Jun 06, 2011
I haven't seen a lot on this topic around the Beautylish message boards and I need some help!
I regularly get a brazilian wax (about every 5 weeks) and I always get red bumps and ingrowns afterwards! And I don't mean just for a couple days after the wax, I mean continuously! I've tried looking up the best ways to treat it, but there's so many different options. Exfoliating, benzyl peroxide cream, salicylic acid, aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, tend skin, home made tend skin... I don't know what would be the most effective and how often and when to use them!
If anyone has a tried and true routine to help solve my issue it would be greatly appreciated :)
I tend to get in grown hairs as well on my bikini line. I read somewhere that Neosporin cream helps a lot and it also helped my acne previously so I decided to try it and it really helps! It also is great for razor burn. Hope that helps! :)
Jun 07, 2011
I do a brazilian about every 5 weeks as well.
The best things I have found to avoid ingrowns & red bumps: gently exfoliate during each shower with non-irritating bodywash (such as a no fragrance, no beads, etc) and use a loofah that is not old (sometimes using a new loofah just for that area is a good idea); touch the area as little as possible for the first few days to avoid transferring oils/bacteria from your hands to the freshly waxed skin; also, the wax technician doing your job could be the issue as well. I had one girl do my waxes for a few times, then she wasn't available for one of my appointments, so another lady did it. After the new technician did it, I had little to no ingrown hairs after her wax procedure compared to the prior wax technician I had been to.
Also, avoid getting thick, emollient creams in the area to avoid clogging the pores of the skin down there until it has been a couple days. I found the first few days of care immediately after the wax determine how it heals and how the next few weeks will go until your next wax. :-)
Mandy gives great suggestions on things you can try at home to fix it. If it doesn't get better, you might want to visit your dermatologist to get some expert help. Cheers!
Apr 10, 2012
dude go to European Wax Center and get their ingrown hair serum, it definitely works for me! I live by it !
May 17, 2012
Hey Laura! Definitely, the whole point of the braz is not to get a bunch of ingrowns and little bumps... that sucks! I find that the type of wax the lady is using on you makes a difference... have you ever tried hard wax? It pulls the hairs from the root, and is waaaay more pain-free in regards to waxing. Also, my lady told me to get one of those cheapo loofah gloves (from target) and gently exfoliate up in a straight line to slough off dead skin (don't use a circular motion as this might break off hairs and lead to more ingrowns). Also, don't use those harsh acne medicines such as tea tree oil or benzyl peroxide --- all you need is some non-heavy lotion to moisturize and soothe your skin... hope this helps! :)
Forget all that mess...if you can afford it you should def invest in laser hair removal...shop around and research and u will never have an ingrown or throw out money waxing anymore!
May 18, 2012
Okay people, listen to me. I have the miracle product of the century that's about to fix all of our problems. I'm serious!
Now, let me first start off by saying that I am NOT a licensed aesthetician or dermatologist and really, I'm just a girl trying to help out! When I was starting to think about shaving my lady parts... I was scared. Lets be real here, the first few times? Didn't exactly pan out.
I began thinking to myself: "There HAS to be a better way." I didn't want to wax, too painful. I didn't want to shave, too itchy! Regrowth is the devil! I scoured online until I found something that looked promising. It's called "Magic Shaving Powder".
Great name, right? Well, I read on a few forms that it's the stuff "porn stars" use, and I mean... if it worked for them, right? Pardon the subject matter, girls! So I bought a can of the stuff and tried it out. I haven't gone back ever since.
Basically what it is, is a powder that you mix with water. Just follow the instructions on the back. It forms a paste, you slather it around down there, wait five minutes and voila! Nair for your down there hair! The best part? NO itchy regrowth. Sure, for a day you might feel a little prickly, but it's amazing. I promise. Think about it: the reason regrowth is so horrible is because when we shave it off, we're essentially slicing a hard edge into the hair. With this, it melts the tip of the hair away, so we're left with smooth regrowth! Oh, did I also mention that a can of this is about $3 a pop? AND it'll last you like two months?
Definitely cheaper than a wax.
Try it out. If you have ANY questions, PLEASE let me know! I want to spread the word about this wonderful product!!!
ALSO, please read the ingredients and DO NOT USE this if there are things in it that you're allergic to. Follow the directions EXACTLY, okay? Capiche? Great. Hope this helped!
aren't there after wax gels at walmart to prevent those? id try that if you haven't already
May 19, 2012
I know what you mean- I use an epilator regularly down there and the ingrowns can be a real pain. I agree that GENTLE exfoliation can really help. Use a mild soap and rub gently. This will help lift the tip top of the hairs out from under your skin. You can use a loofah, or Fortune Cookie Soap sells a loofah like bag that you slide soap into and it works just right for me.
To avoid irritation, my miracle product is actually Visine. (Or any similar eyedrop.) It's gentle enough to put in your eyes, and it's designed specifically to calm irritationan and reduce redness.
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