First things first: There is no right way to handle hair. You can let it grow, shave it off, wax it completely, trim it a little, or do something else – it’s all good. At the end of the day, it’s entirely up to you how you manage your body (including your hair!).
If you do decide to change your pubic hair in any way, you want to be armed with the right tools and information to avoid split ends, bumps, and razor burn, because it can cause discomfort anywhere, especially there. . Read on for expert advice on how to shave your head and answers to all your hair-related questions.
First of all, should I?
We understand. You’re bombarded with a million messages from friends talking about being completely naked, waxing at every salon, getting your hair done, and you wonder: Is this the norm? Am I crazy? Should I shave it all off quickly? But the truth is, some girls love the bare bikini area, while others get a little nervous about how exposed they feel. Some may like a little embellishment, but aren’t too concerned with maintenance to pull it all off.
“Treat your hair style as a personal choice,” says Jennifer Ashton, MD, author of The Girl’s Body Scope. As with anything else you do with your body, whether it’s hair, nails, makeup (or lack thereof), stick to what works for you.
Should I shave, wax, or do something else?
Waxing is fine, and TBH, it’s a smoother surface and less maintenance than shaving, but real talk: Hair removal is a pain in the ass. Hair removal creams, on the other hand, can be fairly painless, but be sure to read the packaging and directions carefully, as not all of them are meant for your sensitive genital or bikini area.
If left on for too long, it may cause skin irritation or burns. Shaving might seem like an easier and more familiar introduction to bikini grooming: You’ve been doing it on your feet, so you’ve got the basics, right? Again, this decision is up to you. Do your research and choose the best one for your situation.
So, how do you shave there?
Let’s say your choice of hair removal is shaving, here are still some specific steps you should take to take good care of yourself. It may sound complicated, but follow the steps below and you’ll be up and running in no time.
- Get your hair done.
Shorter hair makes shaving easier. Using a small pair of scissors or clippers, trim the hair to about a quarter of an inch in length.