Like most men, I hate shaving. My skin is still recovering from its oil-drenched adolescence; therefore, it absolutely recoils at the tough love a razor can provide. Whenever I’m in the toiletries department at any grocery store, I always peruse all the other kinds of health and beauty products in anticipation of finding something I might be able to use. I then am drawn to the shaving accessories, looking for anything new that might bring any comfort to my never-ending chore. I noticed (on one of these trips) something interesting called “Shaving Powder”. It says on the can that it is actually a depilatory powder that is applied to the face in lieu of shaving. What a good idea, I think.
Then the kicker: It seems to be designed for black men to relieve the trouble of hair bumps resulting from shaving.
Well, I’m white, but these “hair bumps” sure sound similar to the problem I face whenever I shave. I also notice other products designed with avoiding hair bumps in mind. They look like something to try, in my opinion.
I suppose my question is something like this: Are shaving powder, depilatory cream, or razors with serrated blades as well as other “anti-shaving” preparations okay for someone who has Caucasian skin to use? Is mankind that different in that certain H&B products are to be avoided by those with fairer skin? Also, what exactly is this problem called “hair bumps”?