Now, to be completely honest, this is a weird subject for me to be writing about. But skin is skin, and I write about skincare, so here we go.
For the longest time, every time I would shave (and this is not just referring to my bikini line, I mean everywhere i.e. bikini line, armpits, you name it), within a few days I would end up with multiple ingrown hairs. This was particularly a problem in my armpits. And then FUR reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try their Ingrown Hair Oil. Why the heck not?
So here’s how I’ve been dealing with ingrown hairs:
When I get in the shower on days when I am planning on shaving I will always exfoliate anywhere that I’m planning on shaving. The two that I’ve been reaching for have been the Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Polish & the African Botanics Marula Detoxifying Salt & Sugar Body Scrub. I find that this gives me a smoother shave and therefore helps alleviate some possible razor burn. Next I will shave. I’ve been using the Billie Razor along with the Marin Bee Shaving Cream. On days when I have shaved, I don’t like to use a thick body cream as I find that sometimes it can cause some irritation to my skin, so instead I like to use the Rituals Ayurveda Foaming Shower Gel to add a light layer of hydration.
Once out of the shower, I pat down my skin with a towel and then apply the FUR Ingrown Hair Concentrate. I only apply this to areas where I have a tendency to get ingrown hairs, mainly areas where my skin will rub together in some way (bikini line, inner thighs and arm pits). FUR says apply the oil everyday, but I have found that I only really need to apply it the day I shave in order to avoid ingrown hairs.
While I have been using my in-shower routine and it did help with ingrown hairs to some degree, the only thing that has truly stopped them all together has been the FUR Concentrate. Since using the FUR Ingrown Hair Concentrate, I haven’t gotten a single ingrown hair. NOT ONE PEOPLE!! I used to get them particularly bad in my arm pits where my arm folds (if that makes literally any sense), and now NOTHING!
I’d say if nothing else, that makes this a winner in my books!
It should be noted that this comes in a tiny bottle. To the point where you may be wondering where the rest of the product is that you just bought. But this stuff is potent. You really only need a tiny amount in order to get the job done. I usually only use 1-2 drops from both my underarms.
Overall, if you have had problems with ingrown hairs like I have, I would highly recommend checking out the FUR Ingrown Hair Concentrate.
What’s your secret skin savior?