Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB) is the “acne-like” breakout commonly referred to as “razor bumps” or “shaving bumps”. As naturally curly hairs begin to grow back after shaving, waxing or plucking, they get trapped inside the follicle, resulting in irritation and swelling. The results are inflammation in the hair follicle. Anyone can get shaving bumps, but they’re more common in pigmented skin.
This condition is mainly found in dark skinned men but women who shave can also be affected.