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Tips For A New Shaver

Post  SlimJim on Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:09 am

Quick questions. I just shaved my head completely for the first time last night.

- my head feels irritated - I'm assuming this is probably just bad shaving technique on my part - I'll just probably live it for a while - if I'm probably wrong about this let me know

- I want a bit of shine on my head (had short buzz before so skin colour not bad) without shining too much - suggestions?

Jim
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Re: Tips For A New Shaver

Post  Austin on Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:45 am

Welcome Jim. Don't worry about the irritation. That's to be expected for a new headshaver. Give it time and as your noggin' toughens the irritation will subside. In the mean time a post-shave application of witch hazel should ease the pain.

And to add some shine to your head, run your head under cold water for a couple of minutes after every shave and apply a moisturizing gel. BaldGuyz Gel works great for me. My head's like a mirror by the time I'm finished.
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Re: Tips For A New Shaver

Post  Zeke on Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:24 am

Hot Six Oil works like a charm.

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Re: Tips For A New Shaver

Post  Austin on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:04 pm

Zeke wrote:Hot Six Oil works like a charm.

Zeke are you Kotribe?
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Re: Tips For A New Shaver

Post  Zeke on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:48 pm

Austin wrote:Zeke are you Kotribe?
No dude, I'm not Japanese. lol!
http://www.myspace.com/kotribe
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Re: Tips For A New Shaver

Post  Rodger on Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:08 pm

Zeke wrote:
Austin wrote:Zeke are you Kotribe?
No dude, I'm not Japanese. lol!
http://www.myspace.com/kotribe
That guy's "Ko"-Tribe. I believe he was referring to the headshaver kotribe.
I see the resemblance Zeke. And I mean it in a good way. Cool

SlimJim wrote:- I want a bit of shine on my head (had short buzz before so skin colour not bad) without shining too much - suggestions?

Jim

SlimJim, first of all I'd like to personally welcome you to the Brotherhood of the Skull.
Now if you want extra shine on your noggin', I suggest you finish your headshave with a generous splash of Afta. Works like a charm, everytime.
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Re: Tips For A New Shaver

Post  Sanderson on Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:49 am

Jim, if you adhere to this 5-step method your head will have a shine on your bald head.

Step 1: It is imperative to practice proper shaving methods to make your bald head shine. Always use a sharp razor to shave your head, preferably a multiblade version like the HeadBlade (see Resources below). Use a moisturizing shaving gel, and always soak your head in plenty of warm water to soften the hair before you start the shaving process.

Step 2: Make your bald head shine after shaving by using only mild soaps and skin cleansers when you bathe. Soaps with harsh chemicals and perfumes can dry out your scalp and irritate the hair follicles, making your skin look dull and splotchy. Stick with soaps and cleansers that are made from all-natural or organic ingredients.

Step 3: Use pure aloe vera gel or lotion to make your bald head shine after shaving. Aloe vera keeps the skin on your scalp properly moisturized, even when you spend a lot of time out in the sun. Just massage a healthy handful into your scalp immediately after shaving, and dab your skin dry with a thick towel, taking care not to rub back and forth.

Step 4: Use sunscreen to help your bald head retain a healthy glow, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. Excessive exposure to bright sunlight can dull and dry your scalp, resulting in discoloration, sunburn, peeling, freckles and even skin cancer. Select a sunscreen with an SPF factor of at least 15, or even more if you are fair-skinned.

Step 5: Apply common moisturizing skin creams, such as Pond's or Noxzema, to keep your bald head shiny and smooth. Cold creams that have been around for decades are inexpensive and very effective in keeping skin smooth, soft and glowing.
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Re: Tips For A New Shaver

Post  Geodome on Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:45 pm

Some excellent advice given by Sanderson.

scratch I never thought of using cold cream.
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Re: Tips For A New Shaver

Post  Celsius on Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:04 am

Geodome wrote:
scratch I never thought of using cold cream.
A word of caution, shavem8's. Cold cream is not for sharing. Buy your own jar.
I once put my grimey paws into my wife's cream, and nearly got decapitated. Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Tips For A New Shaver

Post  Zeke on Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:58 am

Celsius wrote:I once put my grimey paws into my wife's cream, and nearly got decapitated. Evil or Very Mad
lol!
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