There are not many ways to get rid of an ingrown hair on the penis, or on any other area of the body. Most ingrown hairs will eventually work their way out on their own, but some may need to be removed. You can do this using a waxing kit or needle-nosed tweezers. In some very severe cases the hair may become infected and you may need to see a doctor for further treatment or instructions.
An ingrown hair is a hair which grows sideways instead of straight up and down. This causes it to become trapped beneath the skin. Many times this can lead to inflammation and severe pain, as well as an unsightly bump where the hair is embedded within the skin. Those with curly or coarse hair are most at risk for ingrown hairs. Since most pubic hairs are coarse in nature, this area is also very prone to ingrown hairs.
To get rid of an ingrown hair on the penis, you should first make sure the area is clean and dry. Wash with soap and water and then pat with a clean, dry, towel. Use a waxing kit to remove the hair by the root. You can find waxing kits at many department stores and beauty supply stores. If the hair is very deeply embedded, you may need to use something aside from wax to remove it.
If you opt not to wax the hair, use tweezers to pluck the hair out individually. Make sure you can find the hair follicle where it originates and pull the hair gently. Before using the tweezers, make sure you clean them thoroughly with rubbing alcohol. Do not attempt to shave an ingrown hair since this can spread bacteria and it may make inflammation worse.
After you have removed an ingrown hair on the penis, you should wash the area again with a disinfectant soap or solution. Antiseptic is sold in most pharmacies and it kills any bacteria which may be lingering around the afflicted spot. This will help prevent an infection in the hair follicle from developing.
To prevent a recurrent ingrown hair on the penis, you should exfoliate the area to remove dead skin. Sometimes shaving can make this condition worse, so if you do not want hair on or around the penis, wax them away or use a chemical hair remover designed for the genital region.