An ingrown hair is simply a hair that grows under the skin because it cannot pierce the skin barrier.
When growing, ingrown hairs can cause irritation, redness, itching and even pain. It can leave scars and dark spots on the skin if scratched.
Ingrown hair appear mainly in areas where is waxing and or shaving such as legs, back, chest, underarm, face, neck and private part.
WHAT CAUSE INGROWN HAIRS?
Even though everyone is at risk of developing ingrown hairs at one time or another there are certain factors that can make them appear.
Tight clothing and repeated rubbing on depilated or shaved areas can also encourage the development of ingrown hairs by creating irritation on skin.
People who have curly hair or have tendency to curl on themselves are more at risks of developing ingrown hairs, as are people who have a lot of hair.
Improper shaving techniques are the major cause of ingrown hairs.'
Hair that is cut close to or below the follicular opening may have a sharp tip that can pierce the skin to cause an ingrown hair.
Hair follicles are clogged follicles
It is also possible for hair follicles to become clogged by:
dirt and debris.
When this happens, the hair in the follicle can become stuck or grow sideways into the skin, causing an ingrown hair. In some cases, the hair can be seen growing under the surface of the skin.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF INGROWN HAIRS?
The symptoms of ingrown hairs include:
Small bumps with hairs on beard, legs, pubic area, armpit and neck
Small bumps filled with pus on the face and neck
HOW TO PREVENT INGROWN HAIRS?
It's recommend to exfoliate regularly the skin to remove dead cells. Use a exfoliating gloves `two or three time a week depending on how sensitive your skin is. If your skin is sensitive, exfoliate your skin once a week.
To properly maintain your skin, moisturize your skin well with oils (coconut oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil). Look at our signature Ingrown Hairs Serum made with jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and Vitamin E to soften and condition hair, and tea tree oil to clear pores and minimize ingrown hair. All you need it's a few drops!
DRY BODY BRUSHING
Dry brushing is an ancient beauty and health technique that involves brushing the body bare and dry.
This method is very effective in treating cellulite, helps stimulate your lymphatic system, which will help your body eliminate toxins and bacteria, helps detoxify by increasing blood circulation, increasing energy, exfoliating skin, and promoting lymph flow/drainage.