A Guide To Ingrown Hairs & How To Treat Them Using SHR
Ingrown hairs pop up anywhere – from bikini lines and beards to backs and legs. If you have these red bumps, you know how frustrating it can be to treat them! Typically, ingrown hairs go away on their own if you leave them alone. However, if you’re tired of waiting or you have beach plans ahead of you, there are several methods you can try to speed up the process, and one of the best ways is the SHR treatment.
Ingrown hairs from getting rid of unwanted body hair can be itchy, irritating, and uncomfortable. In some instances, they can become infected and turn into painful sores if left untreated. Plus, they are generally familiar to people with thick hair.
If you feel frustrated looking at your ingrown hairs and are wondering if these can be treated and prevented, we’ve got you covered! Check out this guide that contains all you need to know about ingrown hair and a unique way to treat them!
What are ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hairs are caused by small hair under the skin that does not grow outward through the skin as it’s supposed to. Instead, the tip of an ingrown hair grows in either two directions: sideways, or it curls back into the hair follicle, which causes a localised area of skin irritation and inflammation. Irritation in the skin can be detected by a tiny tan, red, or pink bump on the skin surface.
Ingrown hairs can also appear as tiny pimples, and though they can appear anywhere, these are commonly found on the face, neck, armpits, legs, buttocks, and pubic parts. Although having ingrown hair is a prevalent circumstance, it can irritate and lead to embarrassing skin bruises.
What causes ingrown hairs?
The most common causes of ingrown hairs are typically every action that comes to mind when you see unwanted hairs on your skin – tweezing, shaving, and waxing. Tweezing removes hair and can cause you to leave the sharp tip short and close to the skin surface, which makes it more prone to growing sideways or curling back into the hair follicle and getting stuck under the skin surface. This can lead to irritation and inflammation of the overlying skin.
Shaving is also a dangerous method as using incorrect shaving techniques and failing to take precautionary measures when shaving increases your risk of developing ingrown hairs.
What are the symptoms of ingrown hair?
Ingrown hairs usually develop several days when the hair grows back after hair removal. Some ingrown hairs can be painful while some are not, and they commonly develop at certain areas. In males, it appears mainly on the cheeks, neck, and chin after shaving, which leads to “razor bumps.”
In females, it frequently appears in sensitive areas such as the pubic region or bikini area, legs, and armpits.
Ingrown hairs scatter through recently shaved areas and sometimes appear like small pimples with a zit front. You may also see a miniblack dot in the middle of the bump where the hair is trapped, and the base can be colored red due to skin inflammation.
How to treat ingrown hair using SHR?
Tweezing and shaving can lead to ingrown hair, so you may opt out of these options and try the SHR treatment! SHR or Super Hair Removal is an effective and painless way of removing unwanted hair in your body. Compared to IPL methods, SHR provides safer, faster, and pain-free hair reduction treatments for clients. Plus, several independent studies claimed that it is the best hair removal treatment to date compared to other existing technologies.
SHR treatment is designed to cause long-lasting damage that targets hair follicles, which prevents re-growth of the hair. The process involves heating the target area with an applicator that varies in temperature to ensure maximum effect. For better results, we recommend you scrub 2 days before your session to help get rid of dead skin and make sure SHR light reaches the ingrown hair effectively.
Ingrown can happen for several reasons – whether it is a result of waxing, shaving, tweezing, irritation, or just from your naturally curly hair, you should make sure that you try your best to prevent or treat them immediately before they become irritated and inflamed, and turn into a scar. With the proper body hair removal technique like the SHR treatment, it can go away in no time.
At Datsumo Labo, we offer you the game-changing technology and laser hair removal treatment that guarantees better and faster results! Our SHR treatment delivers consistent and accurate shots to effectively eliminate fine and coarse hairs while keeping the treatment painless!