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    i usually get really bad ingrown hairs when ever i shave or epilate my bikini area or underarms. My legs aren't affected and my underarms aren't as bad as they used to be as long as i do it every week, even if there's no hair or very little there.

    However on my bikini area i get horrible horrible painful and swollen ingrown hairs. They're usually the size of a 5p and are hard and swollen then they go down, but there's still pus inside (sorry tmi).

    I've tried everything- waxing, epilating, shaving. But even just trimming with a pair of scissors still gives me ingrown hairs. I use ingrow go by skin doctors, tea tree oil, sudocrem but nothing seems so stop it.

    I don't know what to do anymore! its reaaaaally painful and im getting a lot of scars from it I don't know whether to go and see my doctor but its a bit embarrasing.

    Anyone have a similar problem?
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    Tweezers?
    Don't shave against the growth?
    What about waxing?

    Good luck!
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    skin removal cream?
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    Wear looser pants and jeans on the day you've shaved your bikini line. Use lots of moisturiser!
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    Make sure you exfoliate between waxes to help get the little buggers out! I try and exfoliate once a week and get way less ingrowns now. Wear comfy undies (i.e. something cotton and not too tight fitting) after waxing. Keep up the moisturising as that does help, but won't prevent ingrowns.
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    Exfoliate
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    I find it helpful not to wear underwear after epilating down there.






    And just in general. :teehee:
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    Laser hair removal treatment?
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    ex-foliate before hand and cold water never use warm water cold water closes the poors afterwards, zinc tablets are very good as they are good at healing the skin.
    Inflamation of hair folicules i am sure is a condition if you get it as severe as you say you can go to the doctor because you can get anti-biotics.
    Tea tree oil is sooo good it does word but ex-foliation is key.
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    Definitely exfoliate then moisturise! I find a bit of sudocrem always helps too.
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    I always have a warm bubble bath and exfoliate using a scrub straight after it really helps mine and softens the skin
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    Just let it grow baby, natural ftw.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Just let it grow baby, natural ftw.
    Exactly, you have to stop and question when a man demands that a woman's genitals should look like a child's.
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    Have you considered hair removal cream? I know it says on the bottles not to use it there, so it may not be wise, but I've never had any problems. Esp. at the bikini area.
    Make sure to buy a decent brand though, if you get the cheap brands which just cost like £1 your skin can get burnt(i.e Nair), I recommend Veet personally.
    EMZ=]
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    i usually get really bad ingrown hairs when ever i shave or epilate my bikini area or underarms. My legs aren't affected and my underarms aren't as bad as they used to be as long as i do it every week, even if there's no hair or very little there.

    However on my bikini area i get horrible horrible painful and swollen ingrown hairs. They're usually the size of a 5p and are hard and swollen then they go down, but there's still pus inside (sorry tmi).

    I've tried everything- waxing, epilating, shaving. But even just trimming with a pair of scissors still gives me ingrown hairs. I use ingrow go by skin doctors, tea tree oil, sudocrem but nothing seems so stop it.

    I don't know what to do anymore! its reaaaaally painful and im getting a lot of scars from it I don't know whether to go and see my doctor but its a bit embarrasing.

    Anyone have a similar problem?
    Sounds crazy I know but a tip I got from someone on here years ago that they apparently got from a porn star is roll on deodorant. Obviously you don't put it on intimate areas but it can be used on the bikini line and the mound. It sounds mad but it does work, otherwise I find E45 straight after shaving is pretty good.
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    (Original post by Harrifer)
    Exactly, you have to stop and question when a man demands that a woman's genitals should look like a child's.
    But seriously who wants to wade through the Amazon to get where they are going? I tend to go all bare and have never met a man who doesn't like it.
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    (Original post by lizfairy)
    skin removal cream?
    Sounds painful and messy.
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    (Original post by hippieglitter)
    Sounds painful and messy.
    Don't worry, it's the LEAST painful, never had ingrown hair or anything, very smooth, takes agaes to grow back. The only problem is the odour...
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    If there's puss you have an infection so antibiotics should sort that out. In terms of avoiding ingrowns, have you considered laser hair removal?
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    (Original post by Harrifer)
    Exactly, you have to stop and question when a man demands that a woman's genitals should look like a child's.
    I totally agree, I don't think I'd ever go bare. But for many women, 'natural' means an inch or so down the leg, and hair poking out of a swim suit is never acceptable. Bikini line shaving/waxing/epilating etc should be, in my opinion, compulsary before entry to a swimming pool in anything less than board shorts.
 
 
 
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