Step 3: Avoid Dull Blades
Before you start shaving your head, check sharpness and lubrication of your razor blades. If they look faded or dull, it’s probably time to change them.
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Step 4: Shave with Light, Gentle Strokes
For a smooth, clean-shaven finish on your head, make sure you’re working in a pattern that’s comfortable, and which feels good on your skin.
Make light strokes with your razor and apply even pressure when shaving your head. Remember that going against the grain can help you to get an even closer shave. Being too rough or shaving in the same direction that your hair grows could leave you with razor bumps – the last thing you want on your head.
Step 5: Shave Along Contours
Your head has natural contours that you’ll need to navigate for a totally smooth finish, and the FlexBall technology of our Fusion5 ProGlide Razor lets you do just that.
You could use an electric razor to shave your head too. The Gillette All Purpose Styler can be used as a trimmer, shaver and edger, and it’s great for shaving hard-to-reach areas, so you’ve got plenty of options.
Step 6: Rinse Blades Often
Run the front and back of your blades under the tap after every few strokes, making sure you gently shake off excess water before starting to shave again. This helps to remove any build-up of shaving gel, hair and dead skin, so you can carry on achieving a smooth, clean shave for your head.
Remember: never tap your razor on the side of the sink or wipe it with a towel. This can significantly shorten the life of your razor blade by messing up the intricate design that makes it so effective in the first place.
Step 7: Reapply Shaving Gel
Apply extra shaving gel at regular intervals to keep any remaining hairs soft and easy to work with. This can also help to prevent shaving rash and irritation – your scalp is one of the most sensitive parts of your body to shave, so reapplying gel is especially important when shaving your head.
Step 8: Towel Off
When you’ve achieved a look you’re happy with, rinse your head with cool water to remove any excess shaving gel, as well as any shaven hairs that are still stuck to your scalp.
Then, gently pat your head dry with a towel – being too rough could irritate your skin, stopping you achieving the smooth finish you’ve worked so hard on.
Step 9: Moisturise
Moisturise with an aftershave lotion straight after shaving your head to soothe the skin on your scalp.