Top 3 Reasons to Use Moisturizer on a Bald Head

Individuals with bald or buzzed heads must care for the exposed skin to maintain its appearance and health. Gentle moisturizers keep the scalp hydrated and protected. At Folicule, we carry several scalp moisturizing products to improve the hydration and appearance of bald heads and micropigmentation treatments. Here are the top three reasons to regularly moisturize your scalp:

1. Boost Skin Health

Regularly shaving the scalp can result in skin irritation that can be soothed with a moisturizer. Gentle products repair dry, flaking skin to improve its natural barrier and prevent further damage or infections. Ingredients like aloe vera reduce inflammation, retain moisture, and improve the skin’s ability to heal. Folicule’s Scalp Mattifying Moisturizer is made with aloe leaf juice, tea tree oil, and willow bark extract. Tea tree oil soothes dry, itchy skin and may reduce the appearance of blemishes by improving wound healing. Willow bark extract is beneficial for reducing excess oil and boosting skin hydration. 

Moisturizing the scalp protects it from harsh sunlight and weather that could cause damage. If your scalp is sunburned or dry, apply a gentle cream or lotion to nourish it. Select a moisturizer with added SPF to increase protection from the elements. Preventing sun damage helps the skin maintain its elasticity and prevents the development of more severe conditions like skin cancer. Using a moisturizing SPF is beneficial for individuals who have recently shaved their heads, as the scalp is not accustomed to regular sun exposure and could burn quickly. Individuals should apply sunscreen to their scalp 15 minutes before going out in the sun and reapply it every two hours to maintain adequate protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Folicule carries a mineral-based sunscreen that is gentle on the skin. Our 40-SPF sunscreen has a mattifying effect that reduces shine and oils.

2. Enhance Micropigmentation Aftercare

Scalp micropigmentation is a tattooing technique that is used to disguise the appearance of hair loss and thinning. The scalp micropigmentation process is most effective when performed on a shaved head. This gives artists direct access to the treatment site and creates a seamless transition between the tattooed follicles and the remaining natural hairs. After treatment, individuals should avoid excessive sun exposure and other activities that could dry the skin and cause the pigment to fade prematurely. These activities include swimming in chlorinated pools and hot tubs, as the chemicals in the water have a drying effect on the skin that can cause irritation.

Micropigmentation artists may recommend waiting several days after treatment to apply moisturizing products to the scalp. This allows the scalp micropigmentation ink to settle and the skin to recover quickly from the treatment. Once several days have passed, individuals can gently tap or rub a quarter-sized amount of moisturizer into their skin to seal the healing surface and prevent infections. Look for a quick-absorbing product that is free from unknown ingredients and artificial fragrances and colors to improve the health of the healing skin. Folicule’s paraben-free moisturizer does not leave an oily residue on the skin’s surface and is all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. It is formulated specifically for individuals with scalp micropigmentation and shaved heads.

3. Improve Scalp Appearance

Moisturizing your scalp with a hair oil or mask helps protect the health and appearance of the skin and the buzzed or shaved hair follicles. Cleansing and moisturizing the scalp removes excess sebum and dead skin that could clog pores and reduce follicle health. Moisturizing the scalp after every wash using a natural, fragrance-free lotion replaces unwanted oils and dead skin with healing and hydrating compounds. Massaging the moisturizer into the scalp stimulates blood flow to the skin, improving its health and appearance. This prevents the scalp from looking dry, dull, or damaged. Folicule carries a mattifying moisturizer that reduces the presence of oils and sweat and keeps the scalp from becoming overly shiny.

Pairing your daily moisturizer with Folicule’s Scalp Anti-Shine primer adds an extra layer of skin protection and further reduces shine and reflection. This mattifying product tightens and firms the skin to improve its appearance. It also removes excess oil that could create the appearance of sweat on the scalp. Moisturizers and primers can be used together or separately to minimize and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, creating a smoother scalp. They can also reduce the appearance of flaky, dry skin over time.

Try Scalp Micropigmentation Moisturizers

Folicule carries a range of skin care products for individuals with shaved heads and micropigmentation tattoos. These products include scalp moisturizers, anti-shine primers, and sunscreens. We also carry supplies for licensed micropigmentation artists, like pigments, needles, practice cartridges, and skin simulation kits. Our company offers worldwide shipping to over 200 countries, providing professionals and clients with high-quality micropigmentation and aftercare products. Contact us today to learn more about caring for shaved heads and micropigmentation.

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