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How to Shave Your Head with Scalp Micropigmentation?

By Keith Myers
February 20th, 2020

You’ve come across scalp micropigmentation and understand the basics – this hair loss treatment gives you the look of a buzz cut. But how do you maintain that clean, buzzed look?

The beauty of the scalp micro pigmentation treatment is its low maintenance and little upkeep. You’ll buzz your head 2-3X a week, usually when you are getting ready in the morning, and that’s literally it.

For many of you, it may be the first time that you are giving yourself a haircut, instead of your barber. That’s why we’re going to walk you through the steps for shaving your head with the scalp pigmentation treatment.

Step 1: Grab Yourself a Trimmer

scalp micropigmentation trimmer

We recommend the Andi’s T-Outliner as our go-to buzzer/trimmer for your SMP treatment. However, there are other brands and products that get the job done like the Wahl foil shaver or SkullShaver.

Step 2: Dust and Clean your Trimmer

scalp micro pigmentation buzzcut

As you will be using your trimmer a few times a week, you’ll want to make sure it is clean before each use. We recommend dusting off any excess hair and spraying it down with a cool spray.

Step 3: Angle the Trimmer

You’ll want to angle the trimmer so it is flush on your skin. This will help the clipper simply glide against your hair, with your hand motion acting as a guide.

Step 4: Stretch Skin & Glide

scalp micropigmentation shave head

You don’t want to apply too much pressure, you just want the clipper to do it’s job. Stretching the skin allows you to get a nice clean area to work with.

Step 5: Go Against Grain

Get a flush clean look by going against the grain of your hair. This helps to remove any excess hair and make sure you have a symmetrical buzz.

Step 6: Make Sure You Go Over the Scalp Micropigmentation 

scalp micropigmentation treatment

Even though you may not have a lot of hair where the scalp micropigmentation treatment was placed, there still may be some peach fuzz. For your treatment to look it’s best, you’ll want to make sure you go over that area as well.

Bonus Tip: Listen to the Sound of the Buzzer

The buzzer will make a louder noise as you go over any un-clipped hair. You’ll notice when you hit the areas that have already been trimmed the buzzer makes less noise. And when you hit hair that has not been shaved, you’ll hear it more prevalently.

If you are still thinking about scalp micropigmentation and want to learn more, click HERE to book a free consultation with one of our expert scalp micro practitioners.

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