Why Razor Bumps Are Not Your Barber's Fault

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Razor bumps are a common problem for many people, and they can be annoying, painful, and at the same time, unsightly. 


Because they usually mean that your hair isn't trimmed or shaved properly. Before you blame your barber, check out this article and learn how to avoid razor bumps after receiving a haircut.

What are razor bumps and the causes of receiving them?

Razor bumps are small, red bumps on your skin when you shave caused from the curly hair getting stuck inside of the hair follicle. They're caused by friction and often happen when you shave against the grain of your hair. The friction can also be caused by shaving too close to the surface of your skin.

Razor bumps are often mistaken for ingrown hairs, but they're actually a different phenomenon. Ingrown hairs are caused by hair growing into the skin and becoming trapped, while razor bumps are caused by ingrown hairs; The cut hair strands that curl back into the skin and grow under the surface, causing red pimple-like bumps.

The common causes of razor bumps include:

  • Using an incorrect blade (such as a cartridge)
  • Shaving with an electric shaver or manual razor
  • Using a dull razor blade
  • Shaving in the same area multiple times in a row

Razor bumps are not your barber's fault. How to treat and get rid of razor bumps

Razor bumps are not the fault of the barber. It's a natural occurrence that happens to men who shave their face. If you've ever had razor bumps, you know how uncomfortable they can be. The next subhead will discuss the best way to prevent razor bumps from happening.

How to prevent razor bumps after a haircut.

The following ways will help prevent razor bumps after a haircut.

  1. Clippers should be used in the direction of hair growth.
  2. Use clean clippers and blades to avoid bacterial and fungal infections.
  3. Rinse your scalp with cool water to soothe inflammation.
  4. Scrub the affected areas with antibacterial soap
  5. Apply soothing oil or moisturizer on your scalp and hair
  6. The use of warm compresses should be applied to any nicks or bleeding bumps.
  7. Hold off until any current infections or pus-filled lesions have healed before getting a haircut.

How to treat and get rid of razor bumps

If you already have razor bumps, the most important thing you can do is avoid shaving for a few weeks. This will allow the skin to recover.

You can also apply topical treatments containing organic ingredients, such as an ointment or cream.

If you want to shave again, get a new razor and change your routine so that you don't shave against the grain of your hair.

Wash your face with cold water after shaving to tighten the pores, and use an aftershave lotion or balm with Aloe Vera or Maneuver’s Razor Bump Spray for soothing relief from razor burn and pimples.

Razor bumps are a minor skin condition that can be readily treated at home. 

Put these into practice. 


Overall, it is essential to note that razor bumps are natural if you shave often. However, proper hygiene and good shaving techniques will greatly reduce the appearance of these bumps. Understanding the factors contributing to razor bumps (i.e., shaving too frequently, improper shaving tools, etc.) is crucial to preventing future bumps.



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