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07-29-2009, 01:21 AM
Been working my way through my blade sample pack, used the german wilkinson blades for the first tiem 2 days ago the first pass was rubbish really scrappy and tugging at the hairs, second pass was great and a nice smooth shave.
The problem is i have two ingrowing hairs, that have turned my cheeks into hamster cheeks and are really really painfull, I have not had anything like this since my days with a cartridge razor.
My question is, how can i help calme these down, im sure that every once in a while i will get these so how do you deal with them and am i the only one who gets them so painfully.
07-29-2009, 02:24 AM
Some of my ingrown hairs used to hurt very badly and some still do (i'm still healing all the residual cartridge damage).
Currently I'm using Anthony For Men Ingrown Hair Treatment. It seems to be working wonders though I suspect it would work much better if used without any shaving at all.
I would recommend Bump Stopper 2 but it's a U.S. based product for Black Men and I don't know if you'll be able to find it on the store shelves in England. You can look though, it comes in a red/black/green box and the jar is plain white.
In any case, softening the skin above those hair will free them to where hopefully (without so much as a wince) you can tweezer them out.
07-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Tonight the ingrowing hair that had caused a reaction about the size of a peanut (shelled) was visible in a magnification mirror, so after my shower i pulled it out with a pair of needle tweezers it was not pleasant, but cant wait to see how my body reacts to it being removed (ive never done this before)..
I had the ingrown hair problem recently, and I attributed it to poor technique: too much pressure on the DE razor. I think the solution is simply to cut back on pressure and maybe even cut back on the shaving itself; maybe shave once every other day if possible for a few days. I even used my electric for a couple of days going very lightly, sacrificing a closer shave just to give the affected area some rest. I think using these creams/lotions/"potions" are not going to be the cure-all you're looking for. In the end, you just have to go easy with that razor.
I had the problem with ingrown hairs in the past. I found the best way to help was to pull them to where they're above skin level. Pulling them all the way out will just make them ingrown again.
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