Author Topic: BEST Clippers for Head-Shavers Who Don't Like a Razor Shaved Dome!!!  (Read 401182 times)

Offline SoKoSteve

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Re: BEST Clippers for Head-Shavers Who Don't Like a Razor Shaved Dome!!!
« Reply #165 on: December 17, 2016, 05:45:22 AM »
Hey all,

First post here.

I just bought the Wahl Balding clippers and I used them straight out of the box without adjusting them.  I was able to do my head fine and it got sandpaper-y close, but the neck was a little dicey and I had some minor irritation.

I adjusted them a tiny amount (I think the blades were actually over the guard a fraction of a millimeter) and now I can use them on my head, face, and neck without issue.

They are powerful, too; nothing like those beard and body trimmers that you've gotta run over the same spot a dozen times.

Offline Goatee

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Re: BEST Clippers for Head-Shavers Who Don't Like a Razor Shaved Dome!!!
« Reply #166 on: January 15, 2017, 09:23:49 AM »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Cuts very close then?

Offline _Dan_

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Re: BEST Clippers for Head-Shavers Who Don't Like a Razor Shaved Dome!!!
« Reply #167 on: March 12, 2017, 11:04:59 PM »
Just signed up here. I remember scanning through this thread a while back as i was looking for a new electric razor / clipper.

Still am.  I tend to prefer the 1 - 3 days growth look (after clean shave) and was looking to pick up something that would let me maintain that.

Is there any general consensus on what the best option is? seems to be a lot of mixed opinions. Whilst the wahl balding clips appear to be the most well known, ive seen some not so great reviews.
The foil shavers i saw mentioned seemed to be more what i was looking for
something like: http://www.barbergear.co.uk/shop/andis-profoil-lithium-titanium-foil-shaver/

think i must of found it and bookmarked it form when i first browsed this thread. Curious if many have experience with using foil shavers to get a close shave on their head?

Offline Themightyjuice

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Re: BEST Clippers for Head-Shavers Who Don't Like a Razor Shaved Dome!!!
« Reply #168 on: March 13, 2017, 06:56:22 AM »
I still champion the Wahl balding clipper. I see lots of reviews on people who seem to cut themselves. I ask myself how they are using them. I've been using mine for a year on and off and I've never cut myself once. I use them very quickly too. I can do my whole head in 5-10 mins. It cuts to what I'd say equivalent to 1.5 days growth from sly. Leaves a rough stubbly feel and looks really good. Very powerful and strong clippers, if maintained properly, your grandchildren could use. Mine will probably outlast me. I love them. Never had an issue with them, cut evenly and consistently every time.

Offline Magoo

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Re: BEST Clippers for Head-Shavers Who Don't Like a Razor Shaved Dome!!!
« Reply #169 on: March 13, 2017, 08:11:28 AM »
Dan , I find a foil shaver will not give the cut you want. It will be almost as short as a blade razor. I would suggest the use of a regular Wahl clipper , not the Balding clipper. Less chances of nicks and cuts.Also many have an adjustable blade .
If only all men lived by the "Golden Rule ."

Offline HalalTuna

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Re: BEST Clippers for Head-Shavers Who Don't Like a Razor Shaved Dome!!!
« Reply #170 on: April 17, 2017, 12:04:31 PM »
Late to the party - but i've been reading posts on this forum for the last few months. I finally "Came Home" about 5 months ago or so. For me (black guy with wiry hair), my best shave comes from using Andis tools. I use the T Outliner to start and then i follow up with the Andis Profoil (foil shaver).

To avoid irritiation, I rinse my head with cold water or apply a cold water towel after I shave with the Liner. Once that's done and dry, i follow up with the foil shaver and then repeat the cold water/cold towel step. This keeps the pores tights and helps battle irritation. As a final step, I'll spray my head with witch hazel and then apply a restorative balm.. usually unscented cocoa butter. 

i've been bump/irritation free and the shaves are smooth/stubbl free.

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Re: BEST Clippers for Head-Shavers Who Don't Like a Razor Shaved Dome!!!
« Reply #171 on: April 22, 2017, 02:38:14 PM »
Guys which of the closest cut trimmers has the widest blade?
thanks!

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Re: BEST Clippers for Head-Shavers Who Don't Like a Razor Shaved Dome!!!
« Reply #172 on: June 02, 2017, 05:01:34 PM »
as a follow up to my previous post. I still went ahead and picked up a foil face shaver, a top end  Panasonic arc 5

prior to this i had decided to switch to fully bald (had been previously going no guard with clippers) and had also started razor shaving. But im still very pleased that i picked up the arc 5 as on those occasions where i dont feel like going through the full shave process (or if i have some irritation), this thing gets extremely close to a razor shave finish. It can require a few passes but the size of the head on it makes it still relatively quick as it covers a lot of  area at once.  Expensive  too but that seems to be for good reason.

 



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