Head Shaving

If you’re shaving your head every day and are sick of all the effort, and the hassle of trying to avoid the horseshoe effect, Scalp MicroPigmentation (SMP®) can provide the perfect permanent solution.

Whether you’re motivated by cosmetic reasons alone or it’s an attempt to combat the onset of male pattern baldness, head shaving can be a real hassle.

It can look great when it’s done, but who really looks forward to that task in the shower every day? Achieving a smart, smooth, close-shaven look is an art itself – and however experienced you are, it’s notoriously difficult to avoid that horseshoe effect at the back of your neck.

Head Shaving

So why not take a closer look at all the advantages of SMP® treatment instead? Our experts will work closely with you to help you decide on a natural-looking hairline that best suits you, and we can give you the look of a permanently full head of closely cropped hair that’s as dense as you’d like it to be.

Even Todd Green, CEO of Headblade, admits that head shaving isn’t for everyone. Although his revolutionary product makes head shaving so much easier, many men will find that they always have a line that’s still visible after shaving. And that’s where SMP® treatment can help.

If you’re already shaving your head in an attempt to disguise balding, SMP® treatment can help make it look like you made a positive style choice. How? By providing your choice of smart closely cropped style that gives you a permanent, natural-looking and fully blended-in shaved effect.

When it comes to different methods of head shaving, there are basically three options for the way you choose to cut your hair or shave your head. And the device you use depends on what type of look you want to achieve, how much remaining hair you have, and how often you want to cut your hair.

1. Blades for shaving
If you find yourself in stage 6 or 7 of the Norwood Hamilton Scale, it’s probably best to shave your head. Likewise if you have Alopecia totalis or extreme Alopecia areata. SMP® results are also likely to look better with a shaved head if you have a large hair transplant strip scar on the back of your head. There are lots of blades available on the market, but the most popular are razor blades: Headblade, Gillette, Wilkinson Sword, King of Shavers, Bic, etc.


2. Electric rotary beard trimmer
If you’re experiencing the initial effects of hair loss, you’ll likely find yourself in the 2nd or 3rd stage of the Norwood scale. In this case, you’ll probably have general diffusion and thinning hair, with a hairline that’s still relatively intact. SMP® treatment at SCALP clinic will blend seamlessly into any remaining hair. An electric shaver will be ideal for you if you are at a Norwood 3, 4 or 5, and for some men in Norwood stages 6 and 7, who don’t want to wet razor shave.


3. Hair clippers
Brands such as Wahl, Braun, Babyliss and Remington produce hair clippers with a range of standard attachments that fit over the trimming blades and can be used to achieve different lengths of hair – zero guard, 0.5mm, etc. Balding clippers do exactly what they say (one length only) and cut your hair nearly as short as a blade. Hair clippers are an ideal option for those clients who don’t want to wet-shave their head and have enough remaining hair to be able to use a clipper to achieve a buzz-cut length.

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