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. 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?

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. Samantha Samantha says:

    i need an excuse for asking my mom where the baby
    powder is in my house. I know she will ask why i want it.

    • Becca Becca says:

      Tell her it’s for dry shampoo because your hair gets a little greasy after gym or whenever your hair gets greasy. It also works for that, in case you wanted to know. Good luck!

  5. Megan Megan says:

    Do you shave the entire thing? How much do I shave? Hairless? Barely hair? Or do I just do the bikini outline?

  6. Katherine Katherine says:

    Thanks for the suggestions.

  7. Krystal Krystal says:

    Use corn starch not baby powder. Use the little Noxzema bikini razors. For quite a while afterwards wear only boyshort underwear because the others can rub right in ur bikini line. Find some cheap soft ones, and after you dry off, apply a little corn starch let air dry (which means you have to keep ur legs apart a little, don’t start walking around or sitting), Put on boyshorts and if you see fit, apply an acne cream. Also one more tip. pull the skin tight in the direction you are shaving or the opposite depending on location.

  8. Katherin Katherin says:

    I usually shave most of the area with a razor, and the areas near the labia, I use a bikini trimmer, because I am scared I am going to cut myself. I wasn’t exactly sure which direction to shave in though. I was curious. It seems that when I shave upwards, I have more irritation than when I shave downwards, but I think shaving side to side works best. I still get terrible irritation after I shave though. I get red bumps everywhere and it’s so itchy down there. I will have to try using the Bekini Zone Gel. I think I have really sensitive skin. It’s always itchy no matter how much lotion I use, and I can’t really use scented stuff, it seems.

  9. sophie sophie says:

    Okay. So i trimmed the area and used a satin based razor but only shaved a lil area to umm test. The first day was fine but now its all red n inflammed n itchy. I tried using talc but aint working. help. :(

    • Krystal Krystal says:

      corn starch and wear boyshorts afterward for a while to avoid friction on ur bikini/underwear line.

  10. Liz Liz says:

    Bikini Zone, at Rite Aid, is nearly always with the depilatories and often in the men’s hair and skincare section, depending on the year’s set. After five years of working there though, it was always near the Nair stuff.

  11. name name says:

    hayyyyyyyyyy. im thirteen and have only shaved down there a few times. every time i get redness and irritation that last until the hair grows back! i feel awkward talking to my mom about these types of things, so i dont buy any special products, just do it the old fashion way. also ANY TIPS FOR GETTING RID OF TUMMY HAIR????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  12. venezia venezia says:

    Im only thirteen and i want to shave down there, but im not sure of what my mum will say.. Shall i just do it?? Btw, shes quite the religious one…. :| please helpp.xx

  13. K K says:

    I shave my entire hoo hah is that bad? And also no matter whichway i shave i always get little cuts that bleed how do i stop it ALSO i cant get it smooth only prickly how do i smooth it without waxing

  14. Sue Sue says:

    Just want to mention a product that has helped me more than regular baby powder (for razor bumps) is: Anti Monkey Butt Lady Anti Friction Powder with Calamine. Also my top 2 favorite manual razors are: Gillette Venus Embrace and Gillette Fusion (non-powered model). They both are expensive, but I found I can make the blades last a bit longer by thoroughly cleaning them with some peroxide after each use. Just be sure to rinse the blades with water after cleaning and let them air dry.

  15. Becca Becca says:

    Okay I’m thirteen and I don’t want to talk about this with my mother, actually I have NO I sea how to bring it up to my mom but I was just wondering if u do trim it how long should u leave it? And if u do trim it, is that like “weird” if your hairs stick out of your underwear, like not out of the sides but like it sticks THROUGH your underwear

    • Taylor Taylor says:

      Haha dont worry. Im 15 now, but I first shaved my Pubes when I was 14. My first time was hell… like I got HORRIBLE bumps and over grown hairs. So I let it grow out. The second time I tried shaving, I trimmed my hairs super short over a Kleenex and i planned to shave the next day.. well that was hell to because the next day at school i was super itchy because the short hairs poked everywhere and it poked out of my underwear too. So over time I learned new techniques… and today I tried the baby powder because I found some in my Mums bathroom. My mom has no clue that I shave down there… and I’m kinda too self conscience to ask her for proper scissors or creams because her reaction will be “your too young”. I learned that to get rid of over grown hairs, don’t touch them at all or else they WILL get really bad. When ever I get really bad over grown hairs I sanitize and pull them out with tweezers. I would not do this unless you have experience and understand your own hair. I have never got an infection from it, but I can tell that this one time I had a really bad over grown hair that it got infected.. but I helped it by using regular infection ointment that you would put on a cut. also, for a beginner I would NEVER suggest shaving the entire thing.. I wouldn’t ever suggest shaving the entire thing period. And don’t listen to people who tell you that your too young… these days swimsuits and bikinis are made so skimpy that’s its hard to hide pubes. Goood Luck and I hope my tips heelped :*

  16. InnaLeigh InnaLeigh says:

    This is awesome…. So helpful!
    Thank you!

  17. arria arria says:

    i have been shaving down there for years and have always been sensitive to the razor burns and ingrown hairs. i will definately been using thouse tips. but i have found that after shaving and drying off and everything, if you massage the area it will reduce the number of bumps by A LOT.

  18. heynaynay heynaynay says:

    Also, apparently it itches when it grows back?? I am not looking forward to that and like if I want it to grow back is there anything I can do to make it not itch??

  19. heynaynay heynaynay says:

    This has been really helpful! I’m 14 and shaved down there for the first time yesterday, and had no idea what I was doing so I went “against the grain” because that’s how I normally shave my legs and what not. It hurts and itches really bad now and at first I put some Vaseline on it because I had no idea what to use and it just sounded like a good idea cuz I have used Vaseline down there before. But it did absolutely nothing. I didn’t think of the baby powder and wil try that next. Ill also definitely try all those tips next time. But can someone tell me what a facial exfoliate is? Is it just like a normal facewash or something else?

    • Gab Gab says:

      No, a facial exfoliate is different to a normal face wash, although some face washes do have exfoliating properties. What you’re looking for is a face wash with little beads in it or some other coarse material. You sould be able to buy them pretty much anywhere. Normally, it will say that it is exfoliating on the bottle or you could test a little bit on the back of your hand. If you can’t find one, I would suggest that you mix a tiny amount if castor sugar with a thick moisturizer.
      Hope this helps,

  20. Panda-neko Panda-neko says:

    Thanks so much!!! I usually wear one of those swimsuits with the skirt attached because I don’t shave down there right and then there is always some hair that peeks out.. Lol…. So this worked a little better than my usual method… But my hair is weird … Like, when ever I cut some if it out of the way it starts to itch!!! And I’m dying when I’m at school and I need to itch but I can’t because its really awkward… Damn u pubic hair!!! And my mom said that once I get older i have to go to the doctor so they can check up there… I’m not looking forward to it… I just really hope it isn’t a dude … Because that is like the most awkwardest thing i the world to have some guy up in your “command central” ….

  21. Christine Christine says:

    First, I only use a wet razor and shaving cream once a week and I use Tend Skin after and pretty much every day for the first few days. I use a Clio Palmperfect battery razor for touch ups – keeps things smooth but doesn’t re-open the hair follicles. Tend Skin is key!

  22. eeza eeza says:

    Hi im 18 years old. Firstly thanks bc the post help me but i have this one question. Well you know that the hair grows around the V and up to the but hole. Should i shave all of it? Its embarassing but really want to know :(

    • kayah kayah says:

      eeza, im 17 and i shave it all. It requires some uncomfortable stretching to reach it all but other than that, it isnt a problem! I find it much more comfortable.

  23.  kc92jordan2010 says:

    I just tried it for the very first time. I am 6 months newly married and loving it! Never did it before this because I was terrified of cutting myself and of the itching when it grows back (is there anyway to make that not itch besides keeping it shaved now?). But, something else that works to not get red bumps that i’ve done. I put cold water on it. Dabbed it dry and put the baby powder on it. Then, I use virgin olive oil on my whole body to keep it moisturized. It is a natural moisturizer with no additives and it is safe on your body. I like using all the natural things of the earth I can. But, I then put just a pea size worth of virgin olive oil down there and I have no problems. I even cut myself a little and the baby powder and olive oil seal that up and help it heal. I have use olive oil on many cuts to make scars go away after they heal as well! I even use it on my face as a natural moisturizer every night after I wash the make-up off my face. It works wonders, is cheap, and is natural and probably in your kitchen!! :D Thanks for giving me the courage to try it for the first time! I love it!

  24.  Maddi says:

    hi.. im 12 and i am pretty bushy down there.. i got this new bikini and when i put it on i am always scared that someone will see hairs… i dont know if i should start or not.. i dont want my mum to know either..

    • Samantha Samantha says:

      just trim all of it a little bit with scissors, then shave the sides where it might poke through. us the same tips on how to shave and you should be good! dont forget to use baby powder after!

  25. Caitlyn Caitlyn says:

    the thing is I shave that area a lot because I find it embarrassing that I have so much hair there. but the real problem i’m having is…. within about an hour or two the hair is starting to grow back! and then the problem becomes painful skin because the hair is so thick now and with all the moving I do, my skin feels scratchy, and irritated, plus it is just plain unattractive! how do I get the hair to go away and stay away without going out for a wax? (plus my mother doesn’t know that I do this and I would like to keep it that way.)

  26. AJ AJ says:

    hey guys…. I’m 12 and my mother take me to shower and I have really big hair out there…… What can I do for it because I’m a little shy and I feel embaress about shaving it…….. What can I do????????

  27. Melanie Melanie says:

    Ok this is actually good. I can use my razor,shaving cream,and baby power so nothing goes werid with my mother. So she can’t know. I’m only 11

  28. helena helena says:

    Shaving that area is something now when we are young.
    Will we have a forest in our bikini at the age of 60-70?????

    • helena helena says:

      Ok, Steve. Why women are mad to shave that area? That hair has a mission, that’s why it was placed there.
      I think there are sexual reasons. I don’t want to shave my pubic area, who loves me kisses and licks me there even if I have hair!!!

  29. Maddie Maddie says:

    Hi I’m 15 and my boyfriend is starting to want to get.. Umm.. Sexual and he wants to have oral. I was wondering of i should shave down there? Ive shaved it before and I absolutely HATED it. I want to wax it but i know that my mother would never allow it. help? Please!!!

  30. Emma Emma says:

    my boyfriend asked to after fighting about it i gave in and ive tried everything that i had at home cuase i dont want to ask my mom but i still get red bumps abnd suggests?

  31. jyushun jyushun says:

    the bikini zone works miracles on my skin. I use the shave gel though not the cream.You can find it in most rite aid pharmacy.

  32. Mallory Mallory says:

    I’m 17, and I’ve been shaving for a few years now. I have super sensitive skin, and I’ve tried using a bunch of gel, the Olay razor, baby powder, deodorant, and lotion. Nothing works for me! Help please!):

  33. ty ty says:

    Ok im 16 and i have a bf and i really love him. Sometimes when we make out he wants to put his hand inside of my pants but i wont let him because of my embarrassing area. im afraid that if he does feel down there that he will maybe feel the hair through my panties and get creeped out. I shaved once b4 with a disposable razor but the hair grew back fast. i don’t like having all that hair down there but shaving is so fustrating!

    • maree maree says:

      Just be open about it and talk to him, its good to talk about your personal preferences and likes/dislikes when it comes to intamacy. And with the shaving, if you decide to shave you’ll just have to suck if up with the hair growth. But I do know that waxing keeps the hair away longer but that’s pricy and can be painful (for like 5sec. )

  34. Kt Kt says:

    Bikini zone sucks!!!!! I love “no bump” I get it at Sally’s beauty supply!!! Works amazing!!!

  35. Sandy Sandy says:

    Who are you guys shaving for?? Who said we need to shave- the porn industry??? We have hair down there for a reason.
    I keep my are trimmed with a landing strip and it looks sexy and womanly.
    I don’t buy this complete hair removal- and to hear 13 asking about it is down right pathetic. Girls that age should be worrying about other things, not shaving down yonder!!!! I hope this fad eventually fades and we get back to a more natural look. I don’t think many men find it sexy to have a stubbly va jay, jay!!!

    • Love Love says:

      Tots agree with Steve I’m 13 and my mom never taught me, she just said that I should shave!!! Didn’t even give me a razor or any tips!!! I had to buy 1. Myself!!! I’m glad people are here to help girls with the same problem as me!!!

      • maree maree says:

        I totally agree with Steve, lots of his comments are very useful and afextive, although when I show my friend this page , (we are always on this website) she laughs because your a dude, but I think it’s awesome that your not as shy as some men when if comes to the female anatomy. PS: every time I read your name, I think of captain America so if you don’t look like him ima be disappointed. Lol
        Xoxo lovelies

    • Trisha Trisha says:

      Someone drank haterade this morning…

  36. diana diana says:

    hi im 14 and i want to start shaving in my private but do i shave going up or down

  37. Lauren Lauren says:

    This was SOOOOOOOO helpful! thank you so much!

  38.  Rosa says:

    Ok ok, so I’m 13 next month, I’ve had my period and I have hair in all of these new places for a while now. Almost all my mates shave their legs and some shave their armpits but I have no idea about their little secret gardens …. I don’t shave my legs but I really do need to and I shave my armpits coz those babies grow like a Forrest !! I’m thinking that shaving all my bits is a good idea for summer, but I didnt know that you should really shave your bush ! So I need a bit of help people! Here goes….

    First Q , I’m guessing the grain is at the top and I’m reading you go side ways, so imagine you’re in the shower looking down, shaving side ways going from the top downward , do you stop when you get to the lips or do you somehow shave the sides without cutting yourself all the way to the anus? This is confusing stuff!!!

    Second thing, correct me of I’m wrong. This is what I’m thinking… You wash as normal, then you lather in a bar of soap or in face wash????? Then you cut the big chunks with scissors then go ahead and shave it side ways. After you’re done you wash off , splash with cold water , dry, sooth with aloe Vera then rub on baby powder and leave it on for the day.???? Is that right???

    Another thing I would just like to say is to the girls my age. Some need to shave and some don’t. Most of my friends started waaaaayy too young and tell me not to start coz it gets annoying. But the thing is, people like me who are hairy need to! Coz people DO get teased at high school when they don’t. It’s the world we live in. We have to shave and we better start soon all us hairy girls!! Coz we aint getting any less hairy letting our grass grow! haha! xo love u all

  39. Lyn Lyn says:

    I’ll be trying this method tonight. I’ve looked at other websites saying just to use a better razor which didn’t work out well. It gave the same irritation and bumps. By looking at the comments, hopefully this will work. Thanks c:

  40. Me Me says:

    I shaved there once about… What, 5 months ago? And sure, it’s great for about a week. Then it’s horrid, b/c it grows back really prickly and itches like a mother of… I don’t know what. Don’t do it!!!!

  41. Alice Alice says:

    I’m 15 and I’ve been shaving since I was 11/12, I get the shaving bumps sometimes but it’s nothing to worry about! Splashing the bikini area with cold water really helps for me. People may say that we’re too young to shave out bikini areas, but if it makes you feel better about yourself, then do it! It’s for you to decide!

  42. natalie natalie says:

    I am having problems with how much to take off. I don’t know wether to take ALL of hair off or just trim it down or leave it hairy:/
    please help:)

  43.  kayleanne says:

    Is there any possible way to keep “down there” hair free for a couple of days after you shave? If there is…Please let me know ! Thanks !

    •  Shorne says:

      Try an electric personal shaver. It gives smoother reults for loinger than a razor.. Do an Internet search for pubic shaver or personal shavers. They cost about $35-45 but over time they are far cheaper, safer and smother than razor blades.

  44. Kelly Kelly says:

    Just to let everyone know…

    Putting baby powder “down there” can and will cause a urinary tract infection if it gets into your urethra, even if you think you’ve thoroughly rubbed it into your skin and avoided your urethra at all it can still get in there. What we use in the hospital to absorb moisture “down there” is baby powder made from corn starch. You can buy it at any grocery store, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, etc. Corn starch doesn’t cause urinary tract infections but it works the exact same as regular baby powder and it smells the exact same as well.

    • Alice Alice says:

      Then why is baby powder used on babies buttocks if there’s a chance it could get into urethra and cause UTI??

      • christina christina says:

        Alice, There are plenty of natural baby powders that use corn starch rather than talcum powder. The bigger brands don’t care, they know people buy their product, and they get their profits.

  45.  Lor says:

    I used to get this a lot and the cause is…… The dreaded razor. I swear by hair removal cream like veet etc, it never ever leaves itches or trapped hairs! There’s nothing worse than an itchy nunu and even worse is when your out in public and the dreaded itch comes on gotta put ya hand bag or something in front for a good scrat!!! Hair removal cream all the way for me :)

  46. Claire Claire says:

    I have been looking through some of my things, and would tea tree oil help with the irritation and bumps?

  47. Dani Dani says:

    Hey girls, I’m 18 and I have problems with itchy/irritated bumps too. I’m going to try a lot of the things i have read to help. Its quite embarrassing trying to sport a bikini with nasty bumps everywhere. For the girls that are 12-14 I have to say just trim with scissors and if needed shave side-to-side so you can wear a bathing suit comfortably. Otherwise please wait. You are so young. Trimming is what I do most of the time. I just shave to look nice in a bikini. After i shave i use lotion and baby powder and i don’t wear any panties to bed so its less irritated. But to shave again i usually have to wait till it grows back more. I’m definitely going to be trying some of this.

  48. sandy sandy says:

    Elise ……….. it’s nothing lk loosing verginity, but should keep ur skin of private area as smooth as it feel. if u irritate of shaving better use trimming. n u can trim regularly also n give time to u red bumps better.

  49. Elise Elise says:

    Hey:) I’m 14 and I’ve shaved since I was 11/12 I’ve always had shaving bumps really bad all over down below I’ve tried everything, aloe Vera, sudocrem, anti itch vaginal cream and nothing at all has worked! I used to shave everyday but now I’ve laid off and only do it weekly but it’s still as bad, if not worse. I’ve told my mum and she told me to just stop shaving but I’m so self conscious of it and all my friends around me are losing their virginitys I asked them if they have the same problem as me and they had never heard of shaving bumps. This morning I tried the baby powder and it stopped the itching but the bumps are still as red!

    Ps. When I shave I can never fully get rid of the hairs there is always stubble!:(


    • krissy krissy says:

      First I’m not advocating losing your virginity at 14 (I’m 29, been there done that, wait at least a couple of years, sex is a HUGE disappointment at 14 and pretty much is until you’re 19) but first, no guy in his right might cares there are bumps, stubble or whatever they just don’t (Trust me I’ve dropped my drawers a few times to reveal a war zone down there, didn’t matter) so put the razor down for a couple of days and let the area heal from shaving. Shaving bumps happen, have a crazy good scrub on hand, lavender oil helps (a few drops in to some unscented baby oil) and bikini zone (hg of shaving for me).

    • eve eve says:

      Save your money and go buy a new name brand razor with lots of blades with a moisturizing bar. Only use this razor for down there. Slow down and take your time. Hope this helps keep using the baby powder too

    • Lauren Lauren says:

      First of all, don’t feel pressured to lose your virginity so young! Your friends are stupid, you shouldn’t care about when they’re losing their virginities. That’s their problem, not yours. And second, you shouldn’t be shaving for the wrong reasons, I only shave down there because I just don’t like how it looks on me, and that’s my opinion, I don’t care what other people think. Besides losing your virginity isn’t that great when your so young, it can come with a lot of regret, embarrassment, and shaming! Just don’t worry about it. To solve the shaving problem though you probably want to take nice, long strokes, not short quick ones. And make sure your not directly shaving towards your body, it tends to create more irritation! So kinda, shave diagonally towards your inner thighs. That should help decrease the amount of bumps, there will still be a few though.

  50. Claire Claire says:

    Hey. I’m 13, and I really want to shave down there, but I’m totally terrified of bumps and irritation. This was helpful, but I don’t have access to any fancy or baby products. Any suggestions? It would be great if someone could help me!

    • Fae Fae says:

      I really wouldn’t recommend deodorant, especially if it’s scented, you can contract a yeast infection pretty easily doing it that way.
      I was never taught, and have been shaving mine for a years now, (I’m 16 now)
      Use conditioner to soothe and moisturize, to get rid of redness and bumps crush up aspirin and mix it with lemon juice, apply and let sit overnight. (NOTE:It will be crusty til you wash it off)
      This also works miracles on acne, good luck!

    • Love Love says:

      I’m 13 to, I just use conditioner and afterwards use deodorant and moisturiser! My mom never taught me so I taught myself !! This is a really good website trust me!!?!

    • John Doe John Doe says:

      Try deoderant a friend reccommended it to me and it worked!

  51. Rosie Rosie says:

    before i shave i use soap as shaving cream i guess thats okay?LOL also after i shave i still have dark hairs there and it tends to grow back the day after what should i do?

  52. Sophiee Sophiee says:

    Someone said on here a while ago about using sudocream to get rid of/prevent the little red bumps. IT WORKS SO WELL!!! Last night i shaved as i would normally, then when i got out of the shower i dabbed on the sudocream everywhere i had shaved and where the red bumps usually would appear. And ive woken up this morning and theres none there!!! And the old ones have faded in colour so they are no longer red :) so whoever suggested about sudocream on here I OWE YOU BIGTIME

  53. Sophiee Sophiee says:

    Hiii :) so im thinking of waxing my “area” because shaving is just starting to annoy me, and i was wondering first of all, shall i try a do-it-yourself wax or shall i go to a salon and have it done?? Also if i go to a salon to have it done how old to u have to be?? because im only 15, will they mind that im that young??
    Also from shaving i have a few of those annoying red bumps, now i know how to prevent them but whats the best way to get rid of of ones that are already there???

  54. sandy sandy says:

    @Senaida n Jewels – don’t shave towards up for clear all hair. it’s one of the cause of red bump get your skin darker. so always as siad above massage some olive oil n shave towards down. can use aloevera juice after shaving, it prevent the skin darker. don’t shave regular basis, u can shave once in month or 2month. it can renovate the shaved skin.

  55. Madi Madi says:

    Sorry @Jewels I meant salicylic acid :P

    Another thing I used a schik hydro silk razor with no shaving cream just conditioner

  56. Madi Madi says:

    @Jewels. I shaved this morning and splashed the area with cold water like some of the comments above said. I then put on dove deodorant like some other comments said and then on top of that put aloe vera gel just because :P after a couple of hours I put bio oil on to help with previous bumps and then an acne cream with that silicyic stuff in it. So far no new bumps and the old ones are fading. I’m going to continue shaving to try and get my skin used to it. I’m 16 and have been shaving since I was your age and I have super sensitive skin. Good luck hope this helps a bit

    xx Madi <3

  57. Jewels Jewels says:

    hi, i am jewels. i’ve been shaving since i was 12 and i am 14 now. every single time i shave down there i get red bumps, they dont hurt or irritate me…. i just think they look weird and i want to get rid of them but i dont know what i should do? can some please help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  58. senaida senaida says:

    wow, ok im 14 & everytime i shave i get ingrown hairs they hurt really bad & leave ugly scars how can i prevent theses ingrown hairs.?

  59. sandy sandy says:

    Hi all, of all concern try the below method, feel it wht u never thought!!!!!!!

    HOLD UR NERVES…………. Here we start

    1. shot ur long bikini hair as possible followed by cut/trim.
    2. massage some olive oil/extravergin olive oil on shaving part of hair.
    3. no need of apply shaving cream/gel.
    4. shave by gellete turbo/fusion razor.
    5. thn wash it gently.
    6. apply baby powder or balla powder for cooling n shoothing.

    try above said, i can bate all girls n boys after doing this it can be more touchable n kissable by your boy or girl frndz….hv fun

  60. Genesis Genesis says:

    Totes works

  61. Amee Livingston Amee Livingston says:

    Try diaper rash cream! It is awesome and works instantly. Good luck… It is a jungle out there.

  62. Sam Sam says:

    Ok, this might sounds weird but after putting on the baby powder I suggest you go commando and wear of shorts for about 30 min after shaving. I swear it works. I wear a pair of mens boxers to let the area air out so that way there’s even less moisture.

  63. Max Max says:

    HI okay so when ever I shave usually the day after not only do I have those awful painful bumps but everything itches. How do I prevent that??

  64. Kate Kate says:

    Does anyone know if they sell Bikini Zone in Canada? Or if there’s a product like it up here in the North? I can’t seem to find one.

  65. Tana Tana says:

    I jst shaved there 1 hour ago I used some baby powder and I am sure it will work but the only problem is when I touch the skin it hurts and itches from all the tiny hairs!!! Please help me, Idk what to do!!!

  66. Téa Téa says:

    Hi i just started shaving down there and although this helps a lot there’s one question I have and a lot Of other people have had also, but I have I have not seen an answer. When I started shaving the first time was easy but then It came back 2 days later so I went to shave again and all I ended up doing was cutting myself. All I’m wondering is how to get those hairs that grow back the next day without cutting yourself?? Please help me and many others! Thank you!

  67. Lou Lou Lou Lou says:

    So glad I read this! I literally only thought it was ME who had this mighty embarrassing issue of going wearing my bikini incase anyone saw hairs peeping out and at a recent friends spa party I looked down at my bikini line every few seconds! When I have shaved in the past I didn’t realise you trimmed first and although these “spots” weren’t really an issue itching was! It was TERRIBLE! In fact I would of traded it over spots any day. Going on a water sports camp next week so I am going to try out all these processes now! Thanks guys! girl 15

  68. Asia Asia says:

    This was really helpful! I’m glad I read it. Also I just started using bikini zone after I shave. I would say it works for me. I suggest that people try it.

  69. Tanya Smith Tanya Smith says:

    I have been shaving down there for sometime now and have two great tips!

    First, go and get some single or double blade disposable razors. Multi-blade razors are like shaving over the same spot multiple times and that is a big cause of bumps and ingrown hairs.

    Secondly, my boyfriend started using Kind Shave Oil to shave his face with and I tried it down there on me. It is AWESOME. Its like $8 a bottle and it is the best thing to use whether you are trimming for a bikini or going all the way. I swear by it.

    Hope that helps!

  70. Macii Macii says:

    this might sound like a really weird question…but what if you have hair growing like inbetween your bikini area and like your butt? (ew that’s gross..I’m glad nobody knows me haha) like how should you shave that?

  71. Hannah Hannah says:

    i just need to know witch way to shave i mean up or down i am 12 and my mom said tht i should start shaving cuz at the beach i have little hairs showing so i thaoght idk how to do this and i just dont wanna hurt my self doing this it scares me!

  72. Addie Addie says:

    I’ve had issues with the red bumps, but they weren’t itchy, but i used powder, lotien, and deodoranr it took awhile before any of them actually helped! Now the only problem i have is you can see the ingrown hairs? how do i get rid of them!!

  73. Addie Addie says:

    I’ve had issues with the red bumps, but they weren’t itchy, but i used powder, loti

  74. angel angel says:

    i cant just shave ma pubic hair , coz it causes a lot of cuts on my pubic region plz suggest me some creams which i need to use … is using hair removal creams on pubic area dangerous

  75. Makenna Reid Makenna Reid says:

    hi. me and my boyfriend were thinnking about doing sot me stuff ( not sex ) and it wouldd be my first time shaving.. i was to afraid to ask my mom so i just talked to him about it . so i tried it .. i didnt know to cut it before so it took FOREVER . i wasnt sure how far down i went so i was confused. i wish i would of looked this up before . anyways , is it suppose to be itchy?! because its bothering me more than the hair did

  76. Lauren Lauren says:

    I began putting baby oil on my bikini area before I shave, then using shaving cream/conditioner and a 4-5 bladed razor, then after shaving and rinsing I put baby oil on again. It helps to keep the area moisturized and smooth.

  77. Zoe Zoe says:

    I’m a red head so I have fair and sensitive skin. I’ve tried shaving against the grain before and it hurt so bad. So I went with the grain and its okay. It leaves stubble behind and I don’t like that. I’ll try this and hopefully it will work before my date tomorrow(:

  78. Katie Katie says:

    Oh and don’t forget ! Put baby powder on after ! :)

  79. Katie Katie says:

    After reading all the comments and trying everything for myself , I found something that works really well!
    So okay guys , if you lather up really well with soap and then put a lot of conditioner to make it like a thick paste , you don’t get bumps !
    And shave little by little , and keep re-lathering and it works so well !
    I hopes it works for you guys and you have to let me know !
    :) happy summer !

  80. sophia sophia says:

    @wildchildlol thats kinda natural. if you shave against the grain it will seem rough.. but then make sure you use the razor properly. use ones with satin cover . :)

  81. sophia sophia says:

    @emelie thanks a lot for the help! :)

    @chitra i have heard of that cream and i would advise you not to use it coz it causes skin darkening and pigmentation over time.

    @a young chicka i think you should try using oil and any anti itch powder for a few days. also try wearing loose clothes

    and. since this was my first time i now know that it does itch like hell so i managed by 1. wearing loose dresses for 2-3 days
    2. using a lot of powder. (anything works if you dont have baby powder. just make sure you apply it well)
    3. after you take a bath, apply a little oil on the shaved area.
    hope it helps! :)

  82. kayla kayla says:

    well yea im nealy 14 i have alot of hair dwn there and figured out that its ok people cn acept u for it yea its extremly imbarrising i worry all the time so i just do the sides and if it bulges at front just cut with scissors i really dnt know bout the icheyness tho its really bad like really! i used to try fix it i hv a bf and he knws its a touchy subject but i think hes ok but i will not have sex with him! im hopeing all works out for u girls yes i know its imbarresing btu hay it happends to all of us

  83. Katie Katie says:

    since there seems to be another Katie here already, my email address <– all letters are lowercase

    yes its a weird email, but i did it on purpose because of my parents but i AM a girl and i DO need help PLEASE!

  84. Katie Katie says:


    im 15, ive never shaved or anything down there. but its getting bad and i hate wearing a bathing suit in fear it’ll show. i have a poor self-image already so i dont want the hair or the bumps! im not sexually active at all (virgin), but i want to be able to wear a bathing suit without having to hide it.

    the side-to-side thing works for my underarms, so should it be best to do that down there as well? i dont have baby powder and i dont want to deal with aloe there. im 15 so my parents would probably FREAK if i bought stuff for this, especially since my mom doesnt shave there. i read about how deodorant or really cold water works. should i try that?

    im bushy really bad, but im scared to shave. should i just trim for now and shave around edges? i can NOT wax (i HATE people touching especially in private areas).

    im DESPERATE! ive been in our pool a few times during the summer already and im definitely getting back in (no air conditioning yet). I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!! pleeease help me

  85. Just a Tip Just a Tip says:

    Hey, I don’t know whether they do this product in America or Australia or whatever (they do in England), but if you’ve already shaved “down there” and it’s itching/hurting/razor burns are being very painful, I’ve found that putting some Sudocrem on the burns or itchy spot really helps to ease the pain.

    Hope that helps someone! :)

  86.  wildchildlol says:

    Hey guys. The advice on here has really helped in reducing pain etc… but I really want to know how to properly shave (am i shaving right), when i shave it’s smooth going downwards, but going the other way it’s rough. My boyfriend has commented on it sometimes, during sex, saying it’s pinching. But i don’t really want to have a wax yet… Any ideas anyone?

  87.  muthafawkingunicorn says:

    Alrighty. Soooo I’m 14 and I’m extremely…bushy down there and I’ve shaved my bikini area alot but I’ve always had the peek a boo pubes issue ya know. Mostly on the top area. But what I was wondering was do any of you have any tricks that would help the shave last longer?? Because when I shave it usually comes back like the next day and its all prickly and whatnot.. So any tips for me please and thanks?

  88. A young chika A young chika says:

    Alright. So I’m 14 and I’m gonna go swimming with friends A LOT this summer. But not even kidding, my pubic hair is CRAZY. It’s super long and all over the place. ): Anyways.. I always get bumps wherever I shave and I just trimmed my pubic hair, and now I’m an itching mess. ); All of my moisturizers make it burn, and I have no access to that fancy-shmancy stuff. I have no baby-powder either. My pubic hair is super thick, do any of you know how to make it thinner? It was so embarrassing when I went swimming with my crush and hair just started coming out the sides and I noticed that he kept glancing at it. O.o I felt like dying of embarrassment. It’s like a lush, dark brown jungle. HELP ME! D;

  89. Sarah Sarah says:

    I have found that using dial extra nourishing after you shave leave you bump free.

  90. chitra chitra says:


    I have been using veet hair remover cream over there, but within a weeks time the hair grows back. Pls give me any idea so that the hair doesnt grow for some period of time. Any home remedy would be better.

  91. Silky Silky says:

    I have never had any red bumps after my shave cuz I apply a moisturizing gel afterwards. The itches happen whenever the hair gets too long… The gel stops that, too.

  92. Emelie Wallace Emelie says:

    Ok I now TAKE BACK what I said. The baby powder has only worked to an extent but I am now quite itchy and I have some spots. Not as bad as 1st time though. :)

    To Sophia, yes that is normal. Lots of people say that the first time is the worst and also I think baby powder is not the best as you would not believe how much I used and I still have bumps!

  93. sophia sophia says:

    i tried aloe vera gel. didnt work . :(
    now i have hair griwth and red bumps which itch bad!

    advice. please! :(

  94. kaely kaely says:

    Hey guys!!
    i have recently discovered my routine for shaving down south. so not long ago heard if your skin is itchy and irritated from shaving, like anywhere, to use a bit of oil. it can be any oil which is kinda icky but it works. and yes its oily so just enough to cover skin.

    so my routine:
    warm bath water, soak for a few minutes, dampen area with a wash cloth. apply gel shave, evenly spread out everywher
    shave side to side. when your done and if you miss a spot REAPPLY GEL. then rinse and very cold water, when dry: use deodarent then wash cloth to apply a tad bit of oil rub off then more deodarent. worked for me :) already starting to see a difference. hope i was helpful to some of you :P

  95. Macy Macy says:

    I found out that aloe Vera gel (like for sun burn) help the bumps and itching.

  96. sophia sophia says:

    i tried using a razor.. this being the first time. and now i have an almost clean bikini line along with a rash and terrible itch. i tried using powder but it hasnt altogether stopped the itch.
    is this okay.?

  97. Hannah Hannah says:

    Ok young girls 15 & under don’t shave yet and if they get too long for a bathing suit then trim them intill guys get attracted to you in a certain way then you follow these directions k

    • Merissa Merissa says:

      Don’t take this the wrong way or anything, But im 16 and shve my bikini line as well and I dont’t do it to get attention. Not all teens shave just to get a guys attention. We do it because it makes us feel better about ourselves, to feel clean, and not have the embarrassment when we go to the pool or the beach.

  98. Emelie Wallace Emelie says:

    I’m Emelie everyone!

    So yeah I have been reading all your comments peoples and I just have to thank you all for all your comments they have helped me a lot

    I’m just about 15 and I tried shaving once about a month ago. It was THE WORST week of my LIFE! I was constantly itchy and I had all of the dreaded “Red Bumps”

    I was a little stupid I didn’t even like check up on what to do or nothing so I just had a go but after that first time I read this I was really reassured and since my second attempt (and after I practically LAVISHED on the Baby Powder) I have been absolutely fine!

    Thanks everybody! xoxo

  99. Katie Katie says:

    So I’m 15 years old .
    I went to the beach today , and I got red bumps .
    Now , if I get tan , do they get less noticeable ?
    And even if I shave side to side it doesn’t take care of the whole shaving thing. It kinda makes it harder to get all the hairs . It doesn’t get rid of them . So , I usually end up going against the grain but , I don’t like doing this because it always starts to bleed . I’ve been shaving for awhile but i don’t know why it won’t stop getting red and bumpy . I’ve tried the bikini zone , which has worked alittle , I’ve used baby powder and that doesn’t work at all . Does anyone have any ideas on how to get them to stop ?
    I’m already self conscience about my body and the bumps don’t help at all .

  100. helena helena says:

    I am helena, I am 21. I was shaving that zone three times a week. Today I decided to let it grow and then to trim it in a very artistic style. My skin became so smooth! Kisses, girls!

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