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HeadBlade 101: Do electric shavers work better than manual shavers?

electric-shavers

Knowing the difference between an electric shaver and a manual shaver gives men the ability to hone their personal preferences and find the perfect shaving tool. There are many factors that influence what shaving tools work best.

Skin Type

Your skin type plays a paramount role in your shaving routine.  The misconception is that people with sensitive skin or prone to razor burn should opt for an electric razor.  On the contrary, men prefer a manual razor because shaving cream makes their shave smooth clean and close. The men who like to use fresh blades use manual razors because their cartridges can be easily replaced and they will master a perfect shave.

Electric Shavers

Electric shavers are the best way to save time when it comes to head shaving. If you are dealing with copious amounts of hair or simply trimming your hair (not clean shaving) electric shavers are a great option. However, if you want to accomplish a smooth, close shave it can be very hard to achieve using an electric razor. Secondly, because it is an electronic device, you have to maintain and clean the tool. You also have to charge it or replace batteries frequently and also shave more often since it is not a perfect shave. Electric shavers can be quite expensive and are regarded as an investment purchase.

Manual Shavers

Manual shavers are easy to use and are budget-friendly. Those who are trying to achieve a smooth, close, hairless shave will have much better luck using a manual razor. You can find regular manual razors almost anywhere and are ideal for the on-the-go type of man. Men who travel frequently prefer a manual razor for its convenience factor. On the downside, it can also require more time to achieve your perfect shave.

The Perfect Shave

The perfect shave can be achieved. Headblade’s award-winning design has changed the landscape of head shaving. Men who are looking for a perfectly close shave (on the head or face) look to HeadBlade MOTO for its dual-active suspension. Headblade’s unique design allows the razor blade to pivot up and down. This makes the razor able to follow the contour of the scalp. It’s design and robust design leaves little room for error and results are flawless.

How To Stop Bleeding from a Head Shaving Cut

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Regardless of your experience or skill level, there is a chance you may slip up and nick yourself while shaving your head specially if you are not using a properly lubricated blade made for head shaving. There are many reasons why you could cut yourself: an ingrown hair, a small bump, or simply by moving the razor too rapidly. No one wants to go out into the world with a bleeding gash, so the best way to stop your cut from bleeding is to follow some basic tricks and tips.

Don’t Use the Bathroom Tissues

There are many other ways to stop bleeding than using bits of tissues or toilet paper that stick to your skin. These 5 other home remedies will treat wounds faster.

  • Ice Cubes: The cold of ice shrinks blood vessels. Applying an ice cube to your face with enabling clots to form quickly.
  • Eye Drops: Products that help alleviate redness, such as Visine (for your eyes) constricts blood vessels, thus reducing bleeding.
  • Deodorant: The ingredient known as aluminum chloride found in most deodorants not only shrinks sweat glands but constricts blood vessels as well.
  • Mouthwash: Tissues contract with alcohol. The alcohol found in mouthwash acts as an astringent and brings a stop to bleeding.
  • Lip Balm: The thick consistency of lip balm acts as an adhesive and seals blood from gushing. Lip balm also can act as a healer and prevent scabbing.

Disinfect and Heal

 There is a proper way to heal your nicks from shaving. Follow these guidelines to make sure your cuts are properly taken care of and heal properly.

  1. Clean the cut with warm water. Press a warm compress against the cut for about 30 seconds. This does an initial clean of the cut and slows down blood flow.
  2. Use a toner or alcohol-free toner aftershave to disinfect.
  3. Use ice to constrict blood vessels.
  4. Apply lip balm to ask act as a seal and stop blood completely.
  5. Use a bump treatment such as Clearhead Bump Treatment to prevent ingrown hairs and keep skin clean.
  6. Apply a lotion such as HeadLube Glossy to keep your skin moisturized.

Why are shaved heads ‘hot’?

shaved head

Shaved heads have a striking and distinctive look. Culturally, shaved heads are associated with the military and athletes: symbolizing strength, vitality, and vigor. In addition, men who shave their head are regarded as more agreeable and more dominant. Dominance is a key factor in sexual attraction and authority in the workplace. Embracing your baldness can help you embrace your true self, raise your self-esteem, and influence the way you carry yourself in the world. With self-confidence, people will be drawn to you and find you more attractive.

It’s in the Science

A research study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania found that men with shaved heads ranked higher for “masculinity, strength, dominance and leadership potential.” The study was published in the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science and gave significant evidence that the shaved look is more attractive than visibly balding. Thus, men with patterned baldness or receding hairlines should just go ahead and embrace their baldness.

Proper Maintenance

A shaved head looks best when it is properly maintained. The good thing about a shaved head is that the grooming process is less painstaking. Shaving your head eliminates frequent visits to the barber, purchasing shampoos, and maintaining hairstyles. When you commit to a shaved head, investing in a good razor like HeadBlade MOTO razor and adding some lube such as HeadLube Glossy could be the only steps in your grooming process.

Make sure you have the best head shave experience. HeadBlade’s award-winning razors have a track-proven record. The patented suspension design incorporates a ball design that allows for dual-active suspension allowing for closer and easier shave.

HeadBlade 101: Self Headshave for the First Time

Shaving Routine

Congrats on making one of the best decisions… you decided to shave your head! Shaving your head takes gusto and confidence and the first time might give you some anxiety. Although HeadBlade has patented the best blade technology in the business, there are some tips that can help improve the shaving process.  Don’t be ashamed to ask the questions. We are here to teach you! Learn how to make the most out of this game-changing choice.

Tips For Your First Head Shave

  1. Shave After the Shower – When you get out of the shower, your hair is at its softest. When hair is soft, you can gently use your razor. Additionally, you are less likely to get razor burn or cut yourself.
  2. Use The Right Shaving Products – Exfoliating before you shave rids dead skin cells and polishes the skin surface. HeadShed Scrub acts as an effective pre-shave and preps the skin.
  3. Shave Cream – Choosing the right shaving cream can be a make or break choice. HeadSlick Shave Cream consists of special lubricants that allow blades to glide effortlessly. The mentholated formula leaves your skin feeling refreshed. Because HeadSlick is a water-based solution it rinses off the blades easily.
  4. Good Views – Shave in front of a mirror in a room with good lighting. If you are able to see all angles, there is a lesser chance of cutting yourself.
  5. The Right Direction – This is a basic grooming tenet: SHAVE IN THE DIRECTION YOUR HAIR GROWS. Although it feels good to shave against the grain, it can lead to major razor burn.
  6. Grooming Routine – Establishing a routine will make it shaving innate part of your grooming process.
  7. Invest in SPF – You must protect your head. UV rays are damaging. If you are not used to shaving your head, you have to remember to protect this new vulnerable region. A product that is dual-action such as HeadLube SPF 50 not only protects your skin from the sun but moisturizes as well. HeadLube has a thicker consistency so it coats well and leaves no greasy residue.

HeadBlade 101: Avoiding ingrown hairs, razor burn & bumps

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Shaving your hair can be a tedious process. Men make many mistakes when it comes to shaving. These mistakes can result in ingrown hairs, razor burn, and bumps. Fortunately, technology and product development have made it easier to fix these common problems. The most ordinary mistakes that men make are skipping the cleansing and moisturizing steps. Shaving the skin dry (and dirty) can cause infection, ingrown hair, and razor burn.

Cleanse Skin Before Shave

Cleaning the skin before shaving avoids the risk of skin irritation. If the skin is cleansed, your shave will be more successful. Taking off the dead skin using an exfoliator such as HeadShed Scrub, preps and smooths the skin surface for a proper shave.

Moisturize After Shaving

You cannot skip out on moisturizing your skin after shaving. Taking the time to hydrate your skin prevents both razor burn and bumps. Burns and bumps happen during or right after your shave, so bringing moisture to the skin immediately after shaving will prevent the pain and itch. HeadLube is a moisturizing lotion that promotes smoothness to post-shaven skin. It contains antibacterial ingredients such as tea tree oil that help prevent flakiness and irritation. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of HeadLube also help reduce ingrown hairs. HeadLube comes in both glossy or matte, so you can choose what finish you like best.

Fix The Problem

As much as we try to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs, the hair removal process can be an unexpected and complicated journey. That’s why ClearHead Bump Treatment was made! ClearHead’s formula helps prevent, but also eradicates ingrown hairs. The green tea extract and zinc PCA recipe soothes sensitive areas and helps boosts skin back to normal.

Invest in Your Head Care

HeadBlade has made it their mission to create unique and individualized products for the men who shave their head. They have dedicated themselves to making the shaving process a less tedious and successful process for all men. Avoid the rough shaving process by investing in proper shaving products.

Shaving Foam, Shaving Gel, or Shaving Cream?

shave creamShaving Foam

When we think of average shaving cream or gel, we think of standard can packaging and the white foam substance that comes from it. What makes this type of shaving foam so fluffy and easy to lather is the copious amounts of air that lives in the container. This air is actually detrimental to your shave. Air makes the hairs on your head flaccid. If the hair is flattened on your head, the razor is more likely to drag across your skin and cause razor burn. Shaving cream also tends to have fragrance, which can cause irritation.

Shaving Gel

Shaving gel, although not packed with air, contains a lot of alcohol. The high alcohol content can dry out the skin easily. This can be extremely painful on sensitive skin.

Both shaving foam and gel don’t do a suitable job lubricating the skin. Both have a thicker consistency compared to shaving creams. This thicker consistency can clog up razors quickly, increasing strokes and doubling your shaving time.

Shaving Cream

When it comes to picking a shaving cream, pick one that lifts the hair up from your face and also contains lubricants. HeadSlick Shave Cream is a water-soluble and mentholated product. This formula allows blades to glide effortlessly along the skin without clogging– giving you the smoothest shave possible.  HeadSlick Shave Cream is packed with a punch and lasts a long time.

Investing in high-quality shaving cream will not only help your shaving routine but will keep your skin healthy and hydrated and hairs soften and ready to be taken off!

Product Bulletin: HeadSlick

No company likes to post about an issue but we’ve been running HeadBlade transparently since 1999 and think the best way to keep our customer base is to tell you when we find an issue.

If you’ve been to the site you’ll notice that we are listing HeadSlick as “Out of Stock.” This is because our most recent batch was affected by improper cooling after production and, as a result, the usual creamy texture has given way to a more translucent viscosity with some visual white specs. We’ve taken the precautionary steps and have destroyed all remaining bottles from our 50,000 unit run. Unfortunately we did not find out about the issue until after some product had been released on the market. We are in production now on a new batch and hopefully it will be finished next week.

If you purchased a bottle from batch 19-0502 (number stamped on bottom of bottle) feel free to email us a photo of the lot number and, after we confirm your order, we’ll send you a replacement when we have stock.. The product is still good (you just have to shake the bottle up to get the proper consistency back), but we stand behind all of our products and always strive to get you the best head shaving products on the market.

We are committed to delivering the highest quality products to our customers.

How did men in ancient times shave?

shaving history

The Stone Age

When we think of the Stone Age era, we think of men with scraggly full beards. However, the Stone Age era men were the first humans to begin the shaving process. Upwards of 100,000 years ago, men were using clam shells in order to tweeze unwanted hair. Roughly 60,000 years ago is when the shaving process began to look like what it is today: using sharpened clam and obsidian shells to rid their beards.

Ancient Rome

In Ancient Rome, shaving was not only a passion but had a cultural significance. A young Roman’s first shave was a “coming into adulthood party”.  The Roman barbershop, also known as tonsors, were meeting places. Barbershops were frequented to not only get a nice shave but to hear the news and gossip. They were a place to socially gather. Thus, shaving became an integral part of social and hygienic life.

Romans shaving routine consisted of pumice stone (to rub off stubble) and then a novacila to remove hair. Afterward, perfumes and oils were used to soften the skin. If you were an elite member of society, you would have a personal barber visit your household. Body hair (and the removal of it) became a status symbol. Thus, in Roman times, the richer you were, the less body hair you had. It has been reported that Julius Caesar had his beard hair plucked out with tweezers daily.

Ancient Egypt

When it comes to Egyptian culture, practicality had a lot to do with shaving. Egypt is a hot country. Long hair can be uncomfortable in desert climates. According to Herodotus, Egyptians, both men and women would shave their entire bodies from head to toe.

What we don’t see is baldness in Egyptian art. Egyptians covered their shaved heads because of the lack of sun protection. Baldness was considered unfashionable, so most Egyptians would create wigs and fake beards to wear.

Ancient Greece

Men represented in classical Greek art usually donned facial hair. Greeks, (naturally hairy people), were extremely proud of their beards. Beards were cut only during times of mourning. However, things changed when Alexander came into power. He convinced his army to cut their beards, in fear that the enemy could easily grab his soldiers by facial hair. Alexander’s impact led shaving to become more fashionable. Razors began to be made of iron and copper. These razor designs look close to what the normal razors we would use today.

Modern Times

It is safe to say that modern times have completely changed the way we shave and the way society responds to hair. Shaved heads are widely accepted and often considered one of the sexiest physical attributes for men. We have the tools to maintain proper hair care and technology to protect our heads from environmental factors. Companies such a HeadBlade are leaders in the head care movement, making shaving easy, comfortable, and convenient.

Pros & Cons of Shaving Your Head?

Shaving Head Pros Cons

When you are making the choice to shave your head, a lot of factors will come into play. Will it look good? How will I do it? Can I manage and care for my head properly? What will others think? There are many advantages of shaving your head that can result in higher self-esteem and confidence. Ultimately, this is a personal choice and it is important to know the advantages and disadvantages of shaving your head before you make your decision.

Advantages of Shaving Your Head

No hassle. When you shave your head you no longer have to worry about combing or styling your hair. Once your head is shaved, there is little to no extra care that needs to be done. Those who suffer from hair loss have difficulty finding hairstyles that will work for them – if your head is shaved, that annoyance is eliminated.

No more spending money are barbers. When you shave your head you become your own grooming expert: there is no need to visit the barber. Companies such as HeadBlade have created state of the art, award-winning razors that give YOU the best tools to personally shave, at your convenience.

Shaved heads are complimentary. Regardless of your facial hair, shaved heads look good on all different styles.

Washing is easy. The showering/grooming process is a lot easier with a shaved head. It is simply more enjoyable. In addition, you save money on toiletries and hair products.

You look younger. Those who have male pattern baldness look older because of prominent hair thinness. With a shaved head you eliminate any aging that is associated with hair loss.

Disadvantages of Shaving Your Head

Awareness of head shape. Be aware of your head shape. Once you shave your head, your skull shape is what people will constantly see. If you have an odd head shape, you might be self-conscious of your shaved head.

Sunburn. Once your head is shaved, it is exposed to the sun like never before. Make sure you use a sunscreen that is at least 50 SPF. HeadLube SPF is Oxybenzone and Octinoxate free and coats thick, but does not leave you with greasy residue.

Requires Routine. In order to maintain a smooth scalp, one must develop a regular shaving routine(Learn More). This requires time and effort, but ultimately becomes part of your grooming regimen. Investing in quality products such as HeadBlade’s shaving kits and razors can make this process straightforward and less demanding.

Sensitive Skin. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to dryness and acne, shaving can be burdensome. In order to have a successful shave, make sure to keep your scalp moisturized and have products on hand that will help you combat redness and irritation. For example, ClearHead helps prevent ingrown hairs and eradicates the ones you do have. ClearHead features Green Tea Extract and Zinc PCA which naturally inhibits oiliness. The rule of thumb is to treat your head like you would your face.

Does shaving your head cure dandruff?

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What Causes Dandruff?

Contrary to popular belief, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis is a scalp condition, not caused by hair. Dandruff is the buildup of dead skin cells. When you have a full head of hair, dead skin cells collect. This buildup, combined with scalp oils (sebum), your head becomes an ideal breeding ground for fungus. As a result, your head becomes itchy and irritated and a dandruff condition develops.

Does Shaving Your Head Cure Dandruff?

Shaving can reduce many symptoms of dandruff. In a nutshell, shaving removes the hair that dandruff clings to. Consequently, if you have no hair on your head, there is no place for dandruff to live. In addition, the exfoliating properties of shaving remove the first layer of skin which is mostly comprised of dead and dry skin. Once you have a blank canvas of a shaved head, dandruff treatments can be spread more evenly and work more effectively.

Exfoliating Properties

The exfoliating properties that come from shaving can be paramount to relieving your scalp of dead skin cells. Dandruff is a scalp problem, so in addition to exfoliating, it is important to use scalp treatments as well. First, use an exfoliator such as HeadShed Scrub in order to get rid of dead skin and prep yourself for a great shave. Secondly, make sure you use a razor that is built for your head. The HeadBlade MOTO Razor’s award-winning dual-active suspension allows the blade to pivot up and down your scalp. This razor gives men their cleanest and closest shave. Once shaved, hydrated your head to prevent irritation. Products that help keep your skin moisturized and healthy will also combat dandruff. A product such as ClearHead contains green tea extract and Zinc PCA which help reduce inflammation.

Effectively Manage Dandruff

If you shave your head, you are eliminating the environment where dandruff prospers. Many men choose to shave their head in order to combat the embarrassing and uncomfortable effects of dandruff.

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