Greeting ingrown hairs on any part of your body is not only annoying but often painful. Itchy, irritated, red and inflamed – check. Wanting a quick fix can feel especially pressing if ingrowns have cropped up in visible places. Sometimes mistaken for razor burn, they especially appear after shaving coarse hair, as the hair that grows back can curl in on itself and into the skin. Ouch!
For ingrown hair removal, we’ve put together an easy guide – with organic skincare product recommendations – to soothe, address the existing offending hair and prevent future inflamed spots.
How to Remove Ingrown Hairs
One of the best things you can do for ingrown hair removal is let it be! That means not touching it – as hard as that might be – and allowing it to heal. Being advocates of natural and organic skincare, we stay away from steroid creams and synthetic retinoids, so the best natural treatment for ingrown hair is time. Let the hair grow out.
How to Treat Ingrown Hairs
To soothe and support the healing of the infected hair, try Fur Ingrown Concentrate. Safe to use both on your face and body, this oil is free from parabens, silicones, artificial fragrances and contains no synthetic dyes. The key ingredient, coconut oil, softens the skin and trapped hair, enabling the hair to slide out for easy ingrown hair removal. Tea tree oil also helps clear the infected pores thanks to its antimicrobial properties. Apply once a day to ingrown hairs and use the provided small exfoliating finger mitt to exfoliate the area daily in the shower until the spot has healed.
The Fur Ingrown Eliminator provides the same support for ingrowns but with an easy-to-use biodegradable finger mitt. Made of lyocell, the serum-soaked finger mitt soothes irritation and eradicates bumps, resulting in clear skin. It is particularly ideal for those hard to reach areas that are prone to redness, including pubic area, underarms, brows, lip and chin.
How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs
Shaving with a single blade razor and making as few strokes as possible is one of the best ways to prevent the onset of ingrown hairs. The closed tooth comb safety razor from Mühle allows for a close but gentler shaving technique.
Exfoliating with our selection of natural scrubs and peels is one of our top remedies and preventative measures for keeping those irritated red bumps at bay. Before you even get to the ingrown hair removal stage, make exfoliating a regular part of your routine. You could also implement the Fur Wash Cloth into your ingrown-prevention routine. This full body refresher cloth will help to remove dirt, bacteria and sweat on-the-go, with the aim of leaving your skin supple, soft and utterly refreshed.
Natural & Organic Exfoliators
Evolve Tropical Blossom Body Polish: This organic body polish buffs your skin smooth, but even better it is scented with Tahitian Gardenia blossoms which have been macerated into Coconut Oil. If you like tropical island scents this vegan body scrub is for you.
Isla Apothecary Coffee & Cinnamon Body Polish: A hint of warming cinnamon leaf and the ‘wake-me-up’ aroma of coffee grounds make the Isla Apothecary Coffee and Cinnamon Body Polish our salt scrub of choice for early mornings.
Hydrea Carbonized Exfoliating Gloves: Made from carbonized bamboo which releases anions to help the body discharge the positive ions from use of everyday electronic devices, these eco-friendly gloves will leave you exfoliated, cleansed and relaxed.
Konjac Sponge: Brilliant at removing dirt, oil and bacteria, these are great to use on both face and body for regular and targeted exfoliation. The French Green Clay version loves oily skin, while its Red Clay counterpart favours dry and sensitive skin in need of a tune up.
Dr Alkaitis Enzyme Exfoliating Mask: Ultra gentle but effective, add water to this exfoliator to make a thin paste, then keep the mask on for up to 7 minutes. It will help to remove dead skin and impurities trapped in pores.
Nazan Schnapp Detoxing Cleanser Exfoliant: Fruit acids in this aquamarine infused exfoliant soften, smooth and polish skin. It is gentle enough for daily use to keep skin cleansed and clear.
And for those with beards, check out Muhle Organic Skincare to ward off the need for ingrown hair removal. The products have formulated with men, and particularly those with facial hair to shave in mind.
Organic Grooming Products
Keeping facial hair and body hair moisturised is key to preventing ingrown hairs from cropping up. Try these natural and organic nourishing oils.
Fur Oil: A lightweight oil designed to soften coarse hair including facial hair and pubic hair. Its natural formula keeps body hair super soft, clears pores for fewer ingrowns and promotes healthier skin.
MV Organic Jojoba Oil: Apply this to damp skin to get the benefits of a natural moisturiser that won’t clog pores. It’s a staple for calming skin that is already sensitive and reactive too.
Skin & Tonic Beard & Shave Oil: Great for calming beard itch, this fast absorbing oil is effective for softening whiskers.
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