Best Hair Removal Method to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Best Hair Removal Method to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Best Hair Removal Method to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs can be oh-so irritating! Even though ingrowns are common when removing hair, those little red bumps can leave us feeling itchy and self conscious.

Luckily, there are simple ways to keep ingrowns from appearing when removing hair and we’ve got all the details right here. Read up on Veet’s hair removal method to prevent ingrown hair so you can feel confident in your skin all year long.

What are Ingrown Hairs?

Ingrown hairs are red, swollen, itchy bumps that typically arise on the legs, underarms, and the bikini area. When a hair is removed either through methods of shaving, tweezing, or waxing, it can grow back curly and become trapped under a layer of skin.

Though common, ingrown hairs can be an incredibly frustrating and sometimes painful experience that takes time to resolve. When the hair becomes too deep within a bump or cyst, it can be difficult to remove. Keep in mind that popping ingrown hair can increase your risk for infection or scarring of the skin.

Whatever you do, don’t panic! Instead, let’s look at some of Veet’s at-home hair removal techniques to help you steer clear of ingrown hairs.

Hair Removal Methods and Preventing Ingrown Hair

If you’re prone to ingrown hairs along your bikini line, under arms, legs or any other sensitive parts of your body, there are different methods of hair removal that can help prevent ingrowns while giving you smooth skin. Before you remove hair be sure to use Veet’s prepping guide to set your skin up for the best results.

1. Shaving

Shaving is one of the most common and easily accessible methods of hair removal. Using only a little soap or cream and some warm water, shaving your body can be done relatively quickly.

For the purpose of preventing ingrown hairs, shaving can lead to ingrown hair if not done with a sharp razor. However, even with a clean shave, the hair can only be cut just above the skin’s surface, making it easier for hair to curl back into the skin.

2. Depilatory Creams

Depilatory creams are formulated with ingredients that react with the hair follicles, making them become weak and loose enough to fall out. After application, you can easily wipe your hair off with ease in as little as three minutes.

Creams are a great choice for people who still want silky smooth results and are short on time. It removes hair from the base and hydrates skin so hair doesn’t grow back as fast.

Ensure this product is right for you. Always read product label and follow instructions.

3. Waxing

Waxing is one of the best ways to remove hair and prevent ingrown hair — especially in sensitive areas of the body like under arms, face and bikini line.

Unlike shaving or depilatory creams, waxing removes the entire hair follicle from root to help prevent it from growing back as quickly. Another benefit is that waxing hair does not result in sharp hair tips which are more likely to curl back into the skin causing ingrown hair.

Ensure this product is right for you. Always read product label and follow instructions.

Recommended Veet® Hair Removal Products to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Finding a product that fits most hair types can be tricky. Fortunately, we have just the product for you.

Discover long lasting smoothness with Veet® Professional™ Wax Strips, Face, Bikini & Underarm, For Sensitive Skin, with Almond Oil*. Get up to 28 days of long lasting smoothness featuring an EasyGrip™ tab that helps you remove the shortest of hairs** from the root even on the 1st application.

Veet® PURE wax strips make it easy to wax at home while still getting great results. Here’s how to use them:

1. Separate the wax strips

2. Apply one strip to skin and gently rub in the direction of your hair growth

3. Hold skin taut and pull from rounded tab

4. Use the Perfect Finish Wipe to get rid of excess wax

Ensure this product is right for you. Always read product label and follow instructions.

Ingrown Hairs Are Common

Ingrown hairs are common and don’t make you any less beautiful — whether you choose to remove hair to grow it out, it’s important to consider the hair removal methods that work best for you and your skin.

*Ensure this product is right for you. Always read and follow product label.

**1.5 mm