How To Deal With Ingrown Hairs That Cause Razor Bumps

Are you one of those unfortunate men whose facial hair grows irregularly? You know, part of it has a grain going this way and part of it has a grain growing the other way? If you have curls atop your head, you are far more likely to experience this less than wonderful genetic condition. Any man who has ever had to shave these whiskery curlicues knows just how irritating it can be. Irritating on both a figurative and literal dimension. Often the attempt to carve the hair from the skin results in the hair actually re-entering the epidermis. When this happens, it is known as an ingrown hair or, to be more Latinate about it, pseudofolliculitis barbae. That term actually is in reference to the razor bump that is caused by an ingrown facial hair. So what can you do to deal with this unpleasant circumstance?

For one thing, regardless of which way the grain of your beard grows, always shave with it. That means shaving in the direction your facial hair is pointed. Now you may have to change the angle of your razor several different times in order to accomplish. For some men, this can actually mean shaving part of just one cheek in one direction for awhile and then the opposite direction at another part of the cheek. And beneath the chin and down the neck? Don’t even get me started! The results of trimming of the hairs from chin and down the neck will be effective through haarschneidemaschine. A comparison can be done among the razors available in the market for further knowledge.

Another good tip is either shave several times a day or every other day. By shaving twice a day you reduce the risk of the whisker growing large enough that it can become an ingrown hair. On the other hand, if you do develop a razor bump on Wednesday and then shave again on Thursday you can actually increase the risk of infection. By shaving over a razor bump the potential is there to do more damage than if you were to let the beard stand for a day or two. That doesn’t mean you can’t pay it any attention, however. The best bet is to wash the affected area of your face while giving it a day off from the ravages of the razor blade. You can use anti-bacterial soap if razor bumps caused by an ingrown hair are infrequent, but as always try to avoid overusing antibacterial soap since, as I’m sure you are aware, the more you use it the less effective it becomes. Kind of like a Bush plan for Iraq.

You probably are either an electric razor guy or not. But if you are an electric razor guy who continually gets razor bumps, then I’m afraid I’ve got bad news for you. Like Bush and Iraq, you’ve to admit your first plan is a failure and try something new. Fortunately, you have several hundred less options than Bush has tried. Go with a non-electric razor instead because the electric ones are much harder to focus on the grain, especially the rotary type, which sends hair swirling about in all directions. And finally, train your hair by using a shaving technique so that you do the same thing every time. By running the razor in exactly the same direction on your face-with the grain, of course-you can actually get your whiskers to eventually straight out.

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Janica Oblena is the writer of ‘Midnight Secrets’. She is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Journalism. She is currently the senior editor of
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