Those Bumps On The Back Of The Neck

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably seen them, or you may have them on the back of your neck.   I’m Tiffany Piggée a licensed esthetician with over a decade in the beauty game.  My specialty is hard to treat skin conditions.   

I’m a bookworm, so reading, research, and diving into any skin care issue that peaks my curiosity give me great purpose.  Without any further ado let's get down to it.  Them Bumps That Nobody Like.  

Urban Legend
The short version is that the bumps are caused by dirty clippers.  I don’t typically allow urban legend to dictate my skincare regime or belief system but in this case.  They are definitely on to something.   Here’s my professional take on the matter. 

I get asked all of the time does Bumpcology® Serum clear up the bumps on the back of the neck.  My knee-jerk response was yes because I learned that those were ingrown hairs. Well after years of research and better understanding why some guys experienced tremendous relief with Bumpcology and others good but not GREAT results.  This scenario was perplexing...this ingrown serum was formulated to take care of ingrown hairs, and it has been doing just that.  

After talking with a local pharmacist, I better understood that there was two or more issue at play.  The first issue is there’s an infection at the root of the hair follicle; it’s called folliculitis barbae.  Infections need to be treated with antibiotic ointments, creams or in pill form...No ifs and buts or about that!  The second issue is while the antibiotic is busy fighting the infection the skin still needs some help to encourage cellular turnover.  That’s where Bumpcology® Serum comes into play.  It gently exfoliates, hydrates and reduces inflammation. 

My Unsolicited Opinion
If you’ve watched the video already, then you will hear me yammer on about what an astringent is and isn’t.  I believe that the bumps come after getting a dry clipper haircut or a haircut with contaminated clippers.  When I say contaminated clippers, I am talking about clippers that are not sanitized and disinfected after every client.   When I say dry clipper cut, I am speaking about hair that has not been shampooed before cutting. 

Why This Area?
Typically the nap of the neck is the shortest part of the haircut.  Sometimes the hair is taken all the way down to its lowest point.  There’s a higher risk of being nicked because the clippers are without a guard.  The blade swings from side to side fast, and if the barber's hand isn’t steady, they can tear the skin.  If you are nicked during a haircut, this is when an antiseptic should be used.  

If you get dry clipper cuts, the best thing to do after a clipper cut is to shampoo your hair.  If that is not possible washing the affected area with soap and water will help reduce the bacteria on the skin, and possibly prevent a future infection.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 

Thanks for taking the time out to learn more about Bumps on the Back of the neck.  If you have any questions feel free to comment below.  

TIffany Piggee