Shaved heads are one of the sharpest, stylish looks for men. Men of all ages are choosing to go shaved head route in order to be hip and cool. Some men prefer a shaved head to one that is balding. Other men, however, choose a shaved head style even though that are sporting a thick and full head of hair. Shaving your head is not as simple as it may seem. Doing a halfway job will get your sneers and giggles rather than compliments. If you are considering diving into a new look for the holidays here are a few tips to make the transition smoother and easier.
The Tools for the Job
Avoid wasting your money on cheap shaving items. Good quality having shaving supplies will make the task much easier and produce better results. You will greatly reduce your risk of nicks and scratches. The basic shaving tools you need include the following:
You will first want to trim your hair with electric clippers before adding the finishing touches with a razor. Investing in a good pair of clippers is well worth the money.
Avoid the cheap, disposable razors. It is difficult to get a smooth, even shave with a cheap razor. A good quality razor will be much more efficient and effective. Any good quality razor should do the job, however, some razors are specifically designed for shaving heads.
The secret of a close shave is shaving cream. Shaving cream lubricates and moistures the area that you are shaving.
The Art of Shaving
The first step is to use the electric clippers. Set the clippers at the lowest setting. The will allow you to trim your hair to ¼ inch. Now you are ready for the razor.
The best time to shave your head is right after your morning shower. The warm water softens your hair and opens up your pores. If you do not have time for a shower, wash your head with warm water, soap, and a washcloth.
Apply the shaving cream to your head, and wait a couple of minutes before shaving. The shaving cream lubricates your head, and it also softens the hair. The razor blade should gently glide across your scalp without a great deal of effort.
It is best to start shaving at the front of the head. The hair is thinner near the face, and this makes it easier to shave. Work from the forehead towards the back of your head. Shave the top of the head, then the sides, and save the back for last. Use long, firm razor strokes. There is no need to press hard with a good razor.
Rinse the razor with warm water as you shave. Monitor your shaving progress with a mirror. Make sure that you are getting all the angles of the scalp. It is very easy to miss a spot that you may notice later when you are waiting for your date to show up.
Rinse your head with cool water after you are finished. The cool water will close the pores.