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Does shaving your head cure dandruff?

dandruff

What Causes Dandruff?

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.

Exfoliating Properties

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.

New Hot Trend: Going Bald with a Beard

Beard and Shaved Head

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.

Creative Approaches

Beard Fade:

The clean lines and diverse thickness of a beard fade can help bring a dynamic look to a man’s facial structure.

Goatee:

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.

Full Beard:

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 MOTO

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.

Embrace Your Hair-loss

Embrace Your Hair-loss

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?

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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.

Daily Care

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.

A Successful Man is a Well-Groomed Man

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A successful man is a well-groomed man

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.

Good Habits

There are several good habits to establish in order to be a well-groomed man.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

HeadBlade

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.

HeadBlade MOTO

Why Are There Bumps on Scalp After Head Shaving?

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Why Are There Bumps on Scalp After Head Shaving?

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.Shaving Routine

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

shaving-routine

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

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.

Lather Up

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.

Retail Update

Lately we’ve had a lot of emails concerning our departure from Walgreens.  It’s true; as of February 3rd we will no longer be supplying HeadBlade products to Walgreens nationwide.

This change has been in the works for a while and the new direction makes sense, for us and for you, as I’ll explain below.

Since we came out with the original HeadBlade in 1999 a lot has changed with retail and how consumers buy products.  When we first launched we sold our products online at HeadBlade.com and in select stores here in the Los Angeles area.

Our mission was, and still is, to get our products in the hands of headshavers.   Eighteen years ago the only option was to go into mass retail.  Even though HeadBlade had already been named by Time Magazine as one of the “Ten Best Designs” in the world in 2000, other magazines were reluctant to cover a product that was only available online.  They referred to companies like HeadBlade as  “dotcoms.” There was no choice; we had to get on store shelves.

Because only about 4% of men keep their heads shaved, both the retailers and our distributors understood we would not have the ‘turns,’ or sales, of a more general item.  Retailers like us because we’re a destination item; if the consumer knows they can only get HeadBlade from their store, the consumer will buy their other products during the same visit.  It worked fairly well for many years.  We were in Rite Aid for over a decade; the same with Walgreens. We stocked 1,000 Walmart stores at one point, and have been in CVS twice.

Then what changed?

Well, you did, for starters.

You started buying more items online.  Amazon Prime happened.  Ebay got popular.  Subscription sites sprouted up from the ground.

And our wholesalers also changed.  Originally contracted to supply HeadBlade products to small independently run retailers, our distributors were diverting product, selling it online, and undercutting our prices.

The landscape evolved.  The lines got blurred; and being in retail no longer meant offline or brick and mortar.  There are some very large companies that only sell online; their products never seeing a store shelf.

So we made the pivot.

Although we currently sell direct to CVS, Giant Eagle, and a couple of mid-size chains, we’re not opening up any new accounts.  Other than these existing accounts, we’re gearing up to be online only.  We have a subscription Shave Plan that has free shipping.  You can also buy HeadBlade products on Ebay, Amazon and, if you have PRIME, you’ll also get free shipping.

Which brings me to my last point.

“Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” —Pauline R. Kezer

Our company consists of five employees, all whom are dedicated to our products and our customers.  We’re a team and we consider you part of it.  We want to grow.   And we’re going to grow.  Over the past two years we have been developing a leg shaver for women. This has been on the drawing board for almost a decade and, in 2015, while designing the MOTO,  we started the process for the new women’s line.

We’ve incorporated a lot of HeadBlade IP and new technology and expanded on it.  We’ve engineered an all-new blade system; no more adapters.  Just push a button and the blade comes out.  And it’s simple to reload the next blade.

In a few weeks we’ll launch an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the new razor.  We’ll promote it via our site and social media. We’ll include you because hopefully you know a woman or two who would love to experience great design as it relates to getting silky smooth legs with ease.

And, as the paradigm shifts, we’ll be able to implement many of these improvements into future HeadBlades.  In 2019 you’ll be able to load, and unload, your HeadBlade blade cartridge with ease.  The women’s razor is going to lead the way, and we need your help.

You’ll see all of this on Monday, February 12th when we officially ‘unveil’ the new razor.  If you’re signed up for the HeadBlade newsletter you’ll see it before then.

Thanks again for your continued support of HeadBlade.

Todd Greene
Owner and Founder
HeadBlade, Inc.

Holiday Ship Schedule (and discount!)

It’s the last week before Christmas and, if you’re purchasing online, you pretty much have this weekend to submit an order.  This weekend we’re including a $5 off discount on all FedEx Express services, which includes

FedEx Express Saver® (3 Day Shipping)
FedEx 2Day®
FedEx Standard Overnight®

So please get your orders in so we can ship them out on Monday!!  Below is our holiday shipping schedule.

Enjoy the weekend!

Christmas-Ship-Schedule

Black Friday 2017!

It’s amazing that the holidays are already here!  It just seems like yesterday it was 70 degrees and sunny here in LA (it actually was sunny and 70 here).  But don’t let this warm spell keep you from getting into that holiday spirit. Purchase more than $30 on the site this weekend and get a free grey beanie!   You always need to keep the head warm!

Below is a rundown of all of our scheduled Black Friday deals.

The biggest news is the S4 MOTO is only $59.99 and if you buy it this weekend you’ll ALSO get the FREE HeadStand AND the FREE Beanie!!!

The sale will run through Tuesday morning, when we’re back in from the holiday weekend.  Thanks!

HeadBlade Black Friday
HeadBlade Holiday Deals!