6 Amazing Ways To Get Rid Of Female ingrown pubic hair

Commonly called razor bumps, ingrown hairs look like a little pimple, a red bump which is raised on the skin.
Sometimes, there is pus inside the bump. To cut it short, ingrown hair can become irritating and embarrassing, and demand immediate attention. 

Female ingrown pubic hair can also appear after a Brazilian wax or laser hair removal treatment.
Let us know the causes first.

What Causes Ingrown Hair

No matter how careful you are with shaving or waxing, one inevitable thing which is bound to happen is ingrown hair. Not only do they cause bumps, and redness, they can also hurt like hell, at times.

Here are five things that can aggravate ingrown hair and what you can do to avoid them:

1. When you have naturally coarse or curly hair

There are certain hair types which are prone to ingrown hairs. So you should avoid pulling out hair from your skin with tweezers or using your finger nails, as that can lead to infection. Use alcohol swab, and tweezers which are sterilised prior to using them in order to remove ingrown hair.

2. When you are wearing tight clothing

Tight clothing might make you stay in the fashion role but it is a wrong notion. Skinny jeans, nylon leggings, polyester underwear can breed infection. So make it a point to wear cotton clothing in private parts which are easily breathable and won’t rub against the skin.

3. Scraping your skin while shaving

When you are shaving your legs, sometimes you can be holding the razor too close to the skin of your legs. This can happen when your razor is dull and worn out, which can stimulate irritation and lead to ingrown hairs. The best way to overcome this problem is going for waxing because it does not break the hair. At the time of shaving, use a thick and good shaving gel and a sharp razor. As a thumb rule, a razor should be used not more than 6-8 times. A fresh blade goes that extra mile in preventing ingrown hair to razor burns.

4. Shaving or Waxing in the wrong direction

Be sure to lather the shaving area well in the direction of the hair growth before you shave or get the area shaved by salon professionals. You can use a pre-shave creme or gel to soften the stubble.

5. Scratching or picking at the ingrown hair in the pubic area:

Avoid doing this at all costs since it will end up aggravating the sensitive area all the more, by causing an infection or leaving a scar.

Symptoms For Ingrown Hair

The most commons areas in females where ingrown hairs are found are legs, armpits, and pubic area. Here’s how you can know if you have hair ingrowth:

  • Small, rounded bumps (called papules)
  • Small, pus-filled, blister-like lesions (called pustules)
  • Pain in the affected ingrown area
  • Itching in the affected place
  • Skin darkening (or hyperpigmentation)
  • Embedded hairs

How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Hair

So, if you also have faced this unpleasant problem, look through five natural ways that can help you get rid of ingrown hairs and do not forget to moisturize your skin after hair removing process:

1. Chamomile tea

  • It has good anti-inflammatory effect. Make tea from chamomile flowers and apply it to your skin.

2. Honey. It makes the risk of infections lower.

  • Mix honey with lemon juice and apply it to the necessary area of your body.

3. Aspirin. It can reduce inflammation very well.

  • So, mix aspirin with warm water and honey and apply the mixture to your skin. Burning may start, but it is normal, because the drug fights bacteria.

4. Salt. It is a natural scrub. 

  • It will exfoliate your skin and help to solve the problem of ingrown hairs. Mix salt with rosewater and massage your skin gently.

5. Cucumber. It is rich in vitamin C and makes irritation less.

  • Blend cucumber with milk and apply the treatment to the necessary area of your body.

6. Tea tree oil 

Natural treatments can also help cure ingrown infections. Tea tree oil has antibiotic properties. You can use it as a topical antibiotic to get rid of the bacterial infections on the bikini line. 

Dilute a little tea tree oil with water, apply on the ingrown hair bumps in the genital region, allow a few minutes, then rinse off. Do this twice a day for faster healing. Note that tea tree oil can burn the skin, so avoid using it if you have sensitive skin.