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Preventing ingrown hair can be done by applying products but also by choosing a hair removal method that will lower your chances. Read more about these methods and say good-bye to redness, bumps and inflammation. Who needs that?01 of 04
The only method FDA approved for permanent hair removal uses a needle to destroy the hair follicle. Results aren't 100% guaranteed for everyone, but does have the best track record over any other hair removal method.
If the hair isn't there then there's no need to worry about it growing back into skin. You won't have to deal with the other problems that often come along like redness, bumps and inflammation.
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Laser Hair Removal
While it doesn't have as wonderful of a performance record as electrolysis, laser hair removal is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. Permanent hair reduction means that it can make hair less noticeable by a combination of reducing the amount and make it lighter and finer.
Less hair means your odds of getting ingrown hair go down. Also, hair that is finer is also less likely to grow back into the skin.
I haven't had any ingrown hairs in my bikini line, famous for getting bumps because of the coarse hair, after using the Tria Laser Hair RemovalВ System at home. About 90% of the hair is presently gone, and some hair is much finer.
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Waxing often breaks hair above or below the the skin's surface instead of removing the entire hair follicle because it's taken off in the opposite way it grows. Instead of a new hair growing in the follicle with the natural beveled edge, the broken hair now has a sharper edge, making it easier for hair to pierce skin.
The real sugaring technique (using a paste) lifts hair out in the same way it grows. This puts less stress on the hair, so there's not as much chance of breaking. So you should not only have longer lasting results with the hair being totally removed, but you have made a world of difference in preventing ingrown hair.
While waxing can create grounds for ingrown hair because of the tendency to break when being removed, it's still a much better option over shaving to avoid this specific hair removal side effect. You can be hair-free not dealing with the bumps for weeks at a time, versus a mere day or so after shaving.
And if you go to a professional that knows what they're doing, or wax properly at home, you'll be on your way to preventing ingrown hairs.