You thought the worst part of waxing was getting your hair yanked out? Think again, sister! Ingrown hairs are one of the most common conditions that make hair removal a truly hair raising experience!
What causes ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hair is a common condition that occurs when the hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. It may or may not be accompanied by an infection of the hair follicle or “razor bumps.”
Ingrown hairs can occur when hair is broken off under the skin during waxing and tweezing or if hair is broken off short with a sharp tip while shaving. Other causes of ingrown hairs include:
- Dry skin
- Thick, curly or stiff hair
- Hair follicles that are clogged with oil or dead skin cells
After performing a bazillion Brazilians, we heard that ingrown hairs are a common concern for many of our guests. What fun is being waxed and smooth if an ingrown hair is going to come in and ruin the party. Buzz kill (or shall I say Fuzz Kill!) To cure the common woes associated with waxing, we created Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads
Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads exfoliate with salicylic acid and glycolic acid to slough away dulling dead skin cells that clog up the hair follicle and may cause ingrown hairs. They also soothe the skin with oat extract, witch hazel, lavender oil. They’re great for men to use to prevent beard bumps and perfect to use as a treatment for post waxing ingrowns.
Tip: because the pads contain salicylic and glycolic acids, use 12 hours after shaving or waxing to prevent stinging. I didn’t read the directions before I used them for the first time and it wasn’t the most pleasant feeling.
Bliss Kisses! <3 Karen