Benefits of Shaving Your Head When You’re Going Bald

Benefits of Shaving Your Head When You're Going Bald
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

6 mins read

Are you experiencing hair loss and wondering if you should shave your head or continue to hold onto the remaining strands of hair? If you decide to embrace the bald look, you’re making a fashion statement. There’s no denying that shaving your head is liberating and maintaining a clean-shaven scalp is the ultimate no-fuss style. But, there are also many benefits to shaving your head when you’re going bald. In this article, we’ll talk about the advantages of shaving your head when you’re going bald and how scalp micropigmentation can help elevate your look to the next level.

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Benefits of Shaving Your Head When You're Going Bald

Myth vs. Reality: Does Shaving Increase Hair Density?

Have you heard the myth that shaving your head increases hair density? There’s no truth to this claim. Hair density is primarily determined by genetics, and shaving your head does not alter your genetics. However, it has been proven that shaving your head can create an illusion of thickness and coarseness, which may improve your appearance.

Perception And Confidence Boost

Recent studies suggest that embracing the cueball look can give you more confidence and power. Men who go completely clean-shaven are perceived as more authoritative, dominant, and masculine than those suffering from male pattern baldness. This perception aligns with iconic images of powerful figures, as many supervillains are usually bald. By shaving your head, you can get an authoritative look that instantly commands respect in the minds of others.

Youthful Appearance

Men who maintain a fully shaved head are often seen as younger than those who retain a bit of hair. Gray hair and receding hairlines can add years to your appearance; shaving off your hair is an easy way to look younger. A bald head signals a youthful appearance because it is often associated with youth, vitality, and virility. For most, shaving your head is a bold statement and is a major improvement over thinning hair.


Shaving your head is a convenient time-saver you can adopt to your daily routine. With a hairless scalp, you won’t have to worry about styling your hair or getting it groomed. Your showers will be faster and you don’t have to worry about finding a few more hairs on your pillow each morning. In fact, shaving your head will make you feel excited to lose more hair, as it saves time on shaving itself.

Physiognomy And Micropigmentation

Physiognomy refers to the practice of face-reading in which people’s personality traits can be determined by their facial features, such as the hairline. You’ll be surprised to find out that there is a cultural significance to your hairline or lack thereof. The way your hair frames your face can significantly affect how your face is perceived by others. This is why scalp micropigmentation may be the right choice for some people. Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical hair loss solution that involves the use of microneedles to “tattoo” hair follicles into the scalp, creating a shadowed, stubble-like appearance. The procedure imitates a natural hairline and is designed to complement your natural features. So, if you’re curious about a shaved look, but want to maintain the appearance of a full head of hair, scalp micropigmentation may be an excellent option for you to consider.

How to Shave Your Head

Suppose you’re considering using a razor to shave your head. It’s important to understand that it requires proper shaving techniques, scalp care, and some patience.

What You Need

  • Clippers
  • A quality razor
  • Shaving cream or gel
  • A mirror
  • Towels
  • After-care products

Simple Step-by-step Guide

  1. Cut down excess hair using clippers
  2. Start with the crown of your head, starting at the front, with gentle and slow shaves, allowing the razor blade to cover the cutting surface of the head.
  3. After the crown, and starting from your forehead, shave your entire head in the direction that the hair grows, small portions at a time, in a slow and deliberate manner.
  4. Rinse the blade after every stroke to keep it free of hair, and continuously reapply shaving cream.
  5. After you finish shaving, pat your head with a towel to remove excess water and follow up with moisturizing the scalp using natural products.

It’s important to maintain your hairless scalp with proper care and attention. Use an all-natural moisturizer and cleanser to keep your scalp healthy and hydrated. With proper care, you can ensure that your head stays perfectly smooth for an extended time. 

Side note: If you’re not comfortable using a razor and want to use something more dummy-proof and still achieve a close shave, check out our clippers & shavers recommendations.

Say Goodbye to Bald Patches

When considering the cueball look, a key challenge may be bald patches. Scalp micropigmentation can be a life-changing solution for balding individuals by providing a long-term and natural-looking solution. Our faded hairline technique is a premium well-sought-after technique globally waitlisting many hair loss sufferers. This technique is non-invasive and requires no downtime, meaning you can continue with your daily routine after treatment, so it’s incredibly convenient. SMP requires very little maintenance and upkeep, and the procedure is semi-permanent, requiring a touch-up once every 3-5 years with good aftercare.


Whether you opt for a full bald look or scalp micropigmentation, now you have a clear understanding of the potential benefits for shaving your head. If you’re going bald and are searching for a non-surgical solution, scalp micropigmentation provides the most natural-looking and undetectable results. And if you want to go all the way, shaving your head provides a significant confidence boost and is a convenient choice. While each person’s scalp and hair growth patterns may vary, it’s important to find the shaving technique that works best for you. Take your time, follow the proper care tips, and be confident in your new look! 

If you want more information about scalp micropigmentation and other non-surgical hair loss solutions, contact Elegant SMP today. We are a premier scalp micropigmentation located in Buffalo, NY, providing state-of-the-art treatments, including the faded hairline technique that has become well-sought-after around the world by hair loss sufferers. Moreover, if you ever make it to Buffalo, don’t forget to visit the many exciting attractions and eateries that this beautiful city has to offer.

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Elegant Scalp Micropigmentation was founded in Buffalo, NY with the goal of providing clients with a compassionate and understanding atmosphere for their hair loss troubles. We’ve been through it ourselves and at Elegant SMP, are devoted to providing our customers with the knowledge and confidence they need to make a well-informed decision about their SMP treatment plan. 

It is our pleasure to offer our premium SMP services that will unveil a rejuvenated, true version of yourself. With our continued dedication to perfecting this craft, we aim to help our clients rediscover their confidence and enjoy a renewed sense of self-esteem.

What our customers are saying

vamshi krishnavamshi krishna
23:17 28 Jan 23
I recently had a consultation with Tommy, and I was impressed with his professionalism. He spoke clearly and answered all of my questions about the procedure and Pre and Post-care instructions. I had a positive experience and I am looking forward to getting my SMP done with Tommy and I would highly recommend him to others.
Kendall VelardeKendall Velarde
14:38 16 Jan 23
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquezjason velasquez
18:08 02 Jan 23
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael MarinoMichael Marino
03:18 23 Dec 22
Tommy provided me with a image of how I would look with SMP his service was awesome, simple and quick id recommend Tommy’a website to anyone wanting to see what they look like with SMP
Amazing professional that really takes the time to answer questions or concerns and does great work!
Matt T.
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Elegant SMP is the place to get your scalp micropigmentation if you are interested in quality technique. Not all SMP is the same and your practitioner's training really does matter. For me, understanding how my artist could achieve an authentic looking hairline was very important, and very few SMP artists have the training to achieve that. Tommy at Elegant SMP is a true professional who understands how to get a natural looking result that is difficult to replicate - which is a true testament to his training. My SMP results exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Elegant SMP to anyone who is interested in getting the highest quality work the first time, or repairing SMP work that missed the mark.
Jason V.
Jason V.
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I knew from the consultation with Tommy that he was a genuinely good guy. Their professionalism is top-notch and the work he does is amazing! I can't stop looking at my hairline and just how natural it looks. I'm 100 % satisfied with the results and highly recommend his services!
Eric B.
Eric B.
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I just finished my third session with Tommy over at elegant smp. He did a great job and was extremely professional. His attention to detail was amazing giving me the desired look I was going for. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking to have this procedure done. Everything about the experience was pleasant and stress free.

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