How to Mix Magic Shaving Powder

by Katina Coleman

Magic Shaving Powder is a depilatory designed to help African American men cope with the problem of pseudfolliculitis barbae or razor bumps originating from ingrown curly hair. The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology states that this condition affects nearly 60 percent of African American men. Since it stems from curly hair growth and not an infection, treatments entail not shaving or modifying your shaving techniques, according to San Francisco State University. Magic Shave Shaving Powder works for some men to remove facial hair and minimize the occurrence of razor bumps. Proper mixing of the product leads to more effective hair removal.

Items you will need

  • Measuring spoon
  • Small nonmetal bowl
  • Plastic spoon or nonmetal utensil
  • Shaving brush
  • Small brush
  • Nonmetal spatula
Step 1

Place 2 overflowing teaspoons of Magic Shave Shaving Powder into a small nonmetal bowl.

Step 2

Add 2 teaspoons of cool water.

Step 3

Mix with a plastic spoon or other nonmetal utensil until a creamy paste forms.

Step 4

Apply the mixture to your beard with a shaving brush. Use a smaller brush to reach hard-to-reach areas. Dab with water to keep the paste moistened if it dries.

Step 5

Remove the paste with a nonmetal spatula or other item with a flat, dull edge after five to seven minutes. Rinse your face thoroughly.

Step 6

Wait at least 36 hours before using the mixture again.

Tips

  • Use the product to remove your facial hair only. Do not mix Magic Shave Shaving Powder in your hands. If the mixture gets in your eyes, rinse immediately with water. Speak with a dermatologist before using this product.

Warnings

  • Product may cause skin irritation. Conduct a skin test 36 hours before using. Magic Shave Shaving Powder has a strong pungent odor.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Katina Coleman is a research psychologist who has been writing since 2004. She has published and reviewed articles in various academic journals and consults on research projects related to health and education. Her research interests center on patient-doctor communication and cancer health disparities. Coleman holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Wayne State University.