We know you want to keep yourself clean down there as it boosts confidence whenever you are in a swimsuit or in bed.
Waxing is the most effective way to get rid of hairs from private areas. Nevertheless, shaving is better when it comes to being a convenient, time-saving and overall pleasant experience.
However, shaving basically involves trimming of the hair and unlike waxing, it does not remove the hair follicle from the shaft. Therefore, to get that stubble-free private area with shaving, you need to have a bit more attention to detail than waxing.
Fortunately, there are ways that can provide you the same cleanliness with shaving as wax, that too without enduring the ordeals of wax.
Here, we will discuss a comfortable and convenient way to get that soft and clean feeling you have always dreamt of.
In order to simplify the technique for our readers; we have divided the procedure into three main steps.
Table of Contents
- Shaving The Front
- Shaving Between Thighs
- Aftershave Tips to Prevent Itch in Bikini Area
Shaving The Front
The first step in the procedure is shaving the front of the area. To do so, you need to follow these steps.
Step 1: Choose what you want to do with mons pubic
These days; ladies prefer to make different shapes with their mons pubes to make them look stylish.
Of all the pubic hair shape ideas, love heart is the most liked one and if you want to make this shape, here is what you need to do.
Love Heart Shape
Get a heart-shaped stencil from an adult store or order it online, you can easily find one of those. Now place this stencil over the pubic area and shave around that to leave a section of hair into a fun heart shape.
Stencil of other shapes are also available if you want a different shape, the process would remain the same.
A landing strip is another option for ladies who do not want to look too fancy but cannot leave on fashion as well.
For this, you would have a line extending above from the labia towards the belly button. The best thing about this style is you would not require any particular stencil.
The thickness of the whisper depends on your choice and the type of hair you have down there.
Or Decide To Shave it all
Girls who do not like even a strand of hair around their private parts can shave all of the pubes.
There is no hygienic risk in shaving it all off unless you cut or nick yourself down there. Therefore, shave carefully around that area and apply aftershave when you are done.
Step 2: Trimming of the hair
The first practical step is trimming your hair short.
Trimming before shaving is helpful for both males and females as it reduces the risk of razor bumps and discomfort. Moreover, the shaving razor works efficiently on shorter hairs because of reduced clogging.
To trim the area, you can either use an electric trimmer/clipper or simple scissors.
Trimmer is the most effective and convenient method of trimming as all you have to do is make a few strokes. It involves no hard and fast technique, just make a few strokes and when the length is short enough, stop.
However, in case you do not have access to a trimmer you can use a pair of scissors as well. This is a little tedious method and involves a few risks but with the right technique, you can make it work. To do so, pull the hairs towards you and make cuts in small sections. Do not get too near to the skin as it can produce nicks.
Step 3: Take A Warm Shower
Once you are done with the trimming, it is time to get rid of hair debris and clean yourself. However, cleanliness is not the sole purpose of taking a warm shower. The idea is to soften the skin and hair follicles to make the shave gentle and smooth.
In case you are stranded on an island and do not have access to a shower, you can use a cloth as well. Soak the cloth in warm water and place it over the area for five to ten minutes. It will also smoothen the skin and hair follicles.
Step 4: Exfoliate
There is a common misconception that exfoliation after shaving is better than exfoliation before a shave. This myth does not have the support of any evidence and is, in fact, contrary to the practical.
The purpose of the exfoliation is to make the skin smooth for the blade to slide gently over it. Once you are done with the shave, it would not be of no good. So always exfoliate before, not after.
In order to exfoliate, get a suitable sponge that is neither too soft nor too hard. Scrub over the area in a circular pattern until all the debris from the skin has been removed. Do not put too much pressure on the sponge as it can damage the skin.
Step 5: Use Shaving Gel Or Foam Over The Area
After successfully completing the exfoliation, now you can ready the skin for the shave. Use shaving gel or foam over the area and lather them up. Never skip this step because the shave without gel or soap can lead to bumps, irritation, and a good deal of discomfort.
In case you have sensitive skin, do not use the gel or cream all at once. Apply a minute quantity of the gel over a small area and wait for your skin to respond. In case, redness begins to appear, discard the cream and use the one with a different formula.
However, if there is no such case, proceed next and apply it over the skin. The usual cause of the irritation due to the foam is the scent them. Therefore, go with the unscented creams, gels, or foams if it is possible.
Step 6: Select the razor and wet it
The selection of the razor is key to a gentle yet stubble-free shave. The market is offering a variety of razors these days, some of them are too aggressive and others are too gentle. The key is to find a balance between the two, as the more aggressive can produce cuts while too gentle ones cannot give a clean shave.
The optimal razor would have three to four shaving elements and a lubricating strip with them. Anything less or more would either produce nicks or would leave strands of hairs.
Once you have selected the razor, it is time to put it to some use. After using the razor wash it but don’t leave out wet as it will cause erosion of the blades.
In my personal opinion, if you do not shave every second or third day, disposable razors are a better option as they save you the trouble of storage and eroded blades.
Step 7: Start Shaving
Start the shave from top to bottom and keep the strokes long and slow along the direction of growth. This technique will cut the hair straight and no sharp pointy bits would dig in. While you are at it, put a hand over mons pubes to make sure they are taut and straight.
Let the blade work on its own and do not put excessive pressure on it. Do not move the razor again and again over the same area. The razor not only removes the hair but also the skin. Therefore, excessive stroking would also cut the skin which can cause pain and a good deal of discomfort.
In case you have curly hairs, try trimming them once again to straighten them as much as possible.
Once you are done shaving your front part, rinse the razor to unclog it and proceed to the next step.
Shaving Between Thighs
Shaving between the thighs is the trickiest of the whole process. Therefore, if you do not want to end up having blood on your legs, follow these steps precisely.
Step 1: Lift The First Leg And Bend At The Waist
Start shaving with the side opposite your dominant hand. This would be quicker and easier to do. If you want to get a clear look at the area bend over. To make yourself comfortable in this position, put the leg over the sink or the wall of the shower.
The shaving method is the same as previously discussed and the risk of grown-up hairs is also less hair. So, the hardest part is over. However, this area is more prone to cuts so never be careless and keep all attention on it.
Step 2: Reapply the Gel
By the time you would get to this area, the gel or the foam would have dried down. Therefore, reapply the gels, shaving cream, or whatever agent you are using.
Step 3: Make Horizontal Strokes
When you are shaving between the thighs, make the strokes horizontal from outside in. Meaning, if you are shaving from left, make the strokes from left to right and vice versa. Do not put excessive pressure on the blade and let it work on its own.
In order to prevent nicks and cuts, keep your legs spread apart from each other. This keeps the skin taut and makes sure there is no wrinkled skin available to blades for cuts.
Repeat the same process on the other side as well to get smooth and glowing skin down there.
Aftershave Tips to Prevent Itch in Bikini Area
Once you are done with shaving, it is time to care for the skin to prevent irritation.
Ladies who do not take measures against it, often end up with constant itching and inflammation in the area.
Therefore, if you do not want to end up getting caught scratching down there, here is what you should do.
1. Gently Exfoliate
Exfoliation before shaving is good for gentle shaving but exfoliation after shave prevents irritation.
After shaving, this would remove the dead skin and align the follicles which would prevent ingrown hairs.
To exfoliate after the shave, get a sugar scrub because it can do wonders. However, if it is not available, make a paste of baking soda and leave it on your skin. This paste would increase the glow and give a top-notch wax-like shaved feel.
2. Dry The Area With Towel
In order to dry the bikini area, get a dry but soft towel and pat it over the area.
Remember, do not rub it over as the skin is sensitive at that time and rubbing can cause irritation.
In case you notice some stray hairs, instead of using blades grab tweezers and get them out with them.
Moisturization of the skin is the best way to prevent irritation or inflammation of any sort.
However, do not use the ones that contain scent as they can irritate the skin especially when it is soft. Baby oil and aloe vera are the best options in these cases.
4. Take Breaks Between Shaves
The desire to have constantly clean, smooth, and stubble-free can lure some ladies into shaving every day. This practice should not be appreciated as it can damage the skin and lead to damaging results in the long run.
There are other options that can help you in this regard including laser treatment and waxing. However, each of them has its fair share of problems. Therefore, unless you have a desperate desire for constant clean skin do not go with these options.
Waxing is not the only option that can provide a stubble-free bikini area. You can always get the same results without exposing yourself to the ordeal.
However, these techniques are a bit tricky and you need to pay close attention when you are shaving on sensitive areas.
After shaving, take the described tips to protect the skin from irritation. This way, you will not only get close but a gentle shave as well.
This is all we have on how to shave your bikini area without stubble.