All You Need To Know About Using Apple Cider Vinegar For Ingrown Hairs

apple cider vinegar for ingrown hairs

Apple-cider vinegar (ACV) is a type of vinegar that’s used for many culinary uses, it’s also well known to be a very efficient natural beauty product.

When it comes to getting rid of ingrown hairs, apple cider vinegar is a great product to use since it contains acetic acid and malic acid.

Acids such as these are not damaging to the skin like some acids, instead they merely encourage the damaged and weak layers of skin around the ingrown hair to degrade further.

This then allows you to more easily extract the ingrown hair.

So to answer an often asked question. Does Apple-cider vinegar work to remove ingrown hairs? The answer is yes it does.

Apple cider vinegar is different to regular vinegars because it’s made from cider or apple must. Other vinegars are typically made from wine.

This may sound strange, but it’s true. All you do is introduce ‘Mother of vinegar’, an acetic acid bacteria to turn alcohol in to what we all know as vinegar.

ACV is a very good natural antiseptic. Like alcohol, it helps to reduce inflammation; soothing irritated skin which is common with ingrown hairs.

It also helps prevent infection by destroying harmful bacteria that may come into contact with a picked and prodded ingrown hair. This vinegar can also help by removing harmful toxins from the skin which can cause acne (spots or pimples) in the effected areas where your ingrown hair has rooted.

So, apple cider vinegar is actually a fantastic natural remedy for getting rid of ingrown hairs.

Methods for using apple cider vinegar for ingrown hairs:

While you can apply ACV however you like, there are a few good ways you can do it that increase the effectiveness.

Method 1

Requirements: Here you will need a cotton ball or pad and apple cider vinegar.

  • Wet the cotton with a liberal amount of apple cider vinegar.
  • Use it to massage the affected are in a motion going against the hair.
  • Leave the wet cotton for 10 minutes so that the skin can absorb it.
  • Rinse with plain lukewarm water
  • Repeat once per day until you’ve removed the hair.

Method 2

Requirements: Apple cider vinegar, cotton ball or pads, green tea.

  • Wet the cotton with a good amount of ACV.
  • Use it to massage the affected are in a motion going against the hair.
  • Leave the wet cotton for 10 minutes so that the skin can absorb it.
  • Wipe away with a wetted green tea cotton pad or ball.
  • Repeat once per day until you’ve removed the hair.

Conclusion

These are just two methods that I’ve personally used with great success for removing ingrown hairs with apple cider vinegar.

I’ve had enough success with ACV that I’m sure it works. So it’s definitely worth a try as a cheap natural remedy for removing ingrown hair.

If you have any more methods for using apple cider vinegar to remove ingrown hairs then let me know in the comments.

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