Latest "Pseudofolliculitis Barbae" stories
It’s time for the Navy to allow sailors on shore duty to have short, trimmed beards
In this commentary, the author writes that the Navy's recent change to grooming standards for those who suffer from pseudofolliculitis barbae, or PFB, is a positive step, but it does not go far enough.
By John Cordle
How the Navy’s beard policy discriminates against Black sailors
Some Black sailors say the Navy's shaving policies discriminate against them due to a skin condition over which which they have no control.
Are you a Black sailor afflicted with razor bumps? We’d like to hear from you
Pseudofolliculitis barbae, or PFB, afflicts roughly 60 percent of Black men.
Navy’s top personnel officer: Beards? Maybe!!!!!
The 59th Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John B. Nowell Jr. said he gets an earful about facial hair from members of his own family, too.
By Navy Times staff
Inside Big Navy’s war on beards
Personnel with the permanent no-shave chits have six months to receive a medical reevaluation, which likely will trigger a new treatment regimen, according to the updated Bureau of Naval Personnel instruction.
By Courtney Mabeus