Like many men of my age, the old barnet had been thinning for some time (think Grant Mitchell), so for the last few years I've been wondering if it really is worth paying for a visit to the hairdressers every couple of months.
Well... I can confirm I've found a much simpler and less costly solution.
Philips have a range of DIY hair clippers that are super simple to use, and get the job done in less time than it takes to brew a coffee.
The Philips QC55xx range come with a 180 degree rotatable clipping head that allows you to cover your head with one hand without all sorts of unnatural yoga poses. A rotating click-wheel allows you to set one of 13 length settings from 0.5 to 15mm, or you can remove the comb to get closer. The cutting head clips off easily, making it easy to blow out the clippings or run it under the tap to clean.
I've been using one for 6 month, and can confirm I'm not going back the the hair salon...
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