How To Treat Ingrown Hair At Home
Here’s some tips to get rid of the ingrown hair as quickly as it appears.
1. Warm Washcloth Or Soft Toothbrush
Ingrown hair can be gently taken out of the hair follicle with the help of a washcloth or a toothbrush. Simply take your warm washcloth and apply it to the ingrown hair to relax the pores. Then just rub the cloth in a circular motion to uncurl the hair in the follicle. This works on ingrown hair that is still in the early stages.
If this does not work, repeat the circular motion on that area with a toothbrush instead of a washcloth.
2. Avoid Irritating The Ingrown Hair
The first thing you need to do when you discover ingrown hair is avoiding things that may irritate it. You will need to stop shaving, waxing, or plucking in that area. You should also avoid scratching it and wear loose clothing to avoid friction. These practices may just get rid of the ingrown hair itself. When the hair grows to 10 millimeters in length, it will come out of the follicle itself. Then you can just pluck it out with the help of a tweezer. Don’t forget to clean the area to avoid any infection.