Wherever you might trim or shave your hair, you run the brisk of ingrown hairs. These are hairs that have doubled back as they have grown to burrow into your skin. They're itchy, annoying and, in some cases, painful. Curly-haired people are more prone to them, but anyone can get them. Luckily, it's entirely possible and very easy to get rid of ingrown hairs naturally.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Tea tree oil
- Witch hazel
Apply a warm compress against the area that has ingrown hairs. Hold it there for a few moments.
Use tweezers to gently pluck the ingrown hairs from your body. This may sting and leave a red mark, but it is effective.
Use Kalo as an alternative tweezers. It is an all-natural ingrown hair treatment that is composed of various essential oils and plant extracts. It will painlessly get rid of ingrown hairs.
Apply some tea tree oil once the hairs are removed. This will kill any bacteria that may have been caused by the ingrown hair and will prevent any from entering your body where they once were.
Add a touch of witch hazel to kill even more bacteria, especially if you removed many ingrown hairs. This is another natural antiseptic, much like tea tree oil.
Wash the area well after with soap and water.
Tips and warnings
- To prevent ingrown hairs, don't shave too close to the skin.