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Ingrown Hair Home Treatment

Try an easy to make sugar scrub


Young woman enjoying a salt scrub at a spa.
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An ingrown hair home treatment using sugar, a very gentle exfoliant rids dead skin cells and can help the hair point back out of the skin. The hydrating properties of olive oil or jojoba oil make skin more moisturized and pliable, so it becomes easier for the hair to get released.

You can omit using the essential oils, but they do more than just add a scent. Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties to prevent or fight off infected ingrown hairs and lavender oil is known to fight inflammation and redness. Use daily for one week unless your skin gets red or irritated, and then use twice per week to ward off ingrown hairs.

  • 1 cup white cane sugar
  • ½ extra virgin olive or jojoba oil (more if using on face)
  • 20 drops of essential oil

Directions for Sugar Scrub Ingrown Hair Home Treatment

Mix 1 cup white cane sugar and ½ cup extra virgin olive oil or jojoba oil together, add up to 1 cup of olive or jojoba oil if you’re going to use it on your face. Add ten drops each of tea tree and lavender essential oil or twenty drops of just one essential oil. Mix together stirring thoroughly.

Wet skin and take a small amount scrub and working in circular motions using a washcloth or just your hands. Rinse off and rub any leftover oil residue remaining into the skin. Store the scrub in an airtight container away from heat and use within six months.

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