Many of us have to deal with them - HOW ANNOYING IS THAT😩 It’s honestly not fair that right after shaving or waxing, it all looks nice and smooth, but one day you wake up and you see those ingrown hair. But let’s start at the very beginning…
What is ingrown hair?
Ingrown hair grows back into the skin instead of up to the surface🤯 They can look like raised, red, itchy spots on the skin. Sometimes you can also see a strand of hair under the surface. Do you have coarse or curly hair? Then unfortunately you’re more likely to get those ingrown hair.
Is ingrown hair painful?
When hair grows back into the skin, the body responds to the hair as if it were a foreign object👽 Then all the symptoms begin, including pain, itching, redness, or swelling. So the answer is yes, ingrown hair can be painful and itchy. You can also see pus in the spots.
Where do I get ingrown hair?
It’s not a surprise that you are more likely to get those useless ingrown hairs in areas you shave or wax the most often, so:
face and neck
What should I avoid after waxing?
Avoid these things for 24-48 hours after waxing:
wearing tight cloths (your skin needs to breath)
perfumed products, lotions, and creams, which can irritate sensitized skin
What should I avoid doing if I have ingrown hair?
Don’t pull or pick the ingrown hair - infection is not something you want to deal with…
Don’t squeeze any bumps - you don’t want to have an infection or a scar, right?
Don’t dig under the skin - if you actually want to remove the hair, please do it gently
How can I stop ingrown hair?
Here are some things you should do to minimize the risk of having ingrown hair.
wet your skin with water and use shaving gel if you shave
shave in the direction the hairs are growing
use an exfoliating scrub to help release any trapped hairs
use these products below, must is the post-wax and shaving serum, the oil and sudo crem are very helpful and good compliments
What products can I use?
Disclaimer: we are not sponsored by any of these brands or shops (we wish haha). We genuinely want to help you by recommending you the high-quality and dermatologically tested products that we believe are worth your time and money. Do not feel obliged to buy them from the specific websites we tagged, these are just examples of places in the Netherlands where you can buy those products. But feel free to buy them on Amazon or any other platform available in your country😊
Avoyd Original Post Shaving & Waxing Serum
can be used for shaving irritation, ingrown hair, burning skin, itching and red razor bumps
suitable for men and women
can be used for the entire body
first result is noticeable within 24 to 28 hours!
it works wonders for waxing bumps and drying out any abrasions
it can be used for skin conditions that require a soothing, protective antiseptic cream with additional healing, antibacterial and antifungal properties
it can help to soothe sore inflamed skin whilst leaving the skin feeling soft
heal cuts and burns
Kneipp Beauty Geheim Huidolie (Skin Oil)
the combination of argan oil, marula oil, castor oil and olive oil make the skin supple and soft and relieves the feeling of tension in the skin
velvety soft skin feel
restores the skin balance
strengthens the skin barrier
helps penetrates the skin to prevent the formation of ingrown hairs
hydrates the skin and gives it elasticity
Australian Bodycare Intim Balm
dermatologically tested and 100% vegan nourishing creme with tea tree oil that cleans your skin and is effective against:
and MOST IMPORTANTLY, ingrown hair
with this glove you can exfoliate your skin
all you need to do is rub your skin to remove dead skin cells, and then enjoy smoother and softer skin
PS. The most important product is the post waxing serum, which you need to apply first. But, you can combine it with the oil or Sudocrem by putting a layer on top of the serum🤩
Is there any long-term solution to ingrown hair?
YES! Finally some good news. There is a way to both, remove your hair and avoid all the possible ingrown hairs. It is LASER HAIR REMOVAL. Although it can be a bit expensive, laser treatment removes hair at a deeper level, so there’s no way they can grow back into your skin again. Sounds like the perfect solution, right?
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