I found that if you don't want it super shiny dont use a straight razor. Get an electric head device. The kind with the three or four circle razors. It wont be 100% shaved but it won't be as shiny either.
Been shaving my head every day for years. I always laugh when guys hang on too long and try to pull off combovers etc.. Shave it? Lol it looks so much better and if you have a good personality and you're in shape, you're golden..
@hawkmoon I am a SoCal guy and older than you so my influence was the original WC punk bands from the early 80's. Adolescents, TSOL, Social Distortion, Black Flag, FEAR, Germs, Dead Kennedys. I consider bands like Pennywise and Rancid "new" lol. That said, I do love the pioneers of the straight edge movement, MINOR THREAT from DC. They are all over my workout playlist. Here is 45 seconds of 80's hardcore EC punk:
wahl clippers like they use in the barber Best investment ever. Can literally do the head in less than 5 minutes and I think its like getting a 1 but Just do it all over. I honestly will probably never go blade, actually I know I wont lol. Just buzz with clippers.
same. Going to a razor seems like you're cultivating a "look" - you're trying so hard at that point. Trimmer with 1 guard, everything is neat/clean and it is extremely efficient to maintain yourself. Its the opposite of trying for a "look" - you're just getting it done at that point, hair is meaningless
Haven't had a bit of an issue with women and being bald. It's only an issue if you make it one, like height... Lol. I think most women care a lot more about how you carry yourself than whether there's any hair on your head.
I was a classic rock and heavy metal music fan and had long jair all my life. Started losing it in my 30s, by 40yo I was trying to make 10 hairs look like a head of hair LOL. I visualized being bald for about a year before taking the razor to it. Its cool, good look with the muscularity, but I kinda miss the hair as well!
I rock the jason statham look. 5 o'clock shadow on the face and buzz my head with a 1 on the side and fade into 1.5 on top. looks great imo. but I have like exact kinda hairline etc as jason stathom. on honeymoon someone asked me if I was him lol
I shaved mine with clippers. I get my hair cut every week just to make sure I'm clean and professional in front of my customers. I cant go 6 weeks without s haircut so I figured use a zero clip and grow it back with weekly fades once things open back up
Heads too big for a shave. Was meant for hair. Plus the dent on left side of my head. Had it since I was 6 months old.Asked my mother what happened she wouldn't tell me. Something about being dropped was the word.