Ingrown hairs cause red, itchy, irritated bumps on the skin when the hair has become trapped and curled back in on itself or grows sideways into the skin. The condition can often result in an infection in the hair follicles, causing painful, pus filled spots.
Ingrown hairs are more likely to occur if the hair is coarse or curly. It is more commonly seen in areas which require frequent shaving or waxing such as the face and neck, underarms, bikini area, legs, back and chest.
In order to prevent ingrown hair from occurring, it is best to stop shaving and waxing. For this reason, laser hair removal is a favoured alternative to put a stop to this troublesome condition.