After pimples and dark spots, ingrown pubic hair tops the list of one of the most annoying skin issues among women. It registers as an unexpected, curious bump around your bikini line that can be painful, sensitive and uncomfortable.
Ingrown hairs occur when strands of hair burrow back into the skin instead of growing out from the root. When the hair begins to burrow back in, it causes the body to launch an inflammatory reaction against the hair as if it were a splinter hence the bumpy, pimple like reaction.
Shaving the area around your v-card causes irritation. The pressure and inconsistent hair removal cause the hair shaft to break below the skin’s surface.
However, if you find yourself plagued with ingrown pubic hairs do not fret. Unlike acne and skin plugs, ingrown pubic hair can be prevented. Below are some of the preventative measures;
- Use a Clean Blade to Shave
In case you like getting rid of the hair with a blade, ensure the blade is sharp, clean and well sanitised to rid it of bacteria.
Exfoliating removes traces of dead skin and extra oil that might be blocking your hair from growing out. You can use a wet cloth to exfoliate on your sensitive part or a bump eraser body scrub.
3. Lubricate Before Shaving
The point is to avoid unnecessary friction while you’re shaving. Use a shaving cream, soap or natural oil to reduce friction.
4. Shave along the Grain
Move the blade the same direction the hair is growing. This is very important to avoid ingrown hairs.
In some instances, ingrown hair problem might persist against your better judgement. In that case, consult with your gynaecologist for a kind hair removal remedy.