What’s the best way to shave your head without a razor?

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Shaving your head with a razor can be a bit of a nightmare with a razor. For some people, it’s almost impossible to do so without dealing with the dreaded razor burn. And let’s face it – no one wants to deal with an itchy scalp all the time.

With razors, you also run the risk of cutting yourself. Although you do get used to shaving over time, some of us just don’t enjoy using a razor. Along with the added expense of razor blades, shaving cream and aftershave care and you can understand why people want to avoid shaving with a razor. Fortunately, there are other ways to shave your head without having to use a razor.

The Main Way to Shave your head without a Razor

In reality, the easiest ways that you can shave your head without a razor are with electric shavers. The type of trimmer that you use will really depend on what you prefer. The main two types of shavers are generally clippers and foil shavers – they both work well for keeping your hair short. Though remember – you’re never going to get your hair as your as you would with a razor.

Foil Shaver

A foil shaver is the more popular method for keeping your hair trim. The most popular foil shaver that you might have heard of is the Skull Shaver. It’s a pretty good way to to keep your hair short and trim.

Skull Shaver Pitbull Silver Electric Razor -for a Perfect Bald Look Wet/Dry 5 Head 4d Cordless USB Rechargeable Rotary Shaver
  • PIVOTING BLADES: Ultra flexible Pivoting blades for extra reach and multi-directional shaving.
  • DESIGN: Signature patented innovative design with Pitbull Forte blades built in a strong casing for durable use and protection.
  • WET & DRY SAVING: Shave in the shower with IPX5 Water resistance technology, Wet or dry, with shaving foam or without.

There are a few benefits of using foil shavers as opposed to razors and other methods. They are;

  • Use in the shower – You can easily use foil shavers in the shower (not all of them, but the better ones). In fact, it can be easier to use them in the shower because they’re easy to clean afterwards.
  • Cordless – The only issue with clippers is that the majority of them are corded. This can be awkward for shaving your scalp. This isn’t an issue with a foil shaver.
  • Easy to clean – You can easily clean a foil shaver by running it under the tap in the skin. Most foil shavers also come with a brush to clear out any hair.
  • Cheap – Unlike with razor blades, you don’t need to constantly keep purchasing things that are reusable. If you take care of the foil shaver, it should be good for between 6-12 months.

Overall, foil shavers are the best choice for people that want to keep a shaved head but don’t want to use a razor. They generally keep the hair pretty short, and you don’t need to worry about razor burn.

Hair Clippers

Hair clippers are another way to shave your head without having to use a razor. The most popular hair clippers for shaving your head are undoubtedly the Wahl Balding Clippers.

Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper with V5000+ Electromagnetic Motor and 2105 Balding Blade for Ultra Close Trimming, Outlining, and for Full Head Balding for Professional Barbers and Stylists - Model 8110
  • Wahl Professional's 5-Star Balding Clipper is designed for ultra-close, full-size trimming, outlining, full head balding, and all-over even cuts
  • It features a powerful electromagnetic motor that cuts at twice the speed of pivot motors. It offers barbers and stylists a surgically-close cut that makes it perfect for quick, precise, effortless...
  • The American-made Balding Clipper comes with 2 attachment comb cutting guides (1/16" and 3/16"), styling comb, barber comb, cleaning brush, pre-shave brush, clipper blade oil, red blade guard and...

As with most Wahl products, you’re getting something of high quality. These are the benefits of using a set of hair clippers to shave your head as opposed to other methods.

  • Don’t need to worry about batteries – As most clippers are corded, you don’t need to be concerned about keeping your clippers charged up or replacing the batteries.
  • Easy to maintain – All you need to do with a set of clippers is apply some oil to them once a month or so. This is relatively easy, and you don’t need to worry about taking them apart to maintain them.
  • Good if you want to avoid razor rash – If you want to avoid razor rash, then clippers are a great way to go.


Overall, getting yourself a good set of clippers or a foil shaver is an awesome investment. I’ve used electric shavers for years, and I can say that the only negative thing about using them is that they don’t cut quite as close as a razor. If this isn’t a problem for you, then an electric shaver is the way forward.

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