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Men's Shaving Tips

October 28, 2014

For many ethnic men, a condition called Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB) can be hard to deal with. It’s when you get ingrown hairs after shaving too close with a razor.

As a solution, some men just grow out their beards. PFB is a “splinter” reaction in the skin. This condition is caused because ethnic hair is coarse and usually grows curly. When shaved too closed the hair is cut below the skin and instead of growing straight out of the hair follicle, the curly hair begins to coil and grow into neighboring skin. The skin reacts to the invading hair by becoming irritated and bumpy, which results in dark spots and skin discoloration. 

Treatment

AM – follow the steps below:

1. Wash Area.
2. Apply Shaving Oil to shave area.
3. Apply Shaving Gel to shave area.

ALWAYS shave in a downward direction, using light pressure.

NEVER use up and down strokes. Replace shave cartridge after 3-4 shaves. Shave EVERYDAY at the same time to catch hair before the hair repenetration process starts. Rinse shaved area with cool water, and re-apply Shaving Relief Oil for all-day moisturizing.

PM – follow the steps below:

1. Wash Area.
2. Apply Bump Astringent to shave areas.
3. Apply Bump Treatment on top of Astringent on shave areas. Leave on overnight.

Reduce frequency of treatment products based on tolerance and shaving bumps severity.

When condition improves decrease frequency to every other night or as needed.

 

Bumps on the Back of the Neck

We all want to look good and that cool hairstyle with the close shave and fade at the back of the neck would really look nice, right? Not if it causes acne keloidalis - infections at the back of the neck around the hair follicles, which result in scarring, skin thickening, skin discoloration and hair loss. Skin irritation from shave haircuts, not dirty clippers, are the main culprit of this condition. A tight cap, certain products or profuse brushing can start the condition. Acne keloidalis hurts, itches, and bleeds, and it makes skin uncomfortable and unattractive.

Acne keloidalis doesn't happen overnight. It is the result of constant irritation, scratching or rubbing and the first sign is tiny acne-like lesions. Not all irritations will result in acne keloidalis. To stop acne keloidalis from forming, the skin must not be irritated any longer. Consider getting a gentler haircut or stop using the irritating product. The treatment depends on the stage of the infection and scar formation.

Treatment AM – follow the steps below:

1. Wash Area.
2. Apply Shaving Oil to shave area.
3. Apply shaving Gel to shave area.

ALWAYS shave in a downward direction, using light pressure.

NEVER use up and down strokes. Replace shave cartridge after 3-4 shaves.
Shave EVERYDAY at the same time to catch hair before the hair regeneration process starts.
Rinse shaved area with cool water, and re-apply a small amount of Shaving Relief Oil for all-day moisturizing.

PM – follow the steps below:

1. Wash area.
2. Apply Bump Astringent to shave areas.
3. Apply Bump Treatment on top of Bump Astringent on shave areas Leave on overnight Reduce. Frequency of treatment products based on tolerance and shaving bumps severity.

When condition improves decrease frequency to every other night or as needed.

 

Solutions

We offer the following shave products:

Therapy Relief Shave Gel
Therapy Relief Shave Oil
    Quick Drying Bump Treatment
      Dark Spot Fade Treatment Oily Skin Facial Astringent BPO 5% Cream

       

       

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