Our barbers' guide to avoiding the common issue that comes as a result of incorrect shaving technique
Our talented barbers have a combined wealth of grooming experience that allows us to welcome any questions that you dapper lot may have regarding personal upkeep and maintenance.
We have recently been contacted regarding an ingrown neck hair issue - certainly not a rare occurrence for men, that comes as a result of incorrect shaving technique.
The concern in this instance is as follows: "I've got tough, wavy facial hair and no matter what I try when shaving I get lots of ingrown hairs on my neck. The hair grows sideways and I've tried everything, any tips?"
Our barbers have just the advice to avoid ingrown hairs:
With your razor, you need to be shaving with or across the grain. If the hair grows sideways in places, you still shave 'with' it by gliding the blade parallel. Never go against the grain with a razor, as you will bleed in the short-term and risk causing long-term follicle damage.
If irritation after shaving persists even after taking this advice on board, we advise people to come in and see our barbers for a personal consultation.