August 27, 2016
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Ingrown Hair (cont.)

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Is it possible to prevent ingrown hairs?

The simplest way to prevent ingrown hairs is to allow hair to grow without cutting it too short. Shaving and waxing can cause or exacerbate ingrown hairs. The shaving techniques described above can be applied to prevent or decrease the occurrence of ingrown hairs. Topical hair-growth-inhibitor cream (Vaniqa), electrolysis, or hair-removal lasers can also effectively help decrease ingrown hairs.


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2016


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