Ingrown hairs along the bikini line can be both painful and unsightly. This guide from WooWoo for preventing ingrowns will help maintain healthy and irritation-free skin. In this blog post, we will explore various tips and techniques to help you avoid the pesky problem of ingrown hairs.
From proper shaving techniques to post-shave care and alternative hair removal methods, WooWoo will provide you with a complete guide to achieving a smooth bikini line without the worry of ingrown hairs.
Step 1: Exfoliation for Smooth Skin ✅
Regular exfoliation is a key step in preventing ingrowns. It helps remove dead skin cells that can block hair follicles and cause hairs to grow inward - this is what results in the red bumps that can then become infected and turn into spots. Here are some exfoliation tips:
-Gentle Exfoliation: Use an exfoliating scrub such as Skin Saviour Pomegranate Body Scrub or
a soft brush to gently exfoliate the bikini area. The Woowoo scrub is made with pomegranate, which is renowned for its antibacterial properties.
-Regularity: Aim to exfoliate the bikini area 1-2 times per week to maintain smooth skin and prevent the buildup of dead skin cells.
-Pre-hair Removal Exfoliation: Exfoliate the bikini area before hair removal to help lift any trapped hairs.
Step 2: Hair Removal methods ✅
Shaving is a popular method for bikini line hair removal, as it’s quick and cheap to do but it's definitely not the best. The razor cuts off the hair and leaves a blunt end at skin level which is the main cause of ingrowns and shaving can cause red, painful shaving rash. If you do prefer to tidy up your pubic hair with a razor or its a quick tidy up inbetween waxes. Here are our best tips to avoid ingrowns:
-Take a warm shower or soak in a bath before shaving to soften the hair and open the pores.
-Apply a shaving gel or use a multitasker such as Cranberry Cleanse
(use this product if you are planning to remove more hair than just your bikini line as it’s specially ph-balanced for intimate skin) this provides a smooth surface for the razor to prevent razor rash
-Use a Sharp Razor: A dull blade can cause more irritation and increase the chances of ingrown hairs.
-Shave in the Direction of Hair Growth: Shave in the direction of hair growth to minimize the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs. Avoid going over the same area multiple times.
If you frequently experience ingrowns or razor rash, you should look at alternative methods for hair removal such as waxing or hair removal creams.
Waxing produces the longest lasting results as it removes the hair from the root, this can be done at home using products such as Tame It! Wax Strips or in a salon. Removing the hair from the root reduces the chances of ingrown hairs but it can be painful and going to keep up with it can be expensive.
Hair removal cream
Hair Removal creams like Tame It! lie in between waxing and shaving - they are quick and easy to use and give super smooth, long lasting results. Hair removal creams are now and because it dissolves the hair down to the hair root there’s no ingrowns or itchy regrowth.
Step 3: Post hair removal skincare ✅
Proper post hair removal care is crucial for preventing ingrown hairs and soothing the skin. Follow these steps:
-Apply a Soothing Lotion like Saddle Sore a gentle moisturiser with natural oils to hydrate and calm the skin. Look for products that contain ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile, known for their soothing properties.
-Avoid Tight Clothing: Opt for loose-fitting clothing to allow the skin to breathe and prevent friction, which can exacerbate ingrown hairs and make razor rash much worse.
You can remove as much or as little hair as you like and you don’t have to suffer with ingrowns. The 3 step process to smooth bikini line skin is exfoliating, hair removal by waxing or hair removal cream and then a soothing balm which will leave you with hair free, care free skin!