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Headblade ATX Review: The ‘All Terrain’ Head Razor

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..

Headblade ATX Review

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The Intro

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!

 

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This is what the Headblade ATX looks like underneath.

 

Opening the Headblade ATX

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.

 

Using the Headblade ATX

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.

 

Can I use my Headblade elsewhere?

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).

 

Negatives of the Headblade ATX

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.

 

The Conclusion

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.

 

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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

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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

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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!

 

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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

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

 

 

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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

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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.

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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.

Conclusion

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!

 

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Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer Review

Is your dream to hit literally any angle with your trimmer? Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer can provide you that! It is considered as a budget model. But, can this trimmer get the job done? Let’s take a look on all pros and cons about the product…

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The Intro

 Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer is one of the most budget friendly trimmer on the market. It has great features in order to help you get well-groomed beard and moustache. With a minimum of effort you will get look that you desire; whether it be short a neat, or long like a lumberjack.

 

Product details

 

  • 3 years of warranty
  • Rechargeable cord
  • Long charge life
  • 6-possition beard length
  • 3 individual combs

 

Features of the product

 

High-carbon steel blades

 Those blades are self-sharpening and can stay sharp for many years. They are also very precision and makes grooming very easy.

 

Corded/cordless use

The trimmer can be used when it is charged, or when it is plugged in, while charging. Both activities gives maximum of performance. So, even if you run out of charge, you can continue with your trimming when you plug in to charge.

 

Easy fits in every hand

Contoured handle with soft grip base makes the trimmer comfortable and it can fit in both hands.

 

6 position adjustment guide

In order to get desired length, you can easily adjust position which you want. There are six of them.

 

 

Pros

 

Lasts for years

Most of the people who uses this trimmer are satisfied with it, because it can last for many years. It makes the trimmer a good value.

 

Size

The trimmer is quite small. It gives a big advantage for you as it is very easy to handle with. Also, it is much easier to reach those difficult areas which can be a problem when you have a bigger trimmer.

 

Price

As a budget friendly option, the Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer provides excellent quality of trimming. Most of the users are happy with the product, so if you consider buying something for not a great amount of money, this trimmer can be the one you are looking for.

 

 

Cons

 

Quality of the combs

The most negative reviews, users have about the quality of the guide combs. They say that it breaks easily. Also users have an issue with putting on the comb and taking it off.

 

The package

 

Wahl Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer will surprise you when you open the package. Inside together with your desired trimmer you will also get:

  • 6 position adjustable guide comb
  • 3 individual guide comb
  • Beard comb
  • Charger
  • Travel bag
  • Cleaning brush
  • Storage stand
  • Oil
  • English and Spanish guide

 

 

The conclusion

 Inexpensive trimmer which comes with 6 position adjustable guide comb and 3 individual guide comb has mixed reviews. As most of the users are satisfied with it, there are those who are not that happy about it. The main complaint is about quality of the comb, which can break easily. But, this trimmer gives a warranty of 3 years and you can’t make a big fault with buying it. Features of the product are good and the fact it can be used both while charging and cordless, makes this product even more interesting.

 

Thanks for checking out this post! If you’re experiencing some of the signs of balding, check out this post.

 

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