An ingrown hair is most common in areas with coarse hair such as the bikini area in woman and the beard area in men. Generally an ingrown hair is harmless but can be painful and lead to skin infection and scarring.
An ingrown hair is primarily caused by improper removal of the hair such as poor shaving or waxing techniques. Some individuals can however be more prone to ingrown hairs than others and often too much skin debris blocks the hair follicle opening and causes the hair to grow sideways.
If you suffer from ingrown hair it is recommend that you exfoliate the skin every 4 – 7 days. It may also be worth trying Skin Doctors ingrown go lotion which is suitable for both men and woman and designed to treat ingrown hairs. This tried and tested lotion will take care of discomfort immediately when applied to the affected area.
For further advice please contact the salon and one of our therapists will be happy to help.