In-grown hairs

  • fryblock

    Posts: 387

    Jun 25, 2007 12:44 AM GMT
    I started to pluck specific parts of my body to remove/thin the hair. how to you make sure if grows in well and keep from getting ingrown hairs when they do decide to grow back.
  • trebor965

    Posts: 200

    Jun 25, 2007 4:05 AM GMT
    apply tea tree oil to area after you exfoliate. by scrubbing with a loofah or an exfoilator you rid yourself of dry older skin, it prevents the zitty bumps from poppin up. the tea tree oil i buy online 20 dollars a pint. i mix a 50/50 solution in a spray bottle with water. this process has saved me from a constant break out on the tops of my legs. hope it works for you.
  • mcwclewis

    Posts: 1701

    Jun 25, 2007 6:16 PM GMT
    Tea Trea oil is a good bet.

    Any kind of lotion made with soy milk will help, too. Soy will also supposedly make it regrow slower... Im not sure on the truth of that, but it definately helps on both razor burn and plucked areas.
  • atxclimber

    Posts: 480

    Jun 25, 2007 6:33 PM GMT
    I gave up on shaving any hair below my neck closer than what I can do with a beard trimmer. I could never stop the hairs from getting ingrown. I tried exfoliant scrubs, tea tree oil, everything. I'd eventually have to use a sewing needle to pull the new hairs out from under the surface of the skin one by one. It sucked, a lot, and wasn't worth it.

    I have very coarse hair and fair, lily-white Irish skin, which are not a good combination, I'm afraid. Anyway, hope you find a solution, because I never did.

    Then again, once I stopped shaving and stuck to occasional trimming, I found I was happier anyway. Much less work, and most guys seem to prefer the body hair anyway.
  • fryblock

    Posts: 387

    Jun 25, 2007 6:45 PM GMT
    i might have to try to tree oil.

    i started plucking the top of my pubic hair so i could wear lower rising bathing suits at the pool, so it isnt a matter of guys liking it, its a matter of not being indecent in public.

    :)
  • dfrourke

    Posts: 1062

    Jun 26, 2007 12:57 AM GMT
    There is a product called Tendskin...which I have been using for about 15 years...it is much more widely used in salons where "hair maintenance" is available...

    ...it reduces the redness, exfoliates...and scarily enough...will remove ink from your shirt...[don't ask about the last one]...

    - David
  • atxclimber

    Posts: 480

    Jun 26, 2007 3:07 AM GMT
    Huh. Most of those products just contain lidocaine, but I haven't heard of Tendskin. There's Magic Shave, or whatever it is, marketed to black guys who get ingrown hairs on their face from shaving, and then the various Bikini Zone kinds of things. Is Tendskin different? I don't know that lidocaine gets ink out of things. :)
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    Jun 26, 2007 3:43 AM GMT
    It's not lidocaine if it removes stains, but yes, I'd be wary of putting anything on my skin that removed shirt stains.
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    Jun 26, 2007 5:34 AM GMT
    Re: Plucking. Is it just me, or does the thought of plucking public hair make anyone else twitch? That CAN'T feel in any way worth it.

    Can't you just trim it really close so it isn't noticable? And if that's not acceptable, you may want to consider getting laser hair removal. You have dark hair and light/medium skin, which is a great combo. It wouldn't take too many treatments to get rid of most of it permanently.
  • dfrourke

    Posts: 1062

    Jun 26, 2007 7:12 AM GMT
    oh for the love of God...I was kidding about removing stains from your shirt...lighten up people...it is an exfolient...

    Ingredients: Isopropyl Alcohol, Water, Propylene Glycol, Acetylsalicylic Acid, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin...

    www.tendskin.com

    I use it after every shave on my face...and suffice it to say, I haven't had "redness" or bumps or a breakout for years...

    - David
  • fryblock

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    Jun 26, 2007 12:37 PM GMT
    I have a high tolerance for pain, so plucking just about anywhere doesnt hurt at all. of course there are some places i just wont go.
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