I’ve seen a lot of ingrowing hairs recently, and often I’m asked what they are and how to stop them.
Ingrowing hairs occur when the hair grows back on itself and into the follicle. They can form small bumps and then turn into spots with pus under the surface.
Usually it’s most often seen with thicker hair. They happen most commonly in the bikini area in women, and the beard area on a man. I see a fair few on legs too.
As with most things, it’s better to prevent them than to end up having to treat them. But I will deal with that in another blog.