How to shave bikini area

Some girls are really open about their private issues. I’ve even heard of women going to get Brazilian waxes together. I, on the other hand, am a little more reserved. I don’t really make it a habit of talking about pubic hair online. However, with bikini season in full throw, I felt like it was important that college girls know they have options when it comes to hair removal down there.

You don’t have to try to find an extra-wide pair of unattractive bikini bottoms to avoid a beach humiliation, you don’t have to rub on sketchy chemicals that ‘magically’ disintegrate the hair, and you don’t have to show your hoo-ha to a total stranger (who will then proceed to drip hot wax on it and rip the hairs out herself!) Shaving your bikini area can be easy, pain free, and without irritation, so read on to find out how to do it:

3 Simple Steps

Step 1: Prep

Before you even touch a razor, you need to ask yourself an important and embarrassing question: how much do you have to lose? If your down-there hair is longer than a ¼ of an inch long, you need to take the scissors to those bad boys or shaving is going to be torture. Trim them down to ¼ of an inch or smaller (as small as you can get without cutting yourself) and then exfoliate the area with a gentle facial exfoliate. Rinse off.

Step 2: Shave

I personally (cringe) use my regular razor that I use to shave my legs and underarms, but if you have sensitive skin, go to the drugstore and find a razor with lots of blades and some form of extra lubrication strip. I like the Schick Intuition because you can’t get much more lubrication than a big freaking bar of soap wrapped around the blades; or try a men’s razor blade, because, whether they admit it or not, their facial skin is just a sensitive as ours is. Once you’ve picked out a good razor, cover the area with a generous layer of shaving cream or, failing that, hair conditioner (it’s just as creamy and nourishing if you’re out of shaving cream).

Schick Intuition, Gilette Fusion ProGlide Power, Skintimate Shaving Cream

I’ve read a lot of guides that tell you to shave “with the grain” (i.e. in the direction of hair growth) in order to avoid irritation. This technique does avoid irritation, but it also seems to avoid actually removing any hair whatsoever. Once again, if you’re extra sensitive, I would try this way first, but if no hair is coming off I find a side-to-side shave works best. You’re not going against the grain, per se, but you’re going enough against it to whisk the hair away and leave the area smooth.

How much or little you shave is up to you. If you’re just trying to avoid playing ‘peek-a-boo pubes’ with your bikini bottoms, slide them on to see how much you have left to shave periodically during this process.

Step 3: Treat

So you’ve finished, you’ve got a silky hair free bikini line, but if you’re like me, you’re thinking “how long until I have 15 little mosquito bites down there that look worse than the actual hair?” Bikini bumps are usually ingrown hairs and they happen more frequently down there because the skin is so thin and sensitive. To avoid this, add a little baby powder as soon as your done and dried off, this prevent moisture and friction from irritating the skin. There are creams and lotions out there, like Bikini Zone, that claim to prevent irritation after shaving or waxing your bikini line, but I’ve never tried them (can’t find them!). Please leave a comment if you have, and let me know if/how well they work!

Johnson’s Baby Powder, Bikini Zone

If, even with prevention (the good razor and exfoliation should help), you still get a bikini bump or two, treat them with a little acne cream that contains salicylic acid. It will help reduce the redness and help the ingrown hair heal more quickly.

What Do You Think?

You guys have the luxury of making anonymous comments, so let me know how you get a hair free bikini line? Shave? Wax? Those weird, hair-melting creams? Leave me a comment and let me know!

 Author: kaleigh

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  1. Sajel Sajel says:

    You should put lotion up there everyday to soften the skin & hair so when it’s time for u to shave it’ll be easier cause the skin and hair is softened .. I just put lotion down there everyday (not close to your vag) and then when I’m ready to shave get a hot rag and gently exfoliate then get shaving cream and shave downwards

  2. Dana Dana says:

    I have tried numerous times to completely have a clean shave, but the irritation is the worst. I naturally have more sensitive skin. I’ve tried numerous weird tips, like putting deodorant on the area after shaving, but to no avail. I get millions of bumps, I get extremely itchy, it ends up being a bad experience all around. I know there has to be other people out there that have very similar situations and I’m hoping someone has a real solution so that I can be clean shaven. Since I haven’t figured out how to do a clean shave comfortably yet, I just use an electric razor to trim it as much as possible, but I want it gone! Any suggestions would be appreciated. I’ve even tried Coochy and it did not help a single bit, neither did Bikini Zone stuff for the bumps and irritation. Help please!

    • AJ AJ says:

      I have the sam issue and I find that waxinging works the best for me! Yes it is a bit expensive, I pay $45 a month for a Brazilian wax. And after my wax I exfoliate my skin every 2 or 3 days and I get 0 ingrown hairs and no irritation bumps. I feel like it is worth the money!!!

  3. Kayla Kayla says:

    Hi im 13 and i just started shaving. I have a razor but im kinda scared to use it because I heard it hurt, anyway theres this electric razor that I usually use but it never really makes its like gone like you can still feel the hair. I don’t have shaving cream and I don’t know what to do or excalty how to do it,i need help please.

    • Hale Hale says:

      It doesn’t hurt at all I’m 12 and I started when I was 9! Just don’t press to hard or you will cut your self. If you miss spots,just go over it…. Get a moisturizer type of shaving cream or gel.

  4. fanny fanny says:

    I’m 13 and never shaved *down there* I want to shave but without usin razors or waxing and I don’t want to ask my mum for help b/c she will say to stop talkin nonsense .some body help please

    • Nan Nan says:

      Adding onto what obsessed24 said:

      Shaving can (and will, in my experience) make you itch like crazy, but having too wild of hair down there can stink (not literally, as long as you wash it!), so I would recommend trimming it if you don’t want to use razors.
      Also, trimming the hair (and then showering) before or during your period helps with the blood clotting. :’)

    • Jane Obsessed obsessed24 says:

      Fanny–honestly, shaving is a personal grooming choice. I started shaving down there at age 13. I started because I felt uncomfortable about it and it stuck out of my underwear. Just because you shave it doesn’t mean that you want to get with a boy or do anything. Try telling that to your mom. Waxing is expensive, and at your age, I wouldn’t do it. Razors are difficult, but most of the time it gets the job done (with the right shaving gel, try bikini zone gel). I also use a disposable, two blade razor. Another option is Nair or Bikini Zone hair removal. It is a cream that you leave on then take off in five to them minutes. I’ve only used it once and discovered it didn’t work out for me. Depending on hair type and skin type (tough, thin, etc.) it may work. A small bottle is cheap, and you should be able to buy some without your mom of you’d like. Hope this helped!

  5. Astha Astha says:

    I have never shaved down there. I always get a wax. However its very painful and now I am seriously considering shaving instead of waxing.

  6. Kenzie Kenzie says:

    I’m 17 and I have dreaded and embarrassed to wear a swimsuit because of the hair. When I was 14 I didn’t trim enough and I was wearing a swimsuit and I spread my legs apart and it was bad. I own 3 swimsiots, bur i prefer the one woth the fatter bottom part cuz no hair shows. I shave my bikini line and a little on the top and I trim, but I get lazy and don’t do it for weeks. I’ve only ever used soap and a razor. I get bikini bumps all the time which I’m embarrassed by. What is the best method for trimming? I’ve layed down on my bed in the birthing pose and I’ve sat on the toilet. There’s gotta be a more efficient way and doesn’t have a hard clean up. Please help! I also have dark hair below my belly button. I shave and pluck it, but this leaves red bumps and black dots. Amy suggestions? And my armpit hair grows back way too fast. I shave and the next day the black hair is poking out. How can I cheaply make it grow slower?

    • Dolly Dolly says:

      Kenzie, I used to get red bumps to, but I learned that the more I shaved ” down there” the less painful it was. Also if you use a newer razor, it helps! Hope this helps!

    • Nan Nan says:

      Hi, Kenzie!

      For the trimming part — you might put a towel down while trimming, and shower immediately after.

      For the shaving irritation — be careful with your skin! Use the razor gently, and make sure it’s sharp. You might use a moisturizer or exfoliate the area as well.
      Don’t itch or shave over the bumps until they’re gone, and don’t shave too often!

      For the armpit situation — It’s probably not actually growing faster, but just looks like that.

      Hope this helps. :’)

  7. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    For everyone that is having problems with shaving, try the no-no! It works great! And news flash Walmart now carries a version of the no-no laser hair removal device, and it works just as well! Hope this helps!

  8. Amber Amber says:

    Dear original publisher and everyone else. I’m literally at Target right this moment and have found “Bikini Zone” it is currently $5.99 hope this helps people find it :)

  9. shayna shayna says:

    hi guys,
    I’m 15 and I shave occasionally but not all the time. I’ve been doing it less frequently lately, however because I’ve found that a few days after I shave, the hairs that are growing in are very painful are extremely sensitive to the touch. I haven’t bothered lately because that is more painful, bumpier, and grainier than when I do unshaved. I’d like to shave all the time but his is such a nuisance to me. when I shave again a couple days later these painful hairs are difficult to remove and my red bumps becom even worse. is there any way to avoid this?

    • Deni Deni says:

      You should let all your hair grow out until all of the bumps are gone and the next time you shave, after you shave, use a sugar scrub and run in circular motions everyday after you shave until you need to shave again

    • anonymous anonymous says:

      what you have it ingrown hairs and what you need to do is tweeze them. It will hurt like pulling splinters and those suckers are tuff. I would practice pulling leg hairs to get used to the pain first. Don’t go after them too quick or harsh because if they are really bad or you get too close to the skin you can bleed.

  10. Joy Joy says:

    Hi! So, I’ve been trying to shave down there for awhile now, but every time I try to run the razor over it, I get this weird sandpaper kind of feeling under the blades. Is this normal, and how can I avoid it?

    • Jane Obsessed obsessed24 says:

      It could be because of the razor you’re using! Mine feels like that when I use a five blade, but when using a two blade, I don’t get that feeling. Also, make sure the skin is pulled taught before shaving. It will help, good luck!

  11. molly molly says:

    okay hi im 15 and ive never properly shaved my vagina before (except for trimming and shaving for bikini bottoms) but because im growing older and beginning to experiment with boys i wanna shave because i feel uncomfortable with the hair down there but like it scares me a lil bit because the little bits ive shaved in the past have gone a bit red and blotchy so i don’t want that to happen everywhere :/ also all my friends already shave and will probably find me a bit gross if i admit i don’t (it’s stupid i know but sadly it’s the way my generation are starting to work) so i can’t ask them for tips and my mum would just say i was too young to do that because obviously she wants me to stay away from boys and be her baby forever lol. also i don’t have any shaving cream or anything but when i shave my legs & armpits i just use soap, so is that alright to use on my vagina too? and ingrown hairs scare me because when i was 13 i had one on my armpit and it was so horrible because i had to have it like sliced open by the doctor and it was so painful, so i really don’t want that happening down there, and it’d be awkward to explain to my mum :/ and is there any way of getting rid of the hairs which are more further backwards that i can’t see well enough to shave? annnddd i don’t have a bath in my house (which i’d find a lot easier to shave with if i did) so will it be difficult in the shower?

    • Joanne Joanne says:

      Hi Molly! I’m not sure if you’ve already gotten answers to your questions (because it looks like you posted this about two months ago), but just in case you haven’t:

      First off, don’t ever feel like you HAVE to shave your pubic area! Many women prefer to shave, for many different reasons, but let’s face it: it’s a pain! It’s not gross or unhygienic to not shave, but if you choose to do so, soap works just fine. Just try to go for gentle, unscented soaps if you can, as the skin down there is pretty sensitive.

      And I don’t think ingrown hairs are anything to really be nervous about; at least, I’ve never had a problem with them. Razor bumps happen, but they don’t really require anything extra to fix, I find. No doctors needed! They eventually go away on their own, but baby powder or lotion may help the process along. Honestly, though, I just leave it.

      Also, showers are just fine for shaving! Sometimes I find having a tub is beneficial, since you have something to put your foot up on, but if you don’t, that’s just fine.

      Hope I was able to help a bit! :) Good luck!

  12. taylor taylor says:

    so i shaved down there and have recently found small little red bumps, did i do something wrong or is that normal? I have tried shaving once before and I didn’t go all out with moisturizers or special razors and shaving gels, I don’t have the money for that stuff. I also don’t use baby powder because it’s said to contribute to cervical cancer, what should i do? any tips for future shaving? I just want my bikini bottom hair-free :)

    • Lizzy Lizzy says:

      Right after you shave apply deodorant prevents bumps. Also shave with baby oil it leaves it soft and the hair takes longer to grow back

  13. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Use coconut oil before and after shaving. Cheap and VERY effective.

    • Lexa Lexa says:

      This works like magic!!! I use it all over my body and I’m left with soft silky skin, although it smells kinda weird and you still may have a couple bumps here and there but it’s totally worth trying!

  14. First timers First timers says:

    the females from my family that I asked don’t shave down there.i know it’s not a forced but I just don’t like it being there when taking a shower so I’m a bit nervous if I cut you self or how far along do I shave.

  15. Jackline Jackline says:

    Hi Buddies, that is the razor, how best can waxing work?

  16. Emily Emily says:

    Hey Ladies,
    I just want to share my story. I just got released from a 5 day hospital stay where I had to have a 6inch long incision cut into my bikini line and having necrotic tissue cut out all the way down to the muscle. This happened right after a Brazilian wax. The place that I got the wax was completely sanitary and sterile. The aesthetician was wonderful. I had absolutely no pain and I was absolutely in love with my wax. But about 4 days after the wax I got a shave bump. I anticipated this as I am prone to them. As usual I put acne gel on it and also washed with acne soap. I shower daily. In two days it was the size of a golf ball. I went to a doctor who tried to drain it but the infection had gone too deep. It had also become antibitic resistant. I had to get surgery and spent 5 days in the hospital getting IV antibiotics. I have a wound that is about 2 inches deep and from the top of my pubic area to the bottom. I have to pack it with gauze every day and it will take 5-6 weeks to heal. I am not telling this story to scare anyone. I honestly don’t think what happened to me is very common. I do not blame the waxing salon. I also did nothing improper. Everyone’s skin has staph on it. Some people are also colonized with MRSA and may never have symptoms until something like this happens. What happened was that my pores had opened up from the waxing procedure and the staph was able to enter. So just be aware if you are prone to shave bumps. It can also happen with shaving. Just pay attention to the size of a bump and whether or not it gets bigger or hot or you get a fever. Good luck gals!

  17. jasmine jasmine says:

    I use bikini zone shaving gel and after gel . I love it ! I used to get horrible razor bumps like the worst ever ! I live in canada the o ly drug store ive found that carries bikini zone is london drugs. I also put a shit load of baby powder down there .
    Ive heard of friends who put coconut oil and said it is amazing as well and your little lady gets to smell like coconut lol.

    If you cant find bikini zone I recomend shaving with conditioner so its clear to see where your shaving or even shave with lotion ! Afterwards you can put some non fragrance deoderant . And baby powder !

    Hope i helped

  18. Kay Kay says:

    I’m really annoyed. I try EVERYTHING to get rid of my “girl mustache” and it just won’t go away. I try wax scrub really hard I get a burn. I tried Sally Hansen hair removal. Scrubbed really hard still gave me a burn. I tried plucking and it hurts a lot. Any ideas?? (Besides bleaching)

    • Taylor Taylor says:

      If it’s not too much hair and it’s just dark, try bleaching it. Facial bleach is very cheap and easy to use

    • Tris Tris says:

      if you’re okay to invest, electrolysis permanently removes the hairs; its a long process (a bout a year if you want it done properly) and not the cheapest, but its more effective than laser or anything else… and it lasts forever!

    • sexylady sexylady says:

      try. veet. facial wax trips. works for me and don’t burns you

    • Raquel Raquel says:

      i had the same problem and the only solution i found to it was to thread my “girl mustache”. it’s expensive, but it works really well. another thing i do when i dont have time/money to get it done is a i trim it with some mini scissors i own and it helps a lot

  19. Kara Kara says:

    I’m 19 and have been shaving for about 5 years now. I have never had problems with irritation or ingrown hairs until now. I bought a after shaving gel but when I used it I broke out in hives everywhere I used it. I called my mom and she said I should go to the ER but it seemed like an over reaction and I really can’t afford to pay unnecessary medical bills. I took benedrill and that helped a bit but I am still quite uncomfortable. Even after this reaction to the gel is gone I don’t know what I should do about the other irritations I’m having. Any advice is appreciated! :)

  20. Robbie Robbie says:

    I’ve been going bare down there for years. I’m pretty hairy down there and have always hated it. Thank god for the Brazilians! I started off shaving in high school through college and don’t remember having any issues with ingrown hairs. The first couple of times I waxed, no problems with ingrowns either, but after 4 or 5 sessions ingrowns started showing up. I went to a different aesthetician, but the problem ensued. I’ve purchased a variety of products from them, but none worked. I went back to shaving and the ingrowns got worst. I started researching and came across a thread where someone recommended Retin-A or tretinoin. I have a prescription for it for my acne, so I applied it where the ingrowns were and voila! Ingrowns no more. It took a few days, but the skin started peeling. I know it sounds totally gross, but I think it was exfoliating the skin. Now, I apply it after I shave and the day after and I’m good. Keep in mind this worked for me, but may not work for you. Tretinoin is a prescription drug and really should be used as instructed by for your physician. When I was first prescribed the medication for my face, I was told my skin would start peeling, be red, and irritated for the first few days as my skin acclimated to the medication. That never happened to me, but I do know of people who it did happen to. Also, if you decide to start using your retin-a down there, DO NOT wax for a long time. It does make your skin more sensitive and if you wax, it could potentially rip off a layer of your skin with it.

  21. jennifer jennifer says:

    deodarant works for preventing red bumps, just cover the shaved area with stick deodarant, it might burn a little bit at first, but it helps keep the hair folicle open wich stops the red bumps

  22. Nykki Nykki says:

    I noticed all the younger girls are asking for tips…over the years I found the best way to possibly shave down there is using a decent razor like Venus embrace or the men’s Gillette fusion with the skintimate shave gel (found in all local drugstores) for smoothness or coochy shave gel for smoothness and no razor bumps…(ordered online at Amazon). I use baby oil and only on the thigh area no where near the lip area to moisturize as soon as I’m done. But overall, y’all should just try a decent razor with the skintimate shave gel and do what your comfortable with…also if you exfoliate the skin beforehand (mix 1/4c virgin olive oil with 1/2 cup sugar) it smoothes the hair follicles so it doesn’t get irritated as much for those of you who are doing it for the first time…then when your done use baby oil/gel and moisturize your legs and they’ll be very smooth :)

  23. cherry cherry says:

    Recently done brazilian wax. I find out that the pubic area has becomes black. Is it normal?

  24. Tasman Tasman says:

    I realise it’s expensive and many of you are very young but if you can save up get laser brazilian, you have to shave a couple of days before each treatment but after 5 treatments you won’t have hair growing there at all and you might only need to have 1 or 2 treatments each year after that to maintain it. The first 5 treatments are monthly and don’t be embarrassed they gave seen it all before. A lot of places have specials eg $30 per treatment…worth looking into it to permanently remove it.

    • Maggie Maggie says:

      This may be a stupid question but is Brazilian a full? Also when you shave beforehand do you have to shave everything?

  25. Natasha - Jane Townsend Tasha says:

    Recently I shaved *down there* and it is so irratated, I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to use a particular type of razor to shave *down there* any idea how to stop it from being so irratated? Also my butthole is quite hairy and I’m not sure how to takle it! Any ideas would be much appreciated! :)

  26. samantha 2delicate says:

    Okay okay.. Ladies. I need help. I finally shaved down under for my second time. I typically just trim or use Nair. However, there is an area, mainly my lips and back by my butthole. There is hair, lots of it. And im not sure how to take care of it. Any suggestions?!

    • Paula paulasays says:

      Hmm – I’m a just get rid of it kind of girl I like the idea of nothing which is what I maintain.

      So my tips based on experience are:

      1. Buy a guys beard trimmer this get rid of most or the problem and isn’t that expensive at walmart.or wherever. If it’s a one shot deal you can throw this away when you get to stable state. I’m a bit seasonal gal and in the winter I maintain a landing zone but come summer I go back to this solution. I get my SO to help and there is no surprise where this ends up – oops.

      2. Guy’s razors or cheaper and seem to last longer than the pink designer things companies try and sell us.

      3. Razors are better then chemicals – don’t expect perfection on day 1 – after a week of a few strokes in a warm shower you are going to get a reasonable maintainable state and not get the irritation or ingrown issues if you try and deal with everything in one go,

      4. Use a shave product, use an aftercare one if that works for you. I just pinch my guys coconut one seems to work for both of us lol.

      5. Yes you need to deal with lip or labia hairs and your bum as well – just take a relaxed attitude and deal with some bits each day and don’t make anything sore – patience is perfect :-)

  27. em em says:

    Aaaahhhhh oh my gosh, PLEASE omit the suggestion of using baby powder anywhere NEAR the poon! It’s been linked to cervical cancer! One of the main reasons talc is no longer added to latex gloves.

    • Leeny Leeny says:

      Very true! BUT, there is now cornstarch only baby powder. It’s harder to find and usually more expensive, but worth it.

      • Heather Heather says:

        Most baby decent baby powders are made talc free for baby health. Talc is harder and harder to find. Just go to the baby isle and get look for 100% cornstarch. If its safe enough for sensitive baby skin its probably safe for pubic region.

  28. Holly Holly says:

    I’m 16 and I have a boyfriend. Well he has been wanting to take to the next level such as being a little more intimate with more touching. Which im okay with except that I don’t shave at all down there and I’m scared that if he was going to reach down south he would get grossed out. We both are virgins so. I don’t know what to do and I don’t want to talk about this with him because I’m so shy when it comes to stuff like this. Please help me.

    • Helen R Helen R says:

      If he is a virgin too, he’s probably just thrilled at the thought of “getting some”. I would say trim. Don’t go completely bare as there will be friction. That’s why you have hair there. And, FYI, he has hair there too. Venus makes a nice trimmer. That way you don’t cut yourself. Always exfoliate before and after. Always use some sort of shave cream or hair conditioner. And always moisturize. It prevents bumps. Coochie Shave Cream is available on Amazon and worth the money. And, of course, always use protection with any sexual activity. Be safe. :-)

    • anon anon says:

      Personal experience: shave it all off if that’s what makes you more confident and confortable. It was for me. Guys will never be grossed out by nothing down there. Later on down the road my boyfriend suggested a “landing strip” would be sexy (just his opinion) so you have that option as well!

    • Becca Becca says:

      He won’t be grossed out. I think it is sexier if you at least keep it trimmed (ie- hairs about 1/2 inch or less). But I don’t think he’ll be grossed out either way. He has hair down there too and he doesn’t have any precious expectations of what you should have anyways since he’s a virgin. So in essence, I reccomend shaving or at least trimming, BUT he probably won’t care too much either way.

    • Brunie Brunie says:

      i’m in the exact same situation, please help us

  29. Savannah Savannah says:

    I personally love Dollar Shave Club razors, shave butter, and the repair serum. Not only is it cheap and awesome, you don’t have to go to the store. Just update your box every month. It comes with four new razors every month so you have a fresh one every week. And if you don’t shave that often, you can change it to every other month. You can also cancel anytime. Really worth the money. I use the 4x razor, it’s supposed to be the best for women.
    Also, waxing is not bad, it just got cold to me.

  30. Danielle Danielle says:

    So, I’ve been on a quest searching for a way to be hairless down there without pain and money down the drain, but it’s hard having extremely sensitive skin (even the dermatologist said it’s unnaturally sensitive, and that was just my face!). I started with a two-bladed razor, the cheap kind in a bag that my elderly mother who no longer needs to be concerned about shaving buys, and that failed horribly, ending with bleeding, pain, and skin down there that looked like acne. I used the Bikini Zone stuff, which made it redder and it burned, but I suppose it was better than before. I used that “magical hair remover” stuff, which burned so badly and left such a terrible rash that I couldn’t walk without looking like a cowboy who rode his horse too long for two days.

  31. Allison Allison says:

    so it’s the first time I shaved down there and It’s itching really bad. I think I’m walking funny and it’s really uncomfortable and I don’t have any baby powder at the moment. Any tips?

  32. Raquel Raquel says:

    Hai people
    I’m Raquel and I am 12 years old.
    Whenever I shave my pubic hair I don’t use anything after I just rinse with water. Is that okay?
    Also, after a couple days after I shave the small hairs seem to be pointy and poke me. It’s very irritating… I don’t want to have to ask to use the bathroom every 5 minutes because it’s itchy. And I can never seem to make ALL of the hair go away when I shave. There is still very small hairs. I need help!

    • Helen R Helen R says:

      Hair conditioner makes a really good and cheap moisturizer.

      • poo poo says:

        don’t use hair conditioner as moisturizer, especially in sensitive areas. this should go without saying.

    • Carlie Carlie says:

      Hi, I have the very same problem. I just had my second time shaving down there and last time I shaved down there, it left little roots and the next day, some of the roots were saw and a little red around them. It also hurt every time I tried to wipe on the toilet. Now I’m a little scared to shave all the way because I don’t want the roots becoming sore again. I tried moisturiser and added a little bit of roll on deodorant which seems to make it smell nice. But I probably advise leaving the tiniest bit of length when shaving so the roots don’t become annoying. I hoped I helped, I’m only 13 and I am trying to find some tips on shaving.

    • Alicia Alicia says:

      I think it’s ok to rinse with water, although it’s better to use moisturizer.
      As for the itching, you can either shave more often to avoid it, or try using baby powder to make it more barable.
      And the hairs left behind, do you mean like the roots of the hairs? If that’s what you are referring to, then I have the same problem, and I really don’t know. I hope I helped a little : )

  33. Lydia Lydia says:

    Hi havent shave down there much before and I didn’t know I was supposed to. I was talking to my friends and they all do. I mean I want it to be smooth but without the bumps and itch I have babypowder and razors but what else do I need? Any tips?

    • rose ny rose ny says:

      you’re NOT “supposed to” remove your hair down there.
      It is a CHOICE.

      And from all the comments I am reading here about the pain, irritation, itchiness, anxiety, hassle and
      general discomfort that comes with removing it all, I have to ask: WHY????

      We all have hair there. It is a natural part of becoming a woman.
      Why this obsession with needing to look like a hairless pre-pubescent mannequin???
      Think about it.
      I just trim it a bit.
      Never had a complaint.
      The End……

      • joche joche says:

        Thank you. I quite needed to hear this after all those comments which assumed shaving was obliged.

  34. badi badi says:

    I wonder if any salon in bay area doing shave down area and under arms. I do it myself regularly and wondering some times get it done in salon

  35. Sintia Sintia says:

    So, I’m 15 and my Mom says that I’m too young. She’s certain that I’m going to do this for a guy. But that is not the case. It causes a lot of problems. I even had to give up the cheerleading team because it was too embarrassing. Some girls from our team even started to make remarks. I’m afraid they’ll tell everyone in our school. How can i explain Mom that it’s really important to me?

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      So my mom sayas test im to young to suave my self bit im 15 and i amo in cheerleading bit it Washington inberis trata they see my Haity from my legs and i need one of those

    • Helen R Helen R says:

      Sweetie, those girls are insignificant, immature, self absorbed , insecure jerks. I’m 43 and those girls existed when I was in school. And sadly, they still exist even in adulthood. It took me a long time to learn this but what they think our say about you, says NOTHING about you. But it speaks volumes about them and their own insecurities. You do what is right for you. Period. Don’t pay them any mind. If you feel more comfortable or confident by trimming or shaving, then go for it. But if you are doing it to fit in our please others, don’t do it. Just don’t. Your self worth and self esteem is worth far more than they are. Years from now, those girls will still be belittling people. Just ignore them, do what’s right for you and move on. I know it’s hard, especially when you are so young. But believe me, you are worth it. God bless. :-)

    • Harriet Harriet says:

      Dont let somethig that happens naturally stop you from doing what you love. Tell your mom that for some reason the girls at school find it socially unacceptable to have pubic hairs and that you just want to get rid of them so people wont tease you. Tell her it has nothing to do with boys, but that you really dont want to be teased or feel uncomfortable about it around other girls. If she still doesnt understand take the advice from this website and shave on your own. Dont let something as silly – though uncomfortable – as body hair stop you from doing what you love.

  36. Ms Divya Ms Divya says:

    Yeah it always been important to shave the bikini area the idea of using a razor its much irritating and harmful too and now a days many electric razor are available in market to shave bikini are safely.

  37. Sara Sara says:

    I read this blog and I am shaving for the first time….
    So Do we have to apply any sort of cream / lotion before shaving ?

  38. Kayleigh Kayleigh says:

    So I shaved my bikini area are its itching really bad. I did not shave my “deeper area” though. I feel like I’m walking kinda funny because it’s bothering me so much. It’s the first time i have. People say to put baby powered but I’m not sure where ours is and I don’t want to ask my mom. Plus there are a lot of roots I can’t remove. I don’t want to wax until a few years because I’d have to ask my mom to take me and I really don’t want to talk to her about it.

  39. Amanda143 Amanda143 says:

    Okay so I’ve been shaving for a while and after a few days it always gets itchy and it’s quite embarrassing. Help?

  40. Shiloh Shiloh says:

    I’ve tried the bikini zone pre-shave gel and it didn’t work at all, wouldn’t reccomend it

  41. rose rose says:

    I always use an electric shaver. It works well and it doesn’t give me irritation. I also use a razor that has a rubber thing to avoid getting cut. From experience, do not shave upwards.I found that shaving sideways works well.

  42. College girl College girl says:

    Hey there, well ive done shaving and self waxing. While waxing does last longer, its a pain to do. Shaving works just fine for a day in the sun. Shaving side to side does get best results. If u have sensitive skin like me, i suggest u use a mens razor like gillete. They cut well and the bar of soap thingy on it helps alot. Before you shave your area of choice, you should lather on either a shaving cream or conditioner. My favorite shaving cream is the light green bottle of aveeno. Once you’re all lathered up, shave side to side with a good amount of pressure, not to light but dont cut yourself. Once you’re done, get a cotton ball, put Witch Hazel on it and dab your chosen area. Then put on baby powder. This reduces red spots and irritation. After all this, you have bikin ready skin. Have fun! :)

  43. ALittleEmbarrassed ALittleEmbarrassed says:

    Hi, I was looking for advice from anybody, really. I’ve looked online, and I know this is actually very common, I’m just not exactly sure how to approach this. I have fine hairs around my butt area, and I can’t see to shave, plus I don’t want them to grow back more coarse! I am thinking a wax is my only option.. but that just feels so humiliating.

    • Gabi Gabi says:

      As a female, our anatomy is definitely more difficult to deal with than that of a male. If you’re having trouble shaving down there because you can’t see anything, don’t be afraid to take a small mirror that you can prop up and stand above, and study what areas you want to shave and which ones to avoid. It’ll be a lot easier overcoming the nervous feelings of shaving down there the first time if you can see exactly what you’re doing. Also, this is your own body, so don’t be afraid to adjust it as needed to make the shaving experience more comfortable. With that being said, pulling some of the looser skin slightly taunt will help with irritation bumps, as well as showering and then applying baby oil afterwards. I promise that after you overcome the fear, the feeling it leaves behind is life changing!

  44. kirbie kirbie says:

    17. I got reeeaally self conscious about hair everywhere was I was like 13, which is about when my sisters (late 20s/early 30s) helped me get my first razors and stuff. My mother sucks with all this, she’s literally never shaved. She used to tell me off for shaving my legs every 2-3 days (during summer) saying I was only supposed to do it every three weeks. Pretty hopeless. I started shaving my bikini area pretty much straight after my first time (so around 14/15). I personally feel gross if I let myself um, grow out, I have to keep myself at a nice trim or less. I would loove to have the confidence to not have to work as much as I do but until I do, all these comments and stuff are totally helping me find the best products and methods! Thanks guys!

  45. Amanda Amanda says:

    I’ve found that using diaper rash oitment like Desitin or any others works so you dont get those bumps.

  46. Makaela Makaela says:

    I’m 16 , I’ve been shaving since I was 14 but I started shaving because I hate the hair down there and my first time I got razor bumps and I didn’t know how to shave and I didn’t know I should exfoliate after , now I have all these razor scars and they are embarrassing to me ;(

  47. Michelle Michelle says:

    Im going to college next month and I want to find the quickest and easiest way to shave. Ive been shaving for a couple years now and it normally takes my 40 mins to shave my bikini area but I have 4 other roommates that im sharing a bathroom with and I dont really want to be walked in on while im shaving. And im not a waxing fan so that is out of the way. Any help???

  48. jacy jacy says:

    I’m 16 an I shave an all but I’m super self conches about my body as my friends say ima “tooth pick” an very nervous about the middle areas I don’t know how to go down an shave that with out cutting that region an how do I get rid off the roots I can see them even after shaving an I’m considering waxing but not good with pain and Nair???

    • sam sam says:

      Try going slowly and, it sounds really awkward but it works, sit on the edge of the tub or in the tub and spread your legs it stretches the skin enough your can get down there and shave so the roots don’t show and you can get all the hair you want. Please don’t use Nair, the stuff is super irritating and way to strong to use on the bikini line! If you don’t get all the hair the first time try shaving in multiple directions to get at the shorter roots but make sure the area is well lubed and your razor is clean every time you go over it I liked using baby oil for this but since i got a schtick intuition i’ve just used that. Also something to note if you have very dark hair down there you’ll always see pinpricks of it because you’re only getting rid of the exposed hairs above the skin not ripping out the from the base of the follicle like waxing its nothing to be ashamed of I have it too! Hope this helps ;)

      • Maggie Maggie says:

        Thank you! I have been shaving for a little while down there and have super dark hair.. I m a little self conscious because none of the women in my family shave that area, but mine is out of control. I’m glad I found someone that understands about dark hair! And as long as you feel better about your bikini line and your body than its okay with what you do with it.

  49. jacy jacy says:

    I’m 16 an I’ve read every single comment an paragraph in suuper self conches an shy an I can’t wear a bikini I shave an you can still see the root its irratating an painful I wish it was all gone what should I do.. An what about nair I’m even considering waxing!

  50. jelisa jelisa says:

    Hi I’m 18 and I’m very self conscious when it comes to my body, especially down stairs. I just always think, if I ever get married, will that turn them off? Will they ever want to see me again? I get nervous just thinking about it…..anyway is there truly a painless way to shave down there? If so what should I do and what steps?

    • The Librarian The Librarian says:

      Are you going to have an arranged marriage? If not, you should definitely only marry someone who you love more than the whole world, and who loves you back the same way. A good marriage is about teamwork and encouraging each other and sometimes making personal sacrifices for the other’s well-being. A good marriage is not about pubic hair or being bare. Personally, I think if you get the feeling that a man gets turned off from your natural body, he’s not good husband material. You want someone who will be devoted to you as you age, and who genuinely still thinks you’re beautiful when you haven’t showered for two weeks. {And yes, these incredible men do exist.} If, and when, you do get married, talk to your husband about his preferences, and feel free to shave for special occasions. But in my opinion it’s not a good use of your time to worry about that kind of thing and cause yourself discomfort over it right now. Best wishes!

  51. pure romance finatic pure romance finatic says:

    pure romance sells shaving gel called “coochy” and it is AMAZING. its the only thing that i can use when shaving. they also sell an aftercare spray that is just as amazing. i totally reccomend it!

  52. Audrey Audrey says:

    Whats with all these girls thinking they need their mom’s permission to shave? This is a PRIVATE issue that you can deal with yourself with things that you should already have around the house.

    • Kyra Kyra says:

      Yeah until a girl tries it and ends up going to the ER because their mother knew that they had a skin condition that the girl didn’t know about….. Honestly if your mom is saying not to then ask her if either side of your family has a history of either: skin conditions, sensitive skin, or even genetic issues that could effect that. Honestly your mom may know a little more about it than you think and she is just trying to help or prevent issues. Hope this helped.

      • Alayna Alayna says:

        Umm what mom wouldn’t tell their kid they had a skin condition? That’s super controlling and screwed up to not tell someone about their own medical issue

    • diana roark mommyx4boys says:

      Actually many parents dont allow their kids to even shave their legs until they reach a certain age, let alone their bikini area.

      • Emily Ann Emily Ann says:

        It’s not up to the parents to decide what the child does with their private areas! My mum didn’t let me shave my legs but I did it anyway, I mean it’s not like they know what you’re doing in your shower, if it makes you feel better about yourself then that’s more important than what your parents want.

  53. Tracie Tracie says:

    I have tried the razor with the plastic protector on it for ‘down there’. It doesn’t get a clean shave, but it definitely trims it up nice. I have shaved clean a few times and always hate the growing back in stage–for whatever reason, I didn’t exfoliate nearly enough. With summer finally here and shaving clean starting up again, can’t wait to see if the exfoliating helps!

  54. marry marry says:

    hi, i just shaved my bikini zone a few days ago but there were still a lot like ‘roots’ left in my skin and i can’t remove. how could i do? and how to use another type o rozar, like a small one but with plastic protection(?? don’t know how to describe)… anyway someone please help.. thanks a lot:))

    • Ally Ally says:

      I usually take a set of tweeters to the roots left there from shaving to prevent the hairs in- growing (yes it hurts the first few times but numbs after a little while)

  55. Alicia Alicia says:

    Well should I tell my aunt about my hair down there
    So I won’t be scared later when something happens
    But me and my close friends admitted it to each other
    Already but if anything happens should I tell her or
    Should I wait plus I do shave down there because I’m
    o self conscious about myself a little bit
    If it itches should I put oils or baby powder
    Or something?

  56. Etiene Etiene says:

    Come on girlies! You don’t need yor moms permission to trim the bush. And it’s not rocket science. Trim it down with scissors. Lather up and shave. Just remember you’re scrapping a razor blade across your delicate skin! One or two swipes max. Lotion up or aloe up….and check it out the next day.
    Missed a few spots….touch it up. Ez pz.

    • C C says:

      Nads wax kit worked for upper lip hair. Cootchie cream didn’t solve my problems with bumps. Good to have more ideas here to try

  57. zoe zoe says:

    I was shaving a while back and i didnt realise but i have cut myself all the way down one side, i have tried sudocrem but it hasn’t worked and i dont really want to tell my mum because i am too embarrassed:| what do i do?

    • Marki Marki says:

      If it is really bad but you are embarrassed to tell her in person write it then on a piece of paper and put it somewhere that she will see.

      • Anonymous Anonymous says:

        So my mom got me the no no hair remover for my so called girl mustache. I haven’t tried it yet but it also says on the box that you can use it for the bikini area. Has anyone ever tried this out before? If so can you tell me if it works well or if it doesn’t. I’m getting tired of using a shaver to shave my bikini area. It gets itchy and gets those bumps and I was wondering if the no no hair remover or even one of those electric hair shaving things would work better?

  58. Taylor Taylor says:

    You can find the Bikini Zone at Ulta!

  59. Sierra Sierra says:

    Okay so I was having huge problems with itching and major razor burn! (Red bumps) I tried bikini zone cream and it didn’t help either- but I found that coconut oil works GREAT! I put in on right after I shave and every night, also try not to wear tight underwear that would rub and irretate are your skin.

    • Tammy Stephens Tams14 says:

      The BumpBan is also great for shaving irritation.
      I use it after nearly ever shave, and it has made a huge difference.

  60. alyssa alyssa says:

    I shaved but then I started bleedind and I had little red bumps and pointy dleft over hair what should I doo it hurts so bad and I’m only 13 years o

    • laura laura says:

      Be very careful when you shave! Its best to avoid shaving the labia area because you DO NOT want to cut yourself there, it is very painful and irritating. Stick to just shaving the upper area and along your thighs. You are very young so it would even be okay to hold off on shaving for a couple years. But if you really want to, you should definitely confront your mother about it (or maybe a close friend). Maybe she will have some tips or maybe she’ll go out and buy you something to ease the pain.
      Also, other people have been posting good advice to avoid irritation.. exfoliate regularly, mousturize regularly and so on.
      Good luck.

  61. sophie sophie says:

    I shaved a while back. Have been doing it since quite sometime now. The first two days are fine but then it starts to itch like hell. Help. It gets really embarrassing at times. :(

  62. sophie sophie says:

    I shaved a while back. Have been doing it since quite sometime now. The first two days are fine but then it starts to itch like hell. Help. It gets really embarrasing at times. :(

    • Brooke Brooke says:

      Put aloe Vera on it right after u shave it helps me

    • Mariah Mariah says:

      For me it starts itching and or hurting from irritation about every two days. Just make sure to shave about every other day or every two days, otherwise it will itch like hell and/or hurt somewhat. :)

      • lilly lilly says:

        I lather on un-scented coco butter lotion from Bath and Body works on my legs and bikini area right after I shave and at least once a day after. I only use coco butter because even sensitive skin lotions make my legs itch and burn after i shave. If its really bad you can also use a dab of A&D or triple antibiotic to make it stop itching and prevent irritation. I also only shave down there once a week at most or the area becomes itchy.

    • krissy krissy says:

      There is no magic cure for this….regularly exfoliate and as soon as you get out of the shower lotion up (I use unscented baby oil). Otherwise, it’s not super embarrassing, it happens to everyone who shaves somewhere (Ever see guys scratching at stubble?) just learn to scratch in private (I will admit I’ve shoved a hand in my jean pocket to do a quick scratch) or just ride out the urge.

  63. Livvy Livvy says:

    Hi I’m sorta having problems down you know where. So im super self conscious about it and I decided that I didn’t want all that hair down there. So i took a scissors and cut it. I didn’t ask questions to anyone or refer to the net. Now it seems really irresponsible of me. It’s really prickly and itches. Especially the.. insides. I’m kinda scared bout the more.. deeper places. What do I do?

    • Ali Ali says:

      I kind of did the same as you. I didn’t really, and still don’t know what I want exactly – but I sure know I don’t want people to notice when I’m in a bikini. So I generally trim the hair, keeping it short, and shave closer to my thighs and around the sides… I exfoliate and mosturize regularly.. I sometimes try to wash the hair to make it softer

    • laura laura says:

      Do not take scissors to the “deeper places”!!! You can really risk harming yourself. You could attempt carefully shaving but even that is risk for cutting yourself in a very sensitive area (ive done it, it is not something you want to experience). (And honestly, nobody will see the “deeper places” except guys who you have “relations” with and they shouldnt care. If they do, they dont deserve to be with you.)
      As for the rest, you said you only cut it with scissors, right? And now it is prickly and irritating? The best thing to do is shave it. Follow this post and hopefully it will make things better. I get really terrible irritation when shaving my bikini area so i try to avoid it (i usually trim up the area with my razor and shave the edges). So, be aware that there may be irritation after you shave, but maybe try the bikini zone gel and/or baby powder suggested in this post. Im going to try to find some and use it next time too.

      • Brooke Brooke says:

        I use aloe Vera it helps keep away bumps and the burns I put it on right after I finish shaving and dry off

      • Sausan Sausan says:

        Amm , sorry to disturb you…
        But it would be really a great pleasure for me if u answer it ! Whts the difference between using a razor and shaving ?
        (As I am using It for the first time so a bit confused…)

  64. Victoria Victoria says:

    Okay so, I’m 16 and I’m not doing this for a guy…I’m just really self concious. I tried talking to my mom about special razors and stuff..which unlike other moms, she didnt say I was too young, she just said we’ll see.. She sorta on the lazy side so she just never does it. I honestly don’t know what to do…in my mind all I can think of is when I get married, will they not wanna sleep with me Becuz of it? it bothers me to no end. Like I won’t even wear shorts or change in front of my friends. I won’t even play sports becuz that cause you to change in front of people. Someone please help.

    • Georgia Georgia says:

      Dear Victoria – one thing you do not have to worry about is whether the man you marry will sleep with you or not because of your pubic hair. The porn industry has worked pretty hard to make it seem normal for women to not have hair down there (which, if you think about, it makes them seem like little girls, right? The reason you have hair there is because you are, in fact, a woman!). So, some men, if they’ve only seen women who are meticulously groomed, may not be used to hair there, but it will be something you two can talk about and work through – not a deal breaker. Not to mention, most dudes do no grooming down there, so it shouldn’t be too big of a shock that the look is similar!

      Now, of course that doesn’t fix your anxiety and embarrassment about it (I have it too! I have such a hard time shaving down there without EXTREME irritation (that’s why I’m reading this blog post!).). I agree with Jacquelyn, maybe if you express to your mom how you really feel about it and why you need her help she will be more willing to help out. There’s a big difference between, “hey Mom, can you buy me one of these $12 fancy razors so I can shave my bikini zone” and “hey Mom, I’m really self-conscience about this, and it’s making me not want to do things that otherwise I would totally do. I heard that this razor was really good, do you think I could try it? Do you have any ideas?” (or something like that). The latter makes it seem like she’s really helping out her daughter – like she gets to be the hero, you know!

      • Anna Desharnais annades says:

        To bob who said this was sexist: that is singlehandedly the dumest thing I have ever read. She just said that some boys don’t shave and make a big deal over girls who don’t shave. And saying most men don’t shave down there is not discriminatory jesus christ educate yourself. You can’t be sexist towards men since we live in a patriarchal (men being in control simce you don’t seem to know much about sexiam and such) Men opress women so we can never be sexist towards you. Maybe discriminatory (NOT LIKE ABOVE) but not sexist.

      • bob bob says:

        that’s pretty sexist. i’m a guy and i shave my pubes all the time. saying that guys don’t manscape at all is discriminating. you should be ashamed of yourself

      • Victoria Victoria says:

        Thank you for the advice. It doesn’t matter what I do, she’s never gonna do it. I love my mom, but she is the biggest procrastinator in the world. It’s down right ridiculous. I think I’m gonna wait till I get my own money and go behind her back. Either that or ill just start waxing by myself. The pain scares me though.

    • jacquelyn jacquelyn says:

      Tell your mom how much you are inhibited. She might then get on it. Then, the next time she goes to a store, go. You can pick up a good shaver and what you need at that time…so she doesn’t forget.

  65. Amanda Amanda says:

    I saw that someone said that the rotary blades work best because it can’t nic you. Is that true?? If so what’s the best brand to get?

    •  Shorne says:

      A rotary electric personal shaver that has a single head will be the way to go. The single head makes it easier to get at hair in tight confined pubic areas. The blades do not touch the skin, unless you are pressing down too hard or are using a face shaver which has a foil design that has larger holes in the foil. This type of shaver foil is not suited for shaving privates as they produce shaving rash and red bumps.

      Among other personal shaver brands the Bare It All Shaver has titanium blades, an ultra thin foil to get really close to the skin and graduated holes in the foil for different hair textures and which prevents skin irritation “down there”.

      It also has self sharpening blades that do not need replacing for more than a year – which saves a bundle of cash over the safety razor blade cartridges. There is also an inbuilt trimmer which is very useful for the stray long hairs.

      If I were you or anyone agonizing over hair removal I would do an Internet search for personal shavers or pubic shavers. Then narrow your search for the shaver that meets the needs you have in terms of :

      * Price – the lowest price is not always the best deal
      * Cordless & rechargeable or not
      * Combined shaver and trimmer
      * How long can you shave before the shaver needs recharging
      * How many times shaver power cell can be recharged
      * Can the power cell and the blades and foil set be replaced
      * Can the shaver recharge overseas – ie universal voltage
      * Does the shaver have bulky charging stands and cords

      That my two cents worth.

      Good luck in your search !

  66. simply me simply me says:

    Okay so the information was really helpful and useful. But umm i noticed i have blood stains in my underwear is that normal? And no i did not cut myself or at least i felt lile i didn’t.

  67. shantija shantija says:

    Hi Sarah can u tell he to initiate..

  68. shantija shantija says:

    Till date I have heard abt shaving but not did any I am also feeling to do shave

  69. Taylor Taylor says:

    I LOVE Bikini Zone! It stops my razor bumps from happening every time. Just put a thin layer over the area immediately after drying off in the shower (which stings like a b**** for about two seconds and then leaves a nice cool) and again a few hours later and Voila! no razor burn. Make sure you keep an extra tube because I promise you, once you run out of the first tube, you won’t want to go through shaving with no supply of Bikini Zone!

  70. imagirliwaswondering imagirliwaswondering says:

    Hi everyone! I read this article last night along with all the comments they were so so helpful! I am going to Italy tomorrow on a skiing holiday with my school and other schools too. The hotel we are staying in has a beautiful swimming pool, and I love swimming! My delema was that the pool doesn’t allow shorts to be worn over swimming suits, which is what I usually do when going swimming, to stop my pubs from bring seen. The only option I had was to shave. M question to you all is that I followed all the steps that I had read here, and I began shaving below my bellybutton and down toward my clit, but the results I was left with was strubble?did this happen to anyone else?? Did I do it wrong? Also, do I need to wear ‘loose’ knickers? And what will happen if I don’t? It would be really helpful is someone could answer this asap. Thanks:)xx

  71. Melissa Melissa says:

    I did everything in this article in the order of: trimming, skipped exfoliating because I forgot, shaving gel, used schick for both gel and razor (5 blades), then pat dried, and then put on baby powder. I feel great. No bumps or irritation and trust me I have had lots of problems with that, and as soon as I put the baby powder on the minimal amount of irritation I felt from the constant contact of the razor, went away. This was a great article, so thank you, and good luck the rest of you ladies.

  72. Sarah Sarah says:

    Hello! This was sooooooo helpful! Thankyou very much! I am a 12 year old girl and me and mum aren’t very close. Any tips on asking your mum if you can shave down there? For the time being I have a big sister and I just use the razors I find in the unopened bags in the vanity. Also I would’ve been lost without this! I though u just got a razor and attacked down there!
    Thankyou heaps, sarah

  73. Yeti Yeti says:

    WOW!!! dis article HELPED me alot tnxxx guyzz!

  74. Lacey Lacey says:

    Using deodorant!! Yes think about it. You wear it under your armpit, and how many ingrown hairs have you gotten in there. Put it on after you dry off and it will greatly reduce the amount of ingrown hairs!!

  75. Baba Baba says:

    I disagree with ‘do not dry shave’ I shaved my area in the shower and it was very itchy, hard to do and painful. After that I tried dry shaving which is how I do my legs and it was great! I just put on a bit of talc beforehand to dry the skin out and make it so the skin doesn’t catch. It’s much better cause you can actually see why you’re doing-warm water makes your skin swell slightly. No bumps, no pain, just put some aloe Vera gel on after and it’s fine :) for the record I also have sensitive skin.

  76. Kiara Kiara says:

    Well I’m 14 and I don’t have baby powder and I don’t know exactly what to do because I started shaving recently down there and I want to be able to have a smooth area. How would I go about doing this correctly without getting bumps or anything?

  77. Ellyson Ellyson says:

    I am definitely going to try this! I haven’t shaved by bikini area before so I’m doing tons of research on how to properly do it to avoid razor burn as much as possible. I will definitely try baby powder and will have to see if the side to side motion when shaving works!

  78. Worried Worried says:

    I’ve seen this be asked a few times but I still haven’t seen a proper answer – how to shave around the vaginal and anal openings?
    It seems like such a tricky area to get to and I’m honestly scared of hurting myself.

  79. Jessica Farrell Jessica Farrell says:

    Soooo, I didn’t read all of the MANY comments, I’d take me days

  80. sophie sophie says:

    So i shaved a few days ago. And used oil and baby powder and it was all good. No bumps nothing. But now they are back. all red and itchy and im not sure what to do. HELP. Also stuff like bikini zone etc not available where i live.

  81. Kelley Kelley says:

    I was wondering if instead of baby powder or the cream you were talking about if regular lotion is ok for the bikini area or if it will just make it worse

  82. jessica jessica says:

    this article is awesome and extremely helpful. It’s more helpful than my bestie’s advice. Thanks!!! :)

  83. Anonymous Anonymous says:

    Hey umm I need help shaving my bikini area :c I’m 15 years old and have no idea how to do it ;c wenever I ask my mom she doesn’t help at all. I don’t get any of this. I tried shaving it once and I faced up cuz it seems too hard

    • Jessica Farrell Jessica Farrell says:

      Don’t know if you still need help, but buy a good 4-5 blade shaver, change it frequently and use an aftershave (for men or women) start shaving down wards then side to side then upwards with the area drenched in a shave cream. You. Might want to consider waxing, your hair will take a long time to grow back and it will grow back thinner since you are so young. I wish I waxed from day one! (Im 31)

  84. Gary Gary says:

    I’m a guy who shaves and I have very sensitive skin. I now shave every other day and use tendskin afterwards. Works like a charm. No bumps and I go against the grain

  85. Rachel Rachel says:

    I lucked out with a not-so-sensitive downtown so BikiniZone worked well for me! It’s not harsh, so if you’re prone to bumps, baby powder works wonders! I have a friend that also gets Tendskin from Ulta and it works for her and she has sensitive skin. It just depends how your skin reacts to shaving. If you’re just looking for preventative, but never had a nick or bump – BikiniZone works and I think I seriously just got that stuff at Wal Mart and it came with a bikini trimmer with a 1/4 inch to get the same length all around while trimming. I believe it was around $10 to $15.

  86. asha asha says:

    i hve been shaving there from the age of 16. now i am age of 32 and i am using nair hair removing cream over there, the hair grows back within a day or 2. please sujjest if shaving is better and do i have to shave it daily?
    and do i need to shave both upwards, downwards and sidewards. please sujjest. else sujjest me which shaving cream is better and i am also using veet hair minimising cream. still the hair grows back faster.

    • Jessica Farrell Jessica Farrell says:

      Your hair down there will grow back seemingly faster than any other hair because its dark. I shave every other day unless I’m in a bikini every day on vacation, then I do it everyday. Waxing is your best bet, just get the stuff they recommend for ingrown hairs so your smooth hairless skin stays bump free

  87. liliya liliya says:

    I’ve read many things that POSSIBLY will work for me, but the thing is.. there are so many ways to get rid of these annoying bumps and irritation that i don’t even know where to start or what to try first! Many people recommend different things that they say worked perfect. i don’t know where to begin -_- i want this to go away

  88. Emmelie Emmelie says:

    I always pat the area dry and then dab on some witch hazel after I shave. then I use baby powder. It works every time and witch hazel is super cheap and doesn’t feel gross like the creams do.

  89. Tiffany Tiffany says:

    I’ve tried Bikini Zone shaving cream and it doesn’t work! Pure Romance has an awesome shaving cream called Coochie Cream and it works great!

  90. Butterfly Butterfly says:

    Ok.. Kind of an awk question, but whatever. Alright, so I’ve never shaved down there before, but I understand how to shave down there, but I also have hair.. kind of on the inside of that area. Well, not really, but it’s like, right on the area. Like, RIGHT on that area. So.. does anyone know what to do about THAT hair, because I’m completely clueless. I feel like shaving there would be a bad idea, because of how delicate the skin is there. So any advice would help!

    • Jessica Farrell Jessica Farrell says:

      I shave there all the time, it’s actually not THAT sensitive to shaving, just be careful and stretch out the skin to the side.

  91. Karla Karla says:

    I shaved for the first time today, it was easy.. :)

  92. ghist ghist says:

    The less blades in the razor the better. Schick slim twin is my favorite. More blades just causes ingrown hairs. Also I use a product called “shave secret”. It can be purchased at Wal-Mart. It’s a tiny bottle of all natural shave oil, It’s better than soap or shaving cream, which, when used in the female crotch area, can lead to bacterial infections. Ingrown hairs can be remedied with a salicylic acid gel/cream product like clearasil and prevented by using something like tendskin directly after shaving. It burns a little but it’s worth it.

  93. Katie Katie says:

    Hello girls, a tip I learned from the lovely Pinterest is to use Cetaphil when shaving your bikini area. Cetaphil is a cleanser that is generally used for your face and is very gentle on the skin. It also doesn’t have a perfumed scent. :) I lt works amazingly. Another thing I learned is that the razor “Hydro Shick” is great when shaving your pubic area. Due to the moisturizer things they have on there, it makes the skin super soft afterwards. :) That is all I know for now.

  94. Sierra Sierra says:

    I tried the Bikini Gel and it didn’t work. And the baby power. Anyone suggestions? please help- I can’t go swimming like thisss

  95. Lauren Lauren says:

    Ladies! Try covering the area with Desitin Diaper Rash Cream immediately after shaving.. works wonders! No redness, bumps or itching :)

  96. Kandra Kandra says:

    Witch way do I shave. Up towards my belly button or don’t away from it?

  97. Sierra Sierra says:

    Does anyone know if that No No hair removal thing works?
    Not that I can afford it anyway – anyone try it before?

  98. Sierra Sierra says:

    I’m confused lots of people are saying the Bikini Zone works but then some people are saying it doesn’t – does anyone have really sensitive skin and it for SURE works for them? like you get noo razor burn or irritation or anything? also where do you buy it and how much is it?

    another question(: – how do I make it so I dont get so itchy?

  99. Asdfghjkl Asdfghjkl says:

    WORKS LIKE PURE MAGIC! Recommend using the intuition razor, and then baby powder, I’m used to at least 10 ingrown hairs, this time, not one!
    Thankyou for this help!

  100. hello hello says:

    Just wanted to say thanks:) now i can start wearing bakini bottoms without shorts :D

    Just wondering, what about inbetween your legs and private area? I’m not that flexible, and my baths not that big :P

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