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My headshave journey

Hi guys !
It's been about 8 months since I shave my head.
First time I shaved my head was with a Gillette Flare tip and it was way too agressive for me. Irritations, blood, everything went wrong. So I quickly moved to the Henson mild that I purchased especially for headshave. The result was way better, the angle was kind of weird but the shave was on the mild side. Still some blood a little bit and I had to make a lot of touchups. But I shaved a few weeks with it.

Then I read quite a few threads about headshaving and finally pulled the trigger on the Leaf Twig. Even better than the Henson, very intuitive shave and nice razor. But I still had to make some touchups and shaves were not perfect. I knew I could do it better than that.

Finally, after more threads reading, I bought the standart Leaf razor (the one with 3 half DE blades) and it was like magic at the first shave ! I put 2 half DE blades, only 1 pass is needed, 0 touchup, 0 irritation or redness. Unbelievable, even with the aftershave I don't feel anything. My head is like mirror ^^^. I know this is the final razor, it cannot be better and I'm so happy with it. At the end, It took me like 6 months to find my graal and I consider myself as lucky to reach it pretty quickly.

I will buy another one as a backyup, and I use Derby premium blades. That is just my 2cents, but I just wanted to share my little experience and hope it will help some new headshavers :)

Hope the mechanism is solid enough to be used for several years...
 
Nice one! I have currently settled on a Schick Injector G1. With a fresh blade it is a one pass to almost mirror shine :001_smile . Personna blades do have less longevity than the Schick blades though. There is a midterm period where it atually appears to be done and then it springs back into action - but requiring more passes (which I am ok with).

What I like about the idea of the Leaf is the fact that the spring action helps to maintain your angle. So I might need to revisit that razor specifically for head shaves. Thanks! I am also eyeing the Razolution 4-edge - the longer handle might assist in shaving the back of my head.

Bonne chances with your future head shaves!!

Guido.
 
Nice one! I have currently settled on a Schick Injector G1. With a fresh blade it is a one pass to almost mirror shine :001_smile . Personna blades do have less longevity than the Schick blades though. There is a midterm period where it atually appears to be done and then it springs back into action - but requiring more passes (which I am ok with).

What I like about the idea of the Leaf is the fact that the spring action helps to maintain your angle. So I might need to revisit that razor specifically for head shaves. Thanks!

Bonne chances with your future head shaves!!

Guido.
Thanks ! indeed it helps to maintain the angle. I barely feel the blades, very mild.
 
I’m also a head shaver, and use a Vector Ti, but feel that I could be getting better results.
I have to look into this leaf razor
 
I found the Leaf triple to be a great "transitional" razor from cartridges for my head shaves.

I've moved on to other SE razors, but the Leaf still gives a very nice, autopilot head shave...it is very well behaved.
 
I’m also a head shaver, and use a Vector Ti, but feel that I could be getting better results.
I have to look into this leaf razor

Funny, my stainless steel Vector is one of my preferred razors for head shaves. I get 99% BBS using ProGuard blades...of course everyone is different.

I get closer shaves with my Vector compared to my Leaf, with less work (fewer passes, less touch up).
 
Funny, my stainless steel Vector is one of my preferred razors for head shaves. I get 99% BBS using ProGuard blades...of course everyone is different.

I get closer shaves with my Vector compared to my Leaf, with less work (fewer passes, less touch up).
From my razor collection, the vector it’s the best for my head, but sometimes I get a rough shave. I’ll try guarded blades. Thx
 
I was shocked when I tried the Leaf for headshaving. Where has this gadget been for the past fifteen years of my headshaving journey? The only negative that needed correcting was the slippery handle, and that was solved by ordering the silicone grip sleeve. Otherwise, this thing is a headshaving machine. Currently getting three head shaves out of pre-snapped Lord blades from Egypt. Ordered a thousand pack and had a panic moment the second time I used them. Had enough stubble that the razor was clogging and not cutting. I mistakenly thought the blades were dull and now I'm stuck with a thousand half blades that won't cut. Fact is, this Leaf is a great razor but there's a lot of equipment up top and it's easy to plug it up. If you have more than a few days stubble, you need to rinse this razor every pass, and I mean FIRE HOSE rinse it. A daily head shaver will never notice this. Fantastic razor.
 
From my razor collection, the vector it’s the best for my head, but sometimes I get a rough shave. I’ll try guarded blades. Thx

I've used many (note the absence of DE 😄):

Leaf
Vector
Shield Stomper
Shield Predator
Stando Prowe
DS Cosmetics MARS SE
Parker Solo Edge
Mossei Mono
Blackland Sabre

...and the Vector is the standard by which I judge the others. The closest is the Predator (Gem), which is fantastic. The Solo Edge is very, very good, and quite affordable in comparison to the others.

Anyway, good luck. 🙂👍
 
I was shocked when I tried the Leaf for headshaving. Where has this gadget been for the past fifteen years of my headshaving journey? The only negative that needed correcting was the slippery handle, and that was solved by ordering the silicone grip sleeve. Otherwise, this thing is a headshaving machine. Currently getting three head shaves out of pre-snapped Lord blades from Egypt. Ordered a thousand pack and had a panic moment the second time I used them. Had enough stubble that the razor was clogging and not cutting. I mistakenly thought the blades were dull and now I'm stuck with a thousand half blades that won't cut. Fact is, this Leaf is a great razor but there's a lot of equipment up top and it's easy to plug it up. If you have more than a few days stubble, you need to rinse this razor every pass, and I mean FIRE HOSE rinse it. A daily head shaver will never notice this. Fantastic razor.
agree with you. I also bought the grip ^^
 

Eric_75

Not made for these times.
Funny, my stainless steel Vector is one of my preferred razors for head shaves. I get 99% BBS using ProGuard blades...of course everyone is different.

I get closer shaves with my Vector compared to my Leaf, with less work (fewer passes, less touch up).
I get excellent head shaves from my Vector SS/SB. I use the Feather ProSuper most of the time.

Hope all is well, Gary.
 
I'm a head shaver too, and I use the triple blade Leaf Razor as well with Gillette Perma-Sharp half blades. Works awesome with any soap or cream in my soap collection. Plus the Leaf Razor minimizes the chances of scalping myself (ouch!) 🤕
 
At my age, I don't have the patience or coordination to head shave with a DE, so I just buzz my head once a month with this Remington with no guard. It just takes 5-10 minutes with no prep, and I splash on witch hazel when done.
 
Funny, my stainless steel Vector is one of my preferred razors for head shaves. I get 99% BBS using ProGuard blades...of course everyone is different.

I get closer shaves with my Vector compared to my Leaf, with less work (fewer passes, less touch up).
I tried a kai protouch today, and it went great,👍 !
 
Leaf Shave for Headshaves 100%. Made for headshaving and does a GREAT job to boot!

Anyone find a good aftershave product to decrease oily, shinny scalps?
 
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