Home Remedy for Ingrown Hair

A good home remedy for ingrown hair focuses upon understanding what causes an ingrown hair and how to relieve this painful condition.

The hair that grows on the body isn’t only there for appearance. Although it does look strange to see a person without any eyebrows, eyelashes, etc. (Conversely, I happen to think that totally bald men are very attractive because they are usually blessed with very handsome faces.)

Home Remedy for Ingrown Hair

Hair has a prescribed life cycle and anything that protrudes from the surface of the skin, or the scalp, is actually dead protein (keratin) particles.


For the purpose of this article, the home remedy for ingrown hair focuses on relieving painful ingrown hairs on the face where consistent shaving takes place.


Daily Practices That Cause/Promote Ingrown Hair:

  1. Using a dull razor is one of the best ways to promote ingrown hair. A dull blade does not ably cut the scalp hair evenly, but rather leaves it jagged and causes it to “catch” the surrounding hair follicle column and it becomes trapped as it grows, instead of cleanly growing up and out, as it should.

  2. Using petroleum based face shaving gel or foam that plugs the skin cells and hair follicles. If you use one of these make sure you wash your face with a mild face soap (that doesn’t strip the skin of natural oils that preserve young looking skin) afterward to wash off the waxy substances found in these products. Let your skin breath!

  3. Not shaving for several days and then aggressively shaving with a dull blade.

  4. Not periodically exfoliating the skin to slough off crusted, old skin cells that overlay on top of hairs and trap hair just underneath the surface of the skin. (Dead sea salt mixed with peppermint oil makes an invigorating skin scrub that refreshes and makes your skin look and feel younger.)

  5. Using an electric razor, instead of soap and water. Electric razors generally do not shave as close as a good blade and the hair follicles become irregular and grow out abnormally producing an ingrown hair.
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What To Do If You Feel an Ingrown Hair Developing

The first thing a person generally feels is a small bump, or lump on their face, usually around the chin, or neck. They can’t really see that a tiny hair has become trapped below the surface. Touching the bump really hurts!!

How do you relieve this painful bump? I am glad you want to know!! Because…as long as you shave you want to avoid painful ingrown hair!! The quicker you act, the smaller the ingrown hair bump will grow.

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My Home Remedy for Ingrown Hair:

  1. DO NOT try to scrap the surface of the bump with your razor. Infection is most likely brewing below the surface and you could spread the infection.

  2. DO NOT try to jerk out the embedded hair. Again, that swelling on the bump indicates that infection is brewing.

  3. Make a paste (poultice) with clay and a few drops of eucalyptus oil to “draw out” and disinfect the fluid that has accumulated to trap and contain the infection. Apply at night and cover with a sterilized band-aid.

  4. The next morning, shower in a warm shower and gently wash off the clay. Do not scrub the bump. Be gentle.

  5. Apply a tiny amount of eucalyptus oil (dilute with almond oil, or plain canola oil if necessary) to the bump and let air-dry.

  6. After about three nightly clay applications, the tiny hair will emerge from the bump and some pus may be seen as it is drawn out of the hair follicle.

  7. Within a day or two, you will notice that the pain (caused by pressure of the plugged hair follicle) will greatly diminish and that most of the apparent redness has disappeared.

  8. If the bump continues to not to respond to being “drawn out” or purged by the clay, then apply propolis liquid extract, or colloidal silver to the bump to aggressively drive down infection, which is causing the swelling.
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Always inspect your razor blade for signs of rust to prevent lockjaw. Rinse your razor thoroughly (with hot water) after using and lay face down to promote drainage. Better yet, install one of the small plastic, stick on razor/toothbrush holders on the wall of your shower and let it cradle your razor vertically to let gravity drain the water out of it between uses (if you shave in the shower).

When was the last time you had a tetanus shot?

NEVER EVER LET ANYONE USE YOUR RAZOR. THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO CONTACT ALL BLOOD BORNE DISEASES, INCLUDING HEPATIIS AND AIDS.

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