Contrary to popular belief, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis is a scalp condition, not caused by hair. Dandruff is the buildup of dead skin cells. When you have a full head of hair, dead skin cells collect. This buildup, combined with scalp oils (sebum), your head becomes an ideal breeding ground for fungus. As a result, your head becomes itchy and irritated and a dandruff condition develops.
Does Shaving Your Head Cure Dandruff?
Shaving can reduce many symptoms of dandruff. In a nutshell, shaving removes the hair that dandruff clings to. Consequently, if you have no hair on your head, there is no place for dandruff to live. In addition, the exfoliating properties of shaving remove the first layer of skin which is mostly comprised of dead and dry skin. Once you have a blank canvas of a shaved head, dandruff treatments can be spread more evenly and work more effectively.
The exfoliating properties that come from shaving can be paramount to relieving your scalp of dead skin cells. Dandruff is a scalp problem, so in addition to exfoliating, it is important to use scalp treatments as well. First, use an exfoliator such as HeadShed Scrub in order to get rid of dead skin and prep yourself for a great shave. Secondly, make sure you use a razor that is built for your head. The HeadBlade MOTO Razor’s award-winning dual-active suspension allows the blade to pivot up and down your scalp. This razor gives men their cleanest and closest shave. Once shaved, hydrated your head to prevent irritation. Products that help keep your skin moisturized and healthy will also combat dandruff. A product such as ClearHead contains green tea extract and Zinc PCA which help reduce inflammation.
Effectively Manage Dandruff
If you shave your head, you are eliminating the environment where dandruff prospers. Many men choose to shave their head in order to combat the embarrassing and uncomfortable effects of dandruff.
Beards are the perfect compliment to a shaved head. A beard can create a beautiful dressing for the face. Men with a shaved head and beard are often characterized as powerful and masculine. Shaving your head creates a clean cut (without the grays), making men look younger. Men who sport the bald head and beard look exude a sense of virility and vigor. Those who choose this style, often bring more personality to their appearance.
The Masculine Look
The scruffiness of a beard is dramatically enhanced by a clean, shaved head. Minor changes and shapes in your beard can create eye-catching styles. The smooth and scruffiness duality creates a masculine look every man desires.
The clean lines and diverse thickness of a beard fade can help bring a dynamic look to a man’s facial structure.
The Goatee can really help facilitate a more defined jawline. The pointed tip of the goatee can bring sharpness to a man’s face. Men with less pronounced chins can grow a thicker goatee to give the impression of a more robust jawline. A pointed goatee can also extend the jawline.
A trimmed and meticulously groomed full beard accompanied by a shaved head creates a formal and professional look. This “uniformity look” is a clean, designed, and put together option that many men choose to sport.
Make it Great, Use The Right Stuff!
No other hairdo is as masculine as the shaved head and beard combo. In fact, one of the defining qualities of masculinity is the ability to grow a beard. In order to maintain this look, it is paramount to shave your head smoothly and properly. To reach the ultimate shave, the crucial decision is what razor and products to use.
HeadBlade’s MOTO razor is a tool that is essential in every man’s bathroom. The patented dual-active suspension and ball designs allow for not only an easy shave but the closest one you can get. Because the razor blades on the MOTO razor can pivot up and down, it allows the blade to follow the contour of the scalp. Post shave, proper moisture, and SPF application will help maintain your skin’s health. HeadLube uses ingredients such as tea tree oil and shea butter, leaving your scalp shiny, but not greasy. With the HeadLube SPF 50, your head will be protected from harmful UV rays all day.
The summer months can wreak havoc on our skin complexion. The warm weather can influence flare-ups, inflammation, and clogged pores. In addition, sweat can exacerbate breakouts. Hair follicles clog, and as a result, there is an overgrowth of bacteria. Dirt and debris build-up are most common during the summer months, making summer one of the harshest seasons for our skin.
Here are some tips to prevent summer break-outs.
Exfoliate and Tone
Remove dead skin cells to allow your skin to reproduce faster. Using an exfoliant such as HeadShed Scrub that contains fine ground walnut shells, you can detoxify and soothe the skin simultaneously.
Use Light SPF Moisturizers
Use an SPF that will allow your pores to breathe. Using a light SPF won’t clog your pores. If you are spending most of your summer in the sun, make sure to apply your sunscreen every couple of hours to avoid damaging UV rays. In the mildest form, sunburn can create a reddening of the skin called erythema, in the harshest form, sunburn can cause the skin to blister and peel. HeadLube SPF 50 is Oxybenzone and Octinoxate free UV protector that is made specifically to keep your scalp healthy and protected. The unique formula does not leave any greasy residue and can be applied multiple times a day.
Keep clean and wash your skin multiple times of the day. Environment factors such as sweat and sun pollution can cause dirt to build up and send your oil glands into a frenzy. Keeping your skin refreshed and clean increases your epidermal turnover.
Use the Correct Treatment
Making sure you use the right products that react well with your irritated (and the sun) is of chief importance: You don’t want to make your skin more unbalanced or extra oily during the summer months. Choose products that have anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. ClearHead Bump Treatment features Green Tea Extract and Zinc PCA which naturally inhibits oiliness.
Hair-loss can be a distressing and unnerving process for many. Hair-loss is most common in men. When a man goes bald, it means they experience excessive hair loss from the scalp. The most common cause of baldness is hereditary. Hereditary hair loss is not preventable. In addition, medications and supplements taken for cardiovascular issues, depression, arthritis, cancer, and blood pressure can also trigger hair loss.
Don’t let your baldness run its course…. don’t cling to the small amount of hair you have left. Having patchy bald spots, a receding hairline, or thinning hair is not a handsome look. Although there are some medications that can delay hair thinning, treatments only work for so long.
Embrace Your New Look
Take the plunge and go bald. Using a razor that will give you extra smoothness and leave little room for nicks and cuts. Headblade razors use dual-active suspension technology, that allows the razor to pivot up and down and follow the contour of the scalp. The new HeadBlade MOTO, now incorporates a fully rotational ball for added maneuverability, bringing head-shaving to a new level.
Once you take the leap and shave your head, following up with pate-enhancing products can help preserve your scalp. A bald head can still become dry and flakey, so keeping your head moisturized is important. Headblade’s HeadLube glossy moisturizing lotion can help maintain your suppleness.
So many of the most famously sexy men are follicularly challenged. If you are confident with your style, embrace your look, and keep up with your grooming techniques.
What are the best ways to take care of a shaved head?
A shaved head is beautiful! In order to keep it that way, you need to take proper care of your head and look after your scalp! Just because there is no hair on your head does not mean you are immune from irritation, ingrown hairs, flaky skin, or sunburn.
Use The Right Razor
You will get the closest shave using a manual razor. Choosing a razor that has a flexible head will give you the finest shave. The Headblade razors, MOTO and ATX All Terrain head razor are specifically designed for shaving head. The blades are set at the perfect angle. Based on the simple idea of making your finger the handle and using a car-like suspension, the Headblade razors eliminate nicks. Your palm and fingers stay in contact with your scalp at all times: you are shaving by feel. This is specifically helpful shaving the back of your head because no mirror is required. Shaving with a HeadBlade razor is faster, easier, and just-plain-better than a traditional stick razor.
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
Knowing how your hair grows can be an advantage when it comes to shaving. Because hair can grow in various directions, shaving in the proper direction of growth reduces the chance of ingrown hairs and irritation.
Exfoliating the skin can help get rid of dead skin cells and oils. The fine ground walnut shells found in the HeadShed scrub leaves the skin smooth and clean. This smooth surface allows the razor to glide smoothly across the head. Clearing the debris off the skin through exfoliation minimizes pore size and allows hair to grow freely and naturally.
Because a bald scalp has no external protection it can become scaly and dry. It is paramount to moisturize consistently: before and after shaving. Depending on your aesthetic preference, you can use certain products. For a shiny look, products such as HeadLube Glossy Lotion enhances your glow. If you prefer a matte look, HeadLube Matte Lotion is a great option.
Protect your head! Without the natural insulation of hair, your head is extra vulnerable to the weather. Being bald and burnt is not fun! Use a strong, high SPF daily. When it is cold, protect your head from harsh winds with a hat or scarf.
Paying attention to your appearance and being thoughtful with your grooming is paramount to success. Since you only get one chance to make a first impression, good personal grooming communicates that you care, are responsible and have high self-esteem. Those who take care of themselves will feel more confident at work. Men who carry themselves with confidence, gusto, and self-assurance will draw positive attention and leave a lasting impression. As a result, their careers will benefit.
Consistent with Grooming
When it comes to grooming, consistency is key. If you take care of yourself every single day, grooming becomes habitual. When you consistently show up to work put together, your appearance will have a far greater effect than a “special occasion” clean shave. Establishing a grooming maintenance routine that is simple and won’t take up your whole morning can be the foundation for your grooming success.
There are several good habits to establish in order to be a well-groomed man.
Clean Your Face: In order to keep your skin healthy and clear is to make sure it is clean. Washing your face removes sebum and sweat. It can rid of dirt and pollutants as well. HeadShed is a pre-shave wash that sheds dead skin cells and softens hair. HeadShed prepares the skin for an easier and smoother shave. It also reduces the chance of ingrown hairs.
Learn to Shave Perfectly: Perfecting your shave requires practice and skills. Your shave technique depends on your hair growth pattern and thickness of hair. HeadBlade MOTO, a razor with an ergonomic handle, creates two contact points to create a ‘suspension’ allowing the blade to automatically pivot, making shaving an easy and stress-free process. A super lubricated shave cream such as HeadSlick can help protect the skin and minimize irritation and redness. The cool menthol tingle will make you feel refreshed and awakened.
Moisturize Your Skin: Moisturizing your skin fights aging by improving elasticity. Following your skin routine with a product such as HeadLube keeps skin healthy and protected.
Major razor companies pour hundreds of millions of dollars into product development, design, and marketing yet a tiny little razor such as HeadBlade MOTO can make your grooming routine easier and simpler than ever before. Why? Because it is pure and functional and has won many awards. The winner of the reddot design award in 2017, the MOTO razor is the best tool for the job.
Much like other parts of the body, shaving your head can result in bumps (which are sometimes red and itchy) that no one wants. These razor bumps can be a nuisance, and for some – genuinely irritating. Therefore, when shaving their heads, there are a few steps men can take to decrease the occurrence of such bumps and their effects.
These bumps appear because of ingrown hairs that go up to the scalp, but get trapped beneath the top, visible layer of the skin. Because they get trapped, the hairs create tiny bumps on the head. This can irritate the skin, which is why some experience increased itchiness or even minor cuts (following another shave on the bumps).
How to Prevent These Bumps on Scalp After Shaving
This does not need to happen after shave. At HeadBlade we have created a shaving system to care for your scalp. Before starting to shave, make sure to trim the hair down as much as possible. Then use HeadBlade exfoliating cream, HeadShed that will help smoothen the skin. The cream will help remove any dirt or oil in the pores and improve the shave. It is best to use the HeadShed exfoliating cream while taking a shower, which will also help the sensitive skin as the warm water will open up the pores.
Then, apply our high-quality mentholated shaving cream, HeadSlick to help the razor with the shave. For the actual shaving, it is very important to shave in the direction of hair growth; this provides major relief for razor bumps. Furthermore, once you finish the shave, use ClearHead which helps prevent ingrown hairs and eradicates the ones you do have and make sure to moisturize the scalp using HeadLube and keep hydrated.
All of the above tips can help decrease the sight of red bumps on scalp and any feelings of irritation associated with them. Remember, a shaved head requires a routine of cleansing, moisturization, hydration, and sun protection. HeadBlade provides a range of scrubs, lotions, and bump treatment products to ensure the proper maintenance of a shaved head.
Here is what your shaving routine should look like
When it comes to shaving, make sure you take great care of your scalp and skin. A proper head care regimen is the foundation for a great shave. By using the right products and making your skin regimen a habitual act, your shaving routine will be victorious. Step up your grooming game and it will keep you looking younger longer.
Preparation is key when it comes to shaving your head or face. Before you shave, rinse your scalp or submerge your face with hot water. This will open your pores and soften your hair, making it easier for the razor to cut through. Using an exfoliator before you shave takes off dead skin and preps the skin. HeadShed exfoliator uses fine ground walnut shells to slough away dull, dead skin cells.
Using the right products on your scalp and face is one of the most important decisions you can make regarding your shave routine. Choose a shaving cream that will give you the smoothest shave possible. HeadSlick Shave Cream uses special lubricants that allows blades to glide effortlessly along the skin. A water soluble solution, HeadSlick rinses easily off blades. The mentholated formula gives your skin a cool and refreshed feeling after shaving.
Choose The Right Razor
We all want shaving to be easier. The HeadBlade razors are based on the simple idea of making your finger the handle and using a car-like suspension for a nick-free shave. With the HeadBlade your palm and fingers stay in contact with your scalp at all times, allowing you to shave by feel. Shaving with a HeadBlade is faster, easier, and just-plain-better than a traditional stick razor. The newest design, the HeadBlade MOTO, is also great for face, body and leg shaving.
Moisturize and Soothe
After shaving make sure to moisturize and soothe in order to prevent ingrown hairs and eradicate previous ones. ClearHead features Green Tea Extract and Zinc PCA which naturally inhibits oiliness. This product helps keep your skin smooth. A moisturizing lotion that won’t clog your pores is paramount to keeping your skin clear. Restoring the moisture in your skin and reducing irritation will avoid any redness or other problems that come from shaving.
Since starting the company in 1999, we’ve had four major HeadBlade designs; the Classic (1999), the Sport (2005), the ATX (2012), and the MOTO (2017).
The HeadBlade Classic and Sport work using the ‘pushing’ method where the blade is positioned on the front of the unit. While these units are more difficult to ‘master’ they give an amazing shave using generic type Atra and Ultrex blades. In 2002 we introduced the HB2 blades which came with additional adapters that kept the performance level to OEM standards. In 2006 we discontinued the HB2’s and came out with the HB3’s, which added an additional blade to the cartridge at a higher price. Now we are reintroducing the HB2 and discontinuing the HB3’s.
As we developed newer technologies, especially with suspension geometry, we created the ATX and MOTO editions which worked with the “pulling” method favored by conventional handles. With this new set-up we were able to create an ultimate HeadBlade that gives a great shave right out of the box with no learning curve. We designed these new models to work exclusively with our HB4 and HB6 blades.
In the next few months we’ll be reintroducing the value priced HB2 blade packs at $10 for 10 blades and two adapters! Because there will be a gap between production runs we will be selling the HB2 in temporary packaging to meet demand. These will be offered on the site as early as next week (April 4th). When full production starts, the HB2 will be the first HeadBlade item that does away with the hard plastic container; it will come in a resealable poly-bag like we have for the women’s Aveline line.
We’re excited to relaunch the HB2 as it is a great blade at an even better value than the outgoing HB3. For Shave Plan users we will be shipping HB3’s until stock runs out next month. We will contact you shortly about switching over to the HB2’s.
For Sport and Classic users we’d love for you to ‘make the jump’ and try the new MOTO. Here is a coupon that allows you to purchase a MOTO for $1 (HELLOMOTO) at HeadBlade.com. Limit one per customer.
We appreciate your continued support as we continue to create new and exciting products. Below is a mock-up of the HB2 production package which will be available by May. Until then we’ll be using temp packaging.
UPDATE; Our web company resolved all the issues with our holiday promos. We appreciate your understanding. Now please resume your regular scheduled day. Thanks! Todd and Team HeadBlade
We all know “Murphy’s Law” and, unfortunately we’ve been struck by it with our holiday promotions. Our web ‘tech’ company is working on it but essentially this is the issue; some promo items are showing up in the carts with a price and others are showing up when they should not. Rest assured we are MANUALLY crediting invoices that are charging for the promo items and we are double-checking all promo items to make sure you get what you ‘should receive.’
The promos are as following:
Purchase between $20 and $30 and receive our new Aveline womens’ razor.
Purchase between $30 and $50 and receive a free Groomster.
Purchase about $50 and get BOTH items free plus FREE SHIPPING.
Granted, some orders may slip out and be incorrect. When you get your order if you have any issues, please give us a call; we’ll make it right. We’re a small four person company dedicated to headshaving and the support of our customers over the past 19 years means the world to us.
Again, we apologize for the issue…..but want to keep the promo available during the holiday. Thanks for your understanding.