Shave slowly and gently. There are two things to keep in mind here: shaving with the grain will prevent irritation and ingrown hairs and shaving against the grain will result in a closer (by a landslide) shave. Knowing these two things, take into account your situation. If you have mega-super-ultra sensitive skin, you may want to stick to shaving with the grain, even if it takes you twice as long to get the results you want. As you transition to getting a closer shave, try working
across the grain of the hair; if the hair is growing downwards, for example, shave to the left or right. Get used to feeling the hair growth rather than trying to see it. Not relying on your eyes makes the whole process much faster. Do not over-shave. Shave an area only as much as you need to remove the hair. If you go over it too many times, it will likely become inflamed. In the early stages of shaving, you will probably find that shaving your pubic hair two days in a row causes red bumps and/or itching.
Skip several days between shaves until your skin grows used to the change. Embrace the bush. (Picture: Getty) Waxing, shaving, letting your bush grow wild and free? Which oneБs the right choice? Your pubes are probably the most hotly debated area of hair on your body. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone will fiercely defend their personal pubic choice. And while weБd never judge what you choose to do with your body hair (shave if you like it, or let it grow. ItБs none of our business), what weб doб want everyone to know is that thereБs nothing wrong with leaving your pubes as nature intended. WeБre talking full bush. No shame. Plus, as AsapSCIENCE and Thought Cafц explain in their latest video, choosing not to shave or wax away your pubic hair could have all kinds of health benefits. They point out that despite the fact that 96% of women and 87% of men have partially or completely removed their pubes in the last month, the body is designed to have hair down there: for good reason.
HereБs why it might not be a great idea to shave your pubes. 1. Your hair is there for a reason AsapSCIENCE explains that we used to be covered in hair, but eventually evolved to only have it in certain places. WeБre the only mammal to have long, coarse pubic hair, actually, so itБs likely to be there for a reason. Pubic hair appears during puberty to work as a signal to potential mates that weБre ready to mate. It also acts as protection from friction during sex. 2. Pubes could make you ~sexier~ Your pubes work to waft sexual pheromones to potential mates, signalling fertility and making you appear more attractive. 3. TheyБre important for your sweat There are two types of sweat glands: eccrine, that secretes sweat with no odour, and apocrine, thatБs found specifically in the armpit and pubic area.
This is why I stopped shaving my legs, armpits and bikini line two months ago The apocrine gland uses the follicles of pubic hair as a way to secrete sweat thatБs rich in proteins, lipids, and pheremones. 4. Shaving and waxing can cause irritation Regrowth, ingrown hairs, itching. AsapSCIENCE notes that 75% of people whoБve removed their pubic hair have experienced genital itching. Ouch. 5. And both *could* be connected to STDs ItБs been theorised that the pubic hair removal trend correlates with an increase in gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HPV. That being said, the incidence of pubic lice has decreased thanks to our current waxing and shaving habits. Hooray. 6. You could be risking injury Most genital injuries reported in American emergency rooms are a direct consequence of pubic hair removal. Yup. MORE: MORE: