So your ready to shave your head and go bald? Here's how you do it:
If you have hair that is longer than a 1/2 inch then I recommend you use clippers to trim your head down to a stubble. This will make it easier to shave down to the skin.
Using an Electric:
This is the easiest and least scary way to shave your head, but may take the longest.
Get out the electric razor and clean it out really good. If you have new blades, then now is the time to install them. I recommend a rotary shaver vs a foil shaver, but that's just my preference.
Turn the razor on and start shaving. I like to start with the back of my head, down by the neck. This tends to be the most sensitve are for me. As you get the neck area, start moving to each side of your head. Make sure you pay attention to the hair around your ears as this is the trickiest area to get.
Once the sides are done, finish up with the top of the head.
Rinse off with cool water and apply a moisturizing lotion. Use a lotion with an SPF of 15 or greater if you plan on heading out in the sun.
Using a straight razor:
Make sure you are using a brand new razor. If you are going to go buy one, it's recommended that you use a Mach 3 or Fusion, or check the forum to see what others recommend.
If you can get a wife, girlfriend, significant other to do this for you, it's much easier.
Get your hair wet with luke warm water. You don't want to use too hot of water as it will lend more to razor burn.
Lather up with shaving cream. Some people prefer a gel over the typical cream. I find that gel prevents cuts a little more, but can also make it harder to get all of the hairs the first time.
Rinse the razor with luke warm water and begin shaving WITH the grain of your hair. I like to start with the back of my head first since it's the most sensitive area for me and I like to have a fresh razor on that area.
Move to the sides of the head when you are done with the back. If you are using the Fusion, you can use the single precision blade around the ears.
Move to the top to finish it off.
Rinse with cool water, dry off, and apply a moisturizing lotion. Use a lotion with an SPF of 15 or more if you plan on heading outside.
Now post a comment in the forum letting us know you shaved your head!