Newbie 7 shaves in
I have just completed my 7th shave and I am a new man. I have battled ingrown hairs for close to 20 years. I've tried everthing. Literally every shaver, blade, trimmer, topical crap, beards, and a rent consultation with a hair removal clinic which I chose to decline because I didn't want to look like a woman. I discovered this website about three weeks ago and decided to commit. A week and a half in and my face, after a thorough scan in a magnifying mirror is officially bump free for the first time I can remember. I can not believe it. If I'd only discovered this place years ago. I've endured so many embarrasing blemishes, untold hours picking and digging out of hairs, infections, and scars. And now I'm free.
I'm using a merkur HD which seems awfully stubby, proraso cream or tabon soap, vulfix badger I bought here, crystal blades, and both witch hazel and proraso splash after shave. Each time a shave I do the lather and keep a hot washcloth on for 3 minutes relather and shave. Then I relather and reshave exactly the same way. It's working. It's working so well I'm knocking on wood after each shave.
I wrote this post for any of you out there with ingrown hairs thinking about making the switch. Do it. Having no expectation and now these results ought to be enough for you to try. And thank all of you here for the great info, reviews, videos.
Jared, Futur, Slant, Gems, Cold water, Preshave oil, Proraso cream, Shavemac 301, alum, baby oil or coconut oil.