Amazon.com: Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame, Retractable Noise Isolating Microphone, for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Mobile, 3.5 mm Audio Jack – Green : Everything Else
5.0 out of 5 stars
Comfortable, functional, stylish, and inexpensive.
By Alex Robinson on October 12, 2019
I decided to get this Kraken headset after getting really tired of using a crappy old turtle beach from my previous Xbox for my PC/Hackintosh. They felt like they cracked the top of my skull open after 2-3hrs of use and my ears were sore. I also wanted a headset with a mic integrated for Zoom and for gaming, rather than using a headset AND the Blue Snowball at the same time, even though the acoustics are amazing on the Snowball.
My thoughts on the Kraken: Is it worth the hype?
I can confirm that this headset DOES live up to the hype and it’s not just a brand that ships out crappy equipment for high prices. I can’t say the same for some of their other headsets, which have terrible reviews. However, this headset is comfy and functional. Especially Amazon sells it for less than their MSRP, it’s a steal.
-Their earmuff cooling technology actual feels legit…
-The top of the headset doesn’t crack your skull
-The mic is retractable, which I LOVE
-The packaging gives a great first impression
-Includes an extension cable with dedicated mic and audio jack, a nice touch for large desks like mine
-Can wear easily for hours on end
-The lower volume range with the volume dial, located on the audio cable, absoluley sucks. Not sure if this is just my unit, but as you use the integrated volume dial to go from high to low volume, you’ll notice the balance between left and right just randomly shifts. This is surely annoying while gaming to adjust the volume. If you have this issue, I suggest turning the volume all the way to high, then use your keyboard to adjust the volume on the OS side, rather than the hardware side
-The mic is a little finicky with MacOS on my Hackintosh, not sure why but I’ll keep working with it.
-The ears are a little bigger than I imagined, but I feel like this may end up saving my ears throughout its life.
-I wish the cable came with an integrated voice-chat/game volume balance feature, similar to Turtle Beach on Xbox. I understand the tournament edition includes this, but not sure if that is worth the $40 premium. A redesign of that stupid USB unit with the tournament edition would make this headset the best, hands down, headset on the market for $60-100.
Both pros and cons considered–I love this headset. Of course, it has some flaws, like all things in technology do. Over the next few generations of this headset, I’m sure Razer will introduce some killer features to dominate the gaming market. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a headset that’s comfortable, functional, stylish, and inexpensive. With the features included in this headset, there’s nothing better out there that $60-70 can buy.
Razer’s global esports director is thinking bigger than “just Champion gamers”
There’s no denying the fan power of streamers and brands in the esports industry. Razer is one of those brands with a fanatic-like following. The company is so famous for its RGB products that there’s even a fan-made page calling for a Razer Toaster—something the company has alluded to many times but never confirmed.
The obsession is about more than the RGB for esports fans, though. This week, Razer announced the Inaugural Southeast Asian Invitational—a three-game tournament set to follow the Southeast Asian Games. The event will bring together 10 top teams from SEA nations in a bid to help them prepare for the SEA Games in 2021.
Following this announcement, Dot Esports talked with David Tse, the global esports director at Razer, about what motivates Razer to continue supporting the esports community and the company’s plans for the future.
What games are you watching and playing at the moment?
Tse: I consider myself just a casual gamer, primarily to blow off some steam after work, or as a way to connect with my boys. I’m loving the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless. Freedom without wires. I believe with the development of Bluetooth standards, there is little or no difference in performance and daresay it might be even better than the wired experience. My favorite esport is CS:GO—I find the fast-paced action very exciting to watch.
Recently, Razer has been thinking bigger than gaming and has started supplying countries with the resources and supplies required to combat COVID-19. What motivated that decision?
In my opinion, there is a natural passion and strong spirit within the gaming and esports community to support each other. Esports is probably the only sports that are not completely shut down at the moment. It (esports) continues to be a means of entertainment and engagement, either individually, as a family, or as part of the community during these challenging times when we spend most of our time at home.
As Razer, we represent the community, and through the leadership of our CEO, Min-Liang Tan, we are able to do more to support many countries and our community.
How do you carry that motivation across to esports?
Team Razer, consisting of top teams and individual esports athletes globally, are seen as representatives to the esports community. Our esports athletes are a motivation to many in the community, and we have gathered 36 of them as advocates of Razer’s “Stay Home and Game On” campaign.
In addition, we have also launched new online initiatives for Team Razer athletes to engage with their fans, like our Training Mode: Virus Edition mini-game, and a Pro tips series of videos that features tips and tricks by Team Razer athletes to help improve fans’ gaming performances, keeping them safe and entertained at home.
Your career has taken a very entertainment-focused trajectory, what excites you about esports vs the more traditional entertainment industry?
I would not call the current entertainment industry to be strictly traditional, with the growth of Netflix, new entrance of Disney+, and online content accessibility, engagement is more important than ever to every consumer in the world at home or on the move.
From my last role in Netflix Asia, we believed that the real competition on entertainment is not from fellow competing content providers, but from gaming or esports. And I believe there is so much more potential out there to bring esports to a new level of being a new form of entertainment, engaging users like never before.
What are some of the challenges you face in esports, that you didn’t face in previous industries?
The challenge of esports can also be seen as an opportunity of the industry. Every part of the ecosystem, from players, team owners, event/tournament organizers, publishers and products and services providers like us, need to understand and continue to evolve on the very fundamental element that content is what drives viewership, and that content needs to drive consumption in and beyond tournament. It needs to appeal to audiences beyond just the usual tournament seasons, keeping them constantly close and engaged.
There is good growth in this area by many great organizations, but I believe there is more to be done. The maturity of many key players to understand the needs, allocate the right resources, and eventually to monetize, will create a more stable ecosystem.
How do you transform these challenges into success?
We have defined how these contents are able to drive from awareness to actual impact on our business, by creating content that will establish Team Razer as top of mind to our fans and esports audiences.
We have proven such content has indeed impacted our key focused peripherals for esports, like our fastest selling mouse, Viper, which was advocated by our Team Razer athletes, along with engaging stories. I believe such content will take into progressive forms that will help us to broaden our target audiences and widen our market size.
What do you think it is about Razer that has created such a loyal fan base?
For Gamers. By Gamers. We are authentic and passionate about what we do, and our priority is always about the community.
Everyone who works at Razer is a gamer in some capacity, which means we understand the community. We are able to create products and content that really speaks to gamers and are committed to providing what they like and want to the best of our abilities.
You could say the loyalty runs vice-versa: we stay loyal to our fans and they in turn stay loyal to us.
How do you think you can translate the fanbase you have into helping grow esports?
The fan base will need to be constantly engaged and we focus on keeping them close, bringing consistent, exciting, and authentic content through Team Razer to engage the core fans. I believe that by telling amazing stories on esports and Team Razer, we will appeal to broader audiences, growing overall esports.
You have been long time supporters of Legacy Esports, and congratulations on their first OPL title. What kind of decisions are made when choosing the right teams or content creators?
We look for people who are passionate about Razer’s products and services, who can also understand Razer’s strategic focus and be extremely collaborative in our partnership.
We are not only looking at champions in their tournaments but champions in their esports journey.
What are your goals for esports in both Oceania/SEA and Globally?
We are aiming for thought leadership in esports, an example being Razer establishing the first medal esports event in the world with the 30th SEA Games in 2019. We want to be at the front of minds through our global top esports professional teams, Team Razer.
The SEA Invitational will kick off on June 22, 2020, featuring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile), Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2), and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB).
You can find out more about the tournament, as well as information on how to compete, through the Team Razer Facebook page.
How To Make Razer Kraken More Comfortable?
how to make razer kraken more comfortable
Razer is known for its gaming products all over the world. They produce a wide range of gaming products and peripherals that are considered the best among gamers. You can always argue what is the most important device while playing an interactive game.
Is it your mouse? Keyword? Or your headset?
These questions will have different answers depending on the gamer and their preferences. The device that is considered to be the most important by many gamers who play highly interactive shooting games is the headset. The perfect headset allows you to know about your target movements and you can act in seconds by the sound your opponents make while moving.
Razer produces the best gaming headset for the same gaming experience known as Razer Kraken. It is the perfect headset for gaming due to its sleek design and comfort. Also, the thing that makes Razer Kraken stand out is its price from its competitors.
Now you need to be most comfortable while using your devices in gaming. We will discuss how to make Razer Kraken more comfortable during the gameplay.
Making Razer Kraken More Comfortable
Many gaming headsets are tight and this makes it easier for the headset to stay on your head and have the best sound possible. Due to this tight design of the Razer Kraken headset, many gamers feel that it is pressed against their heads. Though it has soft protective padding after a few hours of gaming, you feel that it is hurting your head.
To resolve this problem, you need to understand how to make Razer Kraken more comfortable on your head. You can do that by wrapping the headset with Velcro. Make sure you buy the right size Velcro strap which can be about 10 inches. Once you have the Velcro, wrap it gently around your headset and use your headset without hurting your head.
The Razer Kraken headset has the perfect ear pads for your gaming experience. It creates the best sound through each earpad. But these ear pads can make your earshot and the constant press against your ears due to the tight design can hurt them.
You can remove and change the earpads with a softer cushion that will make them more comfortable to use and it will have less strain on your ears. But this can affect your sound quality as removing ear pads is not advised by many headset companies.
The tightness of your Razer Kraken can also be stretched by stretching them over any piece of the box when they are not in use. This will stretch the headset a little more. These are some quick ways on how to make your Razer Kraken more comfortable.
Doing all this will make your headset more comfortable and your head will feel much better but it can affect the product and your gaming experience as a whole, especially if you remove and change the headset earpads with the softer ones.
Razer Iskur X called the brand’s most affordable gaming chair at $400 USD
Razer revealed a new gaming chair this week with high density foam, multi-layered synthetic leather, and a steel-reinforced body. Razer Iskur X is what Razer calls “Razer’s most affordable gaming chair” at a cool $400 USD. Razer also introduced this week a Razer Head Cushion and a Razer Lumbar Cushion, both made to work with gaming chairs, sold separate from said chairs.
The Razer Iskur X is black with green stitching. You’ll find the text “For gamers by gamers” at the base of the chair, and the triple-headed snake logo at the crown. This chair can support up to 136 kg (right around 300 lbs), and it rolls with a “multi-function recline” system for “the most comfortable posture for long play sessions.”
This chair has 2D armrests to “reduce wrist and shoulder strain.” It also has an “angled seat edge” that “maximizes upper leg and thigh support.” It also has five wheels!
Razer also released a head cushion and a lumbar support cushion, separate from the chair. These pieces can be used with “any gaming chair”. Both use memory foam, and both look pretty comfy.
This chair is very similar to the original Razer Iskur chair released in October of 2020. That device has 4D armrests, a built-in adjustable lumbar support system, and memory foam all over the place. That (original Iskur) will cost you around $500 USD. The new Razer Iskur X will cost you closer to $400 USD.
The Razer Head Cushion (sold separate) will cost you around $40 USD. You’ll pay around $50 USD for the Razer Lumbar Cushion. The head cushion is mostly black with a green triple-headed snake logo near its center. The lumbar cushion is all black with a black triple-headed snake logo at its center.
The Razer Head Cushion, Razer Lumbar Cushion, and Razer Iskur X will be released for purchase on June 3, 2021, from Razer dot com and in-store at official RazerStore locations. You’ll also find them at “select retailers.” And we’re still waiting for Razer Project Brooklyn in all its extravagant glory.
A Rumble Pack for Your Head
Game controllers and phones have been able to rumble for years, movie theaters have seats that will shake the shit out of you—so why not headphones? And I’m not talking about getting a little more thump from turning the bass up, but some real brain-wobbling tremors.
Well that’s exactly what Razer is attempting to do with its new Nari Ultimate headset, which adds a whole new dimension to games and movies. Yes its silly, but it’s also lot of run, and even a little scary at times.
Using what the company is calling Hypersense technology—featuring intelligent haptics from a German outfit named Lofelt—Razer’s new headset delivers serious stereo vibrations to both sides of your head. And unlike the rumble you get on a lot controllers, which often seem to only have two levels of shake (low or high), the Nari’s haptics cover 20hz to 200 hz and everything in between.
What’s even better, is that because the Nari’s haptics don’t require any extra software or programming, they are essentially plug and play and work with any sort of audio, including music, movies, and games. This puts the Nari in contrast to something like the Nintendo Switch’s HD Rumble, which offers noticeably higher fidelity than what you get from a PS4 or Xbox One controller, but requires game developers to specifically code their software to support the feature. On top of that, the Nari Ultimate supports both wired playback via an included 3.5mm cable or full wireless audio using an included USB-A dongle, so you pair the the headset to pretty much any device.
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So what are the Nari Ultimate Actually like to use? I started by setting them up in wired mode while listening to Carpenter Brut’s Turbo Killer, and right away the headset proved it was different kind of beast. First came the song’s faint hiss and cracks of simulated vinyl which caused the headset to pop off in little bursts. Then the beat picked up and shortly had the headset seamlessly switching between short, heavy pulses, and long, rolling vibrations, before breaking into all out calamity. It’s not just heavy bass, it’s like being at a concert where you can feel the music pass through your entire body, just localized strictly around you head.
Next, while gaming in wireless mode, the the headset’s haptics added extra impact to explosions and all sorts of other low tones, although I wish Hypersense did a little bit more to enhance high-pitched sound effects like laser beams or broken glass, which don’t trigger Razer’s haptics to quite the same effect. Razer says it is working with game developers to potentially build Hypersense support in games to deliver a more tailored experience, so it’s possible that could be improved in the future.
There is a downside to having all that rumble though, because as much fun as haptics are while gaming or listening to music, when I used the Nari’s to listen to the Oculus Connect 5 livestream, feeling Mark Zuckerberg’s voice literally reach out touch my ear drums made me feel violated more than the any data breach ever has.
As for the rest of the headset, the Nari’s new automatically adjusting padded headband and plush earcups with built-in cooling gel are supremely comfortable. Though if you wear them long enough or outside on a warm day, their closed back design means your head will still get a little sweaty. On the bottom of the headset, there are two handy scroll wheels that control volume and voice chat/game audio balance, along with a dedicated mute button, power button, 3.5mm jack, micro USB for charging, and a little cubby for storing the wireless dongle.
Unfortunately, because I was using a pre-production unit prior to its launch, I wasn’t able to test out any of the Nari’s more advanced features that are tied to its integration with Razer’s Synapse software, which allows to to customize how much rumble you get, turn on THX Spatial audio, or play with the headset’s built-in RGB Chroma lighting.
Finally, with a price tag of $200, the Nari Ultimate aren’t cheap. I’m not saying they are overpriced, because putting unique haptics, wireless audio, RGB lighting and some of the most comfortable earcups I’ve used recently into one headset is quite a package, but it’s not for everyone.
Thankfully there are actually three versions of these headphones, the $200 fully loaded Nari Ultimate, the standard $150 Nari which includes all of the Ultimate’s features aside from the Hypersense rumble, and the $100 Nari Essential, which retains THX spatial audio and wireless audio, but drops most of the Ultimate’s fancy extras such as Hypersense, RGB lighting, and the game/chat balance dial. The standard Nari goes on sale today, with the Nari Ultimate and Essential arriving sometime later this year.
Look, with gaming companies already having saturated the market by stuffing RGB lights into anything you can think of, it’s time to move on to something else, and putting rumble in mice, keyboards and headsets is the sort of dumb fun I can get into.
Triplenet pricing | Razer D. Va Meka Headset Binaural Head-band Black, Green, Pink, Yellow headset
OFFICIAL MEKA-ISSUED D.VA HEADSET
Whether she’s in the thick of battle or starring in her blockbuster, Hero of My Storm, D.Va is never without her Razer MEKA headset. Crucial for communicating with her teammates as well as her beloved fans, this iconic headset is a must-have for all aspiring mech pilots and D.Va fans.
HEAR WHERE YOUR OPPONENTS ARE
Outfitted with large neodymium magnet drivers, your D.Va Razer MEKA headset provides you with crystal-clear audio when you’re enjoying your favorite tunes or thwarting a sneak attack on the battlefield.
COMFORT ENDORSED BY THE WORLD CHAMPION HERSELF
As D.Va is never seen without her iconic headset, the D.Va Razer MEKA headset comes with leatherette on-ear cushions to provide you with comfort even after long hours of wear both on- and offline.
ALL SYSTEMS CHECKED OUT
From announcing your ulti to simply L-O-L-ing, the discreet omnidirectional mic hidden in the ear cup relays your voice and commands clearly, and the in-line controls make it easy for you to work even better as a team as you climb any leaderboard.
– Exclusive MEKA-approved D.Va design
– Large neodymium drivers for crystal-clear audio and communication
– Leatherette cushions for comfort
– Discreet omnidirectional mic and inline controls
– Multi-platform compatibility
|Cable length||51.2″ (1.3 m)|
|Headphone frequency||20 – 20000 Hz|
|Driver unit||1.57″ (4 cm)|
|Microphone frequency||100 – 10000 Hz|
|Microphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Microphone direction type||Omnidirectional|
|Maximum input power||80 mW|
|Weight||11.4 oz (322 g)|
|Attenuation rating (SNR)||65 dB|
|Color of product||Black, Green, Pink, Yellow|
|Headphone sensitivity||117 dB|
|Microphone sensitivity||-32 dB|
Razer Nari Ultimate Head-Vibrating Haptic Gaming Headset: The Kotaku Review
For years, gamers have been seeking ways to feel more connected to their games. The games industry has met that desire with force feedback controllers, flashing lights that synch up with on-screen action and even fans that blow air to simulate movement. And now there’s Razer’s Nari Ultimate gaming headset, which vibrates my face numb every time I use it.
I like to call it face feedback. The headset, which is the latest to try to do force feedback on your head, harnesses the Razer’s “HyperSense” technology to translate audio cues in my games (and music) into jolts of movement that pleasantly throb about my skull. While lesser models in Razer’s Nari line of wireless gaming headsets deliver nothing but sound, the Nari Ultimate uses software and hardware developed by a company called Lofelt to translate audio signals into feels. What’s particularly impressive is the headset performs this translation on the fly with no perceptible lag.
The headset’s vibrations are difficult to describe, but I will try. Have you ever been inside a car with a ridiculously powerful subwoofer installed when a song with all of the bass comes on? It’s not so much like being inside that car, but more what I imagine it feels like to be the car. The haptic sensations are channeled through the headset into your flesh and bone.
During violent action, say a vehicle in Forza Horizon 4 landing a long jump, the feeling is jarring, though not in an unexpected or unpleasant way. It’s what hitting the ground running might feel like. At other times, like while listening to music with long, sustained bass notes, it’s like holding a massager lightly against the side of your face, tickling your earlobes and the tip of the nose.
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It feels strange, but not unpleasant. Tiny taps let you know that guns are firing, rumbles and bumps where the wheels meet the road. I particularly enjoy spoken dialogue, the hum of which dances across the ear like a close whisper. I’ve been wearing this thing to our morning editorial meetings every day, and my colleagues have never sounded so close.
Nifty haptic technology aside, the Nari Ultimate is a fine wireless gaming headset. It’s light, comfortable and maintains a clear signal all throughout my house. Like the other two entries in the Nari line, the standard $150 Nari and the $99 Nari Essential, the Ultimate features a retractable microphone for chatting. Convenient on-ear controls give wearers instant access to volume control, mic muting and chat mix.
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Impedance: 32Ω at 1 kHz
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 107 ± 3 dB
- Input power: 30 mW (Max)
- Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
- Inner ear cup diameter: Width 56mm / Length 67mm
- Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with cooling gel, perfect for long-wearing comfort
- Connection type: Wireless USB Transceiver / 3.5mm analog
- Wireless range: 12 m / 40 ft
- Wireless frequency: 2.4 GHz
- Analog connection: 4 – pole
- Battery life: 8 hours with Razer Chroma lighting and HyperSense / 20 hours without Razer Chroma lighting and HyperSense
- Frequency response: 100 – 6.5 kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -42 ± 3 dB
- Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
Lofelt L5 Haptic Drivers
- 1 in each earcup
- Frequency Response: 20 – 200 Hz
- Maximum Generated Force: 4.3 G
- Intelligent Digital Signal Processing
Shaking My Head In Approval: There have been other attempts at haptic headsets, but none that have performed with such a wide range of sensation. It’s not a simple on/off sort of thing. There are degrees of feedback here calculated in real time based on the sound being played on the PC, be that machine gun fire or electronic music. When Razer’s HyperSense tech is firing on all cylinders, it elevates the entertainment experience. Coupled with THX positional sound, it’s almost an unfair advantage in games like competitive shooters. Nothing like feeling the enemy sneaking up on you.
Cradling My Head In Comfort: The Nari Ultimate sports a pair of oval-shaped ear cups packed with cooling gel that keeps my ears from sweating far longer than they would without that gel. It’s got those lovely hidden grooves in the cups to accommodate anyone who wears a vision-correcting apparatus, which is always appreciated. Best of all, even through all of its perceived movements, the suspended cloth headband never feels uncomfortable.
Nodding My Head At The Hidden USB Dongle: It’s a standard feature for most of Razer’s wireless headsets, but god bless the secret compartment on the right ear cup that houses the tiny USB dongle for the Nari Ultimate. The one time I forgot to return the dongle to the headset after use, I lost it in the hellscape of my child and cat-infested home for a week.
What’s Not So Great
Shaking My Head At The Battery Life: With the haptic feedback and lights turned on, the Razer Nari Ultimate is good for eight hours of sound, at least on paper. It feels more like six or seven in practice. I have to charge it every night, and sometimes during particularly long days. It’s the price paid for for the face-shaking technology—the basic Nari gets 14 hours with the lights turned on—but it’s a steep price. The unit does function as a passable non-powered headset when connected via an included 3.5 mm cable, but where’s the fun in that?
Tilting My Head At Mixed-Up Game Music: For the best haptic feedback results in any game, one has to turn off music. The Nari Ultimate’s tech does a fine job of converting sound waves to bumps and rumbles, but it tries to convert all sound, and that includes any music playing during the action. Having Forza Horizon 4’s radio running while driving over hill and dale, I often found the Nari Ultimate giving me more feedback on the music than the car engines and collisions.
No one needs to have their head vigorously shaken while getting shot at in Call of Duty. Many people probably prefer to listen to “Marshmello” without coming away feeling like someone stuck a pair of tiny vibrating sex toys up their nose. I certainly did not imagine I would ever enjoy such things before trying out the Razer Nari Ultimate wireless haptic feedback gaming headset. And hell, if you took the Nari Ultimate away from me tomorrow and I never wore another haptic headset again, I wouldn’t miss it terribly. I do not need to feel sound, but damn, it’s a nice option to have.
And this is just the beginning. At CES 2019 yesterday, Gizmodo got to check out Razer’s full suite of upcoming haptic peripherals, including vibrating mice, wristpads and chairs. Oh my.
The anatomy of a Teshka: on the design of a classic razor
The classic T-razor is an ingenious invention of engineer and entrepreneur King Camp Gillette. This simple device allows men to shave without unnecessary financial costs and technical difficulties. “Teshki” at one time almost completely replaced dangerous razors due to their convenience and efficiency. How are T-bar machines arranged? Read the article.
Understanding the anatomy of a classic razor
T-bar machine design
The classic safety razor consists of a handle and a head. The handle is sometimes called the leg. The machine head consists of a plate and a cover.
Classic safety razor: 1 – handle or leg, 2 – plate, 3 – cover
Most often, there are three- and two-piece t-shaped machines.In three-piece, the handle, plate and lid can be separated from each other when disassembled. The most famous example of a three-piece razor is the Muhle R89.
Three-piece shaver: lid, plate and handle can be separated from each other
In two-piece machines, the plate is structurally combined with the handle, and the cover is fixed with a screw at the bottom of the handle. An example of a two-piece machine is the Muhle R41 Twist.
Muhle R41 Twist – classic two-piece machine
There are also machines of the “butterfly” type.On this type of razor, the handle, lid and plate are not removable. To install the blade, a cover is opened using a screw, which consists of two flaps. One of the most famous butterfly machines is the Feather Popular.
Feather Popular – the popular butterfly razor
Anatomy and physiology of the “head” of a classic machine
The head design has the greatest impact on the efficiency and comfort characteristics of a classic safety razor.The main types of heads and their properties are described below.
Head type: closed and open
The first models of T-shaped looms had an open head type. This can be seen by looking at the drawings of the inventor of the safety razor, Mr. Gillette.
The inventor Gillette invented the comb razor
Open head machines are considered efficient and aggressive. Plates of this type of machine have a comb, which removes foam well, and also helps to shave off even very long bristles.
The famous Muhle R41 machine stands apart. This is an open-head razor. But instead of a comb, it has teeth. Because of this, the R41 head is sometimes referred not to an open comb, but to a tooth comb machine.
Muhle R41 – open head tooth comb
Open-headed machines are more commonly used by men who shave every two or three days. They prefer to grow long bristles that can be easily cut with a more efficient and aggressive machine.
Closed-head machines appeared later. The bottom plate of these razors has a solid guard to reduce skin-to-blade trauma. There are special notches on the guard for the removal of foam. A classic example of a closed head machine is the Muhle R89.
Closed comb razors are considered to be more comfortable and softer than open comb razors. They are more often preferred by men who shave daily or every other day.
Straight and bevel cut
Straight cuts were the first to emerge.They are the most common. For example, Muhle R89 and R41 are straight cut razors. Machines of this type remove stubble with a chopping-cutting motion. In this case, the force vector forms an angle of 90 ° with respect to the hair.
Bevel cut machines were introduced 11 years later than straight cut razors. The inventor Thomas Wilde decided to use the guillotine principle to increase the efficiency of razors. For this, he proposed a machine design in which the blade is mounted on an oblique one. Hence the name of the skewer.
Example of a bevel cut machine – Alpha Ecliptic slant
In slants or cross-cutters, the blade removes the stubble with a shearing motion. In this case, the force vector is directed to the hair at an angle that changes depending on the design of the head and the specific model of the machine.
The guillotine principle is implemented in the slates: cut at an angle or oblique cut
Later, the design of the slants was improved due to a strong curvature of the head.The curved head twists the blade. This changes the properties of the cutting edge. This increases the efficiency of the machine and makes it more aggressive.
Crosscutters are available with an open and closed head. An example of an open head machine is Phoenix bakelite slant. An example of a closed head machine is the Merkur 37c.
Straight cuts and bevel cuts are difficult to compare. They are no better or worse than each other. When choosing, connoisseurs are guided by their own preferences and even feelings.The fact is that on the skin, razors with straight and oblique cuts feel differently.
Gap, span and blade overhang
These are the most important characteristics of the T-razor, on which the efficiency and comfort of shaving depend.
Gap or gap is the distance between the blade and the head plate. Span is the distance from the edge of the blade to the edge of the plate. Reach is the distance from the edge of the blade to an imaginary line that connects the cover and head plate.
Safety razor: 1 – gap, 2 – span, 3 – overhang
All three parameters affect the aggression of the machine, efficiency and comfort of shaving: gap, span and overhang.Moreover, aggression also depends on the type of guard, the weight of the machine and the manner of shaving.
This is not to say that the effectiveness and comfort of the razor is more dependent on any one factor, for example, on the gap or overhang. Nevertheless, you can deduce patterns:
- The more the gap, span and overhang, the more efficient and aggressive the shaver is.
- The smaller these parameters are, the more comfortable the machine is.
Aggression control razors
Adjustable looms are popular for the ability to customize the machine to suit wearer preferences, skin characteristics and bristle lengths.In fact, the owner gets at his disposal several razors: from soft for daily shaving to aggressive for shaving long stubble.
There are two ways to regulate aggression. The first is mechanical. Using the position dial, the owner selects one of the preset shaving modes. In fact, the mechanism changes the geometry of the head, resulting in a change in the gap, span and reach. One of the most popular aggression control machines is the Merkur Progress.
Merkur Progress – the popular aggression control machine
The second way to regulate aggression is with removable plates.A prime example is the Rockwell 6C and 6S T-bar machines. In fact, these are six different razors in one. Three double-sided shaving plates provide different levels of aggressiveness, allowing every man to find the right shaving regimen.
A Rockwell Razor is essentially six machines in one
About classic machine handles
The handle or leg of a T-razor will affect the performance and comfort of your shave. But it makes no sense to write in detail about the device of the pen for two reasons.First, the handle should be considered only in conjunction with the head. The same leg can work differently with one or another head.
The second is that every man should choose a razor and a handle for himself. It is more convenient for one person to shave with a machine with a heavy and thick leg. Another prefers a short knob-end handle. The third will like a thin and long leg and so on.
When choosing a pen, be guided by the following points:
- A “native” razor foot is usually better than a third-party handle.Using a foreign handle can change the balance of the machine, which affects shaving performance and comfort.
- Convenience of form. Here you need to hold the machine in your hands and even test it.
- The presence of a notch. It is needed so as not to drop the machine during use.
- Physical parameters: length, diameter, weight. They also need to be chosen based on personal preference.
Some connoisseurs prefer to shave with the so-called “Frankensteins”: prefabricated shaving machines, the head and handle of which are made by different companies.Still, self-respecting manufacturers calculate the parameters of razors taking into account the geometry of the head and the physical parameters of the handle.
Shaver handles are available in various shapes
This parameter affects the practical characteristics of the machines. For example, a lightweight machine made of plastic or bakelite is convenient to carry with you on a business trip or take on a hike. A steel razor is usually heavier than an alloy razor, which must be taken into account when shaving.Details on the basic materials for making machine tools are below.
Plastic razors have several advantages and disadvantages. They are very light, so plastic “teshki” are a good travel option. They are also usually cheap, which is also a very important advantage.
The light weight of plastic machines affects shaving performance. To shave a light machine, you have to press on it. In men with a predisposition, this can cause hair to grow and irritate.
An important disadvantage of plastic machines is the instability of shape. When exposed to high temperatures, such as in very hot water or even direct sunlight, they can deform. Therefore, plastic machines cannot be disinfected by boiling.
Bakelite T-machines stand apart. Bakelite is a very durable and lightweight material. It is even used to make weapons. That being said, Bakelite is as light as conventional plastic.So if you are looking for a lightweight camping machine, go for Bakelite products. Famous Bakelite Machine – Phoenix Open Comb Slant.
These are die-cast metal razors. Razors are made from different alloys:
- Silumin. These are low-grade products that are easily deformed and broken.
- Brass.This alloy is suitable for the manufacture of quality machine tools. An example is the Italian Fatip razors.
- ZAMAC or zinc-aluminum alloy. Excellent machine tools are also made from this alloy. An example is the Muhle R89 and R41 razors.
Brass and ZAMAC razors are strong and durable enough. This is true if one condition is met: the application of a high-quality anti-corrosion coating. The protective layer determines how long your shaver will last. Therefore, buy razors from alloys from trusted manufacturers only.
Fatip razors are made of brass and coated with anti-corrosion paint
NB! Anti-corrosion coated alloy razors need to be handled with care. They cannot be cleaned with abrasive substances, scratched, dropped from great heights. Mechanical stress can damage the coating, and this will sooner or later lead to corrosion of the machine.
Machine tools made of steel
These are premium T-razors.They are usually heavier than alloy looms, which must be taken into account when shaving. Otherwise, the shaving characteristics of steel and alloy machines do not differ.
Steel shavers are considered to be more durable than alloy razors. There is a joke on the specialized forums: if a machine made of alloy with a careful attitude will serve you all your life, then a steel razor will last for several lives.
Some connoisseurs find steel razors more aesthetically pleasing than alloy razors.This is a controversial statement, since an uninitiated person is unlikely to distinguish an alloy razor from a steel razor by eye.
There is a drawback to steel “Teshek”: they are usually much more expensive than alloy razors. An example of a machine with a steel character is the Muhle Rocca.
Muhle Rocca – T-bar made of steel
Classic safety razor: efficiency, comfort, aesthetics
This is how you can characterize the beloved by many “teshki”.And these characteristics are determined just by the design or “anatomy” of the razor. Consider it when choosing and using machines. This helps you shave cleanly and enjoyably.
The author of the article: Dmitry Dementiy.
90,000 pluses and minuses of different types, selection criteria
I shave every day.
Many men do the same: some because of the dress code at work, some for reasons of hygiene or obeying notions of style. And I like the process and the feeling of a clean-shaven skin.
When shaving, it is important for me to get smooth skin without irritation and not cut myself. And also – do not spend more than five minutes a day and not overpay. I shave every day for almost 30 years. I tell you which razors I tried during this time, what are their pros and cons, and how you can save on the process itself.
There are several types of shavers:
- T-Shaver is a T-shaped razor with an interchangeable safety blade.
- Straight razor is a razor that looks like a folding knife. The stainless steel blade requires sharpening or dressing. There are models with replaceable blades.
- Cassette razor is a razor with the blades in a disposable plastic cassette.
- Electric shaver.
The idea of letting go of the beard never appealed to me.A beard needs care, it takes a lot of time and effort. And from the point of view of finances, that to grow a beard, that to shave smoothly every day – the costs are comparable.
Over time, I began to shave not only my face, but my head as well. It turned out to be very practical – no need to look for a comb in the morning. And when the coronavirus epidemic came and all barbershops closed, I was not looking for an underground haircutter. I had a shaving machine, and I ordered the blades from Aliexpress. But this was preceded by a long journey full of cuts and disappointments.
This article is a personal experience
Millions of men shave every day, and everyone does it differently. There are no uniform requirements for razors.
If you know other methods of shaving, you have your own methods of saving on it and your answer to the question of which razor is better to buy for men – share it in the comments.
These razors were inexpensive, simple in design and shaved well. The safety blade did not have to be sharpened – it was simply changed.No special skills were required to shave.
With such a razor, in most cases, they were allowed on the plane. Even if there were questions, you could leave the blades at home and take the machine with you. The blades were easy to buy almost anywhere in the world – and they were guaranteed to fit the razor.
This is what one of my first razors looks like. It has survived and you can shave it – there is nothing to break in it. One blade is enough for about 7-10 times
Today, one such blade costs from 5 to 15 R.If you change it once a week, you will have to spend 720 R. a year on shaving. Prices for machines for such blades start from 300-500 R. There are also branded machines that cost much more. But, in my experience, there are quality options among the budget ones – I will tell you about my choice below.
In the late eighties, when I started shaving, it was difficult to find quality blades. They either shaved poorly, or caused irritation, or scratched the skin. Therefore, I decided to abandon such a razor and find a better one.
T-shaped razor of the times of the USSR
Advantages of the T-shaped razor of the times of the USSR:
- Blades were available everywhere.
Cons: Blade quality was poor until early 90s.
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The straight razor is like a folding knife with a stainless steel blade.
There is nothing to break in a straight razor. The money invested in its purchase seemed to me a good investment: it will serve for several decades, additional blades are not needed for it. In addition, a straight razor is easy to disinfect: just sprinkle it with hot tap water and then wipe it dry.
This is what a straight razor looks like. On “Aliexpress” similar ones cost about 2000 R. A rare straight razor made in the USSR can cost up to 5000 R. On “Avito” about the same price are new branded razors in Russian online stores
In the process it turned out that everything is not so simple …My razor was not sharpened properly. Sharpening requires certain skills, which I did not have. Now you can find craftsmen who will sharpen a straight razor, restore its cutting edge and remove chips for 700-1000 R. But in the days of my youth there was no such service.
During the sharpening process, part of the metal is removed from the blade to restore its sharpness. But I did not sharpen the razor, but ruled it. Unlike sharpening, when dressing, the metal layer is not removed from the blade; the burrs on the blade are simply corrected.This did not solve the problem – the quality of shaving still did not suit me.
A leather strap for dressing costs 1000 R Another 600 R will have to pay for a special abrasive paste for dressing – it removes burrs on the blade
I did not have a special strap for dressing – I used an old leather belt and polishing paste. You need to trim your razor about once a week if you shave daily. In my case, this did not help: when shaving, I cut myself, and the hair from my face was shaved badly.
There are models of straight razors with replaceable blades.They do not require sharpening. But I did not find such people at that time.
Straight razor shaving speed was slower than T-bar. You need to hold it in a certain way so as not to cut yourself and shave off the stubble well.
It all ended sadly: once I could not hold the razor in my hands and dropped it. A pothole appeared on the blade. The razor became unusable, and I did not restore it. The investment did not pay off.
Also, you won’t be able to take a straight razor on vacation or a business trip – you may not be allowed on a plane with it.
Straight Razor Pros:
- Reliable, rarely breaks.
- Easy to disinfect.
- Inexpensive. You buy it once and use it.
- Needs sharpening
- Requires special skills to shave
- Shave long
- Not allowed on the plane
Cassette it is called because the blades are installed in a plastic cassette.The blades can be from one to six. It is not possible to replace the metal blades in the cassette: the cassette is disposable.
After experiments with a straight razor, the quality of the cassette razor was pleasing. It is almost impossible to cut yourself with the cassette, and special shaving skills are not required. She can be driven across the face in any direction and pressed with any effort. The shaving quality will be approximately the same.
It takes less time to shave. This was critical for me, especially when I was getting ready for work in the morning.But there were also disadvantages: the blades in the cassette clog over time. As long as the blade is new and sharp, this is not critical, but if the blade becomes a little dull, scratches and irritation will appear.
It is almost impossible to shave long stubble with such a machine – it is almost immediately clogged with shaved hair. Even rinsing under running water may not always help. In my case, the three-day stubble for a cassette machine was the limit. He could not cope with the four-day one – I washed the machine and removed the hair from it longer than I shaved.
Shaving with cassette razors is like a race for prestige and a waste of money. From time to time it seemed to me that the next model was shaving somehow not very well, and then I came across an advertisement for a new razor. I went to the store and bought the next machine. First with a large number of blades, then with a floating head and a lubricating strip. And when a model appeared with new features, everything was repeated from the beginning.
This is what my razor cassette looks like at high magnification. After each shave, I rinsed it under running hot water, but it is impossible to remove the remaining foam and shaved hair. This is only a part of the machines that I used.They survived because they are still in good condition. The broken ones I threw away
Shaving accessories did not get any cheaper. I realized that I change the machine about once a year, and I still need to purchase new, supposedly more advanced cassettes for it. On them alone, I spent about 3500 R annually, and without taking into account the cost of handles and other accessories. This did not suit me, and I again followed the path of complication – I bought an electric shaver.
I spent on cassettes annually
Pluses of cassette shaver:
- They let her on the plane – you can shave on business trips.
- Can be bought at any store – they are usually sold at the checkout.
- Cassette gets clogged with dirt quickly.
- Budget models shave poorly, branded models are expensive and also do not always shave well.
- Doesn’t handle long hair well.
Finances allowed, and I bought a branded electric shaver with two floating mesh heads. The shaver was powered by a built-in battery.It could be charged from an outlet, but could not be replaced by itself in the event of a breakdown. I decided that the brand and floating heads guarantee a quality shave, and the battery will allow you to shave without any problems on business trips.
There are no photographs of that razor of mine. Now a similar model costs about 5000 R
Everything turned out to be not so simple. On business trips, an electric shaver, along with a case and a wire, took up several times more space than any other, and was heavier. Cleaning was also not easy: once a week the head had to be removed and cleaned with a special brush.
The electric shaver couldn’t cope with the bristles for more than three days. I had to take a razor with blades in my hands, and this increased the shaving time.
They say that electric razors cause less skin irritation, but I didn’t notice it myself. After a few minutes of shaving, my face became rosy, like after a frost.
The experience with the electric shaver was short. A few months later, she went to the shelf, and I returned to the cassette razors. I can’t say that they all suited me, but at that time I did not see an alternative.
It was possible to choose an electric model with rotors – there the hairs are shaved off by a rotating element. But, apparently, then on TV, models with a grid were more often advertised. Perhaps rotary shavers are better, but after the purchase, I no longer had the desire to continue experimenting with electric shavers.
I have not found a single plus of an electric shaver. But I found the following disadvantages:
- Shaves long hairs poorly.
- Heavy and bulky.
- It takes a long time to shave.
- No sharpening and new knives are expensive.
- Caused skin irritation.
The dollar was growing, and with it the prices of cassettes and razor handles grew. I saved – I bought cassettes for “Gillette” on “Aliexpress”. The machine with such cassettes almost did not shave off my hair. It felt like I had bought a used shaver that was packed in a new box.Such savings had to be abandoned.
But the old T-shaped razor on the shelf surprised me. The only thing I’ve changed about it is the blade. Instead of the old Soviet “Neva” I installed “Gillette”, and the result was no worse than that of fashionable cassette razors.
But I didn’t want to go back to the old razor, it looked like a battered life. So I decided to get something modern. Prices for European models turned out to be too high – I was not ready to spend almost 8000 R on a razor.
Before spending that kind of money on a branded model, I decided to try the Chinese counterpart from Aliexpress.
Such a shaver from “Solingen” costs 7819 R – and this is without shipping costs. This is the shaver that I have been using since 2015. When I bought it, it cost about 600 R, now prices have risen – it costs about 1000 R. The blade is not included in the kit, but buying them in a store at a price of 10-15 R per piece is not a problem
Perhaps the original shaves better, but I never had a desire to acquire it.What we have is fine with me. This razor is enough for the face. But problems arise with my head: no matter how hard I tried, it did not work out to shave it with a classic T-shaped razor.
Therefore, the cassette razor remained in my household. It looks like this.
I order disposable machines from Aliexpress. They cost about 160 R apiece. Expensive, but “Dorko” is the only model that suits me in terms of shaving quality. For a T-shaped razor, I also buy Dorko blades
You can shave your head with such a razor even with your eyes closed, defining un-shaved areas by touch.I shave my head every 5-7 days, so this machine is enough for me for several months. They could shave their face too, but here I like the quality of the T-shaped razor better.
It is still profitable for me to buy two different razors: I have not gone to the hairdresser for many years now and save money on haircuts.
Advantages of the modern T-shaped razor:
- Easy to rinse.
- With a good blade, perfectly shaves hairs of any length.
- Blades can be purchased at any store and are inexpensive.
Cons: You need to look for quality blades.
How else you can save on shaving
I save not only on razors, but also on shaving accessories. This is how I do it.
I don’t buy shaving foam in cans. The foam can is practical. You can simply squeeze a little onto your hand, smear it over your face and shave right away. But the foam from the cylinder, in my opinion, is too dry.With its main task – to create lubrication on the face – it does not cope well. Also, large-volume cylinders cannot be taken in hand luggage when flying. So for me the most successful option was a regular shaving cream in a tube.
My shaving kit – soapy cream and shaving brush
Prices for a cylinder with ready-made foam start at 200 R, and it lasts for a month. A tube of soapy cream costs 30-60 R, depending on the size, and it is also enough for a month. Unlike regular soap, this cream gives a softer foam, I shave very comfortably with it.You will also have to purchase a shaving brush for the cream to apply the foam to the face, it costs about 60-100 R. If you rinse it under running water after each shave and dry it with a brush down, it can last for many years. I’ve been using the shaving brush in the photo for four years now.
Shaving – Code of Practice, article in DermNet NZ
I use alunite instead of cologne. Many people use cologne or lotion to relieve irritation after shaving.It is a liquid that contains aromas and alcohol. But I don’t like the pungent smell, and alcohol dries the skin.
I have found an alternative – alunite, or potassium alum. It is a white, odorless crystal. After shaving, I just run this crystal several times on damp skin. Alum gets on it and kills bacteria – I don’t get irritated.
Alum is sold at Aliexpress, where it is called “crystal deodorant”. They cost about 300 R, one such crystal is enough for a year Completely my shaving kit looks like this
I spend on shaving every month on average 115 R
600 R, has been working for many years
100 R, enough for several years
Buy every year
There are 248 working days in 2020.If you shave every morning before going to work, then I will spend 5.56 R. for one shave. In my opinion, it is inexpensive, and most importantly, without any unpleasant sensations in the process.
How to shave your head bald with the machine yourself without irritation
For nearly a century now, a zero-cut haircut – historically done out of necessity, for medical purposes – has been not only legitimate, but also a fashionable option for head decoration. With a beard (like today’s fashionistas, followers of the “Canadian lumberjack” style) or without a beard, like Mayakovsky’s – a shaved head is always relevant, like Malevich’s “Black Square”, because it is just as laconic.It goes to almost everything and almost everyone – in recent decades, not only men, but also women have realized this.
“Haircut baldly reveals facial features, sharpens them and makes them more expressive – and also acts as a great equalizer in terms of hair density: those who have a bald spot by nature, now prefer not to make a good face with a bad game, combing thinning strands in the middle of the head, and decisively and brutally to bare the skull – “as if it were.”
Shaving baldly became fashionable in the 1920s, not only because the First World War ended quite recently, in the trenches of which a shaved skull was preferable from a sanitary point of view – but also, so to speak, ideologically: shaving “to zero”, a man does not depended on a hairdresser and could maintain beauty and hygiene on his own.An important advantage for those poor years, when, moreover, the specter of communism was worn throughout Europe. However, anyone who has tried to shave his head on his own – with a machine, a trimmer or an electric razor – knows that this is not so simple. And going to the hairdresser will, of course, be easier and faster. But you can also learn how to do it yourself. If you know a few little secrets – which we will tell you about below – it will not take long even for the first time, and with minimal habit, haircutting your bald head will be as easy as brushing your teeth.So where do you start?
First of all, it is worth deciding how to remove hair from the head. For the first “approach to the projectile”, perhaps more than all other devices, a trimmer is suitable. The reason is obvious: firstly, you need to first remove the existing hair from the skull, and they are usually much longer than those with which the razor “likes” to work. And secondly – the trimmer leaves behind not a smooth skull, but a very, very short “hedgehog”. And this is just a great way to assess how much such a minimalist “package” of the head will suit you.What if you get disappointed? Then it will take less time to grow your hair back …
If the appearance of a short “hedgehog” inspires for further hairdressing exercises – then it is worth thinking about the “finishing” of the haircut. A razor will come in handy here. Mayakovsky and his contemporaries made “it” a dangerous, bladed construction – with a lot of well-whipped soap suds. For those who are in the soul in the first half of the twentieth century – the best way: both “fears” and shaving brushes are sold to this day.True, it is worth warning right away: it will not do without cuts (and they heal on the skull hard and are noticeable for a long time). Indeed, unlike the face, the skull is shaved around the entire circumference, and in this case, observing the golden rule – shaving strictly at an angle of about 40 degrees – is much more difficult.
Well, if you want convenience and safety, do not skimp on the most modern shaving systems with a large number of blades in a cassette. The record is currently held by the Dorco Pace 7 system with the same number of parallel blades.The floating attachment of the ergonomic handle ensures that the blades follow the contours of the head precisely – on which, in fact, the clean shave depends. There are, however, those who like to use an electric razor for this purpose – but this tool, as applied to the head, is really not for everybody: the skin of the skull is softer than the skin on the chin and cheeks, which means that the irritation from the electric razor will be much greater.
You will know that this shaver is special as soon as you touch its ergonomic handle
Regardless of what you decide to use to shave your head, there is one more accessory that you may not need when shaving your face: a mirror.Without it, in the literal sense, as without hands: I mean not the usual one in front of which you shave, but the second, which allows you to see the back of your head. You won’t be able to shave the back of your head by touch – there will definitely be scraps of unshaven hair. And it looks absolutely awful. Just take a second mirror right away – on a cabinet door, on a stand, on a wall, or whatever.
How to do it
So, getting ready: The first shave on your own is an exhilarating experience. And often traumatic: you probably won’t cut yourself if you are not an adherent of a straight razor, but irritation on the scalp, unaccustomed to shaving, can be very easy.However, we will try to minimize it, as discussed below.
As with any shave, you need to start by preparing the skin: steam your head in a hot shower or bath. Wash your hair (one last time) – it will soften. And then we are already starting the procedure, which we will now try to describe in steps:
- Cut your hair. With a trimmer, and if not, use scissors with a comb to remove hair to a minimum length. Here’s a reason to have fun, figuratively shaving off your hair: hurray, you don’t have to think about anything, you won’t need this hair, there is a clean sheet ahead, that is, a skull! The main thing is not to overdo it – sometimes you can cut yourself with scissors.Trimmer is much more difficult.
- Apply shaving cream. Anyone you like – cream, foam, gel. The main thing is that there should be really a lot of it. Because you don’t need precision – like when shaping the edges of a beard – but skin protection doesn’t really hurt. The “hedgehog” that you should have gotten as a result of the previous operation should completely disappear under the head of foam. So it is more reliable.
- Take and shave everything to the end! So the decisive moment has come: go ahead, there is nothing to lose anyway (hair was cut at the first point).We shave gently, do not press on the razor, so as not to cause irritation, carefully shave through all areas, including those completely invisible when looking in a “direct” mirror. Shaving your head with a straight razor is a great art: it is believed to be done in concentric circles around the crown of the head. But in general, the main thing in this business is not to cut yourself, so first of all you need to maintain the “angle of attack” of the blade razor. Yes, and immediately get ready that after shaving the skull, the cassette of your machine will have to be replaced: the head area is large, and there is a lot of hair left on it after a haircut.However, maybe the cassette will survive – if it is, like those of the latest Dorco models, of open architecture, that is, it is washed through and through. Such cassettes are not afraid of hair.
- Apply a softening and healing agent to the head. The same one that you use to treat the cheeks and chin – only thicker, because a freshly shaved head will make itself feel unaccustomed. You can use a product with panthenol – such gels and lotions heal even better than regular after-shave creams and gels.But cologne, perhaps, is not worth it – irritation will increase. And so – on the second day there should be no discomfort after shaving. Now you can go out or take pictures – and collect compliments on the radical transformation.
How to take care of it
Smooth as a knee, the skull will stay that way in about a week – the bristles on the head grow more slowly than on the chin and cheeks. However, it all depends on genetics in terms of the rate of hair growth and their color: for some, black thick bristles will make themselves felt on the third day, and someone can go without a “supportive” shave for more than a week.
One way or another, having shaved your head, you forget the road to the hairdresser – but at the same time you acquire another “routine” operation that needs to be carried out every few days. You need to shave using the same technology as the first time – only without a trimmer, of course: you will need it if you release your hair a centimeter or more, and then decide to remove it again.
And now attention – a little about washing your shaved head. If you thought that the shampoo was no longer needed, you won’t guess: the sebaceous glands on the head remain the same as they were.This means that you still need to wash your hair with shampoo in order for the shaved skull to look right. If after “preventive” shaving or just like that, irritation occurs on the head, treat it with a tonic for sensitive skin or the same aftershave cream that you usually use.
And yes – do not forget that after shaving off your hair, nothing more protects your head from the scorching sun. A hat, cap or any other headgear should become your indispensable companion – otherwise it will be too cold in winter and too hot in summer.What can you do – beauty, and a shiny skull is really beautiful, it requires sacrifice!
Shaving the head: wet_shaving – LiveJournal
The other day, as an experiment, I decided to try this procedure
and is now ready to share my thoughts on this topic.
How to shave
You can use an electric shaver, with all the pros and cons.
In my opinion, the main plus is that you can shave almost without looking in the mirror,
and the minus is not such a smooth shave as when using a more or less decent blade.
If there are no major difficulties with the skin – moles, etc. what the blade might catch on,
I would recommend shaving with a razor, be it disposable, system or safety – the one with which you shave confidently, to which you are well accustomed,
the better you own it, the less problems there will be.
But there are a couple of products on the market specifically for this purpose,
of which are also worth mentioning. They are attached to the fingers,
and shaving is done with “stroking” movements:
Dovo Head Shaver
+ attractive design
+ most of the product is made of steel, “German quality” from Solingen,
– judging by the reviews, the product sometimes leaves somewhat “bulky” impression,
especially near the ears (there you can shave with a regular razor), as well as
– the blades that come with the kit dull pretty quickly, sometimes they are difficult to clean,
In general, Dovo Head Shaver can become a good gift
(you can order, for example, on classicshaving.com).
Now about another alternative –
+/- unusual design, someone will like it, but someone not very much (it looks like a toy)
+ there are mounts (adapters) for different brands of blades on sale ,
for example on Gilette Sensor 3, so that there is no need to order original cassettes,
+, if you get used to it, allows you to shave quickly enough –
here is a promotional video as proof:
For the blade to glide properly, the creators of Headblade recommend shaving cream Headslick
– the same claim to the blades – they quickly become blunt, if clogged – difficult to clean,
– near the ears Headblade may also seem not the most convenient.
Some adore this product, others have not been able to adapt to it.
And if in more detail about the similarities and common shortcomings of :
– The weak link of Dovo and Headblade is the plastic “fastener” for cassettes,
produced by Dovo, some users complained about
that this fastener does not live very long. about six months if you shave almost every day.
– You will have to get used to the geometry of the “machines” for the head, pressure,
to clarify the details of the routine by trial and error – in which part of the head
it is better to shave along the hair growth, in which against, do you need several “stages” / razor passes
– This is another thing that, together with cassettes, takes up space in the bathroom
and in luggage when traveling, and most importantly –
– Having decided to use this product, you are forced to buy and use cassettes,
(there was already enough about their shortcomings it is said in the article about safety and other alternatives),
for a reason, many lovers of high-quality shaving prefer classic safety razors,
to have a free choice of double-sided blades, which, by the way, cost a penny,
and the number of fans of the straight razor is also growing day by day.
But let’s be honest – probably not everyone wants to use a
straight razor blindly, and safety also requires certain skills,
exactly for this reason, in any case for the first time
I recommend the machine to which you are already quite accustomed ,
(if it is a safe machine – preferably not the most aggressive one,
ie with a closed ridge, not a twisted, but a straight head, and not the widest “gap”).
Although knowledgeable people will confirm that here, as in sex, the main thing is not how to twirl, but how to twirl
(if you wish, you can shave with a sickle).Which brings us to the next topic –
How to shave – some tips:
(If you have been reading this blog for a long time or consider yourself an expert on classic shaving,
can safely skip this part)
1. To make it easier to shave, it is best to cut your hair as short as possible,
for example with a clipper, preferably “zero”.
2. Then take a shower and steam your hair well,
3. If you are using conditioner or other hair softener,
can replace preshave oil or preshav cream.
4. Next, the classic preparation is recommended:
– if desired, after changing the cream or oil and / or a warm, damp towel,
(the preshaving oil may allow the blade to glide better, but more “steps” may be needed),
– then, from shaving cream / soap, beat the foam with a shaving brush;
it is better to use good (but not necessarily expensive) products,
that you have already learned inside and out during regular shaving,
(the same goes for choosing a blade for a safety razor),
– let the foam soften your hair for a minute or two
5.Wipe off the foam from the eyebrows, so God forbid they accidentally shave off)
and proceed to the next step:
1. As with shaving your face and neck, start with the areas
where the hair is softer and less dense so that the foam can better soften the tougher areas.
2. Note that shaving against stubble is smoother,
but shaving in the direction of hair growth is easier to avoid irritation, ingrown hairs,
acne and other skin problems.
3. With your free hand, you can stroke where you just walked with the razor,
to feel for any stubble you might have missed.
4. Do not rush so that you do not have to waste time fiddling with cuts, etc.
5. Do not put pressure on the machine!
6. It is better that the blade does not touch the skin that is not covered with foam;
It is recommended to shave in 2-3 steps if one pass with the razor was not enough.
7. Between the aisles, wash your head with warm water
(then you can again apply a very warm or hot damp towel),
and apply a new layer of foam, after rubbing your head with a brush.
8. To avoid irritation, you can at first abandon a perfectly smooth shave and shave in such a way that the razor touches each area of the skin only 1, maximum 2 times,
until you get used to this procedure.
9. Shave with moderate strokes, such as 3 to 5 cm.
10. Avoid noise and other distractions.
For more information on all this, see the article on the basics of shaving with a machine.
You can learn some of the skull shaving techniques in this manual.
III. After Shave
1. Wash your hair first with warm and then cold water.
2. If there are cuts and irritation – you can use alum
and / or aftershave with anti-inflammatory properties or a classic cologne.
3. Another alternative is a little of your favorite eau de toilette,
the main thing is that your skin reacts well to it.
4. You can also use the aftershave in the form of a balm or nourishing cream / lotion,
for example, after the alcoholic aftershave is already dry.
5. If the shave is perfect, after washing with cold water
there will be no need for an aftershaving, except for pleasure.
I used a closed ridge safety guard, which I know very well,
fresh Personna Platinum Chrome blade (I also recommend something softer for beginners),
in combination with your favorite L’Occitaine soap, badger brush,
and aftershave 4711. Despite the “premiere”,
the whole procedure took about 15 minutes, not counting the shower.
Over time, I think this process can be accelerated up to 10 minutes without loss in quality.
Shaved without a second mirror, partly by touch.
In the process, there was a feeling that over time you can bring this business to perfection and shave blindly.
There were 3 stages – by height, against and additional, for especially difficult places.
Not to say it came out super-smooth, but quite bearable and absolutely free of irritation and cuts.
Everything turned out to be simpler than I imagined.
It was fun to watch your own head in a foam cap in the mirror.
The result was unusual, but pleasant.
Why shave your head?
1. An interest in trying something new or a desire to be different from others,
2. Religious reasons,
4. Military service, detention, professional sports (swimming)
5. Fashion, for example it was such a thing in the 90s (remember “Die Hard”, etc.),
6. Hygiene, as well as for medical reasons,
7. The last, but not least – hair loss.
Many men lose part of their hair year after year,
often the reason for this is heredity.
In the circle of your friends and acquaintances, there may be people with such heredity.
Their choice, in fact, boils down to the following alternatives:
– leave it as it is (it often does not look the best),
– cut your hair short (which means doing it, say, once a week to look presentable),
– the whole for the rest of your life, swallow hormonal pills (with possible funny side effects,
for example, a decrease in libido and an increase in the mammary glands),
– smear with incomprehensible means (the benefits of which are not really proven) and hope for a miracle,
– wear a wig (ladies do not particularly like men in wigs),
– to undergo hair transplantation (there is a legend that every 6th cosmetic operation is successful,
if you are lucky), or
– to shave everything off to such and such a mother (requires regular expenditures of time and effort – 15 minutes at least every 2-3 days).
Which, in turn, leads to the last part of this article –
Pros and cons
In principle, there is no need for shampoo and conditioner,
and the head can be washed in any washbasin.
You don’t need to comb your hair, but you will have to shave longer.
You will need more soap for your face, the consumption of shaving products will increase,
and in the summer you may want to wear a hat more often or use sunscreen on your head,
(although, according to skeptics, the benefits of such creams have not been definitively proven,
but if you manage to avoid headaches during hiking and other outdoor activities – why not?).
You are deprived of the protective layer of hair, for example, on impact it is easier to cut the scalp,
you may become more vulnerable to mosquitoes, even if you wear a bandana.
Shaving your head is always a surprise – you may not like the way it looks and
may need additional steps – a stronger tan,
to make it more evenly over the entire head,
to achieve a more or less strong shine of the skull, etc. p.
If you have light skin and dark hair, then in place,
where the hair grew, most likely there will be a trace (“shadow”), a kind of blue,
but this trace is not so clearly visible at a normal distance and / or bright lighting.
Apparently, it remains from the fact that the hair has been shaved off, but not completely removed
(hardly anyone wants to remove them completely).
In addition, people may react to you a little differently,
partly due to associations imposed by the media and pop culture,
sometimes it can be useful, sometimes not very much.
You may notice that with this hairstyle you need new (sunglasses) glasses,
because the old ones no longer fit so well;
you may want to make other changes to your image, for example, grow a beard,
and, for sure, renew and expand the collection of hats,
especially for the cold season…;)
By and large, no one cares how you look,
(Don’t believe? Ask a friend what you were wearing yesterday or the day before yesterday).
I can also add this: we like something more (city, song, hairstyle),
the more often we come across it. Psychologists call this a mere-exsposure effect –
we are more concerned with what we have got used to,
therefore the possible protests of your close circle will sooner or later subside and be replaced by approval.
The question “for” or “against” is decided by everyone exclusively for himself,
but one way or another, the head should be worn with dignity!
Other articles on classic wet shaving:
+++ Getting ready to shave – the basics
+++ Whipping the foam
+++ The final shaving phase – what to do with the shaving brush, razor and soap
+++ Where to store the soap for shaving
+++ Shaving soap and cream – a little about both
+++ Where to buy shaving accessories – a selection of links for online shopping
+++ What to consider when choosing a shaving brush
+++ How to save money on shaving
+ ++ Starter kit for classic shaving
+++ Classic shaving and other alternatives
+++ Basic shaving technique
+++ Shaving by ear – avoid noise
+++ Something about aftershaves
+++ When it’s time just barely enough: Shave in 15 minutes
+++ How often to change blades
+++ How to deal with ingrown hairs and pimples from shaving
+++ Advanced shaving techniques
+++ Shaving Scuttle – the luxury of warm foam
+++ Machine tools with cassettes – how the industry manipulates us i
+++ Why do we shave
🥇 The best electric shavers for the head
A close shave is one of the features searched for by users of Electric Shavers for Heads.It is very easy to choose the best electric shavers for the head on the market, this list includes the most current brands and the most recognizable models.
We took into account the prestige of the brands, the quality and performance of the models, and the reliability and durability they offer. Access to any of these Electric Shavers Head Shavers guarantees you a rewarding experience that is sure to easily adapt to your budget
Which is the best electric shaver for your head?
5 best electric shavers for the head
1.Skull Shaver Pitbull Silver PRO – compact and innovative
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Just by looking at the Skull Shaver Pitbull Silver PRO , you can be sure you will get the results you expect when you turn it on and run it over your skin. It is an attractive, elegant and electric head shaver that combines several functions in one, despite its compact size.
It has five rotating blades and is waterproof, so you can use the Skull Shaver Pitbull Silver PRO electric shaver while showering and is easy to clean without too much effort.
This is one of the most versatile electric head shavers from this brand, as its design allows it to adapt to any part of your body that needs a shave. It only needs to be charged 90 minutes to reach its full potential. Includes built-in vacuum system and cleaning kit to keep your shaver clean.
This Skull Shaver Pitbull Silver PRO combines a compact design for optimal grip with a high performance built-in lithium-ion battery.The Skull Shaver Pitbull Silver PRO is made of durable high-tech materials for a clean, safe and pleasant shave.
The improved design and superior performance of the fourth generation Skull Shaver takes shaving to a whole new level. The newest electric shaver for the head Pitbull Silver PRO is made of high quality materials using technically advanced equipment and manufacturing facilities.The Electric Head Shaver comes with our brand new Carver PRO 4-Head Blade: is a radical new design from Skull Shaver that promises better performance and durability.
“The razor is really cool)) this is my first experience with an electric razor. I shave my head and face, no irritation. Recommend !!!”
- foil shaving system
- dry / wet shave
- floating heads
- 4 shaving heads
- waterproof housing
- autonomous power supply
- battery life up to 30 min
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2.Philips S3333 Shaver 3300 – instant efficiency
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Electric Head Shaver Philips S3333 Shaver 3300 – Enjoy consistent results! Use an intuitive 3-level indicator to view the remaining charge. Feel confident with the shaver thanks to the ergonomic design for a secure grip while shaving. Experience a close shave with flexible floating heads that move in 5 directions.The head adjusts to the contours of your face, ensuring close contact with your skin without unnecessary pressure.
Use the shaver without AC power for 60 minutes after charging for 1 hour. You can also shave by plugging in the shaver when the battery is low.
Experience a close shave with flexible floating heads moving in 5 directions. The head adjusts to the contours of your face, ensuring close contact with your skin without unnecessary pressure.
“Less than a month of operation. Shaves clean, easy to clean even under water. Very quiet. The quick charge works with a bang, after charging it takes 5 minutes to fully charge the device ”
- rotary shaving system
- dry / wet shave
- floating heads
- 3 shaving heads
- waterproof housing
- autonomous power supply
- battery life up to 60 min
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3.Philips S1133 Series 1000 – elegance that attracts
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Simple and reliable electric rotary head shaver Philips S1133 Series 1000 for a quick and comfortable dry shave.
Philips S1133 Series 1000 can be operated from a standard household power outlet or battery, which is convenient both for everyday use at home, and for travel or business trips. The body of the electric shaver Philips S1133 Series 1000 has a stylish modern design and an ergonomic shape that guarantees a comfortable grip in any hand size.
Electric shaver Philips S1133 Series 1000 is equipped with a head with three shaving elements Philips Sh40 , which provide a comfortable shave without the use of additional products.
Always the sharpest self-sharpening blades PowerCut have a long service life and guarantee high cutting speeds for all bristle thicknesses. The floating 4D design precisely follows the contours of the wearer’s face, making shaving easier to shave in traditionally difficult areas such as the chin, neck and nasolabial fold.
Built-in Ni-MH battery Philips S1133 Series 1000 guarantees 40 minutes active autonomous work, which is enough for 5-7 long or 7-9 short treatments. The battery is charged in 8 hours. The waterproof design of the case (meets the IPX7 standard) allows cleaning the shaving head by rinsing under running water.
“I bought my dad as a gift to replace the previous electric razor, dad was pleased: shaving is comfortable, without irritation, easy to rinse under water, self-sharpening blades that will last a very long time.Good value for money. Can be used with a cord and socket, can be charged overnight and used without a cord ”
- rotary shaving system
- dry shave
- floating heads
- 3 shaving heads
- waterproof housing
- works online and offline
- battery life up to 40 min
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4.Philips S3232 Series 3000 – fully washable
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Electric Shaver for Head Philips S3232 Series 3000 boasts a well-designed body that provides incredible comfort during use and a precise shave.
Philips S3232 Series 3000 features Aquatec protection technology, thanks to which it can cope with both dry and wet shaves.Model Philips S3232 Series 3000 is powered by a built-in battery that provides continuous autonomous operation for 60 minutes .
Floating heads accurately follow all the curves of the face, allowing you to remove even the smallest hairs. You can remove all accumulated dirt from the shaver under running water, as well as using a special brush from the kit.
Enjoy a refreshing and safe shave: use the electric shaver Philips S3232 Series 3000 with gel or foam for extra comfort.Aquatec protection guarantees a safe and refreshing wet shave as well as a quick and comfortable dry shave. The CloseCut blades glide gently over the skin for a close, close shave. Consistently excellent results for up to 2 years. Supports voltage of different standards.
“After changing from dry to wet, I’m not going back to dry razors.
If the bristles are really long – more than 4 days, then a drop of shaving cream and a sink – and shaving becomes more comfortable and easier.As always, Philips has the highest quality workmanship of everything. Strong, thick plastic, all components are thought out and tested. There is nothing special to break.
Surprised that the shaving head is deep – 2.5 centimeters in depth.
Probably, so that water during a wet shave does not get on the seals of the razor axles and the chance of leakage inside is reduced.
As for the declared 30 minutes of shaving – I had enough charge for a month when shaving every 2-3 days ”
- shaving system: rotary
- shaving method: dry / wet
- contour repeating system: floating heads
- number of shaving heads: 3
- waterproof case: yes
- power supply: autonomous
- battery life: up to 60 min
- battery charging time: 1 h
- indication: charging, discharging, state of charge
- features: trimmer
- weak battery
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5.Philips S5100 Series 5000 – functional
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A fairly advanced model of a household electric shaver for a head Philips S5100 Series 5000, which, first of all, differs from its competitors in an extended list of additional features.
So, Philips S5110 boasts a waterproof case, which allows you to easily wash the working part of the model with water; but the device for some reason only supports dry shaving.
A special anti-accidental function prevents the shaver from turning on in a suitcase or backpack during transport. Three removable floating heads ensure a high quality shave and can be easily replaced at end of life.
Another significant advantage is that the device can operate both from the mains and from the battery. The latter is enough for 40 minutes of work, which is not a lot, but at the same time the shaver is charged in record time – in just an hour.And so that you can understand at any time when the shaver should be charged, there is a 1-level charge indicator on the body.
Electric shaver Philips S5110 has a universal power supply and can be powered from a wall outlet or battery. The battery life is only 40 minutes, which is compensated by the speed of its charging within 1 hour. Despite this, the manufacturer assures that the battery capacity is sufficient for 13 full shaves.And when there is absolutely no time for the entire cycle of energy replenishment, then the quick charge function will help out.
“I’m using the month. I bought instead of the old Philips, which is already 10 years old and the battery on it began to die. Shaves well so far, purely for a rotary razor. I shave almost every day and on the first charge I worked for 3 weeks. Very worthy. And I like the design. I didn’t like the fact that the trimer is separate. Built-in quicker to snap off than rearrange the heads ”
- rotary shaving system
- dry shave
- floating heads
- 3 shaving heads
- works online and offline
- battery life up to 40 min
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Comparison of the best electric shavers for the head in 2021
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There are many factors to consider when choosing a electric shaver for your head.Comfort, precision, price and quality are some of the most important elements to consider. It is important to make a profitable investment and get the expected results, so our analysis can be very helpful when shopping.
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Head Shaver Skull Shaver Pitbull Platinum PRO
Enjoy unconventional shaving comfort: Pitbull Platinum PRO, equipped with our innovative patented ergonomic handle, provides a comfortable grip and perfect fit for a comfortable and intuitive shave. With Pitbull Platinum PRO , you will be amazed at the ease with which you can achieve the desired result even in the most difficult to reach parts of the head or the back of the head with a flawless result in just 90 seconds.
Electric Shaver Andis TS-2
Grooming and shaving can be tedious and costly with visits to the hairdresser. However, from the comfort of your home, you can easily maintain your shave with the Andis TS-2 Razor, which is just right at hand for easy handling and control.
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90,000 how to shave with a straight razor and an electric razor baldly? What is the best way to shave your head all the time on your own?
Men, like women, also sometimes want to change their image, this also applies to hairstyles.For example, you want to suddenly become bald. Or it happens that areas appear on the head where hair does not grow. Then many people decide that it is better to have bald patches than bald patches. In this regard, a reasonable question arises, how and with what to shave your head.
Bald men are in trend today. And many find this appearance attractive. What prompted the man to shave his head is another question. Whether he has decided to simply get rid of his hair or, on the contrary, wants to improve its growth and texture in this way, shaving to zero is important to carry out correctly.
Many people think that shaving off the hair will be useful if it has become thin, sparse, and bald patches appear. Then they will start to grow better and be thicker. In fact, it is impossible to say that it will be 100% so. It all depends on the genes. If the hair has been damaged for some reason (coloring, drying out), then healthy hair will grow back.If they are just rare, they began to fall out, it is unlikely that after such a global haircut, everything will change.
But definitely, provided that a bald spot began to appear on the top of the head, it is better to completely shave off your hair than try to disguise it.
The benefit will be that will change its appearance, you will not have to think about how to style your hair, there will be no need to visit hairdressers, and you will not have to spend a lot of money on it. Facial features will become pronounced.
And it will also be useful to have a haircut for those who suffer from some diseases, for example, seborrhea, the presence of parasites.
The harm from such changes will be obvious if you do not take care of your head. At the same time, the skin should look perfect, there should be no irritation or redness on it. The disadvantages include the fact that in the cold season the head freezes faster, and in the heat, accordingly, heats up. But this problem can be easily solved by using a hat based on the situation.
A beautiful bald spot can be done in a hairdressing salon – there the master will do everything at the highest level in a very short period of time. It will also be very cheap. But you can carry out the same procedure at home. Let the first experience be not so successful, over time the necessary skills will appear, and it will be possible without any problems to put your appearance in order on a regular basis, without resorting to outside help.
It is worth considering the fact that the first home experience may not be entirely successful.
Over time, of course, the skills will improve. But the first shave is best done when this day and, perhaps, the next one does not need to go anywhere.
A successful procedure is facilitated by the correct preparation, which is not difficult to suck. By following these simple rules, you can avoid cuts, irritations and areas of remaining hair.
- First you need to steam your head well – you can take a hot shower or lie down in the bath.Hair will become softer and skin more elastic.
- If the hair is long enough and has never been shaved, it should be trimmed to the minimum level.
- Then apply a thick layer of shaving cream to the head. This will help prevent damage to the skin and shave all hairs properly.
You can shave your own head in different ways. Everyone chooses what is most convenient for him. You may need to experiment at first. Some people think that when you carry out the procedure yourself, it is better to choose a clipper. However, sometimes in your arsenal, in order to do everything right and get a beautiful bald spot, you will need to have several tools at once.
Someone at first uses a trimmer that does not cut the hair completely. This makes it possible to see if a very short haircut, let alone a bald head, suits a man.
Unfortunately, there are situations when it is better not to shave baldly – these can be various defects on the skin, irregular shape of the skull. All these nuances must be taken into account before deciding on such drastic changes.
But when an important decision is made, and there are no more doubts, many begin to ask the question: what is it better to shave – an electric razor, a machine or a straight razor.Whichever method is chosen, you need to act according to a certain algorithm, observing all precautions. Let’s consider each method in more detail.
In stores you can find different versions of machines: there are disposable copies, with replaceable blocks, multi-lane. Any of them can be shaved. If you decide to use disposable, you need to prepare several pieces at once, and you will also need a shaving brush, foam, shaving cream or gel, and a towel.
The process should start from the area above the forehead, moving to the back of the head. One movement of the machine captures from 2 to 4 centimeters. There is no need to press hard on the machine, the movements should be light and smooth. On the back of the head and neck, you can shave as you like using different directions.
If after the end of the procedure there are still hairs, you need to smear the head again, and walk the machine over the surface again.
With a wide variety of instruments and accessories, many choose the conservative method.At the same time, you cannot call it easy – it will take training.
In ancient times, a thick foam from soap was prepared for such a procedure. But now there is no shortage of various tools. Therefore, you can choose what you like – gel, cream or foam. During the entire process, smooth movements should be made along the growth of the hair, moving from the forehead to the neck. The correct position of the shaver is always at an angle of about 40 degrees. After each movement that captures a certain amount of hair, you need to rinse the razor in warm water.
To work the back of the head and neck, you need to move from the bottom up – from the neck to the back of the head. For perfect shaving, this procedure will have to be repeated 2 times, or maybe 3.
It should be noted that using such an attribute at home is unsafe, so you need to keep antiseptics on hand in case of a cut.
It is better to conduct the first procedures with a professional, and at the same time take a closer look at the algorithm of his actions, along the way asking questions of interest.
An electric shaver seems to be a simpler option for many. And, indeed, on the market today there are many convenient attachments with various attachments. To make the procedure not so traumatic, you need to monitor the sharpness of the knives, and they should be lubricated before shaving.
The procedure will remain the same. Movements should be carried out from the forehead towards the back of the head. The temporal areas should be shaved, gently pushing back the auricles. The occipital part is processed, moving from the neck to the back of the head.
How often should you shave your head?
Those who decide to change their image and always be bald should shave constantly to maintain a neat and presentable look.This should become a habit, just like shaving regularly or grooming your beard, if you have one.
By the way, many men successfully combine a bald head with a beard, while looking very attractive with regular grooming, of course.
What should be the time interval from one beat to another, it is impossible to say unequivocally. It all depends on the characteristics of the organism, genetic predisposition.Some hair grows very slowly, others very quickly. Therefore, it is enough for one person to shave his head monthly, another can do it once a week, and a third has to repeat the procedure every 2 days.
There are those who are sure: to make your bald head look your best, you need to shave every day.Only in this case can one hope for an attractive appearance and a flawless bald spot. But not everyone is ready to make such sacrifices, to spend a certain amount of time every day on procedures. Everyone is based solely on their own circumstances. But at the same time, it is believed that hair grows on average by 1 cm per month.
For better hair growth, it is most likely pointless for a man to shave his head.Typically, this procedure is performed at a very early age to the child. This can be limited.
It is unlikely that the hair after shaving will become thicker, especially since it will not be possible to achieve in adulthood. Therefore, if the whole process is conceived only for the sake of improving the structure of the hair, it is not worth the effort.
When you need to get rid of spoiled hair, cope with some diseases, a one-time shave will certainly be beneficial.New healthy hair will just grow back. But at the same time, you need to understand that they will not become thicker.
If you want your hair to look better, you need to take care of it, eat right, and avoid stress. All of this affects their appearance. And you also need to keep in mind that if bald spots are already present on the head, they will not disappear after shaving in the process of hair regrowth.
Immediately after the shaving procedure, thoroughly rinse off the foam and remaining hair.Then gently pat dry your head with a soft towel. And then you need to apply a caring agent to soften and moisturize the skin. It can be a moisturizer or gel. You will have to take care of your bald spot regularly. It is good if there are no problems and the skin looks neat and well-groomed. But sometimes there are troubles with which to fight. These include:
- various eruptions;
- the occurrence of allergic reactions.
To avoid this, you need to choose quality care products. The head should be washed with shampoo. Lack of hair does not mean that a simple rinse with water can be dispensed with. Dirt, sweat, grease also accumulate on the scalp.All this must be washed off so that no irritations appear.
If redness and itching do occur, you need to try changing cosmetics: shampoo, cream. You can treat your scalp with a tonic for sensitive skin or micellar water.
If all else fails, you should consult a doctor – perhaps the cause of these rashes lies in the malfunction of the whole organism, and without the help of a specialist, you cannot definitely understand this issue.
A balm is suitable as a moisturizer based on the type of skin.If the bald spot is shiny, many use regular talcum powder.
In the summer, it is imperative to wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun and overheating, and in cold weather, hats should not be neglected either.
Having studied all aspects of shaving the head, the pros and cons of the procedure, it is worth coming to the right decision, having understood what a bald spot is for, and whether there is enough time to care for it.
For how to shave your head at home, see the next video.