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Who is most susceptible to ingrown hair?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

As hairs often become ingrown because they curl around and re-enter the pores from which they exit, it's a logical conclusion that those with curly hair are more likely to notice this issue. But those who shave often are also putting themselves at higher risk -- irritating the skin and leaving behind hairs with sharp ends are also known to produce ingrown hairs.

 

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