Should I Shave my Head? - HeadBlade

Should I Shave my Head?

You have probably noticed more and more people are donning buzzcuts. Shaved heads have officially taken over. The style crosses genders and generations and we have entered a new era in which everyone is enjoying an ultra-cropped cut. If you are considering hopping on the buzz train, there are so many benefits to shaving your head that might just push you over the edge. 

Quit your routine

The first thing you will hear from people who have recently shaved their locks is “it’s SO easy to take care of.” A shaved head requires no more than a bit of moisturizer and SPF to protect your scalp from the sun. Without having to worry about styling and brushing out messy hair every morning, you can cut anywhere from five to 30 minutes off your routine. That's the equivalent of up to seven days per year. No more bad hair days. And think of what you can do with all that extra time! 

Lose the stress

Approximately 1 in 5 people experience hair loss in their lifetime. It is a common occurrence, and yet it can be difficult to address it. Hair loss drugs are expensive. Propecia, a leading hair loss treatment, can cost $60 to $70 a month for a prescription. Hair loss prevention drugs like Propecia and Rogain have greatly varying success rates and focus on stopping hair loss, while new growth is only seen in 65% of users. Moreover, the balding process will resume if treatment is stopped. 

While it may sound easier said than done, embracing baldness can be liberating. A shaved head wipes away the daily burden of anxiety and discomfort that hair loss can cause. If you are considering this route but have more questions, you will likely find the answers in our blog

Start anew

We’ve all been in a place where we just don’t know what to do with our hair. Hair is strongly tied to identity, so we have a tough time making any changes beyond a trim. But when you are in a hair rut, a new ‘do might be exactly what you need. Think of a shaved head as a fresh start. It can change up your look when you need it the most. 

Save your money 

Taking care of your hair costs money, maybe even a lot of money. Hair makes quite a dent in the wallet between brushes, shampoos, products, and haircuts. According to research done in 2019, men spend $348 per year on beauty and grooming services. A shaved head is easy to maintain on your own with the right tools. All you need is a good razor, like HeadBlade’s MOTO Razor, to show you the benefits of shaving with HB The best part? You’ll never have to worry about penciling in a $60 haircut again. 

A rise in popularity

Shaved heads can be spotted everywhere from the red carpet to silicon valley. It’s a popular look, especially among successful men in Hollywood and tech. A 2012 study from the University of Pennsylvania shows that bald men are generally perceived as more successful and attractive than their hairy counterparts. Stars like the Rock and Tyson Beckford, who have both graced People’s list of sexiest men alive, prefer the shaved look over their grown-out hair. Take note if you want a sexy new look. Action icons Bruce Willis and Jonathan Statham chose to shave their heads after dealing with hair loss. In the tech world, a shaved head, as seen on Jeff Bezos and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, can be seen as a sign of intelligence and leadership.