Ingrown hairs cause much discomfort to many people and are painful & irritating. Getting rid of ingrown hair can be carried out in a number of ways depending on skin and hair types. Some hair removal methods if not done properly may cause more ingrown hairs and worsen it. It’s best to experiment with different types of hair removal, to see which ones work for you.
1. Laser Hair Removal – uses laser light to destroy the hair follicles, preventing re-growth. Hair removal lasers are effective treatment for pseudofolliculitis barbae (commonly called ingrown hairs or “shaving bumps”). If this procedure is successful, ingrown hairs will be eliminated.
2. Ingrown Hair Solutions or Gel – Tend Skin and PFB Vanish are two of the top ingrown hair treatment solutions for treating and removing ingrown hairs.
3. Using Tweezers – Sometimes ingrown hairs are not visible and largely under the skin. Most people try to remove these ingrown hairs but at the same time they break the skin and this in turn cause more skin irritation. To minimise skin breakage and make ingrown hairs visible, press a hot towel to against the area to soften the skin for several minutes. This helps to bring as much hair to skin surface as possible. Use sterilized tweezers to gently pluck them out, then treating them with peroxide or rubbing alcohol. Keep skin clean and dry, and they should not return. Tweezers or needles, gently applied, are how to get rid of ingrown hairs the proper way.
Once you know how to get rid of ingrown hairs, you won’t be trouble by this very common problem again.