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.
Place 2 overflowing teaspoons of Magic Shave Shaving Powder into a small nonmetal bowl.
Add 2 teaspoons of cool water.
Mix with a plastic spoon or other nonmetal utensil until a creamy paste forms.
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.
Remove the paste with a nonmetal spatula or other item with a flat, dull edge after five to seven minutes. Rinse your face thoroughly.
Wait at least 36 hours before using the mixture again.
- American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
- San Francisco State University; Folliculitis; R. Molino; January 2011
- EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database; Magic Extra Strength Shaving Powder Red; October 2009
- EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database; Magic Shave Shaving Powder Gold; August 2007
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