Haircuts make rich-complexioned men look gorgeous and well-groomed. Haircuts come in a variety of styles, and the hair on the beards, chin, and jawlines can be styled attractively.

Although a cut could make one look appealing-especially with the plethora of styles available to choose from–it could be discouraging.

Some men are afraid to shave their hair for many reasons; pseudofolliculitis is one of the most common ones.

Pseudofolliculitis often happens to many rich-complexioned men. It is caused by the emergence of hair from a curved follicle which eventually grows inwards. It causes inflammation, pains, irritation, and bumps to the skin.

Some men find pseudofolliculitis difficult to bear and just decide to leave their beards and hair growing, just clipping it at intervals. Women don’t have this luxury, however.

So, when trying to cut hair, the following precautions can help:

• sterilize before shaving and after shaving.

• make use of a clipper instead of a razor blade.

• apply an antiseptic ointment to prevent wrinkles.

Pseudofolliculitis can’t be cured. But there are many methods of removing the hair to avoid skin impediments that could be caused by shaving. The following are the hair removal methods recommended by the professionals.

Electrolysis method:  It involves the use of an electric current to eradicate bristles.

Laser hair removal: It refers to the process of heating the bristles with light to eradicate the growing of hair on the surface. Although in this method, there’s the possibility of the hair to re-grow, and could cause dark areas on the surface of the skin.

Eflornithine HCI cream. 13.9%(Vaniqa): It is a cream that slows the growth of the hair on the skin surface. Although, it could cause irritation and bumps on the skin’s surface.

Treating Bumps from pseudofolliculitis

Bumps are visible aftermaths of pseudofolliculitis. While pseudofolliculitis can’t be treated, the effects (bumps and inflammation) can be cleared.

Some medications that might be prescribed are

  • Topical antibiotics: Erythromycin /Clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide combination
  • Retinoids: Clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide combination. Tretinoin (Retin-A) and Tazarotene (Tazorac).
  • Hydroquinoe: Combination Fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%/ Hydroquinone 4%/Tretinoin 0.05 creams (TriLuma)

Pseudofolliculitis could be difficult to deal with, and no one can straighten the curved hair follicles. However, you can leave your hair, trim it, or use an alternative method to remove hair. If you get bumps from pseudofolliculitis, ensure you consult your dermatologist for the best treatment for the bumps.

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  1. Welp! There we go. Definitely what I’m getting him for Feb14th. Hehehe

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