How to get rid of ingrown hairs?


Vgrowing hair – a problem that occurs after depilation (most often in the bikini area and on the legs), occurs in most girls. They damage the appearance of the skin and cause discomfort, and can also lead to infection or scarring. BeautyHack is about how to get rid of and prevent ingrown hairs.

Causes of occurrence

Dense epidermis. Hair cannot break through the dense layer of skin, so it bends over and begins to grow inward.

Depilation and epilation. A blunt razor or waxing against hair growth results in ingrown hairs. The constant fight against unwanted vegetation thinns hairs that cannot grow through the skin.

Hair structure. Wearers of dark and coarse hair are more prone to ingrown hair.

Lack of skin preparation before hair removal leads to a violation of their development.


Scrubbing or peeling (blogger’s choice: the best salt and sugar body scrubs – here) must be performed before the procedure and several times a week to rid the skin of dead cells and prevent ingrown hairs.

Shaving foam helps the blade to glide better and relieves skin irritation, further moisturizing it. Girls with sensitive skin should shave no more than once a week, otherwise skin damage is inevitable, and the risk of ingrown hairs increases.

After epilator or shaver (smooth legs and no ingrown hairs, find out what – here) the skin should be treated with a disinfectant – it will not only prevent roughness and dryness, but also slow down hair growth.


Salon procedures. Laser hair removal, bioepilation (wax removal) and photoepilation are methods used to more effectively combat ingrown hairs and vegetation. For example, laser hair removal and photo hair removal (nowadays it is available for home use, more here) require several sessions of the procedure, depending on the type of skin and the structure of the hair, but for a long time get rid of unwanted vegetation.

With tweezers and a needle you can remove an ingrown hair yourself if for some reason you cannot see a specialist. In order not to infect you, you need to follow several rules: steam the skin, rub the necessary part of the body with a scrub, use an antiseptic and sterilize the devices.

Pull the hair with a clean needle, and remove it with tweezers, then treat the skin with an antiseptic or tea tree oil. It is not recommended to squeeze the inflamed tubercle, because the skin is easily injured.

Olive oil and sugar – home peeling, which gently exfoliates the top layer of the skin, leaving it smooth. After scrubbing, ingrown hairs can appear above the surface of the skin.

To prepare, mix the required amount of sugar with olive oil, then add 7-10 drops of lavender or calendula essential oil to the solution.

If inflammation bothers you, then contact a specialist – he will extract the hair by making a small incision, then prescribe a cumulative course of treatment. Remember, it is better to prevent the problem from occurring by taking preventive measures than to get rid of it later.

Text: Diana Snetkova