Caring for a Bald Scalp

Whether you shaved your head or simply don't have hair, your scalp still needs plenty of TLC (tender, loving care.) Oils and dirt can still build up on your scalp. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • continue to wash and condition your scalp. Just use a dab for each and this will help prevent flaking skin. Soap and body wash will dry the scalp.
  • Protect your head from the sun. Hair actually protects your scalp, so when it's not there, you need some sort of cover or protection. Hats and sunscreen are just a few ideas.
  • Moisturize, especially in winter. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and apply moisturizer all over your head.
  • Scalp massages, by professionals or friends, stimulates blood flow which in turn encourages hair growth.