Ingrown hair treatments that work
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Why I know so much about ingrown hair…
I have been doing this for over 12 years and I pride myself on my continuing education efforts and my general interest in everything waxing! I have always been dedicated to finding the latest and greatest INGROWN HAIR TREATMENTS THAT WORK.
6 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter I had insomnia. During those endless sleepless nights, I scoured the internet and read all the articles on ingrown hairs that I could find. And what did I find? Soooo much information.
So after I sorted all the reputable dermatology reports and researched all the ingredients I came up with a list of the most reputable and worthy ingrown hair treatments.
Ingrown hairs are caused because of a lack of natural exfoliation in the skin. When you pull the hair out by the root a new thinner hair tries to pop out. The cells in the follicle will build up if your skin does not exfoliate itself. That creates a barrier so the new skin curls up instead of being able to poke through.
Prevent ingrown hairs
To prevent ingrown hairs from starting before waxing or shaving follow these rules:
⇒Don’t wear tight panties, pants or leggings for the next few days.
⇒Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples.
⇒Opt for a shower. Don’t take a hot bath or hot tub for the rest of the day.
⇒No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms for the next two days.
⇒Short-term abstinence. Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24 – 48 hours.
⇒Use a specialized moisturizer daily
Treat ingrown hairs
To treat ingrown hairs, try the easiest way to get rid of them. Exfoliation with a scrub mitt or brush and a little body wash. Do this every other day!
I give every new client an exfoliation mitt to use with their own body wash. I also highly recommend The Berodin Body exfoliation kit.
The exfoliation brushes I recommend are:
Hand Size Body Brush-Use this 3 times a week for the best results. Exfoliate troubled areas gently for a minute or 2.
Soft Silicone Body Brush–This silicone body brush is designed to replace the traditional sponge/ brush. Made of 100% natural, BPA-free, and LFGB standard silicone material, easy clean, quick dry and no residue.
When Exfoliation is not enough
Ingrown hair serums
If that doesn’t work then you need to move on to adding a serum to your daily routine. This is a list of my favourite serums!
Choose the one that works best with your body or lifestyle choices. They all are formulated for ingrown hairs, razor burns, bumps, and skin irritation resulting from shaving, waxing, electrolysis and laser hair removal.
The serums I recommend:
High Time Bump Stopper– This is my newest favourite and it’s pretty inexpensive and doesn’t sting. It’s perfect for everyone. I also sell it directly in my shop.
TendSkin– This one has been around for ages and is sold in most spas and salons. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it stings a bit.
Bushbalm 3 Step Routine for Ingrown Hair & Razor Bumps Minimizer – Nude Ingrown Hair Oil (30 ml), Nude Exfoliating Scrub (236 ml) and Nordic Dry Brush
Yes, you need to moisturize down there
Let me just start by saying: When you wash or put lotion on in your pubic area, It should only be used externally!
Yes, you can get dry cracked skin in that area. You need to keep it hydrated and healthy.
My top pick for lotion
SweetSpot Labs Rescue Balm–MOISTURIZE. Shea Butter, Squalene, and Avocado Oil help replenish skin’s natural moisture.
These are my tried tested and true product recommendations. I’d love to hear if you have that you have success with.