Ingrowns FML

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By Dulcinea de Roany

We’ve all had ingrown hairs. They’re itchy and irritating. They are not attractive. We get asked a lot about how you can prevent and get rid of ingrown hairs.

Here are some tips from the experts at Humble Bee Beauty Studio.


What Are Ingrown Hairs?

Ingrown hairs occur when dead skin cells clog up in the mouth of the hair follicle underneath the skin.  They create little bumps that are prone to infection. Ingrown hairs occur because your skin growth is faster than your hair growth. The hairs then curl back around and grown back into your skin rather than out of it.

What Causes Ingrown Hairs?

There are several causes of ingrown hairs. Often, cutting or shaving hair too closely to the skin can cause them. You can also get them from waxing especially if the waxer does not properly remove the hair, then those broken hairs tend to get covered by the skin faster.

How Do You Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs?

There are multiple ways to get rid of ingrown hairs. Most of them are painful and involve sharp tools like tweezers and blades. Instead of attacking your skin with a razor or pick, try an exfoliating scrub and prevention techniques like natural hair removal. Here at Humble Bee, we believe in products that are natural. Flawless by Whish for example is used to prevent ingrowns and cleans the skin by creating natural exfoliation. We also have an add-on treatment after our Brazilian or Leg services to remove those annoying ingrowns. It is a Hungarian mud mask by Tamara's Sugar™ which is an excellent treatment to help purge and prevent ingrown hairs.

How Do You Prevent Ingrown Hairs?

Sugaring hair removal can lead to permanent hair reduction, as well as remove ingrown hairs by lifting up the dead cells and dirt. This helps clear up the mouth of the follicle which helps your hair grow back normally. Sugaring treatments every two to three weeks are the right way to get started! You’ll notice less hairs and ingrowns.

Also do not believe the myths! Shaving will not revitalize your skin but will do the opposite. At Humble Bee we always tell clients to try the perfect combination of sugaring and exfoliation. Regular exfoliation will keep dead skin from clogging your pores and follicles. The best way to keep hydrated is to apply a water-based moisturizer every day, and drink lots of water!

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