Ingrown hair is a condition where hair curls back or grow sideways into the skin. The condition is most prevalent among people who have coarse or curly hair. It may or may not be accompanied by an infection. While ingrown hair most commonly appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed. An ingrown hair produces a raised, red bump (or group of bumps) that looks like a little pimple. Sometimes it can form a painful, boil-like sore. It can be itchy and uncomfortable, especially if you’ve got a lot of them. You may notice pus inside the bumps.
Causes of ingrown hairs can be having naturally coarse or curly hair, wearing clothing that is too tight, tugging at the skin with the razor. shaving or waxing in the wrong direction and not exfoliating regularly after hair.
After shaving or waxing, make sure the area is completely clean and dry, then apply a layer of DIY ingrown hair cream.