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First time head shaving - interesting experience

Firstly, I’m not going bald (had 2 hair transplants done about 6 years ago) but have wanted to try this.

Due to having significant time off work to address some health issues I found myself bored last week and frustrated with the state of my hair. Got out the old Wahl clippers and forgot to put the guard on. First couple of swipes I realised that I’d taken off way more than planned, but liked the appearance of a freshly buzzed dome. So I decided to take it one step further by wet shaving the rest off.

After showering I lathered as normal with a PAA Atomic Rocket and Arko soap, coupled with a hot towel to soften the hair. I elected to use a Mach 3 Turbo for the actual shaving as I wasn’t sure how well I could control a safety razor on areas I couldn’t see, like the back of the head.

First few passes were ok, however my hair is quite tough and put up a lot of resistance to the M3, which surprised me because it had a new blade and shouldn’t have struggled. I dare say an open comb DE like a Fatip piccolo may have worked better but I wasn’t going to risk it. Finished up with an alum block and cold water rinse followed by a liberal application of Nivea sensitive after shave.

Anyway, the end result was a fairly smooth shave with zero irritation or skin issues, and good reactions from my housemates.

I’m still on the fence as to whether I would do this again, but for now I’m liking the results and enjoying looking like Hitman 😝
As an update, I used the fatip piccolo open comb today with a 3rd use Ladas blade. Same Arko lather with an omega 48 brush. There was still some resistance to the blade but noticeably less than with the Mach 3 last week.

It wasn’t as difficult as I initially expected to navigate the back of the head with the safety razor so I think I’ll use this going forward.

Maybe a brushless cream would work better, although I enjoyed the feeling of the omega brush on the head, I felt the brush was a bit too big to be head lathering with.
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