Video:How to Avoid Ingrown Hairswith Greyson Ferguson
Ingrown hairs can be painful and unsightly. Here are a few useful steps you can take to avoid ingrown hairs.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Avoid Ingrown HairsHi guys, Greyson Ferguson here with About.com. Today we are going to discuss how to prevent painful ingrown hairs while shaving.
Prevent Ingrown Hairs While ShoweringIt all starts with your shower. If at all possible, you want to take a warm shower. The warm water helps open the pores in your skin, allowing the hair to shave off easier. Exfoliate. This removes dead skin, dirt and other irritants to your skin. When washing the area you are going to shave, use an exfoliating soap and a washing pad, such as a sponge or loofah. The soap cleans your pores while the pad scrubs away the dead skin.
Prevent Ingrown Hairs While ShavingUse a new razor. Old razors are going to irritate the skin and push the hair under, causing the ingrown hair. Most new razors have a small indicator strip on the top of the razor. When this strip begins to turn white, you know it's time to replace the razor. Always use shaving cream. The shaving cream helps reduce the irritation of shaving your skin and allows the hair to cut easier. Avoid plucking the hair. When you pluck hair it is more likely to cause ingrown hairs as the hair must grow through the opening in your skin, and if it doesn't do so correctly, it becomes ingrown. And apply moisturizer to your skin after shaving.
Well, that'll do it. If you follow these steps, you should greatly reduce your risk of ingrown hairs. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.
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