Put your shaving religiously worries behind you, I have the cure. I myself have been suffering with it for 5 years, shaving and every other treatment all had the same effect, it would the suppress the infection temporarily. Eventually I came across a different thread suggesting cupping, so me being me I was open to anything after already spending a fortune on other solutions. So I had it performed on me. Cupping is an ancient procedure which essentially removes blood clots. In my case I had huge blood clots in my scalp. Naturally impatience played a huge part in disappointment in the first week but now it has been 2 weeks and I have noticed a great deal of improvement with my scalp only getting better. I will have another couple of sessions performed but yes this is the cure, I am a devout Muslim so I had mine performed by a fellow brother who done following the guidelines of the prophet, however Chinese herbalists can also perform these procedures, the Arabic translation. Is hijama. It's very simple, cost effective and the satisfaction you get of never having to bother about shaving or having fresh heads popping out is unreal. I wish you all the best. Peace be with you all. I am now going to enjoy my summer without a hat on !!!!!