How to Rock a Bald Head

Curse your hair loss if you want, but with a few steps, you can sport a look that truly shines.


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Why should women get all the beauty tips? These Howcast videos help men look their best, with advice on dealing with baldness; using aftershave; grooming a beard, mustache, and sideburns; getting a great haircut; choosing the best hair products; and much more.

You Will Need

  • Confidence
  • Electric trimmer or razor
  • Sunscreen
  • Shaving cream (optional)
  • Body lotion or baby oil (optional)
  • Stylish hats (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Go for it

    Have confidence in your appearance -- you've lost your hair, not your mojo. Forget the comb-over, roll up the rug, and come to terms with your changing hairline.

  2. Step 2

    Make it smooth

    Once you've embraced your baldness, go for broke. Either buzz your hair down with an electric trimmer or take it all off with a shaving razor.

  3. If you use a razor, use shaving cream to avoid unsightly razor burn.

  4. Step 3

    Shine on

    Put some effort into your appearance and keep that pate moisturized. Use a product designed to give you a slick sheen, or spread a little body lotion or baby oil on your head daily.

  5. Step 4

    Protect it

    Wear sunscreen or a hat when you're outdoors to protect your skin from the sun's UV rays, which, in addition to other health risks, can roughen up your head's smooth surface.

  6. If you wear a hat, give it some style; you need to rock your cap as much as your bald head.

  7. Step 5

    Get into it

    Make the most of opportunities to use that smooth surface; on Halloween, go as a well-known bald celebrity, historical figure, athlete, or mascot.

  8. Step 6

    Keep it up

    Keep up with your grooming and head care -- the secret to rocking any look is owning it and being proud of who you are.

  9. The bald eagle became the United States' national bird in 1782.