Ingrown hair after depilation is a problem for many women who get rid of hair by pulling them out together with the bulbs. Yes, after such a procedure, the body stays smooth for a long time, but at some point black circles, i.e. twisted hairs that may not break through, may appear just under the skin. How to get rid of ingrown hair?
When do the Italians grow in?
Ingrown hair is primarily a consequence of waxing or an electric epilator. But it also happens that even shaving with a disposable razor (usually blunt, chipped) causes the hair to grow in, just some people have such a tendency. The most popular places where ingrown hair can appear are legs, bikini line and armpits. Men can struggle with ingrown hair around the neck and under the chin, regardless of whether they are shaving with a razor or an electric razor.
Ways to ingrown hair
Hair removal is a method we often use to remove unwanted body hair. Unfortunately, they can be associated with the ingrown hairs manifested in irritation and redness that arise due to the hair being pulled out along with the bulbs. In order to get rid of this problem, it is worth using several proven methods. Here they are!
- Sugar peeling
Sugar peeling is a fantastic trick to exfoliate dead skin. Thanks to it, the skin is not only velvety smooth, but also ingrown hairs have a chance to get to the surface of the skin. To prepare a sugar peeling you will need:
- 1 cup sugar,
- half a cup of olive oil,
- 10 drops of tea tree oil,
- 10 drops of lavender oil
- The trick with baking soda
Baking soda has many uses. It not only soothes skin irritations and has anti-inflammatory properties, but also exfoliates the epidermis, thanks to which ingrown hairs get out. In this case, baking soda reduces redness and acts as a scrub. To prepare it you will need:
- a tablespoon of baking soda,
- glass of water,
- cotton pad
Preparation for depilation
Proper preparation for hair removal can also help prevent ingrown hair. Wash the area thoroughly with mild soap before shaving. Use a moisturizing shaving cream or gel to reduce friction.
When shaving, use a fresh razor that will make precise cuts. Blunt blades leave jagged wounds that may increase the risk of ingrown hair. It can also be helpful to avoid close shaving.
How to prevent ingrown hairs?
The methods described above, such as peeling and scrubbing, can of course also be treated as prevention. Because the most important in this matter is the proper preparation of the skin, followed by proper epilation. Often the Italians grow up because somewhere a mistake has been made. For example, if you are not sure how to apply wax or apply plasters at home, it is better to use a cosmetician.
The solution for women struggling with strongly ingrown hair, and then really big irritation can be laser hair removal. This treatment not only removes hair, but also heals the skin. And what is important, when we decide on laser hair removal, and we already have ingrown hair, we do not have to wait until they get outside, or in any way help them. This treatment will eliminate even ingrown hair, because the radiation emitted by the laser is absorbed by melanin (dye) of the hair follicles and skin. The hair root is damaged and no longer regenerates.