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post #16 of 37
So, do salicylic acid creams help for the guys with ingrown hairs? I'm surprised that there isn't a product, regardless of the contents or how it works, marketed to black guys for this problem.
post #17 of 37
You get razor bumps because multibladed cartridge razors are not designed with black men in mind. Cutting hair that close with 3 or more razor blades will surely cause ingrowns. The brand you are looking for is called "bump fighter", but an even better option is to purchase a DE razor, like a Merkur HD. More than one blade on a razor = more irritation and razor bumps, but especially for black men. (You'll find a DE razor will quickly pay for itself when you see the blades cost cents a piece rather than dollars like the Gillette monstrosities. Also, shaving with a DE is very soothing, almost like a face massage to me...shaving is no longer a chore to be hurried through, but an enjoyable, luxurious way to start my day)
post #18 of 37
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I'm convinced that expensive razors are a complete rip off.

buy a razor from some solingen factory, train 4 weeks at your ankles or your chest, read everything about how to do it and you will NEVER switch back to anything else. got myself an expensive mammoth razor by dovo ..
post #19 of 37
I get these bad - I have very coarse curly hair, and end up with red splotches all over my neck. Nothing has worked - I've tried every imaginable razor /shaving technique.

Finally, I just started shaving with pro quality finishing clippers. I always have a 5 o'clock shadow. Outside of electrolysis it can't be helped.
post #20 of 37
I used to get a lot of irritation shaving, especially above my upper lip, and then I switched to a safety razor after stumbling upon an article about them online.

Since using the old skool safety razor I now get no irritation. What they often dont tell you about all these new fany razors with 5 blades is that they can also cause 5 times the irritation.

Also using a premium shave cream and a brush to apply it will help you get a better shave with less irritation.

Just look around on the web for "wetshaving" and you will find all the stuff.

I also had an African American friend who had the same problem and told me they make a nair like product designed for facial hair that he said he was happy with. It was called "black magic".
post #21 of 37
An old-school butterfly double-edged razor is key+good blades... Erbe, Parker, Featherweight, or an older, made in England, Gilette, if you can find one
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by BAMF624 View Post
I also had an African American friend who had the same problem and told me they make a nair like product designed for facial hair that he said he was happy with. It was called "black magic".

Blue magic - it's a depilatory, like Nair.
post #23 of 37
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Blue magic - it's a depilatory, like Nair.
I hear this stuff can burn your skin if left on too long.
post #24 of 37
Here's what I do, and it works pretty well:

Use Aveeno shaving cream. It's about 4.50 for a can but it is designed for guys with this problem. I will never use anything else. It was a revelation when I started using it, honestly.

Use 2 razors -- a regular multiple blade razor for everything but the middle and lower neck; for the lower neck, I use a SINGLE BLADE Bic disposable (the yellow/orange ones). Single blade is the key. Also, I use the Bic for about 4 months at a time, so it's good and dull. Dull blade equals fewer problems (at least in my case). Also, don't shave hard -- just one light pass per patch of skin, with perhaps some very light touch-up if you missed some hairs.
post #25 of 37
Another vote for the vintage safety razor, brush and shave soap combo. I want to try a straight razor at some point.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by CoconutBanana View Post
Black men tend to get them it has something to do with the way our hair is. I had the problem for years. In order for me not to get them I have to use 3 different types of acid on my face everyday and I still get light breakouts its a real pain in the ass.

yea agreed, black hair is very curly, so it just curls back into the skin, Ive been able to minimize it by using face lotion a couple times a day( dry skin makes it worse)

and settling for an electric razor. If you NEED a close shave, dont go more than single blade otherwise you will regret it.
post #27 of 37
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I hear this stuff can burn your skin if left on too long.

Everyone I know that uses it has a story about someone else leaving it on too long and getting mild chemical burns or irritation.
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by Big A View Post
Finally, I just started shaving with pro quality finishing clippers. I always have a 5 o'clock shadow. Outside of electrolysis it can't be helped.

Been doing this for 5 years now. Permanent shadow, but no bumps.
post #29 of 37
(razor) bump!
post #30 of 37
The only thing that does not irritate my skin is an electric razor. I have also have Merkur Futur but as far as I can tell is really is not any better than a regular disposable.
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