We all have it, and it does have a purpose. But it’s your business what you choose to do with it. Ingrown pubic hairs are more common because the hair is coarser and curlier than the hair on the rest of your body. You can get ingrown hairs even if you keep the pubic hair but it’s much more common if you shave or wax.
What is an ingrown hair?
It happens when the hair grows back into the skin instead of rising from it. The result is a bump on the skin that can cause redness, pain, itching and infection.
Why it happens
It can happen when dead skin cells clog hair follicles, forcing the hair to grow at a different angle under the skin. They also occur when the skin is dry and/or dehydrated, and the hair isn't strong enough to pierce the derm.
Tight clothing can also cause ingrown hairs. People with curlier and coarser pubic hair are more prone to them.
How to prevent ingrown hairs
· Keep the skin moist with an oil or a cream intended for the area. Cleansing + Moisturising Oil Sea Buckthorn + Fragonia helps to soothe the skin and prevent infections due to the antibacterial effect of the Fragonia oil. (Apply on damp skin.) You can also use The Illuminator to keep the skin moist and to help prevent inflammation and hyperpigmentation.
· Scrub the area 3 times a week with Gel-To-Milk Scrub Coconut to get rid of dead skin cells that clog the pores and prevent the hair from rising from the skin.
· Avoid tight clothing and go commando as often as you can.
Long term side effects
Ingrown hairs or infections can cause areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It’s sometimes referred to as pseudo scarring. It's the skin’s reaction to injury or inflammation which results in increased melanin production.
Gel-To-Milk Scrub Coconut accelerates cell turnover and helps to disperse pigment from the skin's surface.
The Illuminator helps to prevent and fade hyperpigmentation.