Ingrown hair on the buttocks is a painful condition, which are caused due to trapping of hair under the skin. This condition happens when a hair tip curls back into the epidermis (or the outer layer of the skin) and starts growing into the skin.
Ingrown hair is often associated with localized redness and inflammation, which may be associated with severe pain.
Fortunately there are several simple home remedies and natural treatment options that can help in the management of ingrown hair on the buttocks. Here are some tips on how to get rid of the ingrown hair on buttocks naturally.
What Causes Ingrown Hairs On Buttocks?
Ingrown hair can affect any part of the body, however they are more frequently observed on any part of the skin which is shaved regularly. While shaving buttocks, ingrown hair may develop due to host of factors,
- Irritation of the skin around the buttocks is fairly common since the skin in this region is very sensitive.
- The skin on the buttocks may have accumulated dead skin, especially since this region may be not scrubbed or exfoliated regularly. This dead skin may clog up the pores and increase the risk of ingrown hair.
- Too close shaving or not using cream or gel can increase the risk of skin irritation, cuts or scrapes, all of which contributing to higher risk of ingrown hair.
- Wearing tight cloths, especially tight jeans and trousers can increase the risk of ingrown hair in the buttocks.
- Shaving against the grain is considered to be one of the most common and important factors contributing to ingrown hair.
How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Hairs On Buttocks?
Here are some simple tips that can help get rid of ingrown hair on the buttocks. A multidisciplinary approach, comprising of use of home remedies, natural treatment options and homeopathy can help get rid of ingrown hair and also prevent the occurrence of ingrown hair on the buttocks in the future,
- If the ingrown hair is visible, you can remove the ingrown hair using a pair of sterilized tweezers or a needle. This will help remove the clogged derbies in the hair follicle and reduce the pain and inflammation at the site.
- Homeopathic medicine like Hepar Sulph and Silicea, taken in low potency, repeated over several times in a day can help restrict infection and hasten healing of an ingrown hair.
- In cases of an infection, local application of the paste of turmeric with raw honey can be beneficial. Both turmeric and honey have strong anti-bacterial properties which can help control the infection.
- Local application of Tea Tree Oil in 1% concentration can help in controlling infection and also helps to reduce pain and inflammation associated with the ingrown hair.
In order to avoid ingrown hairs on the buttocks in the future, try to gently exfoliate the skin of the buttocks, before attempting to shave or waxing the buttocks. Avoid close shaves and ensure that you use new and good shaving equipment. Immediately after shaving or waxing the buttocks, apply aloe vera gel on the buttocks, which has a soothing effect on the skin and prevents skin irritation.