I have been shaving with a DE razor for about a month now. I love the feel and I actually look forward to shaving! I got a great deal on a Merkur Futur set, but I'm still getting ingrown hairs on my neck. I have been careful to shave very lightly over the problem area, and I have been trying to care for the area daily to see if the problems clear up but nothing has worked. The problems are as bad as they were when I used a cartridge razor.
I've considered using a chemical hair removal on my neck to get rid of the hair for a while, then see if the problems go away, but I wanted your suggestions first..
Have any of you used chemical hair removal? How'd it work? Also, is there something I'm missing when shaving? Do you have any other suggestions or ideas on how to deal with this?
I figure the whole problem is in the way my beard grows, the hair doesn't grow straight out. I tends to grow in a severe spiral around my face so the problem area on my neck already grows the hairs sideways.. makes it easy to have ingrown hairs.
Thanks for any help!