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.

how to eliminate the shine of a bald head
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how to eliminate the shine of a bald head

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 a powder brush into a translucent matte loose powder and lightly blow the 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.