Body Grooming Tips

How to Care for a Bald Head

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Whether you’ve got a bald head due to hair loss or have opted for a clean shaved head yourself, the bare head is undoubtedly a timeless and confident look to rock!

However, it’s a common misconception that a bald head requires no maintenance. The skin on your scalp deserves the same amount of attention and care as any other part of your body. That’s why we’re here to show you how you can show your shaved head some love with useful tips on looking after your bald scalp.

Cleanse Your Scalp

A clean head is a happy head, and the key to maintaining a bald scalp is regularly cleaning it. Just like we spend time cleansing our facial skin regularly, the skin on our heads needs to be cleaned frequently too.

The Gillette SKIN Ultra-Sensitive Face Wash fits the bill when it comes to finding a gentle face wash that can be used for scalp skin too. The wash has been formulated with gentle cleansers on the skin.

Designed for daily use, this gentle wash helps get rid of dirt and natural secretions on your scalp. The inclusion of glycerine helps create a soft lather, making the foam creamy and smooth to apply to your bare head.

Tip: Use cool water to rinse your scalp

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Exfoliate Your Scalp

Whether you’re about to shave your head or want to maintain the condition of your existing bald scalp, exfoliating is a great way to prepare the skin for shaving.

A dry scalp after shaving is a common side effect of shaving the area. A good exfoliating routine can protect your shaved head from dry patches, clogged pores and ingrown hair.

Tip: Use gentle exfoliators for the scalp skin that contain nourishing ingredients to keep your skin smooth and moisturised. Avoid over-exfoliating as it can cause irritation.

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Protect Your Scalp

Exfoliating and cleansing do a whole lot of good in maintaining your clean bald scalp; you can end up losing a lot of your skin’s natural moisture in the process. Therefore, it’s essential to incorporate an effective moisturiser to keep your bald scalp smooth and protected.

Gillette SKIN Ultra-Sensitive Moisturiser is designed to help hydrate and nourish your skin daily. The formula helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier by binding water in its upper layers. Incorporating a moisturiser in your skincare routine can help lock in your scalp’s natural moisture.

Tip: Make sure you apply moisturiser to your scalp once you have thoroughly cleansed your head; this will ensure any excess dirt is washed away. Once you’ve applied the moisturiser, gently massage your scalp to increase blood flow in the area.

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Shaving your scalp

When it comes to shaving your head, it’s important to take care to avoid irritation and achieve a smooth, clean-shaven finish. Here are the top tips to help you achieve the best possible results:

  • Use a sharp razor: A dull blade is more likely to cause nicks, cuts, and irritation on the sensitive skin of your scalp. It’s important to replace your razor regularly to ensure that you’re always using a sharp, clean blade.
  • Use a good quality shaving cream or gel: Shaving creams and gels can help to lubricate the skin and protect it from the blade. Look for products that are formulated for sensitive skin, as these are less likely to cause irritation.
  • Shave in a comfortable pattern: Find a shaving pattern that feels comfortable and easy to maintain. This will help you achieve a smooth, clean-shaven finish on your head, and will make the process of shaving your head more enjoyable.
  • Incorporate cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating into your skincare routine: It’s important to take good care of the skin on your scalp to keep it healthy and nourished.

By following these tips, you can enjoy a smooth, irritation-free shaving experience and keep your scalp looking and feeling its best.

With the Gillette SkinGuard sensitive range, you can say hello to a flawless bald head. So, be sure to incorporate cleansing, moisturising, and exfoliating when caring for your shaved head and enjoy the smooth results!

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How to Get a Shiny Bald Head

Along with following the steps above, which include cleansing, moisturising and exfoliating your bald head, sun-protecting products that contain SPF can help your scalp stay free from sun damage and dehydration.

How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps on a Bald Head

Razor bumps on your shaved head are common. Applying a warm compress can help soothe the razor bumps.



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