The first thing you need to do if you have ingrown hairs is to reduce the irritation, which will also ease the pain immediately. You can do this by placing a warm compress on the spot in question. The heat will also stimulate the blood flow which is important for the healing process. How can you make a warm compress? Pour boiling water in a bowl and add a teaspoon of salt. Let the water cool down slightly and then drench a washcloth in the water. Squeeze the excess water out of it and then place the washcloth on the ingrown hair. Do this every day for three minutes.
Turmeric contains a substance that reduces the swelling, itch and pain of an ingrown hair. Mix together half a teaspoon of turmeric with a few drops of olive oil; enough to make a paste out of it. Rub some of this paste on the ingrown hair and then cover it with a plaster. Remove the plaster and the turmeric paste after two hours have passed and then repeat the process. Keep doing this until the infection has passed.
Tea tree oil
This oil has alleviating as well as anti-inflammatory properties and it eases irritation. Mix together five drops of tea tree oil and two tablespoons of olive oil. Massage this mixture into the place where the ingrown hair is and let it sit and soak there for an hour. Repeat this process every day.
Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results and each person’s results may vary.
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