How To Stop Ingrown Hairs From Coming Back

How many times have you noticed an ingrown hair “re-appearing” in the same place you pulled the hair out just a few weeks ago? Well, believe it or not it’s because you’re actually “pulling the hair out”. Ok, let me explain.

The best way to rid yourself of an ingrown hair that has already formed is to gently pull the hair out of the bump or swollen area. But make sure to NOT remove the hair entirely…  Why?

Well, the reason the hair is stuck in the first place, is because it was growing below the skin’s surface.  So, pulling the hair out entirely will only force the hair to start regrowing from below the surface again, causing the same issue.  So, whenever you see an ingrown hair bump forming, pull the hair out of the bump but keep it intact.  That way, it ensures that the hair will be ready for the next shave. This step can be done with a sterilized needletweezers or even a safety pin can be used. Just make sure to sterilize your needle or tweezer before you begin.

If you found this tip helpful, please share!

Side note: Guys… this works for the ladies as well, so pass it on.  They’ll love you more for it!


Iain Kane

Iain Kane said:

Great advice, Craig!
Men really need to be encouraged to take more care when going through their shaving routine.
The advent of the problem-causing 5 blade+ cartridge razors have only exacerbated this issue.
If we really take the time to get to know our beard and how it grows, particularly around the neck area, and shave in harmony with it, so many “problems” could be eradicated!


Devlyn said:

Hi Craig !!! What’s Your Opinion On The Skinguard Razor ?

Craig the Barber

Craig the Barber said:

Hi Iain, thank you for the comment! And, I couldn’t agree with you more. Sometimes achieving a very close shave is not the most ideal approach for many.

Craig the Barber

Craig the Barber said:

Hi Devlyn,

Regrettably, I haven’t had the opportunity to try out the new Gillette razor. Nonetheless, it’s crucial to be aware of your beard’s growth pattern before using any razor. If your beard lacks a distinct growth pattern that you can follow while shaving, it’s more likely to result in ingrown hairs. Understanding this fundamental aspect is paramount in avoiding such issues.

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