So, you look in the mirror and you notice something different about your appearance. You notice that your hairline has suddenly become allergic to your eyebrows or someone has played a bad joke on you and cut a big circle in the back of your head. In reality, you are losing some hair. Instead of going for the George Jefferson look, just shave it all off. It looks clean and smooth if you maintain it right and the ladies love it.
If you decide to make this move, even if it’s just for style instead of necessity, it is important to maintain it properly. A poorly maintained bald head can result in you looking older than your years and fill your head with nasty hair bumps. To avoid this and to get that smooth look you’ll need to know how to do it right.
- Razor When you purchase your razor, make sure that it has at least three blades (Schick Extreme 3, Gillette Mach 3). A lot of people think that more blades will lead to more bumps, but this is false. More blades means you don’t need to apply as much pressure on your skin while shaving, thus leaving your skin bump-free. Don’t use a disposable razor for your head unless you want a ton of ingrown hairs and a nasty rash.
- Facial Scrub The face scrub is also a must-have for a smoother shave because it will exfoliate your skin and open up your pores. You should be washing your head every day with a scrub the same way you would with shampoo if you had hair. Get in the habit of washing your bald head and you will drastically reducing shaving irritation.
- Shaving Cream The shaving cream, or gel, is important as well because it allows you to effortlessly glide the razor along your scalp. If you choose to shave with only water you will be prone to more bumps and this is never a good idea. Invest in a good cream and let the razor do the work.
- Aftershave Lotion The aftershave lotion is essential to obtain that shine the ladies love and to prevent dryness. If you don’t use aftershave lotion on your head, be prepared to have flaky skin. The lotion also heals nicks and cuts and prevents them from getting infected and turning into something nasty.
How to Shave:
- While in the shower, use the face scrub on your head with warm water to exfoliate and open up your pores.
- Once your head is clean, apply shaving cream or gel to your head and work in a rich lather.
- Take your razor and gently glide it along your scalp going with the grain. If you want a smoother shave, re-apply shaving cream or gel and go against the grain. Be careful not to press down too hard on the razor or else you will get razor burn.
- Rinse your head with cold water to close the pores and sooth your skin.
- Apply aftershave lotion to your scalp and let it air-dry.
And that’s it, you’re done. You should shave at least every other day depending on how fast your hair grows back. If you are afraid of the razor, you can use clippers but the shave won’t be as clean and you’ll be stubbly. A properly maintained bald head gives you a swagger you will be proud of so make sure you do it right!