Beauty DIY: Coconut Lavender Ingrown Hair Treatment

Beauty DIY: Coconut Lavender Ingrown Hair TreatmentLet’s be honest: There is no way to make pesky ingrown hairs glamorous. They just are what they are. Ingrown hairs form when hair follicles curl around and grown back into your skin instead of rising through it (I told you, not glamorous). One of the best ways to avoid these little bumps is to exfoliate regularly. I exfoliate my face with a gentle facial scrub every night before bed, and I use my Clarisonic a few times a week. I use a body scrub on the rest of my skin, or a loofah with shower gel. But no matter how meticulous you are with your skincare routine, ingrown hairs are almost inevitable, especially on the areas where you shave, wax, sugar or use any other hair removal method.

Luckily, at our last photoshoot Team LC researched an all-natural ingrown hair treatment that is easy to make and gentle on the skin. And it smells divine, too.

Without further ado, here is a DIY concoction to prevent ingrown hairs…

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 7 drops lavender oil
  • 12 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small jar or bottle (preferably one that can be sealed off so you can use your mixture later).
  2. Apply a small amount to affected area after shaving, waxing, or any hair removal and rub in until it begins to absorb.
  3. Watch your ingrown hairs disappear!

This treatment works because the coconut oil is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, yet moisturizing at the same time. The tea tree oil has major healing properties that can be used to fight infections, clear up acne, and reduce redness or irritation. The lavender oil has a soothing, calming effect on the skin. And the mixture of all three smells wonderful.

I hope you enjoy this ingrown hair treatment. Tell me if it works for you in the comments below!

What beauty DIY would you like to see us post about next?

xx
Allison
Team LC

 

Photos: Yoni Goldberg for LaurenConrad.com
Categories: Allison Norton, Beauty DIY, Contributors, Primp
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  • Grazi Bevilacqua

    It sounds really good, I should give it a try. How often should I use it? Everyday? Thanks for the tip! ;)

  • Stephanie

    Tea tree oil works major miracles!

  • http://www.sparrow.nu Annie

    Ingrown hairs were definitely a problem for me, I wish I came across this article sooner. I recently got laser hair removal to address that problem (albeit more expensive and painful) and haven’t had problems since :)

    Annie @ Sparrow.nu

  • Stamatia

    Such a bad idea! Coconut oil is comedogenic. When I got my arms waxed a few days before my wedding, I put coconut oil on it because of the reasons given above and I broke out really, really badly. Huge angry red pimples all over my arms. If my dress hadn’t come with a lace bolero jacket that perfectly covered that area up, I don’t know what I would have done!

    Coconut oil has a comedogenic rating of 3 or 4; almond, jojoba, and grapeseed oil are all maybe a 1 or 2, so they might be a little gentler. I don’t have a problem with coconut oil on shaved skin, but definitely do on waxed skin, though your mileage may vary!

    Speaking of gentle, that seems like a lot of tea tree oil, which can be irritating… maybe do a patch test of this before slathering it on raw, angry skin, just to be safe! :)

  • Cristina Gomez

    Thanks for sharing this, it is so useful! A dermatologists told me once laser hair removal was the best solution but I’m going to try this first, it’s way cheaper ; )

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

    • http://www.smart-twenties.com/ Samantha Brown

      I’ll be trying this too! I still haven’t used coconut oil on my skin but have been meaning to for AGES!

      Sam xx
      http://www.smart-twenties.com – how to make the most of your twenties

  • http://www.laurelloves.com/ Laurel Loves

    I bet this smells AMAZING. Sounds like it works wonders, too! Thanks for the tip

    http://www.laurelloves.com

  • Chrissiana

    Would this be okay to use for very sensitive skin? Always have an issue because can’t really use harsh scrubs – they cause a lot of redness.

  • Katelin

    Great Idea! Much more gentle approach than digging out the tweezers!

    http://www.katelinkonfidential.com

  • http://www.noirettediary.com/ Siham Hamdan

    Pretty useful! I exfoliate a lot and my skin gets a little dry sometimes. You should do a hair treatment for hydrating the ends cause I know we all have that problem in the summer :(! X

    | http://www.noirettediary.com |

  • http://lindsaylivingvegan.com Lindsay Living Vegan

    Wow, I must try this! Thanks for posting this :)

  • Madison

    THANK YOU!!!!

  • http://fabulousordinary.blogspot.com/ Amy Lynn

    Wow, I actually have all of these things :) I’ll have to give it a try, I get in-growns on the backs of my legs so bad!

  • http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/ Grace

    I didn’t know there were natural remedies for ingrown hairs…this is such a lifesaver, thanks so much for sharing!! :)

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • angie

    LOVE this DIY concoction! Coconut Oil & Essential Oils are both A-mazing! You can find my recipe for a Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub on my blog: http://acreativebuzz.com/holidays/coconut-lime-sugar-scrub/

  • http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/ Ashley

    That is a great idea! I use and love all three ingredients already; I can’t wait to make a batch and try this out!

    dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com

  • Lucie

    OMG this is exactly what I was looking for! My legs are fine but my poor bikini area is not. I am definitely trying this today!! Thanl you thank you!!! ♡♡♡

  • http://www.daisychainsanddreamers.com/ Sarah

    This is similar to my homemade lip balm recipe :) love the little jar and lavendar sprig :). Why not make my lip balm at the same time?!

    Sarah
    http://Www.daisychainsanddreamers.com

  • Jessica

    yes, thank you for sharing. Lavender is my favorite scent. I can’t wait to make this! Besides it will save my almost $40 in buying some serum, even though it works great I’m just all about doing anything homemade now a days and saving money:-)

  • Bluefin

    What an awesome DIY.

    For more DIY, check out our website!

    http://www.diyfashion.com/diy

  • Jennifer Ward

    So far this is working for me! Yay!

  • Courtney

    Thank you for this post! I will be sure to try it out this awesome home remedy.

    I also wanted to share my opinion on an amazing product that I’ve been using called Shave with Benefits by Eco-Armour. It’s a shaving foam that works extremely well to treat and prevent ingrown hairs, razor burn, nicks and cuts. The product comes in three different fragrances, all made with botanical ingredients and essential oils that leave your skin feeling soft and silky for days after use. I threw out all of my shaving products after trying Shave with Benefits because it has given me the best shaving experience I’ve ever had. Heidi Klum even posted about her success with Shave with Benefits on AOL Fashion & Beauty: “How to Get Great-Looking Legs.” I highly suggest checking out this product – your skin will thank you!

    http://eco-armour.com/

  • Melinda

    I stopped waxing for 4 years and s pent over 3 grand on laser hair removal. I didn’t have ingrown hairs prior to laser hair removal. What they didn’t tell me is it only works on dark hair. .. treatments got more and more painful and hair fell out a few times, but grew back more and more. It was an awful experience! Even if you have very dark hair and not red like mine, laser hair removal is only Simi permanent, you have to keep having it done every few years. :(
    Now an weft error laser hair removal, I get ingrown hairs from waxing. I hate it!

  • charisse

    Hi, can this be used on the bikini area? And how often do we apply it, everyday? Thanks! xoxo

  • Lori

    Don’t you need some sort of exfoliating agent in there, though?

  • JJ

    Do you have to keep this mixture in the fridge?

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