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How can I prevent ingrown hairs around my penis?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Trim, don't shave

MANSCAPING: Ingrown hairs occur when the tip of a hair gets caught underneath the skin surface but continues to grow while trapped inside the follicle, creating a "hair pimple".
If you get waxed (Brazilian) or shave very closely, you increase the chance that a hair will get caught beneath the surface. If you want a "neat" appearance, try trimming the hair with an electric clipper instead.

In brief: Trim, don't shave

MANSCAPING: Ingrown hairs occur when the tip of a hair gets caught underneath the skin surface but continues to grow while trapped inside the follicle, creating a "hair pimple".
If you get waxed (Brazilian) or shave very closely, you increase the chance that a hair will get caught beneath the surface. If you want a "neat" appearance, try trimming the hair with an electric clipper instead.
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