Does anybody have any experience with ingrown hairs at the top part at the back of the neck, where the neck meets the hair line? I used to shave back there, but I only trim now due to ingrown hairs. I have some seemingly permanant, unsightly bumbs. I have a had them for a few years now and they don't seem to be reducing.
Yes. Travel to the far reaches of your supermarket's back wall in the health and beuty section where they toss all of the african american hair care and shaving products and see if you can find "Bump Stopper". It usually works well, however, I would use it at night as it can possibly stain the back of collared shirts.
Back in the day, when I shaved my head, I would use this stuff afterwards. It has salicylic acid (yes, aspirin), which - when applied topically - causes follicles to contract and the hair to stand straight.
The product Prof X mentioned probably works just as well, as it sounds as if to serve the same purpose.
Dude I take it you shave your head with a razor? When you shave the back of your head particularily near the neck, go with the grain of the hair on the last inch or two on your head. I know it sounds stupid but if you use a double bladed razor you can barely tell. I get the bumps sometimes when I'm in a hurrry and shave against the grain too close to the nape of my neck. It is quiet common. Also try Neutragena shaving cream and the exfoliant. It sounds gay but I'd rather sound like a "mo" than be all bumby and hideous looking, the Neutrgena stuff is supposed to prevent ingrown hairs, and if you do get them they are easy to remove,
By the way, you do not have to be black to get the bumps, Honkeys with nappy hair get them too!
True, also, a lot of the Marines we dealt with having this malady were Mexicans... For some reason their hair on the neck just do well being shaved close to the skin, and when it is those little hairs get angry.
Tilt your head back, reach back and feel the knot where your skull connects to your spinal cord, I know there's a technical name for it but I don't know it. From here down , shave with the grain, " should be stroking the razor down", and you shouldn't have any problems. I run into the bumps alot, just remember the skin there is more tender and when you shave the hair below the surface of the skin it will grow back and unfortunately cause bumps.