Not only do both men and women get ingrown hairs, but where these pesky little razor bumps tend to crop up also depends on your gender. Here’s how sexes differ when it comes to those telltale red dots.
More facial hair is typically due to hormones in the body for men. In order to avoid ingrown hairs, shaving and trimming facial hair is necessary.
Though it may seem like the only option, keeping facial hair short isn’t the lone answer. Growing out a beard or mustache can sometimes cause just as many problems with uncooperative hairs..
Men who shave their chest and back need to be vigilant in order to avoid ingrown hairs.
Though it’s less likely, ingrown hair can affect anyone- even women. Most often, women see them on their legs, underarms, and pubic regions.
For both men and women, it is important to check the shaved area thoroughly for redness, bumps or any sensitive spots a few minutes after shaving. It is also crucial to keep the area clean and exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin.
Ask anyone who’s had an ingrown hair: they’re terrible. And while waxing may remove hairs, it doesn’t keep them from growing back and causing more irritation. That’s where laser hair removal comes in by reducing the growth of treated areas, we can stop future pain or scarring.