How to Shave Pubic Hair: 6 Steps to Safely De-fuzz

Lydia House 07-25

Shaving your pubic hair may seem like a straightforward procedure – razor, shaving foam, done, right? Well, maybe not so much.

Considering that a study published by JAMA Dermatology found that 25.6% of adults surveyed had caused themselves injury from preening their private parts, it seems like this is one thing you might need to read up on. Here's everything you need to know – including the risks, what you'll need, and the WH six step guide on how to shave your pubic hair.

What are the dangers of shaving your pubic hair?

It's pretty common for people to rush shaving, and we bet if you've ever cut your legs while de-fuzzing that area, it was the reason. But tiny nips on your pins don't really compare with the pain you can encounter if you are careless with your pubic hair.

In JAMA's study, laceration was the most common injury sustained in intimate shaving, followed by burn and shaving rash, with the most common area of injury being the pubis, followed closely by the labia.

How can I shave my vagina safely?

The answer is you can't. Why? Because the word vagina is – frequently and incorrectly – used to reference the skin and outer organs of our pubic area.

*Your vagina is actually the internal muscle canal that connects your vulva to your uterus.*

So if you're trying to shave your vagina, you're in real trouble.

How to shave pubic hair: 6 step guide

Now we've got the semantics out of the way, it's time to tackle why we all came here. Yes, there's an actual skill to shaving your pubic hair and we're all going to learn it.

1. Trim your hair, first

Whether you're creating a shape, or going commando, make your life easier and trim down the area to stop your razor from getting clogged. Use a clean pair of baby scissors and trim whilst you sit on the toilet, so the bowl catches the hairs, or sit on a towel.

2. Clean the area

Shower or bathe in warm water for at least two minutes, or better yet, do your entire bathing routine before shaving to really maximise soaking time. This will help soften the hairs for an easier and more comfortable glide, when it comes to shaving.

3. Use protection

The skin on your pubic area is sensitive, so treat it with care. We're all guilty of standing up in the shower and blind shaving but this shouldn't be a rushed job.

4. Shave in the right direction

Pull your skin taut to allow the blades to glide as close to the skin as possible. Keeping strokes light and gentle, start by shaving in the direction of the hair’s growth.

Then, apply more shave gel and shave against the direction of the hair’s growth. Keep in mind that the skin down there is sensitive so use as few strokes as possible.

5. Ditch those dead blades

Between five to ten shaves is when your razor stops being as effective. FFS is a razor subscription service that won't let you forget, prices start from £9.

6. Avoid skin rashes

Once you've rinsed, there's no real need to moisturise. We'd actually advise against it, as creams can clog the pores and cause irritation.

So, best to leave it be. If you've got redness, or you experience a rash, then you can apply aloe vera to soothe, or a nappy rash cream to calm the area. But if you've followed the other five steps and taken things real slow, this shouldn't happen.

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