Ingrown hair

Ingrown hairs occur when the tip of the hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin, rather than exiting the skin. They are more common in people with curly or coarse hair, however they can occur when the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells.

They are also very common in areas that have been recently shaved and can present like pimples in the skin, which can be filled with pus. The bikini area in women and the beard and neck If there are a lot of infected or inflamed ingrown hairs, this may be a sign of folliculitis.

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The easiest way to prevent ingrown hairs is to have a break from shaving.

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