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A-H MEN: The Importance of a Natural Shave

We are in the research and development stages of a new line of products formulated specifically for men. My husband had been asking me about a treatment for shaving bumps and had mentioned that it was also an issue for the men in our family, as well as some friends.

Our new line will be called A(romatic)-H(ealth) MEN. Amongst the new products, we will begin with the launch of our A-H MEN pre shave treatment, shaving lotion and aftershave spray. These products are geared to aid with the prevention and treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae (shaving bumps). These products will be available individually or as a set.

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Men are increasingly becoming aware of the benefits of using natural treatments and products for common conditions and to take care of their skin. Products in the A-H MEN line are being formulated for conditions such as hair loss, infection of the hair follicle, shaving bumps, athlete’s foot and custom formulations.

Men are realizing that a bar of soap, which dries their skin, and drugstore brand gels and lotions are not ideal for their daily skincare routine. Many others are reacting to the numerous chemicals found in most skin care products, or just want to stop stealing products from the women in their life. Our pre shave treatment has a number of benefits, such as softening the hair follicles and reducing the number of nicks and cuts. Our shaving oil lubricates the skin and protects it from the abrasive scraping of the razor blades as they pass over the skin. Shaving oil will provide a closer shave, with less irritation, not clog pores and contain only natural ingredients and no toxic chemicals.

In many cases of folliculitis, the follicles are infected with bacteria or fungus. Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is most common on the face, but can also affect other parts of the body, which are shaved or plucked. As hair begins to grow back after shaving, curly hair grows into the skin, instead of straight out. It affects men with coarse or tight curling thick hair.

There are a number of essential oils, which help with alopecia (hair loss) by stimulating the hair follicles. Folliculitis (infection of the hair follicle) and pseudofolliculitis (shaving bumps) are helped by antibacterial essential oils and vegetable based carrier oils, which are moisturizing and non-irritating. Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot) is a fungal infection and is helped by the antifungal properties in a number of essential oils. Studies have shown essential oils to have antimicrobial and cytotoxic properties for other ailments. For these types of treatment, a personal consultation is required.

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