Ingrown Hair 101

March 24th, 2015 | Skin care

An ingrown hair is an infection or inflammation of the hair follicles. Instead of the hair on your body growing outward and away, the hair is forced to grown back into the skin. Typically, dead skin may be clogging the pore, which leaves hair no way to go but back inside. Bacteria or fungus associated with this infection, in turn, causes a bump.

Who is at risk for ingrown hairs?

Everyone! Again, this condition is very common. If you are asking who is at the MOST risk… Individuals with curly or coarse hair may experience ingrown hairs more than others. This is because the hair is much more likely to bend back and re-enter the follicle.

What are the most common places for ingrown hairs?

  • Scalp
  • Neck
  • Crotch
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Face
  • Arms

Keep in mind, an ingrown hair can happen anywhere on the body, though the above are the most common.

If you are concerned with ingrown hairs or have subjected to them quite often, you can turn to Terrasil Skin Repair. This multi-purpose ointment can help you get on the path to clear, healthy skin. Learn more by browsing our website!

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