Ingrown hair can be itchy and embarrassing. It is hair that has curled around and grown back into your skin instead of rising up from it.
According to WebMD, dead skin can clog up a hair follicle. That forces the hair inside it to grow sideways under the skin, rather than upward and outward.
Ingrown hairs produce raised red spots, which can sometimes become infected and turn into painful, pus-filled sores.
HOW TO GET RID OF EMBARRASSING, ITCHY INGROWN HAIR
Aspirin has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce swelling. It can also reduce the redness and inflammation. The salicylic acid present in aspirin scrubs away dead skin to loosen the offending hair.
For the prevention of ingrown hair or bumps after shaving or waxing, use this mixture:
Crush 3-4 aspirin in water. Spread this mixture over dry skin immediately after shaving or waxing. Leave to dry. Rinse.
Soak two aspirin tablets in one teaspoon of warm water until it forms a paste. Add one teaspoon of honey. Place the paste on the area of the ingrown hair. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat the skin dry. Do this once or twice a week as needed.
Notice: Those with highly sensitive skin should not follow this remedy.
Sugar can be used to exfoliate your skin and this can also help coax out the ingrown hair so that it can get out of the skin.
Combine 1 cup of white sugar with 1/2 cup of olive oil. Add 10 drops of tea tree oil and 10 drops of lavender oil. Apply the mixture on the affected area. Gently scrub the skin in circular motions for a few minutes. Wait for a while before rinsing with lukewarm water. Do this once ore twice a week.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Deep cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply on the affected area. Allow time for the skin to absorb it. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this twice daily.