In some cultures pubic hair removal has been performed for centuries for hygiene and other reasons. Now it is becoming widely accepted all over the world and both men and women are keen to find a pubic hair removal method which suits them.
Shaving is inexpensive and easily done at home although there are certain precautions that need to be met. Additionally, new personal shavers which have come on the market in recent years make pubic hair removal by shaving a much easier option. (See resource box at the end of this article)
Use these tips to perform pubic hair removal safely if shaving is your choice:
- Never use the old-fashioned switch-blade razor. It is quite unsuitable for pubic hair removal and can be dangerous.
- Choose a female razor, obtainable from Wilkinson Sword or other well known razor manufacturers, rather than an ordinary safety razor. The design makes it much more difficult to cut yourself.
- Opt for a more expensive good quality razor rather than a cheap throw away which is more likely to cause nicks, soreness and razor burns in this sensitive area.
- If the pubic hair is thick and long use small scissors to trim down the hair to about a quarter of an inch. This will avoid blunting and clogging the razor too quickly.
- Before performing a pubic hair removal session, wet a large, washcloth and lay it over the entire pubic area for two or three minutes.
- Alternatively, take a long hot bath or stay in the shower for a while making sure the pubic area receives a lot of water. Pubic hair is coarser than head hair and needs more time to soften when carrying out pubic hair removal.
- Apply plenty of shaving foam or gel over the area and leave for a few minutes to soften further. Ordinary soap is not suitable as it does not lock in the moisture to the hair the way a shaving preparation cream or gel does.
- Experiment with different brands if you find some cause skin irritation. They contain various chemicals and you need to find one that suits you.
- Pull the skin straight with your free hand and shave without applying pressure.
- Shave upwards against the direction of the hair growth.
- Make sure there is shaving foam on the skin each time you make a stroke with the razor.
- Shaving bare skin can cause razor burn and can be especially painful in pubic hair removal.
- Rinse the razor every couple of strokes as it will clog easily.
- Rinse off and see any areas that may have been missed and again apply gel to that area and shave.
- To make pubic hair removal less stressful for the skin, massage unscented Vitamin E oil into the pubic area after shaving.
- To stop or reduce itching after shaving rub an ice cube over the area.
- Alternatively, rub a little baby oil into the pubic area.
- If you suffer from itchiness or blood spots, let the hair grow back for a week before shaving again.
- Keep the shaven area well moisturized between shaves by using a skin moisturizer or baby lotion. This will reduce the uncomfortable effect the stubble may cause between shaves.
Ingrown hair can be a problem when shaving and it can be particularly uncomfortable when it appears in the pubic area. For full information on how to eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs you may wish to check out the web site at ingrown-hair-solutions.com (see resource box below).
Having fully educated yourself on pubic hair removal methods and procedures you should be able to get good results from the method you choose.