Let's face it girls, getting rid of hair on our lady parts is so not a pleasant task. While some of us are totally cool about getting them ripped off using hot wax (ouch!), there are others who shudder at the thought of it. For us, the least painful and most preferred option has always been shaving. If shaving down there seems to worry you, then we've got your back. Just follow these 11 easy tips for a trouble free experience!
1. Start by Trimming!
If it has been a while since you last shaved then make sure to prune before you begin. Expert tip - start by trimming the edges. Oh! And make sure to use a pair of scissors with blunted ends so that you don’t hurt yourself in the process
2. Use An Antibacterial Soap
Using a harsh soap to lather up is a terrible idea! Instead use an antibacterial soap as it is delicate on your skin and also reduces the risk of infections. It’ll guarantee you a safe and smooth shave.
3. Shave In One Direction To Avoid Ingrown Hair
Every girl’s worst fear is ingrown hair bumps, especially down there. To avoid an unfortunate situation, use the Gillette Venus razor that comes with three curve hugging blades that give you an ultra-close, smooth shave. And always, always shave your hair in one direction.
4. Take Your Time
All we mean to say is - don’t start shaving as soon as you step into the shower. Wait for 10-15 minutes before you begin. This gives time to the hair follicles to soften up, which will keep you from getting any nicks and cuts down there. You could also use coconut or baby oil to soften hair so that shaving becomes twice as easy!
5. Exfoliate, Before And After
Exfoliation not only removes dead skin cells but also helps align the hair in one direction. And using an exfoliator after shaving prevents ingrown hair and ensures that your next shave down there is super easy and smooth.
6. Don’t Rub, Just Pat Dry
The worst thing you can do is to rub your pubic area dry after a shower. This increases the chances of dryness and irritation, so it's best to gently pat dry. Trust us, if you learn these simple tips and tricks, you’ll never want to see your waxing lady again!
7. Ugh! Those Pesky Leftovers
Even though you spend a good amount of time shaving off the hair, there are always a few strands that are leftover. Relax, it happens to the best of us. Simply use your reliable tweezer to get rid of them!
8. Pick Your Instrument Of Choice Wisely
Do not be careless with this decision - choosing the right razor is very important! We favor Gillette Venus as it comes with a super useful aloe vera strip that not only moisturises our skin, but also tells us when it’s time to dispose the razor! How cool, right?
9. Don’t Forget To Moisturise!
We all know how super sensitive our skin is down there! So to avoid unwanted post-shaving dilemmas, it's very important to moisture your private parts right after you shave. It’ll help get rid of that uncomfortable stinging feeling and avoid redness.
10. You Gotta Take Care Of Your Razor
In the rush of things we often forget to clean the razor. To avoid infections, remember to keep the razor clean and separate for future use. Oh, and don’t forget to replace it frequently!