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Offline Razorhead

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #105 on: August 03, 2020, 07:32:58 AM »
@slickjack - congrats on your new found shaved head and it sounds like you have gotten the hang of shaving and using sunscreen.

Yeah, i wear a head covering under my cycling helmet. I havenít been a victim of any bad tan lines. But i also put on sunscreen too. But i hear you about the indentations! I bought a new helmet which really has a nicer fit. So Iíve have reduced the identations.

Where are you are from? Iím in NJ. So lots of sun and humidity. Plus rain. But a lot of nice riding days.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #106 on: August 03, 2020, 10:57:02 AM »
@Razorhead I'm in the UK - so quite a lot of rain and less heat and humidity.  So good cycling weather generally, if you don't mind wind and rain, and helmet indentations!

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #107 on: August 03, 2020, 12:06:49 PM »
4 months into being bald by choice and there's a lot of pros: It's a clean and smart look, hides the grey (and is pretty age-less), feels great, is cool in the summer, never having to worry about styling or bad hair days...

Cons: Not too many for me.  I've always been susceptible to sunburn.  So even with short hair I had to worry and use .  I don't mind shaving daily or every other day.  I've got much quicker with practice. Not being able to get a couple of bits smooth without over-shaving is a little frustrating...

@Razorhead it's not sunny enough here very often to get tanned through my bike helmet.  But I do get strap indentations on my head after a good ride, which take a while to disappear and can look a bit odd!
You made me chuckle when you mentioned "no bad hair days"!  Every day I had hair was a bad hair day for me and I never left the house without my hat.  I looked like a troll!(no offense to any trolls out there lol)

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2020, 06:40:17 AM »
Last night I took my classic car to a cruise-in and hanging out with the guys. I noticed there were four of us in a row, 3 with shaved heads and grey goatees, one bald with short fringe. It was very hot and humid, and we all agreed we felt cool with a nice breeze. Advantage sly guys!
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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #109 on: August 16, 2020, 11:27:46 AM »
The only con think of is that I have to shave every day.  I'ts kind of a big deal for me because I have to have to shave it first with my wet/dry electric, then hit it with my de.  It takes me awhile because the next morning my stubble will be very thick and impossible to shave with my de new blade or not doesn't matter.  The blade just bites but won't shave.  There has to be an easier way.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #110 on: August 18, 2020, 03:15:42 PM »
You say you canít shave your head with a DE if you donít shave every day. I canít shave my head with A DE period. Iíll take a 2 blade disposable any day. Face shaving with a DE is no problem, but head shaving is a different story. Head shaving with a DE has no advantages, itís slower by far , and  must be held at just a perfect angle. My suggestion is to try a different type razor instead.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 03:18:05 PM by Magoo »
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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #111 on: August 18, 2020, 03:57:36 PM »
@clint902 , have you tried a Schick Extreme 3 disposable? I've tried alot of razors and this one works best for me.
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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #112 on: August 19, 2020, 07:01:50 AM »
@clint902 , have you tried a  Extreme 3 disposable? I've tried alot of razors and this one works best for me.
Not that one but I've tried almost everything else on the market, my razor is the 1918 Gilette.  I also have a Murker slant and the headblade.  If I shave in the shower, they all work fine but over the sink, none of them work.  My hair's just too thick.  I'll just stick to the wet/dry Braun for now.  It does a respectable job, not perfect but I can't complain much.  I use the Gillette for touching up the rough spots. 

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #113 on: August 19, 2020, 02:47:46 PM »
The Extreme 3 is a gamechanger even for a DE shaver like me. Worth a shot!

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #114 on: August 19, 2020, 05:29:26 PM »
I shave my head in the shower with a Gillette Fusion 5.  I get perfectly smooth results with it.  Iím going to the beach and Iím looking forward to getting a nice tan on my bald head!

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #115 on: August 21, 2020, 12:42:10 PM »
The Extreme 3 is a gamechanger even for a DE shaver like me. Worth a shot!
Ok, I'll get some and try them out.  I'm not too optimistic about it but it's worth a try.

 



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