Be Your Own Barber

What isn’t to like about saving $20 a month and shaving your own head? I was able to get the Remington HC4250 on Amazon for about $30. That is a huge deal considering it usually runs about $60. I can’t say that will always be the price – I got mine on sale. Still, I’d pay $40 for it. Buy from Amazon here – Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit.

I’ve owned other hair trimmers before, but the candy bar style of the longer ones isn’t very ergonomic. Getting around your head can be cumbersome.

And no, I’m not talking about a Flowbee (which my mom still uses to cut my dad’s hair to this day)…

After my 2nd cut with the Remington puck, I was in the black in terms of ROI. The rub is that you have to like having very short hair. Call me older and wiser now, but I can’t understand why I haven’t been shaving my head the entire time. I spent a disproportionate amount of time in my twenties getting stylish “short” and “messy” haircuts, and slathering a bunch of ridiculous overpriced horse semen (hair product) in my hair follicles. Put aside the fact that if you don’t want to spend a ton of $$$ on a haircut, you’ll end up at a Supercuts, Great Clips, Sport Cuts, or other hair cutting place (I won’t say the word “salon”) and be at the mercy of whoever draws the short straw to cut your hair that day. I can’t count how many times I either had to polish up the job at home, or, in extremely egregious situation, actually go back and ask somebody to clean up the disaster that was left by the prior “technician.”

Such a waste.

I’m not even talking about a full Walter White head shaving – I’m talking about using the #1 or the #2 attachment, and just leveling the playing field so to say. I’ll defer to Ron Swanson on why this is the best hair maintenance strategy…

The proof is in the pudding. Why waste time with this mess…

long hair

You paid $20 for that?

…when you can just do this on your own…


Now THAT’s what I’m talking about.

Do yourself a favor – learn to like short hair and just do it yourself. Your wallet will thank you. And, chicks dig the short hair!


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