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The 3 Best Electric Shavers for the Head 2018 Review

Updated on January 8, 2018

For Head Shavers Quality is a Must

Shaving one’s head has become a rite of passage for many men nowadays with their reasons varying vastly from wanting a clean look, to wanting to hide balding spots by doing away with their hair completely. Despite these reasons or maybe because of them, many of these men have searched high and low for the best reviews so they can find the right one for them. Having the a quality tool for shearing the head is an important aspect to those concerned with appearance and cleanliness.

Finding a top notch tool for the job doesn’t have to be a hassle or create more work for men who want the clean lines of a shaved head. Who wants to deal with the extra fuss of finishing with a razor that can leave behind razor burn and irritation to the scalp? Not many, really, and who could blame them?

Based on their reviews, these are the top three picks for any man looking for the best shaved head imaginable. They are rated for their cost value, their finishes, and their comfort to use on the skin. With all three, you’ll find yourself looking at the top performers in their category and the final decision will come down to price and willingness to try one of them over your old razor or shaver.

#1. Philips Norelco QC5580/40 Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper Pro

Everyone has heard the name, Philips, when it comes to the world of shaving, especially in the men’s realm. They have been around for years and have created some of the best products you’d find on the market and this shaver isn’t any different. Built as a shaver for the entire face, you can enjoy using this shaver for your head and your face with all of its attachments included in the less than $50 price tag. This little clipper is so popular that it ranks #1 because of its 95% approval rating from its customers.

Not only does it include multiple attachments for the closest shave you could possibly want, it also has a swiveling head that rotates a full 180°. Its battery also lasts long enough for you to cover every nook and cranny where hair could hide from your shaver, which equates to an impressive 60 minutes of run time and only needs an hour to charge right back up.

While some have taken issue with the plastic attachments not fitting quite right, others have found that the shaver can pull hair and make sensitive skin irritated; however, there are many more, who have enjoyed using their Philips Norelco for their hair removal since it’s provided them with the closest shave they could dream possible.

Stubble be Gone!

Philips Norelco QC5580/40

#2. Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 Electric Shaver Wet/Dry with Multi-Flex Pivoting Head for Men

This Panasonic enjoys the same amount of notoriety as the Philips Norelco with its brand as well-known for the technology of its products as the Philips.

While this one has a much higher price point than the Philips, its capabilities make it well worth the investment. While it doesn’t have near the tilting range of the Philips, it does have a pivoting axis that works well with finding all the hard spots in hair removal for a close cut.

Probably one of its best aspects is the fact you can use this shaver in both wet and dry settings based on your preference. Coming in at #2, this shaver was awarded this spot based on its approval rating of 90%, just as impressive as the Philips.

Granted this one doesn’t have the attachments like the Norelco, that doesn’t mean this four blader can’t do the job just as well. It also only lasts 45 minutes compared to the full hour of the Norelco, but even then, that’s more than enough time to cover the face and head when it comes to hair removal.

While you’ll find some really great reviews about this shaver, you’ll also find some naysayers with common complaint threads about its large head being too bulky for contoured areas and it’s impracticality with sensitive skin.

While these drawbacks are important to note, they may not affect everyone the same. Since we’re all built different, we should expect different results with the shaver used. Granted, you don’t want it so different that it doesn’t work at all for you. What a waste of money that would be! However, this one is still well worth your consideration.

#3. Bald Eagle shaver

The final one on our list is the Bald Eagle produced by Skull Shaver. It was a close call between this one and the Panasonic. However, the Panasonic beat this shaver to the #2 spot with a slightly better customer rating.

This doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with this choice, especially considering its rating is still quite impressive at 88%. This shaver shares the same price point as the Panasonic, but from what could be gathered from all its reviews, this one is definitely worth the investment.

Simplicity of design is apparent with this model compared to the others, but that shouldn’t stop you from giving it careful consideration.

The Bald Eagle surpasses the Philips with its ability to last an amazing hour and a half on one charge though it does take longer to recharge (about two and a half hours). It comes equipped with five rotary blades and an LCD screen to keep tabs on the battery (the other two have this feature as well). Like the Panasonic, it can also be used both in wet and dry conditions, making it a great option for both shaving camps.

What brings this guy to the rank of #3 is the complaints of the shaver falling apart or just flat out not working within weeks of purchasing it. With such a huge investment, that’s some hard facts to look past; however, that’s not to say that all their shavers act this way, considering that the vast majority have owned theirs for a good amount of time.

While many have had wonderful experiences with this choice, the drawbacks can, understandably, give one pause before investing.

Who you Calling Bald?


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In Conclusion

Each of these three shavers have some wonderful attributes that greatly outweighs any drawbacks to them. With the Philips Norelco, you can enjoy a great low price for your next shaver; the other two have found success in both wet and dry conditions.

Every product will have negatives, this can't be helped. Such is the nature of all man-made products whether they are low cost or expensive. However, my hope is that I have presented each of these shavers (with their pros and cons) in a way that will help you make an informed decision when buying.

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    • MVKilgore profile imageAUTHOR

      M. Victor Kilgore 

      2 years ago

      Have you had good success with the titanium self-sharpening blades of the Karmin T7?

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      2 years ago

      Best I have ever used is Karmin T7.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great reviews, including the pros and the cons. Helpful information and good images. Hope the shavers find it useful.


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