Learn how to shave your head

Friday, 14 September 2012

Learn how to shave your headAccording to Esquire shaving* your own head is not as difficult as some guys think. Here’s their step-by-step guide.

A possibly useful, possibly not guide to keeping it clean.

1. Decide if you are a razor person or a clippers person. If you’re a razor person, best wishes and good luck.

2. With clippers, it’s the same idea as mowing a lawn except that for half of it, you’re blindfolded.

3. Divide your head (mentally) into six parts: top, back left, back right, side right, side left, and neck.

4. The top is easy – front to back, in rows. For the back and sides, gently run the clippers in overlapping columns from your upper neck to the area you cropped on top. Same idea for your neck.

5. For the parts you can’t see in your mirror, you’ll have to go by feel. But if you can tie a bandanna around your head, you can do this. (If you can’t tie a bandanna around your head, best wishes and good luck.)

6. Don’t rush. Take care around any hills or valleys in the contours of your skull. I like to double back as I go. Stop and give the blades a brush-cleaning between sections.

7. Lightly run your hand all over your head to check for missed spots, especially around the crown. When you’re done, wash your head and neck over the sink.

8. Wipe up around the sink and vanity. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a tolerant woman or a cleaning person, it’s the right thing to do, and everyone’s already sick and tired of cleaning up after you.

9. Step boldly out into the world, a man renewed.

*It’s not really shaving. More like clipping.

Written by Robert Scheffler, this article originally appeared on Esquire.

Image: Shutterstock.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Jazza021

    Awesome advice. Have passed on to my dad and mates :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Wonderful tips ill be sure to pass them on to my man

    6 years ago •

  1. Blazezn

    Good article, though baldness is not for me! Holding onto the last of the last here…

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    lol! this is obviously applicable to females who shave their heads too…

    7 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Jamie Bartlet is a well groomed man!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I am glad my hubby doesn’t need to shave his head – I really love this hair.

    7 years ago •

  1. Charles

    Hubby will NOT read this article! Ha-ha!

    7 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    Alternatively, get your loving girlfriend to do the back ;)

    7 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    There’s just something about a man with a shaved head that gets me!!! Love it!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    One must be very brave to do this yourself!

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    shaving your own haed that is so brave especially with a razor.

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    My boyfriend has shaved his own head a few times. I haven’t seen any nicks or cuts so I guess he does an okay job. ;)

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    Good tips for hubby. He’s a razor man. Thanks!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    well i don’t plan to shave my head but informative article nonetheless.

    7 years ago •

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