"I just purchased my first DE, a red cross gillette tech. Even though my skin has done well with modern razors and crappy gels, i am thoroughly looking forward to finally taking pride in shaving, and doing a little something nice for my ugly…"
"I had the same problem until I started shaving with a straight razor. Soften the hair (a nice hot shower will do) lather with a brush and shaving soap, then shave with the straight. Follow with a hot towel and the after shave of your choice. Never…"
"I'd suggest he start using a straight razor or a double-edge (DE) safety razor. Ingrown hairs are a problem because of the "lift-and-cut" system that disposable razors employ these days. The straight razors and DEs only have one edge…"
"I also rock a straight razor and have found that it makes you focus much more on the shave and thus avoid razor burn. You have to take your time(20-30 minutes), which is good in a world where everyone is rushing around. The only difference in our…"
"For me, on my work days I shave in the shower to get a close shave as I tend to take hot showers. On my off days, I use my mug and brush at the sink taking my time to get a close shave. I will give my face a break only once a week from shaving as my…"
"I used to get razor burn on my face all the time with safety razors, it's not been a problem with a straight razor. Check out straightrazorplace on the internet, it's great. The best shaving soap I've found is made by Colleen Hurley…"
"my shaving regime:
1 Pick and prepare razor:
I use straight razors, so I try to pick one that I did not use yesterday, or the day before. After I've picked my razor I give it a quick sharpen on a hanging leather strop, then a quick rinse to…"
"While the stock answer for many of us would be for your friend to switch to a DE, I think that's a bit further down the road for him. Probably some basic things would make life easier. 1) A good shaving cream. If you have to go canned (ugh)…"
"He actually may want to go to his doctor. Most men have in-grown hairs because they've never learned to shave properly, but people who are born with curly hair have it much more difficult. There are a wide array of products for African-American…"
I have a client that has HORRIBLE razor burn and ingrown hairs all the time. His hair (on his head) is quite curly so I assume this is most of the problem. Do any of you have any suggested products or tricks to minimize these issues.SIDE NOTE: I finally got him to stop shaving with a bar of soap. I urge you to do the same!! And start shaving in the shower or right after. It makes it a million times easier.See More