If you want to steer clear of the doctor route, there is a safe way to remove the ingrown hair at home, as long as you are careful. Yes, plucking the stubborn hair out with tweezers can be an effective way to get the job done. If you are wondering how to get rid of ingrown hairs with your fingernails, you have come to the wrong place. Here's what you will need:
First, pour some rubbing alcohol into a clean bowl, and soak your tweezers to sterilize. While your tweezers are sitting in the bowl, exfoliate the irritated area to rub away any dead skin cells or debris that might be blocking the hair. Then rinse off the exfoliator with warm water.
Next, run a clean washcloth under hot water until the cloth is soaked. Right away, gently place the cloth over the ingrown hair and hold it there for at least 10 seconds. The warmth will help soften your hair and skin, which will make the process easier.
Last, grab your sterilized tweezers and set them as close to the surface of the skin as you can. After you pull the hair out quickly, gently rinse off the area with warm water.