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Sweet Home Alabama

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Anyone cut their own hair?

I got a nice wireless clipper with 12 guards and watched a YouTube video. I am very pleased with the results.

Ive been using a mid ‘30’s Schick Injector to shave my neck, so using a hand mirror wasn’t difficult.

Since I wear an early 20th century long on top and short side\back, I’m just doing the back and side.
 

magicpiper

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Anyone cut their own hair?

I got a nice wireless clipper with 12 guards and watched a YouTube video. I am very pleased with the results.

Ive been using a mid ‘30’s Schick Injector to shave my neck, so using a hand mirror wasn’t difficult.

Since I wear an early 20th century long on top and short side\back, I’m just doing the back and side.
Love those old razors. I use a 1947 Gillette Superspeed daily. It’s solid brass under the plating and has the weight to remind you it’s a man’s razor. No need to throw money away on plastic razors. The best part is $4 in razor blades will last me at least three years AND give you a superior shave.
 

Sweet Home Alabama

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Love those old razors. I use a 1947 Gillette Superspeed daily. It’s solid brass under the plating and has the weight to remind you it’s a man’s razor. No need to throw money away on plastic razors. The best part is $4 in razor blades will last me at least three years AND give you a superior shave.
Amen, I have a no notch ‘47 myself.
 

Jaylotw

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A friend's dad (the guy who got me into smoking pipes) used to cut his own hair, a little at a time, each morning with scissors. Just a couple of clips here and there, whatever didn't pass muster that morning.

His hair looked awfully good, if you catch my drift.

My girlfriend does mine. #7 guard, shear it all down when it starts to look bad or I have to go to a wedding or some such. I wear a ball cap 100% of the time so it goes unnoticed.
 
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marconi

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My wife cuts mine she is good but quite a bit more expensive than my local Barbers.
Do any of you guys put shaving gel on your face and then shave with an electric razor? it gives a shave as good as a wet razor IMO its quicker and there is less blood.
 
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Sweet Home Alabama

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I'll have to add that getting a professonal haircut can be a crap shoot. I went to this one female barber who put the part where she wanted it rather than where it was when I came in. Cuts here range from $14 to $25 plus a tip.

I have used those places where you get a different cutter each time you visit, no like!! :) Who needs a get acquainted cut at my expense. LOL!!

I figure my skills will evolve just like shaving my neck with the old injector evolved.
 
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