Earlier, to shave heads barber’s used straight razors but a full head shaving taxes on the straight razor resulting in frequent honing. So nowadays safety razors are considered a better option because they come with changeable blades, which is much more economical. In a safety razor the blade is placed in right angle to the handle between an upper piece and a guard, once the handle is screwed in the blade between these two pieces causes the blade to slightly bend. This bend actually gives you the right shaving angle. This automatic safe angle can never be achieved in a straight razor where the entire control depends on your hand, so little bit of mistake can end with your head getting gashed.
There are safety razors that come with fixed heads while some come with movable heads that move from the pivot and change angles with changing contours. And there are many safety razors where you can change the angle of the blades- The steeper you make the angle the more aggressive your razor becomes. But you need to keep in mind that the more aggressive the angle becomes the more it has chances to create irritation on your skin. So in anyway the safety razor is a much faster and safer option when it comes to shaving your head.
Steps to Shave Your Head
- Firstly rinse tour hair with a mild shampoo that will make the hair follicles softer putting less pressure on your razor
- Next apply a nice non oily shave oil then a shaving gel on your head
- Make sure the hair is cut short more like a stubble else it will clog the razor
- Now start shaving in the direction where your hair is growing-from the roots
- You can leave out the areas with denser patches(the areas at the backside) for later detailing because you need patience to deal with them
- When the whole thing is done apply a nice skin balm to soothe out the redness and prevent breakout of rashes
How to maintain?
- Mind it the skin on your scalp has gone through a lot of exfoliation and is now very vulnerable
- Apply a skin soother like Aloe-Vera or tea tree gel
- Wear a cap when you step outside, protect it from direct sunlight to prevent rashes and irritations
Now you know how to sport the new bald trend without a visit to the barbershop, with your very own safety razor. Have fun!
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