How to Eliminate the Shine of a Bald Head

By Amy Davidson

If you're going for the bald look, whether by personal choice or genetics taking over, you might have to deal with the shininess that accompanies a hairless scalp. Some people prefer a clean shine on a bald head. But if you want a more matte look, there are certain steps to take and products to help you get rid of that sheen.


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Step 1

Wash your scalp with mild body soap and warm water. For an easy daily wash treatment fill a small spray bottle with soapy water and spray your head. Rub your scalp, spritz with water and wipe. Dry scalp thoroughly with a towel.


Step 2

Apply a dime-sized amount of an oil-reducing SPF 15 moisturizer to your scalp and rub in thoroughly. Your scalp is exposed to the sun's rays and other outside elements; a moisturizer will help protect it from drying out or from harmful sunburns.


Step 3

Dip your powder brush into the translucent matte loose powder and lightly blow bristles to remove excess powder. Start dusting a light layer of powder over your scalp, working from front to back and re-dipping your brush when needed. A light layer should be enough to soak up any oils that may accumulate on your head.