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How Redhead Men Can Deal with Razor Bumps After Shaving

Bye Bye, Razor Bumps!

Razor bumps are a common issue that many men deal with when shaving their faces. Redhead men, like individuals with fair skin, often have sensitive skin prone to razor bumps and irritation due to a higher likelihood of having fine hair and a higher concentration of melanin, which makes the skin more sensitive to shaving. Additionally, they may have a higher likelihood of having conditions like folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles), which can worsen razor bumps. Using proper shaving techniques and products suitable for sensitive skin can help mitigate these issues.

Razor bumps occur when the shaved hairs grow back and become ingrown. Razor bumps can often look like acne or just raised, red bumps on the face. Here’s how redhead men can reduce the risk of razor bumps and deal with any pesky ones that pop up:

Reduce your risk

You can reduce your risk of getting razor bumps by adding a few simple steps to your routine. First, you will want to wash your face with a gentle, sensitive skin skin-safe, and non-pore-clogging face wash. While shaving, make sure to use a hydrating shaving cream. After shaving, apply an ingrown hair treatment spray with salicylic acid and glycolic acid as ingredients. This will prevent ingrown hairs from popping up and will cut any bacteria infecting the area.

And, make sure you’re using the right technique for shaving. The best way to reduce razor bumps is to shave in the same direction as your hairs grow, shaving against the grain will increase your risk of ingrown hairs.

Take care of your razor blades + go nickel free

It’s also important to properly clean your razor blade after use, and be sure it dries fully. You should also replace your razor blade every 5-7 uses. Shaving more often may also help to reduce bumps because the hairs have less time to grow out. 

We also recommend using a nickel free razor. Nickel is a common allergen, and some people may have allergic reactions or sensitivities to nickel, leading to skin irritation and razor bumps when using razors containing nickel. Nickel-free razors are ideal for preventing razor bumps in individuals who are sensitive or allergic to nickel because they eliminate the potential trigger for irritation. By using nickel-free razors, those with sensitivities can reduce the risk of skin reactions and achieve a smoother, more comfortable shave.

Treat existing razor bumps

Existing razor bumps may go away on their own, but can be unsightly, annoying, and even painful. It’s best to avoid shaving over existing razor bumps to avoid irritation. You can try loosening the ingrown hair by using a facial scrub, but be careful not to irritate the skin further. You can also use a warm compress to help soften the skin. The best way to get rid of razor bumps is with proper skincare. 

Razor bump do’s and don’ts

Razor bumps are a pain, but not handling them the right way can lead to scarring, infection, and further skin complications. Here are a few do’s and don’ts when you have razor bumps. 

DON’T – Pick at, scratch, or squeeze razor bumps.  They are not pimples and will not pop, you could damage the skin further by doing so. 

DO – Keep your face clean, and wash your hands before touching your face. 

DON’T – Use harsh scrubs or materials on your face.

DO – Treat your razor bumps before shaving that area again. 

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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