These days having a bald head is a fashion choice, rather than necessity or having the choice to do so is more commonly accepted. If you are one of those people who elected to have a bald head, then you probably want to aim for smooth, high shine.
Some people will have chosen to have a bald head due to thinning or bald patches and the same applies. A nice, shiny head looks much more appealing and attractive than a dull, and stubbly head. Here are some tips to help you keep the shine to your bald head.
Proper Shaving Methods
If you practice proper shaving methods, you are more likely to have the result of a lovely shiny head. You should always shave your head with a sharp razor. It is advised that these razors have multiple blades for the closest shave possible. Before shaving, you should soak your head in lots of warm water to soften the hair and make it easier to remove. Try to find a shaving gel that has moisturizing properties as well to make sure the skin doesn’t end up dry and flaky.
Remember to shave with the grain of your hair, in other words in the same direction that it grows, otherwise you will find your hair follicles irritated which creates angry red bumps which stop your head from looking shiny and smooth.
To me, the best method is using hair clippers for balding to maintain your head.
Mild Soaps and Skin Cleansers
Using soaps and cleansers that are harsh and have lots of chemicals in them can result in your skin drying out, especially the sensitive skin of your head. They can also cause irritation to the hair follicles and make the skin look splotchy and dull. Try to find soaps and cleansers that contain natural and organic ingredients. This will stop the harsh chemicals from affecting the skin on your head, and hopefully leave you with shiny, nourished skin.
This keeps the skin thoroughly moisturized, especially the sensitive skin on your scalp. It is also advised to use Aloe Vera on your head if you spend an awful lot of time outside as it can calm the effects of the sun on the top of your head. All you need to do is pop a healthy handful onto your head and massage it into your scalp as soon as you finish shaving. Then dab your skin dry with a towel. Do not rub back and forth as this could irritate the skin.
You must make sure to apply sun cream in order for your bald head to have a healthy glow. This is particularly important if you spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun. The bright sunlight and UV rays can have some nasty results such as sunburn, freckles, peeling, and discoloration, and even skin cancer. Therefore, applying sun cream before you go outside is always a good idea, not just to protect your skin but to retain a nice shiny head. It is advised to use a sun cream that has an SPF factor of, at the very least, 15, but if you are very fair-skinned you will need one much higher.
Moisturizing Skin Creams
It is advised to use a moisturizing cream on your scalp every day and this will nourish the skin, keeping it smooth and shiny. It will prevent the skin from drying, cracking, or flaking. There are lots of great moisturizing skin creams on the market, but you should try to find one focused on hydrating the skin, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors as the sun and weather can dry the skin an awful lot. Applying the cream every morning and evening, and after shaving if necessary.
Applying natural oils to your scalp daily has many benefits. The first, of course, is that the oil will make your head nice and shiny, the second is the benefits to your skin from the natural ingredients. They create a protective layer on your scalp and protect it from pimples and blisters. They also increase blood irrigation and protect your skin from bacteria and germs. The most recommended natural oils are jojoba, lavender, and most tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. These will protect your scalp from outside damages and allow the skin to remain healthy and blister-free. It also smells amazing, and, in aiding the health of the skin on your scalp, will result in you having a nice, shiny bald head.
There are many ways to keep your bald head shiny, and by following these simple steps you can really impress people. As long as you look after the skin on your head, you will have a nice shiny dome. Remember healthy skin is the most important.