Shaving the Bikini Area – All you Need to Know

Why is Pubic Hair removed?

The most likely reason for removing hair below in years past, and when I was a teenager, was so it wasn’t on show when you went swimming.

Rashing or waxing the bikini line became routine, eliminating any hair that existed on a pair of skimpy bikini bottoms, hence the term.

Nowadays, women are becoming more and more normal to shave most or all of their pubic hair-but why is this?

Now it may be that you like the way it looks and smells, and it’s your skin, your personal choice, of course, and if that’s your excuse, why not?

Occasionally, though, there are other explanations that are not so clear-cut and even mythical: it is more hygienic-no, not the case, and in addition, pubic hair may act as a barrier to deter harmful bacteria from entering the most delicate and potentially vulnerable vaginal area.

It gets rid of Pubic Lice-no, even shaving won’t cure lice-you’ll still need medical treatment It enhances resistance-well, a bit anecdotal this one, but no clear evidence to support the claim and holding your pubic hair will help protect the area from rubbing and discomfort It’s more attractive-again, hypothetical, but there’s a school of thought that pubic hair contains pheromones (specifically, pheromones).

Naked male and female faced off screen Additionally, it’s distinct from leg and even underarm hair, because it can cause problems, so you need to be completely happy with your decision and it’s achieved without pressure.

Of course, if you’re in a serious relationship for a long time and your partner shows a desire for less hair below, you may decide to give it a go.

If you’re happy to make the decision to satisfy him, okay, but if he’s pushing you or turning it into a big issue, I’d think twice-after all, he’d appreciate you for who and what you are.

Best Way to Shave Bikini Area To tackle this most sensitive area, you’ll need to get all the stuff you need together and make sure you’ve given enough room so you don’t have to hurry the task, particularly the first time.

Here’s a rundown of what you need: Camera–no matter how undignified it may seem, you need to be able to see clearly what you’re doing–a hand mirror or one on a low stand, preferably magnified, is a must!

Scissors or Trimmer-a decent pair of scissors or a specially designed bikini trimmer is necessary to be able to trim the hair before shaving so you can get a clean shave without pulling.

Shaving cream-choose a sensitive skin shaving cream-some are made especially for bikini shaving.

Razor or Shaver-personal choice depends on whether you choose a razor or an electronic shaver.  Any way it needs to be clean and clear and well-kept, preferably managed for the one place.  It is best to cut a single bladed razor on razor burning and irritation.

Moisturizer-a moisturizer added after shaving like Aloe Vera may help to reduce discomfort and relax the hair.

Ideally, before you begin, you want to continue with a soak in a hot bath or shower so that the follicles of the skin and hair relax and softens the body.

Make sure you have exfoliated the area gently to be free of dead skin cells build-up.

Female in tub, washing Wait a few minutes for the skin to relax before you begin bathing / showering.

When you’re ready to sit on a towel or sheet to catch the debris, choose a comfortable place with plenty of light so you can position the mirror properly.

If you can do it, it’s an option to sit on the edge of the tub-the mirror can be held in a good position and afterwards it’s easy to clear!

Cut Next, to make shaving simpler, you want to cut the hair as short as possible.

If you use an external trimmer, a special comb brace or equivalent protection is likely to give you a near, smooth trim without the danger of nicks or cuts.

Many give you a choice of sizes, and you may even agree that this is as far as you want to go-a tidy, clean look, basically just shaved the outer bikini line.

When using scissors, gently pull the hair away from the skin with your spare hand and snip off cautiously.  Whatever you do, take your time and be extremely careful-even if the scissors need to have sharp blades, it is safer to do that with blunt ends.

A safer option is to use a brush to smooth the hair and then place it flat against the skin so you can use scissors or trimmer to snip the hair above the handle.

To shave the hair, add a generous amount of cream for the first time.

If you are prone to very sensitive skin, first applying shaving oil would be a good idea to increase the razor’s glide.

With your spare hand, pull the skin as tight as possible and shave the hair gently and without exerting pressure in the direction of growth.

The knife will move through the skin quickly.

Try to avoid going back and forth over the same area.

Rinse the razor after each step to keep it from clogging with hair and cream shaving, as this will reduce its potency and increase the risk of discomfort.

Bikini line shave wax Don’t forget your hair will stretch back to the anal area-it’s a good idea to run your hand over to make sure it’s smooth and you didn’t miss any vital bits!

Rinse well and gently pat clean when you’ve done.

Immediately afterwards, apply a soothing moisturizer and leave to absorb for a few minutes before putting on underwear and wearing cotton panties.

Attempt not to wear closely fitting jeans / trousers for a while as the rubbing can intensify discomfort.

If it’s the first time you’ve ever shaved below, it’s a good idea to do it at night when you don’t expect to go out.  Then in loose pj’s or the like you can loll-just to see how the skin reacts.

Possible side effects Ingrown hair Ingrown hair is always a risk when it comes to shaving, especially when it comes to working with your pubic hair.

Ingrown hair, as the name implies, is hair that has either grown back in on itself or grown sideways under the skin and is more prevalent in curly hair.

How ingrown hairs are formed To reduce the risk, make sure that you regularly exfoliate the skin between shaves-not only will this help to avoid them, but it can release anyone just below the surface.

Shaving in the hair growth path may be smoother, and maybe not as similar, but will reduce the likelihood of hair being grown.

Soreness and irritation The skin is very sensitive in this area, so after shaving, you may experience soreness / redness (razor burning) in the area.

It is necessary to use a sharp blade and plenty of cream for shaving (you will continue to apply more as needed) and not to go too often over the same area.

Remember, not exert pressure-the knife will be dulled if you need to exert pressure and you need to remove it.

In my experience, using a single blade razor is the least irritating.

You can use a soothing lotion, e.g. aloe vera or something similar, if you experience razor burning.

Disease You may be more vulnerable to genital disease because pubic hair offers the first barrier and an additional irritant safety rate.

Therefore, maintaining a good standard of hygiene is necessary.

You should never share a razor, of course, and it is best to have one for the reason in particular.

Itching itchiness and chafing are common as the hair grows back-how often you shave depends on how fast your hair grows, but it will be a daily chore for some.

Using a very mild, unscented conditioner may help soften the skin and, if necessary, can offer comfort by wearing loose cotton clothing.

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