Pubic hair removal is quite common these days especially among the youngest generations. Waxing is usually done at salons, but many teenagers decide to shave their pubic area instead of going to a salon because it’s cheaper, more comfortable and overall easier to do. And most importantly you can do it at home.
However, shaving is not as easy as many people think and there is a right and wrong way to do it. We’re here to show you how it’s done correctly and from now on you’ll never make these mistakes again.
- Pre-trim your pubic hair
Razors are meant to be used for short hair which is why you may have noticed them getting dull after one shave. Your pubic hair needs to be shorter in order for the razor to be able to slide smoothly. Take a pair of little sharp scissors and gently pull the hair up away from the body and trim it. If you feel like you’re clumsy you can use an electric scissor-action trimmer without rotating heads, it’s your precious area after all and you wouldn’t want to hurt yourself. If you haven’t done this before you could trim it short first and wear it like that for a few days before you shave it off completely, just to get used to the feeling.
- Get the razor
No one cares what color the razor is as long as it does the job. It’s more important to have a sharp razor with three or more blades which will make shaving easier. And if you don’t want to constantly buy new razors you need to take better care of them. Use a special razor for your pubic area and always wash the hair off and clean it. Never leave it wet because the water can erode the blades and destroy the razor.
- Stretch your skin tight
For best shaving experience pull your skin tight and stretch it with your free hand while you’re shaving the area with the other hand. Razors work best on flat surfaces.
- Shave slowly and gently
There are two things you need to remember about shaving your pubic hair: if you shave along the grain you’ll avoid irritation and ingrown hair, while if you shave against the grain you’ll have a closer shave. It’s up to you to decide which approach you prefer, but if you have extra-sensitive skin you shouldn’t shave against the grain as it can cause complications. It may take you longer to shave properly but at least your skin won’t get inflamed. You also need to look out not to over-shave. Don’t go over the same area a million times, it’ll irritate the skin. If you’re new to shaving don’t shave every day, skip a day or two in between and let your skin get used to it.
- Clean up after you
Nobody wants to see your pubic hair all over the tub or shower so you better clean up after yourself. The easiest routine is to trim over the toilet and shave in the shower; you’ll have less mess to clean up. When you’re done check the drains, the floor, the towels and your razor for hairs.
- Exfoliate to keep your skin clean
Before you shave make sure your skin is clean and your pores are open. Use a gentle soap and cleanse the area but don’t go beyond the labia. You can use a sugar scrub or even a baking soda paste. It will open up the pores and make it easier to shave reducing irritation and red spots.
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