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So, I've got this hair-trimmer thing, and I remembered to take the charger with me this time onto the Hull-Zeebrugge boat last night.
It's got this neat curved cutting edge and an adjustable combe-depth regulator thing that you can set from 5 to 1 (mm, presumably) and is also removable for cleaning or for that #0 cut.
Starting at #5 off I went, zoom-zoom, buzz-buzz, but it kept getting blocked and wasn't really doing much so I dialed in #4 and went at it again.
A little more success this time but altogether too slow so I set it to #3 which went great!
I like the sides to be a little shorter than the top so I set the thing to #2 and went over the back & sides again. Fine, but it's quite hard to get the transition between 3-top & 2-back/sides right so I ended up setting it to #1 and going over the whole lot with that setting.
Fair enough, very short but at least it's even, except that bit above the ears that you can't quite get to, really close in there, looks silly, so off with the combe/spacer gadget and carefully trim close in around the ears.
Not carefully enough. Little bald postage-stamps cut into the side of my head.
Right, over the lot again then with #0 and be done with it!
Very shortly after, under the shower, with a razor too close at hand for safety, I come up with a brilliant idea, let's shave the head completely!
What a strange experience, and quite hard to get every last inch covered.
People were looking at me over breakfast, I could see their eyes shifting upwards.
Bet I get sun-burned now.
21st Apr 2009, 10:48