My 6-Step Baldie Haircare Routine
As a member of the #baldandboujee lifestyle, I can imagine that you and I already have gone through a number of products and haircare routines to help keep our tiny hairs healthy, shiny and moisturized. We have experimented with many oils, shampoos and conditioners in order to maintain our healthy hair; however, when it comes down to us bald men and women, what products are best for us? Glad you were wondering, for I have made a list of the products I use, why they have worked for me and how you can apply them to your daily hair routine.
Glad you were wondering, for I have made a list of the products I use, why they have worked for me and how you can apply them to your daily hair routine.
Shampoo and condition
Although the tiny hairs on our heads are barely visible, they ARE there and they too need to be shampooed as often as needed. For me, I use to shampoo and co-wash/condition my head every week but now I only wash it every two weeks. It may sound excessive, but because of the oils I use on my scalp, sometimes there isn’t enough space for it all on my head and leaves to build up.
Since I cut my hair lower into a fade, my scalp has been faced with the unsteady outside temperatures and has been exposed to cold air, (I don’t like to wear hats). As a result, my hair follicles haven’t exactly been popping and often led to dry scalp syndrome and dandruff. I tried shampoos made for natural hair and I tried shampoos for “regular” hair types. I have also tried co-washing, which only seemed to take care of the dandruff temporarily.
For conditioner, leave-in conditioners left flaky residue on my scalp and I was back to square one. I decided to do research on properly taking care of a shaved head and came upon a men’s haircare site which informed me to use men’s shampoo and conditioner since men are the ones more prone to bald/shaved heads.
The result: Radha Organics Shampoo and Conditioner.
It’s for men and women, and based on its reviews I decided to give it a try. It is packed with organic oils like argan, coconut, and peppermint. The shampoo is very light so I do have to work it through my hair more than once. The conditioner works great. I always let it sit in my hair with a shower cap for about 20 mins. They both smell amazing and have left my hair shiny and clean.
Massage the scalp
It can be fun to give yourself a head massage. Either by professional or by yourself when shampooing. Massaging the scalp brings increases blood flow and circulation to the scalp. (Super important!)
Deep conditioning is essential for anyone with hair. I use just about a dollop of the Olive Oil Replenishing Pak when my hair has been exposed to the cold air for a long time. (I know guys, why don’t I just wear a hat?)
Olive Oil Replenishing Pak from Organic Root Stimulator
A combination of pure argan oil, coconut oil, and tea tree oil is perfect for all heads regardless of if it’s shaved or not. Each oil has its own essential vitamins that help nourish the scalp and personally, I use these 3 for nourishment, dryness, to remove sebum build up and give it shine. I also apply Jamaican Castor Oil three times a week.
The scalp is even more susceptible to damage from the sun than other parts of the body. Always use a good sunscreen on your scalp before prolonged sun exposure. Many companies make high-quality moisturizers with built-in sunscreen, so check the skin care aisle of your local drug store.
Extra GOODIES for winter care:
Naturalbornhats, for their winter beanies are perfect for protecting hair regardless of curls or cut.
Thermal Hair Care’s Deep Conditioning Microwavable Heat Cap which is the answer to deep conditioning for the guy or gal with a busy lifestyle. The microwavable cap is an easy and functional way to deep condition my hair at home.
Hope this has been informative for all my bald beauties out there! #LiveTheCutLife