Now, before we start – I’m sorry I called you ‘baldies.’ Lots of awesome dudes are bald: Andrew Zimmern’s bald, and he eats more crazy stuff than you or I could ever dream of. Patrick Stewart’s bald, and not only is he the captain of the Enterprise, he also leads the X-Men. See? You’re in good company. Still, when you make the decision to just own it and go full bald, you still need a good head shaver to keep that sleek dome; with that in mind, you’ll want to have the best electric shaver for your head so you can maintain your noble, Zimmern-ian profile.
Tips for Shaved Heads
We will get to our choices for the best electric shavers in just a bit, but first we are going to give you some handy tips to keep your newly shorn dome in good shape. We want to make sure that your noggin is well taken care of, so keep these tips and tricks in mind when you shave your head from here on out.
Here Comes the Sun
The sun shining down upon your head is likely something that you haven’t give much thought to, if any at all. Your hair has always done a pretty good job of acting as a barrier between you and the sun, but those days will soon be behind you and you’re going to need to protect yourself. Keep that beautiful bald head of yours safe from being over exposed to the sun by lathering up with sunscreen or wearing a hat. This is especially important because your scalp isn’t used to the sun and it will burn easily and quickly.
We’d also like to remind you that your head is going to shine like a bright white beacon after you shave it for the first several times. It’s basically like a giant sign that says “Hey! Check out my dome!” You’ll experience this less if you shave your head on a consistent basis. You’ll gradually get a bit of color and look less like a descendant of a cotton ball. This is really just a point for vanities sake, but we know you guys like to look your best and will dig the advice.
Use the Right Tools
In order to shave your head properly and have it look good, you need to have the right tools to do so. You’ll also want to be pretty good at using them to avoid looking like your electric razor attacked you or hurt yourself in the process.
- Buy a good razor: We’ll get to some of the good razors out there shortly, but just know that you have options out there and everyone has an opinion about which are the best. There will be some razors that are crazy expensive and then those that are more affordable. Take your time and do your research before buying.
- Use aftershave: Yeah, we know that it seems odd to rub aftershave on your brain case, but just trust us and do it. There are thousands of aftershaves on the market and you can really select any one that you’d like. They can range from pretty inexpensive to wicked expensive, so choose the one that will serve your needs and that has the ingredients that you want.
- Lube it up: As we’ve said many times on our site, shaving is rough on your skin. When you add in the exposure to the elements and the possible dryness that you may experience from your aftershave – you will need to slap some soothing lotion on your head for sure. You can use any facial moisturizer that you like to keep your scalp soothed and smooth. Using a moisturizer that has an SPF in it is also a good idea, but don’t skip out on the extra protection of an additional layer of sunscreen or a hat.
Since there are a lot of options out there, we decided to take a look at some of the best electric shavers for your head, and let you know which ones we thought won out above the others. If you get any of these, you’ll be in good head-shape, but we’ll give you a bit more to think about when making a purchase.
Skull Shaver Electric Shaver
Okay, so we just have to start with the piece de resistance – the Skull Shaver. It’s pretty badass name, right? Well, the product itself is also awesome, and specially designed to work just your head. This shaver is totally unlike any other shaver you’ll find out there, and is probably our unanimous choice for best electric shaver for your head.
The design for this thing is so unique, I can’t stop looking at it – it’s a flat, horizontal black base that’s an easy, tough grip, with a series of five circular electric razor blades with their own rotating head. This means you can basically turn it on and go; just rub it on your head like it’s a genie’s lamp, and all of that unsightly hair will be gone in a flash. It’s an absolute treat to use, and incredibly easy to clean. You don’t even need to have lube or cream; it shaves just fine dry. All you have to do when you’re done is give it a quick rinse under the sink, and you’re good to go.
Honestly, I can’t recommend the Skull Shaver enough. The other electric shavers on this list are pretty great, but if you get a chance, check out the Skull Shaver. It’s just such a different experience than other electric shavers because of its horizontal handle. It’s small and portable, and you can find ones for as cheap as $50. I urge you to try this one out; that being said, if you want to try something a little more conventional, we’ve got some other options for you too.
Philips Norelco PT724 Philips Powertouch Electic Razor
Philips Norelco has been around for awhile, and they make some pretty great electric razors and beard/mustache trimmers – their Powertouch line is a really impressive setup that can shave any part of your face, from head to chin. That’s probably the main advantage of vertical razors – other horizontal razors like the Skull Shaver are super awesome for your head, but nothing beats the control of electric razors for both chin AND head.
That being said, the PT724 is a really nice model – it’s got a really nice grip, and the rounded off, comfort cut heads pretty much ensure you won’t get cut at all no matter how much punishment you inflict on your face. There’s a pop-up trimmer on it that’s great for sideburns or the back of your neck, making it even more versatile; on top of everything, though, it’s just a nice smooth shave for the top of your head.
Panasonic ES-RT51-S 3 Blade Men’s Electric Razor
If you want to keep it a little more old school, and not deal with the little circular razors, the Panasonic RT51 is a pretty great electric razor in its own right. It can shave wet or dry, and the head is flexible, pivoting wherever it needs to go. The three rounded razor blade cylinders have a 30 degree angle cut to them, making them the sharpest Panasonic’s ever had.
I can attest to how close the shave is; you might want to be careful with this, but it does work wonders. Maybe the coolest thing is the little LCD display on the bottom that lets you know how much battery is left in it; sure, it takes a lot to drain the battery of an electric shaver, but it’s really nice to see on long road trips when you’ll be between charges.
Braun 3Series 340S-4 Wet & Dry Shaver
Braun’s Series 3 is another one of the best electric shavers for your head; it’s really simple, more along the lines of the Panasonic than the Philips, but it will still get your head in shape. There’s no fancy battery display, but its design is a lot cooler, with a sleek black and blue color scheme that will look fancy next to the rest of your toiletries. On top of everything else, it’s probably one of the smoothest, gentlest shaves we’ve experienced; it’s about as comfortable as the Skull Shaver, but without the circular blades.
Philips Norelco PT730 Powertouch Electric Razor
Finally, we have another Philips Norelco – the PT730. This is very similar to the other Norelco model we’ve shown, but with a sleeker black color scheme and design. Maybe one of the coolest parts of this model is the repository in the back for little gel packs – these offer instant relief and lubrication for your head shave, provided you need it. While it may seem a bit silly to have the gel built into the machine, it means you don’t have to carry as much on the road.