View Full Version : Art of Shaving Ingrown Hair cream
10-29-2006, 01:09 AM
Has anybody had any experience with this (http://www.theartofshaving.com/taos/ingrown-hair-night-cream.php), or a similar product? How effective is it, and is there a cheaper alternative?
10-29-2006, 07:08 AM
I bought it during my initial purchase when I got into wet shaving a month or so back. I have curly hair, and naturally that results in an issue with ingrown hair on my neck. Before I got into wet shaving, I used an M3. I was sure that I had previously analyzed my hair growth on my neck and determined the direction it grew in, but I continued to have ingrown issues. I did another analysis and concluded I was completely wrong on the first time. I now shave with the grain on my neck with my DE, and the problem is gone. I think I could probably acheive the same success with the M3, but DE shaving is so enjoyable I don't want to turn back!
I told that long story to tell you this... The AOS Ingrown Hair Creme is expensive (I think $40). If your issue with ingrowns is similar to mine, I would highly recommend double-checking your technique to ensure you're shaving with the grain with a sharp blade, and see if it doesn't clear up on its own. Usually just one pass is close enough to get a good shave on my neck, which further reduces irritation. I used the creme for the first couple of weeks, and my problem did clear up. However, I've ceased using it and I'm 99% sure that my success is due to shaving technique versus the AOS cream. Try to refine your technique before dropping the dough. If you solve it without buying the cream, you'll have enough to buy a new DE razor! Good luck!
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