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NO SHOW I’m a guy and I have ears that stick out. My hair is curly and I need a hairstyle to cover or at least take the attention away from them. What do you suggest?
It’s typical that people want to hide facial features that they don’t like. This can be anything from a big forehead to a scar in a specific place. In your case, the ears are an easy part to disguise. I would suggest straightening your hair; this can either be chemically or with the use of heat appliances i.e. ceramics. Straight hair accompanied with the right cut will give the illusion of smaller ears. An asymmetrical crop, tapered at the ears would work well. Add some choppy layers for movement or work in a light gel for hold.
BUMPY START My husband has got razor bumps at the back his head. It started with about two bumps a few months ago but has now progressed to 10 bumps. His regular barber said it could be due to the fact that he went somewhere else for a haircut where the hygiene was poor. I don’t know whether I believe him as it is an ongoing condition.
Razor bumps are common with black skin as the hair is curly and tends to grow back on itself which is known as ingrowing hair. Problematic areas are around the chin and cheeks. A similar problem can be caused by the use of unhygienic cutting tools, ie shavers, razors and combs that are used on other clients who may have a slight infection. You should always make sure your barber sprays his clippers before and after to prevent this. There are numerous bump control products available that are effective when used regularly for seven to 10 days (they must be applied to the specific area of concern). Avoid applying perfume-based products until an improvement can be seen. However, if the condition worsens or remains the same, he may have a slight infection where he may need some prescribed antibiotics.