Ingrown hairs are annoying, unsightly, and occasionally itchy. These small bumps are caused when a hair grows back into the skin. The problem typically goes away on its own. However, many people experience repeated ingrown hairs in the same areas.
If you are tired of dealing with ingrown hairs after a good head shave, you should try the following simple tips.
Use a Scrub to Exfoliate the Skin on Your Head
The first tip for preventing ingrown hairs on your head is to exfoliate. When you notice ingrown hairs, try exfoliating every day until the issue is resolved, even if you don’t shave every day.
Consider using the HeadShed Scrub. It has a thick consistency that is perfect for opening pores and removing dead skin cells. The thicker texture may also help pull the ingrown hairs out of your skin.
Shave with the Grain to Reduce Skin Irritation
Another way to prevent ingrown hairs is to shave with the grain using your head razor. When shaving in the same direction that the hair naturally grows, the blades pull less on the hairs. Along with preventing ingrown hairs, this can help to reduce irritation and redness.
The drawback to shaving with the grain is that you may not get as close of a shave. Some people also experience more ingrown hairs when they constantly switch between shaving with the grain and shaving against. If you prefer the closer shave, you may want to stick with shaving against the grain and try a few of the other tips for preventing ingrown hairs.
Apply a Lubricant to Your Scalp Before Shaving
Lubricating your skin is another way to reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs. The lubricant can help create a smoother surface for the head razor blades, allowing the blades to glide across your scalp with less friction. Like the previous tips, this may also help with skin irritation and redness.
The HeadSlick Shave Cream from HeadBlade is available in the UK, and you only require a small dab each time you shave. It also includes menthol to leave your scalp feeling refreshed and cool.
Apply a Moisturiser to Your Scalp After Shaving
Besides a pre-shave lubricant, you should use a post-shave moisturiser. Moisturising your skin can help keep the hairs and skin soft. This extra step may prevent ingrown hairs and help treat the ones that already exist.
HeadBlade also makes a special post-shave treatment designed specifically for treating razor bumps. ClearHead Bump Treatment can be used after shaving your head or face to treat and prevent ingrown hairs.
These are just a few ways to help deal with ingrown hairs. You should also make sure that you rinse your blade frequently and use as few strokes as possible.