Women → Shaving Pubic Hair in 3 Steps

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  1. Get Ready
  2. Trim Pubic Hair
  3. How to Shave Pubic Area
  4. Removing Pubic Hair Without Shaving

1. Get Ready

The Right Trimmers

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The Right Shaver

For After Shaving,

2. Trim Your Pubic Hair First

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By trimming your pubic hair before shaving… You're making it easier to shave without getting any razor burn, bikini bumps or ingrown hairs.

Make sure there are no hairs longer than a ¼ inch leftover in your pubic area after you've finished trimming.

When using trimmers or scissors to trim pubic hair,

3. Start Shaving Your Pubic Area

TapClick to Shave Pubic Area With a New Razor

4 Things to do before shaving

  1. Make sure you have trimmed your pubic hair all the way down to less than ¼ of an inch.
  2. Take a hot shower, bath or place a hot rag on your pubic hair for at least 5 minutes to soften up your pubic hair for an easier shave.
  3. Apply some shaving/moisturizing cream on your pubic hair to lubricate your pubic area so your razor will glide easily across your skin without giving you any bikini bumps, burns or cuts.
    • Use shaving creams designed for sensitive skin like IntiMD COOCHY PLUS
    • Be careful NOT to put any shaving cream on the inner lips of your vagina because it may sting a little bit.
    • Leave the shaving cream or gel on your skin for at least 1 minute before shaving.
  4. Before you shave any part of your pubic area… Stretch your pubic skin until its stretched tight and flat because running your razor over loose skin will only lead to cuts. Always use 2 hands when shaving.
    • Use 1 hand to pull the skin tight and flat.
    • Use the other hand to shave.

Follow these 2 steps when shaving pubic hair with a new razor

  1. Shave the hair on the top of your vagina (the mons pubis) by first pulling back the skin so it's flat. Then start at the top of your vagina and shave downwards with the grain towards the labia or vaginal lips.
  2. Shave the right & left sides of your vagina by pulling the skin tight around your labia. Then shave downwards with the grain.

To get a closer shave in your pubic area,

Please Note: Shaving against the grain increases your chances of getting razor burn, bikini bumps or ingrown hairs and this is very likely to happen if you usually get bikini bumps, razor burn or ingrown hairs when you shave other parts of your body.

While shaving your pubic hair,

  • Use a NEW razor every time you shave your pubic area.
  • It may be easier for you to shave your pubic area with your legs spread apart while sitting down to help make your skin tighter while shaving.
  • Only shave your pubic area 1-to-2 times by going Once with the grain and then ONCE Again going Against the grain for a closer shave.
  • Wash out your razor between each stroke because shaving with a clogged up razor could lead to cuts.
  • Lightly glide your razor over your pubic area and let the razor cut your pubic hair for you without pushing down too hard to prevent bikini bumps
  • Avoid shaving your pubic area during the PEAK of your menstrual cycle because vaginal skin is very sensitive at this time.

After shaving your pubic hair,

  • Rinse off any remaining shaving cream & hair with cool water and pat your pubic area dry because rubbing can irritate your skin.
  • Next, apply antiseptic cream, an astringent formula containing salicylic acid or Witch Hazel on your pubic area to prevent ingrown hairs & bikini bumps.
  • Then apply a thin layer of moisturizer (like Fragrance-Free Moisturizer like Neutrogena, anti-itch cream or baby oil) to reduce itching and prevent rashes.
  • Finally, put baby powder on your pubic area and wear loose underwear and clothing to prevent chaffing to keep your pubic area dry and to avoid irritating your skin with rashes and/or ingrown hairs.
  • You'll experience some itching in your pubic area after shaving mainly because your pubic hair is starting to grow back. Using lotion, Anti-Itch creams or baby oil ONLY twice a week will reduce itching.
  • Keep your pubic area clean by gently exfoliating it daily to get rid of any dead skin, oils and germs that may clog up your pores causing bikini bumps & ingrown hairs.
  • Only shave your pubic area every 3-to-4 days depending on your personal preferences and/or how fast your hair grows.
TapClick to Shave Pubic Area With an Electric Razor

4 Things you must do before using your electric shaver

  1. Trim your pubic hair down to less than ¼ of an inch.
  2. Make sure your pubic area is perfectly dry. Use baby powder to absorb any oils. Wait at least one hour after taking a shower before shaving with an electric razor.
  3. Hold your electric razor at a slight angle (anything but 90 degrees is fine). Use a circular motion with your electric razor when shaving.
  4. Always use 2 hands when shaving.  Use 1 hand to pull the skin tight and flat. Use the other hand to shave.

Follow these 2 steps to shave your pubic hair with an electric razor

  1. Shave the hair on the top of your vagina (the mons pubis) by first pulling back the skin so it's flat.
  2. Shave the right & left sides of your vagina by pulling the skin tight around your labia.

While you're shaving your pubic area with an electric razor,

  • Go over each area as many times as needed for a clean shave.
  • Do not press down hard with the electric razor. Gently glide the electric razor over your pubic hairs so you won't get bikini bumps or razor burn.
  • Shave your pubic area with your legs spread apart while sitting down to make your skin tighter while shaving.
  • Use a smaller blade attachment if you want a closer shave.
  • Keep the blades of your electric razor clean. Get new blades once old ones become dull.
  • Do Not shave your pubic area during the PEAK of your menstrual cycles since the skin in your vaginal area is very sensitive at this time.

After shaving your pubic hair with an electric razor,

  • Apply antiseptic cream, an astringent formula or Witch Hazel on your pubic area to prevent ingrown hairs & bikini bumps.
  • Then Apply a thin layer of moisturizer, Anti-itch cream or baby oil to reduce itching.
  • Lastly, Put baby powder on your pubic area and wear loose underwear to prevent chaffing to keep your pubic area dry without irritating your skin with rashes and/or ingrown hairs.
  • You'll experience some itching in your pubic area after shaving mainly because your pubic hair is starting to grow back but using lotion, or baby oil ONLY twice a week will reduce itching.
  • Gently exfoliate your pubic area daily to get rid of any dead skin, oils and germs that may clog up your pores causing bikini bumps.
  • Shave your pubic area every 3-to-4 days depending on your personal preferences and/or how fast your hair grows.

6 Ways to Remove Pubic Hair Without Shaving

1. Epilator

epilator pubic hair

Epilators work like tweezers but they pull out pubic hair without the painful pulling of your skin. Get a waterproof epilator you can use in the shower to easily remove pubic hair when your skin is softer.

2. Depilatory Creams

Depilatory Creams chemically shave off your pubic hair without the risk of razor bumps, burn or ingrown hairs.

Follow the instructions EXACTLY as its labeled on your Depilatory Cream. Do not leave the cream on any longer than the required time.

3. Waxing

Heated wax is applied to your pubic hair, a sheet is then placed over the wax and then the sheet is ripped off very fast. After its ripped off… You'll see all the pubic hair you just removed stuck to the wax

4. Sugaring

Sugaring is just like waxing but with natural ingredients like sugar, honey & lemon. Sugaring is better for sensitive skin & you're less likely to get ingrown hairs than you would waxing. You'll still experience the same level of pain with waxing.

5 & 6. Lasers & Electrolysis

Both of these surgical options are used for permanent hair removal. Both of these options are expensive and usually require many treatment sessions for the desired result → 10 Questions to Ask Before Surgery

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There are 3 comments
Naomi

Great response to that comment btw. Just wanted to applaud you for that. That comment felt a bit arrogant. And all the wonderful things you shared I truly appreciate and will keep all the information you shared for when I'm ready to do this. Like the witch hazel and the process you recommend. And the types of shavers that you recommend. So thank you;)

February 06, 2017

Bobbi

Great article, but it would be even better if you used the correct terminology...the vagina is the muscular part inside, so you really shouldn't be shaving your vagina. The "v" word you are looking for is vulva. Specifically, the hair is on the mons pubis and labia [majora].

November 29, 2015

truebut

True, but I bet 99% of the people searching for this article wouldn't be able to find it. The layman uses vagina for external and internal.

To your point, they could have pointed this out in the article.

So they could be right but unfindable, or wrong and the number one searched article found :)

November 19, 2016


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