What Are In-Grown Hairs?
Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles that can appear anywhere there is an injury or damage the hair follicle.
What Causes In-Grown Hairs?
The infection can be caused by friction, rubbing of clothing or blockage of the follicle and occurs in both males and females. Folliculitis barbae, on the other hand is a male skin condition that occurs following shaving (razor bumps), particularly for curly beard hair. Folliculitis pubis can occur as a result of shaving or waxing the genital area. Folliculitis nuchae occurs on the back of the neck and can form dark, hard bumps of the neck. Anyone can get ingrown hairs, but it is more common in people who have very curly or coarse hair. Curly hair is more likely to bend back and re-enter the skin, especially after it’s been shaved or cut. Many African-Americans, Latinos, and people with thick or curly hair develop a type of ingrown hair called pseudofolliculitis. More commonly known as “razor bumps”. The good news is that it treatable.
Anjella Paulette Esthetics’ Approach to Treating In-Grown Hairs
In-grown hairs are easily treated by using our prescribed skincare products twice per day after shaving for the first week or two then once daily to maintain your results.
You should consider using single use razors or cleaning your razors with a cleanser, as razors can retain bacteria. Use either paper towels to dry your skin or a clean towel daily as soiled towels can a contaminated and harbor bacteria. Change your pillow cases frequently. It is important to continue treatments even after your skin clears as you are prone to in-grown hairs and they may reoccur.
Post Waxing In-Grown Hairs
If in-grown hairs occur after waxing, a barber visit or home shaving then we recommend applying our custom formulated ingrown hair eliminator 2-3 times daily for 2 days. This will prevent the development of inflammation and in-grown hairs.