Razor Bump Prevention the Art of Shaving
The following these 2017 steps, may reduce your chance of suffering from razor bumps prcvention:
Use a warm towel on sure Prior to shaving hair very wet before shaving, ideally after taking a bath or shower. If you don’t shower first, wet your hair for at least two minutes with warm, soapy water.Wet hair cuts better and easier than dry hair, and is more likely to cut evenly (and not at an angle).
Use a good shaving cream to reduce friction and irritation. Really work the shaving cream into your scalp for at least two minutes, and save areas that tend to developed bumps for last when you’re shaving, so that the shaving cream has longer to soften the hair.
Shave with the grain, not against it.
Don’t go over the same area more than twice.
Don’t stretch out your skin while shaving; let is stay neutral and relaxed. Stretching your skin while you shave increases the chance that the hair will ‘snap back’ to below skin level.
Replace your blade regularly. Shaving with a dull blade increases the chances of hair tearing unevenly.
Use a single-blade razor instead of a double- or triple-blade razor. The ‘lift and cut’ effect of multi-blade razors is something people with PFB generally try to avoid.
Some people who suffer from razor bumps prevention might prefer using a depilatory (like Nair or Neet) instead of a razor. Depilatories work by dissolving the hair so it can be washed off. The chemicals used in depilatories are strong, and may cause irritation. There’s a little more information about them in this article.
If you’re already suffering from razor bumps prevention, keep the following points in mind:
Before anything else, let your hair grow out for a while and give your skin a rest before shaving again (a minimum of three days).
Bumps can get infected fairly easily, so tend to them immediately. Using a local antibiotic will probably help, especially if there’s a cut.
Don’t pick at or squeeze bumps. That will tend to make things worse.
A recent treatment for razor bumps is called eflornithine hydrochloride 13.9 percent, usually called Vaniqa (made by Bristol-Myers Squibb). It’s a prescription drug used to remove facial hair for women, but it’s apparently proven effective in controlling and treating razor bumps as well. Since it’s a prescription drug, you’ll have to talk to your doctor about it.
The following companies sell products that are available on the Internet and claim to help people suffering from razor bumps. I haven’t tried any of them myself; buyer beware.