Author Archives: Steve

Skull Shaver Bald Eagle Smart Review

The Skull Shaver is an intriguing model like no other; the unique design is definitely questionable, as its five thin-blade approach is very different than that of the other top hair shavers in the market at the moment. But does the Skull Bald Eagle Shaver live up to the hype?

Skull Shaver Review


Skull Shaver have been around since the end of 2012, capitalising on a pretty big gap in the market. Headblade also arrived on the scene around the same time with their unique design, but for those looking for an electric shaver, there aren’t too many other options on the market.

With its five-blade, flat surface design the Bald Eagle Smart definitely stands out from the other players in the balding market; there really isn’t anything else like it. The Bald Eagle Smart is an adaption from the original Bald Eagle Palm, improving on several areas. Probably most notably the fact that it ran on AA batteries. The Bald Eagle Smart uses a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, which makes things much simpler and more cost effective.

Has the Skull Shaver filled that gap in the market effectively? I think so, carry on reading to find out how.

Please note: This is a completely unbiased review. I have not been sent anything free from Headblade to influence my thoughts. I’ve paid full price for all my products as I am always looking for an optimal shave and, of course, to help you guys get a quality product!


Opening the Skull Shaver

Immediately upon opening the Skull Shaver, you can see it’s pretty high quality, far higher than some of the other products available. The Skull Shaver itself is pretty small and light, and comes with a handy carry pouch as well (not that I can say I’ve ever used it, but hey the idea is nice). If you are in the UK like me, then you might have to get yourself an adaptor for this one. It comes with the EU two prong that fits into those sockets in the bathroom, but you’ll need an adaptor for the standard three pin. Obviously you’re fine if you are in the US, I just guess the creators of the Skull Shaver either;


A) Just couldn’t be bothered to release a UK version.

B) Thought that we’d just all happily use adaptors with ours anyway.

C) Didn’t realise people go bald this side of the water.

or D) Hates everyone from the UK because they’re all bucktoothed, tea-swilling snobs.


I like to think it’s a little of all four. Anyway, aside from us UK residents carting around an adaptor with us everywhere, I have to say that the Skull Shaver is the best I’ve found on the market to date.

Using the Skull Shaver

The Skull Shaver gives you pretty much as close to wet shave as you’re going to get without actually wet shaving. Personally, I’ve tried wet shaving for extended periods but I find it to much of a hassle and often quite irritant around the neck and back of the head. I haven’t had any irritation problems like this with the Skull Shaver.

In comparison, the Headblade obviously gets a closer shave without the irritation problems I’ve got from regular razors. But I just prefer the ease of an electric razor. If I’m wet shaving every single day, I spend anywhere up to ten minutes in the shower doing so. With the Skull Shaver, I’d say I never really spend more than 5 or so minutes using it.

The first few initial days of adapting to the shaver are pretty rough and I found my head feeling quite sore  On one occasion, the skin was flaking from the scalp (this is stated that this may happen in the manual and I found it to be pretty spot on). Though I’m sure if you’re not new to shaving your head, you’ll know how sensitive the scalp can be when using a new razor. The best way to deal with this is to just hop in the shower quickly and apply some water, soap and moisturiser if you have it.

Cleaning your Skull Shaver


It’s pretty damn easy to clean the Skull Shaver.

This is one of the key advantages of the Bald Eagle Pro, which puts it ahead of the competition. As pictured in the image above, to clean the Skull Shaver all you have to do is fill the sink a tiny bit and turn it on. It really is that simple.

In my experience, it cleans the shaver out almost completely. And I’ve been using the Bald Eagle Smart for pretty much a year now. I’ve read in other experiences online of people having to replace their Skull Shaver after six months or so (never sooner). Mine has held out pretty well, even on those lazy occasions where I leave the hair to grow out for a few days longer than anticipated.

Can I use my Skull Shaver elsewhere?

The Skull Shaver, in my opinion, is not ideal to use for a clean shaven face. It doesn’t cut as close as a wet shave. You would probably be better combining this with a regular razor if you sport the completely clean look. If you’re going for the stubble look, it can do a fairly good job. But sometimes I find it doesn’t cut smoothly and pulls hairs out. I still use my regular electric shaver for my facial hair, though. I wouldn’t advise using the Skull Shaver for your face.

You would think that due to its large surface area, the Bald Eagle Smart may be ideal for using on larger areas such as your chest; I haven’t found this to be the case. I definitely prefer to use a regular electric razor for the torso, and I will definitely stick to an electric/wet shave combo for the ‘lower’ regions. The Skull Shaver is ideally suited for the shape of your head, but isn’t as well suited to… well, you know where else.

Negatives of the Skull Shaver

One drawback that I’ve found with the Bald Eagle Smart specifically is that though the battery life is stated as 2 and a half hours, if I use it with less say 50% life, it isn’t as powerful. You could say that this is to be expected from any product like this, or that it really isn’t that much of an issue. Well it isn’t, but I do think that if the advertised battery life is 150 minutes, it should last 150 minutes at full potential.

The only other possible negative for those that sport a full beard is that because of the larger shaving surface area of the Bald Eagle Smart, it’s difficult to define on your sideburns between hair (or ex-hair, as I like to call it) and beard. This isn’t too much of an issue for me and I combine it with my Gillette Styler. But if you’re looking for one product to maintain head and beard, this isn’t it.

In Depth Skull Shaver Review

The Conclusion

If you’re looking for convenience, then the skull shaver is definitely your best bet. It gives a close enough shave that you only really need to use it every few days. I use mine every two days religiously at the moment whilst giving me minimal irritation. There are other head shavers on the market, but none as good as the bald eagle shaver. We hope you found this helpful as one of the most popular and in depth skull shaver reviews on the internet. If you did, please feel free to carry on looking around the website for more helpful information on the skull shaver bald eagle pro!


Continue reading
  • Steve
  • Updated last week

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 3500 Review

The Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 3500 has self-sharpening titanium blades which help make your beard cut swift and effective. We all know Philips have been releasing some of the the best trimmers for years now. But is the Norelco Series 3500 the new trimmer you’ve been looking for? Well… 

Philips Norelco 3500 Review


The Intro

 Philips Norelco is one of the best brand for electric shavers in the USA. In the past few years they were developing technology to make the perfect beard trimmer.  Among all their products, this beard trimmer is one of the best. The users now can easily get the perfect beard without a lot of fuss. It has one single comb with 20 built in length settings.

Product Details


  • Strong lithium-ion battery
  • Length settings which goes from 1/32 inch to 13/32 inch
  • Beard comb
  • Self-sharpening titanium blades
  • 45 day risk free trial
  • Full 2-year warranty

Features of the Product

Self-sharpening titanium blades

These kinds of blades are stainless and are always the best choice for these kinds of products. They are designed in order to cut each hair effectively. In that way you won’t have problems with skin irritation anymore.

20 precision length settings

The length settings goes from 1/32 inch to 13/32 inch (0.5 to 20 millimeter). Without using any separate attachment, the adaptive wheel keeps your chosen length setting.

Lithium-ion battery

 This beard trimmer has to be charged for an hour in order to get 2 hours of cordless use. This kind of battery is very effective and delivers the maximum power for the trimmer.


1) Easy to clean

Take the head of the trimmer, put it under the water in the faucet.  Cleaning is very easy. Dry it well before putting back to the trimmer to ensure your trimmer will have a long life.

2) Easy to hold and use

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer fits into your hand easily and without a struggle. You can cut areas which are usually hard to reach for cutting. The trim is effective and sharp; the majority of users are very pleased with it. It is a very light product, so you don’t need to worry about carting it around with you.

3) The package also includes;

Together with the trimmer, you will get a power cord, beard comb and a cleaning brush.

4) The price

For this kind of products, the price is low. You can usually find them on sales too, which will save you some extra cash. The reviews say it offers a good value for that amount of money.


1) Hair gets everywhere

One of the biggest cons that we’ve found this trimmer is that shavings fly all over the place while you are using it. It just causes quite a bit of cleaning up when you are finally done with your shaving, which might not bother you, but isn’t ideal.

2) Not top quality

If you have a bit of an extra budget, then you might want to look at a more expensive trimmer. But for the basics, this one will do perfectly.

The Conclusion

It is very hard to find a low priced yet solid trimmer nowadays. Bu, with choosing Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer series 3500, you will be more than satisfied. It has great basic functions. The battery is good and is long lasting. Titanium blades are sharp and the head of the trimmer is very easy for taking out and cleaning. The trimmer itself is very easy to use. The warranty for this product is 2 years, so if you are just not pleased with it, you can always take it back. Overall, it’s a great option for a cheap, easy to use trimmer.



Continue reading
  • Steve
  • Updated a couple of weeks ago

Best Mustache Wax | Buyer’s Guide 2017

Whilst it might not be at the very top of your list, getting the best mustache wax for you is important. They vary greatly in thickness and longevity, so it’s important you know what the top brands are available right now. That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled a short list of our 3 favorite mustache waxes on the market, so you don’t have to waste time looking.


Behind every great man is a great woman. And in front of every mans face, is a great mustache.

I think that’s how the phrase goes, anyway. Whilst it isn’t a custom to have a mustache to make you a man, it can certainly add a masculine quality to your appearance. If bold and strong is the look that you are going for, then a good mustache might be worth considering.

Our Favorite- Wild Willie’s Organic Wax


Wild Willie’s is definitely our favoured mustache wax to use. Whilst the other recommendations in our list will work perfectly fine, we like Wild Willie’s that little bit more for a few reasons.

Firstly, the ingredients. It’s a great blend of various organic ingredients. You can tell that there is a good amount of Shea butter in the blend, as this wax is slightly softer than what you might expect if you have used other waxes in the past. This doesn’t affect its strength once applied though; in fact, we found Wild Willie’s to hold our mustache in place better than any other.

The great organic ingredients like shea butter, pine resin and various different oils give this mustache wax a great smell (slightly pine-y, due to the resin). It isn’t overwhelming like some other waxes and oils that we have used, though. The main thing that we prefer about this mustache wax over others (we used Firehouse for a long time) is that it is ridiculously smooth. It doesn’t clump up at all, which is often the case with other waxes. This wax is easy to apply and does the job well, which is why we’ve named it our favorite mustache wax.

Fisticuffs Mustache Wax


If even the Wild Willie’s organic wax is too firm for you, then this Fisticuffs wax would be a good option. It’s perhaps the softest wax on the market right now, which would be a good choice for anyone who can’t stand the thick nature that is associated with regular mustache wax.

Fisticuffs are one of the original brands that started making mustache wax, and their products have stood the test of time pretty well. Whilst this is their most popular product, they also have various other waxes and oils that you might want to check out, too. Not just for your mustache, but they make them for your beard, too. Have a look at more tips and beard trimmers here.

Firehouse Wacky Tacky Wax


One of the more popular mustache wax’s on the market right now, Wacky Tacky is especially targeted at men with finer facial hair. This means that if you aren’t yet sporting a full, thick mustache, this would be a good option as it binds the hair together and creates a fuller appearance.

Upon applicaton, Wacky Tacky will appear to be a little bit darker than some of it competitors. This isn’t an issue though, as after it’s applied, the darkness of the wax disappears and this isn’t an issue. If you are looking for a good, thorough wax that won’t let you down, Firehouse could be a great option for you.

How to apply mustache wax properly

Whilst getting a good quality mustache wax is the most important thing, it’s all for nothing if you don;t apply it properly. Don’t worry; it isn’t rocket science. But, there are a few steps you need to follow.

Step 1

Scoop a small, pea-sized portion of wax onto your fingers. Don’t worry if you think the wax is too hard; this is normal. If needs to, you can rest it on the radiator or hair dry the wax for a few seconds to warm it up.

Step 2

Massage the wax into your fingers slightly to help warm the wax up and enable a good spreadability. This is essential to help avoid clumps of wax getting stuck in your mustache.

Step 3

Apply the wax, ideally from the center outwards towards the tips of the mustache. This way, you can keep with the natural growth and direction of the mustache, which is important.

Step 4

That’s it! Your mustache should be okay, as long as you’ve massaged the wax in properly. If necessary, you can use a comb to help straighten the mustache, though this is only necessary for longer styles.

If you need a more visual guide, check out this super handy video;

Thanks for checking out this post! For more information on mustaches, mustache styles and nose hair trimmers to rid yourself of any unwanted nasal nasties!

Continue reading
  • Steve
  • Updated a couple of weeks ago

What are the best trimmers for lineups?

If you’re asking yourself the question; what are the best trimmers for lineups, we can help. We’ve spent hours looking to find the best trimmers for lineups and we’re here to impart that wisdom onto you, so you’re in the right place.

Whilst in our opinion there aren’t a great deal of line up trimmers on the market, there are a few. We’ve compared three of the best line up trimmers to help you make sure you get the best trimmer for you.

Wahl Lithium Ion Stainless Steel Groomer



In an ideal world, you want a line up trimmer that can be used for multiple different purposes. Possibly the last thing anyone wants in 5 or 6 different trimmers for different trims. The Wahl Lithium is a good option if you are looking for a multi use trimmer that won’t limit your use. If you are not a professional, then this trimmer would be a fantastic choice as they aren’t as heavy duty as some other trimmers. Though if you’re  pro, you might want to look at something a bit more heavy duty like the Andis.

Andis Professional


How to line your hair up

In barbering, line-ups, give characterized borders to edges of a style. Since some hair is generally coarse and thick, new hair growth can jumble the meaning of a line up in just a week’s time. If you would prefer not to invest energy at the barbershop consistently, or might want to freshen up a companion’s hairline, set aside some opportunity to discover how you can line up your hair at home.

The Steps

1. Expel any guards from your hair trimmers, and after that brush away any hair that might be developed between the blades.

2. Begin at either side of the front of your subject’s hairline, with the blades of the trimmer orientated horizontally to the hairline.

3. Start trimming about a centimeter over the subject’s hairline, and afterward cut to the opposite side of his brow. Utilize a few full trims to move from one side of the hairline to the next.

4. Cut the hair beside one the temples so it intersects with the top edge of hair at a 75 to 85-degree angle. This cut should just take maybe a couple passes. Repeat for the other temple.

You need the two sides of temple hair to be an even separation from the middle of your clients head. 


5. Shape out the bottom of the temple hair, on the two sides of your subject’s head, into the forward ranges of the sideburns. Utilize the outside edge of your scissors’ sharp edge to make elliptical cuts, from the base of every template into the forward territory of the sideburns. Reference the central oval cut while you cut the opposite side.

6. Edge up the back side of your clients head and neck. Cut from the sides first. Begin at one side of the base of your subject’s head, at that point make a vertical, and somewhat internal, cut down his or her neck. Make flat and tight elliptical cuts around the sides of your subject’s ear. Utilize the outside edge of your trimmer’s side to make the cuts. Take away a minimal measure of hair.

7. Trim the nape of your subject’s neck. Make a horizontal trim over the bottom of your subject’s hairline, approximately 1/2 inches over the extremely top of your subject’s neck.

8. Pour a few drops of aftershave or rubbing alcohol on your fingers, and afterward applaud the arrangement along the whole trimmed hairline. If you utilize rubbing alcohol to sanitize the line-up, add a touch of child powder to neutralize the harshness of the alcohol and to make it scarce too.

If you’re still stuck, check out this super handy video;


If you cut or shape your hair, or you can’t go to the barber frequently, then a line up trimmer is an absolute necessity to have for your grooming needs. Accomplish an immaculate beard, mustache, neckline, sideburns, hairlines, or swimsuit lines. A good trimmer will also enable you to spare money within your journeys to the barber or salonist.

Continue reading
  • Steve
  • Updated a few months ago

Wahl Balding Clippers Review

The Wahl Balding Clippers are probably the most popular model on the market right now, mainly due to Wahl’s reputation as a solid choice for barbers across the USA and globally. One of their most famous products is the Super Taper, which is a great clipper; but is Wahl’s reputation justified? And more importantly for us baldies, are the Wahl Balding Clippers any good? Well..

Please note: This is a completely unbiased review. I have not been sent anything free from Wahl to influence my thoughts. I’ve paid full price for all my products as I am always looking for an optimal shave and, of course, to help you guys get a quality product!

Wahl Balding Clippers Review


Wahl have been a premium brand in the razor market for a while now. Originating in Illinois in 1919, they’ve got branches in pet grooming and pain relief, though they are most famous for their hair clippers.

First of all, it has to be said that the Wahl Balding Clippers were originally advertised (and still is advertised) as a clipper for commercial use for barbers and hairdressers. It is also advertised for home use and it has become pretty popular amongst baldies, due to its close cut and quality production. It comes with several different grades, which is an advantage for baldies that still have a bit on top and want to style it (I can’t review anything like that as I’m full baldy!). For the purposes of this review, I used it myself as a personal grooming appliance.

Opening the Wahl Balding Clippers

After I took the Wahl Balding Clippers out of the box, the first thing I noticed was how heavy these things was. Like, really heavy. Whilst Wahl claim that this clipper is only half a pound in weight, I’m 99% sure it weighs more than that. I would compare its weight to a regular, heavy duty hair trimmer that you’d find in your barbers. This wasn’t a great start.

Looking around the clipper, you can tell it’s made well, as any Wahl clipper usually is. It has a very solid feel to it. The longer I held the clipper, the more I got used to its weight. Maybe I was over-exaggerating a bit.

Using the Wahl Balding Clippers

I used the Wahl balding Clippers for several months before I invested in a few other hair shavers and head shaving equipment. That means I do have a pretty good idea as to how well the Wahl balding clippers works, especially in comparison to others.

For shaving the front and the sides of your head, it works a dream. Really. It’s definitely the closest hair clipper that I’ve tried. Though of course, the closest hair clipper is extremely sharp. It’s not something that you want to rush over your skull, otherwise you’re almost guaranteed to end up with cuts and rashes.

So, the Wahl balding clipper works great over the top of your head and generally around the sides. It’s also better than many over shavers for trimmer around the ears, due to its close cut edges. Though to be honest, I will always use a beard trimmer around the edges of my ears anyway, just to be on the safe side. I find that a beard trimmer will cut with more accuracy, and due to their size they are easier to use.

The only sticky bit about the Wahl balding clippers is the back of your head. If you don’t have anyone that’s will to shave your dome for you, then this bit could be a bit tricky. Because it’s corded and heavy, it isn’t ideal for shaving the back of your neck and getting to the bits you can’t see. You do get used to using it, but there are other shavers available that are a bit easier to use.

Cleaning the Wahl Balding Clippers

This is one of the most positive areas for this clipper. It’s super easy to clean, and they include several brushes that come with it.

In fact, I would probably go so far as to say it’s one of the easiest clippers I’ve used in terms of maintenance. Wahl include some oil that will help to lubricate the blades. You should apply this every so often, some people are avid that you should apply the oil in a set pattern. For me, I think you can tell when the blades need lubrication, as you’ll start to feel your hair being pulled out instead of clipped.

If you’re unsure how often to clean your Wahl balding clippers, start with once a month. Honestly, you won’t need to do it more than that if you’re not using it everyday.

Can I use my Wahl Balding clippers elsewhere?

Yes and no is the answer to this question. I found the Wahl balding clipper amazing for shaving large surface areas like your chest. It moved swiftly over the skin, and shaved it to an optimum length that wasn’t quite skin close, but almost.

If you’re wondering whether you can use this clipper for your nether regions, the answer is an astounding NO. PLEASE, NO! I advise anyone with any sense to keep this clipper at least a few inches away from your tackle at all times. There are little things more painful in a mans life than getting his tackle caught on his hair clipper – I’d probably put the pain on a similar level to childbirth. Unless you’re some sort of masochist, just don’t.


What the Wahl balding clipper looks like. Not all countries receive the same attachments.

Negatives of the Wahl Balding Clippers

Well I think we’ve covered the negatives pretty well in the above section, but I’ll clarify. It’s much heavier than any other head shaver that we’ve featured on the site (to date). This makes it kinda awkward and clumsy, and doesn’t make it easy for an optimal shave.

It’s also pretty noisy actually, come to think of it. In comparison with other shavers, it’s actually quite a bit noisier than they are. This might not be a problem for a lot of people, but if you need a quite head shaver, this ain’t it.

In all honesty, I wouldn’t advise using this clipper as your primary head shaving method. If you want to shave your head once a week, then this would be a good option. But, if you like to keep it short daily or every two days, there are more convenient balding clippers around.


Whilst this is a very solid set of balding clipper, it isn’t ideal for solo use. If you’re looking for something more convenient, then the skull shaver may be a better shout. If you’re a professional and you’re considering this shaver, then you’re probably better off having a look at this video for a more detailed description;

In Depth Wahl Balding Clippers Review

But, as I am just a regular joe, I can’t comment too much on the more professional aspect of this balding clipper. I do know that I personally used it for a few months, and it done the job. Since then, I have upgraded to something that was more convenient, though I wouldn’t be adverse to using this again. I still keep it around the house just incase!


Thanks for checking out this post! Feel free to check out some of our other posts about hair clippers. We appreciate your visit.

Continue reading
  • Steve
  • Updated a couple of weeks ago

Affiliate Disclosure

“ is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are registered trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.”

Copyright text 2018 by Balding Life.