At the age of puberty, androgen levels in the body increase. This makes fine hairs on the body, including pubic hair, thicker and thicker. Some people, especially women, are often disturbed by their presence and decide to shave their pubic hair.
An easy and inexpensive way to get rid of pubic hair is to use a shaver. Eliminating pubic hair with this method is safe as long as it is done the right way. In addition, shaving will not make the hair more bushy and rough, like a myth that many people believe.
Which must be considered
To avoid unwanted conditions, such as scratches, irritation, skin infections, boils, or ingrown hairs, it helps you pay attention to the things below before and when shaving pubic hair.
1. Shaver selection
There are two types of shavers, namely manual and electric. We recommend choosing a manual shaver. Manual shaver has a design that can reach your intimate area so that the results of shaving more leverage. You can also control the movement of the razor slowly so as not to hurt the intimate areas that are not overgrown with feathers.
If you use an electric shaver, choose a model that suits your body shape. However, the results may not be as maximal as a manual shaver. Use a disposable razor to maintain sharpness and avoid skin bacterial infections. Also avoid using shavers that have been used by others.
2. Wash with water
Soaking in warm water or bathing in the shower can moisturize and soften the skin, making pubic hair more easily shaved. If you do not have time, wash the area around the genitals with warm water before shaving pubic hair.
3. Use shaving cream
Before shaving, apply a special shaving cream (shaving cream) then leave for five minutes until it absorbs. You should choose a shaving cream or gel that contains moisturizer to prevent skin from becoming dry.
The use of cream is very important so that the razor does not hurt the skin. Avoid using creams that contain alcohol because these substances can irritate the skin.
4. How to shave
Before shaving the pubic hair, first trim the hair to make the shaving process easier. After thinning slightly, pull your skin, then shave the hair in one direction (from top to bottom). Avoid shaving from the opposite direction such as from bottom to top or left to right. Shave your pubic hair slowly so the skin doesn’t hurt.
5. Treatment after shaving
After shaving, clean the pubic area and keep it dry. Do not apply creams, gels, oils, or anything to the skin. Use of these products can clog follicles or roots. Also avoid taking warm baths for several hours after shaving. Water that is too hot can irritate the pores, cause zits to appear, and cause pain in the intimate area.
Another Way to Get Rid of Pubic Hair
Shaving is safe as long as it is done correctly. However, the results only last for 1-3 days, because after that the fur will begin to grow. If you want more permanent results, you can use the following methods to remove pubic hair:
1. Hair removal cream
Simply apply the cream to the desired area. Let stand for several minutes then wipe with a towel. The feathers will fall out instantly. It should be noted, do not use hair removal cream on the vulva. There are some people who are sensitive when in contact with chemicals in this cream.
Waxing is a method of removing hair by applying wax. Pieces of cloth pasted on the candle and then pulled quickly. Feathers will come off when the wax is pulled. However, some types of wax do not need to be drawn using fabric.
The length of the hair to be removed should be more than 0.5 cm to facilitate the withdrawal process. Although the results can last for 3-6 weeks, this method risks causing hair follicle irritation. But the more you wax, the more your skin gets used to, so the risk of irritation decreases.
3. Laser and IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
Laser and IPL are the most effective methods for removing pubic hair. This method is done by destroying the hair roots using high-intensity laser light. It takes laser treatment sessions around 2-6 times to get maximum results. The results of this method can last up to 6-12 months. While the side effects can make the skin swollen, redness, and irritation.
Electrolysis is done by placing a small needle inside each hair follicle. Then the hair roots are destroyed using an electric current. It takes a long time to remove all pubic hairs since hairs must be removed one by one if using this method. Electrolysis results will last for 1-2 weeks until most of the hair is gone, so it must be repeated until the hair is completely gone.
Waxing, laser and IPL, and electrolysis must be done by professionals. This is to avoid the side effects that arise.
Indeed, shaving the pubic hair gives the impression of clean and maintained. However, when viewed from a medical perspective, there is actually no benefit obtained from shaving the pubic hair, because pubic hair also has the function of maintaining intimate organs. People who shave their hair do not mean healthier than people who do not shave. So, shaving your pubic hair is a personal choice.
If there are problems after shaving pubic hair, such as boils, pain, and redness or suppuration, consult a doctor immediately.