Tips for Safe Shaving of Pubic Feathers

When you reach puberty, androgen hormone levels in the body increase. This makes the fine hairs on the body, including pubic hair, become thicker and thicker. Some people, especially women, are often bothered by their presence and decide to shave pubic hair.

An easy and inexpensive way to remove pubic hair is to use a shaver. Removing pubic hair with this method is relatively safe as long as it's done in the right way. In addition, shaving will not make the fur become thicker and rougher, like a myth that many people believe.

Which must be considered

In order to avoid unwanted conditions, such as scratches, irritations, skin infections, boils, or ingrown hairs, it's a good idea to pay attention to the following before and when shaving pubic hair.

  • Selection of shavers
    There are two types of shavers, manual and electric. We recommend that you select a manual shaver. The manual shaver has a design that can reach your intimate area so that the shaving results are more maximal. You can also control the movement of the razor slowly so as not to injure the intimate area that is not covered with fur.
    If you use an electric shaver, choose a model that matches your body shape. However, the results may not be as maximum as a manual shaver. Use a disposable razor to keep the sharpness and skin protected from bacterial infections. Also avoid using a shaver that has been used by other people.

  • Wash with water
    Soaking in warm water or bathing in a shower can moisturize and soften the skin, so that pubic hair is more easily shaved. If you do not have time, wash the area around the genitals with warm water before shaving pubic hair.

  • Use a shaving cream
    Before shaving, apply a special shaving cream and leave it for five minutes to soak. We recommend that you choose a shaving cream or gel containing moisturizer to prevent dry skin.
    The use of creams 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.

  • How to shave
    Before shaving pubic hair, first scissors the hair so that the shaving process is easier. After slightly thinning, pull your skin, then shave the hair in one direction (from top to bottom). Avoid shaving it from the opposite direction like from the bottom up or left to right. Shave pubic hair slowly so the skin does not hurt.

  • 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 a warm bath for several hours after shaving. Water that is too hot can irritate the pores, cause pimples to appear, and cause pain in the intimate area.

Other Ways to Get Rid of Pubic Hair

Shaving is safe as long as it's done correctly. However, the results only last 1-3 days, because afterwards the feathers will begin to grow. If you want more permanent results, you can do the following methods to get rid of pubic hair:

  • Hair removal cream
    Simply apply the cream to the desired area. Let stand for a few minutes then wipe with a towel. The hair will fall out instantly. It should be noted, do not use hair removal creams on the vulva. There are some people who are sensitive when coming into contact with chemicals in this cream.

  • Waxing
    Waxing is a method of removing hair by applying wax. Pieces of cloth affixed to the candle are then pulled quickly. The feathers will be pulled out when the wax is attracted. However, some types of wax do not need to be pulled using a cloth.
    The length of the feather to be removed should be more than 0.5 cm in order to facilitate the withdrawal process. Although the results can last up to 3-6 weeks, this method risks irritating the hair follicles. But the more often you do waxing, the more accustomed your skin is, so the risk of irritation decreases.

  • 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. Laser treatment sessions need 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, reddish, and irritated.

  • Electrolysis
    Electrolysis is done by placing small needles inside each hair follicle. Then the root of the hair is destroyed using an electric current. It takes a long time to remove all pubic hairs because the hair must be removed one by one if using this method. Electrolysis results will last for 1-2 weeks until the hair is mostly gone, so it must be repeated until the hair is completely gone.

Waxing, laser and IPL, and electrolysis must be done by professional staff. This is to avoid side effects that arise.

Indeed, shaving pubic hair gives a clean and maintained impression. But if viewed from a medical point of view, there is actually no benefit obtained from shaving pubic hair. People who shave their hair do not mean healthier than people who do not shave. So, shaving pubic hair is a personal choice.

If there are problems after shaving pubic hair, such as boils, pain, and reddish or suppurating skin, consult a doctor immediately.