Okay, this might sound a little gross, but I had a question concerning ingrown hairs. Yesterday, I looked in the mirror and saw a bump on my lower jaw area that was swelling up. Under the swelling I could see something dark and long, like a hair.
I was relatively pretty clean shaven, no growth over say a millimeter. In true Guy fashion, I gave the little nodule a little squeeze and out popped a tiny millimeterish long facial hair. I gave it a little tug to make sure that my job was done in that crater-filled area, and to my amazement, out popped over 4 more centimeters of the same shy little beard hair. The hair was still rooted so it didn't come "off" of my face, but it came "out" of my face. I looked like a cartoon character with one chin hair sticking out of my mug. I showed Pae, of course, and then I gave it a good yank and it popped out.
I'm guessing that that little fella had been growing beneath the skin for several months as my facial hair takes a good while to even grow to the 2-3 millimeter length. This sucker was over 4 centimeters. It doesn't sound like much, only about an inch and three quarters, but it was IN MY FACE!
I do have a pretty non-spectacular face. Brad, Hugh, your super stud status is safe. Pocked with squeeze scars from not only my teens but also my 30's my face is beginning to resemble the far side of the moon. I'm horrible about playing with stuff on my face. I was recently called a monster, and had my face compared unfavorably to a lizard, a dog, and an animal. And this is before the little Tarzan vine rooted in my jaw meat!
I wash my face, I sweat a lot due to lots of sun on my face and stuffy non-air conditioned public buses. I shave once a week using an electric razor and a blade. I often dry shave, but recently started using shaving cream. I change bed linens weekly. I usually get ingrown hairs on my lower jaw and sometimes on my cheeks, but they grow close to the surface and I can "get them" before they turn into dental floss. Why do many of my facial hairs have trouble getting out of my face? I'd estimate that between shaves anywhere between 10 and 20 hairs will have to be "helped" past the surface. Any ideas?