5 ways To Prevent Ingrown Hairs

If you have ever had ingrown hair, you know how much they suck - no matter where they are. If you are unfamiliar, ingrown hairs are those that have curled and grown back into the skin. They can crop up anywhere, legs, bikini line, armpits and face. They are painful, itchy, and completely irritating.

By using Veet, you can actually decrease your chances of getting ingrown hairs. Some Veet creams give you up to 80% less ingrown hairs than shaving. However whether you are also choosing to shave or wax, we have a few tips to help decrease your chances of getting them.

Heat Your Skin

Aside from shaving being a part of your shower routine, there are actually benefits to doing it then! Heat and water helps you loosen your skin and open up your pores, helping you easily prep and maximize your hair removal.

Let Your Hair Grow Out!

There's absolutely nothing wrong with letting your hair grow. In fact, it is actually THE best way to prevent ingrown hairs. However if you prefer to opt for hair removal, there is a downside to shaving too frequently.


As ingrown hairs are often caused by when the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells. Exfoliating helps remove the build up of dead skin cells therefore decreasing the chances of ingrown hairs. Exfoliating also offers the added bonus of leaving your skin smooth. We encourage you to exfoliate 24 hours before hair removal.

Swap to a Cream

As we mentioned, Veet creams can actually decrease the chances of you getting ingrown hairs. As shaving simply cuts the hair, oftentimes when it grows back, it grows with a sharper edge that can easily poke back into your skin. Swapping to a cream dissolves the hair rather than just cutting it short.

We recommend any of our Veet® In-Shower Hair Removal Creams! A great addition to your shower routine!

Wear loose clothing after hair removal

Your skin is healthiest when it has time to breathe. The friction from tight clothing can cause friction and trapping that then leads to ingrown hairs. Wearing loose clothing immediately after hair removal and a few days after can definitely help.

While these are preventive methods, of course ingrown hairs are inevitable, and they are nothing to be ashamed of. As we’ve already said, while preventative care can help, the real and true best prevention method is to let your hair grow out!