Yikes, an ingrown hair, those pesky little fellows like to come around every now and then and ouch do they hurt! So how do we avoid them? Easy! Shave downward instead of up, by shaving the same direction as hair growth it will prevent the hair curling into the skin. And exfoliate! Exfoliating after every bathe is your best defense to keep the skin smooth. So how to you treat an ingrown hair? Well, most of the time it will just heal itself, but if you have a stubborn and chronic ingrown hair issue try depilatory or electrolysis and always consult a dermatologist first. How do you get rid of or prevent ingrown hairs?