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10 Products That Get Rid Of Ingrown Hairs, Tried And Proven By Actual People

Honest reviews from people who aren't paid to like a product.

We recently asked our BuzzFeed Community to spill the tea on their favorite products and treatments for pesky ingrown hairs, and they DELIVERED!

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Everyone's skin is obviously different, so we always advise going to a dermatologist for major skin care concerns. Research each product before trying one to see which one makes the most sense for you.

1. Bevel razor and products for an exceptionally close shave with no irritation.

"I first wrote a review on Bevel, a men's shaving system, two years ago, and I'm STILL committed to the product! It's marketed to men as a solution to razor bumps, so I figured if it worked for guys, it'd work for me too. I used all the products on my bikini line for about a month, and I was shocked to discover not a single ingrown hair or razor bump. The blade is a super sharp and precise single blade, and the grooming products are specially formulated with ingredients like tea tree oil to combat bacteria and irritation. At the time I first tried it, you could only get the product through a subscription, but now you can by the products a la carte as you need them. I literally recommend them to everyone now!" —Essence Gant, As/Is Beauty Editor.Get the complete kit from Amazon for $71.99 (products also sold individually).
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"I first wrote a review on Bevel, a men's shaving system, two years ago, and I'm STILL committed to the product! It's marketed to men as a solution to razor bumps, so I figured if it worked for guys, it'd work for me too. I used all the products on my bikini line for about a month, and I was shocked to discover not a single ingrown hair or razor bump. The blade is a super sharp and precise single blade, and the grooming products are specially formulated with ingredients like tea tree oil to combat bacteria and irritation. At the time I first tried it, you could only get the product through a subscription, but now you can by the products a la carte as you need them. I literally recommend them to everyone now!" —Essence Gant, As/Is Beauty Editor.

Get the complete kit from Amazon for $71.99 (products also sold individually).

2. Korean exfoliating towels that "roll away" any dead skin that's trapping hairs.

"Korean exfoliating towels! They're made of viscose nylon, and are usually found pretty cheap at the Korean market or on Amazon. Warning: If you are not accustomed to deep exfoliation, this will be a little painful and gross, but hey, clean and soft skin. Anyways, I use them after soaking under the shower or in the bath a bit, and i just scrub until all the gross dead skin just rolls off (ew!), and then I shave after. i follow up shaving by using a regular nylon cloth with a gentle soap or body wash to scrub a bit more. Right out of the shower, i use a thick cream or lotion like Cerave or Cetaphil. i tend to have ingrowns and razor rash on my bikini area, underarms and shins, but coconut oil really helps, especially with a few drops of lavender essential oil mixed in! i may still get little rashes when i skip the lavender/coconut oil, but i haven't had an ingrown hair anywhere in years!" —jabbathefluffGet them from Amazon for $4.44.
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"Korean exfoliating towels! They're made of viscose nylon, and are usually found pretty cheap at the Korean market or on Amazon. Warning: If you are not accustomed to deep exfoliation, this will be a little painful and gross, but hey, clean and soft skin. Anyways, I use them after soaking under the shower or in the bath a bit, and i just scrub until all the gross dead skin just rolls off (ew!), and then I shave after. i follow up shaving by using a regular nylon cloth with a gentle soap or body wash to scrub a bit more. Right out of the shower, i use a thick cream or lotion like Cerave or Cetaphil. i tend to have ingrowns and razor rash on my bikini area, underarms and shins, but coconut oil really helps, especially with a few drops of lavender essential oil mixed in! i may still get little rashes when i skip the lavender/coconut oil, but i haven't had an ingrown hair anywhere in years!" —jabbathefluff

Get them from Amazon for $4.44.

3. Gold Bond Rough with AHA, BHA, and PHA to exfoliate, tone, and moisturize.

"Gold Bond Rough." —kelsdavGet it from Amazon for $9.29.
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"Gold Bond Rough." —kelsdav

Get it from Amazon for $9.29.

4. The Body Shop French Grape Seed Body Scrub for some cruelty-free pre and post-waxing care.

"I use the French Grape Seed Body Scrub from The Body Shop. I use it over my entire body one week before and one week after waxing, and my ingrown hairs have significantly reduced. The week gap is mostly because I don’t really get time. Use the scrub as per your normal routine. Plus, it’s cruelty free, and smells bloody amazing, so it’s win-win!" —igryffinfishGet it from Amazon for $32.
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"I use the French Grape Seed Body Scrub from The Body Shop. I use it over my entire body one week before and one week after waxing, and my ingrown hairs have significantly reduced. The week gap is mostly because I don’t really get time. Use the scrub as per your normal routine. Plus, it’s cruelty free, and smells bloody amazing, so it’s win-win!" —igryffinfish

Get it from Amazon for $32.

5. Tend Skin to fight the most stubborn and inflamed ingrowns.

"I am an EXTREMELY hairy lady (idiopathic hirsutism) with sensitive skin, which used to make shaving my bikini line a gross misadventure. I'd get ingrowns and they'd get wildly inflamed and red. Real nasty. Enter Tend Skin. This stuff stings like the 'toner' we all used in middle school, but only for a second and it FREAKIN' WORKS. Hairy ladies, HEED MY CALL! BUY THIS STUFF!" —Allison Ray, FacebookGet it from Amazon for $13.98.
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"I am an EXTREMELY hairy lady (idiopathic hirsutism) with sensitive skin, which used to make shaving my bikini line a gross misadventure. I'd get ingrowns and they'd get wildly inflamed and red. Real nasty. Enter Tend Skin. This stuff stings like the 'toner' we all used in middle school, but only for a second and it FREAKIN' WORKS. Hairy ladies, HEED MY CALL! BUY THIS STUFF!" —Allison Ray, Facebook

Get it from Amazon for $13.98.

6. And tea tree oil to dry them out and shrink them overnight.

"TEA TREE OIL. Dries that shit up overnight." —brynnl4907a0cc1 Get it from Amazon for $10.39.
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"TEA TREE OIL. Dries that shit up overnight." —brynnl4907a0cc1

Get it from Amazon for $10.39.

7. PFB Vanish + Chromabright to bring ingrowns to the surface and even hyperpigmentation.

"PFB Vanish! It looks like roll-on deodorant. Roll it onto the affected area. It may sting a little, but it exfoliates the skin and helps bring potential ingrowns to the surface. You can also use it for zits, sparingly, but it helps exfoliate the dead skin." —jeanettec439d752daGet it from Amazon for $29.95.
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"PFB Vanish! It looks like roll-on deodorant. Roll it onto the affected area. It may sting a little, but it exfoliates the skin and helps bring potential ingrowns to the surface. You can also use it for zits, sparingly, but it helps exfoliate the dead skin." —jeanettec439d752da

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

8. European Wax Center Reveal Me Body Exfoliating Gel if nothing else seems to be working.

"After trying a ton of different supposedly 'holy grail' ingrown products with little to no success, I recently started using the Reveal Me Body Exfoliating Gel from European Wax Center and it’s made a HUGE difference. Would definitely recommend to someone struggling with ingrowns!!" —jeaniweinerGet it from European Wax Center locations only for $39.50.
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"After trying a ton of different supposedly 'holy grail' ingrown products with little to no success, I recently started using the Reveal Me Body Exfoliating Gel from European Wax Center and it’s made a HUGE difference. Would definitely recommend to someone struggling with ingrowns!!" —jeaniweiner

Get it from European Wax Center locations only for $39.50.

9. Dial Antibacterial Body Wash to keep ingrowns at bay.

"I used to get tons of (infected) in-grown hairs on my legs throughout my teen years until my doctor told me to use Dial Antibacterial Body Wash! It seems so simple, but it helped SO much and I never got ingrown hairs anymore, until, of course, I tried new non-antibacterial scents by Dial." —maryd4c97b12e7Get it from Walmart for $3.98.
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"I used to get tons of (infected) in-grown hairs on my legs throughout my teen years until my doctor told me to use Dial Antibacterial Body Wash! It seems so simple, but it helped SO much and I never got ingrown hairs anymore, until, of course, I tried new non-antibacterial scents by Dial." —maryd4c97b12e7

Get it from Walmart for $3.98.

10. And laser hair removal for a long-term solution that's worth the investment.

"As an Indian mixed-race woman, I have struggled with coarse, curly, stubborn body hair from a young age. I started shaving my legs at 12 and getting bikini/Brazilians since I was 14. I struggled with ingrowns since I started removing hair. Some of them were bad enough that I needed to seek medical attention and was prescribed a topical antibiotic to help. The only one thing that has completely eliminated my ingrowns has been laser hair removal. Yeah the price tag can be hefty, but it’s been worth it. A lot of places have good deals on packages, especially for first timers." —ashar4d06a5736
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"As an Indian mixed-race woman, I have struggled with coarse, curly, stubborn body hair from a young age. I started shaving my legs at 12 and getting bikini/Brazilians since I was 14. I struggled with ingrowns since I started removing hair. Some of them were bad enough that I needed to seek medical attention and was prescribed a topical antibiotic to help. The only one thing that has completely eliminated my ingrowns has been laser hair removal. Yeah the price tag can be hefty, but it’s been worth it. A lot of places have good deals on packages, especially for first timers." —ashar4d06a5736

Stay ~smooth~!

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