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Question by  mayfairmadam (16)

Is there some way to prevent ingrown hairs in your beard?

I get one about once a week.


Answer by  smcc (43)

Exfoliation is the best way to prevent ingrowns. Try an exfoliating face wash or a gentle loofah a couple times per week. Anything with salicylic acid will help too. This will prevent buildup of dead skin cells over the hair. Also, try shaving with the grain of your hair instead of against it.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

If you give the shaving cream or soap a few minutes to soften your beard, it should help reduce ingrown hairs. Of course you should also shave the beard in the direction in which it grows and not "against the grain." Sometimes a very warm compress to the beard before shaving will help matters.


Answer by  kjgoulet (460)

Get a facial cleanser with exfoliating beads in it and use it daily. The beads will help to work the hairs out of the follicle and prevent ingrowns. Also just using a moisturizer and massaging it into the face will help.


Answer by  Kitty97 (10)

In between shaves, try and exfoliate your skin with an exfoliating pad to get rid of surface dead skin cells that may be preventing the new hair from growing in.

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