Discussion in 'The Show Room' started by Two Stacks, May 3, 2012.
1. I'm using some Wahl's clippers. Similar to Andis T-Outliner. I usually oil them every 3-4 uses. I use that cleaning spray at the barbers after each use to clean and disinfect.
2. Might have to check this out.
3. I have this spray called "Kenya" that my barber gave to me. I combine that with Bump Patrol after I shave and then put on lotion. I may also need to shave more frequently because once the hair starts growing back it's a wrap (I'm Nigerian by the way, hair is quite thick)
just reread your post again
the brother that asked you about exfoliation is right on the money
attack the problem from 3 different angles
use clean toothbrushes or buf puf facial sponges to REGULAR rub across your facial hair area..both dry and when you shower -----this lifts the hairs away from coiling into your face
get a set of slotted tweezers to pull out the ingrown hairs inside of or right near the current razor bumps..hold the tweezers as close to your face as possible before squeezing and pulling them out
keep your trimmer blades sharpened or replaced right away....and if you don't have them, get andis outliner trimmers in a beauty supply shop and ask the guy to adjust them for you right there.
in terms of tackling the inflammation, use a different razor bump cream since this one doesn't seem to be working for you ....you already know I use Bump Stopper-2 for the rare flareup.
.I also use a general product now as an aftershave that I've gotten good skin results from
Yeah sounds like you're doing alot of things right.
I would try exfoliating first. Nothing rough, I use a clarisonic brush, you can use a rag and some cerave exfoliating soap. Add that to your regiment and see if it helps.
Also you may want to let your hair grow back more to give your face some time to heal. The exfoliating step along with de razors keeps me fairly bump free....I still get them but not as bad as I use to but still have the scars. I also refuse to let my barber cut my face and I take care of it myself . I use the outliner sometimes too if I'm in a rush
How's bump stopper 2 work for you during the flareups?
I'll have to check the vitamin e out, I've been fairly good with the witch hazel and tea tree but myabe throwing on some vitamin e after that dries could help even more
How you do treat the scars? Ive gotten some dark spots from the razor bump scars. Mainly under my chin. It's not too bad though
Still working in that, they say lemon juice but I haven't tried. I do use vitamin c , i think it helps and I always use spf to stop them from getting dark when I'm in the sun
I'll look into in. I've heard Aloe Vera based creams are also very good. When I go to Nigeria next I'll be sure to look into natural West African remedies.
Make a note that it's Cococare Vitamin E GEL........not just the usual vitamin e.
It's good to have an entire shaving kit of products. You have an entire shaving skincare routine and system.
Bump Stopper 2 has worked well for me over the years. The only thing is that it works so well, that I go months or years without using it, and when I open the jar again, the product is dried up.
Remember, for flareups.....use set of slotted tweezers as mentioned above to remove the ingrown hair that's causing the bump..in the manner described above....and then treat the inflammation , applying your bump creme with a clean q-tip.
I posted pics of the ACTUAL items that are part of my shaving system below. The routine and system are ultimately more important than any one particular product.
Yeah I have the yellow tweezer mans , haven't seen the bump buf-puf.
Bump stopper 2 didn't work well for me , but I also wasn't doing anything else either . I have a product that rolls on on use but can't remember the name . Good looks too
When you get a chance...take a picture of your shaving / skincare products.
Always good to see what other guys are actually using and what has worked for them.
Any bump product that doesn't work should be put aside and person should use something else. Technically you should be doing an entire routine, but if you apply a product on bumps and they don't reduce in size or go away......try something else.
I had to figure all these things out over the years by myself, because like I always mention my pop used to use Bics
with no problem. I tried that shyt and bumped up IMMEDIATELY.
I started mixing shea butter, coconut oil, and tea tree oil. I'm loving the results.
I've had an issue with dandruff and I got my starter locs put in about 2 weeks ago....what can I do to combat the dandruff since I can't wash my hair for another two week?
Seems like the run of the mill Gillette Fusion 5s work well for me as far as shaving.
I don't get bumps and I get a close shave.
Clippers cut me low but not low enough to prevent bumps. I usually start getting bumps the moment my hair starts to grow out. Usually that level would be too low for the clippers to catch but not the Gillette razors. I'll be making the switch.
I'm gonna be getting back to the 360 wave game.
What pomemade would you recommend to start out with?