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Men might not be convinced to ask for driving direction, says Will Williams, Director of Education at M&M Products Company, maker of Bump Patrol. But if they came to us for shaving directions, we can definitely help them to navigate a close shave. No ifs, ands, or bumps. Bump Patrol offers video demonstrations and tips at in a series called 'Smooth Moves' on how to correctly shave a man's face, neck and head. Among the expert recommendations:

Step 1 – Choosing the Right Razor

There are just so many options for razors these days, making it difficult for the consumer to know what razor to choose. There are razors for women, and razors for men. There are safety razors, cartridge razors, straight razors, electric razors and even razors that meet specific needs such as manscaping, or facial grooming! How in the world can the layman choose? Luckily, we’ve already covered this topic at length in our two part blog series Choosing The Right Razor For Your Shaving Needs and Razor Types Deconstructed. Please check them out if you are searching for the proper razor to prevent razor bumps.

Step 2 – Prepping the Skin

When preparing skin for shaving, a warm towel can help and use a shave gel to soften the hair, and help them stand on end so they are better positioned for shaving. Bump Patrol Cool Shave Gel is a great product that can provide a nice smooth shave by promoting razor glide and it is specially formulated to soothe skin and help prevent irritation and razor bumps.

Step 3 – Directional Shaving Method™

Both men and women should always shave with the grain, not against it. For women, the old adage “Do what your Momma told you” isn’t necessarily true. Most women were taught to shave from the ankle up, but this method can cause bumps and irritation as it is shaving against the grain of the hair growth. For best results, women should shave down the leg, from the knee to the ankle.

For men, using the Directional Shaving Method™ provides the best results while minimizing razor bumps and irritation. Basically, men should shave with the direction of the growth, shaving down the face until the Adams apple. Below the Adams apple, you shave upwards until you meet the line that separates the direction of hair growth. Finish with a side shave from the ear to the mouth, or the mouth to the ear.

After you have finished shaving, use Bump Patrol Aftershave to soothe skin and get rid of razor bumps in as little as 48 hours. This product can be applied to any place you shave and is safe for men and women.

Hopefully these 3 simple steps help you eliminate razor bumps and achieve the smooth, soft skin you’ve always wanted. Check back with us for more skin care tips and expert advice from Master Barber Will Williams!

About The M&M Products

M&M Products Company was established in 1973 by two young African-American pharmacists, who introduced a groundbreaking hair-care solution specifically for people of color. By the early 1980s, they cultivated the Atlanta-based company into one of the top ethnic hair-care companies in the world and one of the fastest growing companies on the Black Enterprise list. After twice changing ownership, M&M Products Company is today privately owned by Iqbal and Yunus Kalla. The company continues to market therapeutic hair-care and grooming products for people of color under the brand names Sofn'free®, Bump Patrol®, Curly PermT, Easy WaveT and Salon Quality. M&M Products Company sells its products in Wal-Mart stores, drug stores, grocery stores, beauty supply stores and barber shops in every major African-American market in the United States and throughout Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. More about the company and its products can be found online at and

How To Shave

Master Barber Will Williams shows us how to achieve the smoothest and closest shave ever using Bump Patrol's directional shave method.

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