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Can it be common to get ingrown hairs from a Brazilian wax?

Can it be common to get ingrown hairs from a Brazilian wax?

Brazilian Wax: A brazilian waxing may contribute to ingrown hairs, or more commonly to inflammation around the "plucked" hair follicle. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more


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After a manzillian wax what should I apply to the irritated skin? Also, any recommendations on what to use to avoid ingrown hairs?

After a manzillian wax what should I apply to the irritated skin? Also, any recommendations on what to use to avoid ingrown hairs?

Aloe: Slow or bit e is soothing. Now the only way to avoid ingrown hairs is to be rid ofvtreatmen. You can do this with electrolysis or perhaps laser tx. Both options are permanent however expensive ...Read more

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I can't seem to prevent ingrown hairs on my inner thighs no matter the precautions I take before waxing and after.?

Ingrown Hair: Exfoliate your skin before you wax to get rid of dead skin and release trapped hairs that could be forced back into the skin while waxing. Just lather up with a loofah in the shower, or create your own body scrub by mixing a cup of brown sugar with 3 tbsp. Of olive oil and 1 tbsp. Of milk. Scrub in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then rinse away and pat dry before waxing. ...Read more

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I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

Needs evaluation: It is impossible to tell you if this is normal or not in a virtual setting. You must see a MD to evaluate this spot if you are concerned, preferably a GYN. ...Read more

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Is brazillian wax or shaving better if I'm prone to ingrown hairs and prefer to keep the area bare? How do I best prevent irritation?

Shave.: In general waxing tends to create more ingrown hairs, because you're pulling the hairs out by their roots. Shave, but use a single-blade or electric razor, not the fancy multi-blade models. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea; ingrown hairs occur when hair shafts are shaved below the skin line, allowing them to grow inward instead of back out of the skin. ...Read more

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I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

You shouldn't be: Applying waxing strips to your vulva. The tissues are very delicate. It is best to have sugar waxing techniques to the bikini line or inner thigh done by a professional. ...Read more

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I have lots of ingrown hairs & marks on my legs & thighs from using epilator & waxing & lots of bumps from shaving what can I do to make them go away?

I have lots of ingrown hairs & marks on my legs & thighs from using epilator & waxing & lots of bumps from shaving what can I do to make them go away?

Dermatologist: All these procedures can cause ingrowing hairs, bumps and scarring. Letting the hair grow may help ease this problem. If the problems is severe you may want to see a dermatologist to see if they can offer some treatments to speed up the process. ...Read more

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I have black pimple down there which are actually ingrown hairs called razor bumps I have tried waxing also but doesn't affect can you please tell me any other procedure of preventing them?

Laser removal: Hair follicles can be destroyed by laser so that hair will not grow again. Consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/hair-removal/laser-hair-removal For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I wax pubic area; last month got ingrown hair - purple-ish bump. Small, hasn't grown, but tried to pick tonight & stings/bleeds -infection? Dr? To do?

I wax pubic area; last month got ingrown hair - purple-ish bump. Small, hasn't grown, but tried to pick tonight & stings/bleeds -infection? Dr? To do?

Antibiotics: F it is small you can try topical antibiotics like bacitracin or neosporin. Warm baths may help. Keep the area clean with soap and water. If it worsens, it may need oral antibiotics or even incision and drainage. See your doctor if it worsens. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my pubic hair is extremely coarse and prone to ingrown hair and folliculitis with waxing while my skin is fair?

What do you suggest if my pubic hair is extremely coarse and prone to ingrown hair and folliculitis with waxing while my skin is fair?

Avoid waxing!: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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Is getting a Brazilian wax safe. Is it also safe if you dobt leave any area around your vagina, and do you have to worry about ingrown hairs from waxin?

Is getting a Brazilian wax safe. Is it also safe if you dobt leave any area around your vagina, and do you have to worry about ingrown hairs from waxin?

Yes.: If by safe, you mean it shouldn't permanently damage your female parts. Theoretically, you shouldn't get ingrown hairs from waxing since you're taking the hairs out from the roots. However, waxing is not perfect and some hairs might break near the ends and grow back to form an ingrown hair. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do you get ingrown hairs after electrolysis?

Do you get ingrown hairs after electrolysis?

Sometimes: Hair roots that are not properly inactivated by the electrolysis process will grow back, and sometimes they will grow inward. That's why laser hair removal often works better than electrolysis. ...Read more

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Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

Why do I get ingrown hairs on my head?

No ingrown hair: There is no ingrown hair per se. It's a misconception that people feed on. What you have is inflammation of the hair folicule (sac) that is known as boil or medically as forunculitis. Why you get it is a good question. It indicates that local immune response is impaired. That can be seen in people with diabetes, psoriasis, or other systemic or local causes. Often no cause can be determined. ...Read more

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Why do I get ingrown hairs in bikini area?

Shaving: Shaving too close to the skin may cause the hair to curl back and grow under the skin. You can stop this by not shaving, not shaving too close to the skin, or waxing. Good luck ...Read more

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How can I shave and not get ingrown hairs? How can I treat ingrown hair w/o scaring myslef?

Shaving issues...: Shaving might cause problems in some people which include ingrown hairs, inflammation, infections. My recommendation is to probably use alternative ways to get rid of the hair if the problem is recurrent. You might need to see a Dermatologist and consider permanent hair removal treatment. ...Read more