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To Our HeadBlade Family

HeadBlade History

To Our HeadBlade Family:

A great big thank you to all those who have written to me about our Founder, Todd. He certainly was an inspiration and friend to so many.

I personally have lots of fond memories of sitting with Todd and observing him design many of HeadBlade’s products. He’d make little tweaks here ’n there, and then all would just be as he envisioned. He was an amazing designer and a dedicated leader — I continually miss him.

Thank you, again, for all your kind words about Todd. They meant a lot to us here at HeadBlade headquarters and his family.

Sincerely,

Mark Chatinsky

Todd Greene

To Our HeadBlade Family

To Our HeadBlade Family:

Our founder and my dear friend, Todd Greene, passed away on February 26th.  For the last few years, Todd had been battling cancer and finally, lost his battle.  At the end, he was lovingly surrounded by family and friends.  He is very missed by us all.

I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Mark Chatinsky and I’m the trustee of Todd’s estate and the Acting President of HeadBlade. I would like to thank you all for your continuing support.  Please feel free to contact me at toddg@headblade.com with any questions or concerns.

All of us at HeadBlade want you to know that we are continuing HeadBlade’ s operations just the way Todd did and preferred.  During the Covid-19 lock down, all the staff have been working from home to keep orders shipping and products in stock.

Todd was an inspiration to all who worked with him.  He was a loving and caring man who created and believed in the best design and best made products that we all enjoy using.

All of us at HeadBlade want to thank you for your continuing support.  Again, as said, please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Hoping you all are safe, healthy and strong.

Mark Chatinsky

Reaching Out in the Wake of COVID-19

As a result of COVID-19 virus and requirements of the State of California and the County of Los Angeles, HeadBlade (Including HeadBlade.com) is not open for business for the time being. At present we are scheduled to reopen on April 20.

HeadBlade is dedicated to its employees and intends to pay them throughout the shutdown.

In the meantime we have plenty of inventory available at Amazon, so please purchase your HeadBlade products there. HeadBlade and its employees appreciate your patronage. We wish you all good health throughout this crisis.

The HeadBlade Team

How Shaving Affects Your Skin

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Shaving is the most global, popular, and customary way of removing hair. Most people use the shaving method in order to get rid of unwanted hair quickly and efficiently. Although productive, shaving can have quite an effect on our skin. Our skin and hair are all different because of our varying genetics. Hair growth on the head, face, and body are all determined by individual and varying hormones.

Depending on your hair growth, skin, and aesthetics shaving is done in different degrees. Some men might shave every day, while others might do so sparingly. Using the right razor, shave cream and skincare products can profoundly affect your skin and its’ reaction to shaving.

What Happens To Your Skin After You Shave

When the most important part of your skin- the outermost layer (Stratum Crorneum) is denied moisturize, the result is dry and peeling skin. Shaving can strip away this layer. In order to prevent skin irritation and dryness, you must invest in your skincare products.

In a poll conducted by the International Dermal Institute, 79 percent of respondents said they had at least one skin problem associated with shaving. Ingrown hairs and razor burns are the most common of these skin problems. When you cut your hair off the top layer of skin the result is a sharp edge. As your hair grows back, these sharp edges can become embedded within the skin. This results in bumps, redness, and sometimes ingrown hairs.

Razor bumps and skin irritation can result in a vicious cycle of skin problems. If your skin is affected and you continue to shave over the problematic areas, your outer layer of skin can be perpetually damaged.  To help prevent and alleviate these skin problems use products that combat these irritations. HeadBlade’s ClearHead Bump treatment helps prevent ingrown hairs and eradicates the ones you do have. ClearHead features Green Tea Extract and Zinc PCA which naturally inhibits oiliness. It helps keep your skin smooth and clear.

You can supplement your shave by removing the dead skin cells on your head and face. The exfoliating nature of both shaving and scrubbing can eliminate dirt and other particles that can cause acne. However, if you are a daily or regular shaver, you must be cognizant of excessive exfoliation. Don’t strip away the natural oils that your body provides. Using a balanced exfoliating product such as HeadShed Scrub, you can take off dead skin and preps for a great shave.

Holiday Shipping Schedule

Ship-Schedule_264X194Let’s make sure you get your HeadBlade stuff in time for the holidays!  Remember these cut off dates for ordering:

  • Wednesday December 18th, use FedEx Express Saver
  • Thursday December 19th, use USPS Priority
  • Friday December 20th, use FedEx 2Day
  • Monday December 23rd, use FedEx Overnight.

HeadBlade 101: Why You Should Shave With the Grain

With-the-Grain

Although it might feel good and precise to shave against the grain (hair is cut off very close to the skin shaving this way), it is not the ideal way to remove hair with a razor. Shaving against the grain increases your risk of razor burn, bumps, and other skin irritations.

Why is shaving against the grain harmful?

When you shave against the grain, you pull your hair away from the skin before you slice through it. Because hair grows naturally in all directions (especially around the neck) when you cut against its natural direction you ultimately pull hair back on itself. This might make it a closer shave, but it can cause major irritation such as swelling and redness. It can also damage hair follicles and cause ingrown hairs.

Tips to go with the grain

It is still possible to get a close, clean shave when you go WITH the grain. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get there.

  • Investigate: Do as the barbers do and investigate your hair and how it’s growing. Simply rubbing your hand across stubble can easily identify hair growth direction. Using a magnifying mirror can help with this. Once you establish your hair growth patterns, you can come up with the best technique for your shave.
  • Prep: Before you shave wash your face and prep the skin. Warm water opens up the pores. Using a scrub such as HeadShed can help exfoliate soften the facial hair. Lubricated shaving cream is essential to help the razor slide smoothly across your skin. The Special lubricants in HeadSlick Shaving Cream allow blades to glide effortlessly along the skin. HeadSlick is water-soluble, so blades rinse easily.
  • Technique: Use gentle and short strokes when shaving with little pressure. This prevents you from going against the grain accidentally.
  • Razor: Using a high-quality razor can help significantly. Use a razor that is specially designed for a close shave. HeadBlade’s MOTO or ATX razors’ unique designs allow the razor blade to pivot up and down (following the contours of your face and head). Headblade utilizes new multi-blade technology that has a flow-through design.
  • Post Shave: Shaving (regardless of your technique or products) can be irritating to the skin. Taking care of your skin AFTER you shave is just as important. Using an aftershave can add moisture back into the skin. Suppress irritation and redness before it starts. ClearHead helps prevent ingrown hairs and eradicates the ones you do have. ClearHead features Green Tea Extract and Zinc PCA which naturally inhibits oiliness.

Minoxidil Topical: Uses & Side Effects

Minoxidil

Minoxidil is an FDA approved solution (or foam) that is used in products to stimulate hair growth. Men usually use minoxidil in order to treat male pattern hair loss, whereas females use it to promote growth with thinning hair. Minoxidil is the dominant chemical found in the product Rogaine.

Minoxidil is categorized under the class of drugs called vasodilators. Although on the market for decades, it is still unknown how minoxidil causes hair growth. And although it works for some, it should not be used for patchy hair loss, genetic hair loss, or hair loss caused by giving birth.

How it Works

As a topical solution, minoxidil has to be used over a long period of time, In order to see results, treatment needs to be consistent. Minoxidil only lasts as long as the medicine is used. If minoxidil is not applied routinely, hair loss will continue.

Minoxidil Side Effects

If you are following the directions and applying the right amount of minoxidil side effects are rare. However, applying more of the solution will not make it work better nor faster. It is important to be wary of your scalp’s condition before applying minoxidil. Because the product contains alcohol, it can irritate or dry out the scalp. It can also change the color and texture of your hair while simultaneously encourage facial hair growth.

If minoxidil is absorbed into the bloodstream, it can have serious side effects. Some of the physical systems include chest pain, rapid heartbeat, swelling of the extremities, headache, dizziness, or flushing.

But, Does it Work?

Minoxidil (Rogaine) does work for some and doesn’t for others. The success is limited to men with specific types of baldness. As stated before, you also must be dedicated to the routine application. If it does work, not all hair will come back.

Embrace Your Hairloss!

Embrace your hair loss. Instead of using chemicals that might work, embrace your genetics. Just shaving your hair off can be one of the greatest things. Shaved-head men are perceived as sexier, more intelligent, and more dominant.

Free MOTO with Subscription

Free-MOTO_with-Subscription-564_212Now get a FREE MOTO with any blade subscription!

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If you decide the subscription doesn’t work for you just cancel after you receive your first subscription re-order. 

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Why do Buddhist monks shave their heads?

Monks

The practice of cutting your hair or shaving your head for religious purposes is also known as tonsure. Tonsure has been around since the medieval Catholic times but was then abandoned in 1972 by the papal order. In modern times, tonsure refers to cutting or shaving hair by monks or religious devotees. Ridding of your hair serves as a symbol of renunciation of worldly ego and fashion.

In Buddhism, shaving your head (and face) is part of Pabbajja. Pabbajja is when a person leaves their home and “goes forth” to live the life of a Buddhist renunciate among ordained monks. It is a paramount step to becoming a monk. A Buddhist monk’s tonsure is practiced routinely in order to keep their head cleanly shaven.

Historical Background

The sacred text called Vinaya-pitaka was made by the Buddha. In the section titled Khandhaka, there are some rules listed for his ordained followers. Some of the guidelines for monastics that the Khandhaka lists are:

  • One must use a razor to remove hair
  • One does not cut hair with scissors (unless medically necessary)
  • No plucking or dyeing gray hair
  • No grooming of hair (brushing, etc.)

Modern Times

The guidelines set in the Khandhaka are used to discourage vanity. Most Buddhist monks and nuns follow these rules today. There is variation between schools, but the monastic ordination of Buddhism always includes a head shave.

Why Worry About Hair?

Going bald makes life a lot easier. Not only do you have to worry about grooming — you can throw away societal expectations! Without hair, you spend less money on shampoos, hair products, and haircuts. In addition, no more harsh chemicals or medical shampoos that damage your scalp. The monks had it right, go bald for a happier and healthier head!

Benefits of Shaving Your Head

headshaving benefits

It is true, “The less hair, the healthier head!” For thousands of years, men have shaved their heads for many different reasons. From religion to aesthetics, to health – the shaved head is a choice that has numerous benefits.

No more pattern baldness, receding hairlines, or patchiness

The best solution to embrace your hair loss (in whatever form it may come in) is to shave your head. There are other methods that can offer temporary relief, but they are usually expensive, highly chemical, or simply don’t work. Shaving your head is one of the best and easiest solutions.

Makes you look better

Shaving your head makes you look more masculine and younger. Thousands of men have reported that their shaved head makes them look up to 10 years younger. Both men and women tend to associate a shaved head with virility and toughness.

Save Money

No more expensive haircuts! Taking control of your own grooming process saves money. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about a bad haircut ever again! With a shaved head, you rid yourself of the long processes of shampooing, combing, and drying– you no longer have to spend the time styling your hair. If you take care of your own barbering, it is ultimately more cost-effective and saves you time.

Invest in Your Grooming

Utilizing the best head shaving razor to achieve your perfectly shaved head is paramount. Choose a brand that you trust. HeadBlade has an award-winning shaving system that has helped and is approved by thousands of men. Headblade’s multi-blade technology eliminates the learning curve for anyone who previously used a conventional razor. The award-winning axle and wheel design (Watch HeadBlade videos) give an easier, faster, and more efficient shave than any other razor.

Be the most effective and versatile shaver. Be sexier, manlier, and more powerful. Invest in your health with Headblade. 

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