Everyone wants to have smooth, healthy, beautiful skin. But the truth can be ugly. Ingrown hairs are pesky, irritating, and even embarrassing. If you shave or use another method of hair removal, chances are you have had at least one. They are indiscriminate and affect both men and women in any area where hair is removed, but most commonly in the beard, underarm, or bikini line areas. But what causes them? Even more importantly, you probably want to know how you can get rid of them and prevent them from coming back.