Razor Bumps (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae)

Razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae), also known as shaving bumps, affects men with tightly curved (or curly) hairs; the problem is a reaction to the tip of the hair growing back under the skin or into the hair follicle after a close shave. Razor bumps is not an infection but rather a “foreign body” reaction, much like the body would react to a splinter of wood in the skin.