How do you prevent ingrowing hairs?

By Tracey Smith on May 31st, 2022

As a waxing expert, educator and owner of premium waxing and skincare brand Ashmira Botanica, Tracey Smith, is perfectly placed to offer the best possible advice on hair removal treatments. Here are Tracey’s top tips on preventing customers suffering from ingrowing hairs post treatment.

Tracey says:

The main issue that causes an ingrowing hair is the accumulation of dead skin cells. These skin cells trap the hair as it grows and push it back underneath the surface of the skin, where there is a risk of infection which causes spots. Ingrowing hairs can often be painful but with a little thoughtful care the risk of occurrence can be minimised. Encourage customers to exfoliate their skin once or twice a week using a gentle scrubber or an exfoliating product. This prevents the build up of dry skin that allows the hair to grow through naturally.

Never just exfoliate. Always follow up exfoliation with a good moisturiser. Exfoliation will strip the natural oils from the surface of the skin and restoring that barrier is essential to healthy skin. It’s really best to encourage clients to moisturise the skin every day.

Lastly, if your client does experience an ingrowing hair make sure you have a good ingrowing hair serum that you can recommend. Advise your client to apply the serum 2-4 times a day and they will see relief within 2-4 days.

Tracey Smith Ashmira Botanica

Tracey Smith

As a waxing expert, educator and owner of premium waxing and skincare brand Ashmira Botanica, Tracey Smith has extensive knowledge in the beauty and spa industry. She supplies beauty salons and spas throughout the UK with Depileve Waxing Products and Anesi Skincare.

All articles by Tracey Smith

Leave a comment

This website is intended for customers based in the UK and is therefore subject to the UK regulatory regime(s). © Copyright 2024 Salon Gold | Salon Gold, Holistic Gold, Counselling Gold, Fitness Gold and Henry Seymour & Co. are trading names of Barkdene Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 303965) for our insurance distribution and credit broking activities. Barkdene Limited is a credit broker not a lender. You can check this on the Financial Services register. Registered in England No 1842617. Registered Office – Chancery House, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1JB. All rights reserved.
You need to be logged in to Your Account to make a payment. Redirecting you to Account Login.