Ingrown hairs are hairs that curl and grow back into your skin after threading, shaving or waxing. An ingrown hair might lead to a pimple or to a red bump.The bumps can even have pus in them. It can lead to swelling, redness, pain, inflammation and an irritation in the affected areas. You can get ingrown hairs anywhere you grow hair, whether it’s ingrown leg hair, ingrown pubic hair, ingrown armpit hair, or ingrown facial hair. This is not a serious issue, but definitely an irritating problem affecting many people. Below are some of the home remedies that can be used to get rid of the ingrown hair problem in any part of your body.
Sugar: Sugar is a great skin scrub that can help get rid of ingrown hair in a human body. Sugar can exfoliate the skin and remove the dead cells to make the ingrown hairs to come out of the human body. Take a cup of sugar and mix it with a cup of olive or jojoba oil. Add ten drops of tea tree oil and the lavender essential oil to this mixture. Take a small amount of the scrub and apply it all over the affected areas. Scrub your skin in a circular motion and then rinse it using warm water. Follow this remedy more than twice in a week and you can find instant results.
Baking Soda: Baking Soda has a good soothing effect on a human skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of baking soda help in getting relieved from the itching problems that are caused by the ingrown hairs. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of water. Dip a cotton ball in the solution. Dab it on the affected skin. Leave it on for five minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Repeat this process two or three times daily for best result.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil has the antibacterial and the anti-inflammatory properties that can help in healing the affected skin areas. Take five drops of tea tree oil and add them to water. Now apply this solution on the infected skin areas and then clean them using any antibacterial soap. Follow this method twice a day to get rid of the infection that is caused by the ingrown hairs.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is another very effective home remedy for ingrown hair. It provides instant relief from itchiness and inflammation. Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and then rub the gel on the irritated skin. Now allow it to dry for about half an hour. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do this two or three times daily for a few days.
Salt: Salt is a good exfoliating agent and it helps in healing and reducing the swelling that are caused by the ingrown hairs. Take one and one-half teaspoons of table salt and mix it with a cup of warm water. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the mixture. Now rub the cotton on the affected skin areas. Do this remedy twice daily until the ingrown hair clears up.
Black Tea Bags: Black tea bags can also help get rid of ingrown hairs. It can help in reducing the inflammation and redness that are caused by the ingrown hairs. Take a black tea bag and moisten it up using warm water. Rub it all over the infected area for about two to three minutes. Repeat this more than twice in a day to get instant results from inflammation and redness of your skin.