Do you know that great feeling you get when your barber or hairstylist finishes with the final touches of your freshly cut hair? Everything feels perfect and you can’t stop admiring yourself in the mirror. Then, just as you’re about to leave the salon, you catch a glimpse of yourself from an unexpected angle – and discover those annoying bumps on the back of your neck! These are also known as ‘hair follicle bumps’ or ‘papillomas’. They are small, fleshy lumps caused by friction and stress on the scalp. This is usually because your hair has been cut too short. It might sound silly, but it happens to everyone sooner or later! Luckily there are a few things you can do to reduce their appearance after a haircut.
How To Get Rid Of Bumps On The Neck After A Haircut
- Apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair about 30 minutes before you wash it. This will help soften the cut ends and prevent them from becoming dry and brittle.
- The next time you get your hair cut, ask your barber to cut it a little longer. This will prevent the same thing from happening again!
- When you shampoo your hair, gently massage the scalp to stimulate circulation and unclog any pores that are blocked by dead skin cells or dandruff flakes that have collected underneath the skin. The scalp is supposed to be clean of these soaps, shampoos, and other chemicals after a haircut – so if they still appear on your neck, chances are that they are still clogging up your pores or coming out in different forms through your skin!
- For extra protection, use special shampoo for sensitive scalps after haircuts: it won’t strip away all the natural oils from your hair but it will help with keeping all those dead cells at bay. You can also apply a leave-in conditioner before washing this shampoo out of your hair afterward – just like in step 1!
- Remember that these bumps might not disappear immediately after getting a haircut – but they should diminish with time! To speed up things up, try applying some cold cream (with an SPF 15 or higher) on top of the bumps once every day or two until they go away. This will help protect your skin from sunburn, too!
Why Do Bumps Appear After A Haircut?
Your hair has been cut too short, which can cause friction and make your scalp itchy. The bumps are caused by the dead skin cells that have collected underneath your scalp.
Dead skin cells can collect underneath the skin in all kinds of places – not just on the neck! For example, if you shave your legs, you’ll probably notice some bumps on your legs after a few days or weeks (depending on how much hair you have).
Sometimes dead skin cells and dandruff flakes accumulate under the skin’s surface and clog up your pores. This is usually because you haven’t washed out all those chemicals from your hair properly after a haircut – so they’re still being absorbed through your pores!
If you go out in the sun without applying sunscreen or wearing a hat, or if you get a sunburn while at home, dead skin cells can collect under the surface of your skin and cause some bumps to appear on your neck!
Bump Care Tips
Apply cold cream:
For immediate relief, apply some soothing and cooling cold cream on top of the bumps. This will help protect your skin from sunburn, too!
If you scratch the bumps, you’ll just make them worse!
If possible, try to keep your neck covered with a scarf or a bandanna while outside in the sun – this will help prevent the bumps from forming in the first place!
Try to get rid of dead skin cells:
If you catch these dead skin cells before they have a chance to clog up your pores and cause any more problems, then you can treat them like any other hairs and just pluck them out! Wash your hands thoroughly afterwards so that you won’t spread any of these dead cells around (and end up spreading them to other parts of your body).
Treat any new bump as soon as it appears:
It’s best to take care of all new bumps right away so that they don’t become bigger and more painful than they already are (especially if they turn into an infection!). Start by applying some soothing cold cream on top of the bump (or even better yet, if you have one at home, use that instead) – but don’t itch it or get it wet because this will only make things worse! Then wash your hands thoroughly after treating the bump so that you won’t spread the dead skin cells around.
Don’t use any other creams (unless it’s prescribed):
When treating the bumps, don’t use any other creams or lotions unless they’re prescribed by your doctor or a skin specialist! If you do decide to use any other creams, try to avoid using them on areas that are likely to get sunburned – like your face, neck, and chest!
Wait until they heal:
Try not to pick at the bumps because this will just make them worse and cause more damage! Instead, wait until the bump has healed before you start worrying about it anymore – that way, you can take things slowly and ensure that the pump doesn’t develop into an infection!
- Don’t shave: If you feel like shaving your neck but don’t want some of those bumps to return after shaving off all the hair, then there are some ways of preventing the bumps from returning (like using cold cream)! But if you really want to shave down all those bumps and keep them away for good (and if you have a razor), then it’s best not to shave right away, but instead wait at least two days after getting a new bump before shaving off all those hairs.
- Use moisturizer: After washing your hands thoroughly as per step 4 above, apply some moisturizer on top of the bump so that it heals faster!
Treat with acupressure:
There are quite a few acupressure points to treat the bumps. For example, if you decide to treat your neck with acupressure, then you can use this method: “When treating the neck with acupressure, it’s best to place the hands on either side of the neck at the base of the skull. Then press down firmly and imagine that your fingers are pressing into a large hollow underneath your skin where you have a lump. This is where all these bumps are coming from!”
How can I prevent getting these bumps on my neck in the first place?
The best way of preventing these bumps is to avoid getting burnt by the sun! When you’re out in the sun, make sure that you wear a hat and sunglasses (with UV-filtering lenses) to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun! Also, if you go outside on a cloudy day, then make sure that you wear long sleeves and a long-sleeved shirt because it’s still cold (and this will help stop you from getting burned by the cold wind).
How can I treat the bumps on my neck if I already have them?
The best way of treating the bumps is to use a moisturizer and wait for the bump to heal. Also, if you’re using acupressure points, then make sure that you press down on these points as hard as possible!
How can I prevent getting sunburned in the first place?
To prevent getting sunburned, it’s best to wear sunscreen while going out in the sun! If you do get burnt by the sun, then make sure that you apply an aloe vera lotion right away so that it can help heal your skin!
Is it okay not to shave down all those bumps right away?
It’s fine if you don’t shave down all those bumps right away, but it’s best not to shave down all those bumps because this will just make them return in 2-3 days after shaving off your hair! It’s better for your skin if you don’t shave down all those bumps right away because this will allow it to heal faster and keep any infection at bay!