Like many modern women today, I shave my pubic hair. Some women do their bikini line, some leave a design or landing strip in the front, and some like to take it ALL off. Me, I take it all off! Brazilian fan, baby!
But there are some problems with this. Of course there’s a little bit of a hassle when it comes to maintenance, but I think it’s worth it for that sexy look.
The main problem I have is the dreaded pubic razor burn. I find that these irritated bumps that occur after shaving your pubic hair are most common pubic mound (or mons pubis). Who’s with me on that one? I don’t know if any other women are affected in other areas, but this is the worst by far when it comes to post shaving irritation for me.
So what’s a girl to do about her bumpy private bits? Surely we want to get rid of them and get back to feeling sexy, right?
PREVENT PUBIC RAZOR BURN
There are some things you can do to minimize the chances that you’ll get stuck with those unsightly red bumps in your nether region in the first place.
Soften the hair. You can do this by waiting until you’re at the ending half of your bath or shower. You can also let your shaving cream, oil or lotion soak into the hair for a while before you start shaving. I personally just use conditioner (yeah hair conditioner) on my pubes, let it soak for about 2 minutes and then get started.
Shave with the grain. This will ensure that the top layer of your skin doesn’t grow over your incoming hair. Yeah, the shave won’t be as close, but at least you wont be in pain the next day. If you’ve ever looked at yourself down there you’ll probably have noticed that as you go further down the direction the hairs grow changes and everything basically goes wild down there. So, if your plan is to stick to shaving in the direction your hair grows, this applies only to the areas where you can actually tell which frickin direction your hair grows in! I don’t like doing this personally, and will tell you about a work-around below.
Exfoliate regularly. At first, you might think it’s really weird to exfoliate your vagina. After all, it’s a very sensitive area. I just use these salux scrub cloths (my favorite!) to do the pubic wall once in a while. It gives the hairs bulging and curling just underneath the skin a chance to breakthrough and leave you razor burn free. Alternatively, you can use a product like bump control aftershave found here, but I prefer not to have chemicals that may taste weird and interfere with oral sex on my cooch…
MY SECRET TO PREVENTING PUBIC SHAVING BUMPS
Use abump fighter razor! Or something similar that doesn’t allow the hair and skin to be cut at the same time. This is the work-around to shaving with the grain that I mentioned above in point 2. It leaves you looking and feeling relatively smooth while freeing you from worrying about pubic razor burn.
I can (and do) shave with this razor everyday without causing irritation, where the opposite would be true if I used a typical blade.
SAY GOODBYE TO SHAVING BUMPS ON YOUR VAGINA!
All in all I think it’s worth the extra trouble to stay smooth and sexy down there. I just feel more confident and sexy when it’s smooth, so I’ll continue to shave it all off since pubic razor burn is no longer a problem for me!