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What causes a follicle to become ingrown?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

A hair can become ingrown when it curls after growing above the top layer of skin and re-enters its exit point on the skin. In some cases, the tip never actually leaves and begins curling while still under your skin, trapping itself.

 

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