Pubic Hair - Get Rid of it Now!
In today's world of fitness and fashion, it's becoming
the mode (again) to have a clean and bald look at the pubic area.
Why the word 'again'?
The ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Indians preferred
this look, and perfected ways to accomplish it.
They also knew how to deal with ingrown pubic
hair, so let's look at some tried and trusted ways to take care
of this problem.
What is an Ingrown Pubic Hair?
An ingrown pubic hair is one that grows at an
abnormal angle and turns back into the skin, causing the formation
of a pustule or papule (A small, solid inflammatory elevation
of the skin that may or may not contain pus.
Also commonly known as "razor bumps").
This is unsightly and an unwanted side-effect to the bald look.
How do you get Ingrown Pubic Hair?
There are many ways, but the
most common way is to shave with a razor in the opposite direction
of the natural hair growth.
The pubic hair can also be trapped beneath the
skin from blockages to the hair follicle (also caused by shaving
in many cases). Also the other hair removal methods such as shaving,
waxing, tweezing, electrolysis, often irritate the hair follicle,
and the hair becomes trapped beneath the skin.
What do I do now?
There are many ways to treat it.
The best way, as in all medicine, is prevention.
In Part 2 of this series we explain how to prevent ingrown pubic
hair, but now you need first aid.
So here are the proven methods, some taken from
the ancient Greeks and Egyptians who had the same problem 3000
- Understanding that the body will try to eliminate
the ingrown pubic hair itself, help it along. Go to a sauna,
and when you have built up a good sweat, lightly scrub (meaning
exfoliate, i.e. take off the dead skin) with a "loofa".
A loofa is a marine plant that grows in the Nile, and resembles
a coarse sponge. You can find it at any store that sells bath
- After the sauna, and scrubbing, the ingrown
hair may be free (due also to the dilation of the pores while
in a sauna), and have a sterilized tweezers ready (the ancient
Pluck them out! One by one. You must stretch the skin tightly,
grips the hair close to the root, and pull it out. Ouch! But
it works. After each pluck, dab on some antiseptic solution.
- If the above is not suitable for you, then
you can do a three times a day compress on the affected area
with a wash cloth soaked hot water (not too hot!), followed
by the application of any product containing salicylic acid.
Salicylic acid is a strong exfoliating chemical that is useful
to free such hair.
Ask your pharmacist to recommend such a product. There are many
on the market.
- The daily use of the compress will help the
body fix the problem, but also, you can apply some baby oil
mixed with Aloe Vera lotion (make it yourself).
This will keep the skin from becoming further irritated, and
the Aloe Vera is a natural antiseptic which will help prevent
infection at the affected site.
Of course, there are salon specialists, but their
methods will be expensive, and no more effective than the above.
You can also see your doctor, as in everything
of this nature, the ingrown hair may not be a simple problem.
As we said, the best cure is prevention, and Part
2 of this article explains how to prevent ingrown pubic hair.
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