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Ingrown Hair Problem


Its Summer which means time for cute shorts and skirts. But they can't be oh-so-cute with all those ugly ingrown hair/razor bump marks. I have some on my legs and upper thigh and have tried exfoliating and shaving with good razors etc. i read about the uncoated advil mixture but I'm allergic to advil..so obviously, its going to not work for me. Anyone got any helpful tried and tested suggestions?? Please share... :)
May 16, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

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Try this

Yeah totally. I used to get them from bikini waxes and the girl recommended something for me called 'tend skin'. It's a liquid that comes in a blue bottle and you apply it with a cotton ball. Now I'm going to warn you, it's alcohol based so it's going to burn if you apply it right after shaving/waxing/whatever...but it goes away in a minute or so but it works wonders. The other thing that I have tried is made by Aveda called 'botanical kinetics'. It's basically a liquid exfoliate but it sooths as well...no burn at all, but it doesn't work quite as well.
May 16, 2009 @ 05:40 pm


I looked up tend skin, online, and it has the ingredient that causes me allergies from advil/aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) :(:( I guess I have to look up for some substitute for acetysalicylic acid or as you mentioned, the less effective, Aveda "Botanical Kinetics". Thanks, still :D
May 16, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

good question!

Great question, dizzy! I suffer from the same problem of ingrown hairs. Nothing seems to help me, either. I can't help you w/ a solution, but you can at least know you're not alone! ;-)
May 17, 2009 @ 08:40 pm


that indeed made me feel better, spotty ;) Someone's here to share my pain..i'll let you know if i find a cure for these not-so-cool-looking ingrowns :(
May 18, 2009 @ 02:51 pm


Do you mind me asking what it was that you exfoliated with?
Was it a loofah or a product scrub?
Make sure you do it before shaving. That will release all the little hairs that are stuck under the skin.Fo awihle try shaving just in the direction of the hair. It may not be as close of a shave, but it may reduce irritation.
May 28, 2009 @ 06:38 pm


Thanks for the tips, lorieil! I'll try them. My legs are improving now that I've quit using my epilator. Now I just shave all the time, like I used to. Shaving does not seem to cause irritation. It was the epilating that caused the ingrown irritation. Maybe I can find a solution to the irritation that will allow me to use my epilator again.
May 28, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

thank you!

Lorieil: Lately, I have started using this brown sugar oat meal scrub on a daily basis and it works like magic. Also, instead of shaving, I get my legs waxed..they remain smoother for a longer period of time, almost 14 days and without any signs of ingrowns. I guess the sugar scrub really helps in sloughing off the dead cells :D

Oh and I found this product that works ditto like the Tned Skin&at a lower price...its Gigi's Bump treatment, you can find it online or at Sally's Beauty Supply. It really stops more ingrowns and there's no sign of redness, either.

Yayyyy!! shorts n skirts n bikini...here I come :D
May 29, 2009 @ 08:50 am
Ali de Bold

Gigi's bump treatment

I'll have to look into that. I have the same problem with the bikini area. Legs are no problem, just that part. Tend skin doesn't really seem to work for me and I exfoliate all the time. Dizzyonlemonade, you should review it ;)
May 29, 2009 @ 11:10 am

allergic to active ingredient?

Hey dizzy, I was looking at the ingredients in Gigi's and I see the ingredient that you you stated causes an allergic reaction. Has this caused a problem for you yet while using Gigis?


Deionized Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Alcohol, Ammonium Acetylsalicylate
(Acetylsalicylic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide), Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol,
Fragrance, Denatonium Benzoate.


May 29, 2009 @ 11:33 am

spotty n misschickie!!

Misschickie: awesome idea..I should totally review it, review will be up by tomorrow. thankies :)

Spotty: I knw, eh!! apparently, I can use ASA on the outside but when I ingest it, I get hives and rashes. Haha..how convenient!:P(or perhaps, my body has stopped recognizing it as something dangerous?? though, I really haven't tried taking any ASA's internally :S) I just went back to get Gigi for one of my friends(she doesn't have a Sally's close to her place) but these 2 locations close to my place are out of stock :(:( (Etobicoke and Brampton) this sucks!! I'm going to try the uncoated aspirin scrub next, since, its going to be cheaper on my purse and I just discovered that my body doesnt react to it, externally (Yayyy!!)
May 29, 2009 @ 09:43 pm

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