Ingrown hair happen to everyone. All races of men and women can experience them. However, men with African heritage can experience a higher risk of ingrowns because the hair shaft is curved, not straight. After a close shave, the hair can grow in a curly pattern into the skin. This can lead to inflamed hair follicles!
To prevent these razor bumps, certain steps are important to keep them at bay! Purchasing a good shaving cream or gel and after shave (post-shave) for your skin type can help heal your skin after a close shave.
- One of the leading companies in mens’ skincare, Jack Black’s Supreme Cream Triple Cushion® Shave Lather with Macadamia Nut Oil & Soy ($24.00) and Bump Fix Razor Bump & Ingrown Hair Solution with Salicylic Acid, Aloe Leaf, and Organic Chamomile ($20.00) are perfect for oily skin. Macadamia nut is shown to be hydrating without clogging pores and salicylic to prevent blemish on acne-prone skin.
- Have dry skin but want to have a slight fragrance to your skincare? Molton Brown’s Skin-Calm Shaving Cream ($25.00) and Post-shave Recovery Balm ($25.00) have light notes of musk, sandalwood, and vanilla for every man!
- In my option, I believe products made for sensitive skin should be used more often. Lavera Naturkosmetik’s Men Sensitiv Shaving Foam ($14.53) and After Shave Balm ($12.34) is made with organic to give your skin the healthiest option.
- When researching, the company Bull Dog appeared everywhere! Lucky for normal skin types, you can choose whatever you prefer. Bull Dog’s Original Shaving Gel ($9.99) and Original After Shave Gel ($10.99) has 8 essential oils to keep your skin in perfect condition.