I have an ingrown hair - I can see it’s curled round under my skin, about 2cm long, but not close enough to surface to be able to pick out. It’s been at least a month!! Thing is now it’s coming to the skins surface a bit (I’m ridiculously excited)... but... what do I do then? If I try and pluck how will that work, can i pull it out if it’s in a curled formation under the skin? It spreads over a cm. Please help!!!
Watching with interest. I have one under my arm I think. A few years ago I had a similar spot there and when I squeezed it a long hair came out. ick The spot is back but no about of squeezing has helped. Amy tips on getting it moving welcome.
So now it’s getting fairly close to the surface, but I can see that between one end and the other it’s gone fairly deep. If I try plucking it I’m worried it’ll just snap and not come out, and I’ll be stuck with a deep curled hair forever
I get them too. Hot shower, use a face cloth to exfoliate it. Sharp edged tweezers and a Little bit of scraping. When I get a loop of hair poking out I swap to very pointy tweezers and gently ease it out. Then swap back to pluck.
There's a product you can use, I can't remember its name now but I'll check when I get home, I've got some in the bathroom cupboard. I'm sure Google will tell you. It's a clear liquid that you dab on to the skin over the ingrown hair and it gently breaks the top layer of skin down (completely painless, no burning/stinging). About an hour later (assuming you can contain your excitement that long) it's easy to lift the hair out with a needle. I used to have loads of ingrowing hairs on my legs until my mum bought me this product, and now they are completely gone. Which is great, obviously, but I do miss the fun of the removal.
Had one under my arm this morning. Also over a centimetre, the loop was so satisfying.
So removal. I know it's out but this is for future reference. A hot compress as hot as you can bear, then get a cotton bud and rub it firmly against the hair growth. When it gets close to the surface grab sharp tweezers and squeeze and tweeze at the same time. You want to try and get the hair as close the surface. When you get the loop, flip it out with the tweezers then remove the hair.