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Epilators Cause Ingrown Hair

Do Epilators Cause Ingrown Hair?

Dr. Shireen Singh
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS.

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No pain, no gain - should have been quoted by a woman during waxing. Tolerating that ‘why-are-you-punishing-me-god’ kind of pain is absurd, but we have been doing it for ages for silky smooth skin! However, over time, some bold babes have replaced this waxing with a razor! While shaving is definitely pain-free, it does not give results as good as waxing, and there is always a chance of getting razor cuts. You can opt for trimmers or hair removal cream or spray, but they do not give long-lasting results; tweezers take forever, and lasers are damn expensive. So, that leaves us with Epilators! But what is it, you ask? Read the blog to find out all the deets!

Epilators are a cross between waxing and shaving that removes hair from the roots, resulting in longer-lasting, smooth skin. These electronic devices come in different types, from travel-friendly to water-resistant models. And the answer you are waiting for…No, it is not as painful as waxing! It is compact, easy to use, affordable and gives exceptional results. But the question is:

Also Read : 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Waxing!

Do Epilators Cause Ingrown Hair?

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We know you don’t want to hear this, but yes, epilators can cause ingrown hair! It happens when the hair breaks at the surface instead of being pulled out. So when the hair grows back, it gets trapped underneath, causing deep ingrown hair. The good news is that there are ways to avoid ingrown hair.

How To Reduce Them?

1. Exfoliation


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Your best bet to reduce ingrown hair is to exfoliate your skin before epilating, as it removes dead skin cells, which are the main culprit in keeping the hair from growing in the correct direction. Use a product with a gentle yet effective formula like ThriveCo’s Bumps Eraser Exfoliating Scrub to avoid irritation. With ingredients like Spirulina, Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid Complex, the bumps eraser is an ideal choice to keep deep ingrown hair and other skin texture concerns at bay. Also, note that regular exfoliation is also important.

Also Read : What To Expect From ThriveCo’s Bumps Eraser Exfoliating Scrub?

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2. Use The Epilator Correctly

Epilator Correctly

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An epilator, when not used properly, can cause ingrown hairs. Always use one hand to pull the skin tight and the other to glide the device slowly in an upward motion against the direction of hair growth without applying too much pressure. Also, use a good quality epilator and clean it after use.

3. Post Care

Post Care

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Aftercare is of utmost importance to achieve smooth skin without ingrown hair. Make sure to use a lotion to calm down any irritation or redness. It also helps lock moisture, resulting in soft, healthy skin. Avoid tight clothes and products that have alcohol in them, like deo and perfumes, as they might irritate you. Also, avoid touching your skin with dirty hands, as it might cause infection.

Also Read : Do' s And Don'ts Of Post Waxing Care

You can achieve soft, smooth and hair-free skin with epilators with proper technique and care. There must be a reason why this device has gained popularity over all the other hair-removing processes; use an epilator and find out for yourself! If you still have doubts, consult your dermatologist for guidance.


About Doctor :

Dr. Shireen Singh

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS, MD Dermatology, is a trusted dermatologist with over 8 years of specialized experience. Passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their hair and skin care goals, she combines cutting-edge technologies with personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. She's dedicated to helping you achieve vibrant hair and glowing skin. Dr. Shireen loves research and is here to share her expertise for your health and happiness.



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