Best Bald Head Razor for Shaving
You’ve taken the decision to take it all off. Shaving your head for the first time can be a liberating experience.
It’s a tough choice between using a head shaver to keep it short, or just taking a razor to your scalp and being done with it. I still flip between the two myself – at the time of writing, I use a combination of both! I’ll use my head shaver for most of my head, but I still like to use a razor for the back of my neck and to define a line between beard and head.
Often when I’m travelling or on holiday, I’ll just take a razor with me. It’s far easier to travel with, and I like my head to look fresh for the holiday pics haha! Anyway, enough of me waffling on, here’s some of the best bald head razors you can use for shaving your bald head.
I’ve used the Headblade for many years – it’s actually over 20 years old, though it’s only been gaining major popularity within the last 4 or 5. The ATX specifically came out in 2012 and I’ve been using it on and off ever since. This is probably because it’s a tide piece of kit that genuinely does make it a little easier to shave your head.
It’s not groundbreaking technology, no – but it does make it easier to use a razor, specifically around the back of the neck, which is an annoying area to get to for many of us. You just slip your index finger through the middle of the ATX and literally run it over your head with ease.
I’ve used many different razors over the years, but I have to say that this one is my favorite. I don’t bother with all of the extras like the foam anymore, I just purchase the razor and the refills for the shaver head. Anyway, this is a great option for someone looking for a razor close shave. If you want a more in depth review, then click here.
I’m always on the lookout for high quality razors, and you won’t get many better than the Chieftain from Vikings Blade. It’s undoubtedly the best razor for sensitive skin, so if that’s an issue for you, then you might want to have a look at the Chieftain as a possibility.
The reason I suggest the Chieftain as a great option for shaving your head is that it’s designed as a safety razor. This means that the mechanism the Chieftain uses makes it near impossible to leave cuts on your scalp. If you’ve tried shaving with a regular razor already, then you’ll know that this is one of the more annoying areas of shaving. A good safety razor can help reduce the likely of cuts and nicks dramatically.
The Chieftain is made to be a lot heavier than your standard razor. Although you might think that it makes it harder to shave, it’s actually the opposite. The weighting of the Chieftain is designed to utilize it’s weight to make your shave quicker. As an option for shaving your head, it’s a really good choice.
If you’re trying to save some money and are looking for a more budget friendly razor, another chrome option you could go for is the Perfecto.
The Perfecto has an extra long handle, which is designed specifically to help your grip when you’re shaving. With the extra weighted handle, it allows you to put enough pressure on your face that you’ll really be getting a razor close shave. It also has a doubled edged razor as opposed to the regular butterfly opening that you’d find with your every day razor. This makes it much harder to cut yourself when using the Perfecto.
At it’s price, it’s a really good option if you’re looking for the best bald head razor.
If avoiding cuts and nicks is a concern for you, then it makes sense to opt for a safety razor. The Perfecto and the Chieftain are great options, but there are also other options, like the Weishi.
Similar to other safety razors, it’s a little bit more expensive than your standard disposable razor, but it’s worth that little bit extra. This is because the Weishi is weighted to help you get an optimal shave. If you’re used to using regular razors, then it might take you a little while to get used to using a safety razor as it’s kinda different. Because the cartridge is slightly different in the way that it’s made, a safety razor may irritate your skin for the first few attempts, though you’ll get soon get used to it (and probably prefer it)
One thing that I prefer about the Weishi is that although it uses the butterfly shaving mechanism, it stays closed the whole time which makes it easier for you to shave quickly. Overall, it’s another good option if you’re looking for a quality razor.
Ah, the old faithful. Many guys still swear by the Gillette Fusion 5 as their favorite ways to shave their head and get it looking razor sharp.
If I forget my head shaver or my Headblade at home whilst I’m travelling, I’ll look to find the Gilette fusion if I can. It’s a solid option for anyone new to shaving their head, or someone who doesn’t like safety razors.
The main thing that I like about these kinda of razors is that you can pick up a new one every few months because of their low cost. I don’t know about where you are, but you can often pick up a brand new one at a similar price as getting refills! In terms of getting a quality shave, I’d probably recommend you opt for the Headblade or one of the safety razors I mentioned. But for short term use, the Gillette works just fine.
How to wet shave your head.. Properly!
One of the most liberating experiences for a severely balding man is wet shaving your head. Letting go of your old receding, thinning look and then rebirthing as a powerful bald man is invigorating (okay, rebirth may be a bit intense but you get my point).
But, wet shaving your head for the first time is undoubtedly going to leave you with either a cut, a red rash or a mixture of the two. Here, I’ll let you know how to avoid this.
Make it short enough first
One common mistake that people make when wet shaving their head for the first time is not making it short enough first. If you have more than a weeks growth of hair still on your head, then it’s a good idea to use a set of hair clippers to make your hair shorter before that initial shave.
Wet shave it regularly
After you wet shave your head for the first time, it’s pretty important to keep shaving it on a regular basis. This will help your head get used to the intensity of wet shaving. It’s also a lot easier for a razor to be effective on shorter hairs as opposed to longer hairs. Your hair should ideally be at stubble length before you go ahead and wet shave it.
Moisturize your scalp beforehand
If you have a sensitive scalp, it can be a good to moisturize your head thoroughly beforehand to help prepare your head for shaving. You can actually get specific oils for this, though I’ve personally found them a waste of time because most shaving creams will have moisturizing ingredients in them anyway.
Take it slow
Don’t rush wet shaving your head, especially the first time. Take your time, starting on the top of your scalp and working your way around the sides. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to 20 minutes, though this time will get shorter the more that you get used to shaving.
Use a good aftercare balm
For me, this is a necessity when shaving (even after wet shaving for many years). The back of my neck still gets red after almost every shave; and trust me, I’ve tried shaving in every which way possible! The best thing for me to avoid having neck rash post shave is by using a good aftercare balm. I usually use the usually Nivea aftercare balm because I don’t see the necessity to spend out silly money on something expensive.
Finding the best head razor for you isn’t easy, and the likelihood is that you will end up trying a few different ones before you find the perfect head razor for you. Whether you’re looking for a safety razor or a more normal choice, it’s important to try a few different options out.
You might decide that you prefer a head shaver instead – I’d say it’s about 50/50 between the guys I know whether they use a razor or a shaver. Some guys prefer to take a razor to their head every day to keep it looking clean, whilst others only want to use a head shaver maybe once or twice a week.
Either way, you should try both and see which way works best for you. Whether it’s a razor or a shaver, you will be able to find something to suit your needs.