Some Shaving Problems of Men
Every man who shaves is prone to the occasional cut or sore patch. But there are some other shaving-related shaving conditions that can produce more serious and uncomfortable symptoms.
The possible problems that may come with shaving are as:-
- The ingrown hair is one of the most common complaint as a result of shaving.
- The red, raised bumps can be seen in shaving.
- Due to allergic reactions, irritation or rashes may be seen.
- Shaving problems are most common in men, who have very curly facial hair. It is estimated that up to 80% of African-Caribbean men suffer from shaving problems.
- Most of the shaving problems come, when the hair follicles become infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. The infection leads to redness, itching, and small, pus-filled blisters.
- Razor bumps may occur when the hair curls and grows back into the skin. This hair may then be attacked by the body's immune system, leading to redness, inflammation and increased susceptibility to infection.
How to Cure Ingrown Hair Problems?
The ingrowing hair irritates the skin and can cause a lumpy reaction, especially in black skin.
The following steps are effective in the removal of ingrown hair problems:-
- Don't shave against the grain.
- Always try to use Legole Liquid Conditioner before and after every hair removal session and whenever itching occur.
- Chamomile tea is a great remedy for the irritation that shaving sometimes causes.
- Don't use alcohol or cream based products on your ingrown hair problems. Alcohol will burn dry and crack the skin and Creams attract bacteria into these sensitive areas.
- Always use a clean and sharp blade.
- Before shaving be sure skin is very wet. Allow your skin and hair to absorb bath or shower water for at least 3 minutes.
- Don't shave too closely. Use an electric razor or an ordinary single-blade razor. Double-blade or triple-blade razors give too close a shave.
- Hairs are most likely to ingrow if you pull the skin while you are shaving, to get a close shave. So. don't pull on the skin.
- Soak a towel in hot water and put it on the skin for a few minutes to soften the hairs.
- Exfoliants cab be used in the removal of the surface of the skin. They will not prevent the hairs turning in, but they may help to flatten the bumps. Alpha hydroxy acids in creams and face washes, have an exfoliant action.