How to Shave Your Head
Want to learn about how to shave your head? You're sick of your hair and you want to shave your head. Well, before you grab those shears and start mutilating your scalp, you may want to know the these important steps. You don't want to start gushing blood because of a shaving mishap and you definitely don't want weird razor burn on your skull. With this easy guide, you'll be able to shave your head faster, easier, and safer:
- Start Trimming. This is the fun part. All you have to do is grab a pair of good, sharp scissors and trim your hair to stubble. Don't get too eager, but don't worry if some parts are uneven--you're going to shave it all, anyway!
- Soak. Get a warm, wet towel and make sure your head is wet. Or just take a shower before you do this. This will make the process much easier, especially if you don't have an electric razor.
- Start Shaving. Are you using a manual razor or an electric? If it's a manual razor, make sure the blade is new and make sure to lather your scalp with shaving cream. Then, shave with the grain, in slow strokes. Don't go over an area more than once, because this will cause irritation. With an electric razor, just find the perfect setting for the stubble and shave in the same slow, patient fashion. You can always go over parts you miss, but go over them later, to avoid irritation.
- Shaving Strategy. Shave the front, then top, then sides, then back of the head. You'll notice that the roots of the hair in these areas are all slightly different, so this gives time for the tougher roots to absorb more water and shaving cream while you shave the softer ones.
- Wash. You'll want to get all the excess hair off your scalp, so grab a towel and soak it in warm water. Gently scrub your head with it. You can try adding soap but, if you have sensitive skin, this could backfire and result in razor burn.
- Recovery. You can try to to tough it out, but it's highly recommended that you get a high quality moisturizer or aftershave to rub on your head. You really, really don't want razor burn there. It's painful and unseemly.
Boom, you've learned how to shave your head. The most important part is to keep your scalp wet, because that will both reduce the friction while you shave and reduce your risk of getting razor burn afterwards. Once you get this process down, it shouldn't take more than thirty minutes. The best part about learning to shave your head is that you never have to see a barber again. Now go out there and enjoy the breeze.