Many of us come to a point in our lives where we realize we want to make a change. Whether you feel it’s time to simply trim your pubic hair or tame it; there are many options for you.

Purpose of Pubic Hair

Before you start altering anything on your body, it’s very important to understand why it’s there to begin with. Pubic hair may seem annoying, but it has a reason for being where it is; allow excess moisture to dissipate. Caution: If too much moisture is able to collect in the crotch area, this can cause a yeast infection so you need to be sure to let these areas breath as they are intended to.

What You Can Do

There are many options when it comes to getting rid of pubic hair. The first few times you get rid of the hair, you are going to notice some irritation but this is normal and in time, you’re body will become accustomed to the process and will bounce back much quicker. Here are a few of the most popular ways to get rid of unwanted hair, from simple to most drastic:

Trimming and Shaving

When trimming, you can use scissors or trimmers. While scissors may be a bit tougher and take more flexibility, trimmers are very simple to use, will keep the hair the same length all around and is very quick. No matter what you do, do not rush when getting rid of hair because this can cause you to make a mistake and potentially hurt yourself. If possible, soak your hair before trimming to soften it, making it easier to cut; and apply shaving cream so your skin and hair is lubricated. This will make the hair even easier to trim and make it more difficult to accidentally cut yourself.

When you are going to shave, you can either trim the hair first or (depending on the look you are going for and how long the hair is that you’re trying to shave) you can skip the trimming and go straight to the shaving. If your hair is long, trimming would be helpful because the razor is going to become clogged quickly and you’ll have to clean it out time and time again.

You are going to want to shave in the direction of the hair growth; not against it, as this can lead to irritation and the hair growing back faster; pulling the skin tight and flat (as you would do with your armpit) for easy razor access. Make sure each area you shave has shaving cream (or the product of your choosing) visible because shaving without lubrication will hurt and irritate your skin; leading to ‘razor burn’ bumps.

It is a good idea to apply some kind of moisturizer (unscented is best), which will help close up the pores and smooth out the area.

Waxing

If shaving isn’t your thing, waxing does the job as well and can be done less often. While everybody is different; most people only have to wax every few weeks; while hairs begin to grow back within a few days of shaving. I’m not going to lie, waxing hurts. You can either wax at home or pay a professional to do it for you. There are wax kits you can purchase at your local stores or you can create your own wax at home.

As a first time waxer, you should always start with small areas of hair, as it’s going to hurt. As you get more used to it, you may be able to handle larger areas at once.

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