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    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
    I used my straight about a week ago to go from a full head of hair to no head of hair, it took a while and blunted my razor a bit, the end result was OK but imperfect, i sustained 2 cuts on the top of my ear from where i slipped or misplaced the razor. I ended up buying a pack of cheap disposables the next day to use and just try with my straight from time to time and see how I go.
    For some reason my head hair takes a toll on my straights so I just use a DE. Gone thru a few gillettes a merkur slant & just recently bought a new Muhle R41. The R41 with a feather blade is the closest thing to BBS so far for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onimaru55 View Post
    For some reason my head hair takes a toll on my straights so I just use a DE. Gone thru a few gillettes a merkur slant & just recently bought a new Muhle R41. The R41 with a feather blade is the closest thing to BBS so far for me.
    I have moved to disposable twin blades at work, not perfect but certainly good enough. At home I tried my gem micromatic open comb and that was very good though quite harsh. I got rid of all of my other safety razors a while back.
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    I shave my head every night after work. I use DE, SE and straights to do it. I can achieve BBS in 3 passes with light touchups with both DE and SE, with zero irritation. The straights I just started using about 3-4 weeks ago, but I am getting consistently CCS in 3 passes without reverting the DE for touchups.

    I imagine that much like technique with the DE and SE took time to achieve BBS, so, to will technique with the straights take time to develope to the point that I can get a consistent DFS/BBS shave out of it.

    Either way, a CCS with a straight is WAY more fun than a BBS with a DE...

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    Hi, new here.
    I managed to do a complete head shaved for the first time using the crown King shavette.
    The feather gave me irritation if I did more than 1 pass ATG, I just ordered a Kamisori to try out hoping I can manage to use that and only that, no more finishing with cartridges for me

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    I'm scared to use a straight on my head. Have been using a str8 for less than a year and am still not confident enough in my skills or technique.

    What I do use is a Merkur Futur and Feather blades.

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    Tried it once with a straight razor . . . going to stick with my DE for now. I am REALLY out of practice with the straights.

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    lolz you are checking the kids stuff.
    you need to check the haircuts for the school boys

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    More power to you guys who shave your heads with a straight. Iíve been using a safety razor to do it for 30 years. I do it daily and finish with a BBS. Iím unfortunately too arthritic to get the back of my head with a straight. Itís just autopilot for me with a safety razor.

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    I've been shaving my head for almost thirty years with a safety razor. I have Parkinson's, so using a straight on the noggin is out of the question. However, with weighted forearms I now am able to get a decent face shave with my straights. I shave my head with an AC razor, either a Colonial General V2 or a Blackland Vector. Both razors deliver a velveteen quality BBS without fail. Prior to the AC razors I was using a Shake Sharp vintage razor with two stacked DE blades. In any case, I wanted to say that I really enjoy my face shaves with the straight, but because of my Parkinson's and Rheumatoid Arthritis cannot get at the back of my head with a straight in a manner that avoids severe bloodshed.
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