08-21-2017, 05:57 PM
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How long has it been since you've had an ingrown hair or red bumps?

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 08-21-2017, 06:42 PM
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I haven't gotten one for many years.  I used to only get them in the lower half of my neck.  I stopped shaving XTG and ATG in that area, and that took care of the problem.

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 08-21-2017, 07:12 PM
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Before one blade core, maybe 5 years ...

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 08-22-2017, 01:21 PM
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(08-21-2017, 05:57 PM)SweetReason Wrote: How long has it been since you've had an ingrown hair or red bumps?

I had an ingrown hair about 3 or 4 months ago. I was experimenting with stretching my neck skin really taut and apparently stretched too much. It was about a week or more until it normalized.

It's on my lower neck where I've always had a problem with irritation. The switch to traditional wet shaving helped reduce it by a lot - I want to say more than 90% improvement, but don't really know how to quantify that. Since finding a more efficient razor I can get my lower neck clean looking in 1 pass which helps to further reduce the irritation (to 98/99%?). It's not BBS there, but definitely DFS and I can live with that because chances are I'm going to shave again tomorrow.

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 09-01-2017, 07:58 AM
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I seem to be getting them with Gem SS PTFE blades.
I have not noticed them with any other blades.
Ron

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 09-02-2017, 04:08 AM
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(09-01-2017, 07:58 AM)captnronfl Wrote: I seem to be getting them with Gem SS PTFE blades.
I have not noticed them with any other blades.
Ron


I am not sure if this is attributed to a particular blade for most. Bumps or ingrown is a problem when one tries to shave too close to the skin, in the opposite direction of the beard growth.Pls stop stretching your skin and keep the pressure on the razor very very gentle.


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 09-02-2017, 05:21 AM
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(09-02-2017, 04:08 AM)Jags009 Wrote:
(09-01-2017, 07:58 AM)captnronfl Wrote: I seem to be getting them with Gem SS PTFE blades.
I have not noticed them with any other blades.
Ron


I am not sure if this is attributed to a particular blade for most. Bumps or ingrown is a problem when one tries to shave too close to the skin, in the opposite direction of the beard growth.Pls stop stretching your skin and keep the pressure on the razor very very gentle.


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Everyone says to stretch the skin.
I do it both ways and still get them.
Maybe I'm stretching my skin too much like you say when I do clean up.
Ron

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 09-03-2017, 02:19 PM
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Both are caused from a hair growing into the skin. Either from growing up, then down, or cutting it below the skin line and the hair grows sideways into the skin. Mild cases resolve on their own, but severe cases require intervention. Shave oil seems to help with the issue. Shaving only with the grain also cuts down on the incidence of ingrowns.

https://wetshavingproducts.com/blogs/art...ng-a-beard

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 09-04-2017, 02:16 PM
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I have some really wacky stubble on the right side of my neck.  If I don't use a really sharp blade, I will get ingrowns in this one little spot where the hair is almost curly. My current theory is that the sharper blade cuts cleanly, while the duller blade pulls the hair out just a bit before cutting. I don't do ATG there anymore. Two XTG passes in different directions gets sufficiently close without making the ingrown hair problem worse.

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 09-13-2017, 04:46 PM
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Not very long at all! But, shaving seems to be a problem in streaks and usually after using a more aggressive razor, blade or a not so slick shaving cream, or maybe too much trying to get to BBS? Tough making a chore into a hobby may be my excuse?

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 09-14-2017, 10:05 AM
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I haven't had an ingrown in a while with me DE. And then I used a cartridge a few days ago and bam - two.

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