shaving pubic hair
There’s a whole lot of chatter about what hair “should” and “should not” be on a woman’s body. We just want you to do whatever makes you feel amazing. If that’s allowing your bush to bloom, great. If it entails shaving pubic hair (or your entire body), that’s awesome too. Every woman is unique, and part of being dynamic is wanting different things for our bodies.
With all of that being said, some ladies do want to do away with their pubic hair. This can be a daunting experience for some because that tiny, delicate area doesn’t leave much room for error.
Here are the tools and techniques you need to leave your lady garden sleek and silky smooth.
The Tools Of The Trade
Clippers or scissors
Cortisone cream (in case you get itchy)
Unscented, natural moisturizer
How To Shave Down There
1. Get To Trimming
If your pubic hair is longer than a quarter of an inch, trim it down so it’s only about a couple of centimeters long before getting in the bath or shower. This will help to prevent irritation. You can use your comb to move the hair up and away from your skin to easily trim it. Never use dull or dirty scissors or clippers. Professional haircutting scissors work best. This set from Amazon includes a pair of stainless steel scissors and a comb.
For a buttery soft bikini line, gently exfoliate the skin around your vulva. This will get rid of any dead skin for a smoother shave. If you don’t exfoliate properly, the dead skin cells may get trapped in your pores, creating rashes, ingrown hairs, and even odor. Never use an exfoliating product on the inside of your vagina. Our favorite exfoliating product pick is Dr. Brant Microdermabrasion Body.
3. Dab On A Few Drops of Pre-Shaving Oil
A high-quality pre-shaving oil will hydrate thirsty skin, which enables the razor blades to effortlessly glide while you’re shaving pubic hair. This helps to prevent any “tug and pull,” drastically reducing irritation. For a great pre-shaving oil, we recommend Lady Suite Botanical Oil.
4. Apply Shaving Gel Or Cream
Ensure that your skin is damp, but not super wet, or else the shaving cream can slide off your skin. If you have one, use a shaving brush to work the cream in by brushing in small circles. This will help lift the hair for a closer shave. We recommend Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel if you have sensitive skin. Works effectively, is gentle, and super affordable.
5. Get To Shaving
Use a fresh, clean blade. Never, ever use a dull or dirty blade while shaving. If your razor blades seem to be dragging the hairs instead of cutting them, it’s time for a new blade. Pulling your skin taut, shave in the same direction that your pubes grow. If you shave in multiple directions, you can easily cut the delicate skin or cause ingrown hairs. Never apply a lot of pressure and let the blade do all of the work. Two of our favorite razors for down there are Schick HYDRO Silk and Gillette Venus Smooth Sensitive Razor.
6. Thoroughly Rinse
Rinse the blade in between strokes. A clogged razor filled with loose hairs won’t work well and can increase your chances of skin irritation, bumps, or redness.
After you’re done, rinse all of the shaving cream or gel away with warm water and gently pat dry with a soft, clean towel.
You’ll want to rehydrate your skin with an unscented moisturizing product. Exfoliating and shaving sensitive areas can strip skin of essential moisture. We love Momotaro’s Tonic because it’s a pH balanced Jojoba oil formulated to tackle discomfort and prevent irritation or infection. Thicker oils, such as coconut oil, also work wonders.
9. Fight Off Redness
10. Wear Cotton Undies Afterwards
This will help your lady parts breathe. Avoid wearing tight-fitting leggings or polyester panties for about a day after shaving as they can irritate your skin.
What do you think of our guide to shaving pubic hair? Share your own tips in the comments and let us know if this was helpful to you!
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