Does anyone else have terrible problems with ingrown hairs?

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This is more of a health question than anything, but I’m hoping to get some answers here. Does anyone else have terrible problems with ingrown hairs? I have them everywhere on my body, but I also get them in my pubic area. I’m not really sure what to do about them. If I leave them, it seems like the bumps get bigger and more irritated. But if I pop them and get the ingrown hair out, it leaves unsightly and irritated scabs. I’m really at a loss for how to treat and get rid of ingrown hairs, both in my pubic area and the rest of my body. I’m just really prone to them and don’t know why. Any help would be really appreciated.

Edit: just to clarify, I rarely shave. It makes the ingrown hairs a lot worse. But I still get them even when I don’t shave

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Madison 2 years 0 Answers 313 views 0

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  1. I used to get them when shaving but I started using coochy from pure romance and rarely get them after shaving now.

  2. Sugar, sand, ground up peach stone = good
    Tiny pieces of plastic = bad (what fuckhead thought that would be a good idea, I don't know)

  3. Definitely use scrubs that have sugar or other natural exfoliants! Forgot to mention that, was getting food, haha. Soap and Glory is a fave brand, you can find it at Target and Walgreens. I really liked the Zest body scrubs, but they didn't last long on the market. :-/

  4. I second the idea of a body scrub. Sounds like you need a bit of exfoliation. Please avoid body scrubs that contain microbeads though!

  5. I've actually found that good body scrubs help prevent them, or even an acne body wash. I know they're not the same thing, but they've helped mine.

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    Laser is really the only permanent solution. I'm saving up for it now because my ingrowns are terrible.

  6. It's costly but I found laser hair removal really helps. I had a massive problem with waxing so gave the laser a go and never had a problem again

  7. Try coconut oil! it's keeps the skin moist and even though i still may get one every once in a while, coconut oil has helped a lot! just apply some after a shower or bath while the skin is still kinda damp.

  8. Dont shave completely bald. Use witch hazel after.

  9. Maybe try washing your whole body with a tea oil body wash. That can help. There's this product called Tend Skin that works well… I also think it's worth a dermatologist appointment if it's widespread.

    I don't really get ingrowns, but my skin is sensitive and I have to be carful around razor burn. Using a tea tree oil body wash has worked…. the back of the bottle says it's good for ingrowns, too!!

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