How To Prevent Ingrown Hairs Naturally

I have been swimming competitively since I was 11 years old and since I was old enough to shave, I have been plagued with ingrown hairs near my bikini line and arm pit area. I tried all sorts of chemical laden products - 'ingrown hair serums' and even waxing instead of shaving, etc.


After some trial and error in the last year, together with my passion for remedy making and DIY prowess, I made a reliable product to help prevent ingrown hairs without the use of chemicals or expensive products.


Traditional Methods For Preventing Ingrown Hairs

  • Not wearing tight clothing or panties (but sometimes you have to ya know?)
  • Use non-shaving methods to remove hair (but who has the time or money for that?)
  • Use a sharp razor (and keep cycling through a pack of expensive razors every month!)
  • Exfoliate and Moisturize the area!! (ding ding ding)

I do find more success in lowering the amount of ingrown hairs by waxing my bikini line (I really like European Wax Center - they are experts in safe and clean hair removal waxing practices). But even after a visit with the waxer the battle begins to prevent those ingrown hairs from making your bikini line look bumpy and unpleasant! 

I found exfoliation and moisturizing to be really useful but it was difficult to find an inexpensive product that did both of these things. After toying around with some homemade products, I was able to make one with a few simple ingredients that effectively exfoliated and moisturized at the same time. In addition, the coconut oil base also helped to fade ingrown hair scars that I had over the past few years. 

How To Make And Use Your Own Exfoliator

  1. Procure an organic oil base (I recommend coconut oilemu oil, or almond oil). You can also buy an already made Exfoliator from me as well!
  2. Find an exfoliating source that is as grainy as a sugar (brown or white is fine) and dissolves easily in a shower or tub.
  3. Find one or two organic essential oils that are great anti-bacterial agents but won't irritate your skin (your bikini line, armpits, etc are really sensitive areas on your body!)
  4. Combine sugar and oil (2:1 ratio is good)
  5. Add a couple of drops of essential - start out with a few before adding more - the exfoliator should not strongly smell of the essential oils
  6. Mix well and put in an air tight jar. Does well in a shower and lasts for several months.
  7. Apply a small amount to shaved/waxed areas in circular motions, once every two to three days (depends on the sensitivity of your skin); do it after you finish showering/bathing (give time for the heat from the shower to open up your pores); leave the coconut oil residue on your skin to help moisturize after you exfoliate