Presentation On Shaving Bumps at International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Presentation On Shaving Bumps at International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists 2016 Congress Orlando, Florida

I will be Making a Presentation at the IFSCC 2016 Congress Orlando, Florida Titled:

Higher Melanocytes Activity, Greater Number Of Melanosomes And Higher Melanin Content [Not Coarse, Curly Hair] Postulated As The Main Factors For Higher Incidence Of Shaving Bumps Experienced By Black Men After Shaving

IFSCC 2016 CONGRESS, ORLANDO, FL

IFSCC Scientific Sessions

Advancing the Science of Shaving

About BREEJ Technologies: Founded in 1999, BREEJ Technologies, Inc. a privately held, majority black owned company redefined the cause of shaving bumps and launched in 2000 the World’s Most Advanced & Comprehensive 10-product Bump Treatment and Shaving System for facial bumps; ingrown hairs; back of head bumps and damaged/darkened skin line. BREEJ Technologies develops and markets advanced personal care products for people of color worldwide.

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SHAVING BUMP FORMATION BIOCHEMISTRY

Biochemistry of Shaving Bumps Formation

I have summarized below [in the attached schematic] the biochemical processes involved in Shaving Bumps formation as per the BREEJ New Hypothesis that Shaving Bumps are Primarily Caused by the Trauma from Shaving

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SHAVING BUMP FORMATION BIOCHEMISTRY
SHAVING BUMP FORMATION BIOCHEMISTRY

SUMMARY

Shaving Bumps are Primarily Caused by the Trauma from Shaving

Ingrown hairs are Caused by Shaving Bumps

Ingrown hairs [more appropriately referred to as entrapped hairs] result when existing shaving bumps block the opening of the hair follicles on the skin forcing the normally growing hairs to grow into the existing bumps [hence the name ‘ingrown hairs’].

It is practically impossible [based on the structure of the Stratum Corneum] for the hair outside the skin [or hair cut at an angle] to curl and grow back into the skin contrary to what is claimed and published by many!

Blacks get more severe bumps due to higher content of MELANIN [the skin pigment]

Melanogenesis induced by irritated Keratinocytes produce additional inflammatory mediators – Cytokines and Reactive Oxygen Species [ROS]

Melanocytes also produce additional inflammatory Cytokines

It is best to shave with a multi-blade razor [causes minimal irritation] and coarse, curly hairs [manifested in all ethnic/racial groups] play no role in shaving bumps formation

Ingrown Hairs - Old Hypothesis and new BREEJ Hypothesis

Ingrown Hairs: Real Cause, Removal and Treatment

In this write up, I want to bring everyone up to date on the real cause of Ingrown hairs and how to quickly Resolve Ingrown Hairs

http://ScienceofShaving.com/

What Are Ingrown Hairs/Entrapped Hairs and How are they Caused?

Ingrown hairs [more appropriately referred to as entrapped hairs] result when existing shaving bumps [caused by shaving] block the opening of the hair follicles on the skin forcing the normally growing hairs to grow into the existing bumps [blocking the hair follicles] as they try to find a way to exit [hence the name ‘ingrown hairs’].

Shaving Bumps precede ingrown hairs and as such ingrown hairs are Not the cause of shaving bumps.

BREEJ Technologies disagrees with the widely held view that Shaving Bumps are caused by “ingrown” hairs – wiry, curly hairs that curl and grow back into the skin.” This concept of “ingrown” hairs has led to a lot of poking & probing of the shaved area with tweezers often further aggravating the problem. BREEJ discourages this practice as the additional trauma can lead to infection, hyper pigmentation and significant skin damage.

BREEJ postulates that “Shaving Bumps are Primarily caused by Trauma from Shaving, resulting in inflammation of the shaved area manifested as “bumps” as the body reacts to the trauma, compounded at times by Bacterial/Fungal Infections. Induction of Melanogenesis [production of the skin the pigment melanin in melanosomes by melanocytes] ] by Irritated keratinocytes in response to the trauma from shaving produces additional inflammatory mediators exacerbating the condition [this is the main reason why men of color with higher levels of melanin have a higher incidence of shaving bumps]”

Ingrown Hairs - Old Hypothesis and new BREEJ Hypothesis
Ingrown Hairs – Old Hypothesis and new BREEJ Hypothesis

Ingrown hairs [more appropriately referred to as entrapped hairs] can result when existing shaving bumps [caused by shaving] block the opening of the hair follicles on the skin forcing the normally growing hairs to grow into the existing bumps as they try to find a way to exit

It is practically impossible [based on the structure of the Stratum Corneum] for the hair outside the skin [or hair cut at an angle] to curl and grow back into the skin contrary to what is claimed and published by many!

INGROWN HAIR FORMATION. SKIN MODEL SHOWING HAIR FOLLICLE
SKIN MODEL SHOWING HAIR FOLLICLE

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF INGROWN HAIRS/ENTRAPPED HAIRS?

Since Shaving Bumps [caused by shaving] block the opening of the hair follicles on the skin forcing the normally growing hairs to grow into the existing bumps [hence Ingrown hairs], the best way to get rid of ingrown hairs is to resolve the Existing Shaving Bumps. Once the Shaving Bumps are resolved, the Ingrown Hairs/Entrapped Hairs are freed and can easily be shaved off.

The Existing Shaving Bumps are best resolved using an Effective Anti-Bump Product [formulated with powerful anti inflammatories, anti bacterials, anti fungals and skin conditioners] such as:

BUMP TERMINATOR Severe Bump Lotion

BUMP TERMINATOR Extra Strength Severe Bump Lotion

Bump Terminator Anti-Razor Bump Serum For Women

Bump Terminator Alcohol Free Anti-Razor Bump Serum For Women

It is very important to quickly resolve the Shaving Bumps as the condition will get worse if untreated and could lead to formation of Keloids in Keloid-prone individuals

HOW SHOULD I GET RID OF DAMAGED/DARKENED SKIN CAUSED BY BACK OF HEAD BUMPS?

Use a good Skin Repair And Brightening Cream Product [formulated with powerful skin repair agents, skin brighteners and skin conditioners] to resolve damaged/darkened skin such as the Bump Zapper Skin Repair And Brightening Cream

HOW SHOULD I ENSURE THAT SHAVING BUMPS [INGROWN HAIRS] DO NOT COME BACK?

Use a good Post Shave Lotion [formulated with powerful anti inflammatories, anti bacterials, anti fungals and skin conditioners] such as:

Bump Zapper Anti Bump Soothing Aftershave Lotion to soothe and condition the shaved skin.

About BREEJ Technologies

BREEJ Technologies, Inc., a majority black owned company, develops and markets advanced personal care products for problem skin and collaborates with world-class international partners in product development

Back of Head Bumps Treatment Set

BACK OF HEAD BUMPS – HOW TO GET RID OF BACK OF HEAD BUMPS FAST

Back of Head Bumps are Notoriously difficult to resolve and in this write up, I want to bring everyone up to date on the real cause of the difficult to resolve Back of Head Bumps and how to get rid of Back of Head Bumps quickly

DEFINITIONS/EXPLANATIONS

What Are Back of Head Bumps And How Are They Caused?

Back of Head Bumps are Primarily caused by the Trauma from Shaving [or hair removal from the back of the neck], resulting in inflammation of the shaved area manifested as “bumps” as the body reacts to the trauma, compounded at times by Bacterial/Fungal Infections. Induction of Melanogenesis by Irritated keratinocytes during shaving [hair removal] produces additional inflammatory mediators exacerbating the condition [this is the main reason why men of color with higher levels of melanin have a higher incidence of shaving bumps]”

The Back of the Head/Neck area is very sensitive to irritation and should never be shaved with razors. It is best to use clippers/trimmers to gently shave this area to minimize irritation.

What Are Ingrown Hairs/Entrapped Hairs and How are they Caused?

Ingrown hairs [more appropriately referred to as entrapped hairs] result when existing shaving bumps [caused by shaving] block the opening of the hair follicles on the skin forcing the normally growing hairs to grow into the existing bumps [blocking the hair follicles] as they try to find a way to exit [hence the name ‘ingrown hairs’].

Shaving Bumps precede ingrown hairs and as such ingrown hairs are Not the cause of shaving bumps.

BREEJ Technologies disagrees with the widely held [and incorrect] view that Shaving Bumps are caused by “ingrown” hairs – wiry, curly hairs that curl and grow back into the skin.” This concept of “in-grown” hairs has led to a lot of poking & probing of the shaved area with tweezers often further aggravating the problem. BREEJ discourages this practice as the additional trauma can lead to infection, hyper pigmentation and significant skin damage.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF BACK OF HEAD BUMPS?

As Back of Head Bumps are Notoriously difficult to resolve, use a Powerful Anti-Bump Product [formulated with powerful anti inflammatories, anti bacterials, anti fungals and skin conditioners] such as:

BUMP TERMINATOR Severe Bump Lotion

BUMP TERMINATOR Extra Strength Severe Bump Lotion

It is very important to quickly resolve Back of Bead Bumps as the condition will get worse if untreated and could lead to formation of Keloids in Keliod-prone individuals

SHOULD I GET A HAIRCUT IF I HAVE BACK OF HEAD BUMPS?

If there is a lot of hair around the area with the bumps, it is best to gently remove as much hair as possible from the area with the bumps [without irritating the bumps] before using the BUMP TERMINATOR Severe Bumps/Extra Strength Lotion to resolve the Back of Head Bumps.

SHOULD I USE A PRE SHAVE LOTION BEFORE SHAVING THE BACK OF HEAD/NECK AREA?

Yes, it is best to use a good anti bump pre-shave lotion such as the BREEJ Anti Bump Pre-Electric Shave Lotion to cleanse and lubricate the area to be shaved using a clipper/trimmer

HOW SHOULD I GET RID OF DAMAGED/DARKENED SKIN CAUSED BY BACK OF HEAD BUMPS?

Use a good Skin Repair And Brightening Cream Product [formulated with powerful skin repair agents, skin brighteners and skin conditioners to resolve damaged/darkened skin such as the Bump Zapper Skin Repair And Brightening Cream

HOW SHOULD I ENSURE THAT BACK OF HEAD BUMPS [INGROWN HAIRS DO NOT COME BACK]?

Use a good Post Shave Lotion [formulated with powerful anti inflammatories, anti bacterials, anti fungals and skin conditioners] such as:

Bump Zapper Anti Bump Soothing Aftershave Lotion to soothe and condition the shaved skin.

About BREEJ Technologies

BREEJ Technologies, Inc., a majority black owned company, develops and markets advanced personal care products for problem skin and collaborates with world-class international partners in product development

BUMP TERMINATOR EXTRA STRENGTH SEVERE BUMPS LOTION WITH MULTI-BLADE RAZORS

BREEJ Technologies Announces New Razor Shaving Guide for Black Men

About The FREE Razor Shaving Guide for Black Men
In issuing the Science of Shaving® Razor Shaving Guide for Black Men, BREEJ Technologies wants to demystify how shaving bumps and ingrown hairs are caused, how to quickly resolve existing shaving bumps and how Black men can shave the face, neck area and head with the proper razor – the multi-blade razor. BREEJ Technologies has elucidated the inflammatory pathways involved in shaving bumps formation and developed a comprehensive product line to quickly and effectively eliminate all kinds of shaving bumps and ingrown hairs making razor shaving possible for black men

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An estimated 70% of Black men [about 7 million] currently do not shave with razors mainly due to problems with shaving bumps. Most Black men erroneously believe that shaving with razors result in shaving bumps. BREEJ Technologies in issuing this guide wants to set the record straight that black men can shave with razors; however they must first resolve existing shaving bumps/ingrown hairs and shave with the right razor – a multi-blade razor. Multi-blade razors are best for black men as they cause minimal irritation compared to single blade razors. Black men are subjected to additional inflammatory mediators during shaving due to their higher levels of melanin [the skin pigment]

About Shaving Bumps
Shaving Bumps, also referred to as ingrown hairs, [more appropriately referred to as “entrapped hairs”] pseudofolliculitis barbae or pfb, plague over 10 million African American men in the USA and over 300 million men of color worldwide. Shaving bumps; including the very difficult to treat back-of-the-head/neck bumps, represent a very significant issue for Black men. Some have seen limitations in their careers as well as major social setbacks due to their inability to get smooth shaves. Many have reluctantly given up shaving altogether.
Shaving Bumps and ingrown hairs also plague over 100 million men and women from other ethnic groups worldwide. For men the face is red, irritated and covered with bumps. In women there are bumps and redness in the bikini line area, legs, underarms and face.

BREEJ Technologies disagrees with the widely held view that Shaving Bumps are caused by “in-grown” hairs – wiry, curly hairs that curl and grow back into the skin.” This concept of “in-grown” hairs has led to a lot of poking & probing of the shaved area with tweezers often further aggravating the problem. BREEJ discourages this practice as the additional trauma can lead to infection, hyper pigmentation and significant skin damage.

BREEJ postulates that “Shaving Bumps are Primarily caused by Trauma from Shaving, resulting in inflammation of the shaved area manifested as “bumps” as the body reacts to the trauma, compounded at times by Bacterial/Fungal Infections. Induction of Melanogenesis by Irritated keratinocytes during shaving produces additional inflammatory mediators exacerbating the condition[this is the main reason why men of color with higher levels of melanin have a higher incidence of shaving bumps]”

Ingrown Hairs - Old Hypothesis and new BREEJ Hypothesis
Ingrown Hairs – Old Hypothesis and new BREEJ Hypothesis

Ingrown Hairs/Entrapped Hairs
Ingrown hairs [more appropriately referred to as entrapped hairs] result when existing shaving bumps block the opening of the hair follicles on the skin forcing the normally growing hairs to grow into the existing bumps [hence the name ‘ingrown hairs’]. Shaving Bumps [caused by shaving] precede ingrown hairs and as such ingrown hairs are not the cause of shaving bumps

It is practically impossible [based on the structure of the Stratum Corneum] for the hair outside the skin [or hair cut at an angle] to curl and grow back into the skin contrary to what is claimed and published by many!

INGROWN HAIR FORMATION. SKIN MODEL SHOWING HAIR FOLLICLE
SKIN MODEL SHOWING HAIR FOLLICLE

The FREE Guide: Science of Shaving® Bump Treatment and Shaving Guide for Black men can be requested by visiting http://www.BumpTerminators.com

About BREEJ Technologies
BREEJ Technologies, Inc., a majority black owned company, develops and markets advanced personal care products for problem skin and collaborates with world-class international partners in product development

BUMP Terminator Products & Multi-Blade Razors

HOW TO GET RID OF RAZOR BUMPS FAST

In this write up, I want to bring everyone up to date on the real cause of razor bumps and how to get rid of razor bumps quickly

http://bumpterminators.com/

DEFINITIONS/EXPLANATIONS

What Are Razor Bumps [Shaving Bumps] And How Are They Caused?

Razor Bumps [Shaving Bumps], also referred to [incorrectly] as ingrown hairs are Primarily caused by the Trauma from Shaving, resulting in inflammation of the shaved area manifested as “bumps” as the body reacts to the trauma, compounded at times by Bacterial/Fungal Infections. Induction of Melanogenesis by Irritated keratinocytes during shaving produces additional inflammatory mediators exacerbating the condition [this is the main reason why men of color with higher levels of melanin have a higher incidence of shaving bumps]”

 What Are Ingrown Hairs/Entrapped Hairs and How are they Caused?

Ingrown hairs [more appropriately referred to as entrapped hairs] result when existing shaving bumps [caused by shaving] block the opening of the hair follicles on the skin forcing the normally growing hairs to grow into the existing bumps [blocking the hair follicles] as they try to find a way to exit [hence the name ‘ingrown hairs’].

Shaving Bumps precede ingrown hairs and as such ingrown hairs are Not the cause of shaving bumps.

BREEJ Technologies disagrees with the widely held [and incorrect] view that Shaving Bumps are caused by “ingrown” hairs – wiry, curly hairs that curl and grow back into the skin.” This concept of “in-grown” hairs has led to a lot of poking & probing of the shaved area with tweezers often further aggravating the problem. BREEJ discourages this practice as the additional trauma can lead to infection, hyper pigmentation and significant skin damage.

It is practically impossible [based on the structure of the Stratum Corneum] for the hair outside the skin [or hair cut at an angle] to curl and grow back into the skin contrary to what is claimed and published by many!” according to Dr Anaebonam, Chief Scientist of BREEJ Technologies

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF RAZOR BUMPS?

Use a good Anti-Bump Product or Kit [formulated with powerful anti inflammatories, anti bacterials, anti fungals and skin conditioners such as:

For Men

BUMP ZAPPER Severe Bumps Kit

BUMP TERMINATOR Severe Bump Lotion

BUMP TERMINATOR Extra Strength Severe Bump Lotion

For Women

BUMP TERMINATOR Alcohol Free Anti Bump Serum For Women

BUMP TERMINATOR Anti-Razor Bump Serum For Women

Once the razor bumps ore eliminated, the ingrown [entrapped] hairs are freed and can be shaved off easily

SHOULD I SHAVE IF I HAVE RAZOR BUMPS [SHAVING BUMPS; INGROWN HAIRS]?

No – You must first resolve existing Razor Bumps [Shaving Bumps; Ingrown hairs] prior to resumption of shaving

Shaving over existing bumps [especially with classic razors] will only worsen the condition

HOW SHOULD I GET RID OF DAMAGED/DARKENED SKIN CAUSED BY SHAVING BUMPS?

Use a good Skin Repair And Brightening Cream Product [formulated with powerful skin repair agents, skin brighteners and skin conditioners to resolve damaged/darkened skin such as the Bump Zapper Skin Repair And Brightening Cream

HOW SHOULD I ENSURE THAT RAZOR BUMPS [INGROWN HAIRS DO NOT COME BACK]?

Use a good Post Shave Lotion or Serum [formulated with powerful anti inflammatories, anti bacterials, anti fungals and skin conditioners such as the Bump Zapper Anti Bump Soothing Aftershave Lotion to soothe and condition shaved skin

 About BREEJ Technologies

BREEJ Technologies, Inc., a majority black owned company, develops and markets advanced personal care products for problem skin and collaborates with world-class international partners in product development