How do you get an ingrown hair out that you can’t see? Use warm — not hot — water and small, circular motions to wash your affected areas with a washcloth, exfoliating brush or exfoliating gel or scrub. You can also remove an ingrown hair that has looped or curled back into your skin by gently pulling it out with a sterile needle, pin or tweezers.
How do you pop an ingrown hair cyst? Never pop an ingrown hair cyst, as this can increase your risk for infection and scarring. You also shouldn’t try to lift the hair out with tweezers like you might with a normal ingrown hair. At this point, the hair is embedded far too deep underneath the bump or cyst for you to pull it out.
What does a ingrown hair follicle look like? Ingrown hairs can look like raised, red, itchy spots on the skin. Sometimes you can see a hair trapped under the skin. You may be more likely to get ingrown hairs if you have coarse or curly hair.
How do you extract a deep ingrown hair? Apply a warm, wet washcloth over the ingrown hair. This can help open the follicle and allow it to drain. Hold the washcloth in place for 1 minute, then remove it. Using a sterilized needle or tweezers, gently tease out the rest of the hair.