Our men’s shaving videos give you all the info you need to get a close, clean shave. Whether you’re shaving your face or your head, we’ve got you covered. Getting a great shave isn’t as easy as slathering on some cheap shaving cream and scraping it off with a disposable razor. A great shave will take a bit of time, but it can be a great experience. Watch and learn.
Tips and advice on getting the closest shave possible. Get a more comfortable shave without razor burn, ingrown hairs, or irritation. Proper shaving technique from a licensed professional.
1. How to Deal with Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs sometimes can be a real pain in the neck, literally. They can be painful and unsightly. Jonathan E. Stewart explains what causes ingrown hair and shows you how to prevent and treat this pesky issue.
How do Ingrown Hairs Happen?
Before waxing, make sure you wash off any lotions, toners, or oils from the area that will be waxed. I’m here for www.blufashion.com to talk about how to deal with ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs can occur after waxing or shaving when the grows back into the skin instead of penetrating the surface of the skin. They occur more commonly with coarse, curly hair.
One way that ingrown hairs can occur is if it breaks off during waxing or shaving and it loses its beveled edge, making it more difficult to penetrate the skin’s surface.
Exfoliate the Skin
There are a few simple techniques, to help minimize ingrown hairs. Before waxing, be sure to exfoliate your skin. This is going to help to remove dead skin cells, so it is easy to remove hair from the surrounding skin.
Also, be sure to wash off any lotions, toners, or oils before waxing, because they can make it harder to remove the hair follicle from the root.
It is also important to continue to exfoliate after you wax, just be sure to wait about three days. This going to make it easier for the hair to penetrate the skin instead of growing into it.
Wearing tight-fitted clothing can irritate the skin after waxing, and it can also cause hair to grow into the skin. Be sure to wear loose-fitted clothing, so your skin isn’t restricted.
Do Some Research
There are several useful products on the market that help to prevent ingrown hairs from occurring. If you struggle with ingrowns, this may be an excellent option for you. Be sure to research the different products out there before selecting one and carefully following the directions when applying.
2. How to Shave Your Head with a Razor
Learning how to shave your head without assistance can be a great way to save money. Here, see step-by-step instructions and tips for how to shave your head. Paul Munoz, of Morris of Houston, gives you the play-by-play for how to properly shave your head with a razor at home.
Steps for How to Shave Your Head
First I am going to start off with the clipper and get it as short as possible. And then you proceed. When you are cutting, you actually have to pull the skin and tighten up the skin as you are cutting, which is the same thing you have to do when you are shaving. The tighter you keep it, the smoother you will get the skin. Around the ear, the same thing, pull it as tight as you can. You go over at least two or three times, make sure you have gotten all the little areas.
Cleaning and Cleansing the Area Before You Shave Your Head
So now what we are going to do is going to go ahead and shampoo it and get it real clean and prepared. You get a towel, get it hot enough, just where you can hold it in your hands and then squeeze it real, real tight and get that water out of there. Drape the hot towel over for a minute or two; you are preparing the hair for the shave. Okay. Now if you feel the skin now, it should be real soft. If you use a cream or if you use a shaving lotion or anything, don’t apply it to all the head, because it’s going to dry out on you, do just the little area that you are going to do at that time. You keep the skin tight again. The tighter you keep the skin, the smoother the cut will be. If you are at home, because you can pretty well, on the sides, on the top, and back here, you will be able to go ahead and shave that with no problem.
Tips for Shaving the Back of Your Head
On the back, over here, the only thing you are going to be able to see yourself if you have the mirror like this and you have it like that, and you will be able to do this here, here, and here. Holding your mirror like that, holding the safety razor, and you are just applying it like that all the way across. That’s the only place that you will need the back mirror, the rest of it you will be able to do it. After you have finished you get a cold towel this time, and you apply it to the head and also let it sit for a minute or so. And after the cold towel, a dry towel, dry it off. And then you would use a moisturizer or the baby oil, and you apply on there. You would want to keep the scalp moist; you don’t want it to get dry. And there you go, Mr. Smooth.
3. How to Care for a Shaved Head
So, you have chosen to take the plunge and go bald. Properly caring for your shaved head is essential to keeping your scalp healthy and looking great. Paul Munoz explains how to properly care for your bald head.
Moisturize a Shaved Head
One of the things you have to remember mostly is just you’re keeping it clean and also to maintain it. To maintain it, you have to use a moisturizer or the baby oil. You apply your moisture on there; rub it in there real, real well. You want to keep the scalp moist; you don’t want it to get dry.
Keep Shaved Heads Dry
Now you get your towel, and you rub it in. The towel dry it just a little bit so you take it off so you won’t have any glare on it and you maintain it like that twice a week or depending on how often you shave your head.
Protect Shaved Heads From the Sun
A sunscreen will also protect the skin. Because most of the times, the sun is going to be hitting right in this area, right here, so this is the area that you apply most of the sunscreen. And those are the techniques and tips that would help and keep your shaved head in good condition and well-protected from the environment.
4. Tips for a Great Shave
Let’s face it; your face is your best asset. Often, guys will rush through their morning shave, leaving their face irritated or without the closest shave possible. A proper shave isn’t difficult, but it does take a little time and proper technique. Our Jonathan E. Stewart shows you how to get a barbershop quality shave at home so you can put your best face forward.
5. How to Shave a Head with a Clipper
Shaving your head is a relatively simple process that requires some basic skills to do well. See how to shave a head, whether it’s your own or a friend’s, to get the closest shave without nicks or scratches! Albert Babaev from Dr. Mike and Son Barber Shop, located in downtown Manhattan, shows you how to do it the right way.
How to Shave a Head – Men’s Shaving Videos
So, you want to make sure that the clipper is at the smallest setting. Right, and I’m going to pull the skin, and I’m just going to put the clipper flat on his scalp and just follow the natural shape of his scalp. And you want to go over the same area a couple of times. Just to make sure it’s all even. There aren’t any strands or hairs that you missed.
Protect the Ears
You want to pull your ear out of the way. You always want to make sure that one hand is holding your ear. This way you won’t clip your ear. Pull the ear forward. Push it forward. Get it out of the way.
Follow the Direction of the Hair
And you want to follow the way your hair grows. So, if your hair grows downward, you go from down to up. If your hair grows upward, like it does here, the cowlick area. Turn the clipper around. Pull the skin. And you want to press firmly and go against the grain. You always want to go against the grain. Do you want to give it a shot Ben? “I do.”
Shaving Your Own Head
Alright. Always keep it on the lowest setting. Fire it up. Use your other hand to pull your skin or move your ear out of the way. There you go. Perfect. That’s it. Exactly right. Go all the way around. Now before moving on to the other areas, make sure you get that area nice and clean. “So, pass over that another couple of times.” Yeah. And start from the beginning from the start to the end, also. Don’t start from the middle. There we go. Now, you don’t want to go too fast because it’ll just skip the hairs.
Follow the Shape of Your Head
So, now Ben. The most important thing when you’re giving yourself a buzz shave, with the clipper, you want to make sure that you go with the shape of your head. You want to start from the bottom and work your way towards the top. Don’t lift off. Just follow the roundness of your head. And never point, because you’re going to hurt yourself and scratch your scalp. You want to lie it just flat on your scalp and just ride it along. Pull your ear back, pull your ear, stretch your skin. And follow the shape of your head. Go over the same spot a few times to make sure you’ve got every single angle. And that’s it.
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