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Updated Dec 15, 2021 9:13 AM

It’s never been cooler to be bald—Bruce Willis has been bald for a while, Wayne Brady began shaving his head within the last few years, and Cara Delevingne totally rocked the look. And though bald people may end up being the butt (er…head?) of jokes (as demonstrated by the following classic Whose Line Is It Anyway clip), at least there’s one fewer thing for us to tackle at the start of our morning.

Below, some items to show your bald friends that you appreciate them.

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I’ve owned an earlier model of these clippers for five or six years, and I’m super jealous that this newer, wireless model now includes a color-coded chart for guard lengths. It has a great motor that can power through hair of all lengths and I use it both to shave my head and trim my beard.

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And if you get your bald friend clippers (if you give a mouse a cookie…), you’ll definitely want to get them this brush with it. The brushes that come with clippers are terrible. They’re tiny and really don’t work very well. This is such a minor thing that will make such a big difference (shout out to editor-in-chief Joe Brown for the suggestion.)

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Perhaps you think clippers are an easy way out—a real shave comes from a straight razor. The Pure Wood shaving razor is a good, cheap model for beginners. As the reviews state, there’s a good chance your friend might knick themselves when first learning to use this razor, but with practice, they’ll have the smoothest head on the block.

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OK, jumping from clippers to a straight razor may have been a little extreme. If you’re looking for a safety razor designed specifically for shaving heads, take a look at the HeadBlade ATX. The car-shaped handle slips on like a ring and the flexing blade holder means you can reach every nook and cranny on your head. And honestly—it’s pretty fun to drive a car on one’s head.

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If your friend is using either of the razors on your head, they’ll want to use some kind of protective lubricant. This shaving soap foams up nicely and will make them feel very fancy while using it.

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Their roommates may be upset if they come home to find a sink clogged with hair (hi, Ben and Jillian!), but your giftee can avoid this problem by shaving their head in the shower. In fact, this mirror even has a shelf specifically for a razor, so you’ll never lose it.

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If your pal is going to shave their head in the shower, a drain catcher is a must. This one will fit right over their existing drain cap, so they can easily recover and get rid of hair as it (literally) washes away.

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Your friend’s head (and possibly face) are now smooth as can be—help keep their skin from getting dried out and irritated.