The things we do for grooming ourselves! Many people consider trimming their pubic hair, but there are only a few who are not overwhelmed by a task that needs you to work painstakingly. For such a sensitive area, it is only natural to be a little more cautious than you are when getting rid of hair on the arms or legs.
Even if you succeed at getting the job done and emerge out scratch-free, there is still a fair chance you will end up getting itchy skin later. For those of you out there who trim their pubic hair but are fed up of getting a rash or itchy skin afterward, I have made a step-by-step guide to protect you from the trouble.
These steps can greatly reduce itchiness and give you a sigh of relief once you have groomed your pubic area. Whatever gender you are, the steps for itch-free, pruned pubes are the same.
You need to have the right tools in order to effectively trim your hair down there. Getting the right stuff for cutting your bush will contribute to making it smooth without any hints of skin irritation. Before you lock yourself in the bathroom and start grooming, make a checklist for the following tools:
- A pair of sharp scissors
- A fine-toothed comb
- A pubic hair trimmer that works
- A mirror (a compact mirror would do)
Once set, you can start your work.
Steps for Trimming Pubes Without Getting Itchy
Closely follow the steps below that will guide you to get your work done. Seat yourself on a chair inside the bathroom if you have the space or else you can always use the toilet seat.
Step 1: Take Out Time for Grooming Your Pubic Hair
The most crucial factor in trimming hair perfectly is time. You need an ample amount of time for clipping hair in an area with a difficult terrain. Remember, haste makes waste. While you have time, you can work your way through your field in a calm, composed manner. That way, you will be far less likely to cut your skin or get a rash, which people often do when they are rushing things.
Step 2: Get All the Equipment Sterilized
Make sure the equipment you use is sterilized by either boiling it one day before grooming your pubes or using a disinfectant on the day you set for cleaning up your pubic hair. You can also use a bactericide cream to eliminate bacteria that can cause irritation and skin problems if not removed.
Step 3: Take a Bath
You must be wondering why you need to take a bath. Cleaning your body before getting rid of pubic hair has two purposes.
One is to cleanse your body. The bath is for killing any bacteria that might infect your pubic area and make it itch afterward.
The other purpose behind washing yourself before you trim is that it softens your pubic hair as well as the skin down there, making the trimming process easier. As a result, your trimmer will glide on the skin without making you itch. Hence, it is recommended that you soak yourself in water for a while to soften your skin.
Step 4: Clip Hair When It Is Dry
Dry out wet hair by either waiting for a while or using a blow dryer. Remember to clip the hair before you trim it. That means cut out the hair using the pair of scissors you brought to the bathroom.
First, use a comb to remove any tangles in the hair. Once you are done with that, get a tuft of hair between your fingers and start cutting them. This will reduce the bulk of hair so that you can get a good view of your skin when you trim down the hair with a razor or trimmer.
Step 6: Moisturize
When moisture is locked in your pubic hair, it is much easier to shave. You can use gel, butter or moisturizer to smooth out your hair. Lather a good amount of moisturizer or shaving cream onto the pubic area before you start to shave it. Whatever product you use, do make sure it is hypoallergenic. Do not use products that have a fragrance in them as they are notorious for causing allergies and irritating your skin, especially when you have sensitive skin.
Step 7: Trim Toward the Growth of Your Hair
While it will take more time to trim in the direction of your hair growth than it would against it, it will leave your skin smoother. When you trim your hair in the opposite direction to your hair growth, the blade of your trimmer has to use more force to shave it off. This extra force leads to friction, which is the number one culprit behind the enduring itch you get after you shave.
Cutting hair in the direction of its natural growth will keep friction between your hair and the blade of the trimmer to a minimum while you move it down that mane of yours.
Step 8: Keep an Even Pace of Strokes
Keep your strokes gentle and shave at an even pace. Do not try to shave all your hair at once. Instead, start from one side and shave a particular area before you move onto another.
Step 9: Rinse the Razor
Keep rinsing the razor while you are shaving so that it does not clog up with hair. If your razor has a build-up of hair removed from your pubic region, it will get less efficient over time, making it difficult for you to clean up. An inefficient razor will not give you smooth and velvety skin afterward, leaving in-grown hair or hair that has not been shaved properly, which can be quite itchy.
Step 10: Wash Down the Mess and Dab On Some Astringent
Once you gently wash away the removed hair as well as the cream you used to foam the area, dab a little amount of astringent onto your polished pubic area. Use a cotton ball to apply it. Salicylic acid is an astringent best known for keeping bacteria at bay, so try getting your hands on that.
Et voila! You are good to go now, free from the worry of a pubic area which itches.
Points to Keep in Mind
While you are at it, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind before, during and after you are busy maintaining your pubic area. These are as follows:
- Avoid using blunt scissors
- Avoid using scissors with sharp edges
- Do not share blades or scissors with another person
- Do not use clippers which you use for grooming facial hair or hair on any other part of your body other than the pubes
- Never give in to the urge to scratch your pubic area. Use a soothing lotion or cream instead
- Do not shave an area which has cuts, sores, bruises or bumps due to pimples
- Be consistent and cultivate good grooming habits
- Use a mirror to look at where you are shaving
- Do not over-do it. Only remove the hair that you can easily
- After you are done cleaning, give your pubes a pat down with a towel, but do not rub it. Avoid things that can cause friction so that you can have a smooth skin that does not itch
There are several other options for you to choose if trimming and clipping is not your cup of tea. The pubic grooming business has gone to a whole new level. Try going for these alternatives and see if they work for you.
Waxing takes out hair from the roots. Hair removed in this way takes a long while to come back. Apply wax on a patch of pubic hair and strip it off by putting a cloth on it and pulling it away.
Like waxing, threading also takes out hair from the roots. However, it is not a suitable option for areas near your genitals.
This hair removal method uses a beam of laser to remove hair by destroying the follicles.
Hair Removal Creams
Hair removal creams and dilapidators can get rid of hair without too many complications. However, the chemicals used in these creams can cause allergies, so this method is not for everyone.
This is a natural hair removal method which uses sugar suspension.
While hygiene is important, do not trim your pubic hair if it is not something you want to do. If you think it is okay to have a bush, keep it. There is no need to cut it down. Keep in mind that there are no hard and fast rules that you can follow to not get painful skin at all. Some people have skin conditions and allergies which have nothing to do with the way they get down to the task of trimming.