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Video:How to Shave Your Head

with Paul Munoz

Learning how to shave your head without assistance can be a great way to save money. Here, see step-by-step instructions and tips for how to shave your head.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Shave Your Head

My name is Paul Munoz. I have been with Norris of Houston 41 years.

Instructions for How to Shave Your Head

I am a professional hairstylist, barber, and today we are going to demonstrate the procedure of how to shave the head and with the clippers, and then further proceed and do it with a razor or a safety razor.

Steps for How to Shave Your Head

First I am going to start off with the clipper and get it as short as possible. And then you proceed. When you are cutting, you actually have to pull the skin and tighten up the skin as you are cutting, which is the same thing you have to do when you are shaving. The tighter you keep it, the smoother you will get the skin. Around the ear, the same thing, pull it as tight as you can. You go over at least two or three times, make sure you have gotten all the little areas.

Cleaning and Cleansing the Area Before You Shave Your Head

So now what we are going to do is going to go ahead and shampoo it and get it real clean and prepared. You get a towel, get it hot enough, just where you can hold it in your hands and then squeeze it real, real tight and get that water out of there. Drape the hot towel over for a minute or two, you are preparing the hair for the shave. Okay. Now if you feel the skin now, it should be real soft. If you use a cream or if you use a shaving lotion or anything, don't apply it to all the head, because it's going to dry out on you, do just the little area that you are going to do at that time. You keep the skin tight again. The tighter you keep the skin, the smoother the cut will be. If you are at home, because you can pretty well, on the sides, on the top, and back here, you will be able to go ahead and shave that with no problem.

Tips for Shaving the Back of Your Head

On the back, over here, the only thing you are going to be able to see yourself, if you have the mirror like this and you have it like that and you will be able to do this here, here, and here. Holding your mirror like that, holding the safety razor, and you are just applying it like that all the way across. That's the only place that you will need the back mirror, the rest of it you will be able to do it. After you have finished you get a cold towel this time and you apply it on the head and let it sit for a minute or so. And after the cold towel, a dry towel, dry it off. And then you would use a moisturizer or the baby oil and you apply on there. You would want to keep the scalp moist, you don't want it to get dry. And there you go, Mr. Smooth.
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