By Chonticha Marijne

Pubic hair removal is a tricky endeavor no matter which way you look at it. Pubic hair removal is not only a ‘fashion statement’ these days; it’s become a matter of personal hygiene. Before you start however, there are a few things to remember and pointers to learn to make the pubic hair removal process as efficient and painless as possible.

There are two methods of pubic hair removal: wet or dry shaving. Each has advantages and drawbacks. For wet shaving, using traditional shaving tools and shaving cream will get you the results you’re after, but it’s easier if you trim hairs to about a quarter of an inch before shaving for pubic hair removal, and if possible, use an electric shaver. It goes without saying that if you use a scissors to trim pubic hair, use due caution.

Before preparing for pubic hair removal with the wet shaving method, soften the pubic hairs first. Taking a warm shower will do. Softening the hairs facilitates shaving. Always, use some sort of shaving lotion or gel prior to shaving for pubic hair removal or uncomfortable results will follow. Pubic hair removal is made easier by shaving in the direction of hair growth. Some people like to shave in the opposite direction to get a closer shave and smoother feel, but this can cause irritation and ingrown hairs, an unpleasant prospect in such a sensitive area! Refrain from repeatedly shaving the same area, as two or three strokes should be enough.


After completing the pubic hair removal process, remember to exfoliate. Clean the shaved area with warm water and body soap to keep pores open. Clogged pores lead to infections and ingrown hairs. Following that, make sure you moisturize, avoiding lotions or oils that contain a fragrance or colors until later. Powdering can complete the after pubic hair removal process for a soothing effect.

When opting for dry pubic hair removal, again trim the hair prior to shaving. Again, soften pubic hairs by showering or applying a cloth dampened with warm water. Make sure the area is dry before proceeding with pubic hair removal using this method. The next step is to sprinkle talcum powder over the area to be shaved. Using talcum powder absorbs sweat and oil at the same time, but make sure it’s rinsed off after completion and also make sure that your skin isn’t sensitive to talcum before doing this. Try not to let the powder get inside body passages. The next step in this pubic hair removal process is to shave stubble. As with the wet shaving pubic hair removal method, exfoliate upon completion to clean away hairs and prevent clogged pores, and then moisturize.

Another method for pubic hair removal done at home or salons and is called a Brazilian wax. While this method of pubic hair removal produces the longest lasting effects, it is also the most uncomfortable and is also expensive. No matter which method you choose for pubic hair removal, make sure you take the time to pre-moisten the area and then follow with moisturizing for comfort.

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