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Re: Infected/ingrown Beard/neck hairs. AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! :)

Re: Infected/ingrown Beard/neck hairs. AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! :)

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Posted by Marti on November 27, 2000 at 16:29:19:

In Reply to: Infected/ingrown Beard/neck hairs. AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! :) posted by Anthony on November 26, 2000 at 20:14:06:

: Hi all.
: For as long as i can recall ive gotten ingrown hairs on my neck where i shave. I coulpe of days after i shave they turn into bumps and then proced to get infected very fast.
: The skin on my neck is very sencative so i cant shave every day.
: Anyone know why this happens or what can be done to stop it?
: Thx for your time and any help you can provide.

: Anthony

Now don't laugh, Anthony, since I am a woman answering your 'beard' question! Not only did I attend Cosmetology School, but Barbering school as well. When I learned to shave a guy, it was with an old fashioned, open blade straight razor. We practiced on blown up balloons smeared with shaving cream. If your balloon burst, it was a sign you had cut your customers throat :)) Anyway, many times, preventing this problem is as simple as the type of razor you buy. Try the type designed for sensitive skin. Use a gel type foam, allow it to sit on your face for about 1 minute, then begin by shaving WITH the direction of beard growth rather than AGAINST it. Today's razors are designed so one does not need to apply downward pressure to remove the hairs. Be sure the hairs and your facial skin are very soft and moist before you begin. The reason for this is because a 'stiff' hair will sometimes be forced backward into the hair folicle rather than being cut off. What I'm saying is that the hairs are not necessarily ingrown, but forced to turn backward into the skin. Since the hair is considered 'contaminated' when this occurs, the folicle becomes infected. After you have shaved WITH the growth, aply more shaving cream, then lightly shave against the growth. Instead of using after shave, purchase an 8oz. bottle of TEA TREE OIL GEL from Sally Beauty Supply or any other over-the-counter supply house. (It is made by Gena Labs.) The Tea Tree oil is a natural astringent, and the aloe vera will help to heal sensitive skin. Take it easy on your face!! It's the only one you've got.

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