Monday, 13 October 2014

Home Remedies for Ingrown Hair

Ingrown Hair Treatment with Home Remedies

Ingrown hair means a type of hair which is appeared on the skin suddenly or from the childhood and is also named as razor bumps. Commonly that type of hair have curled around and grown back into the skin rather than rising up from it.

An ingrown looks like a raised, red bump just like a pimple occur on the skin. Sometimes, there may be pus gather inside the bump and the condition gets worse. Along with it, redness, swelling, inflammation, pain and irritation in that area also appear.
home remedies for ingrown hair
The reason of ingrown hair and its chances start to develop on the skin when people shave the areas where unwanted hairs are found like beard area, legs, underarms and bikini area. There are some useful home remedies for reducing the ingrown hair. It may be helpful.

1.  Sugar

Sugar is an amazing thing for scrubbing the skin and reducing the unwanted hair and ingrown hair. It is because sugar exfoliates the skin, removing dead cells and helps ingrown hair to come out of the skin.
  • Take one cup of white sugar and mix one-half cup of extra-virgin olive oil or jojoba oil in it.
  • Take 10 drops of tea tree oil and lavender essential oil and stir it.
  • Apply just a little amount of this scrub on the affected area.
  • Scrub the skin with gentle hands in circular motions for few minutes. After then wash off your skin with lukewarm water.
  • Make a habit of using this remedy once or twice a week as needed.

2.  Baking Soda

As baking soda contains anti-inflammatory properties so it is very soothing for the skin. The redness and itching caused by ingrown hair can fully reduce when you apply baking soda remedy.
  • Take one tbsp of baking soda and mix with one cup of water. Take a cotton ball and dip in it. Dab gently on the affected area. Leave it for at least five minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
  • Make a homemade scrub while putting one tsp of baking soda and ground oatmeal with one tbsp of water. Mix them well together until it turns into a thick paste. Apply it smoothly on the skin and leave it for five minutes only. After that rinse it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy twice daily as required.

See - Home Remedies for Razor Bumps

3.  Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is another ingredient that helps in healing the skin and preventing it from severe infection. It is due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
  • In the two tbsp of distilled water, add five drops of tea tree oil. Apply the mixture on to the affected skin after cleansing the area with antibacterial soap. Leave it for at least 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
  • Mix three drops of tea tree oil in one tbsp of olive oil. Apply this on the affected area and massage with gentle hands for few minutes. Leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
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4.  Aspirin

Inflammation and redness are two most common issues concerning ingrown hair and aspirin is an anti-agent which helps in relieving the both. The salicylic acid present in aspirin scrubs away dead skin cells and loosen the insulted hair.
  • Take two aspirin tablets and soak in one tsp of warm water until it forms like a paste.
  • Add one tsp of honey in this paste.
  • Apply this on the affected skin.
  • Leave it for 10 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and then rub gently with the tissue.

5.  Salt

For exfoliating the skin, salt is the greatest ingredient should be used for this purpose. It also helps in increasing blood circulation, promoting the healing areas and reducing the swelling and inflammation.
  • Mix one and half tsp of salt in one cup of lukewarm water.
  • Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and rub the affected area with the gentle hands.
  • Leave it for few minutes then rinse it off with cold water.
  • Follow this remedy for twice daily until the ingrown hair completely clears up.

6.  Black Tea Bags

Black tea bags are also beneficial to get rid of ingrown hairs. Black tea has tannic acid that helps in reducing the redness and helps in soothing the skin.
  • Moist a black tea bag in the warm water. Rub gently over the affected area for two to three minutes. Repeat it several times daily as needed.
  • Abrupt a black tea bag in hot water for certain minutes. After that remove it from water and squeeze out the liquid into a bowl. Now mix one tsp of coconut water in it. Soak a cotton ball in that mixture and then press it gently on the affected skin. Do it until you don’t see the sign of improvement.
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7.  Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is common and everyone is introduced with it. It is very effective and remedies made by aloe vera are very essential for different purposes related to the skin. Similarly aloe vera also shows some cooling nature that provides instant relief from itchiness and inflammation caused by ingrown hairs.
  • Extract the gel from aloe vera leaf.
  • Rub the gel on the ingrown hair area and allow it to dry for about half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Do this two times daily.

8.  Honey

Honey contains the similar properties with the sugar. It has antibacterial properties also due to which it helps in preventing the infections. Honey on the other hand moisturizes the skin and reduces swelling.
  • Take a thin layer of honey on the finger tip and directly apply on the irritated skin.
  • Let it dry for 10 minutes in the natural air. After that wash it off with cold water.
  • Do this remedy for two to three times a day.
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9.  Apple Cider Vinegar

Inflammation can be completely reduced with the apple cider vinegar if it is used on the regular basis because it has high anti-inflammatory action that helps in destroying the bacteria and yeast found on the skin. If it does not care, it will reach into the step of risky infection.
  • Dip a cotton ball into the little amount of apple cider vinegar and dap on the affected area very smoothly.
  • Allow it to leave for few minutes so that it gets absorb into the skin.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do it for twice daily.

10.  Cucumber

Cucumber contains inflammatory and hydrating characteristics and has power to deal with the symptoms belonging to the ingrown hair. Vitamin C is present in cucumber that helps in relieving the pain and itchiness.
  • Make slices of cucumber and put in refrigerator for half an hour. Rub the chilled slices on the irritated area. Follow it for several times daily for several days until you see the complete improvement.
  • Take half a cucumber and make a puree. Mix the puree with one-third cup of milk. Put the mixture in the refrigerator for few minutes until it becomes cold. Soak a cloth in that mixture and apply on the affected area. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy twice daily until you see the condition is better.
These all remedies for your ingrown hair treatment, but if you suffering from dark pores on your legs (strawberry legs) then you must see here, 




56 comments:

  1. This is so helpful, thanks!

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    1. Thanks and You are Welcome.

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    3. When do you apply the aloe Vera gel/ tea tree oil . before or after shaving

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    4. yes you can apply, it is safe method when you apply aloevera or tea tree oil after/before shave

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  2. Which one is best for the bikini line area?

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    1. All remedies you can apply at your bikini line area, but Tea Tree Oil, Aloevera will be the best from all.

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    2. After waxing my armpits and pussy i get such type of bumps on my secret areas.. What should i do after waxing??

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    3. You use Tea Tree Oil / Aloe vera Method on your bumps after waxing.

      Also you can apply COCONUT OIL on your areas just before sleep. or you can use 2 or 3 times in a day.

      Dear mem, when you need to wax your secret areas you need
      1. Exfoliate your skin before waxing
      2. Hot Compress (hot water apply on your area with the help of cotton cloth)
      3. Ensure Cleanliness- (Always use fresh wax)
      4. Avoid waxing during periods.

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  3. I have these annoying bumps and I'm wondering do you have to do each step to make them go away?

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    1. you can select anyone step from out of 10 remedies, every remedy will help you to get rid of these bumps.

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  4. Is it best to use the sugar scrub before or after shaving?

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    1. yes use of sugar scrub after shaving is really best.

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  5. I have a question, what's a remedy that will get rid of ingrown hairs quickly?

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    1. I will suggest you, Tea Tree Oil or Aloevera Remedy, Both remedies work quickly.

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  6. Coconut oil works wonders for my bikini line. Used to pay for bikini zone which is expensive, coconut oil is cheaper and works way better.

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    1. yes u r rite, and very thankful for your valuable feedback

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    2. How do you apply the coconut oil to get the hair off the bikini zone?

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    3. Applying a thin layer of coconut oil to the skin immediately before shaving for a moisturizing, protective layer.

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    4. How i use coconut oil ?

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    5. Its very simple, directly apply coconut oil on your skin and leave it all night.
      Also you can apply it in day, 2 or 3 times.

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  7. I have a question, what remedy will help to remove bikni area hair??

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    1. All remedies you can apply at your bikini area, but Tea Tree Oil & Coconut oil will be the best for bikini ingrown hair.

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  8. Which remedies would help me get rid of My dark spots quickly..

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    1. My Dear friend, this post only for the ingrown hairs,

      You can check, how to get rid of dark spots here
      http://virtualclinic365.blogspot.com/2015/04/home-remedies-for-black-spots-on-face.html

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  9. In the pic your hair pores was very visible and now you have clear skin. What remedy did you use

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    1. Tea Tree Oil and Aloevera

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    2. But they are two different treatments right? Or you mean first the tea tree oil treatment (the one with water and then olive oil) and then you applied aloe vera? In other words, did you combine the treatments?

      Thank you!

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    3. Yes you are right both are the different treatment, I only showed two best treatment you can use anyone of them.

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  10. What does "Abrupt a black tea bag" mean?

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    1. abrupt use for immediate or quick, "Abrupt a black tea bag in hot water for certain minutes." its mean " Dip/Soak quickly a black tea bag in hot water for certain minutes". Hope it will clear now :)

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  11. i have never shaved my legs, being that i have ingrown hair on my legs(self diagnosis). I have never found it necessary but i've always been self conscious of my legs because they have always seemed very bumpy(as the first picture). will these treatments also work if i have not shaved?

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    1. as the first picture, then it is ingrown. yes you can use any treatment all of them for your ingrown. Don't worry your bumps will be remove :)

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  12. Where can I find #7 aloe Vera gel?

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    1. you can buy aloevera gel at any super store or general store.

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  13. How long did it take you from the before and after picture?

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    1. minimum 2 weeks and maximum 1 month

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  14. how long do results take for honey method?

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    1. minimum 2 weeks and maximum 1 month

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  15. will the bumps completely disappear after using the honey method?

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    1. yes bumps will be disappear slowly, you must use pure honey, same as the way i said on remedy.

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  16. I recently waxed my legs. I have ingrowns all over the waxed area. I tried scrubbing using sugar but it irritates my skin. Is there a remedy to get them off?

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    1. I will suggest you, Tea Tree Oil and Aloevera .. these both remedy will not irritate your skin :)

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  17. For number 7, would I be able to use aloe vera gel that is sold in stores or would I have to use the gel that is directly extracted from the leaves? Sorry I hope this isn't a silly question, I've just been struggling to find a way to get rid of the "spots" and clear my legs once and for all and this makes me extremely hopeful(:

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    1. Don't need to be sorry my friend :), you can use any kind of aloevera gel, (available in store or extract from the leaf) but extract from the leaf is more better, coz its fresh :). your all spots will be gone.

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    2. Aw thank you(: this helps me so muuuuch!

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    3. you are welcome my friend :)

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  18. I don't have red bumps but when I shave I always get black spots on my legs bikini line and underarms etc. Which would be the best remedi

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    1. Dear Friend, Aloevera is best for you.

      1. Remove black dots from shaving by rinsing or soaking your skin in warm to hot water for at least 5 to 10 minutes before you pull out the sharp razor.

      2. Moisturize your skin before, during and after shaving to remove black dots. For you, Aloe vera is best.

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  19. I've fought with this for most of my life and mine get infected then I shave and get more what's the best remedy for clearing up the infected spots?

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    1. Dear Friend, Aloevera is best for you.

      1. Remove black dots from shaving by rinsing or soaking your skin in warm to hot water for at least 5 to 10 minutes before you pull out the sharp razor.

      2. Moisturize your skin before, during and after shaving to remove black dots. For you, Aloe vera is best.

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  20. Hi I am about to shave and I always use conditioner healthy conditioner to shave my legs then afterwards what should I do? And I have black dots for ingrown hair can u please give me a list of what I should do

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    1. If your skin irritate, itching or bumps after shaving your legs, then you need to be apply some aloevera gel / lemon juice / tea tree oil. it will care your legs skin and black dots will be remove too.

      For black dots you can use turmeric mask also,

      1. Take a bowl and add equal amounts of turmeric, milk and lemon juice.
      2. Mix them well together then apply on the black spots.
      3. Leave it for few minutes then wash it off with lukewarm water.

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  21. How can I get remedy from acne scars !?

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  22. These spots are because in some people you have more than one hair growing from each follicle and it makes the follicle larger and more visible. Shaving irritates these more

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