Updated: Jun 23, 2021
Ingrown hairs can be frustrating little beggars with some of us more susceptible to them than others. It’s not necessarily something that happens more from shaving or waxing, but really how strong your follicle wall is and whether your hair is strong enough to push through it.
Here are our top tips for banishing in-growns as well as preventing them in the first place.
Physical exfoliation – using a loofah, buffing cloth, exfoliating gloves or a body scrub to smooth away the dead skin cells surrounding the affected area.
Chemical exfoliation – like our PFB product, these contain salicylic, glycolic or lactic acid again to help remove dead skin cells and release the trapped hair. We think this is the the most effective (and easiest) method to prevent in-growns after hair removal.
Tweezers – this only works if the hair is very close to the surface – and make sure you disinfect the tweezers first!
If you’re a regular waxer we recommend prevention being better than the cure – so use a roll-on product like PFB to apply to the area every few days following your wax. Waxing can also weaken the hair follicle itself over time which means hairs aren’t as capable in breaking the surface of the skin (that follicle wall). Exfoliating the area to support cell renewal will help ensure hairs don’t get trapped down there.