Pubic hair is a taboo topic, but let’s face it – having a neatly groomed bikini area is an important part of being a woman.
How bare should you go?
You should definitely get rid of any hair that sticks out of your underwear. Or, if you’re extra daring, try taking it all off! I promise you’ll feel extra sexy.
Your options are shaving, waxing and depilatories.
Do-it-yourself waxing is painful and you can hurt yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing. Go to a salon instead - many big cities now offer male Brazilian waxes. Depilatories are a good option for the bikini line, but aren’t supposed to be used in the genital area. If you want to take it all off, I suggest shaving.
Here are my top 4 pubic hair removal tips:
1. Trim first.
If you’ve never shaved your pubic hair before, you’re going to have a LOT of hair to deal with. You should trim the hair first to avoid clogging up your razor. Use a scissors or trimmer to trim the hair down to 1/4″.
2. Use the right razor.
It’s easy to cut yourself with normal razors. Instead, use a razor especially designed for the pubic area.
If you want to use a disposable razor, try Noxzema Bikini Shavers. They have a narrow head, making it easier to shave the nooks and crannies of your crotch. You can find Noxzema Bikini Shavers in any drug store.
Another great option is the Philips Norelco Bodygrooming System. This electric shaver has a built-in trimmer and can be used anywhere on the body. You can find it at Walmart and drugstores for around $45.00.
3. Avoid irritation.
Needless to say, the groin is a very sensitive area. Go slow and avoid shaving over the same area repeatedly – this leads to razor burn.
Use shaving cream, even if you are using an electric razor. (The Philips Norelco Bodygroomer can be used in the shower with shaving cream.) Use shaving cream for sensitive skin – NOT the stuff you use on your face.
4. Get rid of ingrown hairs.
The pubic area is especially prone to ingrown hairs, which is NOT a sexy look.
The best way to avoid ingrown hairs is to exfoliate daily using a loofah or washcloth (just be gentle with your private parts!). Exfoliating gets rid of dead skin cells that can clog your hair follicles.
A final note …
If you’ve never shaved your pubic hair before, you will probably experience irritation and itching. It takes about a month for your skin to adapt to being shaved. Avoid shaving more than once per week and use aloe vera gel to sooth any irritation.
Now let’s hear from you … Take my Pubic Hair Poll and leave me your comments and suggestions below!