Heads Up - Ten Techniques For Safely Shaving Your Head
Head shaving done by females as well as males is seen and accepted much more these days. But history tells us it's nothing new. Both ancient male and female Egyptians used to shave their heads bald. Females always wore wigs. The modern female who is shaving her head often has fun doing so as well.
Many people find bald heads very sexy. And if you didn't know - The entire scalp is an erogenous zone after shaving.
If you're certain you're ready to go bald for the first time, here are techniques to help you:
1) Start by cutting and then trimming your head hair to a short stubble before shaving.
2) Next, take a hot shower. The steam will relax the skin and soften the hairs, which will make head shaving easier. Allow your skin and stubble to be wet for five to ten minutes.
3) Then apply a rich lubricant and allow it to sit for a short while. You might want to use a little Tea Tree or mineral oil. This will help the razor glide more easily while shaving your head, which will help prevent cuts.
4) ALWAYS use a fresh, new blade in your razor. And if it starts to feel like the razor is dragging, put in a new blade.
Especially because people will be noticing your bald pate, the last thing you want is scraped, scabby skin. You want smooth and shiny skin after shaving.
Obviously, you can't see the back of your head to shave it, so if you don't want to end up looking patchy ...
5) Use a mirror. Also, regularly use your fingers to feel for areas you've missed.
Note: The direction of head shaving doesn't matter because the hair grows in different directions. Whatever feels best to you.
6) Try not to apply too much pressure or repeat strokes in the same area as you're shaving as both of these actions will certainly irritate the skin.
After you're finished shaving your head -
7) Thoroughly wash off any remaining lubricant with warm water.
8) Then rinse with cold water. If you think you can handle it, rub your head with an ice cube. This will go a long way to close and calm the follicles, (the skin depressions from which hairs emerge), and generally tone your scalp skin.
9) Pat the area dry, making sure not to rub.
10) Many veteran head shavers believe applying witch hazel, after shave or another alcohol based product works well to further close the follicles and also act as an astringent to kill any germs and bacteria. But beware - Alcohol dries out the skin and dry skin is a major culprit in creating skin irritations.
Tip: One way to kill bacteria, prevent infection and obtain moisture is to use the popular natural remedy Tea Tree Oil. It will deeply condition your scalp and provide your pate with a healthy sheen.
There are many creams, lotions and oils specifically formulated to limit irritations and itching from shaving.
Used regularly, these will soften the skin and hair follicles and even reduce the stiffness of the stubble when hairs start growing in between shaves.
After you rub a goodly amount into your skin, go ahead and put on some more - Only this time don't rub it in but allow your skin to absorb it.
These guidelines are based upon generations of people's experiences head shaving with a wet razor, so if you follow them, you should receive the most pleasing results.
Depending on how much hair you want showing between shaves, you can shave your head every day, once a week, or only once a month.
If you decide you do really enjoy having a bald head, do some research. There is an alternative to shaving your head with a wet razor that will remove your hair closely, cleanly and most importantly, safely.
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