You’ve probably heard of ingrown nails, but how about ingrown hairs? The situation is quite similar. It involves hairs that have curled up and afterwards grown into the skin again instead of rising up. It’s most common among people with curly hair, although people with straight hair can also experience the condition. The result can be a reddish bump that has the appearance of a small pimple. Sometimes it can cause other problems that can be noticeable and prevent your hair from looking its best.
The good news is that there are various home remedies that can treat ingrown hairs safely and effective. This is definitely a plus in terms of providing results that are not only practical but also healthy as well.
Sweet and Sour
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a great treatment for all sorts of skin and hair problems. That includes ingrown hairs. It can help to soothe your skin and also lower inflammation. It also helps to kill skin bacteria.
Use a cotton ball to add ACV to the area with the ingrown hair. Let the skin soak up the vinegar. Then use lukewarm water to wash the region. You should follow this particular remedy two times every day.
Finding a Sweet Spot
Sugar isn’t just a sweetener that’s added to many foods and drinks. It can also help to make the ingrown hair go away. That’s because it gently removes the skin, which also removes the dead skin cells and helps the hair get out of the skin. It will also help to make your skin very smooth.
First, mix 1 cup sugar (white) with ½ cup olive oil (extra virgin) or jojoba oil. Then stir in 10 drops tea tree oil and 10 drops lavender (essential oil). Add a small amount of the DIY scrub to the area with the ingrown hair. Then scrub the skin gently using circle motions for a couple minutes. Next, use lukewarm water to rinse off the mixture. Do this procedure 1-2 times per week as you need it.
Get Rid of the Headache
Aspirin isn’t only a treatment for headaches, but can also help if you have an ingrown hair. That’s because it can help to lower the inflammation and redness, which are the two most frequent symptoms. The redness is especially important to deal with in terms of maintaining lovely hair. It can also help with inflammation and swelling, which also are related to the visual effects.
First, soak 2 aspirin tablets in 1 teaspoon warm water until it creates a consistency like paste. Then add 1 teaspoon honey to your paste. Next, add the paste to the infected region. Let it set for 10 minutes. Then use warm water to wash it off. Next pat the skin dry gently. Follow this treatment 1-2 times per week as it’s needed. However, if you have very sensitive skin you shouldn’t use this home remedy.
Honey is a great ingredient when you want to treat ingrown hairs. It will help to keep the area from getting infected due to anti-bacterial properties. The honey also keeps the skin moisturized and lowers swelling.
First, add some honey to the red skin. Then wait 10 minutes for it to dry. Next, use cold water to rinse off the honey. Use this remedy 3-4 times per day or until the ingrown hair is gone.
You might be surprised that an ingrown hair is an actual thing, but it is. The good news is that you can treat it using some basic home remedies, including the above-mentioned ones. Before you know it the redness will be gone and your hair will be as healthy and beautiful as ever.