This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.
What Is Ingrown Hair?
An ingrown hair is hair that grows into the skin and gets inflamed after being removed. The removal of the hair can be through tweezing, shaving, or waxing. When growing back, the hair forms the shape of a loop, and its tip curves and grows back into the skin. Ingrown hair can have different signs and symptoms, including small swollen bumps, small solid bumps, tiny bumps with pus, and tiny dark bumps on the skin (hyperpigmentation). They can sting, burn, itch, or hurt with touch. Due to curlier hair textures, black individuals are most likely to have ingrown hairs. Usually, ingrown hairs go away on their own. In rare cases, it may need to be cut out by a practicing physician.
How To Prevent Ingrown Hairs
Stop Hair Removal - or not!
Most people who have ingrown hair do not need treatment for it. Instead of dealing with ingrown hairs forever, let us try to prevent them altogether! You can avoid this condition by keeping your hair as it is and not bothering it with waxing, shaving, or tweezing. If you cannot discontinue removing your hair, try other methods that are less prone to ingrown hair. According to the Mayo Clinic, two hair removal methods are worth trying:
- Electric razors or clippers. Mayo Clinic suggests not shaving with the closest shave setting. They recommend holding the razor slightly away from your skin.
- Chemical hair remover (depilatory). Test for irritation on a small patch before putting on all your hair.
Post Shaving/Waxing Routine
Top estheticians recommend post-waxing routines. Luckily, we at Kushae have created natural, non-toxic ingrown hair products to help you create a personal routine for smooth, polished, and moisturized skin after waxing, shaving, or returning to natural. You can try the Feminine Soothing Cream, designed to soothe, hydrate, and moisturize your skin back to its natural state after you wax or shave. We also recommend our daily exfoliation scrub after your waxing to reduce clogged pores and ingrown hairs. And what should you do about that post-wax inflammation? Try our Premiere Luxurious All-Natural Body Oil, a natural complex that reduces redness and restores elasticity in your skin – perfect for when your skin is feeling a little sore.
Shave In The Right Direction
Having products to prevent ingrown hair are extremely helpful and by making sure you are shaving in the direction of your hair growth, they will be even more effective. While shaving, remember to use small strokes and cleanse the razor after each stroke.
This year, we have launched the Trim The Tree Gift Box, a special Holiday box with our brand-new razor. This holiday box is specifically curated for you to have the perfect trim for your tree (or bush!). With 8 fproducts, you will have all you need to cleanse, hydrate, and protect your freshly shaved skin this winter. With a 3-N-1 dermatologist-approved razor that works dry or wet, you can shave, cleanse, or trim your legs, bikini area, face, eyebrows, or entire body with the Kushae Razor Kit. It features a SkinSafe pivoting head to eliminate any nicks and cuts on your delicate skin. This gentle razor is safe and effective as it cuts hair evenly to avoid the dreaded ingrown hair bumps and the itchy skin that comes from prickly new pubes or hair found anywhere. Other items in the box are the 2-in-1 Foaming Wash to cleanse and moisturize your skin, the Feminine Soothing Cream to hydrate and soothe the area, the Exfoliating Scrub to polish and exfoliate the skin, and the Silk Body Oil to hydrate and soften the skin after waxing or shaving.
P.S. The Kushae Trim The Tree Gift Box is on sale for pre-order for 120 dollars, down from 165 dollars! A perfect holiday gift for yourself or those around you. Don’t miss out; get yours today!