Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

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Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

Post by X14Halo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:39 pm

I'm looking to switch from buzzing my head with electric clippers to actually shaving it with a razor and maintaining it that way.

Do you guys have any recommendations?

I'm up in the air about a safety razor, or something specifically designed for bald heads like the Headblade (both I found here: https://www.happilybald.com/best-razor- ... ing-heads/)

Does anybody have any experience shaving their head with a safety razor? How often do you cut yourself with that kind of thing?

Thanks!

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Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

Post by Pauldog » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:31 pm

I know one person who likes the Gillette Atra for shaving his head, and someone else who likes the Sensor. To get an inexpensive Atra or Sensor, look for the Asian market Vector (Atra) or Vector 3 (Sensor), though the Vector 3 would come with 3-blade cartridges.

The new twin blade Gillette Skinguard may work well. It's made to avoid razor bumps, so it should give your head an extra margin of safety. The cartridge fits on the Fusion handle.

Another possibility is the Schick Protector, which is still available online. It has two wire-wrapped floating blades inside a cartridge.

The Gillette Guard sold in India and available online is a single blade pivoting cartridge with a reusable but very light plastic handle. It would probably be the least expensive cartridge razor to try.

The Personna Bump Fighter is compatible with the Trac II, but it comes with blades with a guard on them, so it's likely to be a little safer than regular Trac II blades.

If it weren't discontinued and popular enough to be pretty expensive online, I'd also recommend the Schick Tracer, Tracer FX, and FX Diamond razors. The cartridge is flexible and could accomodate to a certain extent the curve of your head.

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Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

Post by CMur12 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:05 pm

Welcome to SMF, X14Halo!

I'm not a head-shaver, myself, but I think Clive (fallingwickets) uses a Gillette Fusion. Some have actually used DE (double-edge) razors for this purpose, but it involves more risk and requires more skill. Paul's recommendations sound good to me, for the reasons he provides.

(By the way, the Schick Tracer was my favorite cartridge razor.)

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Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

Post by jgreenepa » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:20 pm

I am a long time head shaver. I have been using an AS-D2 which is practically Knick proof, but I also have started using the Omnishaver because of it sheer speed. I can complete a rapid head shave in less than 45 seconds, which is respectable, but not as close as I get with my razor.
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Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

Post by Pauldog » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:29 pm

I had to look up the Omnishaver. It looks like two Fusion cartridges in a frame. You move the frame back and forth, making for a very fast shave.

Not cheap, though - they're well over $10 each.

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Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

Post by jgreenepa » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:26 pm

True! It was a Kickstarter and was 10 yrs in development. The design is such that as one side shaves, the other is stropped. I’ve stopped using it, because I was developing ingrown hairs on the back of my neck.

Enjoy your shaves,

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