5 Tips on How to Shave Your Head
February 9, 2021
Aging comes with all its wonderful little ‘presents’. You’ll be delighted to find out that you suddenly have crinkles, or perhaps even liver spots, and don’t get us started about that sneaking fatigue that you’ve never felt before. But what about your hair? For 85% of men going bald, or at least losing a substantial amount of their hair, is an inevitable result. Which is why, to take back control, many men choose to shave their head. And why not? Shaving your head is one of the classic and sexy ways out!
But when you decide to shave your head, how do you go about it? Do you just reach out to that first razor and start trimming? Do you use a machine, and hey, did you even consider moisturizing that bare scalp? Our guess is no. But don’t you worry one bit. We’ve prepared the ultimate guide on how to shave your head, so you can come out looking even hotter and bolder. So let’s get started.
It’s All About Being Prepared
You’ve witnessed your receding hairline, perhaps even a bald spot on your scalp, and you’ve decided it was time to go fully bald. But before you shave it all off, you need to prepare your hair. It’s very much like shaving your beard, only this time you have to consider a much wider surface. If you don’t want to apply a shaving cream all over your head, experts recommend keeping your scalp hot and moist before you start the shaving process. The best way to go about it would be to shave it all off right after the shower. A smooth scalp is harder to bruise or nick – and that’s what we’re going for.
Make Wise Choices
And no, we’re not just talking about your fashion style. We’re talking about the blade you choose to shave your head. So, you can either go with a regular razor or a machine, as long as you make sure that the former’s blades aren’t blunt. Plus, we always recommend that you ensure the sterility and cleanness of your equipment. Just imagine what could happen if you were to cut your skin with a blade covered in bacteria. Follow these simple steps on how to clean your shaving equipment.
Never Go Against the Flow
This isn’t a tip for life – but rather for your shaving technique. It is highly recommended that you shave with the grain. This might seem a difficult task to complete since the hair on your head might grow in different directions. That being said, you should try and follow its pattern. When you shave your head with the grain rather than against it, you now only prevent cuts and nicks, you also prevent ingrown hairs that lead to breakouts and blemishes, razor rash, and red bumps.
Check Yourself Out
As in, in the mirror. Never ever shave your head without having a mirror close by. The reasons for this might speak for themselves, but since safety always comes first, we think it’s important to point them out. This doesn’t have to be a special mirror with a magnifying effect, but you do need to be able to see what’s going on back there. If you’ve chosen to shave your head in the shower (which is a good option), just make sure that you step out every now and then to check yourself out in the mirror.
Save That Shave
Now that you’ve gone all out and bald (hopefully without a single cut), it’s time that you protect your scalp and skin. This skin is newly exposed, which means that it needs extra care. Here are three main things that you should definitely do:
- Moisturize: We know this may seem strange, but shaving your head robs the skin of its natural hydration. This only means that you need to make sure to restore it. Use a potent moisturizer that would protect the skin and re-boost its suppleness and vitality.
- Sun protection: You’d be surprised how quickly your scalp can be burned under the sun. Make sure that you start applying sunscreen to your scalp and always wear a hat!
- Soaping: Do not use regular body soap for your head. Even though now it’s bare, there are still plenty of hair follicles that require special care. Don’t skip a good shampoo.
The Bald Truth
When it comes to hair loss there are two approaches: either you fight it or you join it. Whichever you’ve chosen, there is no simple way out. Both options require proper care and constant maintenance. But if you’ve chosen to shave your head – go bald (and big) or go home!
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