Ingrown hair is a problem for your skin, both for men and women. After we wrote about hair removal, grooming the pubic hair for men, there are some responds about ingrown hairs.
It’s just a problem that we don’t want after shaving. Usually happened with who has thick hairs.
What is “Ingrown hair”?
Pseudofolliculitis barbae, or more commonly known as “ingrown hair,” is a familiar and irritating problem for both men and women. An ingrown hair is a hair that curls and penetrates the skin with its tip, causing inflammation, itching, infection, and other unpleasant symptoms. Ingrown hairs are more common among people with very curly hair. Most ingrown hairs occur in the beard area.
Continue reading my experiment and solutions inside
Look at the closed up image below which is show your the problem of ingrown hair.
This can occur in the area where you shaved, beard, goatee, mustache and pubic hair.
Why does it form?
Every time you remove hair from your body, no matter what method (waxing, electrolysis, depilatory creams, shaving, etc.) chances are you will get ingrown hairs. The problem starts when hair is removed below the skin surface. When these hairs begin to re-grow, they can curl up inside the hair follicle. The hair doubles over itself, making it impossible for it to exit the surface. As the hair continues to grow inside the follicle it creates a foreign body reaction. This causes inflammation and a red bump emerges on the surface of the skin.
I have this problem too. I have thick and little curl hairs and have problem everywhere my hair has removed and started to re-grow except my mustache and on my head!
The worst part happened at my armpit when I tried to remove armpit, look very nice when I have no armpit, but later I got ingrown hair which is one inch long in my armpit skin! (I know that when I try to take it out) and this causes inflammation and a red bump emerges on the surface of the skin as above quote.
Another part is beard area about my chin. I usually use safe razor blade or twizzle, but then two days after I got ingrown hair like above image.
What is a solution?
- Allow the hair to grow longer
Where you have ingrown hair, you should leave it long or just trim it, not remove. Especially when you have thick hair and curl hair. This is no cost for you and easy. If you need to shave, use new blade and a good after shave cream or lotion (non-comedogenic products don’t clog pores).
- Depilatory creams
- Various topical ointments
I found that I better allow it longer a little and trim often as I can’t shave or pluck them.
Hope this help you too. If you already get an ingrown hair, you need to take it out of your skin. I found this article can help you.
You need to be patient and be careful for that.
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