Can I Shave the Hair on my Private Parts?

The decision to remove hair from the pubic region or around your private parts is a personal choice and does not define hygiene. Hair removal creams should be avoided, as the chemicals in them can irritate the sensitive skin and cause redness, inflammation and even allergic reaction. The best choice is to shave or trim the excess hair or wax the area.

Most tend to avoid waxing because of the pain involved, and shaving remains the most trusted, quickest and safest way to remove hair from the pubic area.

However, some care must be taken while shaving to avoid cuts and calluses:

  • Use a good quality razor, preferably disposable to avoid the spreading of bacteria. Fresh blades mean more comfort and fewer risks of bumps and nicks.
  • Soak the area in warm water for a few minutes to soften the hair before you start shaving.
  • Trim longer hairs to a small length for a smoother, closer shave.
  • Never shave on bare skin without a shaving cream. The cream will lubricate the area and avoid any messiness or cuts by making the razor glide smoothly on the surface.
  • Don’t be too harsh or apply pressure when shaving. Keep a light touch and go in the direction that feels most comfortable and easily accessible to you.
  • Wash skin thoroughly after shaving with cold water to close pores and then finish with a soothing lotion or moisturizer.
  • Your skin may itch a little as the hair starts growing back so don’t be alarmed by this. Keep moisturising and hydrate skin to avoid discomfort.
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