Back to Health A to Z. Ingrown hairs cause red, often itchy bumps where a hair has grown back into the skin. There are things you can do to treat and prevent them and in most cases you will not need to a see a GP for treatment.
If you're like me, the sight of an ingrown hair gets you super excited. That red bump means it's time to pull out the tweezers and get to work! You do have to be careful, however, because there is the possibility that you can be doing more harm than good when you dive into a big, juicy ingrown follicle.
So to have made it here is surely cause for celebration. The only thing proving to stand in the way? My bikini line.
Ingrown hairs occur when hair curls around and grows back into the skin or if dead skin clogs the hair follicle and forces it to grow sideways. Ingrown hairs are often itchy and slightly painful. They look like small red dots on your skin, roughly the size of a pimple, and can become infected. Often, ingrown hairs will disappear on their own.
Ingrown hairs are painful and itchy bumps, especially when they appear in your pubic region. But what exactly are they? An ingrown hair in the vaginal area occurs when the tip of a pubic hair folds back into the skin at the root.
Ingrown hairs are the worst. They can crop up anywhere hair grows, from your head to your toe. And while they're annoying, the good news is that they're generally harmless and usually heal within a few days.
Between the tools which are all either extremely sharp or extremely hotthe setting which can be anything from your own slippery shower to a dimly-lit salon roomand the looming risk of actual bloodshed, body hair removal can be pretty damn intimidating. Things get even dicier once you start moving those tools down toward your pubic area. Obvious potential for injury aside, the bikini line and overall pubic area are made up of thin, hyper-sensitive skin that's prone to things like irritation — and dreaded ingrown hairsperhaps the biggest scourge on the hair-removing public.
Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. Between the tools which are all either extremely sharp or extremely hotthe setting which can be anything from your own slippery shower to a dimly-lit salon roomand the looming risk of actual bloodshed, body hair removal can be pretty damn intimidating.
Certain mysterious bikini-line bumps can throw you for an especially large loop. Is that an ingrown hairzit, or could it be something more serious? Your hair grows out of little pockets in your skin called follicles.
If you like to keep things trimmed up down there, you know just how annoying those itchy and bright red razor bumps can be. But what if one of those bumps start to grow bigger and bigger, becoming more painful and tender to the touch? This way, you can prevent them from popping up again. Already have an angry bump?