Getting razor bumps on your head is quite a common thing amongst us bald men. If you want some really good ideas on how to get rid of razor bumps, then this article is just for you.
When you begin to shave your head on a regular basis, you will most likely experience some sort of razor bumps.
Razor bumps are actually formed from in grown hairs that come when you remove your hair by either shaving or waxing.
In our case, it’s always from using a razor to shave our heads.
It’s an annoying thing which will occur amongst most bald men, and can sometimes actually look pretty horrible.
The good thing is, there are a few ways you can try and treat these razor bumps at home, using only home remedies.
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Now razor bumps do occur on your face as well. And these tips below will help deal with razor bumps on your head or face.
I am not a doctor or any medical professional, but the advice I am listing below is purely based on my experience.
So if you have really bad razor bumps or razor burn which doesn’t seem to want to go away, then you should go see a doctor.
But below are some home remedies which have really worked well for me.
And I hope they work for you too!
1. Take A Break From Shaving
This is probably the most obvious piece of advice, but it really does work.
I recently had quite a few razor bumps that wouldn’t go away, and every time I shaved it would just irritate them and they seemed to get even worse.
So I gave my head a good week or so of rest from shaving.
Then after my next shave almost all the bumps have disappeared. And now another week later my head is razor bump free!
It can be difficult to go a week or ten days without shaving your head. Most of us love the feeling of a smooth head, and we might not like the way we look with an unshaved head.
But it’s definitely worth it.
Just wear a cap for a while!
2. Exfoliate Before Shaving
Exfoliating the skin on your head before shaving will help remove dead skin and also open up pores that trap your in grown hairs.
Just do this gently as your scalp is rather sensitive.
I have gotten in the habit now of trying to exfoliate my head before every shave (about 3 times per week).
Prevention is better than cure!
3. Prepare Your Scalp Properly
So I used to simply wet my head with warm water and quickly apply shaving gel before shaving, but ever since developing razor bumps I have taken a new approach.
I start off my getting in a hot shower, I wet my head sufficiently and then I apply one layer of shaving gel onto my scalp.
I then leave it for about a minute or so and rinse it off.
Once this is done, I begin my normal shaving routine by applying shaving gel again to my head, and start the process of shaving my crown.
4. Get Organic with Apply Cider Vinegar & Coconut Oil
I love using coconut oil on my skin.
Usually I will apply it every time after shaving, and it is known to be a natural carer of the skin.
If you haven’t done so yet, try getting in the habit of applying coconut oil on your skin after every shave. It’s a good natural alternative to normal moisturizer.
It also acts as a natrual sunscreen, which is awesome!
As for apple cider vinegar, it has been known to help with razor burn and razor bumps. Apply a small bit to the affected area and rinse after 10 minutes or so.
5. Shave with The Grain
Shaving against the grain can cause your skin to become irritated.
Now some guys like to shave both ways in order to get a super close shave, but if you are doing this and you are developing razor bumps on your head, then you may want to change it up.
6. Make Sure Your Shaving Equipment’s Good
Check your razor blades and make sure they are not dirty or rusted.
This can lead to razor burn or razor bumps.
We often need to replace or clean our shaving equipment, so it’s a good idea to always inspect your tools!
Everyone’s razor bumps will be fixed in a bit of a different way.
As I said before, for me the best thing I did was to simply take a break from shaving for a while, and to start taking extra care of my scalp after each shave.
Hopefully a few of these home remedies help you out!