Best Bald Head Care Products – Roundup Review
Bald is beautiful, and never more popular than it is today, with more and more people choosing the bald, or nearly bald close cut, look.
Here we have round up what we have found to be the best products from the vast array on offer, specifically designed for bald head care, in a price range affordable for most people.
In choosing the products, we have taken into account the sensitivity of the scalp, so that shaving creams and gels need to be very lubricating and effective. Shavers ideally need to be very flexible to allow for the contours of the head and moisturizers need to protect as well as moisturize, once your protective hair covering is removed.
For more information, especially if you are thinking about going for a bald head for the first time, do have a read of our Ultimate Guide for the Perfect Bald Head.
Contains vitamins, green tea and moisturizers to help prevent irritation. Thick, clear gel so easy to see what you are doing and just a small amount needed for a good, close shave.
Mentholated, to leave the skin feeling cool and refreshed, this cream contains no perfumes or dyes and is certified cruelty free. Intensely lubricating for a clean shave, a little goes a long way.
Best value for money shaving cream that we recommend. Containing honey extract for healing and menthol to cool and refresh. All in all a great product from the Bee Bald range at a good price.
This is the product for you if you really don't want to use a razor. Especially formulated for black skinned men who suffer from razor bumps for maintaining a smooth bald head. Works in just 4 - 7 minutes.
This electric rotary razor, specifically designed for shaving the head, features 5 independently pivoting razor discs to fit perfectly to your contours. Fully rechargeable for quick and easy use, with or without cream.
This hair clipper from Norelco includes a head shaving attachment and has a 180 degree rotating head for getting to the hardest to reach spots. Corded or cordless use, not a cheap option but highly recommended if you want a versatile, convenient electric shave.
Best razor of its kind that we could find - packed with features including a flexible head to closely follow your contours and 5 blades to reduce the need for multiple passes. Battery operated micropulses reduce friction - and all for less than $13, so great value for money.
Snazzily designed razor for bald heads keeps the triple blades at the correct angle as long as the wheels are against the head. With a bit of practice, this is a great product for a clean, bald head.
If you want a shiny bald head, this is the moisturizer for you. Contains tea tree oil to aid healing and prevent razor bumps. Acts to protect your head, giving intense moisturisation for a polished shiny look.
This moisturizer acts to reduce unwanted shine, if the polished look is not for you. Containing SPF30 sunscreen, it also provides added protection from the elements whilst it moisturizes the scalp, helping to prevent dry patches and fine lines. A good all-in-one product.
If you like using a gel for shaving, this is a great product for a bald head.
The clear, low-foam formula makes it easy to see what you are doing so that you can achieve a good, close shave.
It is suitable for use on all skin types, including sensitive skin, and general feedback indicates that it helps prevent razor bumps for many users.
Although there are cheaper shaving gels out there, this product has a good, thick consistency so you only need to use a small amount at a time.
Bald Guyz clear shave gel is currently available online at around $9 for a 5.4 fl oz (160ml) tube.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Cocamide MEA, Polysorbate 20, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Sodium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Glycerin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone 4, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) Fruit Extract, Canadian Willow Bark Extract, Green Tea Extract, Cucumber Extracts, Grape Seed, Peach, Seaweed, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonium), Ginkgo Biloba, Ginger, Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Sorbitol, Yeast Concentrate, PEG 8 Dimethicone, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Vitamin E, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Silica, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue 1
At first look, this seems like an expensive shaving cream at around $19 for a single bottle.
However it does come in a generous 8 fl oz (237 ml) size and you only need a thin layer for good results, so a little goes a long way.
The bottle is likely to last you for a good month plus, depending on how often you shave.
It is specially formulated for use on bald heads, although of course it may be used anywhere on the body, and it really is a very effective and well recommended product.
The cream is extremely efficient, providing a good smooth glide for your razor, and the addition of menthol gives it a lovely soothing quality.
Ingredients: Water, Myristic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Stearic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Menthol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Lecithin, Sodium Hydroxide, Retinyl Palmitate, Trisodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, PEG-8 Dimethicone, PEG-8 Ricinoleate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate
This value for money shaving cream for head and face from Bee Bald comes in a 6 fl oz (177 ml) size tube for $6 - $7 online.
Although less expensive than the previous two products, it is a popular and effective choice for bald head shaving.
The honey extract within this product has antiseptic, healing properties and the menthol serves to cool and refresh the skin.
It is an effective cream which helps give a good, close shave and one that we would recommend, especially for the price.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Stearic Acid, Glycereth-7, C12 - 15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Aminomethyl Propanol, Cocamide MEA, Fragrance, Polyquaternium-11, PEG-90M, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pollen Extract, Propylene Glycol, Durio Zibethinus Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Honey Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Salicylic Acid, Menthol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5
An option, if you want to maintain your bald head without using a razor, is this depilatory cream which was specifically formulated to help prevent the risk of razor bumps in black men.
However, it can be just as effective for anyone, and works in 4 - 7 minutes.
It has a slight peppermint fragrance, which is not unpleasant, and does not have the strong, pungent odour sometimes associated with depilatory creams.
You will need to carry out a skin test 24 hours before using, at least 36 hours after using a razor or depilatory, so be prepared!
Providing you have no adverse reactions, this product will give a closer shave than a razor, with slightly longer lasting results. Note that it is intended for the maintainance of your bald head.
Magic razorless cream shave from Softsheen-Carson comes in a 6oz (170g) tube, sufficient for several applications, and is currently available at between around $4.50 - $7.
Ingredients: Water , Mineral Oil , Cetearyl Alcohol , Thioglycolic Acid , Calcium Hydroxide , Propylene Glycol , Ceteareth-20 , Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate , Sodium Hydroxide , Fragrance , Ceteth-2 , Shea Butter
Shavers and Razors
Priced at around $110, this is not a cheap shaver, but is well designed to give a good, close shave for your scalp.
The Bald Eagle Smart features 5 rotary cutters which pivot individually to enable it to adjust to the contours of your head for quick and efficient use.
This feature means that you can shave in any direction, including circular.
It can be used dry or wet, although it is not suitable for use in the bath or shower, and the use of shaving gel is not recommended as it can clog the blades.
The device is conveniently cordless, with a rechargeable lithium ion battery; a full charge takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to give 90 minutes use. It also features an LCD battery indicator display so that you can easily keep track of how much power is left in the battery.
The horizontal design of the handle helps to make the skull shaver easy to control and allows for better reach.
If you are in the market for an electric shaver specifically for your head, this is the best choice currently available.
Skull Shaver replacement blades are available online for around £32 for a pack of two.
This electric clipper/shaver is a first class product for grooming or shaving your head.
Whether you want your head completely bald or just crewed, this shaver will not disappoint - there are 14 length settings from 0 - 19/32" and a head shave attachment.
The unique, 180 degree rotating head enables easy reach of the most difficult spots which is ideal for shaving the scalp.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery will give 60 minutes of operation after just 60 minutes quick charge for cordless use, and the device will also work whilst plugged in.
The product comes with a 2 year warranty and is currently available online for less than $150.
This product is our number one choice in electric shavers for bald heads.
What makes this a great choice for bald head shaving is the FlexBall feature which allows the head to swivel from side to side and also front to back, so that it follows the contours of the head perfectly.
Combined with the 5 precision blades this means that you can achieve a close shave in a single pass, reducing the risk of irritation, even for the most sensitive skin.
Further features include:
- Streamlined Comfort Guard - maintains razor blade contact by stretching the skin and channeling excess shaving cream. Includes MicroComb to help guide hair to the blades
- Enhanced Lubrastrip - with mineral oil and lubricating polymers for a smooth glide across the skin, also serves to provide an indication that blades may need changing
- Ergonomic Grip - handle designed to give a firm grip for better control
- Battery Powered Micropulses - to help reduce friction causing razor burn, and increase glide. Includes microchip to give power consistency and an indicator light to signal when the AAA battery is low and requires replacement. An automatic 8 minute shutoff protects battery life against unintentional activation. (Can be used with or without power)
If cartridge shavers are your preference, this razor is packed with great features for an online retail price of around $13, which includes one blade.
You can purchase a pack of 8 replacement blade cartridges online for around $30.
This razor is ergonomically designed specifically to make shaving your head easier, especially at the back where it is hard to see what you are doing.
It has a rubberized finger ring and upper pad to give a good grip, as well as rubber wheels to maintain close control over the scalp.
It may take you a little while to get used to using the HeadBlade, and the wheels need to stay in contact with your skin at all times, but with practice this razor can make shaving your head quick and easy.
Basically, keeping the wheels in contact with your head keeps the blade at the correct angle to minimise the risk of nicks, cuts and razor burn.
Currently available from about $8.50, the HeadBlade Sport is pretty inexpensive for a well designed product.
The replaceable HeadBlade HB3 cartridges consist of 3 blades, to give a closer shave and minimise the need for multiple passes over the same area. The cost for a pack of 4 is around $10.
Also in the range is the updated, HeadBlade ATX All Terrain Head Razor, designed to look like a mini ATV, with the razor on the back end.
A great moisturizing lotion containing naturally healing Tea Tree Oil, designed specifically to protect the scalp and soothe it after shaving.
Helps reduce the risk of ingrown hairs and gives the scalp a great shine, especially if you allow the first thin layer to absorb and then apply a second.
The 4.75oz (135g) tube will last a fair while, as you only need to use a very small amount of the product for great results.
This is a good, value for money moisturizer that you can buy for around $8 per tube.
Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone Copolyol, TEA, Polysorbate 80, Tea Tree Oil, Acrylates/C10 - C30, Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Oxyethyicellulose, Fragrance, Quaternium 15 & Allentoin, Disodium EDTA
This daily moisturizer has the added benefit of containing SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen, for use on head and face, to protect your skin from the sun as well as leaving it soft and smooth.
This is a good moisturizer if you prefer not to have a very shiny head, as one of its benefits is that it acts to control the shine.
This product retails at around $6 for a 1.7 fl oz (50ml) tube, which is a bit on the small side, so will not last very long with daily use.
Our main criticism of this great product is that it is currently only available in these small tubes.
The directions state that you should apply thinly to your head and face once daily or as desired, but if you are only applying once a day, I would not rely solely on it for sun protection, especially on a hot day!
Ingredients (Active): Homosalate (10%), Benzophenone-3 (6%), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (5%), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (3%), Octocrylene (2.7%). (Inactive): Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Polyamide-5, C10-18 Triglycerides, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysilicone-15, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Xantham Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.