Ok this is the deal. I’m a black and I have dark coarse curly hair. I, like many other have tried every product under the sun including electrolysis. After years of experimenting and disappointments this is my system:
Andis Outline II electric clippers. Note: with simple tools you can adjust the blade tolerance to whatever lenght you want. Many people dont know this. Second, I use a light brush against my face to exfolitate. The key is to exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. I also use a mixture of baking soda and cetaphil 3 times a week. The key is to keep the dead layer of skin (that the hair gets trapped in off your face and neck). This continuously removes the top layer of skin which the hair starts to curve into. Essentially, the hair will stay on the top of the skin. I shave every other day. This combined with shaving with an electric razor does leave a little hair on my face. Whatever. I have become resigned to this fact and have learned to live with it. I have also found a wonderful product that has changed my whole shaving routine and caused me to throw away many of my useless products. It’s shave oil by the Art of Shaving. I put some on after I was my face (with a buff puff- again I’m exfoliating). Wait a few minutes and then I shave. The oil reduces the friction and allows the clippers to gluide easier over my skin. It also softens my hairs. This shaving oil has become my shaving cream and it works great. Now I’m thinking about finalizing my routine with Tend Skin, however, I don’t want to walk around smelling like vinger all day. I’m very smell sensitive and most of the products that I have brought have been fragrance free. Alas I have ingrown hairs AND sensitive skin. So, what about this vinger smell? Does it go away after application?