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What I Did to Remove My Ingrown Hairs!

What I Did to Remove My Ingrown Hairs!

Ingrown hair causes & symptoms

So first things first, what even are ingrown hairs? Well, ingrown hair (also commonly known as razor bumps) are hairs that grow under your skin, rather than growing outwards. These can happen for a few different reasons - dead skin can clog hair follicles, friction from tight clothing can restrict a hair's ability to grow, or it could simply be a result of curly hair bending backwards and re-entering your skin rather than growing straight up and out!

Shaving, waxing and tweezing can all cause ingrown hairs, leaving us with red, pimple-like bumps, or boil-like sores that are painful and itchy. Ingrown hairs can become infected and can even leave scars or discolorations on your skin if you scratch or pick at them. If you’re anything like me, hair removal is an important part of my beauty ritual, and since ingrown hairs can occur anywhere that you remove hair (your face & neck, beard, scalp, legs, armpits, chest, pubic area etc) ingrown hairs felt like an evil, inevitable foe that I would always be fighting.
Well, luckily we are not alone in this battle and there are solutions available to help prevent and treat those unsightly ingrowns! I’m here to share my experience with ingrown hairs and tell you how I got the smooth soft skin that I’d always dreamt of!

Ingrown hair treatment & cures

As someone with dark and curly hair on all parts of my body, including my head, I am no stranger to the ingrown hair. I started developing ingrown hairs as soon as I started shaving my legs in middle school, and I have tried a plethora of methods to overcome them. Believe it or not, picking at your ingrown hairs, and attempting DIY extractions is NOT the best solution - but that never stopped me. As a result, I was left with a pox of open wounds and blemishes on my skin. Not the look I was going for when I started the hair removal process in my youth.

For more serious cases of ingrown hair, doctors may prescribe various medications, steroids, topical antibiotics, or over-the-counter creams to soothe the discomfort. Eventually, I learned that your best offence is a good defence, as they say…

Ingrown hair prevention

For starters, it’s very important to make sure that whatever hair removal technique you are going with, you are doing it correctly! Improved shaving techniques, like using shaving creams and making sure that you are shaving in the direction of hair growth can be a very helpful preventative step.

If you are waxing, make sure to follow the instructions closely and know exactly what you’re supposed to be doing, as all waxes are different. Just because you’ve used one wax before, doesn't mean that’s the right way to use another. Always read the enclosed instruction sheet, or check out Parissa’s website for
comprehensive how-to videos!

My number one not-so-secret secret weapon though is EXFOLIATION! Clearing away dead skin cells, increasing blood flood to the area, and coaxing my new little hairs to grow straight out through my skin is the BEST way I’ve found to combat the plight of ingrown hair!

My proven 3 step routine for preventing and treating ingrown hair

  

Alright, we need to exfoliate, but what exactly does that mean? There are three steps to a truly killer exfoliation routine - those are CLEANSE, EXFOLIATE, and MOISTURIZE! Cleansing with a gentle alcohol-free cleanser keeps your pores clean and open to reduce infection, scrubbing away impurities with a physical exfoliant, like a brush or a sponge, creates a clear path for your hair to grow, and applying a gentle moisturizing oil to hydrate is the way to reach new levels of smooth, soft, clear skin!

The Parissa Ingrown Hair Removal Kit is my GO-TO solution for ingrown hair prevention. Trust me, it’s a game-changer.

The Complete Ingrown Hair Removal Kit

The Parissa Ingrown Hair Removal Kit is the ultimate kit for treating and preventing ingrown hair, and it’s 100% natural! The kit comes complete with three items, The Ingrown Rescue Soap - a gentle cleanser with Tea Tree oil to purify pores and soothe inflamed skin, The Konjac Sponge - made with finely ground walnut shells to naturally exfoliate, gently removing dry skin cells, and the Parissa Ultra Soothe Oil - a blend of natural essential oils formulated to hydrate, replenish and restore your skin while reducing inflammation (which you should honestly buy in bulk because it’s so amazing for your skin)!

My struggle with ingrown hair is finally over thanks to the new Parissa Hair Removal Kit and I couldn’t be happier about it! If you’re like me and you have struggled with ingrown hair, give it a try, you won’t regret it.

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