The problem with having a shaved head is that it can take a lot of time and effort to maintain it, especially when you shave. It only takes a day for that shadow to appear on your scalp and then you have to do the whole procedure again.
You could try other methods of hair removal such as waxing, sugaring or depilatories which tend to last longer than shaving anyway. I prefer balding clippers for this purpose.
But if you’re set on keeping with the shaving, here are some tips for trying to keep that bald head gleaming for longer. With some of these methods, the hair might grow back thinner and finer than before.
Hair Growth Inhibitor
This comes in the form of topical cream or spray and is made to interfere with the hair’s growth cycles. It usually contains soy extracts which are used to slow down the growth of hair. Using this lotion on your head could result in your hairs growing back finer and much less frequent. These are available at most cosmetic or drug stores. Some hair growth inhibitors will contain a Sulphur reducer as an active ingredient. This ingredient will weaken or inhibit the hair’s natural protein called keratin and interrupt new hair as it begins to form, making it thinner and weaker than normal. You should use hair growth inhibitors along with other methods of hair removal for a better result.
Eat Soy Products
Products that are made of or contain soy have phytoestrogens in them. This is nature’s equivalent of estrogen. It is testosterone inside your body that leads to more hair growth, and in a thicker and more frequent fashion. One way to combat this is to consume the estrogen-like food product which will counteract the testosterone and lead to thinner and less frequent hair growth. You can find soy in foods like soy nut butter, tofu, edamame, and soy milk. You can also apply soy milk to the area and stunt the growth of the hair. Within five weeks you will find that the hair grows back finer, thinner, and softer than before. This is because soy reduces the diameter of the follicle and hair shaft, strips it of its pigment, and stunts the growth of hair overall.
This is a herbal supplement that you can sometimes find in easy-to-use products. It works by decreasing the rate of re-growth of the hair until it is permanently eliminated. You will see the effects of only two or three applications of the product. It is recommended to use this with other hair removal products which tend to rip out the root, such as waxing, so the product can work effectively.
Vitamin A is used to make sure the body’s reproductive and immune systems are properly functioning. It also helps with your vision. Vitamin A is great for maintaining healthy teeth, skin, hair and bones as well as the lungs, liver and kidneys. A lot of vitamin A, however, will make the hair follicles fall into overdrive and will make your hair reach the end of its growth phase and then fall out. While this might aid you in the maintenance of your bald head, it is advised to be extremely careful when taking vitamin A over a long period of time as it could cause some damage to your body.
Prescription Hair Treatments
Your doctor might be able to prescribe you with a cream or treatment that can help you to keep the hair from growing on your head. These tend to be stronger than the ones found in drugs stores. One such prescribed treatment is an eflornithine cream called Vaniqua. This works by neutralizing the enzymes in the hair follicle which are needed for hair growth. This is not a permanent solution because as soon as you stop using the product the hair follicle will become active again, but it is a good way to maintain a bald head for longer.
Plucking and Tweezing
Choosing to pull the hairs out one at a time can be an effective way to reduce hair growth as it can result in permanent hair loss over a long period of time. It is, however, very tedious and can also bring about dark spots where the follicles have been plucked. Usually with tweezing or plucking, when the hair eventually grows back it tends to grow back thinner and finer, which makes it easier to remove with other methods if necessary.
There are many ways to have a bald head for longer, but the most effective way is electrolysis. If this doesn’t appeal to you then you can follow some of these steps and see if any of them work for you. Hair will always keep growing unless you use a permanent fix, but you can increase the time it takes to grow back.