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I do a combination of shaving and trimming. I trim first to crop the hair for shaving. I first exfoliate the area then I shave with the grain until I get it as smooth as possible. Afterwards, I trim any more stray hairs and finish with coconut oil to moisturize the area and prevent in-growns.
As for the area darkening, I'm still finding a good remedy for that, but I might try PFB Vanish as I heard it's pretty good for that issue
I use an electric razor to exfoliate and trim. If it's been 2-4 days since I last shaved, I can also get almost all of the hair with the electric razor. If it's been more or less than that, it's not very effective. I use a fresh razor with the grain after exfoliating and going over with an electric razor. I then use the exfoliating attachment again, which helps with ingrown hairs. After I get out of the shower, I use Luxxx anti-chafe spray to avoid bumpiness and ingrown, and it does help. During my period, I don't shave. The day after it stops, I take the opportunity to wax, because waxing leaves the smoothest finish, but requires too long between waxing to be my only method for hair removal. I leave some hair in a rough inverted triangle shape and around my vulva, because trying to remove all that hair from mucous membranes is not worth it. I keep it trimmed for tidiness and because it's not comfortable if it gets too long.
Someday if I have the free time, I'd love to get laser hair removal, as the investment seems worth it.
I just shave my inner thighs and let the hair grow. My husband doesn't care so why should I?
Once in awhile i'll go full bald using an electric razor and then going to get harder to reach spots with a normal one.
I put on a scentless basic lotion on the area and it seems to reduce bumps.
I'd rather trim it than shave though. >>61680
Unless it specifies bikini area, no, no they are not. But technically shaving's bad for your vag too so whatever.
Just find you a guy that misses the 70s guys lmfao
samefagging to clarify on the electric razor: It's one specifically marketed for the bikini area and has one of those little safety combs on top so there's no risk of nicking myself (Which i have done with a normal razor before and it fucking SUUUUUUUCKS).
Waxing is probably better since the hair grows back a little slower.
for fucks sake dont put hair removal cream on your vagina or in your asscrack unless you want a chemical burn >>61690
i'd like some recommendations as well, i currently use gillette mens disposables and get razor burn every time. i only shave the bikini area because getting rid of pubes would result in many irritated pimples popping up, ugh. wiping with a stridex pad after shaving helps though
My problem are not even ingrowns but rather simply being totally red itchy down there, plus I also get dozens of small pimples even on my inner thighs.
I've really no idea what I should do, normal body lotion obviously doesn't work. I can't even shave often because I fear it'd cause bleeding…
If you happen to go commando this can attribute a lot ot the color of your vag. The friction somehow darkens it. I don't know the whole science, all I know is wearing panties more often made mine lighter and everything i googled on it when i was self conscious about it pointed me to wearing soft panties. >>61745
I have a really puffy mons pubis (Might just be from being fat, i don't really know) so i've always felt weird about shaving it, and mostly did it because I thought that's what guys wanted.
Only one guy i've dated gave a shit though, the others just wanted it trim (since it sucks pulling hair out of your teeth when you go down on someone, if you got a hairy dick i ask it be trimmed down so it's fair lol)
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I stopped shaving about a year ago and just started waxing at home ever since
cons of shaving: redness, bumps, ingrowns, last a day or two before hair is growing back & causes skin to go darker
pros of shaving: quick and easy to do, not painful
pros of waxing: lasts weeks, avoids ingrowns, no bumps,
cons: bit painful, takes time and preparing, doesnt get the thinner hair & have to wait until pubes are longer
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Does anyone here just not do anything to their pubes, besides slight shaving when it's swimsuit season?
It just seems like a lot of work compared to shaving your legs, with little reward. Pubes can't come back in style soon enough.
I shave off everything once per year, usually during summer when we go to the beach or something. The rest of the year I don't touch anything besides keeping it tidy.
My bf likes it natural so it's a win-win situation.
I have to admit that I do admire girls who put in so much effort/dedication to stay hairless tho.
Do you mean alternating with Brazilian waxes and lasering?
If that's the case, you're just going to be needlessly prolonging the lasering. After a wax session you'd need to wait for ALL of your hair to grow back in and then shave just before the laser. When you wax you're (ideally) ripping the whole hair out including the root, and considering the laser specifically targets the root… it just doesn't make sense.
Just do one or the other, both will eventually inhibit growth. It's just the difference between ~five sessions vs. way way more.
As someone who has gotten everything down there lasered, trust me, the shaving is really nothing. Even after your first session the hair will grown back considerably finer, sparser, and slower. It makes shaving a breeze for the couple months you have to wait in between sessions the first few times. I rarely experienced bumps or ingrowns from shaving.
I just shave my inner thighs when i need to wear my swimsuit
and i tweez down there when I'm bored
I used to trim the bush w/ some scissors just to feel more put together down there but not anymore
Damn you're lucky anon. I always trim and hate shaving it, but my bf likes it shaved.
I think natural pubic hair is pretty sexy, the bald look is like a Barbie doll to me, it makes the whole area look fake and unnatural. I wish he were more into a bush because I think it looks way sexier, in a primal way. I like his pubic hair, wish he would like mine.
You could put your foot down and just stop shaving it.
I used to shave long ago but stopped because my hair grows too fast and I'd have stubble before the day was done. And it was just too shitty and itchy and made the skin there worse.
My current bf has complained about it a little since my hairs are pretty coarse (is there any way I can fix this?) and asked if I wanted to try shaving but said hell no and take it or leave it. He wasn't gonna deny himself sex so he got used to it lol.
Maybe say to your bf that you think it looks sexy and hey maybe we can try it out for a while? See how it goes.
It's probably painful because you're waiting for the hair to get long and full between sessions. One month is a long time.
You're supposed to stop brazilians for at least a month and a half before starting lasering. After that it's shaving only.
Do not wax again, you will mess up the lasering process. If you're going somewhere that's doing it right, you will have less and less hair after each session that waxing seems pointless.
I measure it, sort of, with my fingers and go reeealy slowly
If anyone has an better idea, feel free to tell us
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My bf would shave me with his electric razor when I couldn't get a wax appointment. It's so damn easy I am never doing anything else
Different anon. They're normally expensive but I've been able to find a decent deal on Groupon. Had 6 sessions done on my armpits and pubic area. Hurt a lot when done on your labia but taking painkillers or numbing creme can help with that.
Going through six sessions will NOT get rid of your hair entirely and it will grow back, however I find its less dense and bothersome than it was before. I'd get more treatments done if they weren't so expensive.
Anon you're responding to. I bought a package of 3 areas, 8 sessions each, for around $1400 I believe. This was several years ago and the place went out of business before I could even finish all my sessions on a second package which included happy trail and sideburns (yes I'm hairy af). So I would not recommended buying a big package in case the place goes under (which is common for them to do).
There was no skin damage, but I'm the perfect candidate for laser hair removal (pale skin, black body hair -_-) so they put me on their strongest laser. It works by attacking whatever is dark. If you're tanner or your hair is lighter in color, you'd be assigned to a weaker laser.
If anything, my skin has improved because no hair = no more ingrowns, razor burn, damaged follicles from epilation, etc. Best decision I ever made but the places can be sketchy.
Something similar happened to me when I started with biotin, only that the areas that got hairier were the tummy and butt crack. I fucking hate the latter. I pluck away the tummy hairs and used to pass a razor through my cheeks (a la Margo) but wasn't comfortable with it so I went for a Brazilian wax. At the beginning I was afraid the ladies would judge my hairy ass (possibly they do, but meh).
You know I've been thinking about getting laser removal in that area, I like having some hairs around my vag but I feel too much self conscious of my butt. I've heard it can affect fertility though, anyway isn't like having kids would be my top priority.
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I wouldn't think bleaching body hair blond would word on ppl w/ olive skin or other darker skin tones, would it?
I'm the color of light sand so I'm curious
I'll shave and trim, have had waxings done before, you name it. I personally like going and getting certain bits waxed, but when in a pinch, sure, I'll shave.
I read about a technique on reddit when the topic on how to keep your shaved vag smooth popped up. A stripper chimed in on what they do, and surprisingly, has worked well for me over the past 3 years. I didn't think it would as it seemed a bit sketchy, but eh. Your mileage may vary, though.
If you plan to do this, plan ahead and make time for it.
Be sure to trim any longer hairs before shaving, though, and always trim/shave WITH the hair, not against it.
The important bits I had saved:
>Exfoliate, then rub the area with baby oil before you shave to soften the hair and skin. (do not rinse or wipe the oil off)>Shave using a men's razor (one with four blades) and men's moisturizing shaving cream (preferrably unscented or for sensitive skin)>Dab some tea tree oil, witch hazel, or rubbing alcohol on the skin after you shave to kill bacteria and close your pores.>Wait 24 hours, then apply deodorant (an unscented Dove stick works best) liberally. This will keep you dry down there so you won't chafe and prevents razor bumps.
I don't always do that last bit, but it has worked either way. Just keep your shit clean down there and let your vag air out. Wear cotton panties and loose shorts/pants every so often that aren't skin tight. Let it breathe – even just by doing that you can prevent razor bumps and ingrown hairs a lot less.
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I've given up on hair removal. I feel like I've given every bump prevention/remedy a try but I remain cursed to be hairy.
Whenever I shave I get acne-like stuff all over my bikini area. I tried waxing but it was a DISASTER. My skin looked like hellpizza needed literal months to recover. That's really my problem–I'd try these things again if my skin didn't take so long to heal.
It's not so bad for me since all my body hair is blonde. I just trim it or carefully buzz it with an electric razor.
So jealous of those of you who can effortlessly go netherbald.
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How on earth does one avoid this
Use conditioner and decent blades
I hate it
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Just wanted to share a tip, I have sensitive skin and coarse body hair so after shaving I always get razor burn and ingrowns, but I'be been using this recently and It's been working really well and it's not crazy expensive.
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I recommend a Santoku blade folded over multiple times for a nice effect.
Thankfully my boyfriend doesn't mind pubic hair (I don't mind his as well) so I don't remove it very often. I ocassionally trim it when becomes too much. If I want to remove all of it I go to get it waxed. I've tried shaving (the whole routine - exfoliating and all that jazz) but honestly it feels like having tiny pieces of glass in your panties for the next few days and the hair grows so fast it's just not worth it. I strongly recommend waxing - yea, it's a bit painful but it's managable. Someone else does it for you, it's over in 15 minutes and your coochie is so soft next 2 weeks. Also your hair grows back so much thinner.
thanks so much for this! i'm going to try it this weekend.
i stopped shaving for like a year because although it felt amazing to be smooth for about five minutes, my crotch would erupt in ingrown hairs and razor burn which is waaaay less appealing than just having hair.
Ingrowns vary from person to person but what you should do is
a) exfoliate so theres no dead skin cells blocking up your pores
b) moisturise to calm and rehydrate, so something like coconut oil would be good.
(c) potentially disinfect)
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I used to shave by using that technique from reddit mentioned earlier. It worked fine, the key was to exfoliate after and keep it cool/moisturized for a bit.
Used to epilate, but my epilators always broke down or were too weak. Never waxed as I didn't see the point.
I eventually lasered. Cheap 500USD package from Groupon. Six sessions. My last will be in April. Pro-tip: be very, very hydrated before your session. Being dehydrated makes it hurt like a bitch. The results are awesome, the mpat fun part was after the first session when a ton of hair fell out. I barely have any hair to laser off now.
Totally gonna to do my underarms next.
I agree with anon, >>76118
I used to have such bad ingrowns and razor rash and used to use this weird ass cream my mom had when I was a kid that was specifically for ingrowns but it did shit all. The most import steps are exfoliation and hydration.
I exfoliate before, even using a homemade sugar scrub can be fine - and get those shower gloves meant for exfoliating as well. In the winter I exfoliate before and after the shave, as well as hydrate with baby oil right after since lotion can sting right away. Be sure to put on lotion on your later days though. Also try and keep it growing as long as you can, sometimes shaving when there is only stubble can cause irritation, and if you’re able to go a few extra days of not shaving I find I get a smoother shave even without exfoliating.
Sometimes I’ve even put on polysporin or vitamin e cream over any cuts I get right away to prevent them from turning into bumps and irritations. Hope it all helps anon!!