Keywords: ingrowing neck
Description: It isn't uncommon to suffer from ingrown hairs on the neck. Shaving can cut the hairs on the neck so short that they curl back and grow into the skin. This...
Dana Severson has been copywriting since mid-2005, providing marketing collateral for businesses in the Midwest. Prior to this, Severson worked in marketing as a manager of business development, developing targeted marketing campaigns for Big G, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury, among others. His work can be seen on Beneath the Brand, Digital Pivot and On Marketing.
It isn't uncommon to suffer from ingrown hairs on the neck. Shaving can cut the hairs on the neck so short that they curl back and grow into the skin. This causes an inflammatory response, resulting in a red papule, also known as a razor bump. Men with curlier hair tend to suffer from this condition more than others, but anyone can develop razor bumps after shaving, waxing or plucking. Once an ingrown hair develops, there are methods to get rid of it.
Massage the papule with a toothbrush. Massaging the neck with a soft-bristled toothbrush can release the tips of hairs growing into the skin, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Inflammation should dissipate soon after the hair is no longer growing into the skin.