Shaving your head isn’t just about taking a razor to it.
There are few things like having the person in your life stroking your bald head. If you are balding, shaving it all off might be the easiest way to cloak the growing bald spot.
Making the decision to shave your head shouldn’t be taken lightly – you don’t want to discover warts and bumps you weren’t aware existed once your head is clean and shiny or that, while your forehead worked with a mop of hair or short afro, it just doesn’t without any hair to distract.
What to consider
• Is it appropriate for your workplace and your lifestyle? Whether we like it or not, there are often rules to appearance within the workplace.
• Will it suit the shape of your head and face?
• Will you maintain it? It can be high maintenance, particularly if your hair grows quickly.
Sizwe from Legents Hair & Grooming Lounge suggests you start with a brush cut before making the leap to a bald head. Go down to a No 2 on the clipper the first time and a No 1 the second time. It will also make it easier to check for any scars and bumps – have someone you trust give your head a good feel to check.
How to shave it
Remember that the scalp is sensitive and a hair clipper can be brutal. It’s important to trust your barber to cut you close or to use a shaving powder, which removes everything without the buzz of a clipper and potential cuts.
How to maintain it
You’ll probably need to get a shave at least once a week, but your morning routine will be a lot quicker. To avoid unsightly shaving bumps on your scalp, use something like Bump Control as well as a moisturiser or shave gel to give it just the right shine.