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#10597 - 05/06/02 05:41 PM Razor bump reduction
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The following pages discuss some products that can help reduce razor bumps/pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB):

Hairfacts: Tend Skin

Hairfacts: Other products

[ May 06, 2002, 10:42 AM: Message edited by: Andrea ]

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#10598 - 05/06/02 05:45 PM Re: Razor bump reduction
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Another good overview:

skinsite.com on PFB

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#10599 - 05/07/02 02:53 AM Re: Razor bump reduction
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thank you much, Andrea.

Will check it out [Smile]

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#10600 - 05/08/02 08:52 AM Re: Razor bump reduction
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I have ordered Tend Skin and also the BumpFighter razor that is for black men.

I will let you all know my results.

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#10601 - 05/12/02 02:54 AM Re: Razor bump reduction
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Tend Skin works great. It can be used to prevent and treat ingrown hairs. For extremely stubborn ones, it may require some patience, maybe a week or two.

Once the hair gets close to the surface I prefer to lift it out with a needle sterilized with 91% rubbing alcohol. Then I yank it out with tweezers.

RJC 2001

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#10602 - 05/19/02 09:23 PM Re: Razor bump reduction
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Well I've used the Bump Fighter twice already and I can say I'm already impressed! It doesn't "feel" like shaving, and that red irritation along my neck line has really been reduced.

Bump Fighter may have just earned themselves a customer!

My Tend Skin should be in on monday, so I can start using that also. Glad to hear you had good results with that, RJC.

Next on my list is the Black Opal line of beard softeners/shaving gels, etc.

Anyone heard any opinions on Black Opal?

Oh, also somebody said they used Bikini Zone after epilating their chest and abs to prevent ingrowns.

[ May 19, 2002, 02:26 PM: Message edited by: Ted Striker ]

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#10603 - 05/19/02 09:32 PM Re: Razor bump reduction
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Oh, one more thing.

I've been using the Edge, Ultra Sensitive formula. This formula seems to be a copy of the Aveeno shaving gel, but it also has helped reduce irritation.

My next step will be to find a clear gel, (so I can see where I'm going) and a pre-shave beard softener, that's why I'm looking at Black Opal.

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#10604 - 05/19/02 10:38 PM Re: Razor bump reduction
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Glad the Edge has been helping!

Black Opal is a big seller for African-American men, so I expect it's pretty good. Haven't tried it myself... [Wink]

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#10605 - 05/23/02 11:00 PM Re: Razor bump reduction
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I started Tend Skin. It's been 48 hours but no change so far. That's okay, I am going to be patient with it, I don't expect results over night, I think that would be unrealistic.

I've got alot of really slow growing hairs on my chest and abs. hahaha I can just see those little black "dots" under the bumps, just waiting to bust out. But they take forever.

I've got other little bitty pink bumps with brand new hairs have popped out of, but the redness hasn't gone away yet. I hope those aren't scars or something!

One thing is that the directions say to use a cotton ball or cheese cloth to apply, but today I just applied the bottle directly to my skin and that seems more effective for saturating the skin. I felt like with the other methods that more product was going into the cloth or cotton than was going on my skin.

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#10606 - 05/24/02 01:57 AM Re: Razor bump reduction
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Definitely keep us up to date, Ted!

A couple of hints: Use enough to make the skin look wet. That is harder when using a cotton ball, which seems to soak a lot of it up.

Wash your hands when you're done, or your fingertips might peel a bit. I actually have to wear a plastic glove when I use it.

Scrub your skin lightly in the shower and use a moisturizer after. You'll find that a top layer of dead skin will probably peel off after a few days of use.

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