Sadly, from early teenage years and in some cases earlier. Society has told us that pubic hair needs to be either groomed or removed in its entirety. Just watch your favorite television show on evening TV. Within an hour you will see a variety of methods and products either directly or indirectly focused on pubic region care.
Of course there is the ever-growing trend that insists that it is sexy and pubic hair should be kept. This however does not help the girl who just wants to wear a bikini.
So were going to review all of the options with pro’s and con’s. You can decide for yourself what is right for you. There is no right or wrong answer just personal acceptability.
Questions like, should I quit waxing monthly? Is shaving bad? What are the health risks? To have? or not to have? These are the questions that ever woman asks herself. Depending on your age, ethnic background, most importantly personal taste and in many cases a partners personal taste, the pubic region is on stage and up for discussion. For the last 10 to 15 years the fashion trend has been to groom or remove the pubic region. However as always, nothing stays the same and more and more women are finding themselves in a position where it is desirable to keep it. No matter what the fashion industry thinks, or societies view on the topic, the final decision must to be yours.
Lets review pubic region care options
Just let it be
If you decide to go with the natural look, you really don’t have to do anything. The hair itself will only grow so long and for the most part stop growing. You can trim and style to suite your bikini line. Note: Keeping some of your pubic mound will help eliminate the camel toe effect.
Shaving may be your answer!
Shaving is by far the most common method for pubic hair removal and thong bikini line detailing. Shaving does have its drawbacks. Small cuts and nicks are commonplace during the shaving process. In addition plus a close shave will cause small tears that may go unnoticed. These small lesions can easily become infected especially in the pubic zone. Make sure your razor and skin are thoroughly cleansed before starting the shaving process. Treat any nicks with Polysporin.
Be smart when you shave. Cleanse the region and then apply a moisturizing shaving gel for sensitive skin. After shaving, add a moisturizing cream. Then an over the counter cortisone cream to reduce the chance of irritation and ingrown hairs.
Saving Tip: Do your full shave two days before you are going to wear your bikini. Then do a final touchup the night before you are heading out. . This will give the region a chance to settle down and any irritation will be gone.
Waxing or threading for the perfect thong bikini line
Waxing and threading effectively removes pubic hair. The process keeps pubic hair at bay for a longer period. Keep in mind both processes yank the hair out by the roots. The exposed hair follicles are an open invitation for:
- Inflamed cysts
Also burns from both DIY and professional waxing’s are common.
With this said, there is no good reason why you should not adopt one of these methods. Put simply, be careful. Use a reputable salon. Make sure the aesthetician has a clean work area. Gloves are mandatory. Make sure there is fresh paper draped over the waxing/threading table. Finally, no double dipping the waxing stick.
Hair removal creams “Depilatories.
Basically a depilatory breaks down the hair fiber allowing it to be washed away. This type of pubic hair treatment is very effective and convenient but also comes with risks. Many people react negatively to the chemicals. To be safe test these products in a small area first before proceeding. At all costs keep away from the vaginal opening.
Laser hair removal or electrolysis
Treating the pubic region with either laser or electrolysis treatments are considered long term / permanent solutions. Both processes target the hair follicle at its root. Beware of two major concerns. Electrolysis can cause scar tissue so beware if you are susceptible to keloid scarring. Secondly keep in mind every time you have a treatment; you will have less and less hair to the point you will have none. There is no going back so keep this in mind before you attempt these treatments.
From a health point of view
Pubic was is a form of protection for the female genitals long before underwear and clothing was around. So, going all natural, shaping or full removal really is not an issue. Just keep in mind all treatments must be handled in a safe sanitary manner.
Yes and there are a host of pubic hair styles to choose from
You will want to bring your bikini bottom with you for his treatment. It simply removes all of the hair from the seamline of the bikini style.
The Brazilian stands for “its all gone”….everywhere including your bum.
Is the middle of the road style, it cleans up the front but leaves your labia and bum hair intact.
Don’t remove it. Shape it.
Short hair style with a 1” wide strip in the middle.
Sames as the landing strip but wider
1” to 1.5 “ square on the pubic mound
A wide triangle top with a narrow bottom
Shaped like a martini glass, wide top triangle but cut short of the genitals
Just like it says, for the romantic in you, its shaped like a heart.
Faux jewels temporarily adorn your nether regions
Banish red bumps
Red bumps and ingrown hairs are unfortunately a risk with any of these procedures. Some women never or seldom have to deal with this while others struggle with the situation. This condition can easily be mitigated by following a couple of easy steps. Red bumps in the pubic region are typically caused by an ingrown hair trying to find its way out. The irritation is caused by the immune system when the hair tries to basically grow sideways instead of out. It’s your body protecting itself by creating a form of scar tissue.
If you happen to get one or a case of red bumps, don’t freak out. Avoid using tweezers to remove as this leads to more trauma. In many cases tweezers can cause bacterial infections. Try using warm compresses. The compresses will soften the skin and in many cases the hair will find its own way out. In parallel try an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. The hydrocortisone cream will reduce the swelling and benzoyl peroxide to remove any bacteria.
Why do we have pubic hair
For the most part, if your body grows it, there is likely a good reason for it. This is the case with pubic hair. Pubic hair acts as a barrier to protect the sensitive skin around the female genitals. In addition, it plays a critical role in hygiene by trapping dirt and bacteria, keeping it clear of the vaginal opening. The pubic mound also helps eliminate moisture quickly from the region. This process essentially helps keep us cool during strenuous workouts etc. It also helps protect the pubic region from chaffing and friction.
Fact: It has been proven that the pubic hair helps with pheromone transmission which plays a big part in human attraction and sexuality.
Final Note: Its your body, your pubic hair and your choice to do what ever you desire with it. Many women let t grow in the off bikini season and trim or remove it during bikini season. In any case the final decision is yours.