How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs After Waxing?

How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs After Waxing?

How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs After Waxing?

If you are a frequent visitor to the beauty salon, you’ve probably experienced how itchy and annoying ingrown hair from waxing can be. Sure, ingrowns after waxing do not happen after every session, but they still remain a recurring, painful beauty reality.

If you are tired of leaving the salon with itchy, irritated skin, here’s everything you need to know about waxing and ingrown hairs and what you can do to prevent them.

What Causes Ingrown Hairs After Waxing?

Ingrown hairs after waxing emerge when the hair never breaks the skin’s surface or when the hair grows back into the skin. Typically they occur in areas where hair is thicker such as the underarms or the bikini line. But, ingrown hair can happen anywhere the hair is waxed.

Preventing Ingrown Hair After Waxing

As common as they are, ingrown hairs after waxing can be avoided with proper care and the right waxing products to protect your skin during and after every session. The best ingrown hair prevention methods include after wax care, depilatory creams, and the following steps:

Exfoliate Before and After Waxing

A light exfoliation of the area to be waxed two days before your appointment helps get rid of dead skin cells in advance, allowing for a kinder, gentler waxing. A gentle exfoliation a day after waxing and a few times a week thereafter will prevent dead skin cells from clogging the follicle. Miss Cire Pre-Depilatory Cooling Gel is an ideal pre-waxing prep created with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits which deep clean the skin removing it of grease, sweat, deodorants, makeup, creams and perfumes that may cause clogging.   

Moisturize After Waxing

Post-wax depilatory cream can loosen dead skin that causes ingrown hairs, redness, and bumps. Miss Cire’s Post-Depilatory Moisturizing Emulsion replenishes the skin by quickly absorbing into the epidermis, so the skin is deeply rehydrated giving it a glowing, refreshed look. This after wax care’s unique formula and delicate ingredients protect the skin from drying agents and conditions that are prime for ingrown hairs.

Calm the Skin After Waxing

Though you may be used to that rip, your skin never is, and waxing can be a traumatic experience to the skin which is why Miss Cire’s Post-Depilatory Calming Oil is applied directly after a wax treatment providing a quick, much needed calming effect. The oil reduces redness and removes wax particles that may remain on the skin and clog your pores while reducing irritation with a formula of high-quality ingredients, lubricating emollients, mineral, and essential oils.

Clean the Skin Before Waxing

Don’t neglect the skin before waxing. An excellent pre-wax regime to prevent ingrown hairs is to clean your skin with warm water making the skin more pliable and, as such, easier for the hair to come out.

How to Treat Ingrown Hairs After Waxing

Following these steps are essential in preventing ingrown hairs, but they can be pesky and persistent, and they may still show up. What not to do? Do not pluck them! Plucking causes scarring or worse-- infection. Aestheticians have also been known to treat their own ingrown hair with skim milk whose lactic acid serves as a skin soother. You can also mix half skim milk and half cold water and apply it to the area for ten minutes every few hours. Anything but plucking! Small ingrown hairs tend to disappear on their own. Larger ones can become infected which is why you are trying to avoid them in the first place!

Consider Going Pro

While DIY waxing and ingrown prevention practices may be effective, you should always consider a professional esthetician for all your waxing needs. Beauty professionals have been trained for this kind of situation, so they will be able to provide you with personalized advice and treatment recommendations. In addition to professional advice, estheticians also have professional waxing products specially designed to treat your skin in the best possible way.