Shaving your head off is definitely a decision to make, and when one has prepared himself/herself then the next important consideration to make is ‘how to do it’? A few preparations are always needed before shaving off such as investing in a quality clipper, trimming off the hair to the shortest length possible and preparing a seating area for you so that all the hair could be collected afterward at once. The very first shave should be highly taken care of. It could lead to some redness or irritation for the people with sensitive skin, but such issues are not a big reason to worry.
❖ Mustering all the courage up, go ahead and get your head wet. Hot water is generally recommended to make your scalp and hair soft enough for an easier shaving. Make sure to rub your head with shaving lubricant or a clipper oil for the extra softness.
❖ Start shaving the head from the front, as the hair near the face is thinner and softer. Let the shaving lubricant take its time to soften the coarser hair at the back. Shave from the forehead towards the back in even rows. Do not forget to keep an eye on the pressure you exert as neither it should be so hard to give you cuts, nor too less to lead to unsatisfactory results. Keep cleaning the blade under water as often as necessary.
❖ Now the time comes to shave off the sides, back and around the ears. Firstly, try shaving from the back, move from the neck towards the top of your head, then clear off the sides. Be careful while working on the ears; try to hold the ear down with the other hand to avoid any nicks.
❖ When you are done with almost all visible parts of your head, start shaving off the unseen areas. Work in upward strokes and be careful not to rush the process. Glide smoothly over ridges and valleys to prevent any cuts and bleeding.
❖ Finally, have a look through your mirror; apply some oil for the final finishing and touch-ups. Rinse your head well and apply some aftershave to proudly flaunt the bald look!
THREE DIY TRICKS TO MAKE IT EASY-PEASY!
❖ The day you decide to get rid of the hair on your head is the day when a lot of thought goes into consideration from selecting the right cream to the selection of the right sized razor. Since the scalp is exposed to a blade, which passes over the scalp, the choice of the correct blade plays a vital role in determining the correct exposure of the scalp to the blade. Since the scalp is a sensitive area of the body, it is advisable to soak it with some lukewarm water so that the hair absorbs enough moisture before it is sickled off.
❖ People who avoid taking the conventional route by not using the razor would use the clipper for shaving their heads. For them, it is very important to give enough thought to the selection of the correct blade size and the machine to be used. Looking at a multitude of Balding Clippers, the one, which would sit perfectly on your head, is again a subjective process.
❖ A lot of people would prefer the one with finesse while others may want to opt for a one, which fits perfectly into the palm and reaches out to every corner of the head with ease and comfort. A lot of people may not want the hassles of operating a machine with a chord and may seek better mobility of the machine, preferring the cordless balding clipper which comes in handy and can be carried to places without worrying about a plug point. Also, there could be cases where people may not want to completely get rid of every strand of hair and instead have a little stubble. For them, there are clippers with detachable blades which can be selected to give the desired length to the hair and which evenly cut through the all hair types and are suitable for all skin types.
WHY SHOULD YOU DEFY THE AGE-OLD TECHNIQUE AND REPLACE IT WITH THIS MODERN VERSION?
The common notion that shaving your head will cause your hair grow thicker or increase the diameter of the hair follicles or even help you grow back hair you lost holds no water. The entire trajectory of the hair growth is dependent on the genetics of the humans. Although the modern technique of artificial hair transplant is a silver lining for those who are adamantly looking to defy the shortfalls of their genetics, however, the hair must be looked after with utmost care and nurtured in a hair friendly environment!
However, talking about those who are not genetically gifted and prefer to take the road less travelled by, which is prefer going bald, there are a number of benefits to keep them motivated.
❖ To begin with, shaving your head yourself saves you around $350 a year. This saves you the hassle and the money to visit the barbershop.
❖ And it does not stop here you also end up saving a lot of money over shampoo and conditioner because now all you require is one bottle of each, which would last you for a month.
❖ Besides a clean shaved head with a well-maintained beard just puts you a notch above the regular guy with unkempt hair, which grows, in patches.
❖ The best thing about keeping it clean is that it requires no maintenance and that you can save up on a lot of time and not really worry about your hair.
All these benefits can be availed just by owning a regular Balding Clipper, which comes as handy equipment with multiple adjustable blades and can easily fit into your palm. It is very gentle on your skin and it readily gets rid of your hair on the targeted area. So keep it simple and sophistication would eventually follow, as simplicity is the best elegance that one can flaunt proudly!
MORE HAIR AFTER SHAVING – THE LESSER KNOWN FACTS OR MYTHS?
No, shaving your hair off doesn’t make your hair grow back thicker. If that had been the case the remedy to the thin and dull hair would have been easy for everyone. The hair’s color, consistency and thickness are all dependent on the hair follicle, which is present below the surface of the skin called as ‘the dermis’. The more hair follicle a person has, the better will be the growth. One’s growth really depends on one’s genes, age and hormones. Studies prove that shaving does not really affect the hair color, growth, and thickness of the hair. Shaving only makes the appearance of hair thicker, which is mainly because of natural tapering at the end. The hair gets thinner as they grow.
When one shaves the hair off, the thin shaft of the hair is moved down and the thicker part of the hair stays near the skin, which makes it look thicker, which is actually not. The stubble looks fuller as the hair is cut straight and short. It even might not match the actual hair color. The complete myth can be related to the pruning of the plants. The way pruning stimulates the growth of the new branches of a plant, the same thing shaving offers to the hair. So, shaving off hair to complete baldness is not something to be scared of for this particular reason. Go ahead, experiment the new look and definitely you would make shaving a habit, as the smoothness of the scalp would never let you down.