Washing a Bald Head

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Even if you're bald, you can't get away with not washing your head. Without a protective layer of hair on your head, the skin on your scalp gets dirty and oily fast. You can clean your scalp much like you would wash a head full of hair. A variety of facial-care solutions, as well as products designed specifically for bald heads, can also make it easier to keep your scalp clean.

Step 1

Wash your head in the shower with any type of shampoo or soap. You can continue using your old shampoo, if you like. If a product dries out your scalp, makes it feel unusually oily or causes a skin reaction, stop using it and use something else. Look for a head-wash solution specially formulated for use on bald scalps.

Step 2

Wash your scalp two to three times a week with a conditioner designed for use on bald heads. The conditioner helps keep your skin feeling soft.

Step 3

Wipe your scalp with a facial cleanser if you don't get good results with regular shampoo. Use a cleanser that's labeled "noncomedogenic," which means it doesn't clog pores. This is helpful if regular shampoo or soap causes pimples to pop up on your scalp.

Step 4

Clean an oily scalp on the go with pocket-sized head wipes. These wipes work to remove oil, dirt and sweat. They're effective for freshening up your head when you can't shower.

Step 5

Use an exfoliating product on your scalp to remove dead skin cells and eliminate clogged pores. Exfoliating products designed for facial use also generally work on your scalp.