By: Bethany Kandel
What do I do when it starts falling out? Once hair starts to fall out in clumps, some people choose to shave their heads.
- Before shaving, get a short, pixie cut about 1-2 inches long.
- Have a friend buzz your hair with an electric razor to 1/4 inch (using a #3 setting) a day before shaving to get used to the look.
- When you’re ready to go bald, buzz it again to 1/16 inch (using a #1 setting). Then wet your head.
- Work lots of sensitive skin shaving cream, oil or gel into your scalp.
- Use only new blades or new disposable razors and replace frequently while shaving, to avoid cutting your scalp.
- Use slow, even strokes and don’t rush. The fewer times you have to go over a spot, the less irritation.
When you buzz, begin at the nape of the neck and shave in rows up and over your scalp to the front, against the grain. When you use a razor, shave from the forehead down to the neck and to the sides.
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