Ingrown hairs is unfortunately part of waxing. Why do we get ingrowns?!? It’s very simple- it’s due to two factors: first is when the hair is removed from the follicle the pore is now open so it becomes compacted with dead skin so the hair can’t come to the surface. Secondly waxing, especially on the bikini area, will weaken hair growth so as this process happens the hair becomes too weak to push to the surface of the skin so in both cases the hair will just turn around and grow back into the follicle or else it will run parallel to the skins surface..
So What to or should you do:
Prevention is always better then cure so make sure you exfoliate every day, I use exfoliating mitts which are cheap and can be washed after each time you use them. Use with a mild shower gel. But this alone normally won’t prevent ingrown hairs, as long term waxing means the hair becomes weaker and can’t push through the surface.
As a waxer I struggled for years to find and provide my clients with a product that met me and my clients’ expectation, so I made my own.. Simply called Ingrown Hair solution, it does what it says on the bottle. It has 2% salicylic acid and sea buckthorn, the salicylic acid will draw the hair to the surface and the sea buckthorn repairs underlying damage to the skin. This product is all organic using only highest quality ingredients..