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How to reduce the growth of ingrown hair

Ingrown hair… looks really embarrassing!! This is a common problem which both men and women face. It is not such a big issue but can be irritating so it is necessary to remove it. There are weird bumps on your body and you think what is such a thing? And it is nothing but the growth of ingrown hairs.

WHAT IS INGROWN HAIR?

Ingrown hair

When your hair curls and grow inside the skin. And does not grow upwards is known as ingrown hairs. Dead skin cells clog the hair follicles and its forced to grow the hair inside under the skin. And it leads to ingrown hairs. Usually, in men, they get ingrown hair on their cheeks, neck area, and chin. While in women it grows mostly on armpit and leg area. It can also found on the face and pubic area.

Ingrown hair

Sometimes these ingrown hair form into a red bump. If it is single then it does not pain much. But, if red bumps are formed in bulk then it leads to pain. It will also give itchy feeling and you will be uncomfortable with such bumps. It can also get infected if not treated properly.

This problem is mostly seen in people with curly hairs. So, it is necessary to cure the growth of ingrown hairs with natural home remedies. These natural remedies will help to reduce the growth of ingrown hairs.

REMEDIES TO GET RID OF INGROWN HAIR

Apple cider vinegar:-

This is a simple remedy to cure your problem very easily at home. It is rich in an antibacterial property. So it helps to kill bacteria and also cure an infection. It also helps to open the clogged skin pores. So that your hairs can grow in an upward direction. Apple cider vinegar also helps in removing dead skin cells.

–> How to prepare it:

Take some apple cider vinegar and a cotton ball. Now, dip the cotton ball in apple cider vinegar. And apply it to the affected area. Leave it to dry out naturally. After 20 minutes, wash it with normal water.

–> How many times to use it:

You need to do this thrice a week for best result.

(NOTE:- If you have sensitive skin then use apple cider vinegar in diluted form. Take an equal amount of water with vinegar and then use it.)

Warm compress to get rid of ingrown hair:-

warm compress for Ingrown hair

Everyone can do this simple and easy method. This method is best for lazy people. Warm soft cloth helps in bringing the ingrown hair on the surface of the skin. So that it starts growing in the upward direction. So go for this warm compress method to get rid of such a problem.

–> How to prepare it:

Take one soft cloth and some warm water. Soak the cloth in the warm water and remove it. Now, squeeze the excess water and keep it on the affected area. You need to leave it for a few minutes.

–> How many times to use it:

Use it twice or thrice every day to get rid of ingrown hairs.

Tea tree essential oil:-

Tea tree essential oil is rich in an antibacterial property. So it helps to remove any infection from your skin. It is also rich in an anti-inflammatory property. And also contains a healing property which helps to remove ingrown hairs. This essential oil helps to loosen the skin pores. So that ingrown hairs can be removed easily.

–> How to prepare it:

Take a few drops of tea tree essential oil and add to one tablespoon of coconut oil. Mix it well and apply it on the affected area. You need to massage for a few minutes. Now, leave it for about 15 minutes. After that, wash it off with lukewarm water.

–> How many times to use it:

You need to use this twice daily for curing this problem.

(NOTE:- Coconut oil is beneficial for reducing ingrown hairs. But, you can also use olive oil instead of coconut oil. As it is also beneficial in treating this problem.)

Sugar scrub:-

sugar scrub for Ingrown hair

Natural sugar scrub helps in exfoliating and removing dead skin cells. It also helps in removing blackheads and whiteheads. And also removes excess oil and dirt from your skin. Sugar scrub gently cleanses and unclog the skin pores.

–> How to prepare it:

Take one cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of olive oil, and few drops of lavender essential oil. Mix all the ingredients and apply it on the affected area. Now, gently scrub in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes. Leave for few more minutes (approx. 5 minutes). And then wash it with lukewarm water. Pat dry and apply a good moisturizer.

–> How many times to use it:

Use this sugar scrub twice a week for best result.

(NOTE:- You can also add organic honey for more benefits. And you can also add tea tree essential oil or neem essential oil if you are dealing with an infection.)

So, these were some of the natural remedies to reduce the growth of ingrown hairs. You can try any of the above and get rid of such a problem. Use it regularly and you will surely see the result.

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