This is what I do- Since you are new at this, you might try shaving every 2 or 3 days to begin with. I have a full head of hair, but I noticed when I shaved it smooth, it was easier if I waited a little longer between shaving it. I also use the head blade and go against the grain. (if you use a head blade, be careful to always keep the pressure on the roller, and not on the blade! I know from experience lol) After I shave it in the shower, and am dry, I use a mixture of vitamin E oil, moisturizer, and a little olive oil, on my head and face. It protects my head, as I quickly go over any places I missed (I use a fussion for this though). In addition the oil adds shine, and is soothing. It works well for me. Good luck!