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14 Effective Home Remedies For Ingrown Hair That Work Wonders

Ingrown hairs are not only hideous, but their mere growth and development can cause you a lot of unnecessary pain and discomfort. You may have a preconceived notion that there aren’t any ways of getting rid of these unwanted hair, and that you just have to wait and let nature cure it all with time. However, contrary to popular belief, experts have indeed come up with tested home remedies for ingrown hair that could speed up and perfectly get rid of all those ugly hairs from their roots. Sounds incredible, right? Well, it is true! All you have to do is read on in order to find out some of the most trustworthy home remedies for ingrown hair, for nothing can cure problems of the hair and skin better than remedies hidden in stuff available at home!

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Causes of ingrown hair

But before we delve deeper into the homely solutions for ingrown hair, let us first understand the factors that lead to the growth of ingrown hair. What exactly causes ingrown hair? Well, medical experts are of the opinion that ingrown hairs are the result of the tip of your hair bending back and re-entering your skin, especially after it’s been shaved or cut. Ingrown hair is more common in people who have coarse or very curly hair, because curly hair is more likely to bend back on itself.

To offer you the solution to your problems, we shall elicit some of the major home remedies that will curb and cure the growth of ingrown hair:

1. Sugar scrub before shaving


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If you have the least knowledge of the nuances of beauty care, then you are bound to know that sugar is used by one and all as a great scrub for the skin. But what you perhaps did not know is that sugar can also be used to eradicate ingrown hair from any part of your body. The reason why sugar is an effective home remedy for ingrown hair is that sugar helps in getting rid of the dead skin cells on the very top of your skin. As a result of using sugar as a remedy, you will help in allowing the ingrown hair out of your skin. If your skin is super sensitive, then sugar is an even more fantastic solution for your ingrown hair problem.

2. Baking soda

Baking soda is known to have a very soothing effect on the skin of your face, especially when used regularly. Baking soda even has properties that are greatly anti-inflammatory and these are simply great to reduce the redness that are caused by the incessant growth of ingrown hairs. The regular application of baking soda even helps you get rid of itching and thoroughly exfoliates dead skin cells. If you apply baking soda regularly on your ingrown hairs, you will gradually be able to get rid of them and have clear skin in no time!

3. Cucumber


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Cucumbers are really cool and can easily hydrate your skin in the best possible way. If you have unmanageable ingrown hairs, then cucumber can be a great solution as they can help you get rid of the irritation that is caused around them. Cucumbers are even a rich source of vitamin C, and thus, automatically helps in curing the pain and itchiness.

4. Treatment with aspirin after shaving

If you suffer from problems of ingrown hairs, then they are bound to be accompanied by inflammation and redness. Aspirin can work wonders in this scenario, as it has anti-inflammatory properties which will definitely cure all the swelling and irritation caused by ingrown hairs. Aspirins also have salicylic acid which helps in cleaning up all the dead skin and thus eventually loosening up all the ingrown hair.

5. The peels of potato

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Ingrown hairs are bound to lead to inflammation, and potatoes are known to be one of the best cures for them. The reason for this is that potato is rich in starch and this starch helps in drawing out all the ingrown hair and eventually protecting the upper layer of your skin after the removal of the unwanted ingrown hairs. Moreover, potato peels can also prevent scars from being caused due to ingrown hairs. This can be done by potato peels as they are successfully able to enhance the process of skin regeneration, in the process moisturizing, and even soothing the affected area.

6. Honey


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Honey is a wonderful natural substance that is filled with antibacterial properties. These properties protect infection from spreading in the regions of the ingrown hair. Honey also has anti-inflammatory elements in it that reduce swelling caused as a result of the growth of ingrown hairs. It also soothes the region.

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7. Apple cider vinegar

If you are looking for the purest form of home remedy for ingrown hair, then apple cider vinegar could be the best solution for your problems. The anti-bacterial properties of apple cider vinegar combined with its anti-inflammatory agents drastically help in curing ingrown hair, preventing all sorts of infection and even getting rid of any kinds of bacteria spreading over your skin.

8. Aloe vera

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Aloe vera is known all over the world for its marvelous healing properties. It is the best possible cure for a large variety of skin diseases. If you have suffered from the problem of ingrown hairs, then you must have also suffered from itching that is a consequence of this condition. Aloe vera offers the most harmless cure for all your problems related to ingrown hair. All itching problems caused by ingrown hairs are cured by aloe vera. It also cures inflammation and cools the skin affected by ingrown hairs. Furthermore, aloe vera, with its amazing moisturizing properties, keeps the area of the ingrown hair very well moisturized, and also quickens the whole healing process.

9. The membrane of an egg

This may not sound like a very dependable solution for ingrown hairs, but the results of using this will leave you amazed. All that you have to do is just carefully break the egg and take out the yolk of the egg and the egg white. Next, just remove the membrane of the egg while it is still wet and fresh. Once you have removed it from the egg shell, gently apply it all over the affected area. Following this, you have to let the egg membrane dry out. During this process, the egg membrane will even shrink slowly. When you see that the egg membrane has dried out completely, just pull off the delicate layer. The ingrown hair along with the layer of egg membrane, will come off smoothly.

10. Poultice

Usually, our idea of what poultice actually refers to is kind of vague. So to clarify the doubt, let’s just say that poultice is a mass made of materials. It is soft and moist and is usually made of flour or any material that comes from plant parts. This poultice is kept intact in a piece of soft cloth and is generally placed on any affected area of the body to get rid of pain and soreness. Poultice is also greatly effective when it comes to getting rid of ingrown hair. If used regularly, a poultice can even prevent ingrown hair from taking the more painful form of razor bumps.

11. Salt

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Not only is salt an excellent exfoliator and a cleanser, but it is also beneficial for anyone who wants a home remedy for ingrown hair. Salt aids in pushing out all the ingrown hairs from your skin, and even fights away all the infection caused by it. So, here you have an easy, accessible, and really cheap way to fight off ingrown hairs.

12. Milk and stale bread

Doesn’t sound very very useful, does it? Well, this is a mix that can easily cure ingrown hairs. You might want to remember this remedy if you are suffering from a case of ingrown hair that grows out in a looped fashion. All you have to do is dip the stale bread in the milk and place it on your ingrown hairs. Regular application will cure all traces of ingrown hairs from the affected areas.

13. Vinegar

If apple cider vinegar is not available in your home, you can use plain vinegar to get rid of ingrown hairs. However, this is a process that you will have to repeat for at least a whole week to get the best possible result. All you need to do is apply some vinegar mixed with hot water over the affected region, and you are bound to get rid of all the unwanted ingrown hairs.

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14. Black tea bags

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The one property that black tea is rich in is tannic acid, and this is an agent that makes your skin smooth, and also reduce redness and inflammation caused by ingrown hairs. So for best results, you need to rub a black tea bag over the affected region every day.

These are some of the home remedies for ingrown hair that will give you lot of relief and cure your problem in no time at all. Which of these remedies were super effective and which ones gave minimal relief? Tell us in the comments below; we love to hear from you!

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14 Effective Home Remedies For Ingrown Hair
Ingrown hair is a problem many suffer from. Here are a few home remedies for ingrown hair that work wonders on your skin!
Suraiya Islam

Suraiya Islam

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