The Only 5 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair and Razor Bumps
We’ve all had them. Those painful little (or big) red bumps that really ruin that suave, smooth look you were going for when you shaved or waxed. But it’s more than just the look-ingrown hairs are dang painful and downright irritating.
Normally, hair develops at the follicle and grows up and out of the skin. An ingrown hair, as its name suggests, will either grow sideways into the skin, or curl back down and grow into the skin. Folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicle, will often times follow, possibly accompanied by the formation of a pustule that resembles a little pus-filled pimple.
Ingrown hairs are caused by waxing or shaving, and are most common with thicker, curlier hair (hence why they are more prevalent in the pubic and facial regions-you know, the two WORST places that you could suffer those nasty bumps.)
While there is no cure as long as we deem it necessary to shave or wax, there are some home remedies for ingrown hairs and razor bumps that can bring some measure of relief and quickened healing. And if you can’t bring yourself to even look at the traitorous little hair, don’t panic-it will eventually clear up on its own, so long as you don’t scratch or pick at it.