SickOfHidingIt

Best clippers/shaver after SMP

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Thanks to everyone on this forum, I am planning to proceed this summer.  Where I once felt trepidation, I am now very excited! 

In preparation, I'd like everyone's opinion on the best trimmer/shaver available to keep my real hair just right.  Im addition, if there are any other purchases that I should make before my sessions, please share those as well.  Thanks

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2 hours ago, the bald ego said:

There are many threads on this widely-debated topic. Let the forum ‘search’ button be your friend.

(The answer is Braun.)

Yeah yeah I know, but every time I search I'm getting "error wait 3 seconds before searching again" so I decided to ask without a search result.  Seems like everything online suggests panasonic arc5 or braun 9 series.  Of course these recs are for shaving one's face, not their heads.

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As soon as I got my SMP, I treated myself to a higher-end Norelco and a Braun Series 7 at Costco, with the idea of trying both. (I already owned the Panasonic.)

I’ve been shaving my head for over 25 years, and the only shaver I would now recommend is a Braun. To me, Braun is superior in EVERY way to anything I’ve used: it’s a real workhorse that gives me consistently great results... quickly, effortlessly, and comfortably.

Some will disagree – that’s why I suggest that you sort through the existing threads, rather than asking everyone to repost. Or, just get yourself a Braun and save some effort. You won’t be disappointed!

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Having been wet shaving forever my wife bought me a Pitbull Silver last month. This fits in your hand and is designed for the head. Does a terrific and incredibly fast job at about half the price of the Braun... though I confess I have never used the Braun and suspect if you are willing to pay the extra Bald Ego's testimony is a winning one. I did just check and Pitbull offer a platinum version which is even more expensive than the Braun. Anyone used it?

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13 hours ago, the bald ego said:

As soon as I got my SMP, I treated myself to a higher-end Norelco and a Braun Series 7 at Costco, with the idea of trying both. (I already owned the Panasonic.)

I’ve been shaving my head for over 25 years, and the only shaver I would now recommend is a Braun. To me, Braun is superior in EVERY way to anything I’ve used: it’s a real workhorse that gives me consistently great results... quickly, effortlessly, and comfortably.

Some will disagree – that’s why I suggest that you sort through the existing threads, rather than asking everyone to repost. Or, just get yourself a Braun and save some effort. You won’t be disappointed!

I understand my friend.  The braun offerings are consistently rated highest for comfort and near best for closeness.  Certainly on the top of my list.

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7 hours ago, ed@hishairclinic.com said:

Having been wet shaving forever my wife bought me a Pitbull Silver last month. This fits in your hand and is designed for the head. Does a terrific and incredibly fast job at about half the price of the Braun... though I confess I have never used the Braun and suspect if you are willing to pay the extra Bald Ego's testimony is a winning one. I did just check and Pitbull offer a platinum version which is even more expensive than the Braun. Anyone used it?

I saw that.  Looks very intetesting. Will check out the platinum edition.

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On 2/1/2018 at 7:02 PM, Sananthony said:

My tech recommended an expensive shaver PanasonicArc 5. I tried cutting costs and got a little cheap thing and it takes ages to cut so i just ordered the panasonic.

 

On 2/2/2018 at 1:54 PM, SickOfHidingIt said:

I saw that.  Looks very intetesting. Will check out the platinum edition.

Did you ever get your Arc 5?  I'm wondering what your opinion is so far.  I'm deciding between it and the Braun 9000 series.  I like the design of the pitbull, but I am reading too many reviews that suggest they break easily and customer service is not all that friendly!

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4 hours ago, SickOfHidingIt said:

 

Did you ever get your Arc 5?  I'm wondering what your opinion is so far.  I'm deciding between it and the Braun 9000 series.  I like the design of the pitbull, but I am reading too many reviews that suggest they break easily and customer service is not all that friendly!

Yeah i got it, its awesome! Wish I'd have got it first. It's almost as close as a wet shave and my head is done in a minute. I dont get any irritation too because I'm not going over the same areas again and again.

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Re: The Platinum version of the Pitbull... apparently the differences are minimal. Battery life mainly. Of little or no interest to someone who needs to use it for 30 seconds to a minute every day. 

Comments regarding reliability are noted. I will handle it with great care. Should possibly have gone Braun :0)

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On 2/15/2018 at 1:19 AM, Sananthony said:

Yeah i got it, its awesome! Wish I'd have got it first. It's almost as close as a wet shave and my head is done in a minute. I dont get any irritation too because I'm not going over the same areas again and again.

Nice, thanks for the update!

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On 2/15/2018 at 6:40 AM, ed@hishairclinic.com said:

Re: The Platinum version of the Pitbull... apparently the differences are minimal. Battery life mainly. Of little or no interest to someone who needs to use it for 30 seconds to a minute every day. 

Comments regarding reliability are noted. I will handle it with great care. Should possibly have gone Braun :0)

I hope it runs forever for you.  Love the design of it!  I will likely go Braun 9000 series or Panasonic Arc 5  given their long history of reliability.  These things are just too expensive to break, and if they do, customer support should be top notch!

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