Headblade ATX “All Terrain Razor”

Preface from Mantic59: When Headblade approached Sharpologist about their “All Terrain Razor,” along with a few free samples, we gave one to our resident headshaver Brandon, who is a programmer that works on the site occasionally.  Here are his comments.

I’ve been shaving my head on and off for the past 10 years now. I have recently made it part of my shaving ritual owing to the growing asymmetrical bald spot on the top of my head. I’ve used standard 5 blade cartridge razors almost entirely with the rare exception of using my DE razor for a week during the holidays last year (I don’t recommend it). So when I was given the HeadBlade ATX All Terrain Head Razor to try out, I was a little skeptical.

The first thing you notice, is this razor looks like something from your son’s toy box. I’ve seen this brand and style of razor at CVS and Walgreens before, but never thought anything of it. I definitely wouldn’t have brought it to the checkout.

What I didn’t realize is how intuitive this razor is, just put it on and go. It was basically like rubbing your head with a razor. This shave was the first time I wasn’t working on my Yoga poses while shaving the left side of my head. I can’t tell you how many right shoulder workouts I’ve gotten trying to clean up that side.

It works fast, too! I had three days of growth when I used the razor the first time. Normally that would have taken me a good five to 10 minutes to shave and clean up what I missed in the back. With this razor from lather to rinse was I think a little under two minutes, and it was smoother than my standard cartridge shave.

The only down side of using this razor is around the ears, specifically my left ear being right handed. The ears are a tricky spot for me any way. They are usually cleaned up with my DE , so it’s really not a complaint just a statement.

The blades seem to be very sharp the cartridge are removable, The blades run about the same price as standard Schick Hydro or Gillette Mach 3 blades. You’re not going to save money here, but if all you’re using your blade for is your head it’s definitely worth the investment.

I’m a convert. The ATX HeadBlade is the best head razor I’ve used to date, and will make shaving my head as enjoyable as shaving my face.

 

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Comments

  1. I was at one time a sponsored headblade athlete and love there razor still but the cartridges for it suck! The best head shaving razor is the Gillette Guard, and i have even contacted headblade to try to urge them to make an adapter for the guard but they had no interest.

  2. been Head shaving over 4 years now. I WOULD
    really like to try the head blade. it looks
    very interesting. I have been using the india
    gillette guard single blade cartridge. it is
    cheap and beats any 4,5,6 blade cartridge
    here in the united stages.

  3. Pretty excited about this.

  4. I get good results shaving my dome with a mild DE, but would be happy to try (and review) a freebie – Count me in on the drawing!

  5. I’m in!

  6. Heather S says:

    I’d love to be entered to win!

  7. I use a DE with great success, BBS on the scalp for almost 18 hours. While it might be fun to compare a Headblade with a DE, I’ll not be plunking down $ to buy one. I’d rather spend on another DE razor :). YMMV of course.

  8. Good stuff – I’m ready to give this a try and I’ve entered the drawing. Looking forward to a faster, cleaner head shave.

  9. I don’t shave my head, but I like the site update!

    • I HAVE ONE COMPLAINT (MAKE THAT TWO, NOW). tHE NUMBER OF COMMENTS FOR ANY PARTICULAR ARTICLE ARE NOT DISPLAYED ON THE HOME PAGE. tHIS IS FAIRLY INCONVENIENT IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBER TO SEE IF ANYTHING HAS CHANGED. nOW YOU HAVE TO CLICK ON THE ARTICLE IF YOU JUST WANT TO SEE IF A NEW COMMENT HAS BEEN ADDED. fOR ME, THAT JUST MEANS i WILL NEVER REVISIT AN OLD ARTICLE AS i USED TO, IN ORDER TO READ THE NEW COMMENTS.

      sECOND COMPLAINT i DIDN’T HAVE UNTIL i STARTED TYPING THIS COMMENT. aLL CAPS? cHaNGING THE CAPS LOCK, OR USING THE SHIFT KEY RESULTS IN NO CHANGE. aLL CAPS ALL THE TIME. cAN’T SAY i’M HAPPY WITH THAT.

      nOT A HEADSHAVER, BUT THIS DEVICE LOOKS PRETTY SLICK.

      • aPPARENTLY USING THE SHIFT MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE DISPLAYED COMMENTS. bUT IN THIS FORM ALL i GET ARE CAPS. jUST AN fyi

      • We’re continuing to tweak the site, HANG IN THERE. :)

        • No problem. The comment count is back…which is nice. Still getting all caps in the comment form.

    • …and I don’t want to be in the running for a Head Blade. Give it to someone who will use it!

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