Yes, it's funny how we all develop our own routine, and can have issues if we vary from it.
I shave almost every day. I find it easiest to run over the sides and back with my electric foil shaver before I razor shave in the shower. I think the hair grows so flat to my skin it is hard for the razor to catch it. The top grows straight up, so the razor will take it off easily. If I skip a day, the electric has a little harder time .
I've been doing alot of spring yard work, so I already have some nice color on my head. I've also been getting some really smooth shaves lately.