When it comes to shaving hair from the pubic area, there are many quick and simple tips which will provide you with a smoother and less-irritating shaving experience. Whether your goal is to remove a lot of hair or just a little, following these tips will guarantee a better result each and every time.
Trim the pubic hair before shaving. Never shave hair that is excessively long. Not only will this require more strokes with the razor (thus resulting in more irritation), but it will quickly dull your razor’s blade. If the hair is longer than 1/2 inch, shorten the hair with an electric or battery-powered beard trimmer prior to shaving.
Use a high-quality shaving cream or gel. Lathering up with a bar of soap may be alright for shaving less-sensitive areas, but when it comes to shaving the pubic area, using high-quality products is a must. To minimize skin irritation, look for creams or gels that contain aloe (which soothes the skin), and dimethicone or silicone, which will reduce friction between the blade and the skin.
Pre-soften the hair. Pre-softening basically means making the hair less coarse prior to shaving. This can be done by allowing the shaving cream or gel to sit on the hair for 5-10 minutes before shaving, or by using hot water while shaving. Ever wonder why professional barbers place a wet, hot towel over a man’s face before shaving? They are pre-softening the stubble in order to get a better shave. The same concept works well when shaving the pubic area.
Throw away your cheap disposable razor. Those cheap razors are okay for those with baby fine hair, but for coarse pubic hair, the job requires a better tool. Shaving is just like golf; the goal is to use as few strokes as possible. Better-quality razors will get the job done quicker, with much less redness and irritation.
Keep the skin taut. Stretching the skin with your non-shaving hand will result in a closer shave, while greatly reducing the chance of nicks and cuts. Men should always follow this tip while shaving the testicle area, as this skin is extremely thin and delicate.
Practice post-shaving skincare. Much like the armpits, the pubic area can be a moist environment. Since moisture can cause a recently-shaved area to itch or become inflamed, it is always a smart idea to apply baby powder to the skin immediately after shaving. Powdering the skin will eliminate excessive moisture, soothe irritation and leave your skin feeling clean and fresh.
Following these six tips will benefit anyone who wishes to shave their pubic region, men and women alike.