How To Shave Your Head With Clippers
Some men spend a lot of time worrying about going bald as soon as their hair starts receding, but a lot of men simply accept that they are going bald and take matters into their own hands by shaving their heads.
Shaved heads are actually very fashionable these days, even amongst men who have a full head of hair, and they can often make a man look very attractive.
It is not uncommon to see the occasional woman with a shaved head either because alopecia and hair loss affects quite a few women.
I myself have a shaved head, and have been shaving it myself for several years now. So let me discuss how to shave your head with clippers, and offer you some useful tips.
First of all there are a few things you need if you are going to shave your head:
– Hair clippers
– Hand mirror
– Wall mirror
– Towel (optional)
Before you start shaving your head for the first time, you should consider how long you want your hair and attach the relevant hair comb to your clippers. If you want it really short, you can use the clippers without any attachments, like I do.
Next you need to find somewhere in your house where the shaved hair can be easily picked up.
It is obviously best to avoid any carpeted areas because you don’t want tiny hairs getting in your carpet. If all your rooms are carpeted, including your toilet and bathroom, then you should put some newspaper down beforehand.
The final thing you need to do before you start is to either wrap a towel around you to avoid getting hairs all over your clothes, or simply go topless.
Then you are ready to start. The actual process of shaving your head is relatively simple. You simply start at the bottom and shave upwards towards the top of your head.
Looking in a hand mirror, I always shave the right hand side of my head, followed by the left, and then the top of my head. Then comes the tricky bit – shaving the back of your head that you can’t see.
For this you need to stand so that you are facing away from a wall mirror, and then look in your hand mirror and angle it so that you can see the back of your head. Then it becomes a lot easier to shave the back of your head.
The only area that is sometimes hard to reach is behind your ears, particularly if your ears are quite wide or if they are very close to your head. If you are inexperienced, you need to be careful because you may need to push the clippers against the back of the ear to reach this hair. So please take your time and concentrate on what you are doing.
After you have done all this, you should look in the mirror to see if there are any areas that you might have missed. It is sometimes quite common to see dark patches that make it look like you’ve missed a bit, but sometimes this is just an accumulation of small hairs that have been cut, and they will go away once you have a shower.
Talking of which, it is always a good idea to have a shower after you have shaved your head because you will often have a lot of hair clippings on your head and behind your ears. Furthermore if there are any dark patches after you have showered, then you may need to go over them again with your clippers.
All of this sounds like a really long process, but it is actually quite straight-forward once you have done it two or three times. I usually shave my head, shower and finish the job in about 15-20 minutes on average (shaving it twice per week), so it’s not that much of a chore.
If you would like to see a video demonstration of someone shaving their head with clippers, I suggest you watch the following video: