The furry, the curly and the kinky- pubic hair is different for every lady. No matter how you like it, the hair down there needs a little attention every now and then. While some obsess over cute designs, jewels and landing strips there are more important health factors to consider when conducting your personal grooming.
Waxing is a great way to remove hair if you are hoping to come out smooth as a baby’s bottom. After traveling a short road of hot wax and temporary terror, there is nearly no hair for 3-6 weeks. Waxing can come with some risks as it causes small abrasions in the skin which leave you more exposed to infections and STDs. Be mindful, with frequent visits over a long period of time you may even see changes in the texture of the labia skin. Waxing definitely hurts but the more you do it the more comfortable you get with the feeling.
Shaving is a popular form of hair removal because it’s familiar and relatively quick. Shaving with a traditional razor or electric razor both has different benefits and pitfalls. Besides the fact that shaving with a razor can be particularly tricky down there, it can cause ingrown hairs and irritating razor bumps. An electric shaver removes hair above the skin and leaves the root intact. This lessens the risk of rashes and bumps that make the hair removal experience terrible.
To avoid irritation try these helpful tips:
- Softening the hair before shaving by taking a warm shower first.
- Exfoliating the area with a gentle scrub or cloth.
- Using a mild salicylic acid pad or treatment
Laser hair removal is a more permanent option that eliminates hair from the bikini region. This isn’t a one-time process. Anywhere from five to eight treatments are necessary to see results and get the long lasting smoothness you desire. Laser hair removal has different effects on everyone. It is strongly suggested to discuss with your specialist what options are best for you. Also don’t buy a package before seeing how you react to the laser process as each treatment can run you a couple hundred dollars.
Above all, remember that we have hair there for a reason. Pubic hair protects against bacteria and creates a barrier that helps keep “down there” healthy and happy. Consider your grooming habits and discuss with a professional on what method is best for you.