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    Default Head Shaving with SR

    Hi from Italy!,
    this is my first post but I read the forum since sept.

    I'm bald and I usually shave my head and face using an old Gillette SR.

    For the face I use a Palmolive soap+a badger brush.
    As I don't shave any day the head and with the "hairs" growing longer/stronger, I'm worried to damage the brush. In the days when hairs are longer I revert to use Proraso "spray" foam for the head.

    Now since many on this forum state that "foam" < "cream/soap" and that the proper lather is applied using a brush (and I second that) I was wondering if there is a "proper" way to apply lather on the head.

    Thanks!

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    This is not my actual head. HNSB's Avatar
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    Welcome to SRP!

    Your badger brush will work fine on your head, and it won't be damaged by your hair.
    If your hair is a little longer you may need to rub the lather in with your fingers a bit. When my hair has gotten fairly long between shaves I apply lather with the brush, swirling it in as much as possible then rub it in with my fingers and finally swirl the brush over it one more time.

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    By SR do you mean straight razor, or safety razor? If you mean safety
    razor, usually around here they refer to safety razors as a DE, meaning
    double edge, to avoid confusion. Just curious.

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    My wife calls DE's T razors. I like that better than DE. A straight razor is straight and a T razor is shaped like a T.

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    Yes I mean safety razor, DE.

    So I'll keep using the brush on my head.

    Thanks!

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