Bald is bold and beautiful. That is how the generation of today sees men who have opted to go hairless. You may not be as daring as those who have gone bald without even thinking twice, but if you are seeing the early signs of baldness, you do not have any other choice but to go bald. There is really nothing wrong with that. You should actually be excited with the thought that if you would soon opt to go hairless, you won’t need to think about what others may think when they see hair thinning on certain portions of your head. But for those who have already decided to ditch all those hair growth treatments that you have been using for some time but have not actually made any changes on the quality and quantity of hairs growing on your head, these simple tips for a safe head shaving experience is a must read.
Tips to Safely Shave Your Head
Going bald may not be for everyone, but if you are certain to go hairless, here are some best way to shave your head that can help you do it with ease, especially if it is your first time:
- You will need to trim your hair to the most manageable length that will allow you to shave it off comfortably. Use an electric razor before gliding a hand razor throughout your head for best results. For some of the best trimmers for bald head, you may want to check out this list.
- Soften your hair shafts by making sure that your scalp is thoroughly moist before shaving. Doing this will also relax your skin and make shaving a lot more manageable. It is also a good way to reduce the risk of a razor burn or cuts. It’s best if you can do it after a shower.
- Apply some mineral oil or shaving cream onto your scalp and give it a few minutes before you start shaving off the stubbles on your head. The oil or shaving cream on your scalp will make the trimmer slide through your skin easily and help lessen the probability of seeing nicks and cuts while shaving.
- Make sure to use a fresh, new blade in your razor. A dragging feeling on your skin while shaving only means that you already have to replace the razor blade. Using a fresh, new blade is one way of reducing the risk of scraping your skin or getting your skin irritated. You will also need to wet the razor blade with hot water as this will make it easier for the blade to slide through the contour of your head easily.
- Use mirrors. It will be difficult for you to see all sides of your head, especially the back of your head. To make sure you won’t get cuts or have a patchy shave, you need to use a hand mirror while standing in front of the bathroom mirror. That way you can see all areas that you need to slide the razor on.
- Glide the razor lightly and without having to repeat strokes in the same area as doing so might irritate your skin. Check if you have removed every inch of hairs off your scalp, including those that grows out around your ears as well as your side burns. Run your fingers over your scalp to feel if there is any area that you might have missed.
Allow sufficient time to do your shaving. Rushing may just leave a lot of nicks and cuts on your scalp, so you need to schedule your shaving session when you there will be enough time to do all you need to do to have a clean shave.
- Once you are sure that you have completely shaved off every area of your head, you may wash off any residue from your scalp with warm water.
- Finish off your shaving session with cold water. This will close the pores and help tone your scalp.
- Pat your head dry.
- Apply any of these products to help soothe your skin after shaving: pure aloe vera gel, Vitamin E, witch hazel, tea tree oil, an after shave lotion or any other alcohol-based product that will help close the hair follicles and help sanitize the area that you just shaved.