The Men's Room

How many times have you noticed an ingrown hair “re-appearing” in the same place you pulled the hair out just a few weeks ago? Well, believe it or not it’s because you’re actually “pulling he hair out”. Ok, let me explain.

The best way to rid yourself of an ingrown hair that has already formed is to gently pull the hair out of the bump or swollen area. But make sure to NOT remove the hair entirely…  Why?

Well, the reason the hair is stuck in the first place, is because it was growing below the skin’s surface.  So, pulling the hair out entirely will only force the hair to start regrowing from below the surface again, causing the same issue.  So, whenever you see an ingrown hair bump forming, pull the hair out of the bump but keep it intact.  That way, it ensures that the hair will be ready for the next shave. This step can be done with a sterilized needletweezers or even a safety pin can be used.  Just make sure to light a match and run your needle or tweezer through it a few times to kill any potential bacteria.

Side note: Guys… this works for the ladies as well, so pass it on.  They’ll love you more for it!

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  1. Steve gonzalez March 21, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Got it!

  2. Adrien November 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, did not know that info. Thank you

  3. Zach July 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

    but I HAVE to pull it out as an example to any other hairs that might be watching!

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