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How to avoid ingrown hairs

Welcome to summer, the season of red, pus-filled bumps.
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Disclaimer: Having your kid put shaving cream on for you won't help your ingrown hairs, no matter how cute the child.

In our quest to become smooth and hairless, many of us end up the opposite: Our recently shorn hairs grow into the skin, causing red bumps. Yes, we’re talking about ingrown hairs.

Pretty much anyone who shaves experiences this annoyance at some point, but people with thick or curly hair are especially prone. Black people tend to get more ingrown hairs than those of European or Asian

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