(Closed) Can you help me, not sure if I am alone on this one?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Have you been using the scrub before you get waxed?  You can treat them with Salicylic acid.  You are probably getting them because of the pressure in the area with your clothing.  Not sure why it is starting now with a new person but their technique must not be as good.

Post # 5
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It might help to use a scrub before to get rid of any dead skin that might be getting in the way.  There must be something that she is doing differently but I can’t think what it could be.

Post # 6
Member
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Tend Skin works amazing!

Post # 7
Member
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I used to get waxed a lot and sometimes ended up with ingrown hairs.  Sometimes just waiting an extra few days before your wax could help, just to make sure the hairs were grown out of the skin a bit more.  (I would wait around 3 weeks of outgrowth before a wax).

 Also,Tend Skin is great as mentioned above… you could also try washing the area when you get home and putting some antibiotic ointment on the area – to help prevent painful ingrown hairs. 

 

Post # 8
Member
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I will also chip in with a Tend Skin recommendation. Every single time I’ve used that stuff consistently, I’ve not gotten any ingrown hairs. Every time I doubt its effectiveness and stop using it, I get ingrown hairs. Really, you’d think I’d learn 🙂

Post # 10
Member
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I find that the timing of the follicular cycle matters.

I don’t know if the type of wax matters, but I do know that I like that when I get sugared, they don’t continually dip in the same pot with a spatuala.  I haven’t had any ingrown hairs with sugaring, even though it hurt much much worse the first time! (second time was much better 🙂

Post # 11
Member
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I definitely get those.  Not a ton, but every time I get waxed I end up with a few a couple days later.  I find it very satisfying to tweeze them out, though.  I can’t recall ever not getting at least a couple, so I assumed it was pretty typical.

Post # 12
Member
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

It may be a different kind of wax, or the person’s technique but I second the Scrub before you get waxed.  I get ingrown hairs whenever I don’t- and be careful of tendskin if you are prone to acne.  I used it the first few times I got waxed and had horrible breakouts down there.

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