Ask Aaron Q/A: How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

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Ahmet Kalem, from Denmark, asks:

“Hi Aaron, I am new in shaving with a safety razor and are very impressed of it. I have a little problem – ingrown hairs – can you give me a tip to prevent this problem. Thank you very much. Greetings from Denmark.”


“Mr Kalem, Thank you for your question! You’ve already made a big leap in helping prevent ingrown hair by switching to a safety razor! If you are like most men your ingrown hairs occur on your neck. The first thing I would recommend is know which directions your hair grows on your face. Then be careful to not shave against the direction of growth. This might not provide quite as close a shave, but it is a big help in preventing ingrowns. Another thing is to make sure your skin is soft and moisturized by using a pre-shave oil or cream before shaving, and an after shave balm after shaving. If you still have some problems, crush a tablet of aspirin and mix it with a tiny bit of water to create a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area for a few minutes to help alleviate the systems. Also take an old toothbrush and massage the affected hair with it to help bring the hair to the surface. I hope these tips help you! Welcome to traditional shaving!

Shave well!

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