Head Shaving with Sensitive Skin: Tips and Tricks

Head Shaving with Sensitive Skin: Tips and Tricks

It can be a daunting task to shave your head, especially if you experience irritation, razor burns, or ingrown hairs.

Different skin types can react differently depending on the type of razor or electric trimmer.

Preparation and having the right tools is key to achieving a smooth, irritation-free head shave.

One of the most crucial steps to achieving a comfortable head shave is to use a good quality pre-shave balm.

Pre-shave balms work to soften and prepare the hair and skin for shaving, creating a protective barrier that prevents irritation and razor burns. They also help to reduce friction between the razor and the skin, allowing for a closer and smoother shave.

When choosing a pre-shave balm, it is essential to look for one that is designed for sensitive skin. These balms typically contain natural ingredients such as aloe vera which soothe and hydrate the skin. Avoid using products that contain alcohol, as it can dry out the skin and cause further irritation.

Our 4in1 SkullGlider Balm can be used both pre shave and post shave. It lubricates, shaves, cleanses and moisturises. 

Another important factor to consider is the quality of your shaving blades. Using dull or worn-out blades can lead to pulling and tugging on the skin, which can cause irritation and discomfort.

Whether you're using a manual or electric razor, it's essential to invest in sharp, high-quality blades. Make sure to replace your blades regularly to maintain their sharpness and effectiveness.

Our BOLD blades are designed specifically for head shaving. They feature stainless steel rotary heads which flex to the contours of the head which eliminates nicks and cuts. Rotary blades offer the closest shave of all electric trimmers. Purchase our blade subscription and save 40% with a fresh blade delivered every 3 months.

Here are some additional tips and tricks for achieving a comfortable head shave with sensitive skin:

  • Always shave in the direction of hair growth to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs and razor bumps.


  • Use a shaving cream or gel that is formulated for sensitive skin, as they are designed to be gentler on the skin.


  • Contrary to popular belied - avoid using hot water when shaving, as it can cause the skin to dry out and become irritated. Instead, use lukewarm water to soften the hair and open up the pores.


  • After shaving, rinse your head with cool water to close the pores and soothe the skin. Follow up with a gentle moisturiser or aftershave balm to hydrate and protect the skin. Remember SkullGlider can be used both pre shave and post shave.

Achieving a comfortable head shave with sensitive skin requires a combination of the right products, techniques, and equipment. By using a good quality pre-shave balm and sharp blades, you can reduce the risk of irritation and achieve a smooth, comfortable head shave. Remember to always take your time, shave in the direction of hair growth, and be gentle on the skin to avoid discomfort and irritation.

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