Shaving bumps occur in the skin when hair grows back into the pores. Black men are more susceptible to have shaving bumps because their hair is usually curly. The hair tends to grow back into the direction they came from. Shaving bumps can be eliminated by cleaning the skin and shaving the hair appropriately. A shaving brush is also needed to brush over the curled hair to straighten them out. Here are tips to get rid of shaving bumps in Black men.
Tip #1: Your skin must be clean because shaving bumps are irritated skin.
There may be hair that has grown back into the skin or a scratch or cut from the razor was made while shaving. This tends to become infected and swollen. Your skin must be cleaned regularly to lessen this effect. Rinse well to remove dirt from the pores using a gentle cleanser. Also make sure that all materials that come into contact with your skin are clean like towels, pillows and handkerchief. Make sure too that your hands are clean.
Tip #2: Soften your hair because tough hair irritates the skin more easily.
Use a conditioner or shaving cream before you start shaving. Spread it evenly on the area. Then smooth out and straighten the hair a bit to make it easier to be shaved off by a razor.
Tip #3: Use a shaving comb to straighten the hair so that it can be shaved thoroughly.
You can purchase shaving combs at stores that sell shaving kits, razors and creams. There are different sizes of combs, choose the one that fits the type and amount of your hair.
Tip #4: As much as possible, use an electric razor.
An electric razor can shave faster and more precisely. For better results, use a shaving comb while using the electric razor. Be careful not to wet your skin when using an electric razor to prevent electrocution. Remember this device is powered by electricity.
Tip #5: Make sure too that your razors are clean.
A dirty razor can clog up your pores and cause them to swell and bring infection. Use razors that are made up of stainless steel. Never reuse a razor especially if the razor is obviously dirty. Make sure that shaving creams are hypoallergenic and not expired.
Tip #6: When shaving bumps constantly appear, then you must never use after shave or creams.
These will only clog your hair follicles. Instead use an alcohol that says 90% than the usual 50%. Just be careful not to use it on your face too long because it will cause your skin to burn.
Tip #7: Use a shaving brush.
If time doesn’t allow you to shave everyday, you can get rid of shaving bumps by using a shaving brush. It must be used when hairs are present. A shaving brush works by redirecting your facial hair to lay straight instead of curl. It could also help trigger the hair to come out while they are starting to curl back into your skin.
It is important to treat razor or shaving skin bumps immediately. Neglecting them would lead to other dermatological problems like skin darkening or hyperpigmentation and scarring.