The Headblade ATX was introduced back in 2012, and has now become an extremely popular alternative to the Mach 3 and other regular razors. But is this validated? Is it worth the extra money for a razor that just, well, looks kinda like a kids toy with blades on the back? Well..
First things first, let me just get the obvious out the way. As with the old Headblade products, this isn’t anything majorly groundbreaking in the world of head shaving. Essentially, it’s just a regular razor blade attached to a funky looking contraption that makes shaving slightly easier. Harsh? Yes, probably.
Why is it harsh? Well, in fairness, the Headblade ATX does make it a million times easier to shave than using a razor. It’s basically a little finger attachment that you slip your middle finger into, rest your ring finger next to it and roll it along your head. I’m really not oversimplifying this, but I do have to say it is pretty ingenious to think of something so simple, that makes shaving your head that much easier.
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!
I bought mine online, and I was pretty surprised when it came to see how small it actually was. The small tyres on the ATX were the first thing that I really noticed; these seemed like a massive improvement on the old Headblade, on which the tyres were plastic and felt very cheap. This felt like more effort had gone into the production of the model and the quality of the ATX is definitely better than the previous model.
The ATX still uses the same Headblade black and yellow colors of its predecessors. I can’t say I’m a massive fan of the design, but then there are far more important aspects to be considered.
The main aspect where I find a real difference with the Headblade ATX is the back on the head and the neck; I just can’t get to the places comfortably with a regular razor, and it often end up having to go over the same spot several times to make sure. As you can see in the video below with MMA fighter Pete Spratt, you can slide down the back of your head easily and swiftly.
Another real positive for me personally would be that whilst I’m travelling a lot, this thing takes up next to no room in my suitcase. When I’m using my electric shaver, I do sometimes find that it can be an inconvenience when travelling light, especially when I used to use the Wahl Balding Clippers; they were a complete nightmare to travel with.
Perhaps the biggest plus of using the Headblade is the cheap price; you can purchase it at as low at $15.00 on its own. It’s is advised to pay slightly more, though and get yourself the full kit, as it’s cheaper than buying the cartridges and ‘HeadSlick’ separately.
Initially, I used the Headblade on my head only, keeping a neat short beard with my Gillette Styler. I did, however, use it on my face the one time, as I like to go completely clean shaven now and then (but not often!). I felt that the Headblade was really as smooth on the face as it was on my head. Sometimes I get razor burn, especially around the neck area, when I’m using cheaper razors or if I don’t take enough care; this was not an issue at all with the Headblade (I did make sure to use lots of cream and aftershave balm, though).
Can you use the ATX on other areas of your body? Well, I used it pretty comfortably on my chest without any irritation. I generally avoid wet shaving around the nether regions, but for the purposes of this review, I did try using the Headblade around THAT area; it was fine, with some slight irritation later that day (I still don’t think I’ve found a razor to completely avoid irritation around the pubic region).
The only real negative I can think of with the Headblade ATX is that it doesn’t shave as close as some of the older Headblade models. Or even a regular razor, for that matter. I think that this is a sacrifice that Headblade have made deliberately, though, in exchange for a smoother and less irritative shave. It still shaves pretty damn close. But I know there are plenty of people out there who have stuck with their Mach for the past thirty years because they want that completely ‘clean’ look. It’s unlikely for this to be an issue with the Headblade, but just bear that in mind.
Another possible negative is that without an adaptor, you can only use the razors that Headblade sell. They are obviously slightly more expensive than your average razor blade. This isn’t the end of the world, and you can purchase an adapter to use Gillette blades if necessary. You will have to buy an adaptor for the Headblade Sport, as they haven’t provided one for the Headblade ATX; it will fit onto your ATX fine, though.
Considering the cheap price of the Headblade, you can’t really go wrong with purchasing one of these and seeing if it’s right for you. It’s a pretty smart contraption without too many other competitors in the wet shave market. So if you like your wet shaving (I personally switch between wet shaving and electric shavers every year or so) it’s a really competent option to get the job done.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit is the easiest way for a man, or woman, to create a haircut he desires.
This product has everything you need and hair cut clippers are so small that they can fit in the palm of your hand. Are there any cons about this Self-Haircut Kit?! Well, we’ll be sure to figure it out…
Remington is a well-known firm around the world. Its products are always some the top selling and you can never regret if you give a chance and buy some of its hair straighteners, hair dryer or other products. During the last decade they are improving their products and one of the results of it is this incredible Remington HC4250.
It is the Remington’s quickest self-cut ever. You can make your haircut so easily and fast each time, that you never think of buying another cutter again. The blade is made to be accessible also for fast haircuts and is curved to make the job much easier, as it fits the shape of your head with its curved blade.
13 piece kit
Remington HC4250 goes together with the storage case, 9 length combs, oil, cleaning brush and charging adapter. It is an ideal thing for travel, as it makes you so easy to keep your haircut perfect while you are on the road.
Lithium Power battery
Strong battery which provides up to 40 minutes of runtime. Optimum charging time is around 4 hours. One of the benefits is a function which gives you a 5-minute quick charging, in order for you to finish your haircut.
Stainless Steel Blades
These kinds of blades are perfect for all kinds of hair, even the thickest one. Its precision ground blades are made to have no problems and makes your cut comfortable.
The Remington HC4250 is very reliable and flexible, and it fits easily in your hand. Its clipper is palm sized and has a rubber grip. It is very easy to use and one of the best products on the market. You can choose between 9 length combs, from 1/16’’ to 5/8’’, in order to choose the perfect length for you. Clippers can be also used corded, so you would be able to get maximum versatility.
Easy self hair cut
As the blades are curved, everyone can easily make the desired hair cut without a problem. It makes everything much easier and hair gets cut more uniformly. Most of the reviews says that it is the easiest head shaver that they ever had.
Another pro about this product is that it can be so easily washed. You just need to put it under the faucet and wash it will water only.
The only negative reviews that this product has, are only referring to the battery life. Even though, most of the users are very satisfied with it, some of them finds that their batteries are not fully charging.
The price of this product is a bit high, but it is definitely worth the money. Once when you buy it and be more than satisfied with it, you won’t regret about paying the price. You will use perfect Remington HC4250 for many years without problems.
This self haircutter is one of the best products available on the head shaving market. In the package you will get a lot of attachments and the storage case which also goes with it, makes it perfect for traveling and businessmen. Blades are strong and stainless. Battery is long lasting and easy charged. In the end, we can only have a conclusion that The Remington HC4250 has much more pros than cons, so if you are considering buying it, you don’t have to have any doubts about it. Go and grab it!
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