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How to prevent and treat ingrown hairs

How to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Hairs: Expert Advice

What is an ingrown hair?

An ingrown hair is a strand of hair that grows back into your skin after shaving, tweezing or waxing. They may be painful or itchy, and they commonly appear around your face, legs, armpits and pubic area. An ingrown hair is a strand of hair that grows back into your skin after shaving, tweezing or waxing. They may be painful or itchy, and they commonly appear around your face, legs, armpits and pubic area. 

What are the causes for ingrown hair? 

In-grown hair is an usual problem. It takes place when the far end of a hair expands back right into the skin as well as triggers an inflammatory reaction. Cutting, waxing, or tweezing hairs can trigger this condition. An ingrown hair takes place when a cut or tweezed hair grows back into the skin. It can cause swelling, pain and tiny bumps in the location where the hair was gotten rid of.

Ingrown hair is a common condition that results from hair removal, especially when the hairs are pulled out of the skin, as a result from waxing, sugaring, tweezing or related. Ingrown hair can affect anyone who removes hair by shaving, tweezing or waxing.

Ingrown hairs are created when the sharp, freshly cut hairs, leak and become the bordering skin.

“Take preventative action against ingrown hairs by exfoliating regularly and keeping skin hydrated. Treat existing ingrown hairs with a gentle touch!”

What are the symptoms of ingrown hair? 

Ingrown hair occurs when a hair follicle becomes trapped under the surface of the skin and begins to grow sideways or curl back into the skin. Some of the common signs and symptoms of ingrown hair include tiny, swollen bumps where you shave, tweeze, or wax. These bumps may look like blisters or be filled with pus. In some cases, the bumps may also be darker than the surrounding skin, a condition known as hyperpigmentation. Individuals with ingrown hair may experience burning, stinging, or itching sensations around the affected area.

Other symptoms of ingrown hair may include redness, inflammation, and skin irritation. If the ingrown hair becomes infected, the area may become more swollen, painful, and filled with pus. In some cases, the infection may lead to the formation of painful, hard cysts beneath the skin.

Shaving can also block your follicles the casings that hold each hair potentially causing folliculitis or ingrown hairs. Folliculitis is a common skin condition in which hair follicles become inflamed

If left untreated, ingrown hairs can lead to scarring and skin discoloration. To prevent ingrown hairs, individuals should practice proper hair removal techniques, such as using sharp razors, shaving in the direction of hair growth, and avoiding overly tight clothing that can trap hair against the skin. If you experience any of the symptoms of ingrown hair, it is important to seek medical attention to prevent infection and further complications.

Tweezing can be done at home with a pair of tweezers, making it a convenient and inexpensive hair removal option

How do you Treat Ingrown Hairs?

Generally, ingrown hair prevention is easier than ingrown hair treatment. An ingrown hair often heals on its own. But for chronic ingrown hairs, treatment may include: 

  • Letting the hair grow longer before shaving it 
  • Focus on gentle exfoliation and physical exfoliation with lukewarm water to keep the skin hydrated and open the pores and follicles for easier treatment
  • Not shaving the area in the future. If you must trim the hair, use a clipper not a razor. Or try not to shave as closely. 
  • Take extra care when shaving the pubic hair area and areas with sensitive skin 
  • Removing the hair permanently through electrolysis, laser, or liquid or cream (depilatory) methods. 
  • If there’s already an infected area due to ingrown hair, apply an antibiotic cream or tea tree oil and avoid tight clothing
  • Try to use an ingrown hair tweezer to remove the ingrown hair, otherwise the skin infection will continue
Utilize a good-quality shaving cream with a list of moisturizing active ingredients, like shea butter, olive oil, as well as coconut oil

How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs? 

Ingrown hairs can be prevented by following a few simple steps. Firstly, it is important to exfoliate the skin regularly to remove dead skin cells that may clog up hair follicles. This can be done using a gentle scrub or loofah. After exfoliating, apply a moisturizing lotion to the skin to prevent it from drying out and becoming more prone to ingrown hairs.

Tips for a smooth and comfortable shave

When shaving, it is recommended to use a foam or gel to make the hair easier to cut. Use a sharp razor and shave in the direction of hair growth to avoid cutting hair too short and causing it to grow back into the skin. Avoid using overly tight clothing that can trap hair against the skin and cause ingrown hairs to form.

For individuals with curly or coarse hair, it is best to avoid shaving altogether and opt for other hair removal methods such as waxing or threading. These methods pull the hair out from the root, reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs.

Maintaining Good Hygiene

In addition to these preventive measures, it is important to maintain good hygiene and keep the affected area clean to prevent infection. If you do develop ingrown hairs, avoid picking or squeezing them as this can lead to further irritation and infection. Instead, consider using a warm compress or over-the-counter topical creams to soothe the affected area. If the ingrown hair becomes infected or does not heal, it is important to seek medical attention.

 How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Exfoliating Your Skin before Shaving

Before you break out the razor, it’s important to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells, which can clog your pores and cause razor burn. It also helps to soften the hair on your legs, making for a closer shave. To exfoliate your skin before shaving, simply massage a sugar scrub into wet skin using circular motions. Rinse the scrub off with warm water and follow up with your favorite shave cream or gel.

Shaving in the Direction of Hair Growth

Shaving is a daily routine for many people, but have you ever considered the direction in which you shave? Turns out, it matters. Shaving in the direction of hair growth can result in a closer shave and less irritation. The key is to use short, downward strokes and avoid going over the same area multiple times. Give it a try next time you reach for your razor!

Consider Laser Hair Removal like SHR

Laser hair removal is a popular treatment to remove unwanted hair. The laser targets the hair follicle and destroys it, preventing the hair from growing back. There are many different types of lasers used for this purpose, but SHR is the most effective. It uses a low-energy laser to slowly heat the hair follicle until it is destroyed. This method is much less painful than other types of laser hair removal and has fewer side effects. Laser hair removal can target the hair follicles and prevent them from growing, thereby preventing ingrown hairs.

Steps for Effective Pubic Hair Shaving without Ingrown Hairs

Shaving pubic hair can be a tricky task, as it can often lead to the development of painful ingrown hairs. However, with the right technique and tools, it is possible to achieve a smooth shave without experiencing ingrown hairs. Here are some steps for effective pubic hair shaving without ingrown hairs:

  1. Trim the hair: Before shaving, trim the hair using scissors or clippers to make it easier to shave and reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.
  2. Exfoliate: Exfoliating the pubic area regularly can help prevent ingrown hairs by removing dead skin cells that can clog hair follicles. Use a loofah or washcloth to gently exfoliate the area 2-3 times a week.
  3. Use shaving cream: Apply a shaving cream or gel to the pubic area before shaving. This will help lubricate the skin and prevent irritation and razor burn, which can lead to ingrown hairs.
  4. Use a sharp razor: Use a clean, sharp razor to shave the pubic area, as a dull razor can pull and tug at the hair, leading to irritation and ingrown hairs. It is also recommended to use a single-blade razor to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.
  5. Shave in the direction of hair growth: Shaving against the grain can lead to ingrown hairs, so it is best to shave in the direction of hair growth. Take your time and use short strokes to avoid cuts and nicks.
  6. Moisturize: After shaving, apply a moisturizer or lotion to the pubic area to soothe the skin and prevent dryness, which can lead to ingrown hairs.

By following these steps, you can achieve a smooth pubic hair shave without experiencing painful ingrown hairs. It is important to remember to take your time and be gentle, as rushing or applying too much pressure can lead to irritation and ingrown hairs.

Here are our recommended steps to take for effective public hair shaving without getting ingrown hairs:

Steps for Effective Pubic Hair Shaving without Ingrown Hairs
1. Trim hair to a manageable length using scissors or clippers.
2. Take a warm shower or bath to soften the hair and open up pores.
3. Apply a shaving cream or gel to the area.
4. Use a sharp, clean razor to shave in the direction of hair growth.
5. Rinse the razor frequently to avoid clogging.
6. Use a clean, damp washcloth to wipe away excess shaving cream or gel.
7. Apply a soothing lotion or cream to the area to reduce irritation.
8. Avoid tight clothing or sweating for a few hours after shaving.
9. Repeat the process as necessary to maintain a groomed appearance.
Steps for Effective Pubic Hair Shaving without Ingrown Hairs

Note: It’s important to use caution and take your time when shaving the pubic area to avoid cuts, irritation, or infection.

Prevent Ingrown with Wellaholic’s SHR Hair Removal treatments

The advantage of SHR hair removal in this case is that it can work with customers during both their anagen phase and non-anagen phase, as SHR can target the 50% of the stem cells

Wellaholic’s SHR Hair Removal treatments use pulses of light to heat up and destroy the hair follicle, which helps to prevent ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs occur when the hair curls and grows back into the skin, causing painful pimples and cysts to form. By removing the hair at the root, SHR hair removal reduces the likelihood of the hair growing back into the skin and causing an ingrown hair. As a result, customers who have tried waxing or sugaring and experienced ingrown hairs can benefit from SHR hair removal at Wellaholic.

With the combination of 755nm, 808nm and 1064nm laser wavelengths, SHR technology is more effective than traditional hair removal methods like waxing or IPL, and it ensures that there will be no ingrown hairs, while achieving the goal of permanent hair reduction for gentle, smooth skin.

At Wellaholic, we have many customers who have tried waxing and sugaring, but the ingrown hairs have caused painful pimples and cysts to form, as the ingrown hairs are stuck beneath the skin. With SHR hair removal, we are able to target the hair follicles and stop them from growing after a period of time. In this way, there will be no ingrown hairs, while achieving the goal of permanent hair reduction for gentle, smooth skin.

SHR Permanent Hair Removal with Unlimited Shots

  • Unbeatable in Value and Quality. Wellaholic’s SHR Unlimited Plans offer a hair removal solution that is unbeatable in both value and quality.
  • One Price for All Body Parts. Pay just one low price for a complete hair removal experience for all body parts, including unlimited SHR shots.
  • Permanent Fuss-Free Solution. Say goodbye to the hassle of expensive and ineffective hair removal methods and trust WellaSmooth to deliver a permanent and fuss-free solution for all your hair removal needs.
SHR emits a strong 3000w power of laser energy source to target hair follicles and body hair.

Why Choose SHR Unlimited Prestige and Deluxe Plans?

  • Diode Laser Technology. Developed by Alma Lasers, SHR combines 755nm, 808nm and 1064nm laser wavelengths to target all skin types. 
  • SHR is Better Than IPL. SHR has been shown to be more effective and less painful, particularly for individuals with Asian skin, without the discomfort associated with IPL.
  • Unlimited Shots. We use as many shots as needed to effectively target the hair follicles.
  • Award-Winning. Wellaholic’s WellaSmooth and SHR Hair Removal have been recognized by top beauty publications such as Daily Vanity, Beauty Insider, and Tropika Club Magazine, earning prestigious awards from 2018 to 2023.
  • Ideal for All Skin and Hair Colors. SHR Unlimited Plans (Prestige or Deluxe) are perfect for individuals with any skin color or hair color.
  • For Men and Women. Wellaholic caters to both men and women with our team of skilled therapists, ensuring that every outlet has a diverse and inclusive environment with male and female professionals readily available to attend to your needs.
What is WellaSmooth All-inclusive Hair Removal Regime?

WellaSmooth Includes the Following Three Hair Removal Services

Wellaholic’s Wellaholic All-inclusive Hair Removal regime includes the following three services:

  • SHR Permanent Hair Removal PRESTIGE Unlimited – Enjoy our bestseller SHR hair reduction treatment for all body parts
  • Unlimited Shaving Service – Enjoy unlimited shaving service on all body parts
  • Skin Whitening/Hydrating (PTT) with AfterGlow – Enjoy post-treatment whitening or hydrating therapy followed by AfterGlow red-light treatment to rejuvenate your skin
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See Over 2000 Positive Reviews of Wellaholic (Customer Verifiable)

If you’re looking for a reliable and trustworthy aesthetic chain, Wellaholic might just be the perfect fit for you. With over 2000 genuine customer reviews and testimonials, you can see for yourself why our hair removal services have won numerous awards.

Pricing of SHR Hair Removal Treatments by Wellaholic 

  • Price Transparency. Wellaholic offers pricing transparency by publishing and updating all prices on our website.
  • Flexible Per-Session or Unlimited Plans. Customers can choose from unlimited monthly hair removal plans with unlimited SHR hair removal shots for all body parts, or per-session hair removal price plans.
  • Mix and Match Easily. Wellaholic’s hair removal prices are divided into different categories for easy selection.
  • No Price Shocks. Customers can expect to pay only for the treatments provided instead of being surprised by additional fees or charges at the end of their hair removal session.

Why Wellaholic is One of the Best Hair Removal Providers in Singapore?

  • Leading Hair Removal Chain in Singapore. Wellaholic is a leading hair removal company in Singapore that is highly sought after by customers.
  • Quality & Safe Treatments. The company is committed to providing quality and safe treatments with experienced staff.
  • Wide Range of Hair Removal Treatments. Wellaholic offers a wide range of laser hair removal treatments for various body parts including Brazilian & Bikini, Underarm, Arms, Back & Shoulder Hair Removal, and Leg Hair Removal.
  • Trained & Experienced Consultants. All treatments are performed by trained professionals who understand the skincare needs of both female and male customers.
  • Advanced SHR Technology. Advanced SHR technology is used to ensure a safe experience with no downtime or discomfort during the entire process.
  • Most Affordable Provider. Wellaholic provides competitive pricing for its treatments which makes it one of the most affordable providers in Singapore.
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Reason 1: Wellaholic’s Unlimited Plans Save You Lots of Money

  • Unlimited Hair Removal Plans. Wellaholic offers unlimited plans for permanent hair removal with unlimited shots.
  • Pay One Price for All Body Parts. Customers pay one nett price for hair removal on all body parts, including chin, lips, underarms, back, chest, stomach, legs, and private regions (both front and back).
  • Huge Cost Savings. With the unlimited plan, there are no separate fees for hair removal on different body parts, leading to huge cost savings.
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Reason 2: Wellaholic Has Over 50 Awards and 2000 Genuine Customer Reviews

  • Over 50 Awards. Wellaholic’s WellaSmooth and SHR Hair Removal have been recognized by top beauty publications such as Daily Vanity, Beauty Insider, and Tropika Club Magazine, earning prestigious awards from 2018 to 2023.
  • Over 2000 Verified Customer Reviews. Wellaholic has over 2000 verified positive reviews from our customers in Singapore and beyond.
  • Verifiable Reviews. The reviews are verified and positive, which indicates the high level of customer satisfaction (see reviews below).
  • Over 50% Repeat Customers. More than 50% of Wellaholic’s customers are repeat and recurring customers.
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Reason 3: It’s Easy to Book an Appointment at Wellaholic

  • Open 361 Days Per Year. Wellaholic’s 8 outlets are open 361 days a year, including public holidays, so that customers can easily book an appointment.
  • No Queues. All appointments are booked in advanced to prevent the need to queue and wait unnecessarily during peak hours.
  • Easy Online Booking. Customers can conveniently book and reschedule appointments online or via the booking app.
  • No Extra Cost for Choosing Consultant. Customers can select their preferred consultant without having to pay any additional fees.

Wellaholic is a premium aesthetic chain with 8 outlets across Singapore, specializing in a wide range of top-quality services. Our expertise includes hair removal, technology facials, hair regrowth, teeth whitening, and slimming treatments, among others. We offer advanced treatments such as microneedling, permanent hair removal, fat freeze, and body sculpting that are designed to deliver long-lasting results. Wellaholic is a domain expert in aesthetics with over 50 local and international awards, recognized for our excellence in the field of aesthetic treatments. Our commitment to quality is reflected in our state-of-the-art technology and equipment, along with their highly trained staff who provide personalized attention to each client.

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