Shaving ones head is truly art that takes time and precision. Here are a few things to consider when doing it.
Tools: Here are the tools that I use when shaving.
1. Face wash (Nivea)
2. Oil (For Glide) [Bevel]
3. Shaving Cream (one with a good lather) (Gillette or Nivea)
4. Razor (Gillette Match 3)
5. Astringent or aftershave (Bump Patrol and Gillette)
6. Moisturizing lotion (Nivea aftershave lotion or Headlube)
Process: “This is how we do it”
1. Wash face and head with warm water / face wash, removing dirt and grime. This will help with keeping your head clean leading to less irritation and razor burn and or bumps.
2. Rinse head and face with warm water and then apply nickel size amount of oil allowing for smoother glide when shaving. (apply with grain of hair).
3. Rinse hands, shake shaving cream canister. Now release a few pumps of shaving cream into your hand and begin to apply the cream on top of the oil upon your head covering the areas you are looking to shave.
4. Now rinse your razor and begin to shave in short precise strokes with the grain of your hair. NEVER SHAVE AGAINST THE GRAIN OF ANY PART OF YOUR HAIR. It you do it will most likely result in higher chances of irritation leading to razor burn and bumps.
5. After you have covered each area of the head and you feel it is smooth (Test by rubbing fingers with grain along head), rinse your head with warm water removing any residual cream. If head is not to desired smoothness please repeat steps 3 and 4 for a closer shave. Wash face and head with warm water / face wash, removing dirt and grime. This will help with keeping your head clean leading to less irritation and razor burn and or bumps.
6. Run head under cold water to close pours and then pat dry head with clean dry bath towel.
7. Now apply stringent or aftershave to entire head providing for a cleansed surface.
8. Lastly apply a moisturizer that will keep head hydrated.
Photography: Kevin Orellana for Luxpiration