Can ingrown hairs be prevented?

The best way to prevent ingrown hairs is to use proper hair removal techniques:

  1. Before shaving any area of your body, wet your skin and hair thoroughly with warm water.
  2. Apply a shaving gel or cream to your skin.
  3. Use a razor with a single blade.
  4. Shave in the direction your hair grows naturally. Rinse the blade after every stroke.
  5. Change the blade (or replace a disposable razor) frequently to help prevent skin irritation and cuts.

Other options for removing hair include laser hair removal, chemical shaving products or electrolysis.

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