Shaving your head can either be an enjoyable experience or the bane of your life. For some people, myself included, shaving your head becomes almost therapeutic. If I’m using a razor to shave my head in the shower every other morning, I actually feel relaxed and pretty chilled – though I will add, you need to schedule for shaving your head. Shaving your head in a rush is in no way enjoyable!
But sometimes I do wonder what it would be like if you could stay permanently bald. I have friends who complain constantly about having to shave their head frequently – this is usually because they don’t have a great routine to stick with. Razor shaving your head needs time and practice to do it properly, and you need to find the right razor. But anyway, it’s interesting to know whether staying permanently bald is an option for those who hate shaving their head every day.
The answer is that yes, you can stay permanently bald. There are a few different options that you can take to achieve this, with the most common one being laser hair removal.
Hair Laser Removal for a Bald Head
To get permanent hair removal, you really need to get yourself a series of hair removal sessions on your scalp. Hair removal generally works by a highly concentrated laser permanently damaging your hair follicles. Over time, these follicles become so damaged that hair will not grow back. For this reason, you need to be 100% sure on this decision – it’s probably best suited for wet shave baldies as opposed to slightly thinning on top baldies.
The amount of sessions that you need will vary, but usually a specialist will recommend anywhere between 8-12 sessions to remove the hair completely. Over this period of time, you should be able to obtain full baldness if you stick to the correct schedule.
You’ll will start to see the difference after only one session, but it won’t be particularly effective and it will likely leave your scalp patchy. Have a look at this video for an update on how many sessions that this gentleman needed;
As you can see from the video, it can be successful and it can also look extremely good. If you do it properly, you’ll save yourself the hassle of shaving for the rest of your life. If you do it incorrectly, you could be in for a lot of trouble. For this reason, it’s important to see a licensed professional for this sort of treatment.
How much does hair removal on your head cost?
The cost of hair removal varies a lot depending on how much you’re getting removed, and more importantly, where you go.
After scouring the internet, the majority of hair treatments from reputable companies will run you back thousands of dollars. Sure, you could probably find somewhere to get hair removal on your scalp of a thousand bucks, but for 12 sessions at a reputable company you’re going to likely double or treble than one thousand dollar price tag.
Should you consider hair removal on your scalp?
The only way that I would suggest hair removal on your scalp is if you truly hate shaving your head. This could be for a variety of reasons;
- Sensitive Skin – If you get red and itchy skin post shave every time, then this might be a reason to consider getting laser hair removal treatment. There are an abundance of different shavers and razors out there to try, but you might not be able to avoid a rash. Usually I use a aftercare balm which has helped me immensely with my routine, but this could be a reason to seek this sort of treatment.
- Horseshoe Haters – Some people, including myself, hate the horseshoe. By horseshoe, I mean the George Costanza look in which the top is completely bare, and you have hair around the back and sides of your head in the shape of a horseshoe. Not a good look for most guys. If you had this look or the five o clock shadow that remains when you shave, then this may be a good option for you.
- Those who just hate shaving – Some people really hate shaving. And I don’t blame you, it can be super time consuming. Getting hair laser removal treatment can reduce the time you’ll have to spend doing this.
These are just a few of the reasons why you may consider this type of treatment.
As you’ll know if you read the blog, this option isn’t really for me. But, I’d never blame someone for taking this option if they wanted to save time or go permanently bald! I’d definitely recommend this option and embracing baldness as opposed to getting a hair tattoo where you’re denying your bald genetics.
At the end of the day, it’s entirely your decision whether this procedure is right for you. Take your time before you go ahead with this; it’s costly and time intensive!