I used Head Slick and a HeadBlade the first couple of times I shaved my head. It was something I just started doing in July. The Head Slick product is easy to find (Walgreens or Rite Aid) and it was good stuff for shaving in the shower and lathering without a brush. However, once I discovered safety razors, I started using the same cream or soap that I use for my face. Granted, I only shave a small part of my face (cheeks and neck line) so I'm rocking the bald + beard look. I always use a brush. I find it exfoliates and softens the skin, and I notice that now that I shave my head, I get fewer blemishes. Unless you count when I get careless and nick myself. Right now, my favorite soaps and creams for head shaving are: - Haslinger Honig Rasierseife - Omega Crema da Barba (I just ran out, unfortunately) - Maggard Limes and Bergamot - Wilkinson Sword shave stick And of course Arko and MWF.