How to prevent ingrown pubic hairs

by Lynn

How do you prevent ingrown pubic hairs in the first place? Prevention is better than dealing with them after they’ve shown up. We all know how uncomfortable ingrown hairs can get. You can’t itch in public so you have to soldier on with the discomfort of the ingrown hairs. Here are some tips on how to prevent ingrown pubic hairs:

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Prep

Before you start removing hair from whether it’s waxing or shaving you need to prep. Soak in warm water to soften the pubic hair. Gently pat dry and soften the hair by applying an essential oil like coconut oil or olive oil. You can also moisturize with a skin cream. Make sure the skin is soft before removing the hair. This will help prevent ingrown hairs.

Use a new razor

Ingrown hair is more common in your pubic areas as the hair is much thicker and curlier as opposed to the rest of your body. The first tip when it comes to prevent ingrown pubic hairs is to first trim your hair before shaving. Trimming your hair will make it much easier to shave. While shaving use a new razor because it’s sharp. The more blunt a razor is the more ingrown hairs you’ll get.

Exfoliate before and after shaving

Gently exfoliate your skin before shaving to get rid of any dead skin cells that may cause irritation while shaving. Exfoliating after will also remove the remaining dead skin and helps point the hair up so when the hair grows it grows in the right direction.

Shave in the right direction

Shave your hair in the direction in which it’s growing. If you shave against the grain you’re bound to get ingrown hairs, skin irritation and even razor bumps.

Sugar instead of wax

If you wax often you have had to deal with ingrown hairs. Switch to sugar, it’s organic and it reduces the number of ingrown hairs. Sugar does not irritate the skin and it helps get rid of the tiny hairs. The fact that it’s organic, it causes less skin irritation and discomfort as well.

Treat Existing Ingrown Hairs

If you already have ingrown hairs, consider treating them before your next shave or wax. You can treat them by compressing with hot water or soaking in hot water. This will help ease the discomfort. If it becomes too much consider applying an antibiotic cream to relieve the pain.

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