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International Frequency & Voltage Converter (IF-VC™) Model #IF-VC
International Frequency & Voltage Converter
for Corded Electric Shavers




"Eliminating Ingrown Hairs & Razor Bumps,
One Shave At A Time!"

  - Team



Shaving Tips for
Ingrown Hair and Razor Bump Prevention


  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, the official name for Razor Bumps, is an inflammatory reaction surrounding ingrown hairs which result from shaving. This problem occurs more frequently in people who have curly hair.

  • Razor Bumps are created when the growing beard hairs exit the skin, curl over, and grow into the adjacent skin. This creates a foreign body reaction resulting in an unsightly bump. These "bumps" are very difficult to treat in one day and therefore make it real easy to aggravate the situation when you wake up the next day to shave.

  • Obviously, the problem can be dealt with by just allowing the hair to grow. As the hair grows longer, it will grow out of the follicular opening itself. This option is not always feasible especially professionals who need to keep groomed for their job.

    Causes Of Razor Burn:
    Razor burn is the general skin redness, abrasion and irritation that result from shaving. The nicks and cuts that are caused by shaving are also often referred to as “razor burn”. One of the most common causes of razor burn is using too much pressure when shaving. This creates excess friction that leads to razor burn. Other common causes include lack of sufficient skin lubrication and shaving against the “grain” of hair growth. Using after-shaves and colognes can also contribute to the problem by drying and irritating the freshly shaven skin.

    What are Ingrown Hairs?
    Treating and preventing ingrown hairs Ingrown hairs form when “sharpened” hairs curl back and re-enter the same hair follicle. They cause a “foreign body reaction” – meaning they are not “recognized” by the body – and are attacked, causing inflammation, itching, infection and other unpleasant Ingrown Hair Symptoms. The medical term for this condition is “pseudofolliculitis barbae” or in its abbreviated form – “PFB”.

    What are Razor Bumps?
    Treating and preventing razor bumps Razor bumps are very similar to ingrown hairs and are also considered “pseudofolliculitis barbae”. Small tender pimples, commonly known as razor bumps, can appear on the skin surface when closely cut hairs grow out and pierce back into the skin at a neighboring hair follicle. Again the “foreign body reaction” occurs causing the follicle to become irritated and inflamed. If left untreated, razor bump infections may result which may require a doctor’s attention.


    Here are 3 Simple Steps and some GREAT TIPS
    to minimizing
    Ingrown Hairs and the unsightly Razor Bumps they leave.

    STEP ONE -- The Roughing Phase:

  • Use an exfoliating scrub before shaving. This helps raise the hairs from under the skin and prevents them from growing back into the skin.

  • Use our Andis T-Outliner Corded Electric Shaver (or comparable liner product) to line or shape your shaving area (i.e., beard, goatee, mustache , or bikini line). The Andis T-Outliner Corded Electric Shaver should also be used to remove hairs longer than 1/16".

  • Do not pull the skin taut when shaving.

  • Shave with strokes in the opposite direction of hair growth to maximize the amount of hair removed for closer shaves.

    STEP TWO -- The Finishing Phase:

  • Avoid repeating strokes. When using one of our Wet/Dry Electric Shavers, be sure to apply a Shaving Lubricating Agent to increase the smoothness of your shave.

  • Always allow your skin to expand under hot water for at least 2 minutes before shaving during this phase. A good move is to shave at the end of your shower.

    STEP THREE -- Post-Shave Skin Maintenance Tips:

  • Avoid disposable razors and change razors at the very least every 30 days. We recommend the use of our Electric Shavers line-up of products.

  • Shave every other day, and use our line of Post-Shave Products to allow your skin to rejuvenate itself and the hairs to grow freely through their pores, Ingrown Hair and Razor Bump FREE!

    We offer several Skin Care Products which will help in the fight against Razor Bumps and Ingrown Hairs.


    "For Many Black Men, Shaving is an Ordeal" Source: The Northstar News & Analysis, Inc.


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