Pubic 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 Hair
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 hairy spots.
Attention First-Timers! 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
Exfoliating (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 skin irritation. This will
help remove anything that may clog the pores.
Rinse, dry and moisturize the freshly shaven pubic area. Baby oil and
Aloe 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
If shaving does irritate your skin,
waxing may not cause as much irritation or in-grown hairs.