Shave better to reduce ingrown hairs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Ingrown hairs are hairs that grow out slightly and then curl back and penetrate the skin. You might notice redness, tenderness and swelling. This common problem is especially likely if you have curly hair. These shaving tips can help: 1. Shave hair a little longer than you normally do. 2. Avoid repeated razor strokes over the same area. 3. Shave in the direction of hair growth. 4. Use a moisturizer to soften the hair and make shaving easier.

Aug. 23, 2011 See more In-depth