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 thatit is sexy and pubic hair should be kept. This however does not help the girlwho just wants to wear a bikini.
So were going to review all of the options with pro’s andcon’s. You can decide for yourself what is right for you. There is no right orwrong 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 questionsthat ever woman asks herself. Depending on your age, ethnic background, mostimportantly personal taste and in many cases a partners personal taste, thepubic region is on stage and up for discussion. For the last 10 to 15 years thefashion 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 aposition 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’thave to do anything. The hair itself will only grow so long and for the mostpart 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 hairremoval and thong bikini line detailing. Shaving does have its drawbacks. Smallcuts and nicks are commonplace during the shaving process. In addition plus aclose shave will cause small tears that may go unnoticed. These small lesionscan easily become infected especially in the pubic zone. Make sure your razorand skin are thoroughly cleansed before starting the shaving process. Treat anynicks with Polysporin.
Be smart when you shave. Cleanse the region and then apply amoisturizing shaving gel for sensitive skin. After shaving, add a moisturizingcream. Then an over the counter cortisone cream to reduce the chance of irritationand ingrown hairs.
Saving Tip: Do your full shave two days before you are goingto wear your bikini. Then do a final touchup the night before you are headingout. . This will give the region a chance to settle down and any irritationwill be gone.
Waxing or threading for the perfect thong bikini line
Waxing and threading effectively removes pubic hair. Theprocess keeps pubic hair at bay for a longer period. Keep in mind both processes yank the hair outby the roots. The exposed hair follicles are an open invitation for:
- Inflamed cysts
Also burns from both DIY and professional waxing’s arecommon.
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 allowingit to be washed away. This type of pubic hair treatment is very effective andconvenient but also comes with risks. Many people react negatively to thechemicals. To be safe test these products in a small area first beforeproceeding. At all costs keep away from the vaginal opening.
Laser hair removal or electrolysis
Treating the pubic region with either laser or electrolysistreatments are considered long term / permanent solutions. Both processestarget 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 everytime you have a treatment; you will have less and less hair to the point youwill have none. There is no going back so keep this in mind before you attemptthese 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 histreatment. It simply removes all of the hair from the seamline of the bikinistyle.
The Brazilian stands for “its all gone”….everywhereincluding your bum.
Is the middle of the road style, it cleans up the front butleaves 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 martiniglass, wide top triangle but cut short of the genitals
Just like it says, for the romantic in you, its shaped likea heart.
Faux jewels temporarily adorn your nether regions
Banish red bumps
Red bumps and ingrown hairs are unfortunately a risk withany of these procedures. Some women never or seldom have to deal with thiswhile others struggle with the situation. This condition can easily be mitigatedby following a couple of easy steps. Red bumps in the pubic region aretypically caused by an ingrown hair trying to find its way out. The irritationis caused by the immune system when the hair tries to basically grow sidewaysinstead of out. It’s your body protecting itself by creating a form of scartissue.
If you happen to get one or a case of red bumps, don’t freakout. Avoid using tweezers to remove as this leads to more trauma. In many casestweezers can cause bacterial infections. Try using warm compresses. Thecompresses will soften the skin and in many cases the hair will find its ownway out. In parallel try an over the counter hydrocortisone cream.The hydrocortisone cream will reduce theswelling 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 agood reason for it. This is the case with pubic hair. Pubic hair acts as abarrier to protect the sensitive skin around the female genitals. In addition,it plays a critical role in hygiene by trapping dirt and bacteria, keeping itclear of the vaginal opening. The pubic mound also helps eliminate moisturequickly from the region. This process essentially helps keep us cool during strenuousworkouts etc. It also helps protect the pubic region from chaffing andfriction.
Fact: It has been proven that the pubic hair helps with pheromonetransmission 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.