Ingrown hairs are tricky. Some men suffer from ingrown hairs after shaving and a lot of them wonder how to deal with them.
Ingrown hairs are hairs that grow back into the hair follicle and do not manage to make their way to the skin surface. This mainly occurs after improper shaving technique. Some people, especially those with curly hair, can suffer more from ingrown hairs than others. Removing ingrown hairs comes down to three steps:
- Use warm water or (preferably) a damped cloth to soften the skin and the hairs.
- Exfoliate by using a scrub or a wash cloth
- Learn how to shave!
Exfoliating by using a scrub or a washcloth when taking a warm shower will help remove dead skin cells and free the way for the hair to get to the surface easier. Make sure you apply the scrub with circular and gentle motions. Avoid scrubbing directly after or prior to shaving and give your skin a day to rest.
Another method, which should be applied with care, is using tweezers. Do not pluck the hair out with the tweezers however! Just gently pull the hair to the surface and leave it there.
The best remedy to deal with ingrown hairs is off course to not get them in the first place. This can be achieved by using proper shaving technique and shaving with the grain and subsequently across the grain. Avoid shaving against the grain. This increases the chance of the hairs growing back under the surface of the skin. Go for beard reduction and not complete removal to avoid ingrown hairs.
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