UNDERSTANDING HAIR BUMPS

Listed below are the three major types of ingrown hairs (the technical name for hair bumps) that afflict many people.  My goal is help you gain as much ACCURATE information about this skin condition.  I want you to stop living in fear of them, have solutions that work, and knowledge of what is going on with your skin, after all you deserve to be in the know.  In this section of the website I will refer to them by their technical name. 

Most of the information that you read online regarding ingrown hairs is inaccurate and regurgitated.  Let's start at the beginning...

What is an ingrown hair?  An ingrown hair is a skin condition where the hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin.  

What Causes Ingrown Hairs?   Ingrown hairs are caused by a blocked hair follicle.

Why is the Follicle Blocked?  The most common reasons hair follicles are blocked is an over accumulation of dead skin cells (yuck) and an overproduction of sebum that has coagulated.  The reason every thing comes to a screeching halt is because our cells stop turning over.

How do you get rid of ingrown hairs? We can discuss a solution in a little bit.

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OTHER PHRASES ASSOCIATED WITH INGROWN HAIRS

(That aren't necessarily ingrown hairs)

Working backwards is my favorite way to problem solve anything.  As I have mentioned before most of the information you find online is inaccurate and regurgitated.  I had to use  my training as an esthetician to come up with accurate definitions.   My professional observation is that pseudofolliculitis and folliculitis barbae occur in clients that use metal instruments to remove their hair ie shaving with a razor or trimming with a clipper.  


Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (Sue-Doe-Fa-lick-u-lite-us  Bar-Bye) Is the inflammation of your hair follicle at the surface of the skin caused by FRICTION from the use of a metal instrument.  This skin condition is very popular among people that use a razor or clippers with no guard to remove their hair.  

Contrary to popular info available on the internet…The appearance of Pseudofolliculitis does not automatically mean that you have ingrown hairs.  It means that your skin was irritated by the friction of using a metal instrument (razor or clippers)  to remove your unwanted body hair.

The presence of white pus filled bumps is something totally different.  That is a skin condition called Folliculitis Barbae (Fa-lick-u-lite-us  Bar-Bye).  Okay, this is where things get tricky.  People often mistake the pus filled bumps for ingrown hairs, and ingrown hairs are like "Uh, no don't blame that on us, we are blocked follicles."  This particular issue is caused by a bacterial infection (staph to be exact) and it can accompany ingrown hairs and pseudofolliculitis.  

Before you freak out and lysol yourself into oblivion let me explain how or why this happens.  The bacteria that is present on the surface of the skin, clippers, or razor gets into the follicle causing an infection.   Yes, it is really that simple I honestly wish it were more complex but it isn't.  

Here's where I climb on my soap box and start preaching...

As a service professional I take my job as an esthetician seriously.  As a licensed professional I cannot stress the importance of proper sanitation.  I get down right mad when I see other professionals endangering the health of their clients by not following state board procedure when it comes to sanitation.  

Anytime hair is being removed you should ALWAYS sanitize the area before the procedure is started.   Sanitizing the skin prior to a services cuts down on the harmful bacteria present on the skin's surface.   Washing the area with soap and water is an excellent way to prep for hair removal. 

All implements that you use for hair removal should be sanitized, disinfected and stored properly.  That's correct no more leaving your razor in the shower or brushing the hair off of your clippers and throwing them in the closet.  Now pinky promise me that you will commit to doing better now that you know better. 

Side note: If you see something that doesn't feel right in a professional environment SPEAK UP.   Don't allow fear of criticism to potentially risk your health. 

What the Pus?
Pus is an indicator that the area is infected.  PUS ALWAYS MEANS INFECTION.  Pus is made up of the buildup of dead, white blood cells that form when our immune system responds to fight off the infection.  

I am not one-size fits all when it comes to skin conditions.  I believe in addressing each individual issue and treating them accordingly.  To remedy folliculitis barbae you will need to address the infection separate from the inflammation and possible hair bumps. 

Here's the thing ingrown hairs are blocked follicles, pseudofolliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicle caused by friction,  and folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle.  Bumpcology serum is formulated to take care of two of the three issues.  It reduces inflammation, gently exfoliates, and hydrates your skin that takes care of ingrown hairs and inflammation.  Then you will need an antibiotic topical or oral to treat the infection.  

To summarize; Bumpcology Serum will diminish the appearance of ingrown hairs, reduce inflammation, gently exfoliate and hydrate your skin.   It can definitely be your go to if you suffer from ingrown hairs or pseudofolliculitis, and it works well as a topical OTC solution for folliculitis ONLY after you've addressed the infection with an oral or topical antibiotic.   

If you've read enough and are ready to get relief from your hair bumps click the I'm done with hair bumps button below.  I will immediately ship your product.  Not ready to make the commitment just yet, no problem.

 

WHICH BUMP IS YOUR BUMP?

Not all bumps  on the back of the head and bikini or beard lines are "hair bumps".  One thing I know for sure is that bumps don't budge until you give em what they want.  

I'm proposing an alternative to aggressive skincare, something borderline radical.  I want you to love up on those hair bumps,  don't wage war against them.   Fighting  is exhausting, expensive, and time consuming and rarely does it ever give us what we desire.  Love is different, it requires patience, understanding and often yields the biggest rewards.   Learn to love your hair bumps and give them what they want, you'll be better off for it! 

Curious to see what Bumpcology® Serum can accomplish in a short amount of time? Click  the "see results" button below.

 

ALL HAIR BUMP PRODUCTS SHOULD GET RESULTS...

(And Unfortunately Close to 70% of The Products On The Market Don't)

Which is why I created Bumpcology® Serum, this product diminishes the appearance of ingrown hairs by…

  • Gently Exfoliating

  • Reducing Inflammation

  • Hydrating your skin

Who Thinks Of Creating A Product? 

I'm pretty sure you're expecting me to be a Super Hero Warrior Goddess that can solve all of life's problems and bring peace on earth.  The reality is some days I am a real Kick Booty Rockstar and other days you will find me running full speed in the opposite direction of my responsibilities.  (I hate folding laundry!) 

I said that to say I am good at things that I am good at and the rest of the stuff I hire experts to take care of for me.  Lucky for you All Things Skin happens to be my bailiwick.  

What's So Special About Bumpcology® Serum?

I am so glad you asked!  Bumpcology® Serum just so happens to be precisely what the market needed. Between you and I, we've tried everything out in these streets and we still had hair bumps until I created Bumpcology® Serum.  Well, at least I have a solution that works for my hair bumps, not sure what you've got going on at the moment.

This product is concentrated enough to break down lipid barriers and slough off dry skin.  With one of a kind formula that is abundant in the calming, soothing, hydrating ingredients that won't irritate.    

Creating a product for irritated skin and the product does not irritate the skin is unusual in this industry!!!  I kid you not, close to 70% of the hair bump products on the market cause the users irritation (I'm that person that reads the comment section and the reviews).

It worked to your advantage because not only did I read the reviews.  I took extensive notes and addressed the significant concerns everyone was having with those other hair bump solutions.  Yes,  I drank a hot cup of raspberry tea and poured over the comment section.  FYI: I don't drink wine when I am working, okay.   Here's what they had to say:

Smell, our sense of smell is a part of our chemosensory system.  This was the BIGGEST complaint I read.  They didn't like the way the those other products smelled.  Some aromas were identified as smelling like rubbing alcohol, urine (I hope they were wrong), gross, and over powering.  

With Bumpcology® Serum you may smell a hint of peppermint.  Once the serum is absorbed into your skin, the aroma disappears.  

The texture was another favorite complaint.  People were saying that some of the products felt slimy, tacky, left a residue, took forever to dry, were too heavy on their skin, etc. 

This was an easy one for me; I can relate to their complaints because I am a "texture person" or someone that has sensory sensitivities and I cannot do slimy, or sticky ( total skeeve fest).

I worked really hard on creating the perfect balance between efficacy and absorption.  Bumpcology® Serum absorbs quickly, is lightweight, isn't greasy, and doesn't leave a residue.  For my  don't touch my hair,  melanin popping, clapback queens this product won't leave you ashy.  For my pumpkin spice, bonfire loving, gluten free pretties Bumpcology® Serum won't leave you feeling greasy. 

Pain tolerance, people complained that the product caused additional pain by stinging, making the skin feel tight, or a burning sensation.

I didn't use any ingredients that dehydrate your skin when I created Bumpcology® Serum.  Using this serum will result in pain free results.

There were a few "This product costs too much money" reviews for those other hair bump products.

Here's the thing Bumpcology® Serum is a highly concentrated hair bump solution.  If you follow the recommended usage it lasts 6 weeks or longer.  It costs you less than 75¢ a day to not have to worry about hair bumps.  What the heck are you waiting for click the button below so I can ship your bottle immediately.