I hate my beard !!!

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    Sep 10, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    Well ...guys i need an advice about how to shave beard without getting red pimples ... well i got a sensitive skin .. once i use the razor .. i get red pimples and sometimes the old pimples bleed yuck !!... ( u might notice that in some of my pics ,,) if i used electric shaver it wont do it as perfect as razor .. and takes time also ..one of my friends told me to use kind of creams that u put on ur beard and wait like 2~3 mins and hair will fall down ... is that good ? or danger on my skin ?
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    Sep 10, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Anyone ;o ?!
  • LJay

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    Sep 10, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    Try going to a professional barber for a shave and asking for advice at the same time. You could also consult a dermatologist about how to get the skin into top shape before you go at it with a razor.

    A lot of guys share your problem and elect for either a buzzed scruffy look, or a beard.
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    Sep 10, 2011 10:44 PM GMT
    Um don't grow it in the first place.
  • metatextual

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    Sep 10, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    first, trim your beard with a hair trimmer. then, have a hot/warm shower. lastly, use some moisturizer and shaving gel in combination and shave normally.
  • rnch

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    Sep 10, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    norelco makes (or used to make) an electric shaver designed for African-American men; who often have the same skin bumps that the OP is describing.
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    Sep 10, 2011 11:50 PM GMT
    Please don't put weird chemicals on your skin.
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    Sep 10, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
    nivea-for-men-sensitive-after-sh_1247579

    this works for me, i just get very tiny red bumps on my neck and they only last for maybe a day.....used to stay for like a week until i bought this.
  • danielvn

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    Sep 10, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidCan I have it?


    LOL
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    Sep 11, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    I get really bad razor burn and ingrown hairs, so I feel your pain. Best advice I've gotten is to switch to a dual blade razor and avoid the triple/quadruple blades. Yes, they shave the hair down further, but the likelihood that those very shaved-down hairs will nestle themselves into the skin and piss it off are higher. Also, shave during/after a shower using hot water to rinse off the razor. The hot water will soften the hairs and make them easier to cut with less pulling.

    Good luck, man!
  • BeingThePhoen...

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    Sep 11, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    jprichva saidIf you hate your beard, then ditch her for the evening.

    HA. You beat me to the punch.
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    Sep 11, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    Cairo_M saidWell ...guys i need an advice about how to shave beard without getting red pimples ... well i got a sensitive skin .. once i use the razor .. i get red pimples and sometimes the old pimples bleed yuck !!... ( u might notice that in some of my pics ,,) if i used electric shaver it wont do it as perfect as razor .. and takes time also ..one of my friends told me to use kind of creams that u put on ur beard and wait like 2~3 mins and hair will fall down ... is that good ? or danger on my skin ?


    I get the same thing. big red bumps right after shaving.
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    Sep 11, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    If you get bumps, it might be because of the way you hold the razor. First, never go against the grain of your beard. Second, hold the razor lightly, and never push it against your skin; just let the blade graze the top of your stubble. Treat your skin like a baby's bottom ;)
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    Sep 11, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    FierceEyes saidI get really bad razor burn and ingrown hairs, so I feel your pain. Best advice I've gotten is to switch to a dual blade razor and avoid the triple/quadruple blades. Yes, they shave the hair down further, but the likelihood that those very shaved-down hairs will nestle themselves into the skin and piss it off are higher. Also, shave during/after a shower using hot water to rinse off the razor. The hot water will soften the hairs and make them easier to cut with less pulling.

    Good luck, man!



    Hmm yeah gonna try that also ... thanks guys ...
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    Sep 11, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    I just let the professionals do it. icon_biggrin.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 11, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    You won't get pimples if you shave the hair off of your face. We all shave every day. Why would you be different?
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    Sep 11, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidYou won't get pimples if you shave the hair off of your face. We all shave every day. Why would you be different?


    well not really but i hate shaving .. do u know that i have beard since i was 14 years old ? so already got bored lol
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    Sep 11, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    Cairo_M saidWell ...guys i need an advice about how to shave beard without getting red pimples ... well i got a sensitive skin .. once i use the razor .. i get red pimples and sometimes the old pimples bleed yuck !!... ( u might notice that in some of my pics ,,) if i used electric shaver it wont do it as perfect as razor .. and takes time also ..one of my friends told me to use kind of creams that u put on ur beard and wait like 2~3 mins and hair will fall down ... is that good ? or danger on my skin ?

    Have you tried an electric shaver? My face breaks out when I use a blade, but an electric causes me no problems.

    Doesn't shave as close, and I have to run it over my face again if we go out at night, but that's a lot better than having blemishes all over.

    Foil shavers are closest, but they're fragile and wear out quickly on my tough beard. I like Norelco rotaries, that last forever. Don't shave as close, but I can grab it as I'm going out the door, make a few passes over my face, and it's good enough. And I never have blemishes or other skin problems, like I do with a blade.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 11, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Shave the bitch off then! No man looks better in a beard than without one.
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    Sep 11, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    I started using hair conditioner as shaving cream a few years ago, never looked back!
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    Sep 11, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidShave the bitch off then! No man looks better in a beard than without one.



    That is strictly your opinion!
  • stee99

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    Sep 11, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    Lazer removal?
    Maybe worth a go to thin the forest, less hair less ingrowns..
    i get really bad ingrowns as well, have given up on shavers and shaving.
    if you can pull off the designer stubble/semi scruffy kinda look personally and at work i'd suggest getting a trimmer and leaving a bit of length.
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    Sep 11, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    I can't shave more than every 4 days, and using a razor is excruciating. I get cuts around my adam's apple no matter how I go about it, and the feeling of slitting my throat even slightly unsettles me. I also get the bumps if I use a blade.

    Do not use a hair removal cream (depilatory). They just make your stubble expand but it's too tough to break off. It's mostly made for women's fine leg hair.

    I have never had luck without going against the grain. If not, I'm left with like 5% of the hair on my face missed by the razor and going over it 10 times makes no difference.

    What I do:
    Wash my face really well so there is NO oil anywhere
    Use a beard trimmer without any attachments to trim it down to light stubble (most of these are dry, but I use my philips bodygroom dual shaver so that I can do this in the shower)
    Rinse the stubble away, sometimes I wash again to make sure there's no oil
    Lather up with Aveeno shaving foam for sensitive skin, it's the only kind that slides smoothly for me without irritating my skin. I've never tried shaving oils but I think they would be bad for the next step.
    Shave in the shower with my Panasonic Vortex foil shaver in down then up strips.
    Rinse, get out of the shower.
    When my face is dry, I go over it again with the dry shaver to get anything I missed in the shower. Wet shavers get closer than dry shavers.

    It's a total chore but it's the most pain-free way I can shave and gets as close as I can get.
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    Sep 11, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    Don't hate your beard! Love it!

    Try finding and using all-natural and organic pure aloe gel; it's worked wonders for me. Also, consider investing in an all-natural facial soap and facial scrub and trim your beard down as much as possible with a trimmer.
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    Sep 11, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    I wish I could grow a full beard....