How To Fix Skin Fade Irritation

by 6th December 2021

Skin fade irritation

While skin fade haircuts are on-trend, there’s nothing worse than the dreaded “Barbers itch” or Skin fade Irritation!

Many believe that this irritation is caused by unclean barber razors, but it could be a range of other factors too, including how sensitive your skin is and the products you use to clean your hair and head.

Most modern men are familiar with a skincare regime for the face, but neglect their head and simply use shampoo or a 2-in-1 product. Often these are cheap, mass-produced products that dry out and irritate your skin, which can lead to irritation, especially in the skin fade area.

What’s the solution to your skin fade irritation?

In short, cleaning and nourishment!

We recommend a 3 step process to soothe and reverse the irritations

  1. Use a mild, non -irritable cleanser with warm water and properly rinsed and dry. We recommend our Heed Headwash
  2. Next nourish your skin using a product like a serum or gentle hydrator designed for your skin type. We like our Heed Serum.
  3. Finally moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Make sure you select a product that will not leave your skin or hair with an oily feel. For everyday use, we recommend a mild subtle moisturising cream, like Heed.

Say goodbye to your skin fade irritation and get a daily habit your face and head will thank you for!


Not just any Bald Head Moisturiser

by 28th November 2021

Bringing any new product to the market can be challenging, but we were determined to create amazing products and not just any old “bald head moisturiser.”

Using years of experience by creator Martin Schwaller from the wine and hospitality industry we knew there was still a gap in the market for a high-quality, subtle-smelling moisturiser for both bald heads and shaven heads.

One of the challenges with moisturiser for bald heads is consistency. Often greasy and oily, which is not what anyone wants, but helps lower the cost. Heed Skincare has created 2 very effective moisturisers. One for daytime use, the other to be used at night.

Getting the right smell, consistency, and effectiveness was no easy task. Many versions were discarded, the end result is what we believe to be the best moisturiser for bald heads on the market today.

One type of client we didn’t necessarily realise would love our products so much were the young men and women choosing to shave their heads or have skin fade haircuts. Listening to clients they tell us this is the best way to fix “barber Itch” or “Skin fade rashes” in a hurry.

What can we say? We are happy to help!

If you are looking for the best bald head moisturiser or great products for looking your best, visit our online store today!


Sheree Goldsmith “No Hair Don’t Care” Reviews HEED

by 9th December 2020

Recently we put out feelers for volunteers to be HEED Skincare for Heads Product Testers and review our full skincare regime. One of the volunteers was Sheree Goldsmith  (@nohairdontcarexo) who submitted her online registration and was selected at random.

Sheree has Alopecia Universalis, which developed from Alopecia Areata about 4 years ago. She has finally learned to embrace herself and is using social media as a platform to break the stigma surrounding hair loss.

Sheree has been using all four HEED Skincare for Heads products in her daily routine for the past month and has kindly recorded her thoughts with honest appraisals for each product. We are so pleased that she loves the products as much as we do. Thank you Xx


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Jessica Harvey (@polefit_jess_alopecia) Reviews Heed Skincare for Heads

by 24th November 2020

Recently we put out feelers for volunteers to be HEED Skincare for Heads Product Testers and review our full skincare regime.

One of the volunteers was Jessica Harvey (@polefit_jess_alopecia) who submitted her online registration and was selected at random. We are so chuffed that she contacted us as her review is amazing and she looks and sounds amazing.

Jess has alopecia universalis and has had a form of alopecia since she was 15 years old. She managed to regain her confidence after hair loss through pole fitness. She now encourages and supports anyone with hair loss to get involved and participate in fitness to help with self-confidence and wellbeing.

Over the past month, Jess has been using all four HEED Skincare for Heads products in her skincare routine and has kindly recorded her thoughts with honest appraisals for each product.

We are really pleased with the results and so chuffed Jess loves the products as much as we do.

Thank you

Read Jess’ Alopecia Story: MY ALOPECIA STORY

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Talking Heed – What’s in a name?

by 23rd October 2020

HEED /hiːd/

To heed something is to listen to it, pay careful attention to it, or otherwise observe or acknowledge it in some way—and often to take action on it. … Heed can also be used as a noun meaning careful attention or observation.

HEED Skincare for Heads is a small creative independent business standing proud and holding our head held high in a world of big brands and multi-nationals!  HEED was conceived, crafted and manufactured in the North of England in 2018 by our founder and creator Martin Schwaller, (a retired sommelier, avid wine expert and writer…and the bald chap in this photo!)

The full range of products (four in total), are specifically blended to cleanse, nourish and protect the scalp on bald heads. Baldness happens for many reasons to both male and female; some through choice (shaved heads), others lose their hair naturally over time, and some arrive at baldness via a difficult rocky path (i.e. the results of illness, medical conditions or treatment). Each product is mildly scented so very suitable for both genders, which we very are keen to shout about.

From his soap box, Martin explains…“Bald doesn’t need a “cure”, bald is wonderful, and yet, it seemed that the only products available for bald people were negative and unnecessary. Never-the-less, as a bald person for many years I understand how bald heads do need looking after and protecting since they are so exposed to the elements, to pollution, and the ravages of modern life. Nothing was available to help so I decided it was high time our bald heads were treated with dignity, care and understanding. They needed looking after, we needed looking after…we needed some decent products to help us look after our heads.”

“Researching ingredients: essential oils, vitamins, base preparations and blends that benefit bald heads became a passion and many prototype products were developed, adjusted, discarded and built up again. The HEED range, which I’m very passionate and proud of, are offered without reservation. I understand the challenges and the joys of being bald. Our products are designed to meet those challenges and celebrate the best of baldness.”

All products can be used individually or as part of a daily care routine. They are effective for use on the face and neck, as well as being suitable to use through thinning hair. It’s worth noting that our Light Hydrating Serum soothes red skin, inflammation, minor cuts and sores that can be caused by shaving. Full spec and ingredients can be found on our website:

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that HEED Skincare for Heads was recently featured in The Telegraph Magazine (Sept 20) with the ‘Grooming Guru’, journalist Lee Kynaston reviewing our Rich Daily Moisturiser and in his own words “I love this range”.


>> Cleansing Head Wash
>> Light Hydrating Serum
>> Light Daily Moisturiser
>> Rich Daily Moisturiser

>> After Head-Shave Bundle
>> Full Regime

Video Reviews by Jade Jarvis >> WATCH <


What Causes Baldness?

by 28th September 2020

You’re standing in front of the mirror trying to figure out why your hairline is retreating. Is it job stress? Your child pulling on your locks to wake you up every morning? Possibly, but evidence suggests it’s more to do with your genes.

Hair loss affects both sexes: 50% of males and 25% of females experience balding, and whilst hair loss is more common in men, women experience more hair thinning than outright loss.

Sleeping hair follicles
Hair follicle growth occurs in cycles of growing, resting and falling out. In humans this cycle is quite long compared to other mammals – between two and six years. Baldness begins with a shorter growing phase of the hair follicles and a reduction in the size of the follicles, making the hairs less healthy and prone to falling out. Eventually, the follicles become dormant and stop producing hair altogether.

One commonly cited player causing this is dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a sex hormone derived from testosterone. During puberty, DHT helps men to develop body hair and a deep voice, and later in life maintains muscle mass and fertility.  Higher levels of DHT in the skin affects the hair growth cycle, shortening the growth phase and causing the follicles to gradually stop growing hair.

Men with male pattern baldness often have higher levels of DHT. Often, higher levels of DHT can be due to genetic variances in receptor of DHT and in the enzymes that produce DHT from testosterone.  But high DHT levels are not a definitive cause: men and women with baldness can also have normal or even lower levels of DHT and testosterone. Simply put, the cellular mechanisms that cause hair follicles to stop growing hair are not fully understood.

In women, hair loss is common with age and is common around menopause. Clearly, like in men, hormonal changes play a key role in balding, but it will take many years to find out the full story.

You get it from your mother’s side – or your father’s
There is a commonly repeated myth that baldness comes from your mother’s side. Possibly, but you’re just as likely to inherit it from your father, or both.

The genetics behind baldness are complex: over 200 genetic variances correlate with male pattern baldness, and we don’t know how these variances cause baldness.

But, correlation doesn’t mean causation – knowing what genetic variances you have doesn’t necessarily predict whether you’ll become bald or not. Indeed, it isn’t certain you’ll become bald if the menfolk in your family sit around the dinner table looking like eggs in an eggbox.

So what about factors such as stress and hair pulling? Indeed, chemotherapy, pregnancy, air pollution, stress and even Covid-19 can all play their part, and what about environmental factors? It is estimated that 80% of the variance of baldness is estimated to be genetic, with the remaining 20% being associated with environmental factors. It is tricky to nail down whether your lifestyle causes balding, but things like stress, air pollution, and even Covid-19 can possibly accelerate baldness if you are already genetic predisposed.

It seems, like most things in our lives, that baldness is an interplay between our genes and the environment, so thanking your kids or your boss for your baldness may only be partly deserved.

By Fred Schwaller PHd
Neuroscience Research Scientist (…and Martin’s son)