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Old 01-20-2014, 07:37 PM
 
Location: The West
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I'm a black male suffering from razor bumps and for some reason I can't seem to find concrete solutions online.

I just started shaving so it's a bit new for me. I try to shave in the direction my hair grows (is this right?) but today I felt my face and I have serious bumps. I tried exfoliating my face and it didn't work.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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You might want to try a different type of razor. If there is some coating on what you are using you might be allergic to it.

If you have epsom salts handy...dissolve some in hot water and place a washcloth in it, ring it out and place on the affected area. I found this solution after i developed a razor burn.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Not sure if this will help BUT I suggest you try a "Bic" razor. They make one for sensitive skin. I have used these and those razors seem gentler to your skin. I also suggest you try "Edge" shave get.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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Explain what you do when you shave. Maybe you don't need a new razor, but maybe just a different process.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I have heard that many AA males have this problem. No idea why.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:43 AM
 
Location: The West
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Explain what you do when you shave. Maybe you don't need a new razor, but maybe just a different process.
Ok lol

I wet face with warm water
Apply shaving gel/cream
Shave down from the sides going towards the chin
shave down from the chin down to the throat
shave moustache

rinse face, then shower and exfoliate
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:18 AM
 
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What do you use to exfoliate?

A product with salicylic acid might help the razor bumps better than a washcloth
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:17 AM
 
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Ok lol

I wet face with warm water
Apply shaving gel/cream
Shave down from the sides going towards the chin
shave down from the chin down to the throat
shave moustache

rinse face, then shower and exfoliate
Try shaving after your shower. Warming up your skin and having it very moist helps with the bumps. There is also a powder on the market that you can get at Walmart or wherever that is designed for AA shaving...I can't remember the name off hand but I hear it works well.
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