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How to Shave Correctly to avoid Razor Bumps
Shave with a sharp, single-edge razor blade. Avoid using razors with more than one blade, as they give a closer shave. Shaving too close to the skin will cut the hair at a level that lies beneath the surface of the skin, which will increase the possibility that curly hair will curl downwards and back into the skin before it has the chance to break the surface of the skin. You should only use a razor blade about four to five times before tossing it out. Dull blades force you to go over the same area repeatedly, which can lead to irritation and razor bumps.
Warm your face with warm water prior to shaving. This will help to clear out the pores, after massage warm water into the hair you’ll be shaving to help soften the hairs.
Apply a thick layer of moisturizing shaving foam cream to the wet hair. Leave the shaving foam cream to sit on your skin for about one minute before shaving to allow it to completely coat the hairs.
Shave in the direction that the hair is growing, rather than in the opposite direction. Shaving in the opposite direction of the hair growth gives you a closer shave, but black men should be aiming for a clean shave over a close shave. Avoid pulling the skin taut while shaving, and don’t go over the same area more than a couple of times, as this too will shave the hair too closely. Rinse your skin with cool water and pat it dry with a soft towel.
Apply a hydrating aftershave lotion to your skin immediately after shaving. The aftershave lotion will reduce discomfort and redness and help to prevent razor bumps, as it contains NO alcohol, which can dry out the skin and give it an ashy appearance
Keep yourself on a consistent shaving schedule. Shave every two days -- instead of every day -- so the skin has time to heal, and the hair doesn’t have time to curl back into the skin. The first day after shaving, gently massage the freshly shaven skin with a dry washcloth before bed to help loosen and remove dead skin, as this helps to prevent hairs from curling back into the skin.
If you have razor bumps, don’t shave until all of the bumps are gone. Apply a warm compress and one of the JO'M Facial Creams ( we recommend the cream for Dry Skin) to the area several times a day to help open the pores and ease the discomfort.