Ingrown hairs are the worst enemy of anybody and everybody who goes for body hair removal. They are especially nasty if you use shaving methods for hair removal. Ingrown hair not only comes with the cursed little hair but also redness and itchiness. The bumps are also really painful.

Can you relate when I say that all of us have spent time with a needle trying to poke around the skin, dig in and remove that ingrown hair. Result? Tearing of the skin, blood and pain. This method is also impractical when you wish to remove 100’s of those ingrown hair.

The ingrown hairs also always create the illusion of strawberry legs and it makes us shy to wear dresses, skirts and shorts. But there must be something we could do to get rid of them? And yes, luckily there are few methods which can be followed. Read on to find out the hacks for dealing with ingrown hair.

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How to deal with ingrown hair?

Bath time-

When you shave your hair, make sure to do it after a hot bath than before. The hot water will make the skin pores open. This will ease you into removing maximum hair from your body. The shower will also make your skin soft and the razor will glide.

Exfoliate-

For exfoliating, you can use a sugar soap or you can make one by yourself. Take ¾ sugar and ¼ oil. Mix them and don’t let the sugar dissolve. Take this between your palms and rub it on your skin before shaving or waxing. Exfoliation opens the pores wider and if you do it regularly, you will get rid of ingrown hair. You can even use a loofa or exfoliation gloves for the same.

Lotion-

Ingrown hair also comes with red bumps and irritated skin. To soothe this you need to apply lotion. It will hydrate your skin as well as make it smooth and soft to the touch. Your irritation will fade and you will be able to relax without experiencing any pain.

Aloe Vera-

By applying this, you are naturally treating your skin. Your skin will never have the ugly and painful red bumps. The Aloe Vera will also hydrate your skin and make it feel fresh and dewy.

Retinoid-

This will not only help you get rid of the ingrown hair but also will take care of the dark patches resulting because of the ingrown hair. You will need a prescription from the doctor for buying the same.

There isn’t a way to always be free of ingrown hair. But, we have made advancements in the beauty industry. Many people also prefer laser hair removal techniques so that they never have to deal with ingrown hair.

Yet, if you wish to continue shaving and waxing then with these hacks you will get rid of ingrown hair and the pain it comes with. Be free and wear all those super cute short skirts and dresses in your closet, I have got you!

Posted by:Swati Rai

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