Hair Removal - Shaving Pubic Hair
By Beverly Smith
For pubic hair removal,
shaving is most utilized. Whether you're a male or female, get a fresh
razor and follow these steps to avoid in-grown hairs and infections
which feel itchy and appear as painful bumps.
Sit in a chair with your
feet up above your waist and legs spread apart.
Trim your Pubic
To make this process easier, trim the genital area before applying the
razor! You'll save blades this way. Electric razors, clippers (with
safety guards) or scissors work well. To get a closer cut and avoid
unwanted nicks, pull the hair up then trim away.
Take a long, warm bath beforehand. This softens coarse pubic hair and
makes it easier to shave and style.
Apply shaving cream or gel to lather the pubic area. A thin layer of
petroleum jelly will help with a closer shave. Soap doesn't make the
best lather for pubic shaving. Note that some people may have allergic
reactions to certain shaving cream.
There are many different ways to style your pubic hair. Think about it
before you start and be as creative as you desire. It is recommended
to shave the same way the hair grows. Avoid constantly stroking the
same area during the shave because this may irritate the skin. Aim for
two to three short strokes. Do stretch the skin to reach the difficult
The pubic area is sensitive and may take time to adjust to the razor.
Shaving once a week is enough for your first month. Don't worry about
a smooth shave the first month.
(Removing dead skin)
It's important to clean your skin after shaving. The best way is with
a "loofa sponge" and your normal body soap. Due to sensitivity of this
area, rub lightly with the sponge to prevent
This will help remove anything that may clog the pores.
Rinse, dry and moisturize the freshly shaven pubic area. Baby oil and
Vera work well. It's best to avoid moisturizers that
contain fragrances and colors, since this may cause irritation. You
may also want to use baby powder for comfort.
Wash your shaven genitals on a daily basis. This helps remove unwanted
oils and sweat. Moisturize and powder the area daily to avoid
irritation. If you keep the hair short, you'll avoid stubbles, which
causes itching. Try to wear cotton underwear and to stay away from
tight fitting cloths pants. The lack of air circulation and friction
of tight cloths may lead to in-grown hairs.
A Few Warnings
For some people, pubic
hair is always easy and fun. However, for many other people it
presents problems. When the genital hair begins to grow back,
itching often occurs. Red bumps and ingrown hair may appear. To
relieve the irritation, you can apply cortisone cream. If these
symptoms cause you stress or don't go away, see a doctor.
People who are
allergic and react to some shaving creams. This area seems to have
heightened sensitivity. Furthermore, if it does react, your natural
sweat and the natural abrasion this area receives will most likely
make your life miserable (temporarily). Use hypoallergenic shaving
creams or consider avoiding shaving all together.
Some women have noted
genital sensitivity during menstruation. If shaving becomes
uncomfortable for women during their periods, they should time pubic
shaving around their menstruation cycle.
If shaving does irritate
your skin, waxing may not cause as much irritation or in-grown hairs.