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4 Ways to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

November 26, 2016

Ingrown hairs appear when a strand of hair curls into the skin and grows in the wrong direction after waxing or shaving. Unfortunately, there is no way to determine why some people experience more trouble with ingrown hairs than others.

The number and growth direction of a person’s hair follicles is genetically determined. Everyone is born with a certain number of follicles. But there is something you can do to train your hair follicles and strands in order to not experience the pain and embarrassment of ingrown hairs.

4 Ways to Prevent Ingrown Hairs:

  • Apply exfoliating scrub, like our Grumari Body Exfoliant, in the shower 24 hours after completing your professional bikini or Brazilian wax service. It is critical that you wait at least 24 hours before you begin exfoliating your recently waxed skin because your skin is highly sensitive within this time frame.
  • Rub your skin vigorously with a towel or exfoliating sponge EVERY time you shower or bathe. It’s easy to remember to scrub your face or torso, but keep in mind that your genital area is just as sensitive as these areas if not more. Pubic hair naturally tends to be curlier than facial hair, so ingrown hair troubles are more frequent and persistent in these areas. Adopt a daily exfoliating regime to remove dead skins cells as they grow.
  • Use our Ipanema Ingrown Hair Serum to fight and prevent future ingrown hairs from waxing or shaving. The serum also brightens dark spots and blemishes left behind from old ingrown hairs.
  • Finally apply suitable amount of moisturizer to avoid dry and itchy skin. Don’t over do the moisturizer in your genital area, because that area is naturally moist. Consider purchasing a natural product, such as our Copacabana Body & Bath Oil. It’s a unique Brazilian formula made from natural oil that locks up to ten times more moisture on wet skin than an ordinary lotion can on dry skin.

If you have ingrown hairs in a certain area, be sure to exfoliate that area on a daily basis. Every time you do, you are scrubbing away the build-up of dead skin cells and remove pore blockage.


Your ingrown hairs, infected or otherwise, will diminish and significantly decrease over time. If you wax on a consistent basis, your hair growth WILL diminish also over time which results in less pain during your professional bikini wax service and longer-lasting results. Remember, your skin is a delicate matter and even the skin “down below” needs special treatment.


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