Never Get Ingrown Hairs From Shaving Again

Jyotika Udeshi , 04 Aug 2017
Source: Shutterstock
Source: Shutterstock

Every time we spot a shaving commercial on the television, we let out a huge sigh. Apart from the fact that those ladies are essentially shaving a hairless leg, they never seem to land up with an ingrown hair! Although it may not seem like it, these bumpy spots are actually a common side effect of shaving. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t prevent them. Ahead are 5 easy tricks to help you get the smoothest shave of your life.

1. Choose Your Tools Wisely

Although it sounds obvious, opt for a new razor when you shave. Not only is it more hygienic, but a sharper blade will give you a cleaner cut, without causing any friction.

Gilette Venus Breeze Razor | Source: Gilette Venus
Gilette Venus Breeze Razor | Source: Gilette Venus

2. Exfoliate Your Body First

This is an important, but often forgotten step. By sloughing off your dead skin, you prevent any hair from getting trapped beneath it. If gritty scrubs aren’t for you, then dry brush your skin before taking a shower.

The Body Shop Almond Milk And Honey Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub | Source: The Body Shop
The Body Shop Almond Milk And Honey Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub | Source: The Body Shop

3. Use The Right Product

If you’ve been using a bar of soap to lather up before you shave, stop immediately! Instead, reach for a moisturising shaving cream or foam so that your razor can glide smoothly, without causing any irritation.

eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream - Vanilla Bliss | Source: eos
eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream – Vanilla Bliss | Source: eos

4. Alter Your Technique

Rather than reaching for the blade as soon as you step into the shower, wait till you are done with the rest of your bathing routine. This steam will open up your pores and soften your hair to give you a more comfortable shave. Also, remember to shave with the grain i.e. in the direction of your hair’s natural growth, to prevent bumps and ingrowths.

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Source: Shutterstock

5. Moisturise After Your Shave

Although you should be moisturising your body daily, this practice is especially important after shaving. By keeping your skin hydrated and supply, you allow the new hair to grow out easily.

Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Lotion | Source: Vaseline
Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Lotion | Source: Vaseline

Do you have any tricks to prevent ingrown hairs? Let us know in the comments below.

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