This is chronic inflammation of the hair follicles. This is very commonly seen in men of Black or Afro-Caribbean heritage who shave their beards. Between 45%- 83% of black males develop the condition compared to and 3% of white males. It commonly affects this group of men due to the shape and structure of their hair follicles. It can occur in both men and woman and presents as small shaving bumps which may be sore or itchy.
Science: Ingrown hairs can also occur when your hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells and oils, resulting in hairs becoming trapped, especially if they are curly or course, similar to those found on Black or Afro-Caribbean individuals.