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Ingrown hair occurs when a hair that's been removed starts to grow back and curves into the skin. Shaving, tweezing or waxing can cause this to happen. An ingrown hair can cause tiny, swollen bumps on the skin that may hurt. The condition most often affects Black people with curly hair who shave.

Signs of ingrown hair include:


  • Tiny, swollen bumps where you shave, tweeze or wax

  • Small bumps that look like blisters or are filled with pus

  • Small bumps that are darker than surrounding skin (hyperpigmentation)

  • Burning or stinging

  • Itching

Hair in the shape of a loop because the tip of the hair curves and grows into the skin


Ingrown hair occurs when a hair that's been removed starts to grow back and curves into the skin. This usually happens after shaving, tweezing or waxing.

Hair structure and direction of growth play a role in ingrown hair. A curved hair follicle, which produces tightly curled hair, is believed to encourage the hair to reenter the skin once the hair is cut and starts to grow back. Shaving creates a sharp edge on hair, making it easier to pierce the skin.

Ingrown hair that doesn't clear up can lead to:

Bacterial infection (from scratching)

Patches of skin that are darker than usual (postinflammatory hyperpigmentation)

Raised scars that are darker than surrounding skin (keloids)

Pseudofolliculitis barbae, also known as razor bumps

Fine depressed scars (grooves)


To help prevent ingrown hair, avoid shaving, tweezing and waxing

Ingrown Hair Treatments

Vajacial:  treats ingrown hairs, removes dead skin cells, smooths bumps around bikini line, prevents acne, helps with hyperpigmentation, all to maintain healthy and hydrated skin in the vaginal area.

Chemical peel: Peeling is exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt, and debris.

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