Razor Bumps

African American men & women can experience razor bumps after shaving, waxing, or tweezing. Razor bumps, technical name is Pseudofolliculitis barbae, is a common condition experienced by people with coarse or curly hair. Razor bumps are caused by the hair curving back into the skin and becoming ingrown. Your skin is designed to allow hair to grow out of it, but never made plans for that same hair to come back into the skin!

To curve the outbreak of razor bumps do the following:
•Before shaving: Wet your hair with warm water and apply a good shaving cream prior to shaving. Let the shaving cream sit for about a minute and a half as it will reduce friction and prevent irritation. This will soften the hair making it easier to cut evenly.

•While shaving: Use a single-blade or an electric shaver instead of a double or triple blade razor. Double and triple blades tend to shave too close to the skin, thus increasing the probably of razor bumps resulting.

•Routinely replace your razor blade to prevent infection and to allow the blade to remain sharp.

•Shave in the direction of hair growth.

•Do not pull or stretch your skin while shaving; let is stay natural to prevent the likelihood of hair curving back into the skin

For those times when you would like to be pampered, visit Salon de Sol (915 E. McLemore AVe. Ste. 103, Memphis, TN) the barbers & stylists would be more than happy to give you that much needed professional shave……


About PK

A wife, mother, sister, and aunt. I scrapbook for a hobby. I am a business woman that owns two businesses. I love to talk & meet people. God is working in my life. The mission of this blog is to strengthen marriages. Marriages are the nucleus of our communities and we must nurture and strengthen marriages in order to transform our communities.

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