Be Careful When Shaving Your Vagina! These Are The Steps You Should Practice
If shaving is a chapter that you haven’t added to your book, we’re here to give you some tips before you get started (heck, I wish I’d known this all BEFORE I tried).
Most of the time, shaving is intuitive (especially if it’s shaving your legs or face) but shaving your pubic hair….. now that’s a whole other story. However, it’s not as complicated as it seems – it’s just not as talked about as it should be. The steps are not very much different from shaving the other parts of your body, you just need to be extrrraaaa careful. But, fret not! With these tips, you don’t have to worry about irritation or cuts after shaving your bush!
Trim Your Pubic Hair
First thing’s first, make it easier for your blade to glide through! Take a small pair of scissors or a hair trimmer and get to snipping away your long pubes. Leave a centimetre or two (you don’t have to cut tooooo close), just enough so that your razor can glide through in one fell swoop.
Exfoliate the Skin
Another essential step not to miss is exfoliation. Using a loofah or a simple washcloth, GENTLY remove all the dead skin around your pubic area. You don’t need to use any specific exfoliants, simply use the cloth or loofah to GENTLY scrub away the dirt. To make this step easier, take a nice warm bath beforehand to allow your pores to open up and make it easier for you to clean before your shave. This will allow you to shave as close to the roots of your pubic hair as possible.
Choosing the right shaver and use shaving cream!
This is SO important and it’s the reason why many people experience cuts, nicks and ingrown hair! Using a sharp razor is safer than using a dull one (because it will take fewer swipes and less pressure to get that hair off) and ensuring that you protect your koochie with shaving creams or gels would make the experience that much more comfortable. Avoid using razors that are too cheap – I mean, do you really want to cut costs on something like this? – and instead, opt for those with between three to five blades and have a moisture strip. Meanwhile, choosing the right shaving cream – or gel, oil or foam – is up to personal preference. The one thing to note is that you do not want to choose one with a fragrance as that can irritate your skin.
Change shaver regularly
How often should you change your razor? It depends on how often you use it and how thick your hair is but the rule of thumb is to change your razor on a weekly basis. If you’re using a razor with a single blade, throw it away after every use. If your razor has multiple blades, you can use it a few times before needing to change it. But it is important that you change your razors regularly. A dull razor is more likely to put your skin at risk of damage and darkening, as well as carry bacteria. This increases your risk of infection.
Shave in the right direction
Always, always, always shave downwards. This is in the direction of your hair growth. Shaving in the wrong direction (or against the flow or your hair) will cause ingrown hair and even swelling.
And most important of all…
Go slowly, be gentle, and do not blind-shave.
These steps, although seemingly annoying or expensive, are essential to ensuring you have a good shaving (and post-shaving) experience. You do not want to end up with cuts, infections, prickly dry skin or inflammations (trust me, it’s not fun). So when it comes to getting rid of the bush, make sure to take your time.