One of the things I hate about getting my hair cut is the resulting neck bumps…
A few days after getting a haircut, I get a bunch of bumps on the back of my neck. I believe the cause of these bumps is my curly hair getting ingrown on the portion of my neck that gets shaved.
For whatever reason, I become acutely aware of these bumps, and then commence to worrying them, which just makes them red and sore.
I know I should just leave them alone, but when one spends the majority of his days sitting at a keyboard enduring seemly endless teleconferences and seas of unread e-mail, the temptation to mess with them becomes just too great.
Oh well, after a few days, the bumps will go away, and then I’ll have another month or so before the cycle starts over.
UPDATE – October 25, 2007
I have received a couple of email comments. It turns out that it is much more difficult for me to enter the comments now that I have disabled the comment function than I had originally anticipated. It is fairly easy to edit the original entry, so I am just going to add the comments under the entry here:
On October 15, 2007, Tosin Adesanya wrote:
Can you please allow people to leave comments freely on the page again…..ever since you change the styple which requires people to email you first before their comment is posted, the comment has stopped completly.
to which I respond:
Unfortunately, when the comment feature was enabled, comments were rarely posted (less than one per month) yet comment spammers flooded the server with automated comment spam daily. This amounted to thousands of “attacks” each day that severely impacted the performance of the server. Even though I was running a special filter to attempt to prevent the spam from getting posted, each day, hundreds of spam comments made it through. This required that I spend an hour or more each day managing the server to remove the spam and to update the spam filters to prevent even more malicious messages from making it onto the blog. While there are newer versions of the software that is used to run the site, I just don’t have the time to basically rebuild the entire server to again enable the posting of comments by so few readers.
On October 16, 2007, Paulo wrote:
I was reading these postings and that showed me how hard it is to fight this stuff, I thought it was a lack of know-how in brazilian dermatology joint, but it seems to be something really lousy to defeat.
My dad worked for 3 years in the forest jungle and back them he got in touch with alot medicinal herb experient ppl, he decided to try a few things that might help me, and for over a 1 month I’ve been using this soap made of a herd called aroeira soap. It’s very common here in Brazil, it’s making the bump real smaller.
I have adopted a few other habits in order to improve that soap effectiveness, now I avoid to pick off the scabs, I don’t rub my hands over the bumps, I try to wash the back of my head (I am pretty much spreading it all over my head, but I give a special attention to the back of the head, rubbing the foam for as long as I feel it is enough) even when I don’t take a shower, when I go out, I feel sweaty or even when I am at home and I feel my skin greasy (in brazil it’s quite hot throught the whole year and where I am it’s very humild), after washing my head I wipe it dry, I’ve noticed that just like my back, if I leave it wet the grease it reabsorbed, and this causes acnes and flares the bumps up.
I am still experimenting what makes it settle and shrink, I won’t rest until I get sorted out.