The clogged hair follicles are an unsightly condition and can trigger itching and pain.
This condition often occurs after you shave or remove facial hair or hair.
groin, legs, and arms due to bacterial or fungal infections, chemical irritation, or mechanical injuries causing inflammation of the hair follicles.
If you have this condition, give your skin plenty of time to heal.
Use warm compresses and rinses to restore the condition. Then take steps to prevent the problem from happening again.
1. Stop hair or fur shaving schedule for 30 days.
Blockage or inflammation of the hair follicles usually occurs as a result of epilation and can affect any area that you shave or wax.
If you continue your shaving schedule when the follicles are inflamed, it will take longer for the skin to heal.
Wait 30 days before re-shaving to allow the skin enough time to heal.
2. Use a warm compress on the inflamed area 3-4 times a day.
Warm compresses help open pores and clean clogged hair or fur pores.
Apply the compress for 15-20 minutes. Repeat this treatment 3-4 times daily to keep the pores open and remove the follicle-clogging substances naturally.
3. Wash your hair with the apple cider vinegar mixture. Folliculitis can also affect the scalp.
If clogged hair follicles are on the scalp, rinsing your hair several times can clear the blocked follicles.
Apple cider vinegar can remove lumps and excess dead skin or oil naturally thereby clearing clogged follicles.
4. Wear loose clothing until the inflammation subsides.
Folliculitis is sometimes caused by tight, heavy clothing, or skin rubbing against each other (especially if you are overweight).
This condition often occurs in the armpits, groin, and upper thighs, and occurs when the weather is hot and humid.
If you have inflammation of the follicles or skin, don’t wear tight clothing until the skin heals.
Otherwise, the friction from the clothes keeps the inflammation on the skin, and the skin takes longer to heal.