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March 29, 2017

How to Avoid Pimples on Your Head When You Get a Haircut

How many times have you gotten a haircut only to discover pimples on your head later that day, or the following day. It can be pretty frustrating, and may even cause you to put off your haircuts since you don’t want to deal with the resulting irritation.

But there are some tips you can use that will help you to avoid getting these pimples on your head. Let’s take a closer look.

Known as Razor Pimples

This acne or bumps that you develop on your head after a haircut also goes by the name of razor pimples. They tend to happen to the back of the head since that's the area that is most often cut using a razor. Haircuts in which you focus on cleaning up the back of the neck are the most prone to developing acne afterwards.

Each hair is attached to a hair follicle which, in turn, is attached to nerve endings and oil glands. Shaving can irritate the nerve endings and oil glands which often leads to a swollen red bump that looks like a pimple.

Experts suggest picking up an anti-inflammatory topical cream or ointment that you can apply after your haircut. This will help to control the swelling and any pain that may be associated with it. If you have a large amount of these bumps and they are painful, you may need to resort to something a little stronger. An over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream can be extremely effective in easing the pain and itching sensation.

Exfoliation is another way that you can help control the acne and help with ingrown hairs that may be in the pimples. Additionally other products that can prove useful are salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and hydroxyl acid.

Be Ready to Apply Treatment Right After a Haircut

Once you find the product that works best for you, be sure to apply it immediately after your haircut and for the next few days. This should drastically reduce the amount of pimples that form, and may eliminate them all together.

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