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Beginner's Guide to Being Bald: Essential Tips for New Baldies

Now that you've chosen to join the bald brotherhood, you need a guide for new baldies to help you navigate your journey.

Join me as we dig deeper into the essentials of bald living, from scalp care to shaving tips and everything in between.

Embracing the Change

bald man ecstatic

Isn't it great to be free from the stress of dealing with hair loss? Male pattern baldness is no joke, and now that you've decided to shave, it's time to embrace the change.

Again, Congratulations! You've made one of the best decisions in your life.

It's time to own your baldness and confidently rock that bald head.

Choose Your Gear: Tools Every Bald Head Should Have

Bald Head Starter Kit

Now, let's talk about essentials. Your bald head starter kit should include the following:

  • Quality Electric Shaver: Did you know you can finish head shaving in 90 seconds? An electric shaver like Freebird's FlexSeries can help provide a quick and smooth shave without skin irritation. For more choices, check out our guide on the best electric head shavers and shavers for sensitive skin.

  • Shaving Cream or Gel: As a newbie head shaver, you must add a shaving gel or cream to your head shaving routine. Razor burn can be an unpleasant experience. For first-time bald head care, remember to apply shaving gel before shaving.

  • Moisturizer: Shaving is harsh on our sensitive scalps and may cause dryness. Adding a moisturizer to your shaving arsenal is one of the best balding tips you should apply.

  • Aftershave: Aftershaves are also part and parcel of shaving routines, including your head. The good news is they no longer sting like they used to.

  • Beard trimmer: If you want a bearded look with your smooth dome, a beard trimmer is a great tool to add to your shaving kit.

If you're looking for a starter kit with all the bells and whistles, read our article on the best head-shaving kits.

6 best head shaving kits

Skin Care for the Scalp

Freebird Shave Gel

Aside from moisturizers and shaving gels, you must add sunscreen to your list of skincare products. Scalp sunburn isn't a pleasant experience and may lead to something more serious, like skin cancer.

If dandruff is a problem, don't worry. Head shaving can lower the chances of getting dandruff. If it persists, an anti-dandruff shampoo may do the trick.

Shaving Tips

bald man shaving his head with electric razor

Shaving your head may seem daunting initially, but it gets easier as you go along.

Here are some pro tips to make shaving a breeze:

  • Begin by trimming your hair as short as possible before shaving. A hair clipper or trimmer can help you with this task.

  • Apply shaving cream or gel before you shave.

  • Don't rush. Let your electric shaver do its job. You'll be done in minutes anyway.

  • Shave along the grain to avoid irritation. Make a second pass to unshaven areas, especially the back of your head.

  • Finish by applying moisturizer to soothe any irritation and keep your scalp hydrated.

Here is a more comprehensive, in-depth guide on how to shave your head.

Headwear Options

bald man wearing stylish hat

Hats aren't for bad hair days anymore. They add flair to your new look and protect you from the sun and winter cold.

Spice up your new bald style with the latest headgear. From classic caps and beanies to stylish fedoras, the options for your chrome dome are endless.

If you work out and want to keep sweat from entering your eyes, wearing headbands can help protect your eyes.

Dealing with Social Reactions

bald man laughing with hand on head

As a new head shaver, you can only expect some people to react positively to your new look. Some may support you, while some may give insensitive remarks. Here's how you can deal with the situation.

  • Humor is your shield: A witty response can disarm negativity and show confidence in your new look.

  • Educate: If someone is curious, explain the causes of baldness and why you choose to shave.

  • Set boundaries: You don't have to explain your decision to shave your head to everyone. Sometimes, you should just walk away from negativity and surround yourself with those who care for and support you.

Lifestyle Adjustments

bald man eating healthy breakfast

Being bald may require lifestyle adjustments, but don't worry. They're pretty easy.

  • Diet: as a new baldie, you must keep your scalp healthy. Eat right, stay hydrated, and take vitamins and supplements. Avoiding greasy fast food may help if you have an oily scalp. Your scalp will thank you.

  • Stress Management: Stress leads to an unhealthy scalp. Meditating, exercising, and having scalp massages can help relieve stress.

  • Sun Protection: things are different now that you don't have the extra hair protection from Mr. Sun. You need to wear hats and sunscreen to protect your scalp.

  • Grooming Routine: Your grooming routine will change once you've decided to go bald. A pre-shave and post-shave routine is essential to keeping your scalp healthy and irritation-free.

  • Health Checks: Baldness isn't just a cosmetic change. Scalp health is a priority, especially now that you're more exposed. If you notice something concerning, a scalp inspection or trip to your dermatologist is needed.

Inspiration from Public Figures

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

In the past, baldies were stereotyped negatively. Before, you'd see more bald villains than heroes. Today, there are bald icons like Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Jeff Bezos that we can look up to.

You can copy their style, fashion choices, and business acumen.

Who knows, you may become the next bald billionaire or superstar.

The Bottom Line

Going bald is a chance to rewrite your narrative. With a complete arsenal of head-shaving tools, you're ready to go forth and show the world a new version of yourself that's strong, confident, and cool.

Investing in a quality electric shaver like the Freebird FlexSeries is the first step to bald greatness! Get one now and level up your shaving game.

Freebird FlexSeries shaving kit


How often should I shave my head?

How often you shave depends on your preference and how fast your hair grows. Some may like a smooth scalp, while others prefer a little stubble or buzz cut. If you want to know how to keep your bald head longer, read our comprehensive guide on the subject.

Is baldness genetic?

Genetics plays a role in determining whether or not you go bald. If baldness runs in the family, like in my case, you're more likely to inherit the condition.

What products must I avoid for my bald head?

Avoid harsh or abrasive products on your bald head since our scalps are more sensitive than other body parts. Look for scalp care products with gentle ingredients formulated for bald heads. Alcohol-based products will dry out your scalp. This will be fine if you have an oily scalp, but avoiding alcohol-based products is a good idea for baldies with dry scalps.

Freebird scalp care kit

Will wearing hats cause scalp issues?

Wearing hats may cause scalp issues if worn too tight or if you fail to clean them regularly. Make sure to wash your hats to prevent the buildup of sweat and bacteria, which may cause scalp problems. Choosing hats with breathable materials like cotton may help cool your scalp, especially during the hot summer.

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