How to remove/groom pubic hair (if you want to)Freyja
February 28, 2023
Is it your preference to remove your pubic hair? There is no one-size-fit-all way to do it. Naturally, pubic hair is a protective layer for the delicate genitalia and there is no hygienic or sexual need to clean it down there, it is all about personal preference. There are various methods to remove pubic hair, though, not all of them are created equal. The followings are some of the most common methods for pubic hair removal.
Trimming. Using scissors to cut hair is safest way, however, it won’t actually remove pubic hair but rather grooming it down there. If your need is just to keep it clean and tidy with a groomed look, trimming is a good and easy option. Tweezing Tweezing is a method that plucking hair at the root, remove pubic hair and slow the hair growth from 2 to 12 weeks. Although it is quite an effective way of remove pubic hair, it is a time-consuming and painful process. Some of possible risks are ingrown hair, infection, or discoloration. Shaving. Shaving is a method using razor to cut hair from the surface of the skin. It won’t slow down the hair growth time, and the hair will naturally grow back in a couple of days. Without a proper techniques and products, you can run the risk of cutting yourself, causing razor burn, infection, ingrown hair. Some tip for shaving is to use shaved gel, cream and shave in the direction of your hair grows. Hair removal cream (depilatories) Hair removal or depilatories cream use chemical substances to remove unwanted hair. However, like shaving, it only removes hair from the skin surface, and hair will grow back in a few days. Hair removal cream is fairly effective and painless method, it dissolves the hair in just 3 to 15 minutes. It is recommended to patch test the cream as some of the side effects can be allergy or chemical burn causing skin damage or infection. Waxing Waxing is among the most effective method to remove the pubic hair by using hot wax. Usually, the result can last for 2 to 6 weeks. However, it is a painful and complicated procedure that should be done in experienced salon or spa. If you have a sensitive skin, waxing may not be the best option as it can cause skin burn, damage, or allergic reactions. Laser hair removal Laser hair removal is one of the methods that can give permanent result over time. Laser treatment damage the hair follicle to prevent hair growth that can guarantees you to be hair-free for months, years or permanently. In case the hair grows back after the treatment, you will experience less hair and they tend to be in lighter colour. One of the major disadvantages for laser hair removal is that it works best for people with dark hair and light skin. Aside from this, it can be quite painful procedure that requires numbing cream or gel. Electrolysis Electrolysis involves inserting a needle and injecting an electric current into each hair follicle. As it targets hairs by individual follicle, it is recommended for small area like the bikini line. After multiple session, hair will be removed permanently. Unlike laser, electrolysis works for all hair types and skin colour. Some possible risks are skin reddening, skin or blood infection, discoloration.
A quick review: Depend on your needs, you can choose the method that works best for you in terms of pain tolerance, budget, or result time. Temporary methods are trimming, shaving, depilatories, waxing. Permanent methods that need to be professionally done are laser and electrolysis. Without proper knowledge, you should consult a professional in prior to any procedure.
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