How To Shave Pubic Hair Without Razor Burn
There are not many things more annoying than being left with a pubic area full of red bumps, but if you know a few tips on how to shave pubic hair without razor burn, you can alleviate your worries. Razor burn is not the only offender of a painful public area. Razor bumps are also horrible and are created when a close shave sheers off the pubic hair below the surface of the skin. When the hair grows back, it tends to curl under the surface and that creates razor bumps. There are ways to alleviate both razor burn and razor bumps.
To shave pubic hair without razor burn, you will need:
- An electric razor which will allow the use of shaving cream. Generally, a good electric razor will work in water, such as a bath or shower, or dry.
- A small scissors
- A shaving cream with aloe
- An anti-razor bump after shaving gel
- Warm water
- The best way to shave pubic hair without razor burn is to soften the skin and hair of the pubic area. A good hot bath will work to do this; soak for at least five minutes. Alternatively, you can use a washcloth periodically dipped in warm water and laid across the pubic area to soften the skin and hair.
- Once the skin and hair of the pubic area is softened, and if this is the first time you have shaved your pubic hair, trim the hair off with a scissors before using the electric razor. Trim as close to your body as you can get by pulling on the hair gently as you trim.
- Apply a thick layer of a good quality shaving cream with aloe to your pubic hair and skin. Aloe will provide immediate soothing to the area which has been shaved. Don't get shaving creams with menthol as these will not work as well as the aloe.
- Set the razor on its lowest setting and go over each area just once. The "just once" part is critical in avoiding razor burn. Razor burn will be a certain occurrence if you go over and over the same area. If the shave is not as close as you would like, go over the area again after a day or two but never more than once in any one session.
- Immediately apply a thick coating of anti-razor bump after shaving gel to the pubic hair and skin. This gel generally contains a bit of alcohol so a slight sting may occur but it won't last for long. Applying the anti-razor bump shaving gel will really help soothe the area.
- Using the electric razor, go over the area just once on a high setting.