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I was steadfast in my decision and scoured the net for inspiration for my cut. I was a bit unsure about what the repercussions would be at the office (or if I decided to change jobs), but I reasoned that I would still have enough hair to cover the shaved parts. I would unveil the full extent of the cut gradually. Only three people in the office noticed; my boss noticed about two months after I’d been wearing the cut and two other ladies noticed six months later.
So I’ve been sporting (and loving) faded sides since April and I thought it was appropriate to discuss razor burn, cuts, and bumps; something anyone who shaves anything may have to deal with. I’ve had to deal with razor burn or bumps while shaving but it never occurred to me that I could experience this around my hairline after a shape up.
Razor burn is “technically known as Folliculitis, which describes when the hair follicles become infected by a bacteria or fungus. This results in the irritated bumps and pimples that appear around the shaving area” – More at Ask Game Day.
Combs and brushes are really useful tools in removing not only shed hairs, but also dust, dirt, oils, old product and even dust mites; therefore, cleaning your tools is critical to having a healthy hair regimen.
Each time you use an unclean hairbrush or comb, you redeposit grease, product, dust and dead skin cells back into your hair. If your hair is cut short or faded in certain areas, the dirt is more apparent as you can plainly see it sitting on top of your strands. Disgusting, right?
Have you heard about the Denman Brush? The denman dates back to 1938 and was created by John Denman Dean (Jack Dean). It was not until the 60s when hairdressing legend Vidal Sassoon popularized the brushes using his revolutionary new blow-styling techniques.
The 76 year old styling brush is equipped with 5 – 9 rows of nylon pins. The famous Denman anti-static rubber pad provides maximum grip and control during blow-drying for shaping hair.
I’ve worn tons of styles since I’ve stopped relaxing my hair and allowed it to return to it’s natural state. Elastic bands take center stage as the go to tool for many styles I’ve worn.
Who doesn’t love a big, bodacious, blinding puff? I know I do; the bigger the better! The style is convenient, simple, easy to achieve and can be worn without having to restyle on a daily basis.
Buns anyone? While transitioning, my bun was always singled out by the TSA to be checked for weapons of mass destruction.