You don’t need to have a clean-shaven pubic region. There’s no medical, sexual, or cosmetic reason to remove pubic hair. And you shouldn’t consider pubic hair trimming for arbitrary beauty standards. When considering pubic hair removal, the only thing you must consider is YOUR preference.
Do you prefer being lightly trimmed or completely shaven? Do you prefer staying trimmed at all times or on special occasions? Are you concerned about the odor from sweat? Everyone has their own reasons for pubic hair grooming, and you should know that there’s no incorrect choice.
However, when you do pursue pubic hair grooming, you should use the safest and most effective techniques. Some forms of hair removal techniques can be attempted at home, such as shaving and tweezing, and others must be performed by medical personnel, such as laser hair removal.
This article walks you through the available intimate female hair removal techniques.
- Disinfect your shaving razor.
- Moisturize your pubic hair to make it easy to remove.
- Lubricate the pubic region with a natural cream, shaving gel, or moisturizer to prevent razor burns.
- Use your fingers to stretch your skin taut.
- Run the shaving razor gently with the grains of your hair.
- Rinse the razor after each swipe.
- Continue until you achieve the desired shape or aesthetic.
Shaving is the easiest and most popular hair removal technique, especially since it only involves a razor and an easily-available gel. However, this technique also leads to razor burns, cuts, and a higher chance of bacterial infiltration. And shaving doesn’t pull the hair off the roots, so you might need to shave frequently. Keep a dedicated razor for pubic hair removal to ensure safety.
- Disinfect the pubic hair tweezers.
- Ensure the room has proper lighting so you can clearly see the pubic hair.
- Use your fingers to hold your skin taut.
- Grab the end of the hair with your tweezers and pull the hair out.
- Repeat for each unwanted hair.
- Take breaks when necessary because this might take some time.
Tweezing, also known as plucking, is a meticulous and often painful hair removal method. It’s the method of choice for those who want an extremely specific shape. It allows you to remove unwanted hair rather than shaving off all the hair. Since the hair follicles are removed from their roots, they don’t grow out for a long time. However, tweezing may injure your skin, so you should be careful.
- Disinfect the dedicated trimmers or scissors.
- Don’t moisturize your pubic hair — keep them dry.
- Gently and carefully cut the unwanted hairs, either individually or in small clumps.
- Keep going until you achieve the desired shape.
- Keep your scissors in a safe and dry location.
Trimming with scissors is one of the simplest means of keeping your pubic hair manageable without shaving it off completely. It allows you to control the length and shape of your pubic hair, and there’s minimal risk of cuts, nicks, or burns because the scissors don’t touch your skin. However, your hair might grow out quickly, and this method can’t provide a clean-shaven look.
- Purchase a safe and reliable depilatory cream.
- Read the label to ensure it doesn’t have ingredients you’re allergic to.
- Apply the depilatory cream to the unwanted pubic hair.
- Wait for a few minutes.
- Wipe the cream off along with the unwanted hair.
Depilatories are over-the-counter topical creams available in most drug stores. They contain ingredients that weaken the keratin in your hair, making them fall out with little effort. Using depilatory creams is incredibly easy, but you must purchase the right product. You should ideally consult your doctor about choosing the right depilatory cream. Some of them cause irritations and allergic reactions.
- Purchase over-the-counter wax and waxing strips.
- Disinfect the pubic region before waxing.
- Trim the hair down as short as possible.
- Apply warm wax to the region.
- Apply the waxing strips over the wax.
- Rip the waxing strip off along with the unwanted hair.
Waxing is one of the most effective pubic hair removal solutions for those who want to remove large masses of hair from the roots. It also delays hair growth for the longest period because the hair is pulled off the roots. While you can do it yourself, it’s best to approach a professional for waxing. People with sensitive skin might also experience irritation and significant pain.
Laser Hair Removal
- Visit a dermatologist or doctor with a good reputation for laser pubic hair removal.
- The dermatologist cleanses the pubic region and trims the hair down.
- The laser device is moved over your bare skin, delivering concentrated light beams into the follicles.
- The unwanted hair follicles gradually fall off over time.
Laser hair removal is the ideal option for those who want to stop hair growth in the pubic region. Each laser hair removal session weakens the hair follicles, extending the time it takes for the hair to grow back. With each growth cycle, the pubic hair returns finer and sparser until it stops growing completely. As such, laser hair removal is used for permanent hair removal.
As you can see, you have numerous pubic hair removal options to choose from. Each option is suitable for different purposes, so you must find the technique that addresses your specific goals and pain threshold. Some methods are suitable for the selective removal of pubic hair, some remove all the pubic hair, and some facilitate permanent hair removal. Be safe and contact a doctor if you notice any major side effects.