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

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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