The girls are going bald, and we are so here for it! Saweetie, Doja Cat, and Blac Chyna have all recently debuted their newly shaved heads. And as a result, fans posted mixed reactions, with many considering the look for themselves.

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Rapper Saweetie surprised fans when she debuted her shaved head, citing her mental health as the reason behind her decision. Not long after, rapper Doja Cat shaved her head and eyebrows because she didn’t “like having hair.” And after years of struggling with her hair, social media influencer and socialite Blac Chyna took to social media to spotlight her buzz cut.

A Look Back at the Trend

Women shaving their heads is not a new thing at all. In fact, women have been sporting buzz cuts long before there was a name for it.

Supermodel Grace Jones is known for rocking a bald head in many high fashion photoshoots and on the runway. And, of course, Amber Rose caused quite a stir when she stepped on the scene with rapper Kanye West back when they were dating.

There are a number of benefits to cutting your hair. For example, less hair means less time and energy spent on your wash day routine. Plus, you can save money on hair care and styling products.

How To Rock a Shaved Head

Still, a lot of women are afraid to shave their hair. Many argue that they don’t have the right head shape for it to look good. Others don’t feel confident enough to pull it off. But fortunately, you can be. Take a look at how to rock a shaved head like your favorite celebrities:

Lather Up

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Many men and women with bald heads save money on buying shampoos and conditioners, choosing to cleanse their scalp with body wash instead. But unfortunately, body washes, gel, and soap bars are not meant for your scalp. A lot of their ingredients contain properties that tend to dry your scalp, which can lead to itching and flaking.

Instead, cleanse and condition your scalp with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. This “Mango and Cherry Superfoods Hair Pack” by Black-owned hair care company Briogeo is a shampoo and conditioner set that hydrates your scalp. Its superfood ingredients formula also prevents dryness and adds shine.

Keep It Cute

 

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Shaving your head is a bold move that can take some getting used to. This is especially true for women who shave their hair without considering how the decision will affect them in the long run, typically following a breakup or other unfortunate event.

You may feel embarrassed and even ashamed of the bald look at first. However, there are many hats, scarves, and headwraps that you can wear to boost your confidence.

 

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The satin headwraps from Wrapped By Nellz are not only cute, but their satin lining protects your scalp as well. And the hats from Black-owned company Fruition Hat Company are the perfect way to highlight your personality.

Take Care

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Part of rocking a shaved head is caring for your scalp. Many people don’t realize that caring for your scalp is important for maintaining the look. When the skin on your scalp is unhealthy, it can look and feel dry, itchy, or irritated.

For a healthy scalp, you should consider incorporating natural oils into your daily hair care routine. Oils such as coconut oil, tea tree oil, and argan oil are great for your hair because they each contain vitamins or minerals that help with growth and retention. They penetrate your scalp, restoring its health, with results you can see.

For lasting scalp health, try this “Herbal Infused Hair and Scalp Oil” by Bask and Bloom Essentials. The oil blend contains nutrient-dense oils like sunflower seed, avocado, and jojoba oil to create a formula that will give your scalp and hydrated and healthy glow.

Keep It Up

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Now that you know how to care for and style your shaved head, it’s time to consider how you’ll maintain the look

Of course, you can visit the hair salon to have a professional cut your hair when it starts to grow. Or for a more affordable option, you can shave your hair yourself.

 

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For a smooth shave with an electric razor, use the “Bevel Pro: All-in-one Clipper and Trimmer” by Black-owned grooming product company Bevel. Its stainless steel blades coated in graphite provide a close, clean cut.

Or if using a disposable razor, prep your skin by rubbing a small amount of Frederick Benjamin‘s “Easy Priming Skin & Beard Oil” onto the scalp.

Then, apply their “Hydro Glaze Cooling Shave Gel” onto the scalp before shaving WITH the grain. Finally, rinse the residue from your scalp and pat dry before massaging the “Bump Clear Treatment” for a cool, post-shave treatment.

Maintain It

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Even though rocking a shaved head makes daily styling a breeze, it still requires a bit of maintenance to keep your skin healthy.

Try the “Invisible Daily SPF 30” by Black-owned company, MANTL.

 

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Designed with melanated skin in mind, its formula doesn’t leave behind an ashy, gray cast. And because the product caters to bald and balding heads, it contains hydrating, healthy ingredients for a moisturized and lustrous scalp. 

You can use your own daily moisturizing lotion in addition to the “Invisible Daily SPF 30.” However, the “Invisible Daily Spf 30” acts as a moisturizer for your face, too. So you can save money by using it as part of your skin AND hair care routine.

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