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How to Keep Your Head Bald Longer

Now that you've chosen a bald look, the real challenge lies in maintaining that freshly shaved look for an extended period.

Join me as we look at proven and tested ways to keep your bald head longer.

Tips on how to keep your bald head longer

Everyone's skin and hair are different. What works for one may not work for another. Finding what works for you based on your budget, tolerance for discomfort, and specific needs will determine which method to choose.

Let's explore some of the best ways to ensure your bald head lasts longer.

#1 Use a shaver that cuts close to the skin

Safety Razors

Safety razors are a classic tool for shaving. These razors cut very close to the skin and provide a smooth finish that lasts a few days. However, they require a certain level of skill and careful handling to avoid nicks and cuts. Keep your blades sharp to prevent irritation and get the best results.

Electric Shavers

Freebird FlexSeries Rotary Shaver

Electric shavers are a modern and more efficient alternative to safety razors. With electric shavers, you have two choices: a foil or a rotary shaver. Both have their pros and cons. The choice boils down to your budget and personal preference. Electric shavers may not cut as close as safety razors, but they are easier, faster, and safer. It can be a game-changer for baldies who have busy schedules. The Freebird FlexSeries cuts close and is excellent for sensitive skin.

Freebird FlexSeries shaving kit

#2 Hair Removal Creams

While head shaving can provide immediate results, hair removal creams offer a more extended period before hair grows back. These creams dissolve hair on the skin's surface. They contain potent chemicals that break down hair's protein structure, making them easy to wipe away.

If permanent hair removal procedures are not your thing, consider hair removal products like Nair, which can leave your head hair-free without the cuts.

Nair Hair Removal Cream

Remember that these creams may irritate some baldies, so it's essential to do a patch test before applying them to your scalp.

#3 Laser Hair Removal

If DIY hair removal methods like shaving and using hair removal creams are too time-consuming for you, laser hair removal provides a semi-permanent solution to keeping your bald head longer.

The method involves high-powered lasers that target hair roots, damaging hair follicles so that hair growth stops.

After several sessions, you'll have a hairless scalp that may last for months or even years.

#4 Electrolysis

Like laser hair removal, electrolysis solves the problem for those tired of shaving or getting irritated using hair removal creams.

Electrolysis is also the only FDA-approved permanent hair removal method. The procedure involves destroying hair follicles with an electric current and ensuring they won't grow back.

It may take several sessions to complete, but you'll get a permanent bald head in the end.

How often should you shave your head?

The allure of a smooth head is undeniable. To know how often you should shave your head, we need to look at the basics of hair growth.

Hair grows in cycles, and genetics, hormones, and individual health influence this cycle. 

For most head shavers, shaving twice a week strikes the right balance between maintaining a sleek look and giving the scalp time to heal and recover. 

The frequency of head shaving is a personal choice and depends on your hair growth rate and the look you want to maintain. Some prefer a smooth scalp, while others prefer some stubble left. 

The Bottom Line

Bald and bearded man

Keeping your head bald longer involves understanding your hair growth cycle and choosing between shaving, electrolysis, laser hair removal, or hair removal creams.

Your journey to a smooth scalp starts here. Choose from one of the methods we shared and keep your bald head shining.


How often should I shave my head to keep it bald?

The frequency of shaving varies, but a bi-weekly routine is a good starting point. Adjust based on your hair growth and personal preference.

Are safety razors challenging to use?

They might have a learning curve, but safety razors offer a precise and close shave once you get the hang of it.

Do hair removal creams cause skin irritation?

Following the instructions and performing a patch test can minimize the risk of skin irritation when using hair removal creams.

How many sessions are needed for laser hair removal?

Multiple sessions are typically required for laser hair removal, but the exact number depends on factors like hair type and color.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Patients equate the pain of laser hair removal to that of snapping a rubber band against their skin. It may be uncomfortable at first but it gets easier after each session.

Patients only need a few minutes under the laser per session for small treatment areas like your head.

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