I see a lot of people (mostly African American men) who have serious Pseudofolliculitis and are emotionally and physically scarred. Thank goodness I am a woman and I only need to worry about this issue, during the summer months.
Anyone with curly hair is fair game when it comes to Pseudofolliculitis, but most African Americans are mostly effected by it.
Pseudofolliculitis happens when curly hair begins to grow back in, but unfortunately it does not grow straight out of the hair follicle. Instead, it begins to backward into the skin. The hair then becomes trapped in the follicle with bacteria and sebum oil, this causes swelling and irritation.
Pseudofolliculitis can be controlled and sometimes prevented, with a couple of simple tips I’d like to share with you.
Number one, you need to stop using double and triple blade razors!
People with curly hair are NOT suppose to use these razors. These double and triple blades are made for a SUPER close shave. These razors are so effective, because they lift the hair up and out of the follicle, this is below your skin’s surface. OUCH!
When you shave this close, you are giving your hair a chance to grow back in at a curve and this increases your chances of developing Pseudofolliculitis.
So, what are your options? Trying shaving with an electric razor. The cut may not be as close, and you may have some stubble, but you will have lowered the chances of having your curly hair grow back in at a curve.
OK, so for those of us who insist on using a razor blade for shaving at least use this next tip.
Go with a single blade ONLY!
Only a single blade will do. I prefer the ones with the moisture strips. Make sure to only do a single stroke, not multiple times. Single stroke gives less of a close shave and lowers your chances of developing razor bumps.[I:http://www.sun2.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/LorettaLewis0.jpg]
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