How to Treat and Prevent Ingrown Hairs

How to Treat and Prevent Ingrown Hairs

If you shave regularly, you've probably suffered from ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs grow back sideways under your skin, instead of growing out, and can cause inflammation. Improper hair removal is usually the culprit, but excess dead skin clogging the hair follicle can also lead to ingrown hairs. 

To remove ingrown hairs, start by taking a warm bath or shower for 5-15 mins. Then, start gently scrubbing over the area with our Exfoliating Body Glove (but only do so if the area is not inflamed). You should notice your ingrowns rise up!

These are our tips that will help you prevent ingrown hairs:

1. Shave at the end of a warm shower or bath. Warm water opens up hair follicles. However, make sure to quickly rinse your body with cooler water right before shaving.

2. Exfoliate before shaving, or the day before you shave. Our Exfoliating Body Glove visibly removes the dead skin cells and helps lift the hairs away from the skin. This prevents your razor from getting clogged with dead skin and allows it to cut closer to your skin.

3. Never shave dry. Always use a shaving cream or an alternative, such as conditioner, shea butter or baby oil.

4. Make sure you are using a sharp and clean razor. Rinse the blade in between strokes.

5. Shave in the direction of hair growth and do not pull your skin taut while shaving.

6. Moisturize after shaving.

Here is what some of our customers had to say about their ingrown hairs after using our Exfoliating Body Glove!

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