Shaving your head can come with an ample amount of benefits and freedom, but there are drawbacks that you should be prepared for.
Here are the four most common problems bald people face and how to overcome them.
- The Shinny Dome Effect: Right after shaving your head, it is important to understand that whether you are under the sun or under indoor lights, your head will be shining brightly. People tend to fall into two buckets when this happens, either you don’t care who sees or you do. Either way, it is important to know that it happens and that there are ways to enhance and prevent it. If you want the extra shiny look, coconut oil and aftershave should do the trick. If the modest look is more your speed, then doing research on different Matte cleansers will help.
- How to Wash Your Head: Taking care of your skin and especially your scalp is essential. Many problems can arise by not following a routine and using whatever is in the shower. For example, bars of soap are known to dry up the skin and cause irritation, but people still use it to clean their heads. The most important thing to do before shaving your head is to exfoliate dead skin through scrubbing your scalp. This will help improve your shave and prevent razor burn.
- Baldness in the Elements: When putting on sunscreen, you now have an extra spot to cover. Getting a sunburn on your scalp is an unpleasant experience and one that should rarely happen. Being prepared with a hat and ample amounts of sunscreen will make going to the beach or taking a walk on a sunny day more enjoyable. On the other side of the spectrum, be ready to face the A bald head cools faster and gets far colder than someone with a head of hair and will result in headaches.
- Irritation to the Dome: Your dome will face several irritations, whether it’s from bumping it on cabinets or cutting yourself shaving it’s important to know when it’s serious or not. If something happens, giving it time to heal is the first and most obvious step. However, if it doesn’t heal, it is imperative that you contact a doctor.
Knowing some of the common problems you will run into and how to prepare for them will help you keep a nice and healthy bald head.