Post # 1
I used to get brazilian waxes regularly but stopped because I was getting really bad ingrown hairs. So much so that I decided it looked better to have hair than be bare showing all of the ingrowns. It is my preferred “look” though and I would like to start again.
Any tips/tricks for preventing ingrowns hairs down there when waxing?
Post # 3
So I haven’t had a brazillian (yet? : ) but I’ve always been told to exfoliate like mad before waxing. There are also some products you can apply that prevent ingrowns, like “Tend Skin”
Post # 4
Exfoliation (manual and topical w/ glycolic acid). Maybe shortening the time between waxes. Ugh I have one on friday (after like 4 months off). Not happy.
Post # 5
I can’t wait for responses here. Ingrown hairs are the bane of my existence.
Post # 6
I shave, but I exfoliate a ton. I also use a bit of my Neutrogena Facewash (the body wash would work too, I just feel it can be a bit harsh) on the area if I feel one starting. The salicylic acid and the propylene glycol help the ingrowns. Just on the upper parts though, be careful not to let it, erm, get inside or on the pink parts.
Post # 7
I don’t know if it would help with waxing, but when I shave down there, I have a few tricks that help prevent the ingrown hairs. First of all, I exfoliate, like others said. Then afterwards I use witch hazel applied with a cotton ball. I also don’t wear panties for a couple days afterwards (unless I really have to)
Post # 8
Can someone please explain what they do to exfoliate? Is there a product you use? Method? Help!
Post # 9
@NJmeetsBX: Loofa in a circular motion with bodywash or the aforementioned face wash. 🙂
Post # 10
My waxing salon sells a product to help with ingrowns. It’s been helpful for me (although I get WAY more ingrowns from shaving than waxing).
I use their ingrown hair serum and their post waxing exfoliate whenever any start to crop up. They both require using such a small amount of product that one bottle/container lasts a really long time.
Post # 11
Tendskin works well for me
Post # 12
Don’t use regular wax, get sugaring. This is what I get (only have had it 2 times so far though) and I haven’t had ingrown yet. It doesn’t rip the skin, it only sticks to the hair so it hurts less as well. See if you can find someone in your area that does sugaring.
Post # 13
@Aerya: The stripless / hard wax works the same (in that it sticks to the hair but doesn’t really pull on the skin so much). That’s what I get done.
Post # 14
@NJmeetsBX: exfoliation, exfoliation, exfoliation! I would suggest a medicated yet gentle scrub (St. Ives is nice) or use a loofa and clean & clear foaming face wash but make sure you only get the outside.
Post # 15
wierd question i know, but you ladies are saying exfoliate? how? if you NEED a wax..get my drift lol
Post # 16
There’s a product from Sally Beauty Supply called “No Bump” and it is the best invention…ever. It’s 2% salcyllic acid, so it burns a bit, but put it on with a cotton ball for a few days before waxing and then afterward as well. I used to get terrible razor burn/ingrowns all over (bikini, armpits, etc), and this stuff really works. It’s only like $8.