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All about ingrowns and how to get rid of them

All about ingrowns and how to get rid of them

Ingrown hair has been a problem for your waxed skin for years. It can be aggravating to see those uncomfortable little fellas appear simply a few days after bathing in your beautiful hairless skin. But why does ingrown hair occur in the first place? Is there anything that can be done to keep them from happening? What's more, how can you get rid of those bothersome coiled up ingrown hair once they appear? The whys and hows of ingrown hair are explained in this article.

Normal & Ingrown Hair

Causes

Hair that grows back into the skin due to incorrect growth (usually after shaving) causes ingrown hair. It is most common in regions with abundant hair, such as the underarms or the bikini line. Curly hair, in addition to being thick, is more likely to bend back and re-enter the skin. Ingrown hair can also be caused by dead skin that clogs the hair follicle. This dead skin obstructs the path for new hair to emerge from the hair follicle, forcing it to grow horizontally under the skin instead of upward and outward.

Prevention

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure, so here are some strategies to keep those pesky little bumps from reappearing.

Exfoliate

When the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells, an ingrown hair can form. This clogging can cause hair to grow sideways, although regular exfoliation can help avoid the build-up of dead skin cells on the skin's surface, which can lead to ingrown hair.

Shaving is out

Shaving, unlike hair removal waxing, does not remove the hair straight from the hair root, leaving the hair blunt and making it difficult for the hair to penetrate and grow out of the skin.

Wear loose clothing

This is a must-have for waxed skin. Wearing tight clothing, such as skinny jeans, can irritate newly waxed regions and stimulate hair to grow back into the skin weeks later.

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Solution

Ingrown hair can sometimes be removed with sterilised tweezers or needles if they are close to the skin's surface. Digging for hair merely raises the infection risk. When an ingrown hair is infected, attempting to remove it is more dangerous since the infection might spread. Hair removal waxing is the most effective way to remove ingrown hair.

Normal waxes, on the other hand, are created using basic materials such as sugar or honey. Although they are successful at removing hair, many people experience irritated and bumpy skin after hair removal waxing. While these waxes are thought to be the origin of all ingrown hair, their low adhesion properties make them ineffectual at removing existing ingrown hair during hair removal waxing.

Biosoft has always supplied the greatest solutions for hair removal waxing-related problems. Biosoft has also developed a novel and effective wax to address the issue of ingrown hair. It has introduced India's first Microwave Wax, which aids in the effective elimination of ingrown hair during depilation. Glyceryl Rosinate, a natural resin with a high adhesiveness, helps Biosoft Microwave Wax attach to ingrown hair and pull them out effectively in one pass. While it is strong on ingrown hair, it is mild on the skin, making it suitable for even the most delicate skin types.

You now know what to do if you come across a clump of ingrown hair.