Summers still blazin’ in the Northern Hemisphere and if you’ve been removing any hair like I have, then you have experience the not-so-fun part…hair growing back (regrowth). A few things may happen if you don’t take care of your skin – you tend to feel itchy, possible red patches and worse of all…ingrown hair.
So what’s a sista supposed to do?
I hear from one website to try this procedure, whereas an article in a magazine preaching about this different method. So obviously there are different ways to care for the skin and prevent and/or treat ingrown hair. But what method is mostly recommended?
I took some articles about aftercare from different hair removal techniques – shaving, waxing, laser hair treatment- from various websites and created a visual representation using Word Tag to analyze what keyword appears the most.
The size of the words represents how often that word appears throughout the integrated article. In this case, the larger words appear way more often than the smaller words. The top words that appeared were:
After hair removal, it’s recommended to not wear tight clothes.
About 2 to 3 days after hair removal, exfoliate area with a body wash using exfoliating gloves.
Immediately after hair removal, use aloe gel to rub on the affected area. This will soothe the skin.
Make sure the skin is clean, to prevent any clogged pores, which causes ingrown hair.
Finish off by moisturizing the skin to lessen the irritation
Of course if you have other ways to care for your skin, let us know in the comments below.
Fact: African – Americans are most likely to develop ingrown hair, due to the coursey, wiry hair.