If you’re planning to remove pubic hair, find a depilatory that says it is safe to use on the pubic area.
Waxing is also another option; done properly, you can avoid ingrown pubic hair. Though it might sting for a while, waxing pulls off the hair root, resulting in a longer wait for the hair to grow back.
What should I do to avoid ingrown hair?
The easiest way to prevent them is by not shaving. However, if that is your preferred hair removal method, there are ways to avoid ingrown hairs.
- Wet skin with warm water
- Use a shaving gel
- Shave in the direction of hairs
- Use fewer strokes of the razor
- Rinse razor after each stroke
- Cool skin with cold wet cloth to lessen irritation
- Use exfoliating scrub to get rid of trapped hairs
- Consider other hair removal techniques (hair removal cream, laser treatment)
Also avoid the following:
- Shaving too close: Leaving some stubble can prevent bacteria from entering.
- Using a blunt blade: With every shave, use new single-blades.
- Scratching, picking or squeezing ingrown hairs: Though tempting, it might damage skin and result in infection.