Head Shaving

The bald, shaven head is a bold, classic look. Whether you’re new to it or not, shaving your head and maintaining the look and feel that you want is easy with tips and tools from Gillette®.

Getting the Shaven-Head Look

Follow these steps for a smooth scalp every time that you shave:

  1. Step 1

    Soften and Trim Your Hairs.

    Shaving during or immediately after is the best way to shave your hair because it makes those bristly hairs easier to cut. You might need to first give your hair a quick trim with a trimmer such as the King C. Gillete Style Master Cordless Stubble Trimmer. Before shaving, feel your scalp for bumps and moles.
  2. Step 2

    Apply Shaving Gel

    This will further help soften your hairs, improve razor-glide, and help protect your skin against irritation. Try GilletteLabs Quick Rinse Shave Foam or GilletteLabs Quick Rinse Shave Gel.
  3. Step 3

    Avoid Dull Blades

    Before shaving, check the lubrastrips. If they look faded or the blades feel dull, it may be time to change your blades. Check out Gillette's replacement blades or subscribe to your favorite blade so you never run out!
  4. Step 4

    Shave With Light Gentle Strokes

    Shave with light, smooth strokes using even pressure. Work in a pattern that’s comfortable for you – try changing directions and going against the grain on your second pass.
  5. Step 5

    Shave Along Contours

    The Flexball Technology of Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Shield razor handles allows the blades to pivot over the contours of your scalp with ease. Fold your ears down as you work around them to help keep them from being nicked.
  6. Step 6

    Rinse Blades Often

    Run the blades gently under the faucet every few strokes, both the back and front sides of the blades, and then gently shake excess water off. Do not tap your razor against the sink or wipe against a towel; these habits can reduce the life of the razor by affecting the intricate design of the blade components. Rinsing the blades under running water helps to remove built-up shaving gel, hair, and dead skin.
  7. Step 7

    Reapply Shaving Gel

    Before re-shaving any area, reapply shave gel to help prevent razor burn and irritation.
  8. Step 8

    Towel Off

    Rinse your head with cool water, and towel off.
  9. Step 9


    Moisturizing immediately after shaving with an aftershave lotion helps to soothe just-shaved skin; moisturizing as part of your daily shaving routine helps keep your scalp soft and hydrated.
  10. Step 10

    Enjoy Your Smooth Dome

    With Gillette tips and tools, shaving your head will go smoothly.
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