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    May 21, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Okay, two topics because the second doesn't really need a thread of it's own.


    First:

    I have stupid ugly hair on the back of my neck and I have no way of waxing it and no money to get it waxed so I tried shaving it. I ended up getting a lot of red bumps on the spots that had hair follicles. About 24 hours later the redness went away, but now I have all these black dots where the hair is growing back in. icon_neutral.gif
    When I was younger I had the same problem when I shaved my chin/neck, especially because I had acne. I avoided shaving for a few years and then started using an aftershave balm and it seems to help.

    I remember seeing a thing on TV talking about the best way to shave, they mentioned that a single-blade razor is ideal and mentioned something about keeping it soaked in something when you weren't using it to keep it clean etc.

    I literally have no idea what's good and what's not because my dad's the type of guy to buy simple products and always the same product.
    These are the products I use:
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    How do I deal with the hair on the back of my neck and shoulders effectively without making it look worse than it did before?



    Second:

    For the past few days I've had a strange pain on the left side of my jaw, it feels like it's at the joint where my jaw attaches to my skull. I can kinda feel it in my ear when I chew, as if the pain is behind my ear.

    I'm not sure if it's something wrong with my jaw or something wrong with my ear, but I would guess jaw.

    Anybody have any ideas as to what it might be?
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    May 21, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    second may come from the fact you prolly grind your teeth in your sleep, well that's what I hear about that
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    May 21, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    vain_nayias saidsecond may come from the fact you prolly grind your teeth in your sleep, well that's what I hear about that

    Yeah it's called TMJ disorder. Like he said, you probably grind your teeth at night. I had a slight problem with pain in my jaw -- I quit chewing gum and haven't had a problem since. If your pain gets bad enough your dentist can make a "tray" thing for you to wear on you teeth at night that should alleviate most of your pain.
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    May 21, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    I've never had this pain before, and I don't usually chew gum unless I'm anticipating kissing.

    Does it just appear randomly?
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    May 21, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    A decent barber will straight razor the back of your neck... barbershop I know has an add on for 5 bucks to shampoo, shoulder massage and neckline shave...

    for your shoulders get some one to trim the hair with a body trimmer no need to shave
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    May 21, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Sounds like mild TMJ.

    It runs in my family and after my dentist held my jaw open really wide one time it permanently fucked up my jaw. Now my jaw doesn't open very wide, and it still clicks sometimes when I eat. I guess I was predisposed from grinding my teeth in my sleep?

    Just try to relax your jaw during the day instead of holding your tension there.
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 21, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    Mother of God how did a post about shaving get to TMJ syndrome? Find an old fashioned barber who can wield a straight razor around your face and not kill you. Look for an Italian barber shop in other words. They can show you how to shave with the grain and not do damage.
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    May 21, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidA decent barber will straight razor the back of your neck... barbershop I know has an add on for 5 bucks to shampoo, shoulder massage and neckline shave...

    for your shoulders get some one to trim the hair with a body trimmer no need to shave

    By neck I mean about 6 inches down from the end of my hairline lol, usually the barber will pull my tshirt collar back a bit to shave it but they still barely get it off.
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    May 21, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    I have a LOT of hair all over, and I've been using a safety razor for 2-3 years. You have to buy the holder, which is like 20-30 bucks, and there's a slight learning curve, but you can buy 10 blades for like 2 or 3 bucks at the drugstore. I find that it causes less irritation and razor burn, and, yes, I have used it on the back of my neck.
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    May 21, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    Anduru saidFirst:

    I have stupid ugly hair on the back ...
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    May 21, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    t_h_r_i_v_e saidSounds like mild TMJ.
    It runs in my family and after my dentist held my jaw open really wide one time it permanently fucked up my jaw. Now my jaw doesn't open very wide, and it still clicks sometimes when I eat. I guess I was predisposed from grinding my teeth in my sleep?
    Just try to relax your jaw during the day instead of holding your tension there.

    I checked out the wiki for TMJ and I only have these symptoms:

    # Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
    # Dull, aching pain in the face


    ..and the list of causes doesn't list anything that would cause mine unless my jaw is really fucking itself at night.
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    May 21, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    Also, you can try witch hazel after you shave. I like it. Burns like a mofo going on, but I find that it really helps with razor burn.
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    May 21, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    sissyDC saiduntil you get used to using a safety razor you will have cuts all over your face and neck


    This is true, but it shouldn't take too long to get used to it. I've introduced several friends to it and they say they got the hang of it pretty quickly.
  • eddieross69

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    May 21, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    MsclDrew saidA decent barber will straight razor the back of your neck... barbershop I know has an add on for 5 bucks to shampoo, shoulder massage and neckline shave...

    for your shoulders get some one to trim the hair with a body trimmer no need to shave

    By neck I mean about 6 inches down from the end of my hairline lol, usually the barber will pull my tshirt collar back a bit to shave it but they still barely get it off.


    I just got my back and shoulders waxed. I know you mentioned this was not a choice.

    When I have my hair cut, I wear a tank top that's cut low in the back so she can trim it off. Besides, and trust me on this one, the neckline is THE most painful area to have waxed.
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    May 21, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    paulflexes said[forever alone]

    You don't need to remind me.
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    May 21, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    sissyDC saiduntil you get used to using a safety razor you will have cuts all over your face and neck
    uhh.. I don't get cuts, just red bumps.
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    May 21, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    eddieross69 saidI just got my back and shoulders waxed. I know you mentioned this was not a choice.

    When I have my hair cut, I wear a tank top that's cut low in the back so she can trim it off. Besides, and trust me on this one, the neckline is THE most painful area to have waxed.

    I had my best friend do it once for me (she doesn't live in the same city as me unfortunately) and ya I was like OMG DONT FUCKING DO IT THAT HIGH I'LL JUST SHAVE THAT PART when she got above my shoulderblades.
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    May 21, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    Have you tried Nair?
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    May 21, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    n8698u saidHave you tried Nair?
    No, I heard it can infect your skin or whatever.
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    May 21, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    1) Apply some type of greasy lotion, like cocoa butter. Wait till it's absorbed. Then wet your neck and apply shaving cream. Shave with a multi-blade razor like Mach 3 or Fusion. Wear loose/clean clothes. Your shirt collar rubbing on your neck is probably contributing to the bumps/dots.

    2) Like everyone said, it's most likely TMJ. Friend of mine had it. Doc gave him some exercises to do. Sounds weird. But I guess it worked. So yeah, go see a doctor.
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    May 21, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    xrichx said1) Apply some type of greasy lotion, like cocoa butter. Wait till it's absorbed. Then wet your neck and apply shaving cream. Shave with a multi-blade razor like Mach 3 or Fusion. Wear loose/clean clothes. Your shirt collar rubbing on your neck is probably contributing to the bumps/dots.

    2) Like everyone said, it's most likely TMJ. Friend of mine had it. Doc gave him some exercises to do. Sounds weird. But I guess it worked. So yeah, go see a doctor.

    kk thanks, i'll check out both
  • Timbales

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    May 21, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    don't shave it, take the guard off your beard trimmer and use that to trim down the hair instead
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    May 21, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    Timbales saiddon't shave it, take the guard off your beard trimmer and use that to trim down the hair instead
    ok cool... i did this a few times actually and i forget why i stopped doing it but it's probably better than how i shave now
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    May 21, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    Timbales saiddon't shave it, take the guard off your beard trimmer and use that to trim down the hair instead
    ok cool... i did this a few times actually and i forget why i stopped doing it but it's probably better than how i shave now


    that's what I do with mine, it's a lot easier
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    May 21, 2011 3:11 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    paulflexes said[forever alone]

    You don't need to remind me.


    It's ok we can be:

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