How to Treat Ingrown Hair Scars

Updated March 23, 2017

Anyone who has ever been affected by an ingrown hair knows how painful and troublesome it can be. If not properly cared for, ingrown hairs often can lead to unsightly scars. There are a wide variety of treatments and topical creams to reduce and eliminate scarring available at pharmacies, but these can be expensive. Before you head to the chemist to empty your wallet, you may want to consider trying a natural approach to your scar removal.

Cleanse the scarred area thoroughly with an exfoliating body wash. The first step to eliminating scarring is avoiding infection. Scrub the area with a loofah to remove dirt, debris and dead skin cells from the area.

Rinse the area with warm water and remove any remaining ingrown hairs carefully with a pair of tweezers. The warm water will open the hair follicles, making ingrown hair easier to remove. Sterilise the tweezers in boiling water after use.

Massage cocoa butter over the scar twice daily until the scarring fades. This could take anywhere from several weeks to months depending on the severity of the scarring.


For severe scarring, unsightly scarring natural remedies may not be as effective as medical treatment. If you have moderate to sever scarring and do not begin to see results after one month, contact your physician for alternate treatment options.

Things You'll Need

  • Exfoliating body wash
  • Loofah
  • Water
  • Tweezers
  • Cocoa butter
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Jessica Leigh is a professional writer with works published for "The Houston Chronicle" and various websites. In addition to pursuing a degree in legal studies she has years of experience in the financial industry as a tax preparer.