After I started waxing my bikini area (as opposed to using hair removal creams) I started suffering with ingrown hair - and it seems to get worse and worse. I have tried different sprays, creams and pads, including ones recommended by waxing technicians. I try to exfoliate (though not sure what exactly I should be doing) and use one or another ointment twice a day and still new bumps and ugly pimples appear. I tried going back to hair removal creams and shaving but much prefer the clean feel after waxing. Please advise what else I could try.
Asked by Oljix
Hello, fully understand your problem and if you will continue waxing, you will never get rid of your ingrown hair as they are removed against their natural grow and cause exactly your problem. I specialize on body sugaring, which is hair removal method using 100% natural sugar paste (sugar, water and lemon) and remove the hair on the natural grow direction, so no breakage, no irritation of skin, no ingrown hair. After the treatment I am using specially design cream for detoxifying open follicles and closing pores without causing any lumps and bumps. Don’t forget as well that DAILY exfoliation (no need for any products, just decent pair of exfoliation gloves and shower gel) will help to reduce amount on dry and death skin and help the hair come through. Good luck!
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I have the same problem. And not only at the bikini line, but on my legs as well, as I was there too. I prefer it more than shaving. To avoid the ingrown, I exfoliate my sking couple of times a week, and always 1 day after I waxed. Hope this helps.
Hi Oljix, I've got some good news for you. You don't have to stop waxing you bikini to get ride of your ingrown hair in this area. Swich for hot wax and about 3-4 days after session 1-3 times a week do dry brushing. Get the brush that you would scrub your back with made from wood and bristle. Just before you step into the bathor shower take the dry brush and brush your skin whilst it's dry. After you bathed or showered apply some baby oil or E45 lotion. This helps me and lots of my clients to avoid ingrow hair and I am sure it will work for you, too
Hi there, from your post you don't say if you are having your waxing with a strip or hot wax. If you are not already I would recommend that you have hot wax instead. This is much better for waxing coarse hair and helps to reduce hair breakage, this can help to reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs. Exfoliation wise, wait 3 days after waxing and don't over do it. This can aggravate sensitive skin and make things worse. Apply a soothing cream that is light and has antibacterial properties, so something containing a little tea tree oil or lavender is great. Try not to touch the area, if you do make sure you sanitise your hands before. I hope that is of help.
I use honey wax sugar, also I exfoliate the area before wax, that helps. Every 3 weeks try exfoliate yourself until the hair grow back normal.
Hi Olijix,, it is important to keep your skin care simple as this condition is easily aggravated . I recommend my clients to make a paste of finely ground sugar.. and honey use this to exfoliate and also as a masque, the sugar contains a natural acid and honey is anti bacterial and also very healing and soothing to this problem, personally i dont use creams on my clients after waxing as i believe these will clog the pores, instead i use very good quality cold pressed oils with a few drops of tea tree oil, you could also have a BIKINI FACIAL here at Advanced Beauty Solutions, or find a salon in your area that does this treatment, Do get in touch if i can help you further All the best Georgia
Hi, The Oriental wax will be your best bet. It is100% organic,it is made of Honey or sugar, lemon and rose water. We at Casa Spa we offer this service only for the bikini, Brazilian and under arm.
Hi, The Oriental wax will be your best bet. It is100% organic,it is made of Honey or sugar, lemon and rose water. We at Casa Spa we offer this service only for the bikini, Brazilian and under arm