10) Don't distract the barber. This one should go without speaking. The barbers are already on a tight schedule to get all the volunteers shaved in their time limit--distracting them is only going to end up painful.
9) Bring sunscreen and/or a hat to the event. If there's one thing you don't want, it's a sunburn on your scalp. Especially if it's sunny (but even if it's not), make sure you have something to cover your tender, bald head!
8) It's more fun with friends. Even if you can't talk other people into shaving their heads with you, invite them to the event. Seriously.
7) After your shave is a great time to check your scalp! Get someone to look over your head for your, or play with mirrors until you can see the back of your head. With no hair, you can more easily see moles and other problems you might not have seen before. Remember, skin cancer can occur anywhere, including on your scalp, so you might as well take the opportunity to take a look.
6) Your head will stick to everything. Seriously. Hats, scarves, pillow cases--your stubbly scalp will feel kind of like velcro for a while. Well, mine does, at least.
5) Your velcro scalp will probably feel cold. We lose most of our body head through our heads (and hair helps it stay in), so you might feel a bit chilly until you get used to it. This is where hats and scarves come in. But they don't really help in a shower, when you're used to your hair keeping the warm water in for a bit. Brr.
4) People will want to touch your head. You don't have to let them if you don't want to, but I find it kind of amusing to let friends and family pet me. Hell, I keep rubbing my own scalp just because it feels funny.
3) Some people are going to freak out about your hair disappearing. It's okay. Let them. It's just hair, and you're giving it up for a reason. Don't let them intimidate you or make you feel bad--it's your head and you can do whatever you want with it.
2) Fundraising is hard. Convincing people to donate money to any cause, no matter how good, can get tedious and difficult, so be sure to try something fun and out-of-the-box.
1) Every little bit counts. There were people at the event I attended who had raised everything from $50 to over $3,000 and every single one of them is making a difference. So don't stress out about how much cash you raise--just get out there and do it.