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Old 07-21-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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When shaving, how do you avoid bumps in the armpit area and the bikini area? I cannot tell you how annoying it is! Is there some kind of shaving cream or lotion that I can use to help with that?
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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Instead of shaving try using nair or some type of hair removal cream
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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No, it depends on your hair texture. If you shave, you will always get bumps. IMO

I keep my bikini line and pits smooth and ingrown-hair free by:
1. Exfoliating (I use st ives foot scrub or a rough washcloth)
2. Waxing (I used Nads, Moom or Persian sugar wax)

If you haven't waxed before, I suggest reading up on how to do it. A lot of girls in the middle east wax their entire bodies themselves! Arms, face, the whole 9. LOL But if you haven't done it before, you have to learn how.

If you have current ingrowns, you should get your skin healthy before waxing. Don't shave for a while and gently scrub the areas once a week or once every 3 or so days for a couple of weeks. Let me know if you want instructions if you'd like to try yourself.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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It also depends on what you're doing now. If you're shaving dry with a non-electric razor, then you should pretty much -expect- razor bumps. If you're trying to shave with an electric razor on wet skin, then you should -expect- razor bumps.

So:
Non-electric = wet PLUS something slippery; either soap, or shaving cream/gel, plus rinse the razor often while you're shaving. Also, if this isn't improving or it's what you're already doing, try shaving -with- the growth of the hair, instead of -against- it. That means for legs, shave from the knee down to the ankle. Armpits, up from the side of the breast toward the upper arm.

Electric = dry, meaning, not even sweating a little.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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Thank god I dont get them!
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:33 AM
 
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use tend skin, witchhazel or even clear deoderant on the area will prevent bumps.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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use tend skin, witchhazel or even clear deoderant on the area will prevent bumps.
Yes! Tend Skin is my savior and works beautifully.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Hard wax and/or find your perfect razor. Waxing can lead to bumps too so do a test area before doing a large area.

Use a sugar scrub on the area when you shower. (salt if you have oily skin)I am still searching for the perfect no bump lotion.

Currently seems to be working:
- new gillette good news everytime
- wash area with soap and water
- scrub with coffee sugar scrub (posted recipe in here)
- shave down in direction of growth with shave cream
- shave against with shave cream

The scrub leaves an oil barrier on the skin so it doesnt feel raw or leave razor burn.

- rewash with soap to get off any bacteria and excess oil
- dry area with blowdryer instead of towel. OR Use a hydrogen peroxide wipe after using a towel
- wear baggy stuff and maybe skip undies if the rub the area that breaks out


SUCH A PAIN!
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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If you can get past the discomfort, an epilator doesn't cause bumps, and it removes hair for much longer. I've noticed that the discomfort is much milder after the first couple of times you use it.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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Yes! Tend Skin is my savior and works beautifully.
I used to use tendskin. It did work great, but I found out I don't need it if I wax and then use rubbing alcohol after I pull off the strip.
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