View Full Version : aright.. not so much HEALTH related as VANITY related, but...
11-04-2007, 12:53 PM
i seem to be very prone to ingrown hairs!!??!
mostly in bikini line area but on my legs too.
they are sooo annoying.
and often unsightly!
sometimes they get quite lumpy and you can squeeze stuff out :eek: :eek: gross! i know! sorry guys.
i do skin brush,
and moisturize with coconut oil......
and ill add that i never shave,
but wax about once a month.
WHAT CAUSES THESE?
what can i do to stop it happening??
11-04-2007, 01:02 PM
Hi I think it may be the waxing that encourages hairs to grow inwards...a lady I know who does waxing professionally says it is really important to exfoliate regularly the area you wax to avoid ingrowing hairs
11-04-2007, 01:05 PM
i got them when i used to shave as well,
only i got the most brutal and painful razor burn and ive been waxing for 3 years now.
i dry brush 1-2x a day, that seems like enough exfoliation
11-04-2007, 01:36 PM
I dont know what else it could be...sorry. Maybe electrolysis would be a good investment if it would rid you of the hairs that are prone to ingrowing?
11-04-2007, 02:40 PM
i had that problem pretty bad...i have really pale sensitive skin and dark hair. My legs would get terrible razor burn from shaving and actually BLEED if i had them waxed. My only solution was the laser. It took a while and cost $$ but it was so worth it! they charge by area so bikini isn't so expensive, i had my entire legs done, as well as eyebrows, bikini and underarms. the only place it didn't seem to help much was underarms. But my eyebrows never need to be plucked again and my legs i shave every 2-3 weeks or so instead of twice a day. The only reason i even shave is cuz random hairs pop up here and there but they are much lighter and thinner than ever. but even after the first visit it kills the hairs in that growth phase and they shed out a few weeks later and don't grow back for like 2 months, and by then its time for your next treatment... so its going to take 6-7 treatments, but its relief right away for the most part! as for the ingrowns and red bumps i never found a remedy for them when i had them other than wearing skirted bathing suits:) i went to laser randomly for years until i found a guy who was really good at it and used a machine that worked perfect for me, i think it was the gentlease brand.
11-04-2007, 02:48 PM
I've definitely had this problem too. But it's going away, amazingly! What's helping is shaving fairly regularly - it seems that my skin is getting used to it. I'm also using a sugar and oil scrub after shaving each time. It used to be that every time I'd shave I'd get the awful bumps and it would itch uncontrollably for days afterwards, but that just doesn't happen any more!
11-07-2007, 08:20 PM
I did the laser 5 years ago, and I have never looked back! It was expensive and took about 6 months total, but I NEVER shave. I can throw on a bathing suit without hesitation (about my legs, anyway) and I don't have to worry about my armpits, etc. I did my face, pits, bikini, and full leg. DH loves it too!;)
11-07-2007, 08:26 PM
Yep. Laser is the way to go if you can afford it. Thumbs up from me!
11-07-2007, 08:31 PM
is it... harmful at all?
11-12-2007, 01:31 PM
I would like to know if it is harmful also.
Does it hurt?
11-12-2007, 02:48 PM
I am an esthetician and have many clients who are prone to this. The best product is Tend SKin...just salicylic acid basically. the reason is hair that is curly can poke around in the folicle rather than coming straight out and that causes irritation and even infection...
exfoilation is what tend skin does..some of that brushing could irritate the sen. skin. waxing would help if you use tend skin..shaving can be bad for most people in ingrown hair regaurd. Laser is safe for the client....a great way to go I agree if its in the budget. it just zaps the follicle killing the hair..lovely. hope that helps...
Wow this sounds interesting... using a laser to zap the hair!
11-13-2007, 10:30 AM
yeah.. ill need to look more into the laser thing i guess but it sounds scary to me :eek:
and i def dont have the money at the mo :D
for now ill keep skin brushing for exfoliation,
and waxing: i am NEVER shaving again! lol.
11-13-2007, 03:02 PM
I get this on my underarms, I hate it! Exfoliating with one of those scratchy sponges seems to have done the trick though.
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