We have all had them a time or two, those pesky little bumps that just seem to pop up outta no where. Ingrown hairs appear when the hair curls in or grows back in sideways. Ingrown hairs are primarily seen in people that have curly hair. An infection called folliculits may accompany the bump or also known as "razor bumps". Ingrown hairs can very in size, while mostly appearing in the areas that are often shaved or waxed, they can appear anywhere. Anything which causes the hair to be broken off unevenly can cause an ingrown hair however, the main causes are shaving and tight clothing.
If you are accustomed to getting ingrown hairs do not fret there are may solutions to ease your sufferings. Treatments for ingrown hairs included properly preparing the area before and after shaving or waxing. If you already have an ingrown hair putting a warm wash cloth and cleaning the area may help. Exfoliating with facial scrubs, towels, sponges or creams containing acids such as, glycolic and salicylic acid, are also know to help prevent or treat ingrowns as well.
In short, although ingrown hairs can be quite irritating at times there are several treatment options. If you have a problem that persists or have further questions, don't hesitate to contact your esthetician or dermatologist.