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precious_soul
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I know one of the biggest topics is shaving, but my topic is slightly different, and I did use the search function but didn't really come up with anything I was looking for.

I used an electric razor to shave off most of the hair before I went on to use a disposable razor to do the actual shaving. After using the electric razor, I guess I had about a little less than 0.5cm of hair in length, but I didn't have enough time to do the complete shaving with the razor blade, so I was going to save that for the next few days to come as I'm quite busy with school, work, midterms, etc...

Anyway, I didn't bother shaving with the razor blade, but thats because at first, I noticed there was a bump with an ingrown hair. and then now, 2 or 3 weeks later when I still haven't used the blade yet (basically just the electric razor), i've got a couple more bumps (5-8). They're NOT ingrown hairs, but just bumps with hair coming out, where i can also see EXTREMELY SHORT hair beginning to grow out of the same hair follicle.

Anyone know the answer to why this is happening? it was a close shave with an electric razor, but i know I didnt cut anything beneath the skin, and I didnt even use razor blade. and why is there 2 hairs coming out of the inflamed follicles????


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precious_soul
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And the problem isn't occuring down near the vaginal area, but on the upper part, right on/above the pubic bone..
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debby_h
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It's possible that there is some irritation, maybe the hairs were pulled in an unpleasant way? If it gets unbearably itching, perhaps an ice pack would be helpful until you can get a gyn or derm's advice.
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lemming
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I know what you mean, and I have it too:

Hair follicles produce one hair at a time, one hair per follicle. If you look at how hair is formed, you'll see it's impossible for more than one hair to grow at a time out of a follicle - it's pushing the dead protein/hair cells up, which makes the "hair." HOWEVER, follicles can be close to each other.

I'm a nutty person who has been known to pluck her bikini line and her knees, because it's less painful than shaving them, and I've noticed when I get up close and personal with my hairs that I often see two hairs growing out of what looks like the same place both in healthy areas and inflamed areas.

My layperson's guess is that your skin's a little irritated, but it doesn't have anything to do with these twin hairs. ;]

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