Ever wondered if you could groom your pubic hair and make it look cute and clean? Well, you’re not the only one; ladies these days are shaping or shaving their hair down there. But how do you do it? How safe is the process? And what is the process of taking care of it later?
Don’t worry! We are here to give you all the necessary information about grooming pubic hair!
Purpose of Pubic Hair
Well, everything on your body has a purpose, and so does pubic hair. If you never gave it much thought, well, here are your reasons to appreciate it -
Friction Reduction - During sexual intercourse, it works as a buffer and protects the sensitive skin.
Warmth - Pubic hair helps to keep the vagina warm. This is particularly important during intercourse.
Protection - It traps dirt and microorganisms and also prevents bacterial growth by producing sebum.
Apart from these obvious purposes, pubic hair is believed to transmit pheromones and offer visual cue for potential sexual partners.
Pubic Hair Styles
Well, to put it simply, you can give your pubic hair its own hairstyle. You don’t just have to choose between being clean-shaven and not touching the hair at all. The three main styles of grooming your pubic hair are -
a) Brazillian - This is the style where you remove all hair from the entire pubic area, including the labia, as well as the anal region.
b) French - This style allows you to remove most of the hair from the front, while the labia and the anal area are not touched.
c) Bikini - Here, leave the hair in the pubic area and the labia alone while removing the hair around and outside the panty line.
Apart from these, there are many other styles you can choose, like French bikini, landing strip, heart, postage stamp, martini glass, mohawk, and more!
How to Remove or Groom Pubic Hair
There are different ways of getting your pubic hair removed. From getting the right tools at home for a DIY session to taking the help of an expert, the options are many. Take a look -
a) Shaving -
The easiest and cheapest method, this method essentially needs a razor and shaving cream. But, it’s a good idea to start by trimming the hair down with a pair of good scissors to make shaving easier, followed by a bath to make the hair softer. Don’t forget your post-shaving care, using some mild moisturiser.
b) Depilatory Cream -
There’s another method of removing your pubic hair completely at home; depilatory creams are easily available online now. All you have to do is to leave the cream on the pubic area for some time, before removing it. It works just like any other depilatory cream. But, make sure to pick a cream that is specifically for pubic hair.
c) Waxing -
In this case, the method of pubic hair removal is similar to regular waxing. Hot wax is poured on the area from which you want your hair removed, and then a cloth-like material is used to pull the hair away with the hardened wax. It’s a good idea not to try this at home. We’re talking about hot wax in a sensitive area after all.
d) Laser Hair Removal -
This is a method in which you have to invest not just money but also time, as it can take multiple appointments to start showing results. Basically, strong laser beams are used to destroy the hair follicles but entering the skin. As a result, the hair starts to fall off. Now, the result may vary from one person to the other.
e) Electrolysis -
This is the only method of permanent hair removal, as the hair root itself is destroyed using electricity that is administered with a metal needle. It can take several sessions to complete this method. Since this is a permanent method of hair removal, you must find yourself an expert and have a consultation session before opting for it.
Risks of Removing Pubic Hair
Before you jump into hair removal, make sure you understand the possible risks of it.
● Burns, rashes, and ingrown hair due to shaving
● Cuts due to shaving
● Chemical burn due to hair removal creams
● Redness and itching
● Pimples and blisters
● Infection at hair roots
Hair removal in the pubic region may not necessarily lead to the above. However, unless you’re careful, these problems may occur. In addition, it can also open the way to vaginal infections, as you’re removing the protective hair.
After pubic hair removal, you need to make sure that you’re taking good care of yourself. Make sure to moisturise yourself with something mild. Don’t forget to clean your vaginal area with water and a mild vaginal cleanser, like Imbue Intimate Hygiene Wash, to cleanse the sensitive skin of the area. This should be done regularly to ensure that there is no chance of infections or bacterial growth.