Post # 1
For those of your ladies who shave ‘down there’ how do you avoid getting razor burn or ingrown hairs? I have tried doing it twice and it was horrible!!! Lots of bumps and irritation and it looked awful. Now I have a little trimmer but it doesnt do as good a JoB as shaving, any advice?
Post # 3
It took like a year of doing it regularly before I stopped getting them! But here are a few things that worked for me while I was waiting it out: try to give yourself time to grow out completely in between shaving- like, at least four days or so, so you’re not shaving over irritated skin. Shave only with the direction of hair growth (not as smooth, but less irritation!), and lotion afterwards (with gentle, unscented stuff, like vaseline intensive care or the like). I’ve also heard of using an astringent, like witch hazel immediately after shaving but before lotioning, but never did it personally 🙂 Hopefully you get some good advice!!!
Post # 4
I gave up LOL… I need to see if I can wax at home instead but afraid of doing it…. heard horror stories about home waxing down there!
Post # 5
@MrsHoneyC: Aveeno shaving gel is great. I use it along with Gilette disposable razors for sensitive skin. If I get razor burn, which isn’t often, bikini zone clears it right up. I also always use lotion on my legs and shaven areas after my shower.
Post # 6
Be sure you are shaving with the grain, not againt. Women often think you are supposed to shave against the grain because that’s what we do on our legs and underarms. However, ask any guy and they will tell you that their face would go crazy if they shaved the wrong direction. A good trick is to shave with conditioner or lotion, although it will mess up your razor. Also, use new sharp razors, not dull ones. Try Nair though, it’s my favorite for down there. Hope I help!
Post # 7
I don’t shave on a regular basis, but when I did I used Coochie by Pure Romance, it really helped me…
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2012 - Padua Hills Theater
The best razor I have found for shaving delicate areas is the Schick quattro. And for in grown hairs tend skin is great
Post # 9
My sorority had a secret for this, but I’ll share it here. None of us “shaved” after we found out. There is a product made for African American men to use on their face. It’s called “Magic Shaving Powder”. I’ve been able to find it in any grocery store, in the hair section, grouped in the products meant for African American hair.
If you buy the powder in the gold tin, and then mix it to a frosting like consistency, let it sit for 3-5 minutes, and then scrape it off, it takes all of the hair with it. No razor bumps, takes longer to grow back, and it’s absolutely painless. I use a disposable spoon to scrape it off, but since I’ve been using it for so long, I can go a couple weeks before the hair will come back.
Hope that was helpful!
Post # 10
Huh, interesting. I always get razor burn. I’ve even tried epilating (which SUCKS!) and I still get red bumps. May have to try waxing…
Post # 11
@P2TheDoodle: I have to try this!
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Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2015 - Motor Yacht Destiny
Here is my exact routine and it works absolute wonders!
I shave with a Venus Embrace Razor http://www.gillettevenus.com/en_US/products/refillables/embrace_purple/index.jsp’ defer=’defer, and use this shaving gel http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=91983&catid=183783&aid=338666&aparam=91983. The I put on some aloe vera gel with lidocaine http://www.midwayusa.com/product/156392/tenders-after-burn-sunburn-relief-aloe-vera-with-lidocaine-gel-4-oz, and some regular baby oil. Lastly, I top it all off with some baby powder. That exact routine with those exact products is the absolute best for me.
Post # 14
huh. Maybe im the only one who never got razor burn down there? Ive been shaving since i was 16 and the only problem i ever had was a twinge of pain when i tried to shave against the grain
Post # 15
I use a thin layer of body wash, then a layer of shaving creme when shaving and I use safflower oil to moisturize afterward. I’ve only had a couple of bumps since I started this, and my hair is BAD about getting ingrown hairs.
Post # 16
I’ve only done it once and when it grew back it was so itchy and awful. However, my SO really liked it so I’m going to keep doing it :-/
Some tips I’ve read online but have yet to try:
-scrub the area with a loofah/shower sponge afterward
-apply baby oil afterward
-if you do it on a regular basis, it gets easier
-avoid shaving during your period as the area is more sensitive