Body Grooming Tips

How to Shave Your Head

How to Shave Your Head

Tips For Head Shaving

The bald, shaven head is a bold, classic look. Whether you’re new to it or not, you can achieve and maintain the look and feel that you want with tips and tools from Gillette… Here’s how to shave your head:

Getting the Shaven-head Look

Follow these steps for a smooth scalp every time that you shave:

Man preparing to trim hair

Step 1: Soften and Trim Your Hairs

Shaving during or immediately after a shower helps to make those bristly hairs easier to cut. You might need to first give your hair a quick trim with a trimmer such as the All Purpose Gillette STYLER. Before shaving, feel your scalp for bumps and moles.

Man applying shaving gel to head

Step 2: Apply Shaving Gel

This will further help soften your hairs, improve razor-glide and help protect your skin against irritation. Gillette shave gels and foams help bring you a smooth shave from start to finish.

Gillette razor

Step 3: Avoid Dull Blades

Before shaving, check the lubrastrips. If they look faded or the blades feel dull, it may be time to change your blades. Check out Gillette replacement blades or subscribe to the Gillette razor subscription service.

Man shaving head with Gillette Proshield razor

Step 4: Shave with Light, Gentle Strokes

Shave with light, smooth strokes using even pressure. Work in a pattern that’s comfortable for you – try changing directions and going against the grain on your second pass.

Man shaving along contours of head

Step 5: Shave Along Contours

The Flexball Technology of Gillette Fusion5™ ProShield razor handles allows the blades to pivot over the contours of your scalp with ease. Fold your ears down as you work around them to help keep them from being nicked

Rinsing Gillette Proshield razor under tap

Step 6: Rinse Blades Often

Run the blades gently under the tap every few strokes, both the back and front sides of the blades, and then gently shake excess water off. Do not tap your razor against the sink or wipe against a towel; these habits can reduce the life of the razor by affecting the intricate design of the blade components. Rinsing the blades under running water helps to remove built-up shaving gel, hair, and dead skin.

Man re-applying shaving gel to head

Step 7: Re-apply Shaving Gel

Before re-shaving any area, reapply shave gel. To help prevent shaving rash and irritation see our guide on how to stop shaving rash.

Man drying head with towel

Step 8: Towel Off

Rinse your head with cool water, and towel off.

Applying Gillette aftershave lotion

Step 9: Moisturise

Moisturising immediately after shaving with an aftershave lotion helps to sooth just-shaved skin; moisturising as part of your daily shaving routine helps to keep your scalp soft and hydrated.

Man after shaving head

Enjoy Your Smooth Dome!

With Gillette tips and tools, shaving your head will go smoothly

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