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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hair -- Causes of Ingrown Hair

Ingrown hair is a common problem for men and women. Use this list to easily identify the causes and effects of ingrown hair.

Causes:

  1. Skin suffering from lack of moisture
  2. Stiff beard hair
  3. Embedded oil in the hair follicles
  4. Build up of dead skin cells in the pores and on the surface of the skin can cause ingrown hairs - some are more prone to this than others due to genetics
  5. Coarse curly hair growing in a curved hair follicle
  6. Improper shaving technique with a blade such as too close a shave
  7. Hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, tweezing, electrolysis, often irritate the hair follicle.

Source: http://ezinearticles.com/

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