How to shave a head. As you can see, I shave my head everyday. The proper way is the same thing as shaving your face. You want to do a preshave, it's very, very important. I always recommend the shave after the shower. That way the hair is very moisturized and has a lot of heat on it, you're going to get a much closer shave, since it's moisturized. Preshave and shave cream. When you're using the razor shave the top.
You always want to shave with the grain of the hair the first time, so you're going to shave from the top, forward, and down, down and down. That way you get a very, very clean shave. If you try to shave against the grain of the hair, you're going to get a closer shave the first time, you're probably going to get nicks, probably going to create little bumps and ingrown hairs. If you like a closer shave with your head, I always recommend to shave against the grain on the second shave.
So you're going to reapply preshave, reapply shave cream, and then shave against the grain. It's very, very important to use a mirror, so that you can see what you're doing. Also you take your fingers and feel the little areas that you may miss, and you're going to feel a little hair and you can go back over it. It's very important with the pressure of the blade not have a heavy hand. Have a soft hand with light pressure on the blade, this is going to cause less irritation. The last thing you would want to do is cut yourself and then have to run out with a band-aid on your head, right?