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12 August 2003

Why do black men get such bad ingrown hairs?

Black men have a really hard time when it comes to shaving. Their hair structure is such that it causes the worst ingrown hairs. Here's what you can do about it.

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Our darker brothers often have a tough time shaving and suffer from extremely painful ingrown hairs that can cause bad infections and even scarring. The coil-like structure of black men’s hair means that hair often doubles back and re-enters the skin, resulting in razor bumps and ingrown hairs. The solution? Exfoliate your skin regularly, especially before shaving. You might have to use a sterilised needle or tweezers to remove the really stubborn ingrown hairs.

 
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