Pubic Hair Removal - Shaving Pubic
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
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
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
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 month.
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.