Sunday, July 24, 2016

What A Shaver!

So Wahl went out of their way to make a shaver that caters for 'Afro' issues. That is, a shaver aimed at preventing razor bumps or Pseudofolliculities Barbae. So, they created the Wahl Afro What A Shaver Trimmer.

I first read about this shaver in a magazine somewhere, I can't remember, about 10 years ago, and decided to give it a try. I have since owned two of them, as they lasted so long. After about 2 years, the battery does weaken and you'd have to change the battery, but that's normal for any battery - there is a finite number of charge-recharge cycles.
There are two options, depending on what's convenient for you.

2. Non Rechargeable Battery option: Wahl Afro What A Shaver Trimmer Battery 9945-801

They are identical, apart from the battery charging circuitry in the rechargeable option, which is why it is slightly more expensive.

I found this trimmer to be the best I'd ever used when it comes to preventing bumps, provided you 'shave' in the correct direction. All the rules for shaving with a razor still apply.
It works by making sure the beard area is not shaved too close to the skin, making ingrown hairs a lot less likely. As long as you're not looking for a clean close shave, this is the trimmer for you!

They last so damn long as well. I've only had 2 in the past 10 years!

2016 - Make it the year you get rid of razor bumps for ever.

If there is one thing I have learnt over the years, it is the power of new beginnings. For some reason, people are able to make decisions, take steps, commit to projects on January 1st than they are otherwise unable to do. However I have also learnt that many new year resolutions that are made are broken or completely forgotten by the 15th of the month.

One main reason why this happens is that people don't make realistic plans, and/or don't see results and get discouraged. When it comes to razor bumps, scalp bumps, Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, e.t.c, many of the available 'remedies' either take too long to work, or don't work at all! Apparently, most people will give up a razor bumps remedy in 15 days because they see no results within that time period.

What if there was a remedy that works in 5 days? Imagine, less than a week! That is, your scalp bumps that you've struggled with for years (some decades), vanquished in days. Now that is a new year's resolution that is not only worth committing to, but one that you can surely see through.

That is why starting in January, I am looking for people with advanced cases of scalp and razor bumps to see if we can gather some undisputed, honest evidence for other razor bumps sufferers. We will take before and after photos and videos, have interviews and so on. If you want to participate, in this study using this proven system, contact me via email or on Instagram.

If you don't want to wait till January, and want to get rid of your razor bumps or scalp bumps in the next 5 days , then this is the system we will be using.
Good luck and Happy New Year in advance! New Year New YOU!


Incredible Detox for great skin in 5 days!

People, I am currently doing this detox. It's a 5-day detox and I am going to do a full review of it once I'm done. I can't resist telling you about it though, as I'm having an awesome time with it right now. Lookout for my full review here on this blog, or check it out yourself if you're curious ;)

Have a nice day,


Healing PFB from inside out

I remember once I had some burns in my throat after eating.  It caused me a lot of discomfort and pain.  I remember going to doctor who diagnosed 'acid reflux' and recommended some pills and syrups.  They drugs worked, but soon after the drugs were finished, the issue started again.  The problem is, the issue was patched - not fixed. 

It has always struck me as odd how in Western Medicine, we tend to simply apply a bandaid to an issue, without any attempt to discover WHY the issue occurred at in the first place.  Eastern Medicine, including African medicine, though not proven in acute medical conditions, have a way better process on handling and permanently resolving issues of a chronic nature, like Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB)

Tackle the root cause of the problem, and you have a chance of resolving the problem permanently.  That i what I've found to be most effective when it comes to the permanent cure of Pseudofolliculitis Barbae - razor bumps, shaving bumps, infected ingrown hairs, acne, pimples, zits, e.t.c, and enjoying clean healthy skin forever.

Go HERE to resolve razor bums issues forever. You're Welcome!

Latest scientific study supports exfoliation for Razor Bumps Prevention

I am subscribed to a number of electronic journals and periodical emails from the Medical field. I particularly pay attention to any new research related to Dermatology and Trichology (The study of scalp and hair health).

The other day I got one of the periodicals which included an article on a recent study at the New York University Langone Medical Center about 'Best Practices for dealing with Razor Bumps..' The report supports exfoliation as a vital practice in the prevention and 'cure' of razor bumps.

While it is great to see actual scientific research that confirms what I have written about several times on this blog, I couldn't help thinking to myself "well, duh, that is quite obvious isn't it?" To be fair, Im not the only person that has blogged about this, but many of us bloggers have shared this information from personal experience and anecdotal evidence only. Now with a 'legitimate' scientific study confirming what we've been saying, I hope more people will take our advice and rid themselves of razor bumps for good.

Of course, exfoliation is only one aspect. To truly rid yourself of folliculitis generally, there are lifestyle changes required. It may seem difficult, but actually razor bumps and folliculitis generally can be cured for ever. The only thing is, it is important to move fast and get rid of them NOW before irreversible scars and keloids develop. Once your scalp is scared and keloids develop, there is little you can do without spending thens of thousands of dollars on risky surgery.

How to get rid of razor bumps

Someone asked me the other day how to get rid of razor bumps. I pointed them to my post on this website - Razor bumps cure. They read the post and bought the book I recommended in that post and have now just started reading it. This is very interesting for me as I am able to document someone using the steps in real time, currently for you guys. No doubt I will be publishing the results if they give me the permission to show their face on my website.

Anyway, it got me thinking, many people may come to this website and see the page, and read it like a story and not actually get any value from that post. So I decided to write a separate post entitled “how to get rid of razor bumps”. The easiest way I know to write this is to offer a list of actions to take to help get rid of razor bumps. Having said that, it all depends on what type of razor bumps you are trying to get rid of. For example, you may have bumps on your chin, legs, armpits or pubic area.

For this blog post, I am posting specifically for men that have razor bumps in the chin area, but some of the steps are also valid for any razor bumps.

Grow out your beard

This is the one surefire way to get rid of razor bumps - by not using razor, or anything for that matter to shave. That is, not shaving at all. If you leave your beard to grow, you will get some discomfort originally as ingrown hairs originally grow out of your skin. Once you have no ingrown hairs left to cause razor bumps, you are free forever. As long as you don't shave close to your skin, but rather trim your beard, then you are golden.


If you must shave, make sure you shave regularly and consider exfoliating your beard area either with salt products, or a natural sponge. Regular exfoliation helps remove the layer of dead skin that may harbour bacteria and other germs that may eventually lead to razor bumps. Besides, they may block the pores and cause ingrown hairs, which may then become infected.

Topical Cream and lotions

In more extreme cases, you may want to consult your doctor or pharmacist to prescribe you some cream or lotion containing glycolic acid to help reduce inflammation. You may also want to obtain from them some antibiotic cream or lotion (or pill), that will help kill off the existing bacteria in the case of a more extensive infection.

Shave correctly

Shave in the direction of beard growth not against it. This is known as shaving along the grain. I made a video about shaving in the direction of hair growth that explains this.

General hygiene

Keeping clean, taking regular showers or washing the face and beard area regularly with warm water and soap will help reduce the possibility of bacterial infection. Also remember to rinse out the nostrils and back of the neck with antiseptic soap as the Pseudofolliculitis Barbae causing germs also hide out in the nose and other regions of the body. Make sure you clean your bedsheets, pillowcases, clothes and towels using antibacterial detergents and wash at very high temperatures to ensure germs are killed off effectively.

That’s basically it! Hope you found that useful. If you are having trouble getting rid of bumps or you have a more extreme case, be sure to check out my post Razor Bumps Cure.

OMG! I found a 'razor bump' on my chin.

People of the Internet, it's been a while. I have been really busy and have not posted anything on this blog for a while. I am back now though.

Talking of being busy, I have been so tied down with my day to day that I have at times neglected my 'shaving' routine. I got a bit lax and didn't groom my beloved bumpless chin for a number of days. Yesterday when I went to shave, I found one! A razor bump!

I hadn't seen one of these in a very long time so I wasn't very happy when I saw it. Rather than a 'razor bump' per say, it was really ingrown hair. Because I hadn't shaved for a while, my beard stubble had grown long enough to form ingrown hairs.

I quickly dealt with it tough and shaved straight away. Another day left unshaved, my chin could have developed a whole bunch of ingrown hairs. In this case, immediate action is of essence. Otherwise I'd have to deal with weeks of painful bumps while they healed.

Thankfully all is well this morning. No razor bumps what so ever. No ingrown hairs either. No folliculitis barbae. No nothing :)

Moral of the story, consistent, regular grooming is needed to keep the bumps away - that is if you want to shave. You could of course just grow your beard once and for all and never shave.

Then you will never have to deal with razor bumps.

Thanks for reading.