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    Default Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    Guys I'm telling you - different shave gels, balms, moisturizers, different razors - whatever - it doesn't matter

    ALL you have to do is use this stuff! and you can use whatever shave products you like! I'm not like, a shill for the company or anything. But I used to get horrible razor burn and bumps and ingrown hairs. My neck was gross. I found this stuff and it changed my life
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    Doesn't matter what you shave with. I used to use a Gillette sensor (blade), then went to a Braun electric, now I use a Philips One Blade (which I highly recommend, as it gives a very clean shave - skin close to the eye - but it doesn't cut quite as close as a blade, so your likelihood of ingrown hairs is reduced). This stuff eliminated razor burn from ANY of those shaving methods. Period.
    Is it available at any retail stores?
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    I consulted a dermatologist for my ingrown hair problem recently. An important take away from the consultation was to apply an anti-bacterial ointment like mupirocin (t-bact) inside the nostrils after a bout with an ingrown infection for 6-8 weeks, as the bacteria trend to reside inside the nostrils and may make it reoccur. Doing it ever since then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Is it available at any retail stores?
    Well for sure its at CVS and I'm pretty sure Walmart is stocking it now too, so thats probably a yes.

    Seriously, the stuff changed my life.

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    Default Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    Well for sure its at CVS and I'm pretty sure Walmart is stocking it now too, so thats probably a yes.

    Seriously, the stuff changed my life.
    I'll have to look for it. I usually just trim my face with beard clippers. I like having a little stubble or short beard but I also stopped shaving regularly because my cheeks would breakout bright red after shaving regularly after a while.
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    Default Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    To get a good shave, you need four things :

    1. an understanding of your own skin, face shape and stubble, which can only come from trial and error, and which may differ from what you read on here and see on YouTube.
    2. Good prep
    3. good technique
    4. sharp blade

    a. I shave twice per week, and I spend about 3 or 4 minutes wetting my face with a face cloth. I fill the vanity with warm water, and soak the cloth and apply it to my face dripping wet, over and over. I wipe the vanity with anti bacterial wipes before I fill it because I'm a germophobe.

    b. I then use an old electric razor to reduce the stubble to an acceptable level. Just a rough shave. If you've done step a correctly, you should not feel the electric shaver pull or tug, even 4 days of growth, or at least very minimal tugging.

    c. Using a DE razor, I then do a 3 or 4 pass shave, 3 passes with the growth and the 4th across the growth (i.e 90 degrees or perpendicular to the growth). I use cream or soap for the first 3 passes and shaving oil for the last pass. Given your issues, I'd forget about the last pass.

    Some tips :

    - for now don't go against the growth. Stick to wtg.
    - don't go over the same spot again and again. Maybe two or three swipes maximum, then move on to another area.
    - good hardware is more important than good software, by which I mean spend the money on a good quality razor (Merkur, Edwin Jagger, Muhle to start with), good blades, and a good brush. You can get decent shaves with a $5 Tube of Nivea Sensitive Cream. The fancy, artisan soaps are nice, but not essential.
    - don't try to squeeze too much use out of one blade - any pulling or tugging, then change it.

    If all else fails :
    - maybe just stick to electric shaving
    - visit a barber in your area, and get a traditional shave from him. Explain to him your problems, and see if he has any advice. If he gives you a shave and you still have the same result as your own shaves, then it may be time to see a skin specialist, since your issues may be more physiological. If you get a great shave, then that at least gives you hope.

    Good luck and let us know your progress.

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    Good advice above. I'm also a wet shaver, and have several razors, brushes and about a dozen soaps and creams. I'm a member of a wet shaving forum and many there report relief from Acne, bumps and razor burns with the switch to "old school" gear. Plenty of YouTube videos and online sellers with resources to help you get up and running.

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    Default Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    Switch to a de razor

    Use a shaving brush and cream. Any will do

    Start with just 1 pass with the grain every other day.

    After 1 week increase the frequency to everyday but still maintain single pass with the grain

    On 3rd week add another pass across the grain.

    Continue this routine and within 30 days of shifting to de ur problems will be solved.

    Avoid the temptation to get a super smooth and close shave for the first 30 days.

    All youtube videos will tell u to pull ur skin tight. Avoid doing that. One of the main reasons for ingrowns is that ur pulling the skin too much and cutting below the follicle.

    Most people misjudge the direction of growth on the neck and end up shaving against the grain which causes ingrowns. If in dought shave upwards on the lower neck area

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