For years, your waxed skin has been fighting a battle with ingrown hair. Seeing those painful little guys crop up just a few days after bathing in your smooth hairless skin can be really frustrating. But the real question is why do ingrown hair happen? Is there anything that can be done to prevent them? And most importantly how to get rid of those pesky curled up ingrown hairs after they pop up? Here is an explanation to all the whys and hows about ingrown hair.
Ingrown hair is the result of hair that grows improperly (mostly after shaving) forcing it to grow back into the skin. Most commonly, it occurs in areas where the hair is thick like the underarms, or the bikini line. In addition to hair that is thick, curly hair is more likely to bend back and re-enter the skin. Other reasons for an ingrown hair could be dead skin that can clog up a hair follicle. This dead skin blocks the path for the growth of a new hair from the hair follicle and it is forced to grow sideways under the skin, rather than upward and outward.
Prevention is better than cure they say, so here are some ways in which you can prevent those nasty little bumps from showing up time and again.Exfoliate
An ingrown hair can occur when the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells. This clogging can force a hair to grow sideways, but regular exfoliation will help prevent the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and thus prevent ingrowns too.Say no to shaving
Unlike waxing, shaving doesn’t remove the hair straight from the hair follicle and because of that it leaves the hair blunt making it hard for the hair to easily penetrate and grow out of the skin.Avoid tight clothes
This one is a must for post wax skin. Wearing tight clothes like skinny jeans can irritate the freshly waxed areas, weeks later it can encourage the hair to grow back into the skin.
Sometimes an ingrown hair may be removed with sterilized tweezers or needles — but only if the hair is near the skin’s surface. Digging for the hair only increases the risk of infection. Trying to remove an ingrown hair is especially risky when it is infected because you can spread the infection. Waxing is the best solution to get rid of ingrown hair.
Normal waxes however are made-up using simple ingredients like sugar or honey. Although they might be effective in hair removal but for many, results in inflamed and bump filled post wax skin. While these waxes are said to be responsible for ingrown hair altogether, it is also ineffective in removing existing ingrown hair during waxing because of its low adherence properties.
Biosoft has always provided the best solutions for any kind of waxing related issues. To tackle the problem of ingrown hair too, Biosoft has formulated an innovative and effective wax. It has introduced India’s 1st Microwave Wax helps in effectively eliminating ingrowns during the depilation itself. Biosoft Microwave Wax consists of Glyceryl Rosinate, a natural resin that has high adhesiveness which helps the wax adhere to the ingrowns and pull them out effectively, in one pass. While it may be tough on the ingrown hair, it is gentle on the skin and therefore it can be used even on the most sensitive skin types.
Now you know what to do the next time you see a bunch of ingrown hair.