Balding is a consistent fear for many men, but those who are concerned need only to look at the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Stanley Tucci and Bruce Willis. Compare their current shiny domes to their formerly full do’s, and you’ll realize that they look quite a bit better today. But while rocking the full bald should seem easy — no more combs! no more shampoo! no more haircuts! — the reality is not quite so simple. Keeping the bald look requires care maintenance — sunscreen is a must, and you have to keep your hair from growing back in an awkward way. While you could make do with a razor, a bald head shaver is a much more efficient way to cover the large surface area of your head.
A bald head shaver looks quite a bit like the rotary shaver you would use on your face — there are typically three, four or even five spinning heads attached to a flexible mount that contours to the shape of your head. The key differences are size, a head shaver often has larger blades to more efficiently work the larger area — and shape — of your head. A head shaver will also have a top grip instead of a handle, which allows you to more comfortably work at more awkward angles.
We’ve rounded up some of the best head shavers you can buy to comfortably maintain a suave bald look.
1. Hammacher Schlemmer The Ergonomic Head Shaver
This head shaver from Hammacher Schlemmer features four rotary heads with one set of blades in the middle, meaning that there are five total blades. that make it easier to move around the contours of your head to effectively shave. The small handle is easy to grip, to more easily maneuver the shaver. Multiple attachments are included, such as an exfoliator, sideburn shaver, and a nose hair trimmer.
2. Skull Shaver Pitbull Silver PRO Electric Razor
This sleek shaver from Skull Shaver is one of the most popular options, and Skull Shaver is the brand that first popularized head shavers. The shaver has a comfortable ergonomic grip that makes it easy to hold for a close shave. The flexible shave heads flex as you move the shaver across your head.
3. AsaVea Men’s 5-in-1 Electric Shaver & Grooming Kit
This convenient shaver has four rotary blades with one blade in the middle, making for a total of five blades. This shaving set is an all-in-one grooming kit, as it includes accessories like a shaver, facial brush, trimmer and nose hair trimmer. The shaver can open for a deeper clean. The shaver has a lithium battery that runs for 45 minutes, and it can be recharged in four hours.
4. Skull Shaver Pitbull Platinum Pro Electric Head
This shaver from Skull Shaver is an upgrade to the brand’s standard shaver, and the plastic handle is replaced with metal, making for a stylish, all-metal electric shaver. This shaver also comes with a replacement head. One rotary has four heads and the other has three, so you can switch them out depending on which is the most comfortable for you.
5. Remington Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit
BEST TRADITIONAL SHAVER
If you would prefer a traditional clipper set to a rotary shaver, then this option from Remington is a good one to get. It has a small grip that makes it easier to grip while your hand is behind your head. The entire unit is washable for easy cleaning. The slightly curved blade contours to the head shape and multiple clippers are included to suit different lengths.
6. Hammacher Schlemmer The Barber Eliminator
BEST FOR TRIMMING
If you’re looking for a close shave, instead of going fully bald, this unique shaver has a unique round blade housed in a protective plastic sheath. The round shape of the shaver makes it easier to grab. Scissors, a comb and other shaving accessories are included.