So your looking to shave your head and you are not exactly sure of the best method. No worries, I got you covered. I’m going to show you the best method a first time shaver can use to shave their head.
First, you will want to do a zero guard buzz cut on your hair with a pair of clippers to get the hair as short as possible. Otherwise your razor will get clogged up with hair and it will take you forever.
Once that is done, wipe off your head to remove the trimmed hair.
Next, it’s best to open up the pores on the head with some hot water. I like to wet a wash cloth and place it on my head for a couple of minutes. Once you get used to the head shaving process, it’s much easier to do it while you are in the shower. But in the beginning, in front of the mirror might be your best bet, it was for me anyways.
For the first time head shaver, I would recommend a single blade style razor, with a new blade of course. Especially for the first time shaving your head, you never know how your skin may react. Multiple bladed razors can increase your chances of developing razor burn, so the single blade is best in my opinion. Though once you have shaved your head a few times without any issue, you can then try a multiple blade razor, it will help decrease the amount of time it takes to shave your head, but better safe than sorry these first few times.
Now that your pores are opened up, apply shaving cream to your head. The first pass with the razor, we are going to shave with the gain, so in the same direction your hair grows.
So for the top of the head start at the crown and shave to the forehead.
One the side, start on the top of the head and shave down to the sideburns
And on the back of the head start at the crown and shave down to the neck.
Make sure to rinse your razor out frequently, as the hair builds up pretty quick and this reduces the effectiveness of your razor.
Once you think you got all the hair, rub your head to feel any missed spots. Add a little more shaving cream and get those areas again.
Once you got your first pass done, you will now lather up again and shave against the grain.
So for the top of the head, start at the forehead and shave towards the crown.
For the side start at the sideburns and shave up towards the top of the head.
And for the back of the head, start at the neck and shave up towards the crown.
Again once your finished, feel for any missed spots, add some shaving cream and go over them again.
Be sure to down check around your ears, this area is the easiest to miss spots. Fold your ears down and make sure you get everything.
Now, if you have a beard, I am going to show you how I fade mine in. Using an object with a straight edge, cover up with sideburn at an angle and shave so that it goes up into a point. Your may want to fade this part in with a short guard on your clippers as well depending on the length.
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Now your about done, but don’t forget to clean up those ear hairs and nose hairs. After all we’re not savages…
Now it’s time to jump in the shower and rinse off.
Even though you don't have any hair, shampoo is recommended for keeping your head clean.
Out of the shower, your head may look a little blotchy at first, but no worries, this should go away in about 10 to 15 minutes.
I personally like to apply after shave to my freshly shaved head to deter razor burn, which using the method outlined in this video, I have never gotten.
If your like me and have a beard, in the morning when I use my favorite beard oil, after applying it to me beard, I rub the excess on my head to keep the skin for drying out, and it smells great!
So now you look good, you smell good, hopefully you got an awesome beard. Gentleman, the world is your for the taking. Thanks for watching!