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I have severe ingrown hairs on top of vagina that just wont go away, please help me!!

By November 3, 2015 - 7:19pm
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I have chronic ingrown hairs on my mons pubis, the "top" of my vagina. I do not shave. I sugar wax which is an all natural way of waxing. I do it myself as im too embarrassed to get it done and it saves me tons of money. I always grown it out until its the appropriate length for waxing then i shower and after my shower i will wax. Ive been doing this for about 8 months now and i love it because it isn't itchy when hair grows back and it grows back slower and i figured it would help my ingrown hair problem but it hasn't.

I have had these chronic ingrown hairs for about 2 years now. I have terrible scars all over and im so embarrassed by them. I always gently exfoliate that area 1-2 a week and right after showers i put vitamin e oil on it and some cetaphil lotion. I just started doing the vitamin e oil and cetaphil lotion method for about 2 moths now so that's not the culprit. Previously i used johnsons baby lotion and before that i didn't even moisturize and in those times of not moisturizing my issue wasn't really even an issue.

Ive figured if i left them alone that they've come out or go away but i always end up needing to use a sterilized needle to get them out. There's no way ill stop removing the hair down there so please do not suggest that. I dont know what my issue seems to be but someone help me ! Is there any special lotion i should buy or different regime to help stop the ingrown hairs and lighten my scarring? Im 19 years old so its not an old age thing. I have no medical history of any diseases or allergies either.

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HERWriter Guide

Hi islandgirl

Thanks for your post!

If you are prone to chronic ingrown hair, you do have a few options if sugar waxing isn't working (and it's isn't, in your case)
1. Change the way you remove unwanted hair: instead of shaving or tweezing, use scissors to clip hair short in prone areas
2. Opt for hair removal methods that do not promote ingrown hair (remove hair follicle instead of only hair), such as laser hair removal
3. Do not remove the hair that is in an ingrown-hair-prone area

To release ingrown hairs, you can:
* Wash the affected area using a washcloth or soft-bristled toothbrush, using a circular motion, for several minutes before shaving and at bedtime
* Use a sterile needle, inserting it under hair loops, to gently lift hair tips that are embedded in your skin

To help prevent ingrown hairs, use hair removal methods that make ingrown hairs less likely.
If you shave:
* Wet the hair to be removed with warm water
* Avoid close shaves
* Use a lubricating shave gel
* Use a single-blade razor
* Use a sharp blade
* Don't pull your skin taut while shaving
* Shave in the direction of hair growth
* Rinse the blade after each stroke
* Apply cool compresses to the shaved area when you're finished

Other methods of hair removal include:
* Electric razor. Avoid the closest shave setting.
* Chemical hair remover. The chemicals may irritate your skin, so test on a small area first.
* Eflornithine hydrochloride cream (Vaniqa). Not actually a hair remover, this prescription cream decreases hair growth in women. It must be used with another hair removal method.

If you are worried about ingrown hair that is chronic, you may also talk with a a dermatologist about hair removal options, as scarring can occur in chronic situations and has occurred with you.

I think it's time to see a dermatologist to discuss a better treatment if nothing you are doing is working.


November 4, 2015 - 5:22am
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