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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:

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!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

    • 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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!

  6. 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 :)

  7. 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?

    • 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.

    • 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. Jackline Jackline says:

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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

  16. 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)

    • 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

    • Erma Erma says:

      I use the Avon Facial Hair Removal cream and it works great! You apply a thick layer, leave it on for about 7 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm washcloth. POOF! You’re “girl mustache” is gone!

      • Edna Edna says:

        Waxing! There’s now a new wax that is 70% less painful and is done within minutes. Just go to your local salon to ask about it. Is so much more effective than applying the cream ( which actually is really bad for your upper lip)

    • sexylady sexylady says:

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

    • 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!

    • 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

  17. 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! :)

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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 :)

  21. cherry cherry says:

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

  22. 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?

  23. 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! :)

  24. 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 :-)

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

    • Brunie Brunie says:

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

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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. :-)

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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?

  30. 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!

    • 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 : )

    • 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.

    • 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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?

    • 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.

    • 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. :-)

    • 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

  34. 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.

  35. 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 ?

  36. 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.

  37. 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?

  38. Shiloh Shiloh says:

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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! :)

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

  43. Amanda Amanda says:

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

  44. 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 ;(

  45. 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???

  46. 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.

  47. 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!

  48. 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!

  49. 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!

  50. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

  51. 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!

  52. 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)

  53. 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?

  54. 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

  55. 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?

  56. Taylor Taylor says:

    You can find the Bikini Zone at Ulta!

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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. :(

  60. 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. :(

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Brooke Brooke says:

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

  61. 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?

    • 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.

      • 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…)

      • 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

    • 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

  62. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

      • 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.

      • 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

      • 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.

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