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How to Shave Your Head Step by Step (Razor & Clippers 2023)

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Shaving your head is an attractive look that you can achieve at home once you learn how to shave your head with an electric clipper or razor. It will be easy, although it can take a while to perfect your technique.

shave your head Using RazorMen with shaved heads are considered more dominant, stronger and taller, some studies have found.

That’s good news if you’re thinking about shaving your head.

how can it differ from the chin and cheeks?

The truth is, it’s pretty much the same. But what works best on your face may not work on your head as smoothly.

So it’s important to understand all your options, whatever the reason for shaving head, we are here to help with some tips for getting a great shaved head.

Is It Good To Shave Your Head?

There are many reasons you could consider shaving your head – baldness, receding hairlines, thinning strands – there really isn’t a bad one. It’s low maintenance if you go for it, Less product, less expensive trips to the hairdresser and less headroom to think about whether or not to shave. If you think about it, you’re probably ready.

How To Shave Your Head

Now the interesting part, the actual shave. Make sure to take some time before you start, especially if this is your first time. A rushed shave can lead to poor results and possibly a shortage of blood.

Using Razor

1. Preparing The Scalp

how to shave your headShaving after a hot shower is one of the best ways to shave your head because your hair is soft and easier to shave. Make sure to wash the hair thoroughly while showering. You’ll also want to brush the scalp, which will help exfoliate the skin underneath and prime the hair too, ready for a shave.

Once you get out of the shower, if your hair is not yet sized, take a few trimmers and bring it back to a ¼ inch. If your trimmer has settings, try a 1 or a 2.

2. Apply a pre-shave oil

use a pre-shave oil to make your razor slide over the skin more easily. This also creates a small protective barrier between the blade and the skin. It’s kind of a caregiver for your skin: if it does its job, you’ll never notice the difference. If you give up … you may feel the burn later.

3. Lather Generously With A Shaving Cream

We’re not specific about the type of shaving cream or gel you use to shave your head – it’s up to your personal preference. As a beginner, you may want to stick to something transparent so you can visualize the scalp while shaving and notice contours or moles.

Warm it up in your palms and apply it with some force. You want to work it into the scalp to further ensure comfort and smoothness while shaving.

4. Smooth Shaving

Smooth Shaving with razorStart shaving with the hair on your hair. Apply light pressure and let the razor do the work for you. Hopefully, you find shaving easier than shaving your face. The skin on your head is usually tighter and has a flatter surface, making it easier to slide the knife over the head.

Keep the thicker or coarser areas, such as the back of your head, last. Tilt your head so that the skin is taut – you can even stretch the skin with your free hand to flatten the area.

After completing the first pass, check for missed spots and apply another round of shaving cream to the spots you’ve missed.

Remember the best razor for shaving your head is one that is sharp and clean, so don’t forget to switch your razor in between!

5. Rinse with cold water

When it comes to your pores, it’s the same logic (and opposite approach) when you’re done shaving.

While warm water opens your pores, cold water closes them.

This will firm the skin and prevent clogging as it washes away hair, dead skin cells and shaves gel residue from your crown.

6. Apply aftershave lotion

Opt for an aftershave lotion or balm if it is available.

These formulas are better for sensitive skin on your scalp than splashes. However, an aftershave splash is better than going without it.

If you shave your head often, it’s a good idea to invest in an aftershave designed for your scalp.

You can find these products near the shaving supplies at your local department store or online.

5. After Care

Now that your hair is gone, you may be tempted to get rid of your hair care products. No. Wash your scalp daily to remove oil and keep it clean.

These tips will also keep your scalp healthy:

  • moisturize immediately after shaving and if necessary between shaves. It helps soothe irritations.
  • If you break out immediately after shaving your head, relieve redness and discomfort with a benzoyl peroxide cleanser. (Breaking out is normal, especially if you have thick, curly hair.) Day recommends using it once a day, just before shaving or in the evening between shaves.
  • Protect your bare scalp from the sun. Smooth the sunblock every day with a minimum of 30 SPF, or wear a hat in the sun.

Using Electric Clippers

1. Remove the guard from your clippers

shave your head Using ClippersWhile your shave won’t be as close as a razor, it will give you a bald result with less friction.

This means you are less likely to experience irritation and redness after shaving.

  • want a little hair, you can use a 1 protection.
  • You may want to put down papers before shaving your head to catch the excess hair.

2. Cut your hair in the opposite direction to your hair growth

Normally you shave your hair towards the grain. However, this is not necessary when cutting because you don’t get as close to a shave as you do with a razor. In addition, cutting hair with the grain is very difficult, because it is difficult to cut the hair when you move the clippers over your hair.

3. Start on the sides of your head where your sideburns start

Place your clippers against your skin and move them to the crown of your head. Take several steps until you reach the area behind your ear.

If you’re more comfortable starting on a different part of your head, that’s okay. Do what is easiest for you.

4. When shaving the top of your head, go from top to bottom.

Place the clippers at the top of your forehead. Then slowly slide them back to the crown of your head. Stop shaving when you reach the back of your crown.

5. Shave from bottom to top when you’re done with the back.

Place your clippers around your neck. Then slowly bring the razor to your crown. Keep working your way down the back of your hair until you’ve shaved your entire head.

Keeping your bald head beautiful

Keeping your bald head beautifulMen with shaved heads are most at risk for skin cancer, age spots, and wrinkles. Their heads are exposed to maximum radiation from the sun.

For this reason, bald men should treat their scalp just like their faces. Here’s a regimen that we recommend:

In the morning

wipe the scalp with a warm washcloth (unless you’re taking a shower, which also works). You use a cleanser in the evening, so you can avoid it in the morning.

Then apply an antioxidant serum to correct any damage and combat the daily burden on the environment.

Use one with SPF-packaged moisturizer – something with a matte finish so your dome doesn’t look overly polished.

And since it doesn’t break your hair, it’s always best to wear a hat.

In the evening

cleanse in the shower, but try to limit showering to just once a day or you will dry out the skin on the scalp.

FAQs About Shaving Head

How do I shave my head if I am a girl?

The steps are the same for people of any gender, you don’t have to do anything else.

Can I use my pet’s clippers?

Not a good idea. It’s easy to cut yourself with a clipper, especially if you’re new, and an infected cut won’t look good on a shaved head.

How often do you need to shave your head?

This depends on the desired result and your specific texture and hair density, but to maintain a clean-shaven look I recommend once or twice a week, but I know a few men who do it every day to keep it smooth.

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Mutasim Sweileh

Mutasim is a published author and software engineer and beard care expert from the US. To date, he has helped thousands of men make their beards look better and get fatter. His work has been mentioned in countless notable publications on men's care and style and has been cited in Seeker, Wikihow, GQ, TED, and Buzzfeed.

Mike Wright

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Yes indeed having a good shaver for ahead is the must-have thing... even though if one doesn't use regularly :)

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