The pubic area is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Hair bumps or ingrown on Pubic areas refers to the hair which were cut below the skin level. Instead of growing back in the follicle, these hairs grow through surrounding tissues that causes the bump. In some cases, the growing hair curls around making it cause redness and irritation.
For some, shaving the pubic area has become a routine. However since the pubic hair are more prone to curling, they tend to increase the risk of developing ingrown hair, which may result in formation of red bumps.
What Causes Ingrown Hair Bumps?
Shaving off the Pubic area can cause irritation on the skin after the hair has grown back. It causes ingrown hair bumps which are scientifically called Psuedofolliculitis Barbae. It is also known as razor bumps and hair bumps. It is also called shaving bumps and razor burn. Whatever name people may call it, it is still known to cause itch and can irritate the area surrounding the skin.
Ingrown hair bumps on pubic area creates discomfort. In shaving the bikini line, make sure that you do not touch the surface of the skin to avoid cuts. Bumps become visible after a few minutes of shaving off below the hair level.
How to Get Rid of Small Red Hair Bumps on Pubic Area
People who shave off the hair in the pubic area are likely to have small red hair bumps. This is due to the literal cut caused by shaving. Red hair bumps appear few minutes after shaving that can be itchy and annoying. A person can easily get rid of these red bumps by following simple steps that include:
- Hot compress against the ingrown spots for 10 minutes for three times a day.
- Don’t shave the pubic area too closely. Too close shaving can increase the risk of ingrown hairs.
- Wear loose-fitting underwear to avoid friction when the garment touches the skin.
- Use formulated treatments given by doctors to eliminate red hair bumps on pubic area.
- For deep ingrown hair, sterilize a pair of needles and lift each bump out of the follicle.
- Keep it clean. Cleanse the pubic area with antibacterial soap or cleanser to keep it bacteria-free.
- Get a new razor. Razors should be used twice or thrice, the most.
- Shave against the direction of the hair. Use shaving gel before shaving.
- Dab witch hazel on the affected area. This will soothe irritated skin and reduce redness.
- Exfoliate the pubic area at least twice a week. Use a scrub, towel or loofah to remove dead skin cells. Regular exfoliation helps in reducing the hair bumps.