Ingrown hairs happen when a hair grows back the wrong way, causing pain. The danger with this is that they can become infected, especially if you keep shaving or using hair removal methods before your skin has had a chance to heal.
My legs are extremely prone to ingrown hairs. I hate hair but can only shave once a week or else I get ingrowns. Then if I continue to shave they become a bigger problem.

I thought perhaps an epilator would be a good option. So I asked for and got the Braun Silk-epil for Christmas. Initially I thought it was great. So I did both of my legs. Then after a few days I had ingrowns all over my legs that were very itchy and somewhat painful. They took forever to go away.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Or epilating just isn't going to work for me?
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Last edited by tgreyz; 02-22-2009 at 01:39 AM.