How to Shave Your Pubic Hair: A Complete Guide
Shaving can be an annoying task at the best of times, but when it comes to pubic hair, it can be even more irritating. Special care and attention is needed for this sensitive area. Luckily, we have a complete guide on how to shave your pubic hair.
Use a Handheld Mirror
Shaving your pubic region may be a little daunting because you cannot see properly. This can be easily tackled by investing in a handheld mirror. Hold the mirror in one hand and the razor in the other, then prop one leg up (on the bath tub or toilet seat – make sure the surface is dry to prevent slipping). Doing this will help you see what you are doing better and help you feel at ease when shaving.
Trim Down the Hair
If you’ve not shaved your pubic hair before, or if it has been a while, you may have a large amount of hair to remove. The best way to get a good, clean shave is to trim down your pubic hair as much as possible first. Use a small pair of hair cutting scissors to do this. If you’re worried about nicking yourself with the razor, use a comb to act as a barrier between the blade and your skin.
Only Use Good Quality Tools
If you want to shave away a lot of hair without damaging and irritating your skin, you have to invest in a good razor. It doesn’t pay to be cheap when shaving. If you’re cheap, you may end up nicking your skin.
Soak in a bath or stand in a steamy shower for 5-10 minutes before you start the shaving process. This will prepare your skin and pubic hair follicles, giving you a smoother shave with better results. Once you’ve prepared your skin with a soak, exfoliate the area you want to shave, rinse off the products and apply a shaving foam or cream. It may seem that there are a lot of steps to shaving your pubic hair, but completing them allows you to have the best shave possible, along with smoother and healthier skin.
Gently pull the skin down in the area you want to shave (this makes the surface tighter, easier and safer to shave). Using your razor, slowly go over the hair in the direction of growth.
When you’ve finished your shave, rinse your pubic region and dry it thoroughly. Finish by applying an unscented moisturizing cream.
Give Your Skin Time to Recover
Having a smooth pubic area may be wonderful, but if you shave too often, the opposite will happen. You’ll end up drying your skin out and causing red bumps and/or ingrown hairs to appear. Give your skin time to recover between shaves to prevent causing any damage.
Whichever products you choose to shave your pubic hair, always try to aim for unscented products that are going to be gentle to your body. Don’t shave too often and take your time when doing so.
You’ll be a pro in no time if you follow these simple rules!