How to Rid Shaving Bumps on Black Men

By LeafTV Contributor

Black men tend to have razor bump problems because the body hair naturally curves back and re-enters the skin. This increases the chance that bacteria and fungus will grow on those now ingrown hairs. They will sit beneath the skin and cause more bumps and infections. A proper shaving technique can help reduce or eliminate the problem.

Proper shaving can help a black man reduce razor bumps.

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Step 1

Cut the number of shaves down to three or four times a week. This will give the skin time to heal from the last shave and won't force some of the slow-growing hairs back into the skin.

Step 2

Use a sharp razor blade at all times. Dull blades mean the area has to be shaved several times, which increases the chances of irritation.

Step 3

Splash your face with warm water before applying shave cream. Let the shave cream sit for a minute or two before shaving.

Step 4

Shave in the direction of the hair growth without pulling the skin tight. Shave slowly to avoid cuts, nicks and irritating existing bumps.

Step 5

Moisturize during the shave or right afterward. The skin is put under stress during a shave, and a thin layer of it is removed. Any kind of moisturizer will help the remaining skin heal. Fast-healing skin is less likely to take on bumps.

Step 6

Splash cold water on your face after the shave to close the pores.