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What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Rodger on Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:13 pm

So what do you use to achieve the perfect headshave?
I've recently made the move from Mach3 to Fusion.
Not only is the shave closer, I get more shaves with one blade.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  John on Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:36 pm

The Headblade is a tricky little contraption, especially around the ears and the back of the head. I admit to giving it a go, but found it hard to maneuver, and I wound up with several cuts. I've had the greatest success with Fusion shave gel and Mach3 blades. Can't speak for others, but that's my cut on this.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  BladeRunner on Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:49 am

John wrote:The Headblade is a tricky little contraption, found it hard to maneuver, and I wound up with several cuts.
The HeadBlade is the best thing that's ever been invented since whitebread. Dude, don't wuss out. You gotta give it another go 'round. Take it slow and go with the flow. If you don't apply too much pressure and ease up on it, you'll be fine.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Mike505 on Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:49 am

BladeRunner wrote: Dude, don't wuss out. You gotta give it another go 'round. Take it slow and go with the flow. If you don't apply too much pressure and ease up on it, you'll be fine.
Good advice. I used to think that by applying pressure to my HeadBlade, I'd get a closer shave. You're right about easing up on it. It takes practice. I'm still not getting a perfect shave, but I will continue headblading until I get it right.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Celsius on Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:04 pm

The HeadBlade is my weapon of choice. Cool
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Timpac on Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:36 pm

Biggest trick for getting behind the ears is to go up the back of the head right there. Comin' from the front just doesn't quite work right and will usually leave a bit of stubble right in the corner where the top of the ear connects to the head. If you come up the back, from just below the ear, you'll everything along that hairline no problem. I second the notion of putting little to no pressure on the headblade when shaving. It mentions this in the instructions that comes with it, which is the opposite of what most cartridge systems advise. The Fusion, Mach 3, Extreme 3,Sensor, and whatever else all say to press firmly. Do this with the headblade and you'll either nose over and slice yourself or end up with some generally nasty razor burn. I do a single pass from front to back with a little touch up and get no real irritation of any kind because of that. Actually learned the no-pressure technique thanks to face shaving with a double edge razor. Great for learning proper shaving technique and paid off well with the head. There are a few different types of headblade and cart options out there. Personally, I find the Sport, with the wheels, and the Sensor Excel twinblade carts to be the best combo for me. Try a few combos and play with not applying any pressure whatsoever and you get a wonderful shave. Oh, I don't shave against the grain on the back due to a proclivity for razor bumps. Otherwise, I would. I love that super clean smooth feeling, but it's not worth the aftermath.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Austin on Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:01 pm

Timpac, that was a very informative post for a newbie like myself. I've also been getting razor bumps on the back of my head. Read about the Tea Tree Oil product that you mentioned in another thread and will see if it helps me with that problem.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  AtomicGleam on Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:05 pm

I highly recommend Jason Tea Tree Soothing "Gel". I like Jason products, mainly because they are practical in price and are organic, using ingredients typically found in nature to heal you. I'm prone to break-outs. Since this is a "gel" and not oil-based it helps keep my head in top form. And at only $3.99 for a 4oz tube of Jason Tea Tree Soothing Gel, it's a bargain.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Novack on Sun May 10, 2009 3:11 pm

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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Timpac on Sun May 10, 2009 4:38 pm

Ugliest mishmash of design styles ever. I've seen that fusion monstrosity with the light before. Talk about overpriced and silly. The fusion itself works well enough for headshaving, but that light...
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Joey on Sun May 10, 2009 6:25 pm

I can't really see the point of the light. Even is you were shaving in the dark I can't imagine that it would be much help.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Tyro on Mon May 11, 2009 10:56 am

Reminds me of the screwdriver flashlight set that my son gave me last father's day. Rolling Eyes
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Novack on Thu May 14, 2009 11:53 am

Joey wrote: Even is you were shaving in the dark I can't imagine that it would be much help.
I wouldn't shave in the dark. Even if there was a black-out, I'd wait until the morning to shave.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Zeke on Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:54 am

The Headblade is my weapon of choice.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Austin on Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:52 pm

I've finally mastered the HeadBlade and I must say it really cuts my headshaving time in half.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  SimplyRed on Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:59 pm

I have a hybrid shave routine. I shave down the dome with my Panasonic Linear 8243 (shave wet in the shower), then follow-up with the Gillette Fusion.

Smooth! Very Happy

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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Austin on Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:34 pm

I'm a two-timer too. I headblade just before dinner and lectric shave in the morn. My Uncle MightyA got me into the double routine. Picked it up from his forum pal Al Denton over on HSC.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  SimplyRed on Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:36 pm

What kind of electric do you use?

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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Austin on Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:17 pm

SimplyRed wrote:What kind of electric do you use?

Red

Being a last year college student, it's nothing fancy. I currently use the Panasonic ES4026NC Sonic-2 Pro-Curve which I got as a Christmas present. Not the best but it currently serves my needs.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  MightyA on Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:22 pm

Austin wrote:
SimplyRed wrote:What kind of electric do you use?

Red

Being a last year college student, it's nothing fancy. I currently use the Panasonic ES4026NC Sonic-2 Pro-Curve which I got as a Christmas present. Not the best but it currently serves my needs.

LittleA, now I know what to get you for your graduation.

Just ask and you shall receive.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  journeyman on Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:22 pm

I rotate my shaving regimen with a Remington.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Vincenzo on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:09 pm

It makes sense to Headblade with a Headblade.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Austin on Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:49 pm

Vincenzo wrote:It makes sense to Headblade with a Headblade.
That's why it's called a "head"-blade.

I don't think you can Faceblade with a Headblade. Smile
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Sanderson on Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:01 pm

Austin wrote:I don't think you can Faceblade with a Headblade. Smile
That would be bloody difficult.
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Re: What is your weapon of choice?

Post  Celsius on Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:15 am

Austin wrote:I don't think you can Faceblade with a Headblade. Smile
I'm wondering...can you Facebook with a Faceblade? Wink
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