You will be able to see the hair growing under the surface of the skin. Often you can carefully break the skin open and release the hair. Make sure your equipment and your hands are perfectly clean before trying to release the hair.
Like a zit. A raised bump thats sore to the touch ,most likely caused through shaving the opposite way the hair grows to get a close shave, cut the skin with a sterile pin/razor to release the hair,don't shave so close!