Head shaving using safety razor can be too cumbersome, but having the right tools, step by step procedures, and of course a steady hand, it would be as easy as one, two, three!
When it comes to shaving your glorious head the same rules apply as when you shave your face. Just like the facial dermis, the scalp is a sensitive territory; many outside factors can not only affect the quality of your shave, but also affect the skin’s reaction.
Once you have mastered the art of wet shaving your scalp, every step will not only become second nature, but also become a part of an enjoyable process. Before you know it, you’ll find shaving is one of your favorite hobbies! Here we will help you execute the perfect head shave.
The key to a successful safety-razor head shave begins with preparation. Before you begin, it is vitally important to cleanse your scalp of oils, dirt, and dead skin cells; all of which will clog your pores and your razor.
Thoroughly scrub your scalp with soap and hot water to help soften the hair follicle. This step helps to prevent acne, razor burn, rashes, and ingrown hairs.
Now that your head is a clean slate, apply pre-shave oil to help protect your skin against irritants. Rub this generously onto your scalp until saturated. As you’re applying the shaving protectant, observe the direction of your hair growth.
This will familiarize you with the hair follicles, so when it comes time to shave, you can do-so with the grain, rather than against it.
Next, take a damp, hot towel and wrap it around your head (turban style). This will ensure the oil is absorbed into the skin completely. While the towel is cooling, begin to work up a lather with your shaving cream, soap, or croap.
Remove the towel from your freshly hydrated dome and apply the suds liberally.
Note: You will want to keep your lather supply close at hand as you progress through your shave. This way you can reapply regularly.
Be sure to shave in the direction of your hair growth, rather than against it. This will help reduce those pesky skin irritations such as ingrown hairs, rashes, razor burn, and pimples. Be aware of cowlicks and pay special attention to areas of the head where hair growth changes direction.
As you make multiple passes, be sure to reapply the lather in order to lubricate and protect your skin.
After you have shaved your head and removed the excess product, apply post-shave oil to the area and rub in thoroughly. Once again take a hot towel and wrap it around your head (turban style), allowing it to soak in. Remove the towel after it has cooled and rinse scalp with cold water.
This step helps to prevent skin irritations that are triggered by heated environments, and also closes the pores against acne causing oils and bacteria.
Head shaving with a safety razor no longer has to be a chore that you dread. With the proper high-quality equipment head shaving can become a meditative ritual that you look forward to.
Stay classy and happy shaving!