Fao Baldies only

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  1. Randallflagg

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    Iam rapidly receding

    So have decided to shave whats left off.

    Now before i embark on this great adventure
    is there anything i should be aware of ?

    also whats the easiest way to shave me bonce ?
    I have philips shaver and also gillette fusion .
    would either of these be ok ?

    Any advice would be welcome .
    Pete
    ps sexiness isint a prob as i am happily married with
    2 kids and a mortgage .
     
  2. Toasty

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    Try grade 1'ing it first and go from there. Grade one on most trimmers is very short.
     
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    Yeh grade 1 all over otherwise shaving will be a hassle, you might want to get the wife to help with the actual shaving part though, its a pain shaving your own head and not missing bits, make sure you use a shaving foam- i dont generally need to for my face- i just use cold water and a bit of soap but if im doing my head i do need it
     
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    Mine is no.2 on top, No.1 at the sides and back.
    But the wife's a hairdresser, so the 'blending' is easy for her.
    She says if I went for no.1 on top too, my head would be too 'shiny' for her liking.:laugh:
    So she prefers to leave some length on top (I'm not completely hair free on top)
    If I were doing it myself, I'd probably buy one of these.

    BABYLISS 7545U Easy Cut V2 Hair Clipper and Trimmer - Black | Dixons |
     
  5. Randallflagg

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    The thought of the wife approaching me with
    any sort of a razor is a definate NO NO :thumbsdow
     
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    When my wife worked in a salon, she used to get loads of blokes who messed up the back of their own hair with clippers.
    Don't know how that Babyliss contraption helps there.
     
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    It also takes forever to get every last little bit. I must spend about 10 minutes every 3-4 days!!
     
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    I think the idea is because they cut in a circular motion over a wide area you are less likely to leave untouched sets of tramlines. I can't help but feel that it might leave crop circles instead :D

    They get quite mixed reviews, so I've not been tempted. I use standard clippers and hope my family let me know if I've missed a bit if I DIY. Usually my wife does it for me.
     
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    That looks like it should be made by Dewalt!! I would not let that near my bonce.
     
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    Winter!! :D
     
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    :D:D:D
     
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    I use a Wahl Baldfader,been using it for years and it takes it really close.Do mine myself in a few mins and never miss a bit :thumbsup:





    EDIT: Thats not me in my pic btw lol
     
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    I was just about to make the same suggestion.

    I've used a few different clippers since I was about 16 (I'm 34 now... today actually! :eek:), and these are by far the best
     
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    After reading this thread I treated myself to some Wahl baldfader clippers today...... and returned them a couple of hours later.

    You guys must have skin made from leather or something. My head was red raw after using these and I can still feel the a burning sensation several hours later. These thing are lethal. Also, they vibrate something manic, to the point where you don't feel in control because your hand begins to get numb.

    Ive been using clippers with attachments to shave my head for about 8 years now and never had any trouble like this with my previous clippers which have all been Remington. I think I'll stick with Remington.


    The Wahl baldfader are Terrible clippers.
     
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    Why not go to a quality barber or hairdresser and explain the situation to them, i.e. you're thinking about doing something about your hairline and were wondering what shaving your remaining hair with clippers would be like.

    If they aren't too busy (pop in on a mon-fri before lunch if you can) I'm sure they'd happily show you what your hair would look like at certain grades. That's on the assumption obviously that you're going to be walking out with your hair clipped no matter what. But that's what you're looking for so it shouldn't be a problem.

    That will also give you an idea about how the back, edges, sides, etc should look after a professional has done your hair.

    After that you can buy your own clippers and keep practising until you get good at clipping your own hair. It'll take time to master it I'm sure.
     
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    id reccomend staying away from those big time. I shave my own head (for about 2 years now) and started with these, they are terrible, miss clumps out, sometimes it feels more like its tearing the hair from your head and they generally leave a really uneven mess.


    ive got a pair of these at the mo and they are great partly down to the rotatable head.

    Philips QC5530/15 Do It Yourself Hair Clipper with 180° Rotating Head: Amazon.co.uk: Health & Beauty

    :)
     
  20. Inferno

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    I am not bald but I use a set of Remington clippers with NO guard at all and the adjuster as low as it will go so my head just looks like stubble, I don't like my salt n pepper hair one bit :(.
     
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    Really? sounds like they were faulty to me.I've been using clippers for years,and the baldfader is by far the best set i've ever used.

    Did you oil them??
     
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    After using clippers, use a razor.

    Have no problem with rash on my head with clippers (even with the metal guard at 0) have a wahl academy pro, far more powerful the than the £30 wahl model.
     
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    I'm not a baldie but once you've trimmed it off with clippers can you not use the hair burning stuff Veet do that you can get for your arms, legs etc?
     
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    i think that would give a whole new meaning to the term "red head"...:eek:
     
  25. Randallflagg

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    Have taken the plunge
    and went for the smoooooth look .Used me gillette fusion .
    am feeling completely relaxed about it ( bit cold tho)

    Anyway the wife dont like it ,she says i look like a boiled egg...
    which is a bit unkind .......as i never mention her moustache ..
     
  26. mjn

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    LOL

    Whenever the missus mentions my hair loss, i just say its migrating to her top lip!
     
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    +1 for these.

    I'm not a baldy but I shave mine every few days. I used to get the wife to check I hadn't missed any but I don't need to any more.
     
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    I didn't oil them because it said in the manual that they were pre oiled and adjusted. I bought them from Asda direct and I returned them to my local Asda yesterday without any problems.

    After years of using Remington clippers I've just purchased these but they haven't arrived yet so can't comment on how good they are. The reviews seem positive and say they cut very close.

    Remington Maverick HC-5750
     
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    i have a bathroom cabinet whish has double-sided mirrored doors inside so by opening these and sanding in between i can easily look at the back of my own head while shaving. makes the job alot simpler
     
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    If the blades are steel they need oiling. Light mineral oil is fine.
     

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