08-19-2015, 01:42 PM
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So I am considering taking the plunge and starting shaving my head. My receding hair line is getting too high now where the buzz doesn't even look good anymore. So now I need to determine which is the best razor for shaving my head. Wondering if like face shaving, a safety razor is the way to go. The article here says a Merkur 34/38C is a good razor for shaving your head. I currently use a Muehle R41 Twist safety razor for my face. Thoughts?

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 08-19-2015, 01:58 PM
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I have used a safety razor with no issues. I've used a 34C, SS standard and Flare tip, Injector adjustable, and my R89. Just go with what your comfortable with. If your worried about possibly cutting yourself then start with the 34C and a mild blade until your comfortable and branch off from there.

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 08-19-2015, 04:17 PM
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I use a cartridge razor. In my case, a Sensor. It requires no thought and little attention. A cart lasts about amonth, but I only do the top' not the sides.

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 08-19-2015, 04:31 PM
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(08-19-2015, 04:17 PM)MaxP Wrote: I use a cartridge razor.  In my case, a Sensor.  It requires no thought and little attention.  A cart lasts about amonth, but I only do the top' not the sides.

Rockin the Jean-Luc Picard! Wink

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 08-19-2015, 06:04 PM
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(08-19-2015, 04:31 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 04:17 PM)MaxP Wrote: I use a cartridge razor.  In my case, a Sensor.  It requires no thought and little attention.  A cart lasts about amonth, but I only do the top' not the sides.

Rockin the Jean-Luc Picard! Wink

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Better no shave your head than trying to rock the Donald Trump.

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 08-19-2015, 08:08 PM
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(08-19-2015, 06:04 PM)Otis375 Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 04:31 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 04:17 PM)MaxP Wrote: I use a cartridge razor.  In my case, a Sensor.  It requires no thought and little attention.  A cart lasts about amonth, but I only do the top' not the sides.

Rockin the Jean-Luc Picard! Wink

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Better no shave your head than trying to rock the Donald Trump.

I prefer my grandfather's comb over style. Nothing like waking up from you nap with your hair straight up, looking like a rooster!  Smile

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 08-19-2015, 09:04 PM
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(08-19-2015, 08:08 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 06:04 PM)Otis375 Wrote: I prefer my grandfather's comb over style. Nothing like waking up from you nap with your hair straight up, looking like a rooster!  Smile

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 08-19-2015, 10:10 PM
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Just start with a rather mild DE if you're worried but if your technique is good it doesn't matter much what kind of tool you use. I use straight razors, Feather DX razors (my favorite for this job), SE's and DE's. My most used DE's for head shaving are: Feather AS-D2, Joris, Wolfman, Gillette Aristocrat.

Actually for me head shaving feels much easier then the face, no need to stretch the skin.

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 09-28-2015, 08:51 AM
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I know this is very delayed, but thanks for all the helpful response. Much appreciated!

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 09-28-2015, 10:04 AM
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What did you decide on?

I use a Muhle R106 for shaving my head.

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 09-29-2015, 08:02 AM
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I just started using the Mekur 38C. So far so good. Still just getting used to the whole head shaving routine. I am getting faster as time goes on.

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 09-30-2015, 07:06 AM
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For me a Weber can't be beat.

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 10-01-2015, 07:03 PM
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i use whatever razor i'm going to shave my face with. every tuesday, thursday and sunday Smile

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