Bikini trim (removing pubic
Shaving with a razor:
1. Start with a good razor with a
curved edge, like Bikini Plus. Donít use a disposable
razor! The blades
are cheaply made and will be too harsh for your sensitive skin.
Secondly, do this is a well-lit room. You must be able to see all angles of
area to be able to see and shave all the hair you want to
remove. Finally, you must not
be shy about touching yourself. You will
get to know your intimate area intimately in this
this is your first shave, first cut your pubic hair short with a scissors. You
long hair with a razor.
3. Soften your skin and your
pubic hair by taking a hot bath or shower, or by pressing a
washcloth on the area. Keep your skin wet and add a softener to your hair. I
use hair conditioner to soften hair I want to shave. (This is a
good tip for your legs and
underarms, too. I tried all brands of
shaving foams but I find hair conditioner to be the
The thing I like best about using conditioner is that it does not clump
up in the razorís blade.)
4. Hold the skin taut and shave in the
same direction as the hairís growth. IGNORE
ADVICE THAT TELLS YOU TO
SHAVE AGAINST THE GRAIN. Shaving against the
direction of your hairís
growth will hurt and will not make the shave any smoother.
comes from using a sharp razor. The skin in this area is so delicate that I
urge you to use a new razor every time you shave.
5. If you use
conditioner as your softener, you can shave repeatedly over an area to get a
close shave. Use short strokes and be gentle. Pressure will not make a
6. You can decide how much you want to remove. If youíre
shaving to please men, my
experience is that most men like a totally
nude look. I also found that itís easier to shave
totally than to
maintain a ďMohawkĒ or ďlanding stripĒ like you sometimes see in menís
magazine photos of naked women.
7. I like to apply aloe afterwards
to soothe the skin. I recommend Key West Aloe, which
is 94% aloe. Go to
www.keywestaloe.com to order. (I am not paid for this endorsement,
do I get any commission from them, nor do I know anyone involved in the company.
do not own stock, nor have I ever worked for them. I just love their
product. Itís good for
soothing any skin irritation.)
women need to use a moisturizer to kept the skin soft after shaving, and some
women need to use a talc to keep the area dry after shaving. It all
depends on your
environment (tropical? Arctic?) and the clothes you
wear (natural fibers? Synthetics?
your intimate area:
I donít wax my intimate area; I shave. Therefore, I
cannot personally vouch for this
section. Iím passing on this
information from my colleague who uses wax. In order for
your hair to
be long enough to embed in the wax, it must be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Thatís
too long for me to wait, which is why I shave.
1. Your hair will
have to be dry and not softened in order for the hair to embed in the wax.
Therefore, donít bathe or shower or soften the skin or the hair.
As with any chemical product that touches your skin, test a small area first to
youíre not allergic or that itís not too caustic. Be sure to
use a wax specifically made for
the bikini area.
3. Heat the wax
as instructed on the productís label. The wax should be pliable (mushy)
but not thin (watery).
4. Make sure you skin is completely clean
Ė no softeners, no moisturizers, no lotions.
5. Apply the wax in strokes
that go in the same direction as the hair growth, then pull it in
opposite direction of the hair growth. My colleague says donít pull it at a 90
angle Ė pull it more like 180 degrees. (Who knew you need to
know geometry to wax
your bikini area?) Repeat this until youíve
removed all the hair you want to.
6. Remove any left over wax with a warm
washcloth. My colleague says you wonít need
to treat the skin with Key
West Aloe afterwards. (Thatís my second plug; see step 7
ďShavingĒ for information on my favorite skin product.)
7. A day or two
after the waxing, youíll need to use a scrub of some kind to polish the
area. It seems the waxing encourages your hair follicle roots to close,
increase your chances of ingrown hair. This scrub will have
to be abrasive, not gentle.
8. Donít wear restrictive clothing for two
days after waxing. Too tight clothes will trap
moisture, which can also
increase your chances of ingrown hair..
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