Hair shaving routine has become a part of life. Men in general, every one or two months, depending on each individual, often visit Barbershop to spruce up the appearance of his hair. The use of hair shavers and various related treatments not only affect the appearance, but also the health of hair and scalp.
After shaving, usually a person’s appearance can look completely different than before. In fact, several studies have shown that men who shave their hair can make them look more dominant and masculine.
Considerations Before Shaving Hair
Even hair shaving is art. Do not just shorten the hair because the results can not match the shape of the head or face, it can even interfere with the health of your scalp. Therefore, there are several things to consider first, namely:
Consult with a shaver or hairdresser
Choose the right time
Pay attention to the use of a razor and shaving cream
Starting from the side that is clearly visible
Consider a hair clipper
Post shave care
Shaving hair changes your appearance and makes you look fresher, cleaner, even taller and stronger. These impressions depend on the shape of the hair style adapted to the shape and type of scalp. If you are still confused before to determine it, you can ask the shaver or hairdresser to get the choice of shaving as you want.
There are some people who don’t like to queue at the barber shop and prefer to shave their own hair. If you are one of those types, it is advisable to be more careful in choosing a hair shaver. Before actually forming a hair model, use a pair of scissors to cut your hair first. When the hair is short, then shape it with the model as you wish using a razor. The best time to shave your hair is after you take a shower. The scalp needs to be damp and clean when it comes to shaving hair, this is to facilitate the process of shaving and avoid injury after shaving hair.
When shaving, you can use shaving cream that is used to shave facial hair. Choose what is intended ‘for sensitive skin’ to help reduce the occurrence of irritation on the scalp after the shaving process.
Make sure you use a new razor, both when you shave your hair at the barber or when you shave your own hair. The new razor blades will function better.
Some people have asymmetrical head shapes. Hair shavers do not always match the shape of the scalp. Therefore, if you shave your own hair, it is recommended to do it in front of a mirror. Start by shaving hair on the front and sides of the head. Be careful when shaving parts of the head that are not visible, even if you use a mirror. Keep the body positioned as comfortable as possible so that the shaving process runs safely.
No need to rush in shaving hair, and avoid shaving several times in one area, so that the scalp is protected from injury or irritation due to a razor.
Also consider using an electric hair shaver. Hair shaver that can be a hair clipper. The way this tool works is driven by an electric motor. This shaver is different from ordinary hair clippers. The advantage is that it is easier to use to shave hair close to the scalp.
Even though you have shaved your hair, you should still pay attention to the health of your hair and scalp. During and after shaving, apply a moisturizer to the scalp. The aim is to calm the skin from irritation that might occur. When just finished shaving, the scalp also often experience discomfort accompanied by a reddish color. You can overcome this by using a skin cleansing cream that contains benzoyl peroxide.
Protect your head and scalp, especially if you really shave it completely. Apply a cream containing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on the scalp and avoid direct sunlight. As another way, you can wear a hat when you are outdoors.
Shaving hair using the right hair shaver and in accordance with the shape of the head can improve appearance. However, do not let you ignore the health condition of the scalp and hair after shaving.