Since you referred to vaginal ingrown hair, it has me thinking that you’re removing almost all of the hair in your genital area. Here are some tips to help prevent and treat this side effect from the most commonly used hair-ridding methods.
ShavingIf you’re ridding it by shaving, you stand a high chance of seeing the bumps because it creates a sharp edge, making it easy for the hair to grow back into the skin. Our step-by-step guide to women’s intimate shaving contains tips for a close shave, how to avoid irritation and ingrown hairs.
Waxing and Vaginal Ingrown HairWaxing is supposed to remove the whole hair follicle from the root, which is why the results can last so long. Very often, the hair is broken above or below the surface. Just like shaving, these sharp ends create a breeding ground for hair growing back into the skin.
Cleaning up the hair outside your panty line is fine to do on yourself at home. By following the directions to our at-home bikini waxing, you’ll lessen the breakage with the right skin prep, wax and application instructions. Anything more than cleaning up your bikini line, and you should make an appointment with a pro that is experienced and skilled in bikini and Brazilian waxes (read what to look for).