Shaving pubic hair is a sexy trend for an increasing number of men and women, but it requires some skill. To shave your pubic hair safely and with as little irritation as possible, read on.
Part 1 of 3: Preparation
Step 1. Trim the hair
The blades are made to shave very short hair and quickly blunt when used on long hair. To trim, gently pull the hair upwards and cut with small, sharp scissors or an electric body hair trimmer without rotating blades. Try to leave the hairs about half an inch long.
- If you're inexperienced, it's a good idea to keep your hair short for a few days to get used to the feeling of being bald down there.
- If you don't have a lot of skill with the scissors, it can even be dangerous to use them in such a sensitive area. Imagine an accidental cut here and there in this region. Hey! One option is to use an electric trimmer for body hair.
Step 2. Soften hair and follicles by taking a hot bath
This may seem like an unnecessary step, but it's what will make the base of the hair much easier to shave.
- Out of time? So just leave a cloth moistened with warm water on top of the region for 5 minutes. The result will be the same as a bath.
- Try to exfoliate before shaving. The exfoliation helps your hair stay out, while ridding your skin of dead skin cells, allowing for a closer shave and decreasing the chance of cuts.
Step 3. Foam to avoid irritation
Use unscented shaving foam, cream or gel to lubricate your pubic hair. It is recommended that you use specific foam or cream for the pubic area, not the face. The skin in the genital region is much more sensitive than the skin on the face.
- Always test the cream on another part of your body before you start rubbing it into your pubic hair, as some people suffer from allergic reactions to some products.
- Just because a product is aimed at the female audience doesn't mean that men can't use it either. Razor shaving creams for women are generally milder than their male equivalents. In fact, men's products often contain a stronger fragrance, which can cause irritation.
Part 2 of 3: Getting the best results
Step 1. Bet on a new razor blade
The younger, the better the result and the safer the hair removal. The best ones come with multiple blades and a lubricating strip, which smoothes the shave.
Don't want to be buying new blades all the time? So the solution is to take good care of the ones you already have. Reserve one exclusively for pubic hair and clean it thoroughly after each use. And try not to get it wet - water accelerates the process of corroding the blades, leaving them blunt
Step 2. Firmly stretch your skin
Otherwise, you could end up cutting yourself. Razor blades work best on flat surfaces. With your free hand, firmly stretch the skin and hold it tight.
Start with the easiest part, ie the area just below the navel. Pull the skin up. The shape in which you shaved the hair is up to you
Step 3. Scrape gently and slowly
You can shave in the direction of hair growth to avoid irritation and ingrown hairs. If you shave in the opposite direction to the hair growth, the shave will be much closer. You need to analyze your situation before deciding. For example, if you have very sensitive skin, it's worth shaving in the direction of hair growth, even if that way the waxing takes much longer.
- As the hairs get shorter, try running the blade laterally in relation to the direction of growth. For example, if the hair in a certain area grows downward, move the blade to the left or right. Try to get used to noticing the sense of hair growth through touch rather than sight. This will make it much easier to shave.
- Do not exaggerate. Run the blade just enough to remove the hair, but don't run it too often or it will ignite.
- At first, you'll find that shaving your pubic hair two days in a row causes red, itchy spots. Wait a few days between waxing and waxing until your skin gets used to the process.
Step 4. Don't forget the butt region
Currently, both men and women are adhering to anal waxing, whether for aesthetic or hygiene reasons. Squat down with a mirror on the floor to view the area. You can't be too careful not to cut yourself. Apply a post depilatory gel based on aloe vera, calendula and chamomile after epilation, as the area is extremely sensitive.
Run the blade once or twice. Use a mirror to check that no parts are left unshaved. Stay on your front, on your side, on your back, in short, make sure there isn't any unwanted hair between your legs.
If you are interested in completely shaving everything, it is important to know that this way you are more vulnerable to contracting STDs (especially the so-called "molluscum contagiosum" and HPV)
Step 5. Clean up the mess
Always clean up the mess you make. Even if you don't worry about hair, it can still accumulate.
Cleaning is easier if you trim the hairs on top of the toilet and shave them in the shower stall. After finishing, check the drain, floor, towels and blade
Part 3 of 3: Avoiding Irritation and Itching
Step 1. Exfoliate to keep your skin clean after shaving and removing dead skin cells
With your regular body soap, clean the area gently. This will help remove anything that might block your pores and cause ingrown hairs and infections. The effort is worth it: what's the use of sending the fur away and having a bunch of red dots instead?
- A smart trick is to use sugar to exfoliate the skin in the area. In the absence of it, sodium bicarbonate can be used.
- If you are a woman, be careful not to get soap between your vaginal lips. The vagina is naturally protected by the body and does not need to be cleaned with anything but water. In fact, soaps can change the pH (which is low for expelling harmful bacteria) and make the vagina more susceptible to infections.
Step 2. Use egg oil
Egg oil contains several bioactive substances that prevent infections and inflammation and help irritated skin heal faster.
- Massage egg oil into the shaved area twice a day for a week.
- Leave the oil to work on the skin until the next bath. It is not necessary to wash it as it is easily absorbed through the skin.
Step 3. Rinse remaining hair and pat dry and moisturize
You can use Aloe Vera or baby diaper rash ointment. Avoid moisturizers with fragrances and dyes.
Do not use products that are flavored, full of irritating perfumes
Step 4. Be careful if you are going to use talcum powder
Despite absorbing sweat and oil around the pubic area, it can clog pores and cause pimples. Furthermore, the risk of causing allergies and irritation is great.
Women should never rub talcum powder on the genital area, as it is associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer. In fact, talc is no longer used to dry/lubricate surgical gloves, as it is believed to become toxic when it comes into contact with the body's mucous membranes
Step 5. Use the tweezers to remove what the blade has left behind
Even the most experienced epilator with the most expensive razor ends up leaving one hair aside here and one there. The tweezers cause some pain, but it's a matter of seconds. Nothing you don't take out of the letter.
- If you start to feel itchy or appear blobs of ingrown hair, apply Bepantol or a post-depilatory gel. Never scratch with your nails, otherwise you will only make the situation worse.
- Remember that your genitals are very sensitive, whether you're male or female, and it can take a while for you to get used to the feeling of having them shaved. After four or five sessions, the sensitivity should disappear. Until you become more experienced at shaving pubic hair, you probably won't get such a close shave.
- Wait at least half an hour after waking to shave your hair. During sleep, body fluids accumulate under the skin, making it slightly swollen.
- Keep the blade used for pubic hair separate from the ones you use on your face or armpits.
- If you're going to leave a bit of hair, try the “V” shape. It leaves your genital area looking well cared for.
- It's better to use a quality blade rather than disposable ones. It's worth the investment, as the shave will be much closer.
- Use diaper rash ointment on the red polka dots.