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Things to look for:
Cutting angle – every safety razor has a specific angle at which it cuts the hair most efficiently. For some razors finding the proper cutting angle is easy, for others not so much. You don’t want to be spending time trying to sort out the right cutting angle with an upside down razor. So find one with an easy to use cutting angle. All the razors on this list fit this criteria.
Easy to grip – you are going be moving the razor around your head with wet fingers so you don’t want to be losing your grip. The best razors for head shaving have grippy handles with either knurling, rubber in lays and even innovative features like a wooden handle.
Durable – there’s a good chance you might actually drop the razor so you want one that is built to withstand some falls. Stainless steel razors are the best for long term durability.
1. Merkur 34C/23C
The Merkur 34C is probably the most recommended safety razor of all time and for good reason. It is reasonably priced and delivers an excellent head shave. The 34C is a mild shaving razor which is great for men who have sensitive skin or just want a razor that doesn’t cause any irritation. With its short handle, it is also really easy to maneuver.
If you want the same shaving dynamics but prefer a longer handle, then opt for the 23C.
It’s great for men who want a longer handle razor to easily reach around the back of the head.
2. Edwin Jagger 3ONE6
The Edwin Jagger 3 one 6 is a British made, stainless steel safety razor that works great for head shaving. With a closed comb design, it delivers a comfortable yet efficient head shave. Moreover, the cutting angle is really easy to find and with a stainless steel construction, it is sure to last many many years.
I would recommend the 3 one 6 for men who want a premium safety razor that they can comfortably use on a daily basis.
3. Rockwell 6S
The Rockwell 6S is a highly recommended razor for head shaving. The reason for this is two-fold. Firstly, it is an adjustable razor with different base plate settings which means you can fine tune the razor to your personal needs. Second, it is a quality made stainless steel razor which should last a lifetime.
The biggest selling point of the 6S is the 6 different base plates ranging from 1 to 6 with 1 being the most mild and 6 being the most aggressive. If you have sensitive skin then stick to base plates 1 and 2. If you want an efficient but comfortable shave then use base plates 3-5. And if you shave once a week and have a good amount of hair to shave, then opt for base plate 6.
The 6S also has great shaving dynamics that deliver an incredibly smooth and efficient shave. Moreover, the cutting angle is also easy to find which means you won’t have trouble using it around the back of your head.
If you’re on a budget the consider the Rockwell 6C. It is made from a chome plated alloy so it’s not as durable as the stainless steel 6S, but it offers the same great shaving experience.
Read our full review of the Rockwell 6C vs 6S.
4. Muhle Rocca
The Rocca is a German engineered safety razor made from stainless steel. With an efficient head design, the Rocca is a great razor to use daily, every other day or even once a week.
I love this version with a wooden handle. It gives the razor a really cool look. Moreover, the wood handle provides amazing grip while shaving. In fact, it gets even more grippy when wet.
5. Merkur 37C
If you’re looking for a quick and efficient head shave, then definitely consider the Merkur 37C.
With a slanted head design (this places the blade at an angle) the 37C cuts hair more effortlessly than a traditional safety razor. Practically speaking, this means a quicker and more efficient shave.
The 37C features a shorter handle like the 34C, so if you’re looking for a longer handled version, then take a look at the 39C.
I hope you enjoyed this list of the best safety razors for head shaving. Let me know which razor you like for head shaving.