Shaving a head is very similar to shaving a face, with plenty of warm water and great shaving solutions required. A shower is the best place to start, but if one can’t be located, soak a small towel in hot water and apply to your head. The softer the hair, the less pressure need be applied and the less chance of nasty, noticeable cuts.
Always make sure hair on top is stubble at most, as any longer amounts could cause razor-clogging and pain. If longer hair is present, begin by “stubbling” it via a quality electric trimmer.
GIVING YOUR DOME “THE PERFECT HEAD SHAVE”
The Tools: While some are partial to a Mach3 blade, there are newer and sleeker tools specifically designed for head shaving. From ergonomic handles to easier grips, these products allow deft maneuvering around all kinds of domes. A targeted tool is worth the investment if head shaving is going to be a daily task.
The Products: Just like when shaving a beard, adding generous amounts of shave oil and shave cream are essential. Use lightweight and fragrance-free products, as something with “heavier” filler can stick around and cause oiliness.
The Steps: Apply shave oil first, topping it off with a low-lather cream or gel. Then, always begin by shaving in the direction of hair growth (not always straight back). Try and save the thicker patches (such as the coarse hair on the back of the head) for later as this will provide more time for the skin and hair to soften up. End it all with a soothing balm to prevent breakouts or noticeable redness.
Maintaining a neat and clean-shaven head isn’t hard – it just requires the proper balance. Remember that shaving this area means intense exfoliation for skin that normally doesn't get much, so take your time and use the right treatments afterward. Follow these tips to show off that neat noggin:
• Moisturize immediately after shaving with something oil-free and lightweight. We said this above, but want to make sure all are listening.
• Wipe away excessive oil later on, preferably with something that is not your shirt sleeve.
• Protect that head from direct sun by applying a high-quality sunblock if outside for more than a few minutes.
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