Everyone has pubic hair, many people make a lot of effort to remove it using techniques like waxing, shaving, or trimming. According to a 2017 survey, 76% of people reported grooming their pubic area.
However, more than 25% of these individuals also reported having cuts, burns, or rashes.
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Removing your pubic hair is totally your choice, but not all methods are created equal. Some methods may increase your risk of injury and infection, and others may provide better long-term results.
“Clipping is going to be less risky than shaving, and shaving is less risky than waxing.”
Trimming unruly pubic hairs with scissors is your safest and easiest option. But, this method won’t actually remove pubic hair. It just cuts long pubic hairs into shorter, more uniform hairs for a groomed look.
It’s unlikely you’ll injure yourself by trimming your pubic hair, but cutting your genitals is possible. Using a mirror and ensuring you always see the tips of the scissors while trimming.
Shaving is an easy and pain-free way to remove pubic hair, but it’s temporary because the razor cuts hair from the surface of your skin, so it doesn’t actually alter hair growth time. The hair will grow back after a few days.
Shaving increases your risk of painful bumps caused by ingrown hairs or razor burns. To help avoid irritation, use a shave gel or cream on wet skin and shave in the direction your hair grows.
Tweezing your pubes can be time-consuming and painful, but it’s generally a low-risk way to get rid of a few stray hairs around your underwear line. This method plucks the hair out at the root and can slow hair growth by 2 to 12 weeks.
You also risk infection, ingrown hairs, and skin discolouration from damaging the skin.
Pubic Hair Removal Cream
Creams for hair removal use chemicals to remove hair from the skin’s surface in 3 to 15 minutes. You wipe off the cream and extra hair with soap and water after the hair has dissolved. This approach is often simple and painless.
Always test it on a patch of your skin to ensure you don’t have an allergic reaction.
A bikini wax or Brazilian wax uses hot wax to pull pubic hair completely out from the root. It’s the most effective temporary way to remove pubic hair, and you’ll be hair-free for two to six weeks.
However, waxing is notoriously painful, and there are some safety concerns if you visit an inexperienced salon or a spa.
Laser Pubic Hair Removal
Laser hair removal can lead to a permanent reduction in pubic hair over time. By converting light energy to heat, laser treatments vaporize hair and damage the hair follicle beneath the skin to prevent hair growth.
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