald guyz mositure get and done  :@`
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jimbo48 on January 15, 2011, 07:07:35 PM
Apply Williams Lectric Shave to my head.
Wait about 2 minutes
Shave with my Conair CleanHead electric shaver
Rinse my head with cold water for 30 seconds
Dry my head with a towel
Apply Banana Boat sun screen
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TheBreeze on February 04, 2011, 01:31:54 PM
I've been doing it for a few months now with good results, so I will share my routine.

-I work out a lot, so I will normally shave after a workout
-Get into shower and get the hot water going, get the dome nice and warmed up
-Exfoliate with Head Shed
-Using a shave brush, I whip up a super lather with Caswell Massey Greenbriar Shave Soap, a few pumps of pure glycerin and some Caswell Massey Greenbriar Shave Cream
-Apply lather to all of head and face
-I use the Gillette Fusion Proglide Power
-Shave face with the grain
-Shave head with the grain
-Rinse and reapply lather to head and face
-Shave face against the grain
-Reapply some lather on the head
-Shave head against the grain
-Rinse and exit shower, pat dry head and face
-Rinse entire face and head with cold water
-Apply Clear Head to face and head and allow a bit of time to dry (brush teeth)
-Apply Head Lube or Jergens Natural Glow
-Splash on some Caswell Massey Greenbriar after shave
-Conquer the world
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sly Red on February 04, 2011, 01:39:01 PM
A man after my own heart!  A good head shave can't be rushed. ^-^

Breeze, you're as much of a product 'ho as me.  :*))

Red
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TheBreeze on February 04, 2011, 04:02:04 PM
I do like me some good product, always have.

Using good stuff and being thorough makes it more enjoyable for me, plus the results are very good.  I can get through my routine very quickly now too, so I am on my way! 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: luky7evens on February 24, 2011, 04:31:30 AM
Hello all

First off I'm new here and have been shaving my head for well about 5 years, and all I have to say is how much I have been not doing and probably been missing out on in these past 5 years.

Well my routine as follows right now is.

every 3rd day

1. splash hot water on my head. (not letting it soak in or anything)
2. use Gillette foamy on. (again not letting it sit at all)
3. the proceed to shave AGT starting with the back, then going to the side, then the top.
4. after that I will run my fingers over my head and go over any spots that are rough.

So needless to say after looking at forums on this site, and reading some articles online I will be changing my routine and seeing how that works.

 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goldy on March 17, 2011, 12:28:29 PM
First I take my razor and put it in a glass jar with about 1/2" of Hydrogen Peroxide in it, to let it soak/disinfect while I take a shower.

Work some Bald Guys shampoo into my scalp and let it marinate while I wash up. Rinse.

Get out of shower without drying off dome.

Get the water nice and hot in the sink, put a few drops of Shave Secret in my hands with water and massage my scalp a bit.

Rinse off blade and apply Aveeno Calming with a brush.

Shave with the grain all over, leaving the back of neck for last. Check for any patches. Check around my ears. Rewet my hands and massage the reactivated Shave Secret, spread leftover Aveeno. Shave against the grain. Check around my ears again. Check for any missed spots and hit 'em up.

Get water nice and cold. Rinse off and PAT dry my head. Apply Aloe Vera & Vitamin E Baby Oil Gel. (1 or 2 drops) Massage into scalp really well. Let that sit in while I shave my face/around the beard/brush me teeth, etc. Soft cloth buff off excess oil.

Boom, done.

I've only shaved my head 3 times (been using the Cleanhead prior) but I can get it done, including shaving around my beard in about 10 minutes. No nicks, no irritation. I also use the Bald Guys Gel from time to time during the day, since sometime the top of my head gets a bit flaky. Nothing too gross, just dry.

The hydrogen peroxide bath I've been giving my blades has helped TREMENDOUSLY. Not only am I getting a super close shave, my blades have been lasting much, much longer.

I'd also like to try the Aloe Vera/Vitamin E regular Baby OIL, not the gel. Seems like it would work better since the gel is so thick, it seems like I'm wasting it if I use more than three small drops. It definitely makes your dome feel nice and smooth though.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Jimlog on April 14, 2011, 07:23:16 PM
Just did a shower shave using Bald Guyz shave gel and Gillette Fusion razor. Went over my whole head twice against the grain. Rinsed off and finished with some Bald Guyz moisture gel and a little Headlube glossy. EXCELLENT result. Ultra smooth and a nice shine to boot!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: blackbaldman19 on April 19, 2011, 12:28:33 AM
i haven't mastered the technique of shaving my head without a mirror. so i shave at the sink. and i've been shaving for about 4 months.


My Procedures:
Wet my head for about 4 mintues with HOT WATER

Rub in EDGE SENSITIVE SKIN GEL. Let it sit for about 2 to 3 mintues

Get my razor. after i use my razor after 3 times i get a new one. ( I USE THE MACH 3 TURBO)

I start on my top and shave from the right side of my head to the left side. as i go futher back, i shave AGAINST THE GRAIN BUT DON'T APPLY PRESSURE!!!!

Once I get to the back I shave from the left side of my head to my right side. as i go futher down, ONCE AGAIN I SHAVE AGAINST THE GRAIN  BUT DON'T APPLY PRESSURE( Going up in the back)!!!!

On my sides of my head. I GO AGAINST THE GRAIN BUT I DON'T APPLY PRESSURE because i'll tend to bleed but it heals quickly.

After i'm done shaiving i rinse off my cool water for about 5 mintues. and then i put baby oil on. rub it in smoothly and also i rub in headlube glossy and i'm done. :)


Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: melkins22 on May 06, 2011, 11:24:52 AM
Some of ya have a pretty time consuming routine...must not have small children anymore :D  I have a 6 week old and a 2 yeard old and there is no way I could take 30 minutes in the bathroom for my shaving routine.  This is what I do:

1.  Take normal shower for 4 minutes or so.
2.  Spread on some Nivea shave gel (no reason just the one I grabbed)
3.  Use my HB and shave it down (With grain then against the grain)
4.  Put on some nivea aftershave lotion and some Aloe lotion with Vit E
5.  Go eat breakfast with my kiddos.
6.  Live life
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sly Red on May 06, 2011, 11:41:43 AM
Shave in haste, bleed in leisure . . . to paraphase an old addage.  ;D

Red
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: baldjoeg on May 12, 2011, 05:13:49 PM

The cold water rinse on the head after a good shave does help close the pores and helps to eliminate a bump problem.


 ;)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: auto216834 on May 17, 2011, 02:25:25 PM
1 or 2 times/week. Wahl super taper electric shaver (no attachments) on minimum setting to cut all 'remaining' hair as short as possible (<1mm). I just use a plastic cover that I drape over the sink to catch any hair. Perhaps I could send my hair to Borat in Kazakhstan for some money.

I've never cut myself using this shaver. It's been good to me over the years, but I do oil it regularly and clean it after each use.

Shower + shaving gel + regular razor... as many have commented, it's just easier for clean up. Finish up shower.

Some moisturiser and I'm done. I've been told on several occasions I have a shiney head.. I don't know yet if this is a compliment  :D
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: foreversmooth on May 18, 2011, 01:27:24 PM
I shave about 2 or 3 times per week, after taking a shower. I use Gillette shaving gel and a Mach 3 razor. I shave in all directions to get a close shave. If I want a really smooth scalp, I shave my head twice. This will prevent stubble for a longer period.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Titus13 on May 18, 2011, 10:31:30 PM
I first use cvs apricot srub on my head in the shower to prep my
head then I apply kos alpha shaving oil to my head then alphagel
shave gel. my weapon of choice is the fusion.I do one pass with
the grain and one against.I finish with a cold rinse and apply some
witch hazel.then baby oil with vitamin e and aloe vera to finish off
but I have to try headslick products in the future
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: baldjoeg on May 19, 2011, 02:54:31 PM


Auto,

The shine on your head looks great. I would take it as a compliment.

 ;)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PeanutHead214 on May 22, 2011, 11:40:06 PM
Hey guys, Im new to the site. About a year old to the life of a sly guy, and I hate it, but there is no going back. What I mean when I say I hate it is that it hurts to shave. So I will shave and let the hair grow back, but than my head breaks out really bad. But if I shave daily or every other day it is extremely painful. What should I do? Please help.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: WhiskeyHotel on May 23, 2011, 06:59:49 AM
Hey guys, Im new to the site. About a year old to the life of a sly guy, and I hate it, but there is no going back. What I mean when I say I hate it is that it hurts to shave. So I will shave and let the hair grow back, but than my head breaks out really bad. But if I shave daily or every other day it is extremely painful. What should I do? Please help.

Thanks in advance!

hey man. welcome. can you tell us a little about your current routine? then we can point out different things to try which may help with the pain.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Blitzed on May 23, 2011, 09:59:08 AM
At least every other day but then I have the time to do it. I shower first-how do people take baths? And if you're 6'5'" as I am, using a bath tub presents me with the problem of which  to wash first; Top to waist or waist to toes and I don't care what they say, emerging from a tub bath I never feel quite clean. I use NIvea face scrub which I use all over my head, rinse that, use one of several different products to shave and then take aim for my head. Here, too, I've a selection of things to speed the slicing blade. I start with either Nivea 3 or Bald Buyz but if its a "special occasion" or I want to get the most mileage from my peel, I'll go back and use baby oil for an even closer shave. I use a Mach3 that vibrates and I feel that gives me a better shine. It may not but when I don't use it I'm convinced there's just a slight bit of difference. I rinse thoroughly and, if I've used an oil, take some cream or solution that has a mild caustic (usually alcohol) to make sure the pores are cleaned of the oil. But, even though the written version may seem complicated, I refer to it as my wash and wear head which reasonably accurate.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PeanutHead214 on May 23, 2011, 05:23:12 PM
well I tried everything to be honest. I tried magic shave, but that made my head burn and it stinks.

I tried a wet/dry razor but it doesnt get the smooth look I want.

I tried shaving in the shower, in the sink,  using the HB, Pro Glide, M3, and everything feels like it is tugging at my hair.
I have sensitive skin so I use sensitive shave gel, right now I am using SchickHydro.

So i guess if I had a routine it would be this.
let hot water run, and put towel under hot water
put towel on head for about 15 seconds, and repeat
put shaving creme on and let it sit for a few minutes
run razor under hot water and begin to shave

Right from the first stroke I regret even shaving my head, because I dont get a nice smooth stroke. I get a tugging, bleeding, painful reaction.

Please help, because I can not go through this for the rest of my life lol.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: WhiskeyHotel on May 23, 2011, 07:57:14 PM
i think you tried a couple things.

1) shower shave and only with the grain
2) let the hot water run on your head for a bit...get a good steam going
3) using conditioner on your head to soften up the hairs
4) i recommend king of shaves alpha gel...they make a sensitive and antibacterial kind that works great
5) go to work with the headblade or your razor of choice. given your skin, definitely recommend a quality razor.
6) rinse and wash your dome with antibacterial soap. i use a cetaphil antibacterial bar soap on my head.
7) COLD water rinse...even use an ice cub to rub over your head
8) put aftershave or witch hazel on the ol dome
9) moisturize and sunscreen

it's seems like a long process, but it will help. between soaking your head more in hot water/conditioner and the cold water/ice rub...it should help a bit. give it a shot.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BrianBradford on May 26, 2011, 07:43:04 AM
My shave routine is this...

Before bed, wet hands with hot water, rub hands on head.
Apply Barbasol shave cream on head, neck, between eyebrows, and face.
Shave using Bic Comfort 3 disposable razor starting with face.
Soak a wash rag with cold water and wipe head and face.
Go to bed.

I'd shave Sunday night, Tuesday night, and Thursday night.

I never used any pre-shave cleanser, or exfoliate, or aftershave lotion or moisturizer. I used to get the occasional razor burn on the very bottom of my neck line though. Nothing I couldn't handle.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Stevo on June 25, 2011, 01:52:46 PM
I need to update my routine AGAIN!  I've lost track of how many versions of my routine I have on here, so I'll call this one Version 6.9:

Shower with a loofa, scrubbing hard

Dry off everything but my head

3 pumps of HeadSlick, straight to the head and face (I never quite got the coverage I needed up top with the shaving brush)

Shave the face, using a regular Sensor Excel handle and blade, including behind and around the ears

Shave the field of my head with a HeadBlade and Sensor Excel blade, front to back, rinsing off the blade after each pass

(optional) Shave the back of my head from front to back to get completely smooth

Rinse everything off

A small pump of Walgreen's Men's Lotion, to help keep the noggin smooth and healthy.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: kayaker on July 12, 2011, 09:41:07 AM
Only been at this a week, but here is what I've been doing:

Wash head at bathroom sink.

Apply foam/cream/gel to head and cover it with a wet, microwaved, steaming towel.

Walk around the house, scaring the dogs and my gf.  :px

Wipe off head and reapply foam/cream/gel to  my head.

Shave WTG then ATG using my Mach 3 that I've grown used to using on my face. I also bought a HeadBlade Sport, but haven't used it yet.

Ice cold water rinse.

Thayer's Witch Hazel with Aloe splashed on.

Finally, some lotion of some sort depending on what I'm going to be doing. The HeadBlade SPF30, for instance, if I'll be outside.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: ORTO on July 28, 2011, 12:17:19 PM
I like the idea of a shower shave for the reasons you've mentioned, but I never seem to get a good enough shave without taking forever. I rigged two mirrors in the shower and that made it a lot easier, but even then, it's hard to keep them lined up (one hangs on the curtain, the other sticks to the wall). Definitely less cleanup, your hair stays softer because of the heat and steam, and the few times I've had a proper shave in the shower, once I finished, I just cut the water to cold near the end of the shower (James Bond shower, aka: Scottish shower?).

I've been determined to get comfortable shaving without any use of a mirror, but I seem to get disoriented every time, or I keep trying to look for reflections in things to get a guide. When I try shaving in the shower without mirrors rigged, I get about halfway and realize it's already taken 30 minutes. Then I just get out and finish at the sink.

Lately, my routine is more like this.

1. Either take a nice hot shower for ten minutes or so. For the last five, I'll just soak my head and massage my scalp. Or, if I've already showered once or twice that day, my wife will usually heat up some wet rags and she'll wrap up my head for me. I'll let them sit while I have a cigarette, and by the time I'm done, I'll start.

2. I tried filling up a bowl with hot water and using that to rinse my razor, but the water never seems to stay hot enough. Since we are usually fairly cautious with our water, I'll look past the excess for this, letting it run at a low setting during my shave. Keeps it nice and hot, which seems to make a big difference.

3. Right now I'm using basic Williams shave soap from the drugstore, but I put a little Gillette gel on the puck before I mix it. Then I apply it with a badger brush. Shaves are done with a trusty Mach III, and I usually replace my cartridge after the fifth shave. I shave at least once a day, and my blades appreciate this. I do the sides and top of my head, against the grain. Then I do the back, the same way. Go over it for rough patches, re-lather, and hit it again. Check again for rough patches, and if there are any, I'll wet my head really well and put a thin coat of lather on. I make the last passes while feeling around for any roughness.

4. Rinse clean with cold water, wrap in a cold towel for a minute, then pat dry and throw on a little post-shave lotion. Right now I'm using some Nivea Sensitive aftershave I found at the drugstore in the little town we're in. If I go out, I use my wife's Honey Bee lotion with SPF-30, and if I'm about to go to bed, I might use a little Eucerin just keep my skin happy.

Sonny
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Daven on July 28, 2011, 03:06:56 PM
Ok, so after about 6 weeks of being sly, here's my routine I am using most of the time. I shave every other day for head, and twice a week for face, my facial hair is slower to grow and my (second) chin is sensitive.. :)

I shower in a luke-warm shower as if I shower in a hot shower, my MS acts up and hurts, so I can't take a hot shower. I soap up the whole body and then focus on luffa my head and really working the body wash on it. (my friend who is sly and taught me a lot showed me anti-bacterial body wash to use). and repeat twice.

Toward the end of the shower I put it on hotter and just let it fall on my head for about 5 minutes.  Then I soak a washcloth in  hot water and then ring it out. then turn off the shower and put the hot washcloth on my head and dry off. then I get out and keep the washcloth on my head as I prep my shaving stuff.

I then fill the sink with warm water and take the washcloth from my head and put it on the edge of the sink. I put headslick on my new brush (LOVE THE BRUSH- a cheap one from Target) and lather up. then I shave with the grain and then against the grain. Then I feel for missed spots, paying close attention to my ears. being OCD it takes longer to make sure NO stubble is left behind. Takes about 20 min to shave. 

Then since with water and wash with Ben. Per. And finish it off with either tanning lotion spy 8 or headline matte. 

Get dressed and enjoy my smooth head, oh, now is also the time my wife gives my scalp a kiss. She HATED it at first, now she LOVES it right after I shave.

The BIG and best advice my friend gave me was putting the hot washcloth on my head and leaving it on there until just before I shave. that  5 minutes or so really makes the difference. Keeps the pores open.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: ORTO on July 28, 2011, 04:25:41 PM
The BIG and best advice my friend gave me was putting the hot washcloth on my head and leaving it on there until just before I shave. that  5 minutes or so really makes the difference. Keeps the pores open.

Very true. If I don't do the cloth trick, it kind of shocks my scalp when I have to open the bathroom door to grab a hand mirror and to let the bathroom mirror de-fog, and that seems to negate all the work I've done to soften the stubble in the first place!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DaleBlankenship on August 17, 2011, 11:30:22 AM
I shave in the shower, so after washing my head and face with soap, I put some barbasol on my head and neck (I have a full beard) and use either my fusion or Mach 3 (depending on which one had cartridges on sale the last time I ran out) and go to town.  After the shower I use an unscented Vitamin E gel lotion on my head. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: karlman84 on October 11, 2011, 07:46:16 PM
I have been fully sly for a couple of weeks now.  I never thought to leave a hot wash cloth on my head while drying off every where else!  This is why this site is awesome!

Right now my routine is to shave my head and face every other day right after a shower.  I only need to shower every other day because I work in a office and don't really work up much of a sweat  :). (now I will leave the washcloth on the head right after my shower.)

I use a shave gel on my face and head, this stuff is clear and almost looks like hair gel when you squeeze it out of the bottle (I can't remember the brand, it was on sale and I am still trying everything out right now) and shave with the grain.  I have tried shaving against the grain on my face, but my skin is too sensitive for that, and always break out in razor burn a day or two later.  Its just not worth it!  I then use Gillette fusion pro-glide shave gel (this comes out blue from the can) on my head and shave against the grain. I save the excess gel (if any) in-case I need to do another pass on some spots that were missed. Doing this two step process, definitely seems to help with the razor burn.  I use Gillette Fusion proglide blades to do the deed, but the headblade is definitly looking very intersting! :-\ When shaving against the grain I need to be very careful as I have some kind of cist above my right ear, and it hurts when it gets nicked!  I also have a ward that I am in the process of getting rid of on the back of my head, it has never bothered me before, but now that I am going sly, it needs to go!

Once all the shave gel is scraped off, I check for stubble.  I have found that if my head or fingers are dry it is much harder to feel, but if i wet my fingers then check, I can feel the stubble much easier.

If there is any, I will use the excess gel from the first run and reapply on that spot and and give a quick pass with the razor. 

I am not too concerned if some spots of stubble are left as I still always seem to find some after I wash and pat dry my head.  My hair is blonde so you don't even notice it by just looking.

After my head is dry, I throw on some Gillette after shave lotion for sensitive skin!  I just love the felling of the cold air hitting my head when I leave the bathroom!  In total my shower and shave routine takes about 50 minutes give or take.  My shower and shave time are about equal as I enjoy a long hot shower, its nice a relaxing.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldBear on October 11, 2011, 11:42:10 PM
I only need to shower every other day because I work in a office and don't really work up much of a sweat

 :-\
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jumissa.fi on October 12, 2011, 11:15:14 AM
for everyone willing to save cash in razorblades: www.razorpit.com <---- tested it now for about a month and i can guarantee it works :) + full refund if ur unhappy for any reason :) -Jumissa-
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: marty22 on October 19, 2011, 08:02:44 PM
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Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Slynito on October 19, 2011, 08:16:04 PM
 :*)) :*)) :*))
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul the Headblader on October 19, 2011, 10:54:37 PM
well, it goes easy for me.
I grab my shaving foam (some gillette stuff), I apply it on my head, then I get my Gillette Blue 3 and shart shaving it.
I repeat  this 2 times (2 in total), then I do the same with my beard. I shave my beard daily so It will "grow" faster :)
I do this every day.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: tmgrood on October 20, 2011, 05:13:55 AM
I shave every other day. My face, head and then I take my shower.
So far I have been using the Headblade shaving cream and really like it. My blade of choice is the Mach 3.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: skram on November 14, 2011, 10:19:05 AM
I've been shaving for 3 weeks now and I seem to have a routine down, so thought I'd share it.

I shave my face in the shower, but haven't tried shaving the head there yet.

After my shower, I rewet my head and lather up with HeadSlick. I use the HeadBlade and shave front to back with the grain. I then re-lather - I like this part, the mentholated cream feels good on the freshly scraped scalp. I then shave from back to front against the grain.

Next, I shave in an upwards motion next to and just above the ears. For this part I just hold the ring of the razor between my forefinger and thumb. I find it easier that way for just around the ears.

Then I feel around for any missed spots to clean up, there are usually a couple in the back.

I rinse with cold water. I picked this up from a post (I think by Buddha). Like others have found, it feels good and gives a good rinse. I then use HeadLube Matte to finish off.

I'm finding that I get a smooth shave, although I do have 2 spots at the base of my skull on either side that I do have trouble getting as smooth as the rest. I'll keep trying to find a way to smooth those out more. Seems the direction of the grain is diagonal and that combined with the hollows/contours keep me from cutting it as close.

I've only nicked myself once and it was tiny and barely bled. It was just behind my right ear and was on my second day of shaving.

I want to thank everyone on the board, I read a lot of posts and got a lot of good advice before I started and I think that helped me get started with a good routine from day 1.

Next things I want to try:
- Shaving the dome in the shower. My current shower mirror is small and has lost its fog free capability. I'm okay with it for the face shaving as I've been shaving it in the shower so long I don't need the mirror as much. Once I get a new mirror I'll give the head a try.
- Using a brush with the HS.
- A new face shave routine. I'm finding that my dome shave is smoother than that on my face, so I'm thinking that I may need to work on that routine now.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Butterflies1984 on November 30, 2011, 08:19:18 PM
Hi guys,

I'm new here! Just wondering if you have any tips on how to shave the back of your head. I'm having issues doing it without the help of my partner which sucks.
 
any tips would be much appreciated! :px
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SLYinKC on November 30, 2011, 08:38:21 PM
Hi guys,

I'm new here! Just wondering if you have any tips on how to shave the back of your head. I'm having issues doing it without the help of my partner which sucks.
 
any tips would be much appreciated! :px

I do everything back there by the braile method.  Just takes practice.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: xnewyawka on December 01, 2011, 11:16:35 AM
I agree with KC, once you get used to shaving you don't need a mirror. You'll get used to trailing and checking for missed spots with your free hand.  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Laser Man on December 01, 2011, 05:11:49 PM
It's too awkward to hold a mirror and try to shave.  As the others have said, you can do it by feel.  If you're a rightie, start on your left and work your way to your right, using your left hand to feel for missed spots.  After a couple of times, you'll get the hang of it and it will be very easy.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Butterflies1984 on December 01, 2011, 08:01:46 PM
Cool! thanks alot guys! will give it a whirl in a few days! O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Paul the Headblader on December 01, 2011, 11:30:40 PM
Cool! thanks alot guys! will give it a whirl in a few days! O0
tell us how it went :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: outsider82 on December 07, 2011, 05:10:23 PM
I agree with KC, once you get used to shaving you don't need a mirror. You'll get used to trailing and checking for missed spots with your free hand.  O0

Too true, much easier using your free hand to trail the razor to find missed spots. I can easily shave my head without looking in a mirror.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Itall on December 12, 2011, 09:28:37 PM
I do a quick dry shave with a Panasonic electric to cut down the stubble and shave my face at the same time. After that I get in the shower with HOT H2O and after a cleanse with dove bar soap and a wash cloth i lather the scalp with aveno sensitive skin shave gel and do a wet shave with the Panasonic wet/dry electric. Smooth as can be and lasts all day. No irritation. Smells great.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: The Original Chewmiester on January 06, 2012, 02:11:03 AM
My routine varies based on what time of year it is and how much time I have.

Winter Time: Do at sink

1. Warm scalp with hot washrag
2. Apply Gillette Thermal Scrub to head
3. Rinse
4. Apply HeadSlick mixed with Shave Secret
5. Using Xtreme3, start at front of the head, followed by sides and back. Rinsing after each short stroke.
6. Reapply Slick and check for missed spots.
7. Wash up with HeadWash and pat dry
8. Apply HeadLube Glossy

Spring-Fall: In shower (more hot water)

Steps 2-6 are done, and then shave face.
Followed by Steps 7-8 to finish.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: KDusk on January 06, 2012, 09:12:20 AM
Well, the full version goes like this:

1. trim stubble with clippers
2. lather head (and face) with coconut oil, wait for 5 minutes (for me it helps avoiding razor burn)
3. get into a rather hot shower & rinse off excess oil
4. apply Gilette Fusion Hydragel to the head
5. shave with Gilette Fusion
6. rinse and remove dead skin with a washing cloth
7. use tinted moisturizer on face and head (it hydrates AND helps avoiding the 5 o'clock shade a little)

Sometimes I don't use the shaving gel and I just shave using the excess coconut oil. And I don't use a tinted moisturiser everyday since I'd rather not look like an oompa loompa.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Slynito on January 07, 2012, 07:12:29 PM
And I don't use a tinted moisturiser everyday since I'd rather not look like an oompa loompa.

I know whatcher sayin'...I wouldn't want to look like no damn, "Oompa Loompa", no way!

 :-[
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Highguage on January 08, 2012, 03:23:30 PM
I shave every Wednesday and Sunday. I use my Head blade Sport with a Gillette sensor excel blade. I use regular shaving cream and very warm water. When finished i apply moisturizing cream.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kojack on January 16, 2012, 10:37:51 AM
Hello all. My routine has changed drastically since I first joined the site.
Back 4 or so years ago, it went something like this....

Very hot water on the scalp to soften the stubble.
Some shaving oil, followed by a thin layer of HeadSlick shaving cream.
Then I would use my Panasonic Wet/Dry Shaver ES8078 (Which I still use to this day and have never changed out the blades, although they probably could use it) and I would run it all over the scalp feeling with my fingers that all the stubble was gone.
Finally I'd run cool water and later even ice to close the pores.

This way worked fine except the back of my neck was prone to breaking out even after using ice.

Eventually I gave us the routine and just dry shave my head with the Panasonic shaver daily.
It's quick, I never break out, and while it might not be quite as close, it's still close enough for me!

I also picked up a second Panasonic, originally as a back up, but now I just kind of rotate them. I bought it about a year after the first and with the excepting of cleaning them every week or so, I have had no issues with them at all!! I have a 3rd one still in the package as a back up now. I can't recommend this product enough for guys who want to keep a shaved dome!

I did try shaving with MACH 3 razor the first few times, but I never like it, and had to have my girlfriend help me get the back of my head since I was so new, I was nervous as hell to shave what I couldn't see.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BBCESQ on January 16, 2012, 02:51:13 PM
So here is my shave routine.  I've been at it almost 30 days now, and am still getting red bumps on the back of my neck.  So any thoughts you could give would be welcome.

When I first started I was shaving about every 3rd or 4th day.  Now, I am closer to every day or every other.  While it does very some, my usual routine looks like this:

1.  Hot shower scrubbing my head with a loofah
2.  Get out of the shower and dry everything off except my head
3.  Right now I am using Clarin's Men - Shave Ease Oil (it was very expensive so I am looking for alternatives) and use it liberally on my head
4.  Lather may head with either a regular thick shaving cream or with the Art of Shaving Unsented Shave Cream
5.  I shave with a Schick Quattro Titanium using the directional method in that I shave with the grain first and then perpendicular to the grain second.  I try to stay away from shaving against the grain except for missed spots.  I am also very careful to not shave over the back of my neck more than once or twice.
6.  Once I am satisfied, I apply Bump Patrol to my entire head, and a couple of times to the back of my neck.
7.  Finally as I am on my way out the door for work, I finish up with HeadLube Glossy

Since I've been doing this, I've noticed improvement in the redness, but is still red and I haven't noticed any real improvement in quite some time.  Is there something else I should be doing?  Should I shave more/less often?  My skin may just be too sensitive.

I tried using my Merkur DE razor yesterday and only ended up giving myself razor burn all over, even though it was my closest shave yet.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: D.A.L.U.I. on January 16, 2012, 03:15:16 PM
BBCESQ #1--Shave Secret reasonably priced at the Wal-Mart, great shaving oil or use baby oil with aloe.  I'd add a wipe down after you finish shaving with an astringent, I use hydrogen peroxide 3% solution, cheap, less than a buck, others use witch hazel, I don't like scents of any kind so I'll stick to the hp, and watch out with colored towels and clothes while its wet.  Another thing for red inflamed skin can be hydrocortizone lotion, not the creme formulation, also with aloe.  Rub that in after the astringent dries, then finish up with a non-oil based shave balm, I really like Nivea Extreme.  That's it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Hammy on January 16, 2012, 05:12:04 PM
BBCESQ - after you shave a cold water rinse might help as well. I've heard of guys even using ice after a cold water rinse to close up the pores. Good luck!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: imaginary on January 30, 2012, 02:36:26 PM
Thus far: shave soap and brush with vintage Gillette safety razor post shower.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on January 30, 2012, 03:28:34 PM
Hot shower, Nivea sensitive skin shave gel, headblade, easy day.  8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BBCESQ on January 31, 2012, 07:08:32 AM
After the replies I've added to my routine:

A cold water splash
Witch hazel
After shave balm (some expensive brand I got as a gift)

I must say I've had a huge improvement in the redness and bumps. While there is still some redness, it is much much better and is no longer inflamed. Also I now feel comfortable going over the problem area more then once or twice for smoothness without having to worry that the redness and bumps will come back.

Thanks again.
Couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Timmer on February 02, 2012, 06:59:30 PM
First of all, a lot of you know that I'm a Headblade fan.  Once they added the wheels to less expensive model, I was finally able to use it without shredding my head.

Recently I ran out of blades so I just kept shaving my head with my Schick Hydro 3 that I use on my face.  Ya know what?  I can shave my head faster and more comfortably with the Schick than I can with my Headblade.  I almost always have to go back with the Schick when I shave with my HB to get a couple of stripes that ALWAYS get missed and the base of my neck which I simply can't get with my HB without giving myself a major burn.  Bonus?  I don't have to buy separate blades.

Look, I still think the Headblade is one of the coolest things out there and I've yet to find a better value on lube than Headslick, but the blade choices just aren't that great.  Let me have a Mach 3 Blade or a Hydro 3 Blade on the Headblade chasis. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on February 16, 2012, 09:29:30 AM
Bought a badger shave brush and it is due to arrive at my house tomorrow. I probably won't get to use it for my first shave until Saturday morning, though, but I'll be sure to tell you guys how it goes.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: ProphetNoir on February 16, 2012, 04:01:08 PM
Bought a badger shave brush and it is due to arrive at my house tomorrow. I probably won't get to use it for my first shave until Saturday morning, though, but I'll be sure to tell you guys how it goes.
I will be looking forward to your review on using the brush.  Be sure to let us know how the whole lather building process goes as well.  
I use a brush and I will never shave any other way.

Next day follow-up post

I just completed what has got to be my best head shave so far.  As usual I shaved my head right after shaving my face.  I decided to whip up a superlather tonight which is something I rarely do.  For anyone who is unfamiliar with brush lathering, a superlather is made by combining a shaving cream with a shaving soap.  Both have slightly different properties in lather, and combining the two can create something indescribably rich and slick.  There are variations with additional ingredients, but the basic soap and cream is what I went with.  

It was the very best lather I have ever made and, as good as it was on my face, I could not wait to lather my dome with it.  Long story short - or is it too late for that - I am now sporting an insanel smooth head and I cannot stop running my hands over it.  I have mentioned before that my preferred razor is the Bump Fighter system.  I was able to go against the grain and remove every patch of stubble that I could feel.  Yeah!  This is how I want my head to feel all the time.

Gentlemen, I cannot say enough good things about building lather with a brush and a bowl.  If there are any others here who share the pleasure, please speak up, I would love to know what your favorite soaps and creams are.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on February 18, 2012, 09:58:53 AM
Just had my first shave with the brush today. Wow, this is amazing. I should have started doing this a long time ago. It'll get even better once I get more experienced with it, and I also just bought some of that classic English shaving cream that comes in a tub.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180809165521

Since I'm still using Nivea shaving cream out of a can, I know I did not experience the most awesome lathering, and most importantly, the most awesome shave yet. Once I get that new cream, though, I think I am going to be in shaving heaven. My head and face feel so great. I was worried that this whole process of buying this stuff would end up in a flop and that it wouldn't make a noticeable difference, but my fears were quickly put to rest when I was done shaving my head and face and ran some cool water over everything.

This is amazing. I can't wait to get that real shaving cream now! I don't think I ever want to shave without the brush again. For anyone who wants a better shave, I highly recommend that you buy this brush:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tweezerman-Mens-100-Badger-Hair-Shaving-Brush-Wood-Handle-2801-H-NEW-/160701464896?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256a8dc140

Even if you don't add the cream that I'm going to, you will still get a better shave, guaranteed.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: ProphetNoir on February 18, 2012, 10:33:49 AM
Congratulations Baldy!  Just be forewarned, collecting brushes, soaps and creams can become addictive and expensive.  
On that note let me say that, while some of the very best soaps and creams can be pricey, there are some truly outstanding soaps and creams that rate just as high or higher than the 'premium' names and are very reasonable.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldBear on February 18, 2012, 10:44:36 AM
I've been wanting to try the brush method for a while now, but I m so used to shaving in the shower. I am not sure the two methods will mix well.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on February 18, 2012, 11:12:25 AM
Congratulations Baldy!  Just be forewarned, collecting brushes, soaps and creams can become addictive and expensive. 
On that note, let me say that, while some of the very best soaps and creams can be pricey, there are some truly outstanding soaps and creams that rate just as high or higher than the 'premium' names and are very reasonable.

Enjoy!

Have you ever tried any products from Taylor of Old Bond Street?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: ProphetNoir on February 18, 2012, 01:47:06 PM
Have you ever tried any products from Taylor of Old Bond Street?

I have sampled several offerings from T.O.B.S. and they are excellent creams and soaps with a long history behind them.  You can do well with just what they have to offer.  If you ever go to the Badger & Blade or Shave My Face forums you will find yourself surrounded by folks who are just as devoted to shaving as the members here.  The discussions on creams and soaps may astound you, but a few favorites will emerge quickly.  My personal favorites so far have been  - the rather unfortunately named in some folks minds, but not so much in mine - Nancy Boy shave creams and the rather pricey Castle Forbes cream.

A word about Castle Forbes; though it is expensive you do get slightly more in the tub and it is a very dense cream, more akin to a soft soap.  It takes very little to build a good lather, but it will take some practice.  I think it is one of the finest products of any kind that I have ever experienced.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on February 18, 2012, 03:15:12 PM
I look forward to many great shaves, especially once my T.O.B.S cream arrives.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SlyAggie on April 12, 2012, 02:57:32 PM
Well, after lurking for a few days, I took the plunge Tuesday night and no-guarded my almost full head of hair (although I did it because of the greying and receding hairlines).

This morning I decided to take it all off with a a Hydro 3 blade.  My routine so far was as follows (thanks to all who posted up on their routines before me...I took many suggestions):

Before I did all of this I clipped one more time with no guard
1. Shower and wet the top of head with as hot of water as I can stand
2. Scrub head with Gillette Fusion Warming Facial Scrub (and this stuff really does warm up) and a Buf Puf facial scrubber
3.  Wash the rest of body
4.  One last blast of hot water on the head
5.  Place hot water soaked towel on my head while I dried off body and assembled supplies
6.  Rub Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil all over my head
7.  Loaded Badger Shaving Brush with Art of Shaving Shave Cream
8.  Lather up my head really good with brush
9.  Went with the grain all over head one pass
10.  Re-lathered and went against the grain
11.  Hopped back in cold shower to rinse off and patted dry my scalp
12.  Rubbed Witch Hazel over all of head
13.  Once dry, used Nivea Sensitive Skin Aftershave lotion
14.  Before leaving house, rubbed a little Gold Bond Ultimate Healing lotion on my head

Got many great compliments at work today, so I must have done something right!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldBear on April 12, 2012, 03:37:28 PM
Got many great compliments at work today, so I must have done something right!

You look GREAT!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Shane.G on April 13, 2012, 02:48:46 PM
my routine (probably fails because iv only been sly for a week :D ) i get in a red hot shower and use nivea face scrub on my head and face i then leave the water running over my noggin for about 5 minutes. i use gillette shaving foam and fusion to shave against the grain on my top then back. i then feel for fuzzy spots and tidy them up. i then wash my head again with the face scrub and rinse with cold water. i rub witch hazel into my head and leave to dry then finish off with aloe vera lotion :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Baldstu on April 13, 2012, 04:15:06 PM
Sounds good
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sir Harry on April 15, 2012, 04:41:02 AM
May have to make some adjustments after the stitches come out on the 23rd....But a shaving brush and Shave Secret will definitely be part of the equation!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Shane.G on April 15, 2012, 04:34:02 PM
got guided through a shave by 'derris the barber' a fellow sly member and iv never had my head feel so good!!! i reccomend talking to him if your unsure or just want to change your routine a little
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Derris The Barber on April 15, 2012, 05:07:08 PM
thanks bro!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: vsG734 on April 25, 2012, 04:21:17 PM
I have oily skin which sucks. I'm trying for the matte look as hard as possible. If anyone has advice, let me know. I've revamped my routine a bit into the following:

1. Hot shower, rinse off all the dirt and oil with water

2. Wash head with Old Spice Hair and Body Wash for men (I probably REALLY ought to find a better product- might be part of the problem)

3. Apply Edge for Sensitive Skin gel to the horseshoe, and depending on the stragglers that day, to the top too.

4. Shave with the grain, moderate to light pressure, feeling with my free hand to see where I miss.

5. Shave against the grain moderate to heavy pressure, somewhere lightly shaving the top stragglers in between all this.

6. Rinse thoroughly with hot water. Then I use Proactiv on my face (I have the acne problem).

7. Shave my face in the shower.

8. Rest of shower...

9. Close up the pores by turning the water temp down and dousing my head.

10. I should probably use some sort of moisturizer here after the shower with a bit of SPF for the day. I see people mention this Head Lube Matte stuff. Yeah- matte is definitely what I want. Dry as a bone.


Help me out if you get a good matte finish and have oily, sensitive skin...

Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tg96 on April 25, 2012, 06:36:10 PM
Hey vs "matte for men" is a 3 in 1...moisturizes, has a 25 SPF, and has the matte which reduces the greasy look....it's about 30 bucks for 2.5 ounces, I have yet to try it but I hear reall good reviews about it, I have oily skin as well
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BillOnBass on April 25, 2012, 06:37:21 PM
Hi vsG734,

If you have oily skin but you want the matte look I'd recommend keeping your routine very simple.  

From my experience, using bar soap and other deodorant soaps (possibly the Old Spice wash that you use) actually does the opposite of the desired effect: reduce oil.  Deodorant soaps and other soaps that eliminate most of your natural skin oils seem to cause your skin to, over time, produce even more of the oil than was originally present.  Try using a moisturizing soap.

Also, I've noticed the cold water rinse at the end of a shave seems to give a nice shine, so try skipping that part and go straight to a moisturizer lotion.  I usually use an astringent/toner before an SPF-moisturizer, but like I was saying earlier, if you already have oily skin and you use something that dries it out then you end up with more oil than you began with.  Seems counter-intuitive but I'm pretty sure that's how it works.

EDIT:  I have a bottle of Headblade's SPF 30 Moisturizer and it eliminates shine very well, so you may want to give that a shot, too.  I break it out during the summer when I'm outside for hours and it hasn't let me down yet!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mike P. on April 25, 2012, 09:54:45 PM
Have any of you guys used The Art of Shaving products? I went there once, and I ended up buying the sampler pack. The other day I was looking on the back of the ingredients for their aftershave, and it mentions parabens. I thought I remember hearing that those aren't good for your scalp.....or am I thinking about sulfates? Does anyone know if it's a good idea to use their aftershave on your head?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tg96 on April 25, 2012, 10:06:32 PM
I use art of shaving cream and their brushes and plan on adding their oil to my routine but I never used their aftershave or plan to really
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: vsG734 on April 26, 2012, 04:32:58 PM
Thanks a lot Bill on Bass... I will definitely consider all of your advice. BTW, where do you find HeadBlade products?!? Walgreens? Wal-Mart? Rite Aid?

PS- You make it look good man, esp with the beard. I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mike P. on April 26, 2012, 08:15:01 PM
Thanks a lot Bill on Bass... I will definitely consider all of your advice. BTW, where do you find HeadBlade products?!? Walgreens? Wal-Mart? Rite Aid?

PS- You make it look good man, esp with the beard. I'm jealous.

I've seen Headblade products at Wal-greens and CVS. I'm not sure if all of them carry it, but you could check there.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Baldstu on April 27, 2012, 04:27:08 AM
Thanks a lot Bill on Bass... I will definitely consider all of your advice. BTW, where do you find HeadBlade products?!? Walgreens? Wal-Mart? Rite Aid?

PS- You make it look good man, esp with the beard. I'm jealous.

You dont need  a  beard   you look good without
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: vsG734 on April 27, 2012, 03:37:08 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mr Jules on April 29, 2012, 03:44:54 PM
Today, experimented by first shaving with the Panasonic electric razor, then following up with HeadBlade.

Possible the smoothest result yet. Bit time consuming. During the working week, the Panasonic is sufficient.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Baldstu on April 30, 2012, 02:30:02 AM
Today, experimented by first shaving with the Panasonic electric razor, then following up with HeadBlade.

Possible the smoothest result yet. Bit time consuming. During the working week, the Panasonic is sufficient.

This is what concerns me is an increase in time , but veryinteresting
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on May 02, 2012, 05:45:08 PM
Hey all! I have a spare minute here at work so thought I would put down my current routine. 
It has changed heaps since day one, from reading on here and other random internet sources. I have read all the posts in this thread lol so thought I should contribute! ;)

Put shave oil on dome

Boil kettle

Put shaving mug in bathroom sink, fill sink with boiling water, fill mug with hot (not boiling water) let omega shave brush soak whilst I shower. 

Shower - exfoliate head first with generic exfoliating pad and antibacterial soap (a tip I picked up from here somewhere). Rinse that off, cover head with conditioner (whatever the wife has in the shower) complete the rest of the shower as normal. Last thing as I get out is wash the conditioner off. 

Turn the cold completely off and get a small towel under the hot water, get it nice and hot then slap in on my head!

Out of the shower, dry arms and face. Head over to the sink to start making the lather. 

Remove the towel and put some KOS shaving oil on the dome. Replace the towel.

Empty the mug of the water and shake the brush out a little. I am currently using Palmolive men lather shave cream. Put a dab of that in and make the lather.

Remove the towel and brush the later onto the dome, nice circular motions for about a minute or so. (The lather is usually all warm because of the cup, it feels so good!)

Currently using a Mach III Turbo, so bust that out and shave against the grain (because I shave daily with the grain seems pointless), I have been starting at the back of my neck as this is the area most prone to shaving rash.
( I thought leaving the shaving cream on for the longest period on the most sensitive areas would be the best. As it would soften the hair and make it easier to cut, however for me it seems the opposite is true???? I think it has to do with the benefits of the hot shower and steam being well and truly gone if I wait to do the neck last....anyway whatever works I suppose) 
Against the grain all over, wipe off shaving cream with hot towel.
Re-lather and go against, with, across, diagonally, all over the silly areas that don't follow the conventional grain of the hair!

Wet spare hand and check for any missed spots, if there is any shave them.

Back into the shower for another exfoliating (another tip i seem on here) with the antibacterial soap. The put the shower on just cold and let that run over my head for a few minutes. :o

Back to the sink for witch hazel (TN Dickions) , slather that all over. Sometimes use a tiny but of rubbing alcohol if there is any nicks or cuts (My god it stings, but it does the trick)

Ice rub all over the head. Let the head dry naturally. Then a second witch hazeling!

Then before I leave for work I will moisturise with either Nivea with the SPF 15, or my Clineaque for men after shave balm, or lately a tiny bit of Bio-Oil for that extra shine. All depends what I'm in the mood for! :p

Clean up everything, dry brush, and razor.... Also lately I have been sterilizing the razor, which has seemed to help dramatically with razor burn (again another tip from here!)

Typically I shave in the morning, so befor bed I will Witch Hazle again to make sure the dome is nice and clean! 

So there you go, it's a fairly lengthy routine, all in all it takes me about 25 minutes (including the shower) to get that all done. 

I know all the steps probably aren't necessary, but for now I am enjoying the ritual of it all. :@`

Hoping to move to a DE soon, so the routine will change again! 

Anyway I am open to comments, suggestions, improvements and critiques? 

Thanks
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: kalbo on May 02, 2012, 10:30:30 PM
Wow.your routine takes a lot of time and effort but aslong as you are enjoynig everytning, hats off to you.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on May 03, 2012, 04:42:01 AM
Wow.your routine takes a lot of time and effort but aslong as you are enjoynig everytning, hats off to you.

Lol I know it's getting a bit much ... I will probably drop a few things as time goes on!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldBear on May 03, 2012, 06:14:06 PM
all in all it takes me about 25 minutes (including the shower) to get that all done. 


DAMN!!!!!!!!  :o :o :o I think i need a cigarette!!!!

(ps: I don't even smoke!)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on May 03, 2012, 07:54:32 PM
all in all it takes me about 25 minutes (including the shower) to get that all done. 


DAMN!!!!!!!!  :o :o :o I think i need a cigarette!!!!

(ps: I don't even smoke!)

Lol I feel like that sometimes too  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: RoWilJr on May 03, 2012, 08:40:01 PM
Dayum... Where's the popcorn? LOL! Whatever it takes to get the perfect Slydome 8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: baldjoeg on May 03, 2012, 08:53:57 PM
Awesome routine Lynchy.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on May 03, 2012, 11:06:00 PM
Dayum... Where's the popcorn? LOL! Whatever it takes to get the perfect Slydome 8)

It is quite a show  (R^!

Awesome routine Lynchy.

Thanks. All my ideas came from here!  :@`
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mahaw90 on May 04, 2012, 04:50:34 AM
Hey all! I have a spare minute here at work so thought I would put down my current routine.
It has changed heaps since day one, from reading on here and other random internet sources. I have read all the posts in this thread lol so thought I should contribute! ;)

Put shave oil on dome

Boil kettle

Put shaving mug in bathroom sink, fill sink with boiling water, fill mug with hot (not boiling water) let omega shave brush soak whilst I shower.

Shower - exfoliate head first with generic exfoliating pad and antibacterial soap (a tip I picked up from here somewhere). Rinse that off, cover head with conditioner (whatever the wife has in the shower) complete the rest of the shower as normal. Last thing as I get out is wash the conditioner off.

Turn the cold completely off and get a small towel under the hot water, get it nice and hot then slap in on my head!

Out of the shower, dry arms and face. Head over to the sink to start making the lather.

Remove the towel and put some KOS shaving oil on the dome. Replace the towel.

Empty the mug of the water and shake the brush out a little. I am currently using Palmolive men lather shave cream. Put a dab of that in and make the lather.

Remove the towel and brush the later onto the dome, nice circular motions for about a minute or so. (The lather is usually all warm because of the cup, it feels so good!)

Currently using a Mach III Turbo, so bust that out and shave against the grain (because I shave daily with the grain seems pointless), I have been starting at the back of my neck as this is the area most prone to shaving rash.
( I thought leaving the shaving cream on for the longest period on the most sensitive areas would be the best. As it would soften the hair and make it easier to cut, however for me it seems the opposite is true???? I think it has to do with the benefits of the hot shower and steam being well and truly gone if I wait to do the neck last....anyway whatever works I suppose)
Against the grain all over, wipe off shaving cream with hot towel.
Re-lather and go against, with, across, diagonally, all over the silly areas that don't follow the conventional grain of the hair!

Wet spare hand and check for any missed spots, if there is any shave them.

Back into the shower for another exfoliating (another tip i seem on here) with the antibacterial soap. The put the shower on just cold and let that run over my head for a few minutes. :o

Back to the sink for witch hazel (TN Dickions) , slather that all over. Sometimes use a tiny but of rubbing alcohol if there is any nicks or cuts (My god it stings, but it does the trick)

Ice rub all over the head. Let the head dry naturally. Then a second witch hazeling!

Then before I leave for work I will moisturise with either Nivea with the SPF 15, or my Clineaque for men after shave balm, or lately a tiny bit of Bio-Oil for that extra shine. All depends what I'm in the mood for! :p

Clean up everything, dry brush, and razor.... Also lately I have been sterilizing the razor, which has seemed to help dramatically with razor burn (again another tip from here!)

Typically I shave in the morning, so befor bed I will Witch Hazle again to make sure the dome is nice and clean!

So there you go, it's a fairly lengthy routine, all in all it takes me about 25 minutes (including the shower) to get that all done.

I know all the steps probably aren't necessary, but for now I am enjoying the ritual of it all. :@`

Hoping to move to a DE soon, so the routine will change again!

Anyway I am open to comments, suggestions, improvements and critiques?

Thanks

Dedication that mate! Great routine, i have picked up a few tips from you, cheers :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mahaw90 on May 04, 2012, 04:56:42 AM
Does anyone ever use a alum block after shaving? Recommended?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on May 04, 2012, 06:27:02 PM
Dedication that mate! Great routine, i have picked up a few tips from you, cheers :)

No problems  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: kalbo on May 04, 2012, 07:37:51 PM
Does anyone ever use a alum block after shaving? Recommended?

I have my alum rock on standby in my shower. I rub it on my freshly shaven head to give it that really tight feeling and super glossy look.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Bald@27 on May 16, 2012, 02:15:37 PM
Lynchy u kinda look like the singer from staind
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on May 16, 2012, 03:14:15 PM
Lynchy u kinda look like the singer from staind

Thank you .... I think that's a compliment ....right?

I love Staind.....good band IMO
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Slyfive on May 16, 2012, 03:56:06 PM
Dude, I cannot believe all that only takes you 25 minutes! It takes me 15 just to shave!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on May 16, 2012, 05:07:52 PM
Dude, I cannot believe all that only takes you 25 minutes! It takes me 15 just to shave!

It sounds longer than it is......think about all the steps you use to have a shower, think it out like your explaining to someone who has never had a shower before, it gets quite long. Thats what my post is, long and descriptive for the sake of it lol...

I have made a few changes highlighted in red!



Put shave oil on dome (ran out and haven't bought more yet)

Boil kettle (now only do this on weekends or days off, got lazy I guess)

Put shaving mug in bathroom sink, fill sink with boiling water, fill mug ( just hot water from the tap now) let omega shave brush soak whilst I shower.

Shower - exfoliate head first with generic exfoliating pad and antibacterial soap (a tip I picked up from here somewhere). Rinse that off, cover head with conditioner (whatever the wife has in the shower) complete the rest of the shower as normal. Last thing as I get out is wash the conditioner off.

Turn the cold completely off and get a small towel under the hot water, get it nice and hot then slap in on my head!

Out of the shower, dry arms and face. Head over to the sink to start making the lather.

Remove the towel and put some KOS shaving oil on the dome (as above, ran out). Replace the towel.

Empty the mug of the water and shake the brush out a little. I am currently using Palmolive men lather shave cream (now using either TOBS Sandalwood or Cella). Put a dab of that in and make the lather.

Remove the towel and brush the later onto the dome, nice circular motions for about a minute or so. (The lather is usually all warm because of the cup, it feels so good!)

Currently using a Mach III Turbo, so bust that out and shave against the grain (because I shave daily with the grain seems pointless), I have been starting at the back of my neck as this is the area most prone to shaving rash.

Against the grain all over, wipe off shaving cream with hot towel.
Re-lather and go against, with, across, diagonally, all over the silly areas that don't follow the conventional grain of the hair!

Wet spare hand and check for any missed spots, if there is any shave them.

Back into the shower for another exfoliating (another tip i seem on here) with the antibacterial soap. The put the shower on just cold and let that run over my head for a few minutes (now more like seconds as its minus 4 degrees Celsius ). :o

Back to the sink for witch hazel (TN Dickions) , slather that all over. Sometimes use a tiny but of rubbing alcohol if there is any nicks or cuts (again ran out and too lazy to buy more)

Ice rub all over the head. Let the head dry naturally. Then a second witch hazeling! (I got a sample of Geo F Trumper skin food, now using this at the end of the shave)

Then before I leave for work I will moisturise with either Nivea with the SPF 15, or my Clineaque for men after shave balm, or lately a tiny bit of Bio-Oil for that extra shine. All depends what I'm in the mood for! :p ( the skin food has replaced all this for the moment!)

Clean up everything, dry brush, and razor.... Also lately I have been sterilizing the razor, which has seemed to help dramatically with razor burn (ran out of rubbing alcohol, got lazy and didn't buy more)

Typically I shave in the morning, so befor bed I will Witch Hazle again to make sure the dome is nice and clean! (Again I'm so very lazy lol)  


So yeah this is the latest version, I'm sure it will change again though!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: antoniom on May 16, 2012, 10:11:56 PM
a lil  something seems long but is not

1. take a shower like you normally would to prep the area you are going to shave like your dome with warm/hot water.

2 wash dome with shampoo or shampoo + conditioner not soap, [leaves my dome feeling soft but its nice and clean] if you want to exfoliate then mix a dab of facial scrub or body scrub in with your shampoo to make your shampoo seem like it has a scrub then rub all over dome. the scrubbing beads or the exfoliating grains feel nice on the dome as it does on the face.

3. finish up your wash routine while that shampoo or your shampoo scrub sets then rinse off if your one to shave in the shower and not the sink then shave there skip the step below you.

4. towel dry the body from head to toe head to sink fill it with warm water lather up head and face, if lather is dry wet finger tips to moisten and rub the area again. for what you like thin or thick or runny lather.

5. wet your razor shave like you normally would WTG or ATG make sure you have a mirror handy to see what you are doing, when shaving the back of the head. also make two passes when shaving but if you can do it in one pass then make only one pass some people do a third pass for baby butt smooth but not me only two for me .

6. with a warm/hot rag wipe off excess cream/gel wet rag again continue wiping off that way or splash water on your face. then place hot a rag on face to steam it along with the dome or warm a rag up in microwave to steam the area open up the poors your body will love it right after a good shave.

7. splash face with warm/cold water on your face and dome for the cool down and to shut down everything with the cold rinse you'll love it then towel dry.

8. take a cotton pad moisten with facial tonic/astringent [some people on here use which hazel what ever works for you] rub on face dome as a touch up to remove any excess oil and debris on face and dome. you will pay for it if you feel a stinging sensation [especial if your nicked yourself, if so rub so antibiotic ointment on the area first] but it feels good this will help any irritation you or to help prevent it. if you choose no then skip this step ok do what ever suit you. not: if the pads leaves white residue on face you need to re shave the area for those whom use the cotton pad test.

9. rub after shave gel on face and dome to provide a nice cooling sensation + after shaving care then rub some body and face lotion on the face and dome or aloe vera gel/lotion or one with alone in it or whatever you use to moisturize onto your dope to sooth and relax you. post shave lotion is also something good to use as well

10. clean up the sink/shaving area
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: AgeTwentyTwoBaldy on May 17, 2012, 10:02:29 PM
Shower

fill up a bowl and my sink with water as hot as i can stand without getting burned

let my badger hair brush soak in the sink as it fills up

shake out MOST of the water, but not all, from the brush. also, empty the bowl of hot water into the sink, leaving a few drops in it.

scrape my finger along the top of the shaving cream tub and put that small amount in the empty shaving bowl.. it's Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood. best shaving cream ever. it has an old barbershop scent to it and it lathers incredibly well for both the head and face.

beat the cream in the bowl to make a lather. takes about 1 minutes 30 seconds.

swirl the brush around my face to lather it. shave with the grain. rinse with hot water, lather my face again, shave against the grain, rinse with cold water, apply alum block, rinse it off with cold water. some alum blocks are OK to let on you, but I prefer to rinse it.

re-wet head with hot water. gather more lather on the brush from the bowl. lather up my heads the same way i did my face. shave against the grain all the way. rinse with cold water. apply alum block. rinse with cold water. clean everything up, good to go.

 O0

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SlickInWI on June 07, 2012, 12:15:27 PM
Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been buzzing my hair with a Whal electric clippers since my junior year of high school (I'm now 35 years old). After teetering on the edge for quite a while, I finally decided to be bald by choice before nature made that choice for me; it was going to happen one way or the other. After a few weeks of tweaking, this is the routine I've settled on so far. I'd say it is very basic based on other routines I've read on here. I used to shave my face every other day since it doesn't grow all that fast, but since I've been BBC I've been shaving my face whenever I shave my head, which is typically daily. I think it looks best on me if all of the hair stubble above my shoulders is the same length.

1. Shower in super warm water, using a lufa and body wash on my body, face, and head. (I've never been a huge fan of the really hot shower).
2. Crank the heat of the water up and run my head underneath for a minute or two.
3. Put a small amount of HeadSlick in my hands and rub until it lathers.
4. Spread lather on my head, and let it sit for a minute or so.
5. Using a headblade sport with an Atra blade, shave back to front.
6. Check for any missed spots and touch up.
7. Repeat 3-6, shaving front to back, skipping the sides.
8. Starting at the right sideburn, shave up the crown of the head, over the top, until the head crowns again.
9. Repeat step 8 for the entire right side, then repeat for the left side.
10. Check again for any missed spots, and touch up.
11. Rinse in warm water.
12. Turn the shower down to cold, stick just my head under and rinse for 30 seconds in the cold water.
13. After getting dressed, apply an Aloe Vera lotion to my head.

I love how it feels, and like how it looks. I still have a pretty prominent hair shadow which disappoints me a little bit (even though it isn't very visible on my profile pic). I don't know if that is due to equipment, technique, or just brown hair on caucasion skin. Overall though, I'm very happy with it and wonder what took me so long.

A few changes I'm planning on implementing soon.

1. Shaving oil. Do I apply it to my head before lathering?
2. Shaving brush. How does this work with the Headslick?
3. I want to find a different after shave lotion. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Frontier Guy on June 07, 2012, 12:47:24 PM
Slick, I can only offer that I use Shave Secret oil - I put one drop on my Headblade (to diminish gunk collection) and use five drops on my scalp. Seems to work really well.

I don't use a brush or aftershave, so can't give any insight on those.

Sly is a good look for you. Hope you'll stick around.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Natedawg on June 07, 2012, 02:30:13 PM
Welcome, Slick. Looks like you have a good routine going. So, it sounds like you've recently gone slick/sly?
Anyway, some people have a prominent hairline shadow, even when smooth. Just the nature of the beast. Don't even worry about it. ;D  IMO, it still looks much better shaved than grown out.  Glad you're happy! 8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mr Jules on June 07, 2012, 02:40:17 PM
1. Shaving oil. Do I apply it to my head before lathering?
2. Shaving brush. How does this work with the Headslick?
3. I want to find a different after shave lotion. Any suggestions?

Welcome to SBG. Know what you mean about the smooth feeling after a good shave. Always look forward to it.

Couple of months ago, I started using pre-shave oil. Just rub it in and then apply headslick. Your head will feel a little oily, but you'll appreciate it as your razor glides with fewer tugs of the skin. Result: less irritation.

Bit of an odd one here - several weeks go, I helped myself to some of the office bathroom's alcohol hand sanitiser. After rinsing with cold water, I rub in the alcohol hand sanitiser. It can really sting. But the head is so smooth and cleansed. Then it's time for some HeadBlade gloss for the shiniest head in town.


Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: balddoc on June 07, 2012, 05:04:08 PM
Welcome, Slick. Your shadow will be far less visible once your head tans. It has taken mine two months and the area where my hair was is still a shade paler. Just give it time.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Pratzie on June 07, 2012, 05:08:02 PM
After about 4 weeks of every other day shaving i've come down with the following:

1:  Shower with water as warm as I can stand to get everything steamed  up.
2:  When ready to shave, let warm water beat on my head for 30 seconds, massaging the scalp every so often.
3:  Use Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel (love the oatmeal scent) all over my head.
4:  Use HeadBlade with standard 3 blade razors that came with it. Work from front to back against the grain with long passes each time.  Also work above the ears from front to back as opposed to the top down.
5:  Re-Apply Aveeno gel to the back of head and make a pass against the grain from the bottom up as well as curving around the ears from bottom to top.
6:  Go over any rough spots that I missed with the Head Blade.
7:  Rinse and then use Fusion razor on sideburns and above the hears going against the grain for the closest shave.  Check again for any missed spots around the back and sides and address them with the Fusion.
8:  Shave my face around my goatee.
9:  Use St Ive's Apricot Scrub (Just started it this past week after reading about it here) and rub in for a good thirty seconds all around the scalp and face.  Sometimes, depending on how much i've been sweating i'll use the scrub before Step 3.
10:  Pat head dry
11:  Use 2 ice cubes all around my dome.  Feels great, I think everyone should try it a handful of times before deciding if its for them.
12:  Check for any nick's or ingrown hairs showing up.  Apply Tend Skin if needed.
13:  Splash Witch Hazle all about.
14:  Go and get dressed or do other odds and ends for a few minutes before applying HeadBlade Head Lube matte finish.

Judging by some of the posts i've read im giving strong consideration to trying aloe vera.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on June 07, 2012, 06:36:10 PM
Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster.

A few changes I'm planning on implementing soon.

1. Shaving oil. Do I apply it to my head before lathering?
2. Shaving brush. How does this work with the Headslick?
3. I want to find a different after shave lotion. Any suggestions?

Welcome!

1. Yes shave oil can be used prior to lathering, or before the hot towel/shower
2. Shaving brush is great, adds heaps to the experience IMO, put a dab of head slick on your head, get the brush wet (not dripping) swirl all over head. Head slick should lather up nicely from what ive read!
3. Antsy thing, could try head lube or Nivea, or whatever takes your fancy
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: skram on June 08, 2012, 06:07:55 AM
A few changes I'm planning on implementing soon.

1. Shaving oil. Do I apply it to my head before lathering?
2. Shaving brush. How does this work with the Headslick?
3. I want to find a different after shave lotion. Any suggestions?

Shaving oii - I use on my face. I apply it before I lather. Also, after shaving and drying, I use a couple of drops as aftershave.  I had some irritation issues on the right side of my chin and this seems to have solved it.

Shaving brush - I tried this with the Headslick, but didn't like the result. I found the blade (HeadBlade) did not glide as smoothly across the scalp. Almost seemed there was too much air in it.

After shave - I use HeadLube Matte.  I find it works great for me.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: RoWilJr on June 08, 2012, 07:58:23 AM
Awesome shaving routines gents!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SlickInWI on June 08, 2012, 10:47:13 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome and advice, everyone! Based on various recommendations, I went out and made a few purchases last night and altered my routine a smidge this morning.

The first thing I seeked out after reading quite a few suggestions (including one by FrontierGuy a few posts up) was the Shave Secret oil. Love, love, love it. I typically shave my face without any shaving cream -- just warm water and a blade. I used a few drops of this stuff, and it was great. Then I put some on my head before lathering up - just wonderful. The blade seemed to glide a little better, and maybe I'm just trying to convince myself of this, but it seems like I got a closer shave than I did without.

The next thing I purchased and incorporated was a shave brush. I'm up in the air over this one. Skram mentioned not liking it with the Head Slick. I personally don't think it made it any worse, but I also don't think it added much to the experience. I will admit that I just went with a cheap $8.99 boar's hair brush/bowl/shave soap combo from Walmart. So maybe a higher quality brush would make a difference. I'll continue to use it for the next week or two, but this one was just "meh" for me.

Lastly I got some Nivia aftershave. I usually use Afta (By Mennen) on my face, but I thought i'd try something different for my head. Not great, not terrible. I'll use up what I got, but I might be on the lookout for something different once I need to buy something else.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Frontier Guy on June 08, 2012, 11:08:23 AM
I'm quite liking the HeadLube for the finishing touch - moisturizer and SPF 30 sunscreen in a single formula. Available in Matte or Shiny formulations.

Today is three weeks into my 30-day challenge. I',n truly enjoying the look and the experience, but it has been a (mild) drain on the wallet acquiring new toys, lotions and accouterments.  Looking at the array ... I think I'm set for the next year (or longer). It's all good!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: xabydaddy on June 09, 2012, 01:25:57 PM
1. Wash my head and face with Noxema Plus Moisturizing Cold Creme
2. Lather up my head with Barbasol Sensitive Shaving Creme
3. Shave with Wilkinson Disposable blade triple razor with the grain.
4. Rinse my head with wet washcloth and reapply shaving creme.
5. Shave over the missed spots going against the grain and rinse my head again with wet washcloth.
6. Apply witch hazel.
7. Apply St. Ive's Apricot Scrub to my head and face and get in the shower.
8. Go through regular shower routine while massaging in the St. Ive's and then rinse.
9. Towel dry my head and apply Duke's Bald & Bold Scalp Serum and a light coating of Vaseline.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on June 09, 2012, 04:20:43 PM

Shaving brush - I tried this with the Headslick, but didn't like the result. I found the blade (HeadBlade) did not glide as smoothly across the scalp. Almost seemed there was too much air in it.


Airy or thin lather = not enough product root much whipping!

Maybe give it a go with a bit more product and a touch less water  O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Pratzie on June 10, 2012, 03:35:44 AM
1. Wash my head and face with Noxema Plus Moisturizing Cold Creme
2. Lather up my head with Barbasol Sensitive Shaving Creme
3. Shave with Wilkinson Disposable blade triple razor with the grain.
4. Rinse my head with wet washcloth and reapply shaving creme.
5. Shave over the missed spots going against the grain and rinse my head again with wet washcloth.
6. Apply witch hazel.
7. Apply St. Ive's Apricot Scrub to my head and face and get in the shower.
8. Go through regular shower routine while massaging in the St. Ive's and then rinse.
9. Towel dry my head and apply Duke's Bald & Bold Scalp Serum and a light coating of Vaseline.

Another person who uses the witch hazel and then St Ives.  Is there anyone else who adds another step (other then moisturizing) after they use the witch hazel?  I've been using it at the very end of my routine, after i use the ice cubes but before I add the moisturizer.  Not sure if im using the iwtch hazle correctly
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldBear on June 10, 2012, 08:00:59 AM
All this talk about using St Ives scrub on your face is a little scary. Everything I have been told by many dermatologists (one of the best dermatologists in the world is a good friend of mine) is that using a strong facial scrub more than once a week is very bad for your face. Also...some scrubs have ground up nut shells and seeds as well as other very sharp stuff in them. The skin on your face isn't the same as the skin on your elbows. You need to rub this stuff on your face lightly or it could make small cuts in your skin and eventually lead to long term problems.

Also, after you use any facial scrub, you need to wash your hands really well and apply some sort of moisturizer and SPF to your freshly scraped and raw facial skin.

Us sly guys have LOTS more "face" than most people. Let's all try to make it look good for a long LONG time!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: xabydaddy on June 10, 2012, 12:58:46 PM
All this talk about using St Ives scrub on your face is a little scary. Everything I have been told by many dermatologists (one of the best dermatologists in the world is a good friend of mine) is that using a strong facial scrub more than once a week is very bad for your face. Also...some scrubs have ground up nut shells and seeds as well as other very sharp stuff in them. The skin on your face isn't the same as the skin on your elbows. You need to rub this stuff on your face lightly or it could make small cuts in your skin and eventually lead to long term problems.

Also, after you use any facial scrub, you need to wash your hands really well and apply some sort of moisturizer and SPF to your freshly scraped and raw facial skin.

Us sly guys have LOTS more "face" than most people. Let's all try to make it look good for a long LONG time!

After reading your post I believe that I will go back to just using St. Ive's less. I only shave every other day  and that's when I use the St. Ives. will just go back to using the Noxema on my face since I've used it since 1986 with good results.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Baldstu on June 11, 2012, 09:56:08 AM
Each has his own  routine  amd I am not gonna say my way is right   
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: waine on June 13, 2012, 03:03:32 AM
I had to add my routine here:

Hot shower
Exfoliate every second day. (After what XAbbyDaddy has said, I will probably exfoliate less from now on.)
Wash face and head (and body) with a glycerine soap bar.
Dry my body, leaving my head and face wet.
Run a sink full of hot water but not scalding hot.
Apply “Nuage” shaving oil to head and face.
Whip up a nice lather of shaving soap with Tweezerman shaving brush.
Apply thoroughly to head and face.  Leave the brush one side with remaining foam to use again.
Shave my head against the grain using my beloved HeadBlade Sport (with cheap, but effective Schick Ultra Plus blades.)
Ally more shaving soap; feel for the left out bits and re shave if necessary.
Shave my face with the grain using a Double Edge safety razor and Gillette Minora blade.
Re apply more shaving soap to face.
Shave a second pass against the grain.
Rinse my head and face with ice cold water from the tap.
Pat dry with a towel.
Apply Nivea post shave gel to face and head.
If there are any nicks or cuts I will first splash on Old Spice aftershave

I suppose there are many ways to kill a cat.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: clarinetguy on June 25, 2012, 09:58:30 PM
Now that I am at about day 60, I have refined what I think works best in my routine. Hot water in shower and use HeadShed followed by Head Scrub to get my head ready. Then lather on HeadSlick. I only now shave against the grain starting with top and sides thent the back. I take as many passes as necessary to get totally smoooth as I am BBC and the stubble can be tough. I find that the very warm water and use of the HeadBlade products sets me up for what I think is a smoother shave than I used to get. I finish off with a cold rinse and pat dry. I either apply Head Lube Glossy or Head Lube with SPF if out in sun. Love the process and look big time.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Adam Black on June 28, 2012, 12:37:18 PM
I am trying to refine my routine because I am still getting some bumps and such.
So any help/comments would be greatly appreciated.

1. Shower, put on St. Ives exfoliating scrub and leave it in while washing. I shave ever other day usually.
2. Wash it off, and apply Bald Guyz or Headlube shaving gel depending on my mood and length of stubble.
3. Headblade on top and back, Sensor/Quattro on sides for maneuvering.
4. Wash off with some cold water.
5. After shower apply some Witch Hazel, and a few minutes later some Aloe Vera

I want to look spotless, no bumps.

Sidenote: how do guys like Ray Allen, Michael Wilbon and Taye Diggs do it?! It looks like they have never had hair in their life.
Is there a rich guy hair removal miracle?

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: waine on June 28, 2012, 01:14:42 PM
Hi there Adam Black.  I see it is post number one, welcome to this tremendous site.

To be perfectly honest, I can offer no solution to the bump issue, but there are some experienced gentlemen on the forum who will certainly deliver some sound advice...

I would try burning the bumps off with a bit of good old aftershave...

If that doesn’t work, try the next step...

If that doesn’t work, “Drink a Savanna, its dry, but you can drink it...” LOL

By the way, your profile pic does you justice, “Bald is definitely for you!”
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: marty22 on June 28, 2012, 01:18:41 PM
welcome!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Frontier Guy on June 28, 2012, 01:38:18 PM
By the way, your profile pic does you justice, “Bald is definitely for you!”

I agree Adam ... great pic. And welcome too.

(You may want to jump over to INTRODUCTIONS topic and put a "hello" there.)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Adam Black on June 28, 2012, 04:28:54 PM
Just a picture of a character in a television show called Community.
We have similarities, but I wish I knew his routine!

I will head over to the introduction page now.
Thanks
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: waine on June 29, 2012, 05:01:01 AM
Hi there Adam.  OK, so its not you in your profile pic, thats OK.  Why not post a real pic of you?  No pressure, but I personally like seeing the real person behind the name.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: yelloboy32 on July 01, 2012, 02:17:48 PM
Simple routine for me.

1. Brush teeth
2. Wash face
3. Workout
4. Shave head with Mach 3 and Gillette Gel
5. Dab head dry with towel
6. Apply witch hazel
7. Shower
8. Lotion up (head with lotion with vitamin E and aloe vera)

@Adam: Ray, Taye and Wilbon all have shadows. TV does a good job of disguising it but I've been around Ray and Taye and you see it up close.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sir Harry on July 01, 2012, 07:34:00 PM

@Adam: Ray, Taye and Wilbon all have shadows. TV does a good job of disguising it but I've been around Ray and Taye and you see it up close.


True. 99 times out of a 100, if a sly guy doesn't have some form of a shadow he either: a. had a darn good laser treatment or b. he has alopecia (I have a sly friend who has alopecia and can't grow hair anywhere on his body)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: waine on July 02, 2012, 12:08:47 AM
@Xabbydaddy, I use the exfoliator much less now since reading that opinion.  I don't want to get too carried away and sandpaper my skin to oblivion.  I guess its all about finding your balance, an exfoliation twice a week is sufficient for me.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mahaw90 on July 22, 2012, 06:56:30 PM

@Adam: Ray, Taye and Wilbon all have shadows. TV does a good job of disguising it but I've been around Ray and Taye and you see it up close.


True. 99 times out of a 100, if a sly guy doesn't have some form of a shadow he either: a. had a darn good laser treatment or b. he has alopecia (I have a sly friend who has alopecia and can't grow hair anywhere on his body)

Or c) has fair hair.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Scottso on July 27, 2012, 10:28:07 AM
Hi all !

New to the world of Bald-dom! Lost some and shaving the rest. I have to tell you, 'I love it'! I love the look, and all my friends and family (including my wife) like it as well.

Well since I am new to this, I really have not found a so to speak routine yet! Right now I am using both an electric (philips norelco triple-header) and the Mach 3 straight razor. I first use Williams Lectric (pre) Shave and go for it with my electric razor. Since the electric razor doesnt get that close but good enough, I then finish it off with the Mach 3. Afterwards I have been using Gillette's After Shave Gel for Sensitive Skin.

Again, since I am new to this - I will be experimenting and try to get this all down into a routine.

Looking forward to reading all the blogs, comments and advice from everyone.

Later Scottso
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: xabydaddy on July 27, 2012, 03:47:10 PM
I tried to incorporate a DE razor yesterday but was so scared! I was hoping to just clean up a patch of hair that I CANNOT seem to get to using my Gillette Fusion or Wilkinson Triple Blades. I was so nervous that I couldn't even finish using the DE. I had to finish up with the Fusion...
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Frontier Guy on July 27, 2012, 04:59:13 PM
Welcome Scottso ... great guys and advice around here.

Looks like you've been Sly for a long time - in other words, it's a natural for you.

Hope you'll participate actively in the forums. Great information exchange.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: antoniom on July 29, 2012, 07:57:27 PM
my routine update

1. Take a shower perp the dome + face shampoo the dome apply face wash to face let it set continue my shower wash body rinse off lather from head to toe re lather if I need to and rinse off again then dry off leave dome + face slightly wet or completely dry only to wet it again when at sink.

2. Stand by sink fill it with warm/cold water then lather up dome + face with my schick hydro sink protect shave gel to maintain healthy skin on both my head and face wet my xtreme3 or hydro3 begin shaving if lather is to dry i'll wet my finger tips and re lather or apply a touch more shave gel.

3. I start with my face first then my head or the other way around for my head I go WTG not ATG its what I prefer I start at the top of the dome first then sides of dome since the sides are close to the top of the head (I sometimes may clean the top and the sides of the dome in one setting) 3rd. back of dome WTG sometimes ATG refill sink re lather for a second pass for a smooth dome and to touch up any missed spots care around the ears\ for face WTG wipe off face then refill sink re lather then XTG sides of my face or WTG +ATG for the neck area\ I do long strokes not short so its alot quicker but I do take my time and shave.

4. Wipe off face then cold water rinse or ice cold water rinse towel off or leave slightly wet

5. Moisten cotton pad or toilet paper if no cotton pads left with facial astringent to help remove excess dirt and oil on face then apply after shave gel to head + face then rub on baby oil gel to face + head for the shine if not that then lotion for a gloss.

6. Clean up sink area leave bathroom get dressed I may make my head shine after getting dressed if I am going out or just lounging around the house.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mrzed on July 30, 2012, 04:59:14 PM
Man, that looks good on you Scottso.  Glad you've joined the sly guys. I can see why the family likes it.  Welcome.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: barnabé on August 06, 2012, 12:50:59 PM
Well, my routine is very simple (afterall I just started being sly a week ago  ): get head wet; aply gillete gel; shave with DE razor with a feather blade; rinse; dry with towell and aply pure alcohol - works wonders for me!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: xabydaddy on August 06, 2012, 01:54:21 PM
Well, my routine is very simple (afterall I just started being sly a week ago  ): get head wet; aply gillete gel; shave with DE razor with a feather blade; rinse; dry with towell and aply pure alcohol - works wonders for me!

What's a feather blade? I tried using a DE razor but was scared to death of the blade!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: -Doug- on August 06, 2012, 10:19:52 PM
What's a feather blade? I tried using a DE razor but was scared to death of the blade!

It's a particular brand of DE blade. It has a reputation of sharpness.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: barnabé on August 07, 2012, 03:42:31 AM
Yes. It is probably the most sharp blade around.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: xabydaddy on August 07, 2012, 02:17:54 PM
What's a feather blade? I tried using a DE razor but was scared to death of the blade!

It's a particular brand of DE blade. It has a reputation of sharpness.

Ok, thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mahaw90 on August 20, 2012, 06:31:22 AM
Razor - HeadBlade
Blade - Gillette Sensor 3

1. Jump in shower and let hot water splash the head for about a minute.
2. Squeeze abit of HeadShed by HeadBlade, on the dome and really rub in to loosen up the hair and soften it, this is key to a successful shave.
3. Rinse off HeadShed and apply a pea size amount of HeadSlick. I then shave from the back to the front going against the grain. I shave by feel.
4. Rinse off, feel around and make sure the dome is BBS.
5. Use Pears bar soap to wash the dome, face & neck.
6. Shower on cold and let head soak under the water for 2 minutes to close the pores.
7. Pat head dry with towel.
8. Apply ClearHead by HB. This is a quality product and has stopped my head breaking out. I sometimes use Bump Patrol too.
9. When CH has dried, apply AloeVera and rub generously all over. Sometimes I use HeadLube Glossy if I want that shine!
10. Clean razor and dry ready for next shave.
Title: Re: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: antoniom on August 20, 2012, 05:37:39 PM
Razor - HeadBlade
Blade - Gillette Sensor 3

1. Jump in shower and let hot water splash the head for about a minute.
2. Squeeze abit of HeadShed by HeadBlade, on the dome and really rub in to loosen up the hair and soften it, this is key to a successful shave.
3. Rinse off HeadShed and apply a pea size amount of HeadSlick. I then shave from the back to the front going against the grain. I shave by feel.
4. Rinse off, feel around and make sure the dome is BBS.
5. Use Pears bar soap to wash the dome, face & neck.
6. Shower on cold and let head soak under the water for 2 minutes to close the pores.
7. Pat head dry with towel.
8. Apply ClearHead by HB. This is a quality product and has stopped my head breaking out. I sometimes use Bump Patrol too.
9. When CH has dried, apply AloeVera and rub generously all over. Sometimes I use HeadLube Glossy if I want that shine!
10. Clean razor and dry ready for next shave.
nice routine
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: slane on August 23, 2012, 07:45:32 PM
In the shower:

Lather with Dr. Bronner's castile soap, shave with single blade disposable bic, cold rinse.

In front of sink:

Lather with Barbasol aloe, shave with single bic, towel dry.

I can already tell I have a lot to learn.  My blade choice my be simplistic, even inferior.  Sometimes they are too sharp on the first shave, but I don't think that is a problem I can fix by switching brands or types.  I have read that there are oil based sprays sold for extra shine and I plan on looking into that sometime in the near future.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: antoniom on August 26, 2012, 03:15:54 PM
In the shower:

Lather with Dr. Bronner's castile soap, shave with single blade disposable bic, cold rinse.

In front of sink:

Lather with Barbasol aloe, shave with single bic, towel dry.

I can already tell I have a lot to learn.  My blade choice my be simplistic, even inferior.  Sometimes they are too sharp on the first shave, but I don't think that is a problem I can fix by switching brands or types.  I have read that there are oil based sprays sold for extra shine and I plan on looking into that sometime in the near future.
don't forget to moisturize after and apply an after shave
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DC on August 27, 2012, 10:51:57 AM
My  morning routine's done at the sink, after the shower.
1. Apply St Ives and scrub the noggin, then rinse.
2. Apply King of Shaves gel and shave with the Azor razor.
3. Rinse, dry, and check for spots I've missed.
4. Once I'm satisfied with the results I lubricate/moisturize with Palmers cocoa butter oil with sun block.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: antoniom on August 28, 2012, 05:50:03 PM
My routine simplified I shave in the morning sometimes evenings

In shower

Turn on water soak up lather up with my bar soap or body wash whatever I have shampoo my dome and face wash my face continue my shower then rinse off turn off water and lather up with my shave gel feeling up tub halfway with warm water.

Wet razor shave dome WTG and face in between WTG/ATG rising blade every so often wipe off lather and re lather shave again for a second pass going my feel and what little I see in my mirror let tub water out.

Turn on shower again and finish my shower if have not finish wash off face + done again to clean the area again turn water off rowel dry step out all clean shaven the to apply my after shave gel and body + face lotion or some herbal oil or baby oil gel for the shine clean up area.



At the sink

Fill sink with warm water wet dome Lather up dome with + face with shave gel wet razor shave WTG for dome in between WTG/ATG for face wipe off excess lather let sink out and refill and re lather face + dome and shave again for the second pass to get it smooth looking at/holding up my mirror for the back of my dome when shaving.

Let water out and refill sink with just cold water to cool/shut down everything or ice water depending dry off face + dome then apply some after shave gel and some body + face lotion or some baby oil gel for the shine or some herbal oil clean up sink.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: savedslick on September 05, 2012, 10:20:10 AM
I need a routine I'm a blak male and I have always had trouble shaving with a razor and knowing which cream to buy as well as if I need to shave in the shower or what? Looking for all the help I can get thanks fellas.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: skram on September 05, 2012, 10:26:10 AM
I need a routine I'm a blak male and I have always had trouble shaving with a razor and knowing which cream to buy as well as if I need to shave in the shower or what? Looking for all the help I can get thanks fellas.

I'd say that if you have troubles with a regular razor, then try the HeadBlade.  Watch the demo videos (on their site and on YouTube) to see the best way to use it.   Their shaving cream (HeadSlick) works well both in the shower and at the sink.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: AFCommGuy on September 10, 2012, 08:02:32 PM
I shave in the shower with the water really hot and let my head soak for a few minutes. Once it's warmed up, I lather on some Vaseline moisturizer with aloe. It's a thinner weight moisturizer, helps lubricate the shave and I find that the razor doesn't clog as much. I shave against the grain all the way around, usually starting with the top of my head and getting the sides. Around the crown of my head I usually have to shave in a circular pattern to catch all the strange directions it grows.

Once I think I've gotten it all, I run the base of my hand (bottom of my thumb, the most sensitive part of my hand) all over. I clean up any missed spots at this point.

Next I use St. Ive's Invigorating Apricot Scrub to rub away any dead skin (I also have scalp psoraisis, shaving really helps!) and smooth out the noggin'. After that I dry off and if my head is feeling dry I put on a little Goldbonds heavy moisturizer (just a little).

Right now I only shave every other day. It's a hold over from when I first started over a year ago and my head couldn't handle the irritation every day. Right now the smoothness lasts about 6-10 hours. Anyone have any other suggestions?

Oh, and I love being a SBG! I've never gotten more compliments on my 'hairstyle' as when I shaved off all of that offending hair!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Frontier Guy on September 10, 2012, 08:44:26 PM
Sounds like your routine is working just fine for you ... and that's the key. Everyone's will be different. The important thing is to know when it's working and when it's not.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mahaw90 on September 10, 2012, 11:26:24 PM
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Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Slynito on September 11, 2012, 03:56:09 AM
Welcome to the forum, AFCommGuy. You do indeed have a good routine and some will learn from you. Enjoy the forum.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Radocontact on September 17, 2012, 10:03:19 PM
Shave routine at the moment! Still new (in the first month) at this but has been the best I've felt so far!


Put razor in Hydrogen Peroxide while waiting
Let hot water run on my head for 5 minutes.
Head and Shoulders Shampoo - Shower puff
St. Ives Apricot Scrub
4 drops of Shave Secret on the head, 1 on the blade
HeadSlick
Schick 3 Hydro
Shaved WTG
Ran head under cold water for a few minutes.
Put razor back in Hydrogen Peroxide

Witch Hazel on the head
Bump Patrol on
Nivea Extreme After Shave Balm

I felt absolutely no irritation afterwards. Previous irritation wasn't even a factor. Head isn't completely clear yet, but no added bumps! Only thing that was odd was that the Schick Hydro leaves a snotty residue while shaving. On the bright side, I think that was part of the reason it was such a smooth shape!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Baldman on September 22, 2012, 06:21:07 PM
Upon talking to some new friends and reading some of your guys posts I decided to radically change my routine. Just to see if other ways were better. So I went from:

Rinsing head applying Nivea gel
Against grain with Pro-Glide
Hot shower then Nivea after shave

To:

Hot shower St Ives Apricot Scrub
Natural conditioner for shaving with Mach 3
Cold rinse in the shower
Coconut Oil for an after rub
I also got some of the Bragg ACV that everyone is talking about

It went well, so we will see how it goes from here today was the first day. Thanks for all of the advice!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: clarinetguy on September 22, 2012, 10:48:04 PM
I have kept pretty much the same routine now for the 5 months I have been BBC. The only things that I have added are Headscrub to wash well and the Headshed to exfoliate every other day. This seems to help keep things smooth. I change blades once a week.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: OMEGA1202 on September 30, 2012, 08:36:43 AM
1. I shave in the shower with warm water.
2. I use the Schick Hydro 5
3. I use Nivea pre-shave scrub.
4. I later up with hair conditioner instead of shave cream (trust me give it a try). The conditioner that I found works best is Tresemme. It makes the hair soft and it's really slick, and doesn't dry up like other shave creams that I've used.
5. After that I use Loreal after shave balm with spf 15.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mr Jules on September 30, 2012, 08:41:26 AM
4 drops of Shave Secret on the head, 1 on the blade

Might try that too - put a drop on the blade as well on the head. I use king of shaves pre-shave oil.

Great bald and beard look there !
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Falcon43 on September 30, 2012, 10:42:34 AM
I fill the sink with hot water to soak my shaving brush in while I take my shower.  After my shower I make a lather with a puck of MWF. I re-wet my face and lather my face and head. I give everything a WTG pass and re-wet and re-lather this time going XTG. I then take some of the later from my shaving brush and rub it on my head, feeling for spots that I have missed. Touch up as needed. I give everything a good rinse and dry then apply aftershave (currently Clubman).
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Slyfive on September 30, 2012, 02:38:28 PM
I use king of shaves pre-shave oil.

I've been thinking about getting the KOS oil, is it worth the cost?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: clarinetguy on October 15, 2012, 07:30:18 PM
Where do you get the oil?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Piercedpikachu on October 15, 2012, 07:39:02 PM
heres my bad shaving method




This is the dreaded eyebrow shaver sticks that ive used to shave my Chelsea-cut for quite a while....

its got little serrated safety edges

its perfect for eyebrows

but on my head it requires QUITE a bit of pressure to shave off the hair (even if its wet...then again i do have coarse hair)


(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimageshack.us%2Fa%2Fimg337%2F8380%2Feyebrowshaverstick.jpg&hash=cee08745c720d383d422b81b71390f05)


this is what i end up with.....bloody, fuzzy (freckled) head (the freckles were a gift from God  :) )


(https://www.slybaldguys.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimageshack.us%2Fa%2Fimg211%2F6227%2Fbaldandbloody.jpg&hash=aad35a9bb2557b81455ca7b39cc05be7)

not a pretty sight  >:(

Thats why im lookin for a good pair of balding clippers....in about two weeks im gonna be getting the Wahl 5-Star Balding clippers because the reviews look good and it says it gets down pretty low to the head

i dont want to use a razor shaver because im afraid of it causing permanent hair thinning or loss....kinda like when leg-shaving (sorry for the gross talk of leg shaving)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: ZachM on October 15, 2012, 07:57:58 PM
I'm fairly new to headshaving, but so far I've been shaving WTG with a Fusion and it works pretty good.  I just use a shaving gel normally after taking a hot shower to soften the hair.  I usually use the Matte HeadLube as I don't care for the shine.  I'm thinking about giving the HeadBlade a try though and some HeadSlick as well.  I keep hearing great things about it and I want to give against the grain a try. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Razorhead on October 15, 2012, 08:04:38 PM
I use king of shaves pre-shave oil.

I've been thinking about getting the KOS oil, is it worth the cost?

I use KOS or Shave Secret. I buy KOS at Bed Bath and Beyond (don't forget your 20% coupon!) or Shave Secret at Walmart.  To me it's worth the expense. you ony need a few drops to rub onto your noggin prior to shaving. I apply the shaving cream on top of the oil. For me, this process has completely elminated nicks and rashes and has become a necessary part of the shaving process. Being shaved is a nice bad ass look. You can't look the part with nicked up scalp.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Slyfive on October 15, 2012, 08:11:01 PM
Thanks Razorhead, I might have to give it a shot!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: theman on October 16, 2012, 03:54:32 PM
Really enjoy all the posts and different things, ideas, etc..  If anyone says that they can't learn something on this board they are full of something and it is not knowledge.   ;)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mahaw90 on October 29, 2012, 12:15:09 PM
Simple = Best

Splash head with hot water.
Apply 2 dollops of HeadSlick.
HeadBlade Sport/ATX against the grain all over.
Jump in shower, wash remaining HeadSlick off.
Apply HeadShed, it exfoliates the BBS dome and removes any dirt and grease. Wash off.
Cold water rinse.
Pat dry with towel (not rub)
Apply a generous amount of ClearHead all over the dome and neck.

Look smooth, for the day ahead, with an awesome shine.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: theman on October 29, 2012, 12:24:33 PM
Simple = Best

Slash head with hot water.
Apply 2 dollops of HeadSlick.
HeadBlade Sport/ATX against the grain all over.
Jump in shower, wash remaining HeadSlick off.
Apply HeadShed, it exfoliates the BBS dome and removes any dirt and grease. Wash off.
Cold water rinse.
Pat dry with towel (not rub)
Apply a generous amount of ClearHead all over the dome and neck.

Look smooth, for the day ahead, with an awesome shine.


Thanks Mark,

I think I might have been using to much HeadSlick, I also think I was pressing down to hard above my ears. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MarkMusicNYC on November 06, 2012, 02:15:49 AM
heres my bad shaving method
This is the dreaded eyebrow shaver sticks that ive used to shave my Chelsea-cut for quite a while....


OMG! Please stop using those eyebrow shaver things. They're designed for detail work, not for huge areas.

BTW, it's a myth that shaving hair from any part of your body--head, legs, whatever--will cause it to grow differently, not grow at all, etc. Hair growth happens beneath the skin. Running a blade along the surface of the skin won't impact that one way or the other.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: benlen on December 05, 2012, 08:50:01 AM
I'm new to head shaving, but my current routine is to do it every other day, because I have sensitive skin and still have relatively good coverage hair wise, so I can sport the "unshaven" look for a few days up to a week if I feel like it/don't want to buy  new razor.

I haven't tried any specialty razors like the Mach 3 or Headblade, but I have this 4 blade Bic razor which is pretty cheap/economical and offers a good shave.

I don't skimp on shaving cream, though. I like the Edge shaving cream (any of their sensitive blue stuff, haha). That provides a great face and head shave.

After I shave though, I like to take a cold towel and wrap it around my head. I read somewhere that, to get a good shave, you need to open your pores by using a hot water towel or having a shower, but also, to protect your skin, you should use cold water after a shave to close the pores.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BaldLuke on December 06, 2012, 05:46:59 AM
Hey Benlen, you should give the schick xtreme 3 razors a try, they are pretty cheap and bend laterally so it conforms to the shape of your scalp, slickest shave I've ever gotten is with them. They are easy to find too, pick up some shave secret to put under your shave gel, you will be amazed what a smooth shave you'll get and what a difference it makes! Keep going strong&smooth man, it looks great!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: ZachM on December 09, 2012, 07:07:22 PM
I've changed my routine quite a bit since I started shaving about 2 months ago.  I gave the HeadBlade a try but just couldn't get the hang of it, but I found that HeadSlick is great stuff.  I was using the rest of my Fusion cartridges, but wanted a cheaper alternative.  I found the M5 Magnum at the PX for $5.99 for the razor and 2 cartridges and replacements are 4 for $5.99, which is much better than $15 for 4 Fusion's.  I shaved this morning with it and it was good. 

My routine:

Hot shower to soften up the hair
Use St. Ives apricot scrub on my head
Lather up the HeadSlick
Shave WTG the grain all over making sure I don't miss any spots
Dry off and slather on some HeadLube Matte.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Kevin G on December 24, 2012, 10:27:59 PM
I am pretty new to head shaving but here is my routine.  I have shaved everyday except for one and have had no irritation.  So far I am only shaving WTG but after another week I will go ATG.  Hopefully this might help someone out.


As a side note I also have Headslick which I have used twice but I was not impressed with it compared to the Nivea shave gel I use.  It just does not seem to protect my head as well and also seems to disappear quickly.  I do like the mentholated effect of it and I feel that it is a good shave cream but just not as good as Nivea imho.  Also twice a week I exfoliate my head with either Headshed or St Ives apricot scrub.  Both are real good but I give a slight nod to Headshed.  It feels less abrasive to me yet does a great job.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: clarinetguy on December 30, 2012, 06:01:15 AM
Got away from shaving in the shower for a while due to feeling like I was wasting water. That said, the shave at the sink proved to be less close and good so I went black to shower shaving and notice the difference- I think the hot water right there really opens up pores and softens the scalp for a close shave. Headslick does sting though if it gets runny.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: 440satellite on January 01, 2013, 06:06:28 PM
Very simple routine here, shampoo, lather on the conditioner and leave it there while washing all the rest. Rinse, apply Headslick, shave with the Headblade with Gellette Sensor 2 against grain, rinse, pat dry, done.  In the winter appy some not glossy hand cream, summer suntan lotion.  That's it.

Not difficult and it works for me.  Might not work for you but worth a try as it's a cheap way to go. 

My scalp isn't sensitive but use fancy gell shaving creams on my face and I'm 40 entering my second puberty with breakouts!  Long story short is everyone is different, take everyone's input in and find your routine.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Lynchy on January 01, 2013, 09:31:34 PM
My routine is so simple now to my previous efforts!

-Hot water splash at the sink
-Apply headslick and shave with the headblade
-Shave from front to back then back to front, ears to crown, and a little tidy up!
-Shower and exfoliate to dome with antibacterial soap
-Cold water rinse
-Witch hazel
-Moisturiser/after shave of choice!

Works for me so far.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Switchy on January 01, 2013, 10:00:37 PM
My routine is so simple now to my previous efforts!

-Hot water splash at the sink
-Apply headslick and shave with the headblade
-Shave from front to back then back to front, ears to crown, and a little tidy up!
-Shower and exfoliate to dome with antibacterial soap
-Cold water rinse
-Witch hazel
-Moisturiser/after shave of choice!

Works for me !  Brother !
O0 - Witch hazel !

Like to keep it simple .   ;) 8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Artisan6 on January 10, 2013, 05:35:22 PM
I shave in the shower.  Hot as I can take.  I use Nicel Shave in the Shower Gel, enriched with aloe, menthol and tea tree oil.  Lather that up, and use a Rolling Razor Sensitive cartridges.  I go against the grain up top, but with the grain in back.  I shave everyday, or every two.  Occasionally I'll do the cold water rinse that others have talked about, depends on how sleepy I am. 

As of yet, I don't have a lotion or aftershave that I use.  That Nicel stuff works nicely to keep it smooth, and razor burn free.

I used to use a Headblade, but like the dual blades on the Rolling Razor, and the better control (it slips right on your finger).  Plus, they autoship cartridges to me, at a great price.  So, I never have to remember to buy new blades.  Makes for a great shave, all the time.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: slyjoe on January 19, 2013, 03:26:23 PM
I Will either take a shower, or rub a warm-hot wash cloth on my head. Then put pre shave gel on
Put my cream on
fill my sink with hot water
grab either my headblade or mach 3(mostly headblade though)
Start shaving, i think that's a pretty good routine
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Johnny_T on May 11, 2013, 05:55:06 PM
I shave in the shower.   I start by getting my head soaked with hot water and washing my head and face. Then I rinse and wash the rest of my body. I keep re-wetting my head throughout. I shut the water and lather my head. On word days my time and hot water are limited so I use King Of Shaves Shave gel.  I grab my Fusion and I go one pass AGT over my whole head. I start at my sideburn on the right side of my head and use one long stroke back. I work my way up and then across the top of my head still going front to back From my forehead to the back of my head. I finish at my left ear. Then I move to the back. From my neck up to the top of my head one stroke. Move over a blade length and repeat. Then I take one last up stroke above my ears and touch up around/behind the ears and I'm done.  I rinse with warm water then  I clean my razor. I rinse it well then shake it out. Then I blow forcefully through the blades back and front. Then I dry it on a towel.

I then turn on the cold water and rinse again and then pat dry my head . Then I go back to hot water but wet only my face as a last soak before drying myself, getting out and shaving my face.

On days off from work when I have more time,  everything is the same but I use a brush and Kiss My Face shave cream. Sometimes I use other creams. Headslick (which I used exclusively for 5 years) which lathers great with a brush. C.O. Bigelow or Proraso.

I shave pretty much every day but usually skip at least one day.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Volk on May 23, 2013, 10:52:02 AM
I shave every other day after the shower. With my head still a little bit wet i apply the shaving gel, shave with a HB Sport (sometimes an ATX) and finish the spots over my ears with a DE razor, then i rinse with cold water. With my head dry I sometimes apply some hydrating cream or a mattifying/hydrating one. All the cosmetic products I use are made by an Italian company called Filgi and they work great. Sooner or later I'm going to try shaving under the shower and maybe Headblade or BeeBald products, although they're not really convenient to buy here in Italy since I'd have to place an order online and pay a lot of money for shipping.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Volk on May 23, 2013, 10:57:17 AM
I forgot to mention that I'm currently using Gillette Atra blades with my HB Sport and I like them more than the stock HB3 blades. The HB3 blades are great and cause less irritation than the Atra but I need to go through many more passages. Plus, Atra blades are way cheaper here! :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mikali on June 06, 2013, 01:26:25 PM
For now my routine every other day:

- Take a hot shower
- put on some proraso pre shave cream on my head
- use a badger brush with Dr. Harris, Arlington, soap (delicious imo !!)
- then use a Gilette fusion ATG (if it's longer first WTG)
- again proraso pre shave cream on the face
- make lather with the Dr Harris soap and brush
- shave with my straight WTG
- wetten again and shave ATG
- splash cold water
- use an Alumn block (Osma)
- rinse again with cold water
- use Dr. Harris arlingtons after shave milk on my face and the remains on my head
- then use Dr. Harris Talcum powder
- Finishing touch with some Dr. Harris Cologne


ET VOILA, the perfect shave !  8)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TheWickerMan on June 24, 2013, 09:48:50 PM
For now my routine every other day:

- Take a hot shower
- put on some proraso pre shave cream on my head
- use a badger brush with Dr. Harris, Arlington, soap (delicious imo !!)
- then use a Gilette fusion ATG (if it's longer first WTG)
- again proraso pre shave cream on the face
- make lather with the Dr Harris soap and brush
- shave with my straight WTG
- wetten again and shave ATG
- splash cold water
- use an Alumn block (Osma)
- rinse again with cold water
- use Dr. Harris arlingtons after shave milk on my face and the remains on my head
- then use Dr. Harris Talcum powder
- Finishing touch with some Dr. Harris Cologne


ET VOILA, the perfect shave !  8)

Wow! That's an awesome routine. Do you use any SPF regularly?

I only shave my head twice a week. I currently use a Mach 3, but I'm hoping the HB ATX will be my new weapon of choice.  My shave day routine is as follows:

1. In a hot shower I exfoliate with HeadShed.
2. Apply some HeadSlick.
3. Shave WTG.
4. Reapply a TINY amount of HeadSlick and go ATG.
5. Check for any misses.
6. Finish my shower.
7. At the sink I'll rinse my head again with cold water and dry with a towel.
8. Apply ClearHead and go about my other needs.
9. Apply either HeadLube Matte or SPF, depending on what my day calls for.

Total shower time is about 10 minutes. On non-shave days I wash with HeadWash and apply the HeadLube or SPF.  O:O
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on July 05, 2013, 11:36:26 AM
Blimey, you guys have such good routines!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: wutwutman on July 05, 2013, 12:23:18 PM
My routine is relatively simple..

1. Wet head with hot water, while soaking brush.
2. apply dime sized dollop of Headslick to brush.
3. lather up head.
4. shave WTG.
5. apply another dollop of product to brush.
6. re-later.
7. shave ATG.
8. rinse with hot water & check for stubble. (optional - touchup)
9. rinse again with cold water.
10. apply aftershave gel.
11. after air drying, apply Bump Stop 2 to problem areas.
12. Done.  ;)

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on July 12, 2013, 11:56:20 AM
Every 3 days for me so far. Does take a while to get the smooth head though. I then moisturise and job done!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: gadgetwizard on July 22, 2013, 10:58:33 AM
Newbie.

Just one week in to my 30 days.

My weapon of choice is a Parker double edge

I like to make the shaving an occasion. At the moment every other day along with my face. I Wet my head and then leave a hot towel on it for a few minutes

Lather up with a good quality shaving soap. I like the look of the foam on my head.

Shave with the grain then across the grain then against the grain.

Rinse and check for missed bits.

Today I tried witch hazel for the first time and wow what a difference, highly recommended.

Finish with a tea tree moisturiser.

Feels great and feels smooth.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Slyfive on July 27, 2013, 12:21:50 AM
Hey guys!

Changed up my routine lately, I used to use head slick but ran out and couldn't get more. I found some Palmolive Lather Shave cream at my local supermarket so I thought I'd give brush and lather shaving a go.

Fill sink with super hot water and wet brush (currently using a boar bristle pastry brush, go figure... I'm poor)

Shave off some flakes of glycerin soap into my shaving bowl with a knife, add shave cream and dissolve soap and cream in a little hot water, lather with brush.

Hot shower with Head Shed

Get out, lather up with the pre-done mix, headblade ATG left of head then right, re-lather, touch up and rinse. Freshen with ice cold water with Dettol in to kill germs and feel fresh

Moisturise with SPF 15 moisturiser.

I added the soap shaving to the lather to thicken it up, but it really improves the whole shave!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: g_bald on August 05, 2013, 07:24:01 PM
My brother recommended using two different razors, one with the grain and one against. I picked up some new Mach 3 blades for shaving with the grain, and use my Fusion against the grain.

I hope it will give me a buttery smooth shave.

I got some Edge shaving gel too, for sensitive skin. His skin, and mine, are very similar. About to hit the shower soon and go completely SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTH!!! :-)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Slyfive on August 06, 2013, 04:46:38 PM
Sounds like a bit of extra work, but if it's worth it, let me know!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: g_bald on August 08, 2013, 07:08:23 AM
Slyfive,

Only tried it once, so far. It's more work if you let it grow more between shaves, I think than if you're a daily shaver. So far I have kept the growth "under control" by using an old electric razor I had kicking around so that it's pretty smooth every day and then go "under the blade" less frequently, but it makes it more "special" when I do!  ;D
-gary-
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on August 15, 2013, 10:45:20 AM
I go wtg and then atg. Then I have to pitch about redoing some stubborn areas! Takes awhile. Using a Sensor 3 blade and a brush and shaving soap. Use a moisture cream afterwards.

What gets me is that it can take a time to shave and one has to go over some patches more than a few times!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Slyfive on August 17, 2013, 03:04:35 AM
I'm the same as you Gary, gotta keep that shave special!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on August 18, 2013, 09:16:37 AM
How long does your shave take guys? Mine takes approx 15mins or more
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: antoniom on August 18, 2013, 01:57:40 PM
How long does your shave take guys? Mine takes approx 15mins or more
about 5- 10 min for head + face shave maybe 15 min about 5 min for head alone
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: baldjoeg on August 20, 2013, 03:15:29 PM
Mine takes about 10 to 15 minutes depending on how much of a hurry I amy be in. I like to take my time to avoid getting any nicks on the noggin.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on August 21, 2013, 02:10:30 PM
Do you need to go over certain areas a few times to get it smooth? I do.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: baldjoeg on August 22, 2013, 09:36:08 AM
I need to hit a few areas a few times also. I have been told that a great shave  it is all in the prep. When I am at the YMCA, I like to go in the steam room for about 20 minutes. That really helps  loosen up the hair and I usually get a great and a close shave after that. I like it nice and smooth and that helps a lot.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on August 22, 2013, 01:54:40 PM
I do prepare and lather well. A few times too. Shaved today and all went ok. Still took ages to shave!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Bald Finn on August 23, 2013, 10:14:24 AM
Hello everyone, new member here!

My shaving: little rape or olive oil to my head --> Philips QC5550 (I dont like this machine) --> more rape or olive oil --> finish with Headblade Sport against the grain.

I recommend using rape or olive oil instead of shaving creams and gels. Before using oil my bald often dried and I had to use moisturizer. Rape/olive oil is natural moisturizer and its works as shaving cream and leaves no nicks or cuts. Now my bald stays moist and healthy all day long. Reason why I use Philips machine is that I want to conserve Headblade razors because they lose their power pretty fast and are quite expensive. This whole shaving thing takes 10-20 mins.

I dont know if this is right topic to ask this but has anyone tried head sugaring? I have been planning doing this someday because shaving every morning is pretty annoying but still worth it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mojo Risin on August 24, 2013, 11:35:00 PM
When people say it cost less to shave your head than to have a haircut ...
It's not true at all. All the products and the blades are pretty damn expensive.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: reddog on August 25, 2013, 06:30:31 AM
Very true Mojo, especially when you cut your own hair. I even cut my own high and tight flattop. My electric shaver does a good job, though, saves on the blades, etc.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on August 25, 2013, 01:49:22 PM
I like your Gotie mate!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: reddog on August 25, 2013, 04:02:17 PM
Thanks Koolpc, I used to keep the goatee clipped close. Trimmed it longer 2 years ago, and I get complements from total strangers, usually women!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on August 27, 2013, 11:46:41 AM
Started a Goatee myself. Gets a little longer then i clip it close! I suppose i must try and get used to it being other than close!

Also, nicked my ear today while shaving!!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Thebaldnation on September 15, 2013, 09:46:39 AM
   I have recently been having some issues with the products i have been using for shaving. I have used headslick, marykay moisturizer with SPF and St.Ives for exfoliation for awhile now and recently have noticed some yellowish tinting on the towel i use for shaving, on my sheets and around the neck of my shirt, after i shave i use St.Ives for exfoliation and run my head under the faucet in the bath tub with warm water to rinse the St.Ives off, then while my head is still warm i use the moisturizer on it, it has a little bit of a greasy feeling to it so after i let it soak in i run a towel over it to get rid off the slight greasyness. I have been doing this ritual for some time now and have never had this problem, i have noticed a yellow tint on my sheet around the neck and head area as well, there is not an odor to it but is not really a pretty thing to look at. The water softner in my house is new and besides the yellow tint is only on the towel that i use and on my shirts. Really not sure what could be causing this, im really hoping that its not from the headslick because i love that stuff! anyone have any suggestions or know of the same thing happening to them or someone else??????? any info would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Magoo on September 15, 2013, 09:26:39 PM
I would suggest to stop using the moisturizer for awhile to see if is the culprit.It's the last thing you put on and you don't wash it off.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Thebaldnation on September 21, 2013, 06:23:46 AM
I would suggest to stop using the moisturizer for awhile to see if is the culprit.It's the last thing you put on and you don't wash it off.

Yea i did start using something different, you would think that i would have done that a long time ago, but like i said i didnt have that problem before, im realy hoping thats not the cause, but if it is i will just find a new moisturizer, we will see if this other product changes things. Thanks for your feedback much appreciated.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: isleepinthebuff on September 21, 2013, 12:43:35 PM
My shave routine.
I slap some shaving foam on my head. I run a razor over it till it's smooth. I then put some moisteriser on, mainly cos my face gets dry skin especially if I have sweatted at the gym.

That's it
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mahaw90 on September 21, 2013, 06:49:17 PM
I just want to recommend a product called 'TendSkin' OH MY!!!!!!!!! it is abolsutely incredible.
It is for razor burn/bumps/spots etc and no joke it clears it up within 12 hours, and if you use it straight after a shave you will not get anything again, just a beautiful clean perfect head. if anyone purchases this product and isnt happy with it, i will myself give you the money back for it . thats how confident i am. it has saved my bloody life!

youtube videos for more information. cheers
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: FoiledAgain on September 22, 2013, 12:36:30 PM
+1 for BBCMark's recommendation of Tend Skin. It is a little expensive, but works very well. I found a recipe on line for a home made version of the product which also works very well, as follows:

-one two ounce spray bottle
-6 uncoated aspirin tablets crushed into a powder (you can use a fork or mortar and pestle)
-a smidge less than 1.5 ounces of 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
-a smidge less than .5 ounces of Witch Hazel
-three squirts of liquid glycerin or 1/2 teaspoon (prevents the alcohol from drying out the skin and helps adhere the product to the effected area)


Combine liquid ingredients and aspirin in a blender to mix the ingredients. Then pour into the spray bottle. The blender is optional to mix as you can pour the ingredients in the bottle and shake it well to mix, although I think the blender does a better job. Voila! You are done. Shake the bottle each time prior to using as some of the aspirin may settle out of the solution (although mixing in the blender minimizes this).

My experience is that it may take a few days for persistent bumps to heal using either the genuine or the home made product, but it will feel better immediately.

Happy Shaving.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mahaw90 on October 11, 2013, 03:51:19 AM
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Best product in the world
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: customdoors1 on October 11, 2013, 05:38:48 AM
BBCMark do you use any lotion after tend skin or just the tend skin ?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Bespoke on October 11, 2013, 06:04:58 AM
+1 on the Tend Skin! If you're a DIYer (like I am!) you can make your own with some aspirin and witch hazel or alcohol (just google homemade Tend Skin.) I moisturize after with the same stuff I use on my face.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mahaw90 on October 11, 2013, 01:31:16 PM
BBCMark do you use any lotion after tend skin or just the tend skin ?

Just that mate. It has something in it which stops it from drying your skin out. I don't feel the need for anything else.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: customdoors1 on October 12, 2013, 06:54:28 PM
Thanks Mark
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: notquitethere on November 11, 2013, 08:50:36 AM
New to the headshave thing but have used tendskin for years whenever I have an ingrown/bump issue on my face.  Remember tend skin works best on a completely dry face(or head I guess). I like the idea of homemade, the stuff is pretty expensive, but not really interested in the hassle.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: ProfessorZero on December 07, 2013, 10:06:55 PM
Well I go back and forth on shaving to the scalp and letting it grow to a one but here it goes.

Tools needed:
  - HeadBlade Sport (3 blade cartridge)
  - Gillette Fusion Pro glide
  - Gillette Fusion Pro series Thermal Face Scrub
  - Gillette Fusion Pro series Irritation Defense Shave Gel
  - Nivea For Men Replenishing Post Shave Balm
  - HeadBlade Lube Matte
  - Wahl Clippers (if I'm reshaving my head)

The Process:
Again I first use my Wahl Clippers to shave my whole head if I've grown it out, I keep it to a #1, then the process goes as follows.
1. Take warm shower
2. Keep head wet and use Thermal Scrub on whole head and facial area.
3. Rinse Thermal Scrub and place Shave Gel on whole head and facial area.
4. Place HeadBlade on finger.
  - I start by shaving the top of my head by going front to back. Note: I go against the grain from the start.
  - Start shaving the back of my head working my way forward.
  - I then go front to back on the sides of my head, then in an upward position against the grain.
5. Take Fusion Proglide and shave the face.
  - Starting from the sides working my way forward
  - Repeat process going against the grain.
  - Use the single bale around the ears and back of the neck.
6. Rinse whole head and dry off.
7. Take Post Shave Balm and place on whole head and face.
8. (optional) Depending on how I feel that day I wait till it's a bit dry and I place HeadLube on my whole head and face.

Man I made this thing sound like a Manual haha.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Feelinsofly on December 14, 2013, 05:42:15 PM
I have always shaved in the shower. Seems to save me time.
Start with washing my head with simple Ivory soap, use 8 drops of a shaving oil, shave with Gillette Mach 3 razor, finish with another wash using soap, and I am done.
I always end up with a close shave and a full shine every time.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Aussie Sly Guy on December 18, 2013, 07:56:26 AM
I'm a sink shaver and my nightly ritual go's as follows

First I soak my head under the hot water for 1 min or so.
Then wash my scalp with my face wash to get it nice and clean.
I then put on baby oil then my shave gel, all this while my razor sits in rubbing alcohol.
Give it a nice BBS ATG shave.
Hope in the shower and give it another quick wash to get any excess baby oil.
Then i give it a cold water rinse and a ice cube rub.
Apply some witch Hazel and then some clear Aloe Vera Gel.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Frontier Guy on December 18, 2013, 11:12:54 AM
My routine has been greatly simplified over the last 18 months:

Shampoo (yeah, I know, there's no hair) to get rid of the oil/grime
Exfoliate (currently using HeadShed)
Shave (currently using HeadSlick)
Rinse
Towel dry
Done.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: xnewyawka on December 19, 2013, 10:01:17 AM
My routine has been greatly simplified over the last 18 months:

Shampoo (yeah, I know, there's no hair) to get rid of the oil/grime
Exfoliate (currently using HeadShed)
Shave (currently using HeadSlick)
Rinse
Towel dry
Done.

That's a nice, quick and simple routine FG. Over time we learn to pare it down to what works for us.
Good to see you back by the way!   O0
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Ridzky on December 23, 2013, 09:11:29 AM
 :D
Switch to hot water.
Let my head get wet for a minute.
Use my Gillete shaving gel nice on my head.
Let my Mach3 under the hot water for maybe like 30 secs.
Shave WTG if I'm going to work. ATG if I'm out with girlfriend or friends. (usually I'd take two/three passes no more than that)
Rinse my head with hot water.
Apply Nivea post-shaving balm for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse it off with cold water and dry my head with a towel.

When it's dried out, I apply a Nivea moisturizer and let it dry out again.
Then I would apply an olive oil.

 :XX
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BBCESQ on December 27, 2013, 06:54:46 AM
Recently I have been shaving at the gym 3 days per week.  I take a very hot shower and then shave my stubble at the sink with Head Lube and a gillette fusion.  Wipe down with a towel, splash a little cold water, and I'm done.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Jungle Juice on December 27, 2013, 01:00:24 PM
Wet scalp, add shave secret mix with Barbasol shaving cream and shave ATG.After that I take a hot shower while using the ice cube rub method on the back of my neck line.Then I wash scalp with Dr.Bronner's 18-in-1 hemp tea tree pure castile soap.Towel dry and add a splash of witch hazel to the dome, Done!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DOC_OSMC on December 27, 2013, 02:12:44 PM
Just started shaving my head a little over a month ago.

First two times I went to an old school barbershop and got the whole hot towel treatment and straight razor shave.  I figured let me get a professional to do it right the first few times before I tackle it myself.  Now I'm doing it myself and I've gotten it down to about 7-10 minutes now.

I'm also a sink shaver.  I've been using the Mach 3 Turbo and have started to shave every other day.  The razor's lasted me about 3 weeks now.  This morning I accidentally used my Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide and it gave me an even smoother shave without having to go back through certain areas too many times.  I think that's gonna be my razor of choice on my head from now on.  My routine is as follows; it's pretty cut and dry:

1.  Hot shower (If I'm in a rush, then I'll wet my head with hot water in the sink)
2.  Still washing my head with my Bosley Hair Shampoo (Also use it on my beard)
3.  I don't dry the head out of the shower and lather the front first with AVEENO® POSITIVELY SMOOTH® Shave Gel
4.  Shave front to back (to the top of the head actually) from the left side to the right side
5.  Lather up the back ( I found that lathering in sections allows the shave cream to not dry up as much)
6.  Shave up from the bottom of my neck to the top of the head
7.  Rinse off with hot water and feel around for stubbles and touch up accordingly until everything feels smooth
8.  Trim the top of my sideburns and around the ear with the 6th blade of the Pro-Glide
9.  Rinse off with cold water and pat dry.
10.  Finally I apply AVEENO® Men's™ After Shave Lotion all over the head for that nice cooling sensation.

Like I said, it's pretty cut and dry.  I found that shaving my head every other day makes shaving faster as compared to when I waited every 3 days or so and there was longer growth.  I've only nicked myself once so far and that was because I got happy the first time I shaved my head myself, and that was near the end of the shave.  It does get shiny and oily throughout the day but doesn't bother me too much.  Overall shaving my head is starting to get addicting and I've gotten positive responses to my shiny dome, especially from the ladies.  I shoulda done this a long time ago!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Cave Dweller on December 30, 2013, 01:36:34 PM
Hey, DOC_OSMC.

Just noticed this was your first post.

Welcome to the Board, sir.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DOC_OSMC on December 31, 2013, 10:45:31 AM
Thanks Cave Dweller!  This board is quite addicting.  I'm learning quite a few things.  Even spent some time now in the Beard section and I thought I knew my beard pretty well!  Hahaha!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Thebaldnation on February 03, 2014, 10:54:05 PM
Hot shower, somersets shave oil applied before Headslick, then headslick, shave, rinse head, exfoliate, rinse head, moisturizer or dome care anti aging serum, I have been using this stuff for about the last 6-7 months, all together head care time around 20 minutes.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: PabloSanDiego on February 04, 2014, 11:44:04 PM
My first post.  After years of talking about it, on Super Bowl Sunday I finally went to the store and bought a new razor and gel and went for it.  Now I can't believe I didn't do it sooner, I love it and have had nothing but compliments.

After some quick research I bought a Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor.  I didn't even know there was a power model and non power model until I got home and found the AAA battery in the package.  I probably would have bought the non power model if I saw it, but I'm Ok with this one even though it seems gimmicky.

I didn't know which shaving gel to buy so I bought the Gillette Fusion Pro Glide shaving gel.  It seems to work OK but I have nothing to compare it with.  Also, I haven't seen anyone recommend it yet, so I'm guessing there's better stuff out there.  So I plan to do some more reading.

As for my routine, I'm still figuring it out but I'm going to be a daily shaver.  After 3 times, I don't have much of a routine yet but I shave in the shower with hot water, no mirror.  Shave by feel seems to work fine.  I'm sort of all over the place, against and with the grain, just keep running my fingers over my scalp until the stubble is mostly gone.

I don't have much of an after shave routine yet.  I shave my face in the sink after my shower and head shave, using my trusty Sensor razor and Clinique Shave Gel and Clinique After Shave Soother balm.  I've been using the "Soother" on my head too the last 3 days.

My head is naturally oily, so I don't think I need a moisturizer.  But from reading here, it seems like I need to get something to put on my head after shaving.

So that's it, rank beginner still.  But 3 days, no cuts, close shaves, and a great look.  100% happy with the decision and that's not going to change.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on February 05, 2014, 03:27:40 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Welcome Pablo!

Looks great mate. You definitely in the right forums. Great bunch of people on here with heaps of experience.

O use the Fusion Proglide. It is a great shaver. At the moment i shave every few days. My head is quite sensitive (Sore at times) so i am not going to shave every day yet. I like the bald look too and have a Goatee like yours!

I am looking and trying Headslick for the shaving cream as it has some great reviews. At the mo i use Wilkinson Sword shaving cream.

Anyway, enjoy your stay here!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sir Harry on February 05, 2014, 04:03:41 AM
Welcome aboard, Pablo! Congrats on taking the plunge....If/when you get a chance, why don't you post up a brief introduction in our Introductions section so the gang can give you a proper welcome! Looks great, BTW.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DOC_OSMC on February 05, 2014, 01:14:19 PM
Welcome Pablo!  You look like a natural with that bald head.  Give it time and you'll find a routine that works for you.  Kudos on shaving by feel right from the get go!  I only started doing that this week after doing it in front of the mirror, and with a handheld to see the back, for the first few months. I found that shaving by feel and in the shower makes my shaving time go faster and smoother.

As you can see from by routine description above, I like the Fusion Pro-Glide and I use the Aveeno products for shaving and after shave.

Let us know how you progress and chime in often.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BBCESQ on February 05, 2014, 02:45:40 PM
Welcome, Pablo.  It does look great on you.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: antoniom on February 05, 2014, 07:22:25 PM
Very simple routine

1. Take a shower as I normally would
2. Dry off body wet dome
3. Lather up dome (bump defense shave gel) or whatever shave gel I have
4. Fill up sink with warm or hot water
5. Wet razor shave wtg
6. Wipe off dome with wet wash cloth/ drain sink refill if needed
7. Re lather and shave again if needed
8. Wash dome with shampoo or mens cleansing moisurizer (deep sea cosmetics)
9. Cold water rinse
10. Towel off dome
11. Apply aftershave gel and herbal moisturizer (bump defense) sometimes body lotion also
12. Clean up sink area
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on February 06, 2014, 02:07:06 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Dont you go atg?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DC on February 06, 2014, 09:15:42 AM
First, let me give a big welcome to Pablo.  Looking good, Bro!

Regarding my shaving routine, I try to do the shower.  If not then I do the sink.  Either way, I make sure my head's wet with hot water.  Then:
(I sometimes will apply St Ives Apricot Scrub to get dead skin off).
1.  I apply my shave stuff with a brush; I mix in Shave Secret shave oil to make the shave smoother.  I've been using Nivea shave gel, however may start going with soaps.
2. Apply my Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide, head first of course.
3. Rinse.
4. Witch hazel at times.  However I can apply additional shave oil to condition. 
5. SPF-rated cocoa butter oil in the summertime.

I find the shower shave gives me a more "baby butt" smooth shave.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DOC_OSMC on February 06, 2014, 11:32:31 AM
I find the shower shave gives me a more "baby butt" smooth shave.

I have to agree, I've started shaving by feel in the shower every day this week and it definitely does feel like it's a smoother shave.  I've been saying that maybe the steam from the shower helps with this.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on February 06, 2014, 01:59:23 PM
Getting spots now when I shave my head! What causes those guys?
Title: Re:
Post by: DOC_OSMC on February 06, 2014, 03:18:24 PM
Spots?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Thebaldnation on February 06, 2014, 07:41:13 PM
Welcome Pablo! Your gonna love it here.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on February 17, 2014, 01:49:03 PM
Spots?

Little red spots. Would Bump Patrol help with those?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: smixey on February 28, 2014, 12:33:58 PM
I domed for the first time recently, and just winged it without doing any technique research. 
First used a clipper without a guard to get as close as possible, then took as hot a shower as I could stand it to open the pores, then shaving cream, and went front to back on top, then bottom to top on back.  A few cuts but not too bad.  Seemed very tender / soft on top on either side of the top 'ridge'. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mike E. P. on February 28, 2014, 03:52:02 PM
I domed for the first time recently, and just winged it without doing any technique research. 
First used a clipper without a guard to get as close as possible, then took as hot a shower as I could stand it to open the pores, then shaving cream, and went front to back on top, then bottom to top on back.  A few cuts but not too bad.  Seemed very tender / soft on top on either side of the top 'ridge'. 

It gets easier and easier the more you do it. And the nicks become less frequent. Shaving my head has become a relaxing and enjoyable activity. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on March 02, 2014, 10:20:16 AM
I used my braun today and then did a wet shave too! Found it very easy. The Braun is superb but obviously a wet shave is the closest! Just hoping i can keep it up every day as it has been nearly 2 weeks come wednesday that i have shaved continuously. The Braun is the reason for that.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: greatnessinc on March 02, 2014, 06:02:49 PM
I recently changed my routine, I now use my Microtouch one safety razor to shave my head. It's light enough that I don't need to worry about the pressure causing any nicks or cuts. It's a relaxing and smooth shave and it takes less than 5 minutes to get a BBS shave.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on March 03, 2014, 04:09:08 AM
Blimey, even with the Braun i can spend ages shaving the dome!

This morning i did the shave, going over several areas numerous times. Even after i applied Bump Patrol and moisturiser i still found a couple of rough patches i had to re do!

I didnt use the blade this morning, just the Braun. I get quite obsessive with any rough patches that i can feel.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: g_bald on March 03, 2014, 08:38:28 AM
Blimey, even with the Braun i can spend ages shaving the dome!

This morning i did the shave, going over several areas numerous times. Even after i applied Bump Patrol and moisturiser i still found a couple of rough patches i had to re do!

I didnt use the blade this morning, just the Braun. I get quite obsessive with any rough patches that i can feel.

I can concur that rough patches I tend to obsess over too. I think it's the nature of shaving, you want it to be smooth and feel great, not all rough like someone stuck 400# sandpaper to your head!  ;D
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jimbo48 on March 05, 2014, 06:31:23 PM
Well into my 4th year of head shaving, I have settled on a standard shaving routine.

1) Rinse the scalp with warm water for 30 seconds
2) Apply Cremo Shaving Cream
3) Shave against the grain with a Schick Xtreme3 razor
4) Rinse the shaved scalp for 30 seconds with cold water
5) Pat dry with a towel
6) Apply Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
 
The process takes about 8 minutes at the bathroom sink.  The aloe vera gel gives my shaved head a great non-greasy shine that lasts all day.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on March 06, 2014, 02:56:59 AM
I would love to make the shave shorter!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mike8675039 on March 07, 2014, 11:29:41 AM
Mine is pretty close to jimbo48's but I think the difference in time is related to him being on the 4th year and me being on the 3rd month.
1. Shower and wash head with St. Ives Apricot scrub to defoliate.
2. Towel dry and then get sink of very hot water.  Take washcloth and soak scalp as I get my materials ready.
3. Dampen head again and apply Cremo shave creme.  Just a touch.
4. Shave against the grain with Headblade ATX.  My lower neck is with the grain as it is way to sensitive still.
5. Rinse with hot water to remove any shaving lotion.
6. Final rinse 2x with cold water
7. Splash with witch hazel
8. Cover with Niva sensitive after shave lotion
9. treat any cuts.

Shave head every other day though quite prickly by the end of the 2nd day.  I'll splash on Witch Hazel before bed to clean things up.  I used some cotton balls one time and it's amazing how dirty your head can get just walking around.


Title: ,
Post by: andrewswenson on April 30, 2014, 03:56:23 PM
All in the shower (I have a fogless mirror):

-I use Dr. Bronner's Unscented Liquid Soap from head to toe. Or I use Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap head to toe. These are 100% natural, rich lather soaps that are also very economical. The Bronner's liquid is slightly more though because I just dilute it with purified water when it is half full. As opposed to the Pine Tar which is a bar.

-Then when it's time to shave, Kiss My Face Unscented Shave Cream on head, shave against the grain on all areas so I don't have to lather and repeat.

-Step back into the waterstream and rinse it all off.

-Then the same with my face except only against the grain on the neck.

-Step back into the waterstream and rinse again.

Turn the water COLD, and stick my head in to close those pores quick.

Step out, PAT DRY, and Aveeno 24 HR lotion from head to toe.

BAM!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BrianFromCalifornia on April 30, 2014, 04:48:01 PM
Quick question on beards which is a new thing for me. Mine is so itchy and dry! Any ideas to prevent the beard from itching?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sir Harry on April 30, 2014, 06:01:58 PM
Quick question on beards which is a new thing for me. Mine is so itchy and dry! Any ideas to prevent the beard from itching?
I use shampoo and let it sit for  five minutes before washing it out. Some  good hair grease rubbed in also helps.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: G on April 30, 2014, 06:57:03 PM
Hey!   >:D

It's been a while since I last visited. I'm a bit lazy now that I've been sly for two years. I shave twice a week because I work many hours alone in a workshop then it's straight home and when I can get a chance to go out I like to look sly of course.

I like to shave at the sink. For a while I was using Head slick then the formula became thinned down so now I just use edge which is economical. I usually go with the grain at first pass which gets the majority then against for the final scraping. I do it by sound .... I listen to how the razor sounds and I use many short strokes over the same areas pressing not too hard. I use a six blade razor by Dorco which has never cut me unless the area becomes tacky. Which hazel at the end.

I do seem to cut my head bumping it everywhere though which sucks because it's a pain in the ass to shave around cuts so when I do cut it I'll wait a week to 10 days before I shave and scrape over the wound.

 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: andrewswenson on April 30, 2014, 09:20:54 PM
Quick question on beards which is a new thing for me. Mine is so itchy and dry! Any ideas to prevent the beard from itching?

1) Shave it off.
2) Stop using harsh drug store soaps or shampoos in it. Buy the natural stuff without sulfates, and then follow up with some pure jojoba oil or a quality lotion.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: BrianFromCalifornia on April 30, 2014, 09:52:30 PM
Well if I shave it off it won't itch anymore and I won't need any oils. Do you mean shave it and let it grow back?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sir Harry on May 01, 2014, 05:47:44 AM
Well if I shave it off it won't itch anymore and I won't need any oils. Do you mean shave it and let it grow back?

When it comes to growing beards, you must have patience....They're going to itch at times, but the key is to try to maintain your beard as if you were maintaining your hair....only you're talking about a smaller area....After a good couple of months on average, your skin will get used to it and it will become less bothersome. Good luck!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Cave Dweller on May 01, 2014, 07:48:43 AM
Well if I shave it off it won't itch anymore and I won't need any oils. Do you mean shave it and let it grow back?

If you are like me, ANY area of your body that has been shaved is going to itch for the first couple of weeks when the hair starts to grow back. Shaving your beard and letting it grow back in probably is not going to do much except start the itching all over again.

I would just give it a little time.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: andrewswenson on May 01, 2014, 06:21:44 PM
Well if I shave it off it won't itch anymore and I won't need any oils. Do you mean shave it and let it grow back?

No, I meant shave it and keep shaving it.

Or just get through that so-called "itchy phase".

Personally, I took care of my beard naturally and moisturized every day and although the itchyness did subside, it took more work to maintain a healthy beard by washing, combing, moisturizing, and keeping it neat than hair on my head.

Whether you want to keep it short or grow it long and not look like a dirty hippie, you gotta shape it and maintain it.

Good luck man, it's a journey.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: wbcb on May 26, 2014, 12:04:59 PM
Semi-reprinted from my 30 day rule post:

The Headblade ATX, although it seems like a cool idea, just doesn't seem to give me the control I want. After some initial attempts with it, I switched first to a Mach 3 (got some cuts, might not have gotten the knack yet), then to a Dorco 3-blade.


I'm having good success with the Dorco, Cremo Shave Cream, and Bump Patrol. Does anyone know if there is much of a difference between Bump Patrol and Clearhead? I shower, wash my head with St. Ives, then shave at the sink. I seemed to have a breakthrough when I started using the shaving pattern on the Bump Patrol brochure (basically down from crown toward the floor on all sides, then across the grain, rather than against it--then, I very carefully do some semi-against-the-grain work in a couple of "depressions" on the side of my head that always seem to defy the blade the longest).

Then I rinse with cold water and use either Bump Patrol or Clearhead. Later, I'll usually put on sunscreen I keep near the door, or Vaseline cocoa butter lotion.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mike E. P. on May 26, 2014, 01:56:22 PM
Like your sunscreen by the door idea. Might have to steal that one.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mike E. P. on May 28, 2014, 08:28:14 PM
I have been shaving with a safety razor for more than three months now. I've enjoyed using a brush and all different soaps and creams. The last two times I shaved my head, I used Headslick combined with Shave Secret as I have seen suggested here by a number of guys.

I have to say, these are the best two shaves I've gotten in the last several months - maybe even ever. While they don't smell as nice as some of the soaps and creams, I was able to get a nice lather and still used my brush. I think I am sold on this combo. I don't think my head has ever been thus smooth and I don't have any rough patches. Can't stop rubbing my head!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Johnz1986 on May 31, 2014, 04:07:31 AM
Usually every night before bed. I feel my day would be incomplete if I don't go for a clean head/face shave.

I have a Gillette fusion Mach 3 for my head and another set for my face. I also shave my body when I go surfing or going into a bodybuilding competition and that's another set of shaver.

Gillette gel is my choice of foam, I feel like I'm sponsored by Gillette LOL.

When I wake up in the morning before I go work I usually go for a shave routine again which for me makes my morning happier and ready to tackle the day!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: mrzed on May 31, 2014, 06:44:19 AM
I like to add some essential oils at the end of the shave in my favorite scents. Less chemical than after shave cosmetics.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: K5mow on May 31, 2014, 07:05:47 AM
Like your sunscreen by the door idea. Might have to steal that one.

Yes this is a good idea.

Roger
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: 02kpjw@gmail.com on June 27, 2014, 01:02:06 PM
I follow almost the same routine.  I have to shave daily.  I really did find the shower is the best way over the sink.
I have a mirror in the shower.  One thing about a totally bald head is no need to try and keep the sideburns trimmed and even. You just shave it all face and head.  If I skip a day I start to feel unclean.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: traveller on June 27, 2014, 01:19:50 PM
I shave at the sink, better for the mirror angles.   Head then chin and then touch up any roughness. Use after shave cream or SPF after shave if going outside.  Currently shave in the morning but getting stubbly in the evening so a second go if going out.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: NorCal Steve on June 29, 2014, 10:46:10 PM
HI this is my first post. 
  My shave routine is pretty simple in comparison to some of you.  I shave in the shower and all I use is soap and water and a 5 blade Schick hydro 5.  I start with my face and then i go to the back of my head- where the skin folds over and its easy to miss that little line of hair - and my neck.  Then I get the rest of the back of my head, up around my my ears, then the top of my head.  (theres not much there anyway).
 I don't use a mirror, all by feel- and I have been doing it for so long and all with just soap. I am pretty quick.  The soap is great to make my skin slick, which is all you need to shave it.  No fancy lotions or skin products and it works great 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Disci on July 12, 2014, 05:33:29 AM
 I use a Headblade with their Headslick cream in the shower. I use the Wilkinson Sword Atra/TracII cartridges from Walmart as they are cheap and don't clog up too bad. I am also not about to try the DE on the dome as I don't think I could maintain the proper blade angle and it would take too long. With the Headblade I am done in just a few minutes with minimal chance of cuts or nicks. I do a back to front pass and then a front to back with a little touch up on the spots my hair grows in different directions.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on July 13, 2014, 06:08:55 AM
Disci, shaving the head with a DE does take a bit longer but one blade, as far as i am concerned, is far superior. Ok, it takes longer but, once you have got your technique right you will probably find that the time will reduce.

DE setups are cheap so nothing to lose in having a go!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: jwalker23 on July 15, 2014, 02:07:10 PM
Shaving routine:

Depending on the occasion, I  usually shave once a week. I use the Andis Styliner to trim then Walh shaver to get the smooth, shaved look. I used my Profusion like 2 times since I bought it last month. I used my Microtouch DE razor once and nick myself a few times (lol) but im not going stop using it.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: dadamod on July 28, 2014, 07:33:47 PM
Every night in the shower I shave my noggin with my head-blade and basic shaving cream. Afterwards I might use olive oil as a toner or just put some body lotion on top. 
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: 02kpjw@gmail.com on August 01, 2014, 12:12:27 PM
I am considering growing a go tee and mu schate.  I am not sure if I should because it might be too gray.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Goatee on August 01, 2014, 01:40:17 PM
Gray is better by far!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Mike E. P. on August 01, 2014, 01:59:05 PM
Don't let the gray discourage you. I think the gray in a goatee brings it up a notch!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: silk N SLYme on August 12, 2014, 11:10:32 PM
fill bowl with hot water and let badger brush soak. I shave in the shower so I bring the bowl in the shower along with my double edge razor (34c) feather blade, alum bLock, choice of shaving soap (usually some type of razorock soap).

let hot water run over my head for three to five minutes, while massaging my scalp in the process and then scrub face and head with st. Ives Apricot Scrub for at least 2 minutes gently.

I then do.a face lather keeping the cream as wet as possible without letting it run all down my face.

I start shaving front to back going all the way down to my neck with long strokes and then go across the grain on the sides of my head

then rinse with hot water for 30 seconds then re lather and start from the back of my neck and go against the grain and against the grain on the sides

I rinse with hot water again latter up and get any spots that I missed making sure its BBS. Then wash head with cetaphil facial cleanser, rinse with the water as cold as  poSsible

apply the alum block to my whole head and face leave that on until it dries completely even until I'm out of the shower once it is completely dry and I am out of the shower I take ice cube and run it over my whole head and face making sure it rinses the album off pat dry never rUb and apply witch hazel with the cotton ball when the witch hazel is dry I then slightly wet my head and apply a small amount of proraso pre/post shave creme with menthol and let air dry

Feels soooooo good as it dries. if I feel like the back of my neck has a little bit of razor burn I will apply some skin tight To it before I apply the post shave cream. if I have a little extra time I lay in front of the fan on my bed

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: GettingThere13 on September 24, 2014, 04:32:34 PM
Lately, I've just been buzzing it really short, but when I do full-on shave it, here's how I roll:

In the shower, I scrub it down with St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Then, I give it a nice thick coating of Aveeno Naturals Shave Gel, and go with-the-grain with my razor. When doing my head, I always use a fresh blade. I've been using Harry's razors (super cheap compared to anything in the stores, and excellent quality! Check 'em out). After I do the shave in the shower, I get out and look for any missed spots in the mirror (I always miss a few). That's when I throw on a bit more gel and do a touch-up.

After all is clear, I do a cold-water rinse, hit it with some HeadBlade HeadClear - this stuff RULES. It burns for sure, but it's a good burn - I've never had bumps or ingrown hairs since I started using it. After the HeadClear, I give it a modest layer of Aveeno Naturals Men's After Shave Lotion.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: nick2401 on March 19, 2015, 08:15:37 PM
I'm always looking to update my shave to get better, faster and stronger. What I do right now thought
•Fill up a mug with hot water and let my brush soak ( Various brushes but am really like the synthetic body shop brush)
•Trim beard with clippers
•Hop into a hot shower and use St. Ives Apricot scrub on the dome face and neck
•Lather up the shave soap ( Edwin Jagger Sandalwood right now but will be moving on to a craft show mint scented one.
•Shave the dome 1/4 at a time with the grain with my DE ( no name right now getting an adjustable soon) with Astra Platinum blade
•Relather
•Shave dome 1/4 at a time against the grain
•Shave the back of the neck against the grain
•Touch up beard on my neck and cheeks
•Cold face cloth all over
•Alum block
•Moisturize with Nivea for men
•Brush teeth

Total time start to finish: 30 minutes
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Titus on May 25, 2015, 12:47:22 AM
My routine is pretty simple, but I'm going to try out some HeadShed and other Headblade products soon.

Currently, I heat up the shower nicely, and enjoy letting the whole bathroom fill with steam. After it's nice and steamy and warm, I get in and lather up some Barbasol Soothing Aloe on my scalp and face, and let it stay on while I shower for a bit. Once I'm all set with that, I grab my Headblade ATX and I work from front to back until I have gone over once from each part on my head, and then I turn around the HB ATX, and go the other way. Then, I continue and shave my face. After that, I usually just relax in the shower for a bit if I'm in no hurry. When i finish, I either run the water cold or get a face cloth wet with cold water in the sink and go over my head. I check for any extra spots I missed, and take care of those...Voila. Throw on sun screen if I am going to be out in the sun that day. :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Nikki on June 28, 2015, 08:17:41 PM
Here's my routine.

I use the HeadBlade ATX(either the yellow or pink one) with HB4 blades. I might upgrade to HB6 blades soon.

Before I shower,I exfoliate with HeadBlade's HeadShed scrub,then rinse.

Then I use Shea Moisture Women's Shave products,which are the Coconut and Hibiscus Shave Creme , the Skin Healing Elixir and the After Shave Smoothing Moisturizer.

I usually run my HeadBlade twice or three times if I miss a few spots,then rinse.

After I shower,I apply the elixir and rub it in. Give a nice tingle.

Finally,I apply the Shea Moisture After Shave Smoothing Moisturizer,and that's it!  :)
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: GettingThere13 on October 03, 2015, 03:06:18 PM
My routine changes from time to time.

If I'm using clippers (most of the time I am), I use Wahl 5-Star Balding clippers (no attachment). I clip, shower (it makes a mess), then do a touch-up, hit it with HeadClear, then some Cremo moisturizer.

With a razor, it's different. I shower first and scrub with an exfoliant - usually St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Then I shave after I get out of the shower with Cremo Cream, and a Harry's razor with a fresh blade.

Then I rinse off with as cold of water as I can stand under the bath faucet (easier than the sink).

After the rinse, I do any minor touch-ups and then hit it with HeadClear (LOVE THIS STUFF), and then a good dose of Cremo Moisturizer. I usually touch-up any styptic pencil spots at this point.

Nothing like a good shave.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Hieu Tran on October 03, 2015, 06:36:31 PM
I'm using Gillette Fusion Power. First I take hot shower, apply shaving cream for 5 mins (to make the hair, I guess). Then I shave with the hair grow direction, take hot shower again and apply the cream again. After that I start shaving it against the grow direction. It's cost me about 40 mins for total time.

Just can't shave really smooth on the sides and back of the head, especially the right side, maybe because I'm right handed.

I don't know why but I'm feeling like the blades of Gillette Fusion Power were designed to last for only 1 shave, reuse the blade can't work as good as beginning even it's just the second time. And they're not cheap btw lol.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: geeman on October 04, 2015, 09:50:08 AM
As above...but I stay in the shower and shave by feel, and it takes approx 10 mins now using a mach 3 of fusion
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SlyCatCrossing on April 26, 2016, 04:50:03 PM
Crack a beer
Get in shower
Wet head thoroughly (not steaming hot but well above room temp. I do not wash/scrub/exfoliate prior to shaving, it always added to irritation)
Apply cream of choice (Barbasol, dr carvers, or headslick usually)
2-3 pass shave typically with rinse and re lather in between each set of passes
No lather/water only touch up if needed
Work in noxzema face cream all around face and head (blue tub with screw on lid.  Strong menthol face wash) then let it sit there while I wash my body
Rinse head first then body second, warm to hot water
Final cold rinse In shower
Witch hazel on head and neck
Aqua velva ice blue on head and neck
Light spf if I'll be in the sun for extended periods
Wife can't keep hands and kisses off my smooth dome
Crack another beer

-Ian
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sir Harry on April 26, 2016, 08:53:28 PM
Crack a beer
Get in shower
Wet head thoroughly (not steaming hot but well above room temp. I do not wash/scrub/exfoliate prior to shaving, it always added to irritation)
Apply cream of choice (Barbasol, dr carvers, or headslick usually)
2-3 pass shave typically with rinse and re lather in between each set of passes
No lather/water only touch up if needed
Work in noxzema face cream all around face and head (blue tub with screw on lid.  Strong menthol face wash) then let it sit there while I wash my body
Rinse head first then body second, warm to hot water
Final cold rinse In shower
Witch hazel on head and neck
Aqua velva ice blue on head and neck
Light spf if I'll be in the sun for extended periods
Wife can't keep hands and kisses off my smooth dome
Crack another beer

-Ian

Love the first and last steps in your routine!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: SlyCatCrossing on April 27, 2016, 05:59:45 AM
I am a professional brewer and craft beer sales rep so it's kinda part of the lifestyle
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: MarkMusicNYC on July 04, 2016, 08:46:45 PM
My current daily routine:

1. Shower. Wash head with body wash (or shampoo) to soften stubble.
2. Get out of shower, dry off but leave head wet.
3. Spray a layer of Black Magic Oil Sheen all over head as a pre-shave oil. The hell with those overpriced little bottles of pre-shave oil--a big spray can of oil sheen (found with the "ethnic" hair products) will set you back about $4 and last for a long time.
4. Apply a small amount of Daggett & Ramsdell Bald Head Shave Lotion. After trying more brands of shaving cream than I care to think about, I *swear* by this stuff. Comes out as a clear gel, foams up a bit but not too much, and super-cheap.
5. Mach III against the grain everywhere. I always start on the right side and go around to the  left, shaving up in long smooth strokes, making sure that each stroke slightly overlaps the last one. Then the top, from front to back.
6. Wet hand in sink, rub water all over head feeling for any missed spots. At this point I often go back over the perimeter of my (receding) hairline just to make sure it's as "erased" as possible.
7. Dry head.
8. After getting dressed, I apply High Time "Dare To Be Bald" moisturizing lotion, which shines up the dome better than anything else I've tried.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Vince on August 26, 2016, 06:48:32 AM
I don't see how you guys shave your heads in the shower.  I am a sink person because I'm so vain.  I have to be constantly looking at myself in the mirror.  Lol... don't judge me! :D

1.  Standing in front of the sink, I completely saturate my head with very warm, almost hot water.

2.  Apply (with my hands, not a shaving brush) Edge Extra Moisturizing Aloe Vera Shaving Gel, all over my head making sure my head is completely lathered up.

3.  Grab my Bic Flex 4 and starting on my right side, I do several strokes from bottom to top, then from front to back.  I do this because the sides of my head are really coarse.  Then I keep working my way around my head going front to back which is ATG for front and top and WTG for the back.  I shave with my right hand and use my free hand as a guide to feel what is shaved and what still needs to be shaved.

4.  I always check to make sure I got all the edges shaved clean, especially in the front of my head.

5.  Rinse head with cold water.  Mmmm, that always feels so good!

6.  Dry head with a dry towel.  Apply Aloe Vera Moisturizing Lotion over my head.  Sometimes I will use baby oil depending on how I'm feeling that day and what look I am going for.

7.  Switch razors, shave my face, then go outside to finish conquering the world.  :*))
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sir Harry on August 26, 2016, 11:39:33 AM
I don't see how you guys shave your heads in the shower.  I am a sink person because I'm so vain.  I have to be constantly looking at myself in the mirror.  Lol... don't judge me! :D

1.  Standing in front of the sink, I completely saturate my head with very warm, almost hot water.

2.  Apply (with my hands, not a shaving brush) Edge Extra Moisturizing Aloe Vera Shaving Gel, all over my head making sure my head is completely lathered up.

3.  Grab my Bic Flex 4 and starting on my right side, I do several strokes from bottom to top, then from front to back.  I do this because the sides of my head are really coarse.  Then I keep working my way around my head going front to back which is ATG for front and top and WTG for the back.  I shave with my right hand and use my free hand as a guide to feel what is shaved and what still needs to be shaved.

4.  I always check to make sure I got all the edges shaved clean, especially in the front of my head.

5.  Rinse head with cold water.  Mmmm, that always feels so good!

6.  Dry head with a dry towel.  Apply Aloe Vera Moisturizing Lotion over my head.  Sometimes I will use baby oil depending on how I'm feeling that day and what look I am going for.

7.  Switch razors, shave my face, then go outside to finish conquering the world.  :*))

Different strokes for different folks! There is no right or wrong routine for any of us; that's part of what makes a forum great....Would be kind of boring if EVERYONE did EVERYTHING the exact same way, you dig?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Vince on August 27, 2016, 04:46:06 AM
Yes Sir Harry!

I completely "dig it." ;)

Notice my "Lol" and smileys in my post.  That means I was only joking.  :D

I shared my routine knowing full well that it is just my own personal way, the way that works best for me.  I would be an idiot to think my way was the only way, or the best way or the way that was created by God to dictate to all you heathens here on this board.  LOL!!!  :*))  :*))

I love this forum and I love reading about everyone's experiences!  O0
This thread was particularly interesting to me to see what routines other people go through.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: TheRedChile on November 20, 2016, 12:59:41 AM
I always shave in the shower with water as hot as I can get it. I use the same soap to wash as I do to shave so first thing even before getting in is I let my soap bar soak in just a little hot water. the soap is called Dove +care, its in a black and red box lol. I use small luffa and scrub my head against the grain to make sure all the hair is standing out of the follicle's. I will let the soap chill out while I scrub down my bod. after that I rinse down and lather my badger brush. total shower time is about 10 minutes these days. I use a shick 3 blade or 5 when I have them around.
     since I shave nearly everyday I always just shave against the grain first thing. sounds brutal but this has been about 5 or 6 years of practice so it seems to work the best. I have a goatee so I will shave my face as much as I can in the shower. always after I will rinse with water as cold as I can stand. once out of the shower I do the lines on my facial hair and just use normal lotion as an after shave.  For some reason the lotion helps me find spots I missed on my head. if I find a spot I will just use a little water and clean it up. I almost never have razor burn and if I do its for no more than maybe an hour after. only problem is I sometimes shave off a mole I have on the left back side of my head..
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Conservator on November 29, 2016, 04:21:04 PM
I use either double edge or single edge razors.  Whatever razor I use on my face is what I use on my head.  For example, today it was a Razor Rock Prototype Slant razor with a Personna double edge safety blade.

I shave before I shower.  First, I was my face and head with Neutrogena soap.  I shave my face first and then my head.

I use either a cream or soap.  Today I used Taylor of Bond Street Sandalwood cream with an Omega boar brush.  I wet my head and apply the cream directly to my head after loading the cream from the tub to the brush.  I cover my entire head with the lather and my first pass with the razor is from the front to the back.  My next pass is from the back to the front and then do touch ups wherever I feel stubble. 

I then take a washcloth with cold water and rinse off any remaining lather.  I then apply witch hazel to my face and head, clean up the mess I have made, and take a shower. 

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sir Harry on January 12, 2017, 05:40:31 AM
I have a smooth head and my routine shave head its every 2 - 3 days to keep my head super smooth.  ;D

Welcome to the group, Mr. Spicy! Any special products in your routine?
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: EarlBald on August 22, 2017, 06:51:13 PM
I have started a new routine.  I used to shave my head in the shower, often skipping days.  All of a sudden, "something" told me that it was time to man up and go for the completely clean look.  So, I have started integrating my shaving routines.  I shave my face with Barbasol lather and a Fusion 5 razor.  When I am done with my face, I lather up my scalp and use a Head Blade.  It takes less time to shave if I do it every day, and I am reaching a point (common to guys on this website, I've noticed) where stubble is a turn-off, and I want a completely smooth scalp.  I also think I've reached a psychological turning point.  I am bald, I want to be bald, I choose to be bald, so why not complete the job every day?  I feel as if the Real Man has emerged from under the stubble!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Tyler on August 23, 2017, 11:50:39 AM
I was taking a break on shaving every day, but recently I've regrown a distaste for stubble so I'm back to shaving daily. Now using the HeadBlade Moto.  My shaving cream depends on if I'm trying something new to review or if I'm rotating between Cremo, HeadSlick, and Pacific Shaving.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: plambermont on December 27, 2017, 09:27:54 PM
Here is my shave routine. Get a glass of wine, go to the shower, scrub my head in hot water with Doctor Bronner's Peppermint soap and a bristle brush while I scrub the rest of my body. After I wash, I run a sink of hot water and then lather my head using a boars head shaving brush with whatever shaving soap I have on hand. I then shave using either a HeadBlade or a Safety razor. I do it twice, with grain and against grain. Do it nice and slow. I never cut myself. After the shave, cold water rinse, Old Spice After Shave and then Nivea after shave balm. THe glass of wine helps me have slow ritual.

Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Magoo on December 28, 2017, 08:13:05 PM
The shave with the wine is something I’ll have to try. A little music also.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: plambermont on December 28, 2017, 08:35:44 PM
Definitely music.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Sciguy68 on December 31, 2017, 06:17:10 AM
I shave in front of the sink using proglide. When I first started shaving my head, I used to put a hot face cloth on my head while I shaved my face first. When I shave my head, I go back to front then front to back. I cut myself every time I don't use a mirror, strange but true!
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Denis Fisher on May 13, 2018, 09:17:33 PM
I don't shave every day and use Gillette fusion.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: frangi on May 19, 2018, 09:43:13 AM
new method and it works great
invested in a good water softener, huge difference
gilette guard razor very cheap
straight jojoba oil and thats it
also shave in the shower
great results
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Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: fcb2001 on June 30, 2018, 02:20:39 AM
I completed a 30 day challenge two weeks ago of shaving with a straight, I got tired of using cartridges, after I shower, I lather up and it’s pass one against the grain with my Straight, then I lather up and shave with the grain with a straight razor, then I put on aftershave then an aloe moisturizer.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: DC on July 20, 2018, 10:32:25 PM
I shave while I shower, alternating between the Gillette Fusion with Dr. Bronner's Shaving Soap; and the Parker 24C DE Safety Razor with WhatTZzUp's Shaving Soap of the Gods. I finish off with Shave Secret to condition the head.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Magoo on July 21, 2018, 07:24:45 AM
I shave while I shower, alternating between the Gillette Fusion with Dr. Bronner's Shaving Soap; and the Parker 24C DE Safety Razor with WhatTZzUp's Shaving Soap of the Gods. I finish off with Shave Secret to condition the head.

I also found Shave Secret great as an after shave complement. Plus I like the scent.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: chrisphilly123 on November 26, 2018, 12:13:54 PM
hot shower, room steamed.  cream,  razor.  New blade weekly. with and against grain, usually 2 passes. feel for stubble and hit again if needed.   apply Kilz moisturizer to face and head after air/towel dry. the days, I miss, I prob save 5-6 minutes of bathroom time. Get dressed, finish coffee, put dentures in and go!

if I'm ready to leave the house and notice a missed spot, I'll hit it with my electric .
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Feenix on December 02, 2018, 04:46:26 PM
My own routine is, shaving foam with the grain.  More shaving foam, against the grain.  I then go across the grain in both directions.  Im thinking of cutting out the cross grain passes though, it takes between 15-20 mins, all told.
Title: Re: Your Shave Routine
Post by: Catalyst on December 03, 2018, 07:03:34 PM
My routine so far and so good is shave with Either HeadLube or pacific shaving cream with Schick Extreme 3 and it’s all against the grain.  I do have the headblade moto but it seems I’m going over so many times, that it’s causing razor burn.  I do have some hb3 on the way maybe that’s the problem.  The hb4 doesn’t seem to cut any hairs.   I don’t know any thoughts?