Shaving, how to prevent ingrown hairs?

Both painful and irritating, ingrown hairs often occur after shaving. They create small bumps that may contain pus. They take longer to heal. To prevent these little annoyances, you can follow these tips.

Prepare the skin well

It is important to clean your skin well with warm water and soap before shaving. This step is important to minimise the risk of ingrown hairs and removes oil and impurities from your skin. It softens the skin and can open up the pores. The razor blade can glide easily over softened skin. This reduces the risk of irritation.

To avoid ingrown hairs, it is recommended to massage your skin. You therefore need a shaving brush and a shaving cream. This massage keeps the water on your hair. Men usually have sensitive skin. To avoid irritation, consider applying a moisturising product that prepares your hair, such as shaving foam from beard soap or shaving cream.

Use good shaving products and tools

You need to use a high quality razor to remove hair effectively. If you want to take better care of your beard, legs, underarms, etc. you need a good quality shaving kit. This usually includes a manual razor, a shaving cream, with a gel texture that becomes foam, you can add an exfoliator as a complement, with our energizing scrub. It is also possible to find in this kit a shaving brush. A shaving brush is very useful and makes it easier to apply the shaving foam. You can also use it to remove hair from your blade.

Change blades regularly

Using worn blades can lead to irritation and ingrown hairs. The tool should be kept sharp for easy shaving. If the blade feels rough on the skin, it is probably dull. It is therefore essential to replace it. When shaving, avoid the use of soap bars. It leaves a residue on the blades and can dull and rust them.


You can avoid ingrown hairs and shaving bumps by exfoliating your skin before you shave. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells that clog pores. To reduce the risk of infection and micro-cuts, it is advisable to gently exfoliate your skin with a mild product.

Avoid shaving against the direction of the hair

Shaving against the direction of the hair is a good way to minimise the appearance of ingrown hairs. Even if you still opt for a traditional shave, make sure you don't press hard on the razor.

Moisturise the skin after shaving

Moisturising should be part of your after-shave routine. It can help fight pimples and infections and keep your skin soft and healthy. You can use an aftershave cream to relieve irritation and tightness.