Why does the hair on the back of my thighs grow sideways?
According to the NHS “an ingrown hair can occur when the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells”. This clogging can force a hair to grow sideways (ouch), but regular exfoliation (once a week) will help prevent that build up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
What direction does hair grow on thighs?
On your first pass, only shave in the direction your hair grows (down the leg), and if you have very sensitive skin, don’t shave upward at all. While going “against the grain” may get you a closer shave, it also increases the possibility of irritation, nicks and cuts.
Are you supposed to shave the back of your thighs?
But get a good idea of how yours is growing because you need to shave against that growth. But either way, you should lather the back of your leg with shaving cream, foam, or gel and reach around your leg with your razor. Shave against the hair growth in short, slow strokes until you remove all the hairs.
Why does hair grow sideways?
An ingrown facial hair occurs when a hair that’s been shaved, waxed, or tweezed curls and grows sideways into your skin instead of toward the surface. They can also happen when dead skin cells clog hair follicles, forcing the hair to grow at a different angle under your skin.
Is it normal to have hair on thighs?
Having light or “peach fuzz” hair all over the body is also common in females and is known as “vellus” hair. This is all normal. Some girls have darker hair on their arms and legs and even on the sides of their faces. This too is common.
Why won’t the hair on the back of my thighs shave?
If you don’t have shaving cream try using hair conditioner or body wash—your legs will be super silky from this extra hydration! Move the razor in the opposite direction that your hair is growing for a mega-smooth shave! Dry off your legs and apply lotion as soon as you get out of the shower to avoid razor burn.
How do I get rid of the hair on the back of my thighs?
Let’s take a look at several procedures to remove hair:
- Soft Wax. It is a simple method and can be easily prepared using granulated sugar, lemon and honey.
- Store Brought Wax. If you don’t think you can handle the above method, you can purchase wax and wax strips online and use that.
- Depilatory Cream.
- Wax Strips.