Some women and men prefer to go bare “down there.” Removing pubic hair is not the easiest salon treatment, but in any case some people would rather it gone. Removing some or all of the hair in the pubic region can make you feel fun and sexy, and who doesn’t want that! There are a few choices for those wishing to go bare. Shaving, waxing, laser hair removal and depilatory cremes are the most common methods of pubic hair removal. Most choose to go to a salon for these treatments; although, other brave soles take on the task at home. Unless you are very skilled in this procedure, I would highly recommend you visit a trained professional for pubic hair removal.
Removing the pubic hair has many styles and names in salons some choose the bikini which typically removes only enough hair to get a clean look while others swear by the take-it-all-off Brazilian wax. No matter what the style, there are certain tips and tricks you should follow for the optimal results.
Hair removal creams can work very well on other areas of the body; however, in the pubic region the chemicals in these cremes can alter your PH balance and cause serious irritation. Shaving can result in the same side effects if you are not careful. The best way to shave your pubic region is to follow these steps:
- Choose a high quality shaving cream.
- Purchase high quality razors with a head that is small enough to handle the nooks and crannies.
- Trim unruly, long hairs that will be difficult to remove any other way.
- Exfoliate in a warm bath before the hair removal treatment.
- Always use a fresh blade.
- Clean, dry and moisturize the area.
- Try using an unscented deodorant after shaving to avoid ingrown hair, redness and bumps.
- If you are itchy, try using cortisone cream.
If shaving seems like a bit of work, it is. Also the results do not last very long for most people. A longer lasting, cost effective hair removal procedure is waxing. Waxing removes the entire hair follicle where as shaving only removes the top most part of the hair. Your first waxing treatment should last about two weeks and after that you can make appointments about every 3-6 weeks (depending on your body’s hair growth cycle). The goal of waxing in an area of unwanted hair growth repeatedly is to damage the hair follicle so it will eventually stop growing at all.