Removing pubic hair–whether just the areas that are visible outside of your bikini or the whole shebang–is a common practice. Many prefer the look of a groomed bikini area. Choosing which types of hair removal products for the bikini area are best for you can require some trial and error, but once you find the right one, you can stick with it.
Bikini hair removal products remove your pubic hair by tearing the hair from the follicle, or breaking or cutting it off. Each method comes with certain advantages and disadvantages. Usually, the more pain you have, the longer the results will last.
Trimming the area with scissors or an electric trimmer is the most pain-free way to remove pubic hair, but it doesn’t get rid of all hair. Shaving with a razor is a popular way to remove hair, as are depilatory creams. Waxing can be extremely painful, but the results last longer than other methods. If you are going to wax, you must wait until your hair grows at least one-fourth of an inch. Electrolysis can help permanently remove your hair.
After removing your pubic hair, you may experience complications. Redness, swelling and general soreness are common problems. As the hair grows back, you may get an ingrown hair, which causes a large, painful bump. You may also experience itchiness as the hair grows back. If the item that you used to remove the hair was not sterile, there is a chance that you could get an infection.
Do not take a bath or get the area wet for up to 12 hours after removing the hair, which could irritate the area. You also do not way to use any exfoliant or rough materials on the area. Applying a cream, such as aloe, can help soothe the area. If waxing, taking ibuprofen can reduce the swelling. It’s important to keep the area clean to prevent problems.
Depilatory creams use harsh chemicals to break the hair off at its root. It’s a relatively pain-free way to remove hair, but you must look for brands that are specially made for the public region. Brands that are primarily for removing leg hair may have harsher chemicals. When using these creams, you can only use it to remove hair outside what your bikini covers up. The chemicals are too harsh for the area on your mons pubis or the hairs around your labia.
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