Hi, hope someone can help, I’m at my wits end.
I’ve had problems with ingrown hair on cheeks since I started growing more hair and having to shave more (male, 30). I resorted to plucking these coarse dark hairs that would appear on cheeks/on a mole, which would usually result in an ingrown hair afterwards. I always tried to pull the full follicle and route, but my hair is fairly curly.
Anyway. A year ago I had my mole removed, as it was getting very irritated by the hair removal and ingrowns. I’ve had an awful experience with the scar not healing well, and I’m still getting irritation. I had 4 rounds of laser hair removal, which seemed to work quite well but over the last few months the hairs have been coming back in, and darker rather than the lighter hairs. I probably have 60% less growth, but I’ve recently once again been suffering with ingrowns.
The type I seem to get, after plucking (and I’m not as often, I’m trying to just shave/trim) is that when the hairs grow back, they almost grow back as a black spot, as if the hair is curled under. No amount of exfoliation will free them, and I end up having to try and pick them free (resulting in some bleeding, redness of course). I want to try and stop this vicious cycle – what are these ‘black grits’ I keep getting when hair grows back in??? Any advice? …