How to Prevent Ingrown Eyebrow Hairs

How to Prevent Ingrown Eyebrow Hairs

No matter if you pluck, wax, trim or thread your eyebrows, an ingrown hair could develop and cause an irritated bump. This happens when the hair follicle grows in the wrong direction. The key to prevention is knowing how to remove eyebrow hairs correctly. However, if you are suffering from an ingrown hair and want to know how to bring it to the surface, oneHOWTO are here to help. Keep reading and discover how to prevent ingrown eyebrow hairs - so you don't have to worry about this annoyance.

How to get rid of an ingrown hair

The key to eliminating an ingrown hair is to soften the affected area and open your pores. Likewise, we recommend gentle ingredients to help soothe the area - especially if it is painful.

Firstly, take a washcloth and soak it in warm water, before applying it to the affected area. This may even be enough to loosen the hair to the surface. In which case all you need are a pair of tweezers to carefully pull it out. If your hair is embedded deeply, we have various solutions for you to try.

Aspirin paste

Aspirin is a wonder product for allievating redness and inflamation. Therefore, it is an obvious choice to remedy an ingrown eyebrow hair.

We recommend you soak two aspirin tablets in a teaspoon of water and add either honey or agave to thicken the mixture. Apply to your ingrown hair and leave for around 15-20 minutes. After a few days of this technique, the hair should begin to rise from the skin. Then, you can grab your trusty tweezers!

Epsom Salt Exfoliation

You can mix around 3 teaspoons of salt and mix it with a cup of warm water and apply this solution with some cotton pads.

However, you could take the salt and water solution to the next level by using Epsom salt instead. This will exfoliate the skin and increase blood circulation to help the hair surface. In order to utilize its benefits fully, we recommend you have an epsom salt bath and use your washcloth on your ingrown hair as you bathe.

As this stimulates the area, it is best to calm and soothe the area after. So, aloe vera gel or a thick moisturizer will work perfectly.

More natural remedies to remove ingrown hair

Most of us prefer the natural route when it comes to remedies for skin conditions. Or any health condition for that fact. Luckily, for ingrown hairs there are plenty of options to try out. And the good thing is, you can try most of them out without worrying about them reacting badly to each other. Check out our article on how to treat ingrown eyebrow hairs with home remedies.

Apple cider vinegar

A useful natural remedy for ingrown hairs is Apple cider vinegar. It contains anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce inflammation and soothes skin.

Mix together the vinegar with some hot water and then dip a washcloth into the mixture, to apply to the affected area.The method takes a longer time and so you may have to repeat it for at least a week.

Sugar scrub

This remedy is ideal to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the affected area. This exfoliation movement helps push out the ingrown hair. The good thing is you can use it as a regular scrub to prevent ingrown hairs. It is not just a cure but a preventative method.

We recommend mixing some jojoba oil and tea tree oil with the sugar. These oils are a match made in heaven and the combination is often used to fight acne. Learn how to make a scrub with sugar and body lotion on oneHOWTO.

Baking soda

Another great anti-inflammatory treatment is using baking soda. We recommend baking soda if the area you are treating is painful. It can also prevent infection, which is vital.

All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of baking soda with some water (1 cup) and apply the solution with a cotton pad. This method is most effective if used 2-3 times a day.


Unsurpisingly, cucumber is incredibly soothing for ingrown hair bumps and the surrounding area.

Chill some slices of cucumber in the fridge for at least one hour Place a few slices of cucumber in the refrigerator and leave them to cool for about an hour. Apply them to your inflamed areain order tocalm it down and speed up the healing process. Do it as often as you deem necessary. Or until you run out of cucumbers!

How to remove eyebrow hairs properly

Perhaps you are lucky enough to not be suffering from a painful ingrown hair but you want to know how to prevent them. Well, the key in prevention is simply knowing how to remove eyebrow hairs correctly.

The process is similar to that of our previously mentioned remedies. The key is to heat the area in order to open the pores and soften the hair follicles. Likewise, this prevents hair breakage. We recommend plucking or waxing your eyebrows immediately after a hot shower.

The hairs that are most likely to become ingrown are those that break under the skin instead of being pulled out at the root. Opening your pores will make this process much easier.

Things to remember:-

  • Be gentle: pulling harshly at stubborn hairs will most likely lead to breakage. When using tweezers (we recommended pointed), pull the hair out firmly but smoothly. Ensure you have grasped the hair you want and not any others.
  • Soothe area after plucking: Witch hazel or aloe vera gel are great natural products for soothing skin and easing redness. There is nothing worse than irritation after plucking! If your ingrown hair becomes a huge bump or very painful, you should see a dermatologist as soon as possible. They will be able to extract it with ease in order to prevent infection - we don't want that!

If your ingrown hair becomes a huge bump or very painful, you should see a dermatologist as soon as possible. They will be able to extract it with ease in order to prevent infection - and we don't want that!

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  • Be careful when tweezing near your eyes.
  • Do not get any of the solutions in your eyes - they are extremely sensitive!