Every shaver will get an ingrown hair occasionally, and for some its a chronic problem. Here are a few ways to deal with it.
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Dealing with Ingrown Hairs Every shaver gets an occasional ingrown hair and some people, particularly men of color, could be really plagued by the problem. But here are a few ways to deal with it. One surprisingly effective method for dealing with ingrown hair is a simple, ordinary toothbrush. That is right, a dry soft bristle toothbrush. Gently rub across the area that is giving you trouble. As soon as you see the bump and again, just before you go to bed, can really help ease up ingrown hairs. I am sure you have also seen the commercial over the counter ingrown hair remedies too. But if you look closely at the ingredient list, you will find that they are mostly composed of alcohol and see the salicylic acid or some very in there of, or some people disguise it as some sort of exotic tree bark but what it really is, is aspirin. A do-it-yourself alternative is to crush a plain aspirin tablet and add a few drops of water to make a paste. Dub it on to the ingrown, wait 10 minutes and rinse it of. Of course, the best solution for ingrown is to not get them in the first place. Prevention starts with using a decent lather, a sharp single blade or at least a cartridge with as few blades as necessary to the job, good technique like beard reduction and rinsing thoroughly after shaving to remove any lather residue that might clog pores. The last resort is using a pair of tweezers and even then, you want to just gently pry the hair into the opener. Whatever you do, do not pluck it out or the pus from the infection may get into the skin and your face will eventually look like the surface of the moon.