While many men can experience skin irritation after shaving, some men are likely to develop a chronic type of razor bumps called Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, or PFB. This condition results in bumps after shaving that can be painful. To manage razor bumps, Gillette® has the tips needed to help minimise irritation and get a comfortable shave.
For tips on managing non-PFB (razor bumps) irritation from shaving, see our article on razor burn and irritation.
Razor Bumps: Here’s the Deal
Razor bumps and ingrown hair start with a genetic tendency toward extremely curly hair. The irregular shape of curly hair shafts and the curls themselves make hairs prone to pushing back into the surface of the skin as they regrow after being cut. This genetic factor makes ingrown hair and razor bumps very common in men of African or Indo-European descent. It is important to note that not all razor bumps are PFB, so if you believe you are experiencing this condition, a good first step is always to consult your dermatologist for diagnosis and management of symptoms of ingrown hair.