Thread: shaving chest
02-15-2005, 03:14 PM #1
howdy people. i'm 19, have no acne or anything, but every time i shave my chest i get some little red bumps on it. are all of these ingrown hairs or what? and, if so, how do i stop this from happening? i don't like going with the grain of the hair, kuz then it just doesn't get smooth enough. i shave like every 2 weeks or so. a buddy told me to do it every day & eventually they would stop showing up so, what do y'all say?
02-15-2005, 03:15 PM #2
i do it about twice a week, and spray some bactine on it afterwards...
02-15-2005, 03:18 PM #3
Do a search bro, this has been talked about a lot.
02-15-2005, 03:49 PM #4Member
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just go with the grain. I do it like every 3 days or so in the shower, takes like 30 seconds, and gets it close enough.
02-15-2005, 06:58 PM #5
i go against the grain. make sure u use a good razor and cream. i had the same trouble until i got a better blade.
02-15-2005, 07:14 PM #6
alright. i use the mach 3's, but i hate usin a new razor just for my chest, but it looks like that's what i've gotta do... thanks for the input guys
02-15-2005, 07:21 PM #7
soak blade in rubbing alcohol.
bumps are ingrown hairs or bacteria in the skin.
a clean blade will solve the latter
02-15-2005, 07:22 PM #8
also, try using an eletric shaver or a WAHL that is used for sideburn trimmings.
never seem to have a problem with those but you wont get it baby smooth
02-15-2005, 07:24 PM #9
Lather up nice with a bar of soap. For me, I get a closer shave and no bumps or breakouts.
02-15-2005, 07:32 PM #10
Make sure you let your skin get good and warm in the shower before you start and try pulling the skin a bit tight in the opposite direction that you are shaving and be gentle. New razor's are the best way to go and good shaving cream. You also might want to find a product that helps to reduce regrowth so there's not so much to shave over time.
02-15-2005, 07:33 PM #11
Try Nair man
i hear it works real good
02-15-2005, 08:58 PM #12Originally Posted by BIGp4
02-15-2005, 11:08 PM #13
yea when i shave my chest its pretty bad, it actually bleeds and ill get a little acne the next day so i just gave up on it
02-16-2005, 12:18 PM #14
02-16-2005, 12:27 PM #15
you need to exfoliate.
02-16-2005, 02:18 PM #16
yeah, i've waxed before. the pain wasn't as bad as when i waxed my legs... the thighs are killer!! thanks for the info fellas (and lady). any more advice is always welcome
02-16-2005, 02:20 PM #17Originally Posted by Commando_Barbi
02-16-2005, 06:19 PM #18
Go el natural, doesn't hurt, no money spent, and the ladies love it!!!
02-16-2005, 10:03 PM #19
Just wondering if you get the same result on your back?
02-17-2005, 11:31 PM #20
just use a cream and put some moisturizer on after words THAT EASY!
02-18-2005, 01:15 AM #21
tragically huge- i don't shave my back man. i get an occasional black hair up around my shoulders every once in a while, but i just pull them with the tweezers. only one like, every other week or so. sorry bro
02-18-2005, 09:03 AM #22
02-18-2005, 04:06 PM #23
thank u very much commando... much appreciated
02-18-2005, 04:15 PM #24
I used to use Nair. Got real sick of it and was too time consuming since I'm impatient as hell. But I shave once a week and always go against the grain. Like the others said just make sure you got a real good razor and some good shaving cream. And those little bumps are just razor burn. Its the same as you would get on your face, but the hair isn't as close so it looks a little different. good luck bro.
02-18-2005, 07:43 PM #25
hey timeismoney, thanks a lot man. appreciate all the help i been gettin. i'll try it all out & see what works. later on brothers (and the lady of course)
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