Ingrown hair is nothing but hair that rolls into the skin causing ugly bumps and they can also get infected sometimes causing inflammation, pus and pain. This can happen because dead skin cells clog up your hair follicle (so always, always exfoliate), but also just because of your hair’s natural growth pattern (those with curly hair may suffer the most). Tea tree oil not only prevents ingrown hair but also inhibits bacterial growth thus healing or treating infection if any. Below are some ways to use tea tree oil for ingrown hair:
TEA TREE OIL SCRUB
To make this ingrown hair removing scrub, you need 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 5-6 drops of tea tree oil. Mix everything well and use it to scrub your legs or any area that has ingrown hair. Scrub it gently after washing skin with warm water and then rinse it off. Pat dry and moisturize. Repeat this every morning in the bath.
TEA TREE OIL SOAK
Soaking in tea tree oil will open your pores, loosen up the ingrown hair and reduce the inflammation. Take a bowl with a warm water. Now add 10-20 drops of tea tree oil. Dip the clean cotton cloth into the bowl and wring gently. Now place the cloth on the affected area and let it soak in. Repeat this procedure as many times as you like. More: Natural ingrown hair treatment >>
TEA TREE OVERNIGHT TREATMENT
Prepare a diluted solution of tea tree oil by adding 6 drops of this essential oil to 2 tbsp distilled water. Dip a clean cotton in the solution and dab on the affected area after cleansing the location. Let it work overnight and then wash it off while you g for bath.