Best Balding Clippers
Today many men are discovering that their favorite hair style is the no hair look. For years, men have chosen the balding look for various reasons. For example, because they were already losing their hair or their hair was thin, flyaway and difficult to style, or simply because women found the clean head look sexy.
However, keeping that bald look often requires a lot of time and effort since shaving your head with a DE or straight razor takes a lot of time and care. Now, balding clippers have come onto the scene and while these types of clippers don’t give that “Bald baby bottom” close shave, some come close enough to be useful tools for men on the go who want to retain that bald or near bald look.
So here, we have chosen for you some of the best balding clippers on the market today.
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Andis T-Outliner Trimmer with T-Blade (04710)
This Andis T Outliner Trimmer with T Blade is the same high quality as the other trimmers in this series and is known for giving heads that close shave that is so much a part of the bald look.
These clippers are gray and are good for all round outlining and fading. They come with a close cutting blade that makes it possible to shave your entire head giving you a close buzz cut and a balder look.
The trimmer sports a contoured housing that makes it easy to hold, and a high speed motor which makes cutting your hair more convenient. However, the best feature of this grooming tool is its adjustable blades that allow you to customize these clippers for your own personal hair cut preference.
The Andis T Outliner Trimmer 04710 is built to last for years of use with proper care and is great for those men with sensitive skin. It is also excellent for dry head shaving with some men even using it to shave their face.
Philips Norelco QC5580/40 Do It Yourself Hair Clipper Pro
The Philips Norelco company has been making men´s grooming products for generations, and the Philips Norelco QC5580/40 Do It Yourself Hair Clipper Pro seems to be the accumulation of everything this company has learned over the years.
These clippers come equipped with 180 degree rotating heads as well as a dedicated head shaving attachment. It has 14 built in length settings so you can actually choose the length of hair cut you want.
It also has self sharpening blades, which cuts down on maintenance, and comes equipped with a powerful Lithium Ion battery. It gives you 60 minutes of hair cutting on a 1 hour charge.
The attachments for this clipper are easy to add and remove and once on, they lock securely in place so that you don’t have to worry about them coming off in the middle of your hair cut resulting in those bald spots.
This product is also fairly lightweight and easy to hold making hair cutting more comfortable. Since these clippers rotate 90 degrees in each direction, they make cutting your own hair easier and simpler than most other hair clippers.
While this trimmer won’t shave your head as close as a razor, it does come pretty close and most users agree that it is fast way to maintain that almost bald look.
Wahl Professional 785110 5-Star Series Balding Clipper
Wahl Professional 785110 5-star series balding clipper is often used by professional barbers and even beauty shops due to its ease of use, sharp blades and durability.
For personal home use, people can benefit now from these single cut corded clippers which come with 2 cutting guides. You also receive a barber´s comb, a pre-shave brush, a guard oil and a cleaning brush which all provide you with everything you should need to get that perfect head shave.
Still, you need to keep in mind that the blades on these clippers are extremely sharp which may make them rather unsuitable for people with moles, bumps, or raised scar tissue on their heads. It is also advisable to hold the clipper flat with the scalp to avoid nicks while shaving your head.
Users find that while this clipper does not shave their head razor close, it does give them a cut that is comparable to 1 or 2 days growth after shaving their head. They like the fact that it makes short work of shaving, saving them time while also allowing them to sport a near bald look.
Oster Classic 76 Universal Motor Clipper
While probably best known for their kitchen products, Oster also makes some fine quality men’s grooming products like the Oster Classic 76 Universal Motor Clipper.
This clipper uses a single speed universal motor, cuts either wet or dry hair and has nicely textured housing, making this tool easy to grip.
It also has a 9 foot cord so you never have to worry about the battery needing to be recharged.
These are heavy duty clippers that are built to last and are heavier than most clippers on today’s market. They are also somewhat large in size which may make it difficult for women to grip comfortably while cutting hair.
These clippers make it easy to add and remove blades and they are exceptionally easy to clean. They cut hair smoothly and evenly. However, the blades can get hot after a longer use and may be uncomfortable on the head once they do get hot. My suggestion would be to give it a short break to avoid the over heating of the blades.
Philips Norelco QC5550 Do It Yourself Head Groomer
The Philips Norelco QC5550 is not that different from the QC5580/40. It has 180 degree rotating heads, a balder attachment, adjustable length settings and a Lithium Ion battery.
This groomer also works with or without the cord so you never have to worry about it running out of juice in the middle of cutting or shaving your head.
Where the QC5550 differs from the QC5580/40 (see review above) is in terms of durability and quality control. Whereas reviews for the QC5580/40 are some of the highest reviews we have seen for a hair trimmer, the QC5550 are not as good.
Most users have commented that this head groomer gives you an extremely close head shave and that the balding attachment works extremely well.
They like the fact that it works with or without the cord making it more versatile and easy to use. Also, when the battery finally does run out, the groomer can still be used for long periods.
Of course, they also note that the lithium ion battery has a long life and charges within an hour making it one of the best trimmer batteries around.
If you are someone who likes the bald look, then one of these balding clippers will help you to maintain that bald or nearly bald look easily and effectively.