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    Hi. I shave my head & I've found that, no matter what post shave product I use, or if i dont use one, I get a ridiculously oily scalp a few hours later. I haven't tried too many options but have tried perfumed & unperfumed aftershaves, balms, isocol, and proraso preshave cream. I've also tried showering with soaps, body washes & just water. Whatever I do or don't do, my head is slimy like old ham by lunchtime. Any advice to prevent further embarrassment would be greatly appreciated.

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    try to rub alum block on your head post shave instead of using any other creams or post shave products. rub with alum after final hot water rinse and then let it sit until the shower is done and then hit it cold for a good minute to rinse it off and cool the scalp. the heat of a shower causes skin to sweat profusely for up to an hour even after the shower ends. the alum is an antiperspirant and the cold water prevents the sweating to even try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
    try to rub alum block on your head post shave instead of using any other creams or post shave products. rub with alum after final hot water rinse and then let it sit until the shower is done and then hit it cold for a good minute to rinse it off and cool the scalp. the heat of a shower causes skin to sweat profusely for up to an hour even after the shower ends. the alum is an antiperspirant and the cold water prevents the sweating to even try.
    This is exactly what I do. I suffered from the same problem. I shave my head with Williams mug soap. Yes, Williams and my trusty straight. Williams seems to do teh trick too after experimenting with soaps. after shaving I first rinse with hot water then cold. Then run a Alum block along my head and allow it to dry not wiping it off by towel. Then I apply witch hazel afterwords. I do not use aftershave on my head. I do not suffer from a oily head anymore. Have been doing it for years. Hope it helps.
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    Thanks a lot. I will try this & see how I go. I've been just wiping with a hankie lately but both of your testimonials have convinced me to try.

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    About a month back or so I had a smooth head for around two weeks. I shaved it for my districts swim meet (along with the rest of me...) for a full on dolphin effect...

    anyway, I found that midway through the day I was getting pretty oily myself, especially since my head skin had not adjusted to not having the chlorine drying it out it was just pumping out oil! I started doing some lunchtime baby powder apps to dry it out. not a lot, just a bit on my hands and rubbed it around. Cut the shine nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raulski View Post
    Thanks a lot. I will try this & see how I go. I've been just wiping with a hankie lately but both of your testimonials have convinced me to try.
    No problem I hope you have lots of luck. Remember God only made few perfect heads the rest have hair. It is a pleasure to be a bald man!

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    I know this is a couple of months old, but I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in. I use RazoRock aftershave wax looks shiny but doesn't seem to get oily, another one I use is Portland General store aftershave "Whiskey"a little shine yes, oily no. Now that spring is here and I've all ready burnt my bald head (happens every year) you would think I would remember after 20 yrs., what about sun block....currently using HeadBlade 30 SPF, it seems okay to me. What might you guys be using to block the rays from your bald heads?

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    trimmy, i learned that valuable lesson only once, and that was many years ago, i shave my head also, and after the one and only time i sunburned it, i vowed to never and i mean NEVER let that happen again, after the peeling was done, my god the itch drove me crazy for weeks till the subdermal layer healed, i was about mad when it was over

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    I whack witchhazel on my head - seems to work but I have never really had an issue with an oily head, so...

    For sun protection I too learned the lesson the hard way with sunburn. I used to use sunblock as a general thing, but now I only use it if I am at the beach or whatever. Now I have hats (not caps!). There's a hat in the car, a hat in the office, a hat in my briefcase, a hat in my man-bag. No matter where I am, there is a hat available and I wear it. I don't care if I look a twit - all I have to do is look at my father's head with the skin cancer burn scars all over it, and I am thankful for a wide-brimmed hat.

    On an unrelated note, also watch the backs of your hands with sunburn and skin cancers. I have a can of spray on 30+ SPF sunscreen which I will often apply to my forearms and hands if I have to do work outside for any extended period of time.

    It's sunny out there people - be safe!!!!

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    Thanks for all advice. I'm a alum block guy now. I'd defend it tooth & nail against all naysayers.
    Also very good sun-smart advice

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