How to Shave Your Head


If you're thinking about shaving your head, there are a few things to consider. The first is how you want to do it. If you're going for the bald look or buzz cut, it's important to make sure that the shaving cream you use is suitable for shaving your head. It's also a good idea to wash your hair before shaving your head, as this will help soften up any tangles and make sure that there aren't any stray hairs left after shaving. You need to decide which direction you want to shave in. For example, if this is a first-time shave then perhaps start by simply trimming an inch off the top of your head so that there's less hair left when it comes time to shave again next week!

Make sure that the shaving cream you use is suitable for shaving your head.

Before you begin the shaving process, make sure that the shaving cream you use is suitable for sensitive skin. You should not be able to find any alcohol or perfume in a good quality shaving cream. This will ensure that your skin isn’t irritated while shaving and that no rashes develop on your scalp later on.

If possible, also look into buying a moisturizing and protecting product instead of just something with only moisturizing properties. The reason behind this is simple: if you don’t protect yourself from the sun after you shave, then any moisture left on your head can quickly evaporate away leaving behind dry patches which can lead to flaky skin and other irritations later on down the line (no one wants that).

It's a good idea to wash your hair before shaving your head.

It's a good idea to wash your hair before shaving. This will get rid of any oils and dirt, leaving your skin smooth and clean.

  • Shave after a shower. In order to prevent cuts from occurring, it's best to shave after taking a shower or bath so that the pores are opened up and the skin is soft.

  • Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner. Use an anti-dandruff shampoo if you have dandruff; otherwise use a gentle shampoo designed for men or women depending on what works best for you personally (remember that women might have different needs than men!). You should also use conditioner on the ends of your head (not too much though). Rinse thoroughly with cold water before drying off completely so there isn't any leftover residue on top of where we'll be shaving later!

  • Let hair air dry before shaving head next time because heat tends to irritate scalps - especially when it comes right after just having shaved off all those coarse hairs!

Decide which direction you want to shave.

  • Decide which direction you want to shave. If you have fine, sensitive skin and coarse hair, shaving with the grain is going to be best for a smooth shave. If your skin isn't as sensitive and your hair is more fine or sparse, shaving against the grain will result in less irritation and fewer ingrown hairs.

Don't rush.

Shaving your head doesn't have to be a daunting task, but it does take time. Take your time and don't rush to get the job done. If you cut yourself, don't worry! It happens to everyone at least once.

If it's your first time shaving your head, don't use an old dull razor. You'll need something sharp and clean so that you don't end up with any nicks or cuts on top of everything else! Don’t try shaving all at once either - if you do, it will take much longer than necessary (and who wants that?).

Choose a new blade each time you shave your head.

  • Change the blade on your razor each time you shave. This may seem counterintuitive, but it's a good rule of thumb for several reasons. First and foremost, it prevents ingrown hairs from forming. If you do use the same blade for more than one shave (or even just one), it will become dulled over time and tear at your skin instead of cleanly cutting hair as intended. You'll end up with unsightly red bumps that could easily turn into infected cysts if not treated promptly—and they're painful to boot! In addition to potential infections, using a dull razor can also cause unsightly nicks and cuts in your skin which can leave scars if left untreated or go untreated long enough. Finally, changing out blades keeps them sharp so that they're ready to make short work of any stubble that tries to come back after shaving off all those months' worth of growth!

Hold the razor as if it's a pen or pencil, not like a knife.

If you’re a first-time shaver, take a few minutes to prepare. This will help prevent injuries, and it makes for a better experience overall.

Preparation is key when shaving your head for the first time. You'll want to:

  • Hold the razor as if it's a pen or pencil, not like a knife. Hold it gently and loosely so that there isn't any unnecessary pressure on your hand or wrist when you shave. Pressing too hard while shaving can result in cuts and nicks on your scalp (and those are no fun).

  • Use safety razors instead of straight razors. Safety razors are less likely to cause injury because they don't have sharp blades that can easily lacerate and nick tender skin like on your head; with proper technique, they should glide smoothly over your head without causing any damage!

Don't try to shave your entire head in one go.

If you're trying to shave your head for the first time, we recommend going in sections. This will help reduce somewhat the amount of time it takes (and reduce your chances of making a mistake).

Here is how we recommend going about it: start with the back and sides of your head. Next, move to the front. Finally, shave your neck area.

Let the razor do the work, don't force it around your head.

  • Don't use too much pressure. Shaving your head is a lot like shaving any other part of your body, but with one crucial difference: the skin on your scalp is very loose, and can easily be stretched out of shape if you pull too hard. This will lead to ingrown hairs and irritation, so be careful not to overdo it!

  • Don't stretch the skin around your head while you shave. As mentioned above, don't pull too hard when shaving or else you'll risk getting razor burn or ingrown hairs from pulling at the skin too much as well as making it harder for yourself later on in succeeding shaves (when trying to get rid of those pesky little bumps). You'll also lose sensitivity if you're constantly stretching out your follicles; try using gentle strokes instead!

Shave the back of your head by using a hand-held mirror to see the area you are shaving.

Once you have shaved all the way around your head, it's time to shave the back of your head. This can be tricky if you don't have a hand held mirror, but luckily I do.

To get started, use my mirror to look at the back of your own head so that you can see what part needs to be shaved there as well.

How to shave your head and make sure you get a perfect shave every time

To ensure you have a great shave and don't cut yourself, use a sharp razor blade and shave in the direction of hair growth. If you have trouble seeing the back of your scalp or neck, try shaving with a mirror (or take a selfie with your phone) so that you're able to see exactly where to place the blade.

If it's been awhile since your last shave, consider using an electric shaver on these stubborn areas before wetting them down with water so that they're easier to get rid of. You can also opt for an electric razor if you want something simple and mess-free—but keep in mind that these razors aren't designed to go over sensitive areas like your head; they may cause irritation if used incorrectly!


Remember, shaving your head is not just about getting rid of hair—it's about feeling confident and looking great. You should take your time and enjoy the process of shaving your head. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to shave your head in no time at all!

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