Being Bald & Owning It

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In case you don’t know, I’m bald. And have been for over ten years.

I have tried a variety of different products to include razors, safety razors, gels, creams, bar soaps, lotions, to name a few.Products I Use Daily - Wilde Escape

For years many of my coworkers rub my shaved head. They say things like, “It’s for good luck,” or even, “Wow, that feels crazy.”

Come to think of it, I have also had random people rub my head. And still, others randomly ask if they can see what it feels like. At first, I wasn’t sure how to take this, but now it seems common.

With that out of the way, it is not uncommon for friends to ask me how I shave and the products I use.

The exciting part is that recently I’ve been asked a lot more about my shaving routine. So here we go, Being Bald and Owing It!

Being Bald

Sometimes it’s a choice, and sometimes it chooses you.

If you are not bald, there are many things that you don’t realize. One of the biggest is when it’s hot outside.

This can be a pain, but after a while, but you only get used to it. There are other times, like when you get embarrassed, it makes this a lot worse. While the sweat is dripping off, your head is when you are very thankful for your eyebrows. Getting sweat in your eyes is never fun.

So unless your bald, you just don’t know.

Razor and blades

The Razor

One of the essential parts of shaving is the razor you use. I have tried the mock 5, Gillette Power Fusion, straight razors, and two popular online shave clubs.

If you want to know what I have been using for over 5 years, click here!

Also know, I have sensitive skin and love these razors. After reading my recommendation, click the link on the page to get $5 off your first order.

Shaving Cream or Gel

This is another area where I have tried just about everything.

The badger brush with old-school bar (that looks like soap), creams, foams, and jells.

Want to know what I recommend as the best Shaving Cream, click here!

Other Products Worth Mentioning

There are a few additional products I use that I have enjoyed.

They have a line for women and men. I have liked many of their products but have narrowed it down to a few that I use all the time.

Mainly since their products are a bit pricey, but I have found some cosmetic outlet stores that sell Kiehl’s products. My brother loves their shaving cream, but I did not list it above due to not personally liking it.

The products from them I use daily include the Facial Fuel line (face wash and lotion with SPF, you need SPF when you are bald!) and their hand salve (I get crazy dry skin on my hands, and since using this stuff, I don’t anymore, it’s that amazing).

Two other Kiehl’s items I enjoy using are their chapstick and bar soap.

I only get these items if they are on sale or I get a sample. If you go to an actual Kiehl’s store, this is the way you can try their other products by getting samples. Be super friendly, and they give you some awesome stuff!

I will say that their soap is the best soap I have ever used. I like this stuff so much that if I ever find it at a discount, I will buy as many as possible. If you have a chance to try it…DO IT, and you will not regret it!

Shower Mirror
I remember when I finally decided to purchase a mirror that I can place in the shower with the included suction cup.

The mirror I purchased is from the ShaveWell company. It was such a great purchase that I still use today. I noticed, since shaving in the shower, that I get a very close shave.

I’m sure it has something to do with the hot water and steam, but I’m not a science guy.

You might be thinking that using a mirror in the shower will cause it to fog up. Well, there are some things you can do to prevent that.

    • Start by running the mirror under the hot water (front and back)
    • Then put it back on the wall or shower door
    • If the mirror still fogs up, try using just a small amount of soap (or shave cream) on the mirror. Just make sure it’s a thin coat that you cannot see. The mirror then doesn’t fog up!
    • Then use the mirror to shave like normal.

Old school shaving set up

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It is pretty overwhelming on the number of products out on the market today. I have tried most of them, and the above are my recommendations.

It’s still important to make sure that you use products that work for you and your skin.

Are you bald or have additional questions about being bald? Do you have any additional input or products you love?

Let me know what you think. Leave a comment below.

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2 thoughts on “Being Bald & Owning It”

  1. I thought this blog was interesting. I never gave a thought about what it is like to be bald and what a person goes through. How strange to me that people would want to rub your head. I suppose it’s like how everyone wants to touch a pregnant lady’s belly.

    • Haha, I know right! It’s actually pretty funny and I thought the same thing when people started asking. Then they always say, “That feels so strange.” It’s when people don’t ask and just go for it.


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