Ingrown Pubic Hair - Cause, Treatment and Prevention

Explore all you need to know about what causes ingrown pubic to occur, how to prevent them from occurring, and how to treat ingrown pubic hair if you have them. If you have ingrown pubic hair and you don’t know what to do, read through our guide and explore Venus’ line of pubic hair care products.

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Ingrown hairs can be very annoying, but dealing with ingrown pubic hair is an even trickier affair. That’s why we’ve put together a super useful guide on how to deal with ingrown pubic hair, from what causes them and what treatments can help to how best to prevent pubic ingrown hairs from occurring.

What are Ingrown Hairs?

What are Ingrown Hairs?

Ingrown hairs are hairs that grow into the skin rather than out. This means that either the hair curves back into the skin or gets trapped on its way out. This results in red painful bumps that look similar to pimples. Ingrown hairs occur more where the hair is thicker, making the ingrown hair around the bikini line the most common area for ingrown hairs to occur.

What Causes Ingrown Pubic Hair?

What Causes Ingrown Pubic Hair

The main causes of ingrown hairs in pubic area are often due to various hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing and plucking. For example, shaving thick hairs on the pubic area can mean that some shorter hairs may end up curling back which can cause ingrown hairs, the same applies to other methods of hair removal.

Another cause of pubic ingrown hair is the build-up of dead skin cells, this means that during the hair removal process, hair follicles can be trapped by dead skin cells which results in a blockage when the hair is trying to grow out of the skin.

How to Get Rid of Ingrown Pubic Hair

Woman Shaving pubic hair

In many cases, ingrown hair does not need to be treated and will clear up by itself, however, there are many ways to treat ingrown pubic hair, and speed up the healing process.

  • Avoid any hair removal techniques on the affected area, i.e. any razor burns or razor rashes, to allow it time to heal.
  • Apply a warm compress such as a wet washcloth or simply soak the area under lukewarm water.
  • If you notice a breakthrough, try to gently pull out the hair using sterilized tweezers or a needle, however, if the area is really red and inflamed this may not be ideal.
  • Use a gentle exfoliator to help clear dead skin cells.
  • Apply moisturiser to help heal dry skin.

How to Stop Ingrown Hairs on Bikini Line

Woman applying shaving gel

Whilst there are many ways to treat or heal pubic ingrown hair, it is best to know exactly what to do in order to prevent them from occurring in the first place. To tackle the root of the cause, we’re here to help with some steps you can implement to prevent ingrown hairs on your bikini line.

Choose the right razor for your pubic area

Venus Pubic Hair & Skin Razor

It is so important to choose the right razor to shave your bikini line. Since our pubic hair is the thickest hair on our body, a razor for the pubic area should be sharp enough to tackle the coarser strands and prevent ingrown hairs.

The new Venus Pubic Hair and Skin Razor for women includes an irritation defence bar, ensuring a smooth shave that helps prevent shaving irritation. The razor also lessens the chances of razor bumps and ingrown hair, for an all-around safe and effortless shaving experience.

Change your razor blades often

Venus Pubic Hair & Skin Razor Blade

We’re always asked how often to change razor blades when shaving, especially when it comes to more intimate areas! As part of your pubic hair removal routine, it is crucial to ensure your blades are changed as often as after 5-10 shaves. If you continue to use the same blades for too long, the blade will collect more and more bacteria from surrounding substances and can increase the chances of ingrown hair.

Pubic Care Exfoliant

Woman exfoliating pubic area to prevent ingrown hair

Incorporating a pubic hair exfoliant will help in stopping ingrown hairs in the pubic area. This is because exfoliating before shaving helps prepare the area for shaving by getting rid of dead skin cells, oils, and other bacteria.

A Pubic Care Exfoliant works brilliantly to tackle any unwanted elements on the pubic area that may block hair from growing outside of the skin. Using this exfoliate will help prevent ingrown hairs as the fine particles tackle the surface of the skin to remove dead skin cells.

Choosing the right shaving gel

Woman applying Shave gel on pubic area to prevent ingrown hair

Shaving gel provides lubrication for the shave, allowing your blade to glide more easily and your skin to be protected.

A Venus pubic care 2-in-1 Cleanser and Shaving Gel can be used as a daily cleanser to keep your pubic area free of any irritation and stop ingrown pubic hair from occurring. The clear formula makes it easier for you to see what you are doing for a safer and more guided shave.

Moisturisers for Pubic area

Woman moisturising pubic area to avoid ingrown hair

Including a moisturiser in your pubic hair shaving routine can help retain the moisture and oils that are extracted from the area during shaving and in turn, prevent bikini line ingrown hairs.

A moisturiser for your pubic area is ideal for post-shaving in order to hydrate the skin on your bikini line and decrease the chances of irritation.

We hope that this article’s been able to help you with any issues you’ve been having with ingrown pubic hair. Hopefully, the next time you’re feeling a little lumpy down there after shaving, you know exactly what to do to prevent and treat ingrown pubic hairs - leaving your bikini line feeling smooth and spotless! For any assistance with intimate shaving, make sure you check out Venus Pubic Care Products.

Ingrown Pubic Hair FAQs

What happens if an ingrown pubic hair gets infected?

Infected ingrown hairs may occur as painful bumps sometimes filled with pus. If your ingrown hair is infected, you need to seek medical advice from your doctor.

Should I pop an ingrown hair

You should never pop an ingrown hair or cyst on your pubic area as this could result in an increased risk of infection, irritation, and scarring.

Will an ingrown hair eventually grow out

Most of the time ingrown hairs heal themselves and eventually get released from your skin as they grow longer.