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Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  McGrath on Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:11 am

It's been since the Paleozoic Age when I last wrote, but I made a discovery about head shine that works for me.
When I first started shaving, I was envious of guys whose heads were shiny, and I wanted to ask each one what they used. Fearing for my safety, I checked out info here instead.

I thought my own head looked a little mangy and dull, so I started using things like Hot Six or Lubriderm, and they've all worked well. But no matter how much I like the product or its effect, I feel like I have something on my head (...which I do...). I recently had an experience that has yielded an incredibly shiny head consistently since. It's so basic that I'm embarrassed to mention it. I may be opening up myself for ridicule, and not for the first time. If others have already shared this kind of thing ages ago, I apologize.

Anyway, with that preamble rivaling our constitution's, here's the deal: I ran out of shampoo some weeks ago. It's not the first time that happened, and what I've usually done is simply use soap instead. No big deal. But this last time I forgot to soap up my head separately and simply used the soapy washcloth instead. The result? A head so super-shiny head that when I catch sight of myself in a mirror in public, I'm actually self-conscious and wonder if there's such a thing as TOO shiny? Is that possible? And if I add a few drops of Hot Six to that, look out! My head looks so glassy and reflective that I could serve as a lighthouse in a pinch. I haven't done that much since because it does indeed look ridiculously shiny.

So now I'm back to using shampoo, but I still run the washcloth over the head at the end of the shower, and the result works without fail (so far). I know folks on the site have talked about everything from the funny head polishers to the cocoa bits in the HeadBlade pre-shave thingy, to baby oil and back for shine, but this has been such a cost-free discovery for me and so easy, that I'm sure it's been brought up here before and I'm just way behind on that.

Many thanks, guys.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  Skully on Sun May 23, 2010 11:10 am

Great cost-saving idea. I'm for anything that keeps the cash in my pockets.....
and the sparkle on my dome.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  BeachComber on Mon May 24, 2010 12:44 pm

If it does'nt sparkle, it doesn't count.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  Skully on Thu May 27, 2010 4:56 pm

BeachComber wrote:If it does'nt sparkle, it doesn't count.
That's the whole point of headshaving. If done right, you achieve maximum shine.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  BladeRunner on Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:39 pm

Folks think I grease my head, but in actaulity it's the astringents that yield maximum shine.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  Celsius on Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:53 am

To maximize the shine on my dome, my wife made a mix of kiwi and pineapple essence.
Works as an astringent as well.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  Skully on Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:14 am

^ Sounds good.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  Luke on Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:16 pm

With all that sweet stuff on your head, you're bound to get stung. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  Celsius on Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:18 am

A rinse of cold water rids the head of any of the sweet residue.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  SlimJim on Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:08 pm

A splash of Witch Hazel does the same.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  Austin on Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:43 pm

Aloe in the fridge does wonders to chill 'n shine my hot summer dome. Twisted Evil
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  BladeRunner on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:30 pm

Aloe vera gel makes my dome sticky during the dog days of summer. One or two ice cubes and some cool water does the job for me.
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Re: Perfecting The Shine On MY Dome

Post  Luke on Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:33 pm

I rotate my shine between ordinary vaseline and hair gel. I did say hair gel. It's inexpensive and with a quick rub or two over my head it yields an awesome head shine.
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