Home > Head & Hair Hygiene > Scalp Care for Bald Heads

Scalp Care for Bald Heads

By: Anna Martin - Updated: 11 Feb 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Scalp Bald Head Moisturise Wash Care

Bald or shaved heads require specific care and treatment in order to keep the skin on the scalp in tip-top condition. Maintaining a regular scalp care regime will enable you to reduce potential problems like dry skin.

Caring for a Bald Head

The bare skin on the head requires just as much attention as hair. A hairless head is exposed to the sun, air, pollutants, chemicals, chlorine and allergens and can therefore develop scalp problems. Acne, rashes and problems like ingrown hair can also create hygiene and health issues.

Treating the skin on the scalp in the same way as the skin on the body means that you reduce the likelihood of dealing with issues like sunburn, flaky skin and infections. Rashes can be treated by applying cortisone cream that can be bought over the counter. Regular washing and moisturising of the scalp will reduce problems caused by perspiration, dryness and clogged follicles that may encourage acne and pimple inflammation.

Caring for a Shaved Head

Many men choose to remove their hair as a fashion statement. This requires daily shaving of the scalp and this regular action can encourage scalp dryness if particular attention is not given to the care of the scalp before and after shaving. Shaving too often can dry out and irritate the skin on the scalp so adequate moisturisation is recommended to help overcome this problem. It is also important to shave when the pores are open so after a hot shower is the ideal time.

Caring for a head that is regularly shaved is a simple routine. After shaving the head, using the preferred shaving cream, the scalp should be washed with gentle shampoo. After patting dry moisturiser can be applied all over the scalp. For men with a more defined sense of style there are a variety of moisturising products available that provide a matt or shiny finish on the scalp.

The Importance of Pampering

Maintaining a healthy scalp requires more than a quick wash in the shower. A bald scalp should be regularly washed with a gentle shampoo, as this reduces moisture loss of the skin. Regularly removing dead skin and dirt, by gently exfoliating the scalp with a scrub is also recommended. The type of exfoliating product you use on your face or body can be used to remove dead skin from the scalp provided it is applied in gentle movements.

Moisturising the skin on the scalp is also important as this helps keep the skin soft and supple and stops it drying out and appearing flaky.

The Importance of Massage

Although scalp massage is known to stimulate hair growth it cannot encourage hair growth if baldness has occurred. What massage does continue to provide is a promotion of blood flow to the scalp, which helps maintain healthy skin. Scalp massage also relaxes muscles and eases tension and therefore helps rebalance. A simple technique, that involves moving the balls of the fingers in circular motions over the scalp, not only feels good but also provides many health benefits.

You might also like...
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice..
Use dry skin facial masque on head. A matte finish bald head moisturizer works well also.
This - 11-Feb-17 @ 12:45 AM
Hi - I could really do with some advice for how to maintain a smooth head, i'm a bald black man who takes pride in his apprearance. I've suffered from dry skin and pimples throughout 2016. Ideally i'd like to not have too much of a shiny head as the chicks often make fun of this but do want soft skin. Kind Regards Rob
Rob - 22-Dec-16 @ 12:03 PM
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice...
Title:
(never shown)
Firstname:
(never shown)
Surname:
(never shown)
Email:
(never shown)
Nickname:
(shown)
Comment:
Validate:
Enter word:
Latest Comments
  • Jess
    Re: Caring for Baby Dry Scalp
    @America Quiroz - You should really visit your GP, if this does not clear up in a day or so!
    3 August 2017
  • America Quiroz
    Re: Caring for Baby Dry Scalp
    My baby has cradle cap and I think he may have a score patch due to the fact that my boyfriend was picking off some of the dry flakes…
    2 August 2017
  • Lady
    Re: The Benefits of Exfoliation
    I am writing this e-mail to ask whether it is ok to reference information from your website on my blog?
    19 July 2017
  • HygieneExpert
    Re: The Importance of Good Personal Hygiene
    MAVITEL - Your Question:Us Webrite Realy Help me.TnxOur Response:We are pleased the information
    18 July 2017
  • MAVITEL
    Re: The Importance of Good Personal Hygiene
    Us Webrite Realy Help me...Tnx
    17 July 2017
  • wendles
    Re: Personal Hygiene and Food Preparation
    I have a interview tues 18 th july and ive got a feeling i will have a test it is for domestic and catering assistant…
    16 July 2017
  • Betty
    Re: What is Personal Hygiene?
    Thanks for the great advice i am using for a presentation i have to do i will surely add your website to my slide so people can see…
    29 June 2017
  • juhi
    Re: What is Personal Hygiene?
    A hygiene maintain by people by bathing ,brushing, combing and etc is called personal hygiene..
    18 June 2017
  • holistic_lady
    Re: Ear Candle Therapy
    Have you ever burned a candle left in a cup? You get exactly the same gunk develop in the candle when you cut into it! I too believed that…
    17 June 2017
  • Caz
    Re: How to Treat Folliculitis
    Hi my husband has folliculitis on his scalp he is on antibiotics for a period of 3 months to get shut of them. But we were just…
    13 June 2017
Further Reading...
Our Most Popular...
Add to my Yahoo!
Add to Google
Stumble this
Add to Twitter
Add To Facebook
RSS feed
You should seek independent professional advice before acting upon any information on the HygieneExpert website. Please read our Disclaimer.