Head Shaving Guide For Men

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Opinions about what style of hair makes a man look better are not always the same if you ask. Some men just want their head all filled up, others want mild hair growing scantily while there are also those brave ones who take up the courage to shave their hair all off their head.

Men who shave off all their hair do it for different reasons. Some men do it to save time and money, for convenience or other reasons that may arise, like religion, and culture. However, head shaving can be a cool style as well.

Also, some men shave their head because they think it requires less work and attention than to maintain hair but this is false as the shaven head needs as much attention as the head with hair.

Shaving your head smooth is easy but you have to be careful. You can still get that super-smooth bald head if you do not shave against the grain because this can cause breakouts and irritation.

Although it is simple, you don’t have to rush it because you will not want to cut yourself while trying to shave, so patience is the key!

These are the steps you need to follow even if you are being chased by time:

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    Use your hair clippers to cut the hair as short as possible. It does not have to be a perfect job but cutting your hair to the shortest length will make shaving easier for you.
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    Be sure to have a safety razor and a shaving cream.
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    Before you start, you should give yourself a long shower with warm water or wrap your head in a warm towel for a few minutes. This is done to open up the pores and raise your hairs so that you can get a close shave without irritation.
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    Make sure to use a new razor blade and not a blunt one sitting in your drawer for days.
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    Apply your shaving cream on the area you want to shave and leave it there for 2/3 minutes before starting to pass your razor over it. Make sure you shave with gentle movements and re-apply shave cream if you decide to go over again in order to avoid cuts.
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    Start with those easy areas where the hair is weaker (usually the top and front of the head) so you give the product more time to penetrate well in those areas of harder or thicker hair.
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    Use your fingers to find any areas where you still have hair. Apply product again only on those areas and shave smoothly just over those areas.
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    Wash your shaved head with shampoo and rinse with some fresh water. Do you think you no longer need a shampoo? You're wrong! Wash, rinse and pat your head dry without rubbing.
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    Apply an aftershave product without alcohol to close the pores.
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    Apply a moisturizer or oil to reduce irritation and boost hydration.
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    If you get a small cut, apply an astringent to the affected area.
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    Use an aftershave balm on your newly shaved head following the direction of hair growth.
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    Applying jojoba oil on your head will not only moisturize it efficiently but also protect your scalp from future irritations.

Keep in mind that there are of course many brands of electric head shavers in the market which you can use and many barbers use these machines to cut and shave hair, but from my own experience, there is nothing that can beat a regular razor blade and a shaving cream.

Is shaving your head good for the hair?

Whether it is good or bad, it is largely determined by genetics, but bear in mind that each time you shave your head, you press the reset button. New hair grows out healthier, thicker and undamaged because it has not been exposed to risks and damages caused by external elements, chemical treatments, and normal day-to-day wear and tear.

If you need to reset your hair characteristics, clean shave and wait patiently as you watch your beautiful hair grow again.

How to shave your head without getting razor bumps?

Razor bumps are common among men with coarse or curly hair. Blade shaving cuts hair at an angle so curly hair sometimes curls back towards the skin to puncture the scalp and become ingrown. This causes red bumps and skin irritation which are really painful.

Follow the steps below to evade the razor bumps you get from shaving:

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    Wet your hair before shaving.
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    Use a good shaving oil on your hair before applying shaving cream. The oil will soften the hair and provide lubrication for easier cutting.
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    Apply a good shaving cream to the hair. Leave the shaving of those areas that get razor bumps till the end so that the shaving cream will have reduced any irritation and friction even more.
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    Shave with the grain and not against it.
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    Stretching your skin while shaving increases the chances of getting razor bumps. Just don’t do it.
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    Replace blades regularly because dull blades may increase the chances of uneven hair tearing.

Pros of shaving your head

Do you want to know? We will tell you!

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    You get to look younger.
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    Head shaving helps to get noticed and improves your confidence.
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    No more primping.
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    No more washing or styling.
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    Shaved head is economical.
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    Helps to hide baldness.