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How to remove an ingrown hair

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Sometimes Ingrown hairs get out of control, and you get an infected one that has to go, so how do you remove an ingrown hair?


We recommend seeing your doctor or esthetician for care, but we understand that sometimes it’s the middle of the night, and you have to get it out, or you can’t afford to visit a professional. So we came up with this post to help you out.

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What you need to remove an ingrown hair:


We recommend The Slant Tip and Pointed Tweezers made by the Tweezer Guru.


What we love about them: Perfectly calibrated tension for more control and a stress-free tweezing ritual. Stainless steel slant tip design that is durable & easy to clean.

Perfectly aligned tips. This set is incredibly affordable! If you want more tweezer options, we have a great post on it! Tip: Buy an extra set to keep in your travel bag, so you always have a set on hand!

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•Alcohol pads:

It is important to clean the area before actually performing a removal. You will want to buy some alcohol prep pads.  These are handy to keep around the house.  We recommend:

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You may want to have:

•Tiny bandaids. Sometimes a hair will create some blood spots. You might want to apply a small band-aid to the area. These band-aids are little and inexpensive:

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•Neosporin.  This First-aid ointment nourishes skin to minimize the appearance of scars after healing.

How to remove an ingrown hair
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Ingrown hair serum. It is used to prevent and reduce the appearance of unsightly razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and razor burns.

You don’t want any of those ingrown hairs to come back! We’ve reviewed many serums on the post, The ultimate list of ingrown hair lotions, serums, creams and treatments.

•An exfoliation brush.  The best (easiest & inexpensive) way to prevent those ingrown hairs in the first place is to exfoliate every day. We like the Wizker brush, but there are a few others you might want to try.

How to remove an ingrown hair

In conclusion, the best way to deal with those bad little ingrowns is consistent prevention. We have a variety of ways to treat your ingrown hairs.  You could try Natural Remedies or Commercial serums.


If you are a chronic picker you may have developed scars from your ingrown hairs.  Take a look at our most popular blog post on Scar Treatments.
Sometimes Ingrown hairs get out of control and you get a really infected one that just has to go so how do you remove an ingrown hair?

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*Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding a medical condition. The information on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.