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Are you tired of sweaty and hot hair? If yes, then the best bet would be to venture into the newest style mantra - going bald! You may now think that bald headed guys are less urbane, but the fact is that people shave their head not just to survive the scorching heat, but also to make a different style statement. You can always head to your nearest salon and get it done. In case you want to try doing the same on your own, then go through this article. Find out how to shave your own head, with the instructions given in the following lines.
Shaving Your Own Head
- Rechargeable Hair Clipper
- Clipper Oil
- Moisturizer/After Shave/Astringent
- Find an area in your home that is suitable for shaving your head. Your bathroom would be the best bet. Make sure that there is a mirror fixed in your bathroom. You would require two mirrors - one fixed and one portable - for the purpose.
- Wrap a towel around your shoulder, just as the hairdresser does.
- In case you have very short hair, you may jump to the next step. On the other hand, if you have a bit longer hair, you would have to cut it down to a very short length, using scissors.
- You would not want to run the scissors on sticky, oily hair. Therefore, shampoo and condition your hair thoroughly, before doing so. Towel-drying your hair would help you cut your hair quickly.
- After you have arrived at the right length of your hair, it is the time to start shaving it. First, grease the clipper with clipper oil. Apply a few drops of oil to the top and sides of the blade. This will lubricate the clipper and make it run smoothly on your hair.
- Now, it is the time to start the real thing - shaving your head! Start shaving off your hair from the back of your head, work your way round to the front and then go backwards again.
- Carefully listen to the change in the pitch of the clipper, while you are running it on your head. When you do not hear the sound of shaving hair strands, then probably you are done with it.
- Now, it is the time to shave the joint of head and facial hair. Ensure that both the sides are symmetrical.
- Check whether any section of hair is left, by making use of the portable mirror. Be sure to get a view of your head, from every possible angle.
- Ensure that you haven't left any hair in the 'blind spots'. The blind spots include your hairline, temple and behind your ears. Clear off hair gently, from the blind spots.
- Clean the clipper with the help of a brush and dust the hair strands off your shoulder towel.
- Clean your head with a soft towel. Apply moisturizer, aftershave or astringent lotion, to soothe your freshly shaved head and prevent any infection because of undue cuts, while shaving.
- Make sure that you use a good quality clipper, for shaving your head.
- Undertake the shaving process slowly, especially if you are a beginner.
- Do not 'attack' your hair haphazardly with the clipper; it would make you yell out of pain. Do it in a gentle manner.