Ingrown hairs can happen to anyone. Although individuals with thick curly hair may be more prone to getting an ingrown hair, all hair types can suffer from it. Neither does it matter if you are not the type to exfoliate daily or have a much less rigorous hygiene routine than the model on the billboard. Everyone is prone to getting that small red bump that could turn into a puss-filled lump of pain. Once you realize you have an ingrown hair, how do you successfully remove and treat it? It's time to review the best ways to remove and then treat ingrown hairs as effectively as possible.
Stop Removing Hair In The Area
As stated, your hair type can make you more prone to getting ingrown hairs. If you have thick, course or even curly hair, odds are you will deal with ingrown hairs at some point, and perhaps multiple times. The most common areas for ingrown hairs are the face, underarms, chin, legs, and bikini area. They are caused by hairs that do not grow upward or outward in the direction they naturally grow in. Instead, ingrown hairs grow sideways, and at some point, they grow above the skin and then curl back under the skin. You want to stop removing hair in the area affected until you can remove the ingrown hair. If you shave, you cause the hairs to be sharp, possibly resulting in another ingrown hair.
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