Get rid of ingrown hairs fast
Ingrown hairs if not properly treated can become irritating, painful and cause swelling, redness and sometimes even scarring. The only way to treat them is by getting rid of them in the best possible way, which we will discuss in this post. Here is a comprehensive list of some of the different techniques you can use to help you get rid of ingrown hairs fast. While these techniques are very good at getting rid of ingrown hairs fast, chances are you may need to include them in your regular routine for at least a week or two.
How to get rid of ingrown hairs fast
If you have been actively researching about how to get rid of ingrown hairs, you would have come across a variety of products that all claim their efficiency. However don’t get fooled by any of these at first glance but instead look for the ingredient called salicylic acid which is the only known active element that helps treat ingrown hair, a product we highly recommend is the Kerah Lane Organic Razor Bump & Ingrown Hair Formula, click here for more info on this. Try not to use any product with alcohol to get rid of ingrown hairs fast because it will only make them worse in our experience.
One of the best ways to get rid of ingrown hairs fast is by exfoliating regularly. By doing this you will be significantly improving your skin’s surface hence will be able to manage ingrown hairs better. Any gentle face scrub that contains glycolic and salicylic acid is a good start, something like Glycolix Gly/Sal 10-2 Cleanser is highly recommended. Moreover, use a soft bristled brush with a liquid cleanser to help extract the tips of the ingrown hairs. Make sure you use these in a circular motion so that you don’t make the ingrown hair worse.
Fine tune your shaving technique
One of the things that regularly lead to ingrown hair is your shaving technique. If you are shaving too closely, chances are you are at a higher risk of developing ingrown hair. When the hair stubs are cut too closely and finely, they tend to get locked in the hair follicle and then grow in all weird directions. The only way to avoid this is by reducing the amount of pressure you put on the razor and shifting to a single blade razor. If you can manage to adopt this routine effectively, you will manage to avoid the recurrence of ingrown hair. If you’re new to the concept of using a single blade or straight razor, we talk about the best single blade razor for shaving & the best beginners straight razor kit in those two posts, they can help bring you up to speed.
The only way you can get the ingrown hair out of the hair follicles is through a fine tweezers. However, make sure you don’t pluck out the hair immediately as it will only make the problem worse. To get rid of ingrown hairs fast, you can also use a facial moisturizer that includes Azulene & Allantoin such as the daily moisturizing cream from Lavo. A cream like this will relieve the ingrown hair region of its excessive swelling and redness.
For future preventive measures, you can also use an After Shave Formula that contains elements like aloe, glycerin and tea tree extract such as the Shea Moisture Tea Tree After Shave & bump preventer herbal elixir.
The only way you can make sure to get rid of ingrown hairs fast is by adopting some if not all of the routines above. It is important that any of the above are actually repeated for at least 2 to three weeks for optimum results.