(Closed) Taking care if hair down there. TMI.

posted 5 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I shave pretty much every day, so it’s never itchy for me. Sometimes shaving with conditioner makes it more smooth.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

if you get major rash burn, maybe you arent shaving in the right direction? I find trimming it down to as short as it gets and shaving in short sections helps. 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

gamerlover:  Trimming the hair cuts down on razor burn/itching but it’s a lot of work. I shave once a week and I usually do it Wednesday-Wednesday because then over the weekend typically the razor burn is gone and it’s comfortable, by Tuesday it’s just starting to get annoying. I try to shave in the direction the hair is growing and that helps some but my skin is so sensitive that I’ll get razor burn/irritation anyways. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

 

gamerlover:  I get brazilian waxes. Actually it might be a modified brazilian because I don’t have butt hair lol. so they don’t usually have to go all the way back. But I do that every 5 weeks or so. I could probably get away with it for more like 7 because so little hair grows back since I started doing it. But I love it! I don’t have to think about it very often. I just make sure to exfoliate well about 3 times a week to avoid ingrown hairs.

I see you say you can’t afford waxes. I pay only 60 dollars every 5-6 weeks. So on average Im not spending that much to do it. My skin can’t handle too much shaving so this works for me so I make the room in my budget for it :\

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

gamerlover:  I shave once a week. A sharp razor helps….I use aloe afterwards….the only time it gets itchy is when its growing and i sleep with anything besides boyshorts….the itchy feeling comes from the growing hair touching skin…boyshorts cover a lot (and they are cute) so when I sleep with them, it solves the problem

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

gamerlover:  if you’re shaving make sure you use a fresh razor often, like changing the blade once a week. If the blade is dull you’ll end up with nicks and razor Bumps. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Always shave in the direction of hair growth, and use a gentle exfoliater daily or every other day to help prevent ingrown hairs, which can greatly contribute to the itch factor.

If you do get an ingrown hair, I learned you’re supposed to get a warm washcloth, press it onto the area for a bit, then use tweexers to extract only the part of the hair that is stuck (don’t try and rip the entire thing out). 

Get Rid of an Ingrown Hair

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I get sugared (like waxing), it lasts about a month and a half and I use an Epilator for maintenance between sessions. The way I see it, it’s $20 off each paycheck and it keeps me hair and itch free. 

(Although. Kinda funny, I’m SO overdue on making an appointment. I’m SO itchy lol) 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

MrsWhitneyC2015:  I am in the same boat and was thinking the same exact thing this morning.  This gal is way overdue! 🙂 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

gamerlover:  Wax yourself at home.  It’s easier than you might think.  If you’re clumsy like me it might feel a little awkward at first but I got used to it real quick and now it’s a cinch.  

My skin can’t tolerare shaving either.  My very hairy girlfriend convinced me to try waxing myself.  I started by trying out strips that are pre-loaded with wax just to get used to it, working with a hot wax pot right off the bat would have been a intimidating & kinda tricky for me.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

lim3:  +1 to this! It’s So cheap to do it yourself. I buy the hard wax (no strips) as this is the best for brazillians. Maybe treat yourself to one professional one so you can watch how she does it, then try to follow up on your own.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve tried every shaving trick under the sun and they all make me itch horribly. So I just gave up. I now keep everything well trimmed and that’s good enough for me and my husband. If I’m going to be swimming I’ll tweeze just the few hairs around my bikini line that could be visible in a bathingsuit. Or if I’m going to be swimming a bunch, I’ll bite the bullet and go get a wax. But I never, ever shave anymore. It just wasn’t worth it, for my skin. 

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