Why Do Bald Heads Shine and What Can You Do to Prevent it?

One of the most frequently asked questions about hair loss is why bald guys often have shiny heads. You’ve probably noticed this in the UK. On a cloudy day, you can still see the reflective surface of a bald head at the end of the street.

There are several reasons why bald heads tend to look shiny. You can even give your scalp a good shine using a glossy post-shave lotion. However, the main reasons behind this glare are completely natural.

Smooth Scalps Are Naturally Shiny

The first reason for the shine is the smoothness of the skin on the scalp. The rest of your body receives punishment almost every day. 

Creases, wrinkles, and exposure to the sun all help age the skin. It also begins to lose its elasticity, causing sagging. However, the skin on top of your head often remains taut and firm. 

There is also a major difference in this reflectivity when a little bit of stubble starts to grow after using a head razor. Each little hair limits the surface area for reflecting light.

Your Scalp Continues to Produce Oil

The shave head look is also naturally shiny due to oil. Your hair follicles naturally produce an oil called sebum. After shaving your head, the glands that are responsible for producing sebum continue to produce this oil. Instead of giving your hair a natural shine, the oil is giving your scalp a shine.

How to Keep Your Head from Shining

If you don’t want a shiny head, there are ways to avoid this issue. After a head shave, use a post-shave lotion with a matte finish. 

For example, the HeadLube Post-Shave Moisturizer from HeadBlade is available with a matte finish. Along with a non-lucid finish, you can keep your scalp hydrated, which helps to reduce irritation and redness. 

If you prefer the shiny look without the oil, the HeadLube Post-Shave Moisturizer is also available in glossy.