23 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Ingrown Hair Effectively

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Ingrown hairs also known as razor bumps happen when a hair curls up and grows inwards instead of popping out. An ingrown hair is always followed by an infection which leads to swelling, redness and irritation resembling a pimple. Shaving or waxing more frequently can lead to ingrown hairs.

Though ingrown hairs are not dangerous they can be painful and unappealing. Usually, ingrown hairs grow back out of the skin in some time but with simple home remedies, you can speed up the process and reduce the discomforts caused by them.

How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs with Home Remedies

Here is a list of top 23 home remedies that are helpful in dealing with ingrown hairs. You may not see the result overnight but with regular follow up you can reduce and prevent the ingrown hairs.

1. Sugar Scrub

The gritty nature of sugar helps to exfoliate the dead skin and the ingrown hair to come out. It makes the skin soft and supple.

  • Combine 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 10 drops each of lavender oil and tea tree essential oil.
  • Apply the mixture on the affected areas.
  • Gently massage in circular motions for few minutes.
  • Leave it on for another few minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat the process 1 – 2 times in a week.

Note: You can store the remaining scrub in refrigerator for a week.

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