As discussed in previous post, I wax. This can result in irritation and ingrown hairs in a very sensitive area. I use Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads to help prevent them, and while they help, I stayed on the lookout for something more effective. A friend recommended Whish Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum (Birchbox, $22.50), so I thought I’d give it a try.
According to the makers: “Wheat germ and yeast extracts heal redness and soothe skin post-shaving. Meanwhile, vitamin-rich papaya extract helps weaken existing follicles and stop future ingrown hairs, while willow bark—a natural source of salicylic acid—battles inflammation.”
While I’m not an expert on what makes the serum work, I can say with certainty that It.Works. Two weeks after my last appointment, and I don’t have a single ingrown hair. Not one.
I definitely prefer the serum to the Bliss pads. The serum doesn’t sting or dry the skin, and it helps with the bumps as well as irritation. And even if you don’t wax, the serum is recommended for shaved legs and under-arms. I highly recommend it.