This Natural, DIY Ingrown Hair Fix Actually Works

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There's no way to make pesky ingrown hairs glamorous. They just are what they are. Ingrown hairs form when hair follicles curl around and grown back into your skin instead of rising through it, but one of the best ways to avoid these little bumps is to exfoliate regularly. I exfoliate my face with a gentle facial scrub every night before bed, and I use my Clarisonic a few times a week. I use a body scrub on the rest of my skin, or a loofah with shower gel. But, no matter how meticulous you are with your skincare routine, ingrown hairs are almost inevitable, especially on the areas where you shave, wax, sugar, or use any other hair-removal method. Luckily, at our last photoshoot Team LC researched an all-natural ingrown hair treatment that is easy to make and gentle on the skin. And, it smells divine, too.

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Without further ado, here is a DIY concoction to prevent ingrown hair.

Ingredients
3 tablespoons coconut oil
7 drops lavender oil
12 drops tea tree oil

Instructions
Mix all ingredients in a small jar or bottle (preferably one that can be sealed off so you can use your mixture later). Apply a small amount to affected area after shaving, waxing, or any hair removal and rub in until it begins to absorb.

This treatment works because the coconut oil is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, yet moisturizing at the same time. The tea tree oil has major healing properties that can be used to fight infections, clear up acne, and reduce redness or irritation. The lavender oil provides a soothing, calming effect on the skin. And, the mixture of all three smells wonderful.

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