Some guys like the smooth and clean head feel that a razor provides. Others prefer using balding clippers to give that head shaved look. There are pros and cons for each. I personally prefer shaving my head with a safety razor or with a cartridge razor.
When I first started going for that bald look I used balding clippers and it’s a good starting point for most men. Clippers provide a quick shave just not near as close to what a razor can provide. Without further ado, let’s pick out a clipper that does a great job and doesn’t break the bank.
Best Balding Clippers for men
Criteria for the clippers. We focused on shavers from well known major brand names. You’ll find these manufacturers in barbershops around the world. Barbers need clippers that will stand the test of time. You are only shaving your bald head a handful of times each week.
Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper #8110
1,640 reviews – 4.5 stars
Powerful, high quality, provides a great shave
Great price for professional grade clippers
Can cut you if not careful
Doesn’t provide smooth shave
Wahl claims that this is for professional use only. It’s probably because if you are not careful you’ll slice up your scalp. Many reviewers complain about the safety and others say just use the right angle and it will be fine. This is a set of high quality balding clippers at a great price that clip close to your skin.
Wahl Professional 5-Star Magic Clip #8451
782 reviews – 4.5 stars
Quality clippers at a good price
Many attachments included
Good for tapering and fades
Doesn’t cut close enough for balding look
The 5-star magic clippers are a good set of clippers especially for a tapered and faded look. If you want the close cut stubble balding look I would pass on these.
Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit
391 reviews – 4.5 stars
Small size fits nicely in hand
Easy to use on your own head
Not for professional use
Some users complained about batteries not holding a charge
The Remington HC4250 is a nice handheld rechargeable balding clipper. They work great for personal use and provide a close cut with a little stubble remaining. The design also prevents accidental cutting your skin where some other clippers fall short.
OSTER Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper 76023-510
1,827 reviews – 4.5 stars
Easy to use
Pointy cutting heads that can hurt skin
Some users complain about the clippers getting hot
The Oster Fast feed are a decent set of clippers. Many people use them for regular hair clipping, fading, and even dog hair grooming. A few use them for balding and not such great feedback from them.
Andis T-Outliner Trimmer with T-Blade
Quality tested from factory
Comes with blades oiled
Provides a close shave and helps prevent ingrown hair
Users complain about heating up after 5 or so minutes of use
The Andis T-Outliner are a nice little set of clippers that provide a good close shave. Make sure you oil the blades regularly as they seem to be more prone to problems if you don’t.
Conclusion for the Best Balding Clippers
I’ll assume you are looking for balding clippers primarily for shaving your head as close as possible. If so and you don’t care about the tapering or fading then I have a few recommendations for you.
Here are the top two in no particular order. Both the Remington HC4250 and the Wahl 8110 are both great balding clippers. Take a look at both and make a decision. You can’t go wrong with either of them.