Grooming, Hair Removal

Effective Home Remedies for Dealing with Ingrown Hair

ingrown hair

Are you experiencing weird bumps on your face or body which are not pimples or hives? They are nothing but ingrown hair which has curled and grown back into the skin instead of rising up from it. Usually, dead skin clogs up the hair follicles on the surface and force the hair inside to grow under the skin sideways. Though it is not a serious issue, yet it can be irritating or embarrassing in appearance. Sometimes, the ingrown hair can be painful as well.

Here’s a look at home remedies for ingrown hair:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

You need apple cider vinegar and a cotton ball for the remedy. You need to apply apple cider vinegar to the affected area with the help of a cotton ball and allow it to dry. After 15-20 minutes, wash the area with plain water. You can use the remedy twice or thrice a day.

apple cider vinegar

  • Epsom Salt

For the remedy, you need 2 cups of Epsom salt and warm water. Add Epsom salt to the warm water filled in your bathtub. Get inside the tub and soak for about 15 minutes. Post soaking in the tub, shower as usual.

epsom salt

  • Aspirin Tablet

You need 2 Aspirin tablets, a tablespoon of water, and a few drops of honey for the remedy. Soak the Aspirin tablet in a tablespoon of water and wait till it dissolves completely. Once it gets dissolved, mix it well to form a paste. Now, add honey to the paste and apply on the affected area evenly. Allow the paste to dry for 10-15 minutes and rinse with plain water.


  • Aloe Vera Gel

This is an effective remedy for ingrown hair where you need fresh Aloe Vera gel only. Extract the gel from Aloe Vera leaves and apply the gel on the affected area. Leave the gel for half an hour and rinse with warm water. Repeat the remedy twice a day for best results.

aloevera gel

  • Tea Tree Oil

For this remedy, you need 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix both the oils and apply them on the affected area. Now, massage the oil on the skin for 2-3 minutes. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. You can repeat this remedy twice a day.

tea tree oil

  • Warm Compress

This is one of the simple remedies where you need only soft washcloth and warm water. Soak the clean cloth in warm water and remove the excess water from the cloth. Place this cloth on the affected area for few minutes. You can repeat the remedy several times a day.

  • Coconut Oil

You need coconut oil and a tissue paper for the remedy. Apply the coconut oil on the affected area and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wipe the oil with a clean tissue. You can use the remedy thrice a day for quick results.

coconut oil

  • Castor Oil

You need washcloth, warm water and castor oil for the remedy. Apply castor oil on the affected area and leave it for 15 minutes. Now, soak the washcloth in warm water and wipe off the oil.

castor oil

These, are some common and effective home remedies with no side effects and offer results in a few days itself.

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