Feminine Health Lifestyle & Empowerment Self-Care

How to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Hairs Naturally

Kayla Rowe

What's up Fantasy Baes! Are you as excited about summer as we are? We love to hit the water and relax in some fabulous sunlight, but you know what we don't like? Ingrown hairs, especially in the bikini area. No one wants to be dealing with that while they're having fun! Ingrown hairs, also called razor bumps or razor burns, occur when shaved hair curls back into the skin, causing inflammation, redness, and sometimes even pustules. While ingrown hairs are usually harmless, they can be uncomfortable and may not compliment the look you're going for. Let's dive right in and look at what causes ingrown hairs, natural prevention methods, and some fantastic products that will keep your bikini area ready for summer!

What Causes Ingrown Hairs?

Ingrown hairs are common, but it's also natural not to want them! Several factors can contribute to ingrown hairs, including:

  • Shaving technique: Shaving against the grain (the direction your hair grows in) can increase the risk of ingrown hairs.
  • Dull razor blades: A dull razor can tug and pull at hairs, making them more likely to break off and curl back into the skin.
  • Thick or coarse hair: Coarse or curly hair is more prone to ingrown hairs.
  • Tight clothing: Clothes that rub against the skin can irritate the area and exacerbate ingrown hairs.

Natural Prevention Methods

The good news is that there are natural ways to prevent ingrown hairs, including some of our own products! (If you want to skip the list below, try using our Renew Her Yoni Oil. It's all natural, can help prevent ingrown hairs, and smells and feels great!):

  • Exfoliate regularly: Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells that can trap hairs and prevent them from growing out properly. Use a gentle scrub or loofah in the shower two to three times a week.
  • Shave in the direction of hair growth: This may not provide the closest shave, but it will significantly reduce your risk of ingrown hairs.
  • Use a sharp razor: A sharp razor will cut hairs cleanly, reducing the chance of them becoming ingrown.
  • Apply a lubricating shave cream or gel: This will help the razor glide smoothly over your skin and prevent irritation. 
  • Pat dry, don't rub: Rubbing the skin after shaving can irritate it and worsen ingrown hairs. Pat the area dry with a towel instead.
  • Apply a lubricating oil: After shaving and pat drying, massage a few drops of our Renew Her Yoni Oil to your bikini area. Our natural formula will soothe the skin and prevent irritation.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing: Tight clothing can trap sweat and bacteria, which can irritate the skin and contribute to ingrown hairs.

Treatment Options and Home Remedies

If you do develop ingrown hairs, try some of these home remedies:

  • Warm compresses: Apply a warm compress to the affected area for 10-15 minutes several times a day. This can help reduce inflammation and encourage the hair to surface.
  • Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil and apply it to the ingrown hair bump. Fun fact! Our Renew Her Yoni Oil has tea tree oil in it! Skip the hassle of making your own oil and give ours a try!
  • Sugar scrub: Make a gentle scrub with sugar and olive oil to exfoliate the area and help dislodge the ingrown hair.

Product Spotlight: Renew Her Yoni Oil

So, what's so great about this Yoni Oil we keep talking about? It's the ultimate solution for restoring your booty and intimate areas! It contains 100% natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals. The botanical oils in our product will soothe and nourish your skin, reduce razor burn, and help prevent ingrown hairs. It's safe enough to use daily, non-greasy, and you and your partner will love the light, refreshing scent. Just apply a few drops of Yoni oil to your bikini area and gently massage. Our product is safe to use on sensitive skin in sensitive areas, but always spot test a patch on your skin before applying fully. 

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