Hair, wherever it is on the body, acts as a protective barrier from the world.
When we’re cold, hair on our bodies will stick up to produce an insulation layer, trapping air particles. Alternatively, when we are hot, hair will flatten to allow our bodies to cool. That being said hair not only helps control our body’s temperature but it also helps catch and store harsh particles to avoid them being soaked up by our porous skin.
But how does this work when you’re bald? Your scalp will naturally have a protective layer to avoid harsh chemicals transferring into your skin and so it is essential that you still use a shampoo as a bald man – see our article on the best shampoos for bald heads to find out more. But, shampoos, no matter how good quality, expensive, or even as highly rated as they can be, they can leave a residue, which is often incredibly drying if it is not followed by an intensive moisturiser.
Not only does the shampoo leave a drying layer but the pollutants, allergens, air-borne toxins and even weather conditions also cause dryness to a bald scalp.
It is therefore crucial that you take continuous and thorough care to your scalp to avoid dryness.
So here we have cut out the middleman and are bringing to the table are top, tried and tested moisturisers to keep your bald head as smooth and subtle as humanly possible.
First we wanted to demonstrate to you the top 5 reasons why moisturizers on a bald head are so important and how best to choose your perfect moisturizer:
More popular than ever
Bald men have become increasingly popular –in fact there are more bald men on this planet than there has ever been. A heightening trend or just a wave of increase in hair loss, who knows, nevertheless this means that you should be taking more care of your head if you want to compete with the best bald head around. Unlike hair loss, which is out of anyone’s control, your choice of moisturiser is and it’s down to you to choose and correctly apply the best moisturiser for all of your bald head needs.
More than just a moisturiser
It has been clinically proven that moisturizers, where bald heads are concerned, are more than just a moisturiser for the skin but they also have several other properties which can contribute towards a matte, soft, noticeably smoother and healthy looking bald head.
Come in a range of types
Not like the moisturiser you would associate with an old fashioned pot and white thick crème, there is now a range of different types of moisturiser, which are beneficial to a range of different skin types. They can come in tubes, gels forms, sprays, pumps, oils and many more.
Not a high maintenance job
A lot of beauty products these days often come with a directions manual as long as your arm. But, a good moisturiser, in our eyes, is one that is applied once or twice a day and is next to hassle free. We haven’t got time to apply moisturizers whilst meticulously checking a manual to ensure we lather clockwise rather than counterclockwise in the morning – and we doubt you do too.
Find a moisturiser that contains only organic ingredients and contains nothing artificial and preserved for best results.
Our top rated moisturizers for bald men:
Despite it’s incredibly and consistently positive reviews already on Amazon, it is a high contender in our list of top moisturisers for bald men due to its ability to leave your head feeling smooth for days.
This moisturiser has some amazing features including its quality, both in terms of ingredients and it’s moisturising qualities.
It contains a wide range of natural and plant derived moistening oils such as olive, lavender, almond and grapeseed. As you can imagine, the smell of this product is divine and lingers for hours, but without being too overpowering.
There are a few downsides to this product that we found during its trial and the first one being the cost. It is slightly on the pricey side of the scale, although it covers not just scalp care but also works on face, nails and feet, a good all-rounder and therefore 100% worth the £14.99.
Another slight downside to the product is fairly self-explanatory, since it is an oil based moisturiser. It can leave a slight oil residue, however this does soak up quickly if left for a few minutes, it is not quite instant, but it certainly does absorb into the skin eventually.
A highly recommended moisturizer by dermatologists and skin experts alike, there is no wonder everyone is raving about this CLn Facial Moisturizer.
It has a gel like consistency but it contains no silicone based products, derived from entirely natural products.
Awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance, this moisturiser if even suitable for the sensitive bald head out there. It is also good for problematic skin including acne, with calming and soothing features this moisturiser reduces the appearance of spots and reduces the likeliness of them returning.
This product is slightly on the pricey side, being retailed at £25.50 for a 100ml bottle however a little certainly goes a long way with this product and 100ml lasts around a 4-6 weeks with ease.
Above all it contains SPF30 a fantastic way to incorporate an SPF into your daily care routine without having to go that extra mile. A product with a decent SPF should be used daily on skin, especially on a bald head as that is the most exposed part of the body when it comes to sun exposure. Products with good SPF protects your skin against potentially very dangerous rays that are given off by the sun. Products with a good SPF also potentially with aging and should be worn through the winter and summer alike, as recommended by dermatologists.
Even when the sun isn’t beaming down on your back, sun damage can still be caused and this moisturiser contains a high SPF, meaning you will not have to worry, you are already protected when using this product.
This product is also very affordable, accessible (being available in drug stores and supermarkets) and is deeply moisturising.
We highly recommend this moisturizer to anyone who wants a smooth bald head.
It is entirely plant based and has natural anti-aging properties.
Not only does this moisturizer make your head feel nice, it also gives it a noticeable vamp by brightening the tone of our skin for a youthful glow.
The ingredients contain: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C & E, Organic Shea Butter, Jojoba, Blue Chamomile, Macadamia Nut, Frankincense, Jasmine, Neroli & Rosehip oil.
A real superfood for your skin which is evident from the first application. Your skin instantaneously feels more elasticated just from the very first application.
This moisturizer is a must-have. Although, you better act quickly as it is a fast seller and is often labelled with an ‘out of stock’ sign on most websites, proving the quality of this product.
A win-win and hassle free.
This 2 in 1 moisturizer hydrates skin and beard hair for that all round staple product in any man’s grooming kit.
This product is a moisturizer that doesn’t leave a white residue on either the skin or your beard after application.
It has a pleasant masculine smell although you can guarantee it is not too overpowering and you will be able to smell your regular aftershave over it.
A well-priced product, retailed at £11.50 and will last around 4 weeks.
Presented in a handy little pot, which is highly versatile is the ‘gel’ cream. Non-greasy yet full of rich and moisturising oils. This gel can be used not only on your head, but also your entire body for a full body hydration.
We love The Body Shops’ ethos, making skin care made from 100% plant based products and 100% recyclable packaging. They use non-dermologically tested products without disadvantaging the product in any way.
This is a very all round good moisturiser and you can feel it working pretty much instantaneously. It is marketed at £26 but lasts well over a month, a very worthwhile spend if you ask us.
You can actually smell how natural and organic this product is, it has no chemical/harsh smells and is highly hydrating without being too greasy (the gel formula is not oily – rather a water based product).
This product contains 99.75% pure Aloe and therefore is very suited for the more sensitive skin types. For those who do not have sensitive skin however, may find that this product will not be as beneficial, or it may take slightly longer before you begin to see it’s benefits if it is continuously used.
A very affordable product too and is available to order on Amazon (also eligible for Prime Delivery if you can’t wait to get your hands on it).
The saying is right, ‘you save the best till last’ …well especially in this case.
This combination of SPF and moisturiser will have you counting backwards on your future birthdays as it really is our secret to young and youthful skin.
All we have to say about this product is you need to try it yourself to appreciate the quality of these moisturizers. Made entirely with high end and high quality ingredients you can be assured that you are putting the best products onto your bald head.
No white residue, no soak in time, non-greasy and highly moisturizing, what more could you want?
The bottles are also very sophisticated and stylish, a perfect accompaniment to any bathroom.
And we haven’t even got to the best part… the price.
Incredibly affordable and something we have purchased time and time again, showing you how much we highly recommend trying this product.
A great product that will soon become a staple in your grooming kit.
To read a full review on all the Mantl range click here!
To conclude, the best moisturizers for bald men in 2020 are…