What is Ingrown Hair?

If there’s one thing about shaving that freaks any woman out, it is definitely ingrown hair and razor burns. They are itchy, look ugly and simply irritate the daylights out of you. But what are ingrown hair and razor burns and what can you do to prevent them. Today let’s deal with this red flag and understand the causes, effects and treatment for this skin annoyance.

 

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  1. What are ingrown hair?

Ingrown hair is a common skin condition where hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. This condition may or may not be accompanied by the inflammation of the hair follicle. Medically speaking this condition is called pseudofolliculitis barbae and is most common in men who frequently shave in the facial region. Ingrown hair in women is caused by frequent intimate area shaving and is termed as pseudofolliculitis pubis. While shaving is the most common reason for ingrown hair, plucking and waxing are also leading causes of the condition.

 

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  1. What causes ingrown hair?

As stated earlier, ingrown hair are caused by improper or careless shaving. This can happen especially in the case of intimate area shaves, as the hair that grows in this region is curlier than hair that grows on other parts of the body. The problem occurs when the curly hair begins to regrow following the shave. Curly hair tends to curl into the skin as opposed to straight out of the follicle. This can cause the spot to get inflamed and a bump is formed over the area, which can often get infected. The infected part could start oozing pus if not tended to properly.

 

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  1. How does one prevent ingrown hair?

The best way to prevent ingrown hair is to be careful when shaving, waxing, tweezing or electrolyzing the bikini area. Using a specifically designed razor, a warm washcloth to soak and moisten the bikini area, exfoliating with the Tend Skin Liquid regularly and of course using the Tend Skin Air Shave Gel for shaving and the Tend Skin Liquid as an after shave agent will help in minimizing and eliminating ingrown hair altogether.

 

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  1. What are a few things to keep in mind when shaving?

There are a number of things you should keep in mind when shaving.

 

A gorgeous skin is subject to a careful shave and using the right product makes all the difference. Remember this and you will have the most awesome date nights! Also don’t forget to comment and let us know how well did our tips work for you.

by Shama Bhayani