tips for maintaining a shaved head Shaving your head is the perfect look for the guys who are trying to make a bold statement, or don’t want to deal with thinning or receding hair.  At 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon of San Diego, we can help you get the professional head shave that you need, but having no hair doesn’t mean you don’t need to take care of your new style.  Here is a quick guide to what you need to do to make sure that shaved head look doesn’t work against you.  

1. Follow a Strict Maintenance Schedule

With your head shaved, the rate at which your hair grows back doesn’t change, which means if you wanna keep that clean shaven look, you’re gonna need to stay on a consistent maintenance schedule.  Make sure you invest in the tools you need for clean ups, including a high quality razor and some shaving cream for that smooth look & feel.  Of course, you can always come into 18|8 of San Diego for a precision clean up from a professional, so you can keep looking your best.

2. Consider the Sweat

Something that catches a lot of guys off guard when they shave their head is how hot the top of their head can get, and how much it can sweat.  Normally your hair will protect your scalp from being exposed to the heat, and also soaks up the sweat if your head does start sweating.  In order to combat your scalp from sweating just swipe a little antiperspirant across your head. While it may feel strange at first, it will prevent you from looking like a sweaty mess.  Just make sure you use clear antiperspirant so you don’t have noticeable white streaks on your head.  Hats are also an option for a more casual look.  

3. Make Moisturizing a Priority

Just because your head is shaved, dandruff is still a problem.  In order to prevent that dry, flakey scalp, make sure that you invest in some moisturizer and use it regularly. You want to make sure that your head keeps getting all of the crucial vitamins & minerals it needs to maintain a healthy look.  We also recommend a moisturizer with SPF in it to help protect you from the elements, and brands that offer matte options to keep the shine down.  Beyond just normal moisturizing, remember to come in to 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon for a professional scalp treatment.  

Stop By 18|8 Men’s Salon of San Diego!

Come visit 18/8 San Diego for top-quality men’s styling services that will help you achieve that clean-shaven look you have been longing for. We’ll also offer helpful advice for the best ways to maintain your new look.