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. Becky Becky says:

    Ok; I just read “b’s” question; I leave the landing strip at the top of the camel’s toe, but everything else must go. Even inside of the labia lips, and down the butt crack. For years I have used Bikini Zone, and it works amazingly well, once you endure the slight burn for 30 seconds. I keep a Steptic pencil handy in the event that I nick myself while shaving. You can find these in the “men’s” shaving cream area. If you nick, apply pencil tip to area for 10 seconds. It will stop the bleeding. This is what barbers use in old fashion barber shops, should they nick their clients while giving them a close cut shave. I am in need of a “GREAT” RAZOR to use for this area. Mine seems to dull way too quick. And since that area is shaved clean anyway,,,it shouldn’t dull on the first pass. Remember to take your time. Pull the skin as tight as possible to allow the surface of the blades to skim across the skin. Because the skin is slippery,,,,,,,It takes a great deal of patience.

  2. Jay Jay says:

    I am itchy red bikini bumps, not one or two, every hair formed a bump it hurts so bad and i am finding that i have to put baby power on every few hours and i had to wear loose shorts and no underwear all day. What did i do wrong????I started by triming the hair and exfoliating the rinsed. I put conditioner on it shaved then washed and did the same with shaving cream cause there were still little sharp dots of hair then after that no matter which way i shaved there were still sharp pricks so i shaved with conditioner. it felt dry so i threw on some mosterized and dried it off then put a crazy load of baby powder on it and it still hurt so hours latef i had to put more powder on. So on and so on. I didnt cut myself and i pulled tight what didd i screw up?

  3. Becca Becca says:

    I’m 17 and have never had the need to deal with my pubic hair beyond trimming until today. Shaving with the grain worked but probably because it was my first time. I’m Italian, so I’m super afraid it’ll grow back by tonight hah. I think I will start waxing after this to thin it out. But this advice was perfect for me. I used hair conditioner and baby powder and I have zero bumps :)

  4. b b says:

    Ok I am hapy for all the wonderful tips on here, but I am curious how to shave the hair just inside the vagina. and also maybe how you reach or see to shave your butt crack or should i not bother with that.

  5. Shalina Shalina says:

    Does anyone actually shave every where not just the bikini line, when I get the red bumps I just use tweezers because it’s just ingrown hairs and then apply baby power which soothes the itching. I’m 18 by the way.

  6. tracie tracie says:

    anyone that keeps bringing up waxing the bikini area, its a great quick fix.. but you’re actually causing the hair follicle to come back thicker and stronger. that’s a true fact, the follicle feels it needs to build better resistance against future waxing. To shave or to use a removal cream, you’re only removing the surface of hair, BUT using warm water causes the follicle to then shrink once it dries back into the skin- leading to ingrown hairs under the skin. The side to side method has proven the best way to shave, but still, using water will lead to the hair shrinking once dried.

  7. Rapunzel Rapunzel says:

    for all u girls (like me) who tend to get the itchy feeling or red bumps… Ive been shaving for quite a wile. am 21 an the bumps seem to stop if i constantly keep shaving.
    …..the MAIN thing is to keep your skin moisturized…. i use Warm water before shaving to soothe the skin and afterwards rinse with Cold water an it really helps but try to keep in mind that for a couple days after (if u still feel irritated) rinse only under cool/cold water…. NOT warm because the heat could cause more irritation and u could drop soft lotion (soft: no fancy scents … like nivea… ponds…aveeno…hinds… or any lotion that leaves that cool feeling) {this works on evry skin type}

    …..about the bleeding part…. i gotta say i did experience that once an it scared me bt it was bcz i had a small little bump i didnt even notice an well the razor blades cut thru…. so for !st timers… this mite soun an feel awkward bt like any other part of our body.. u need to get acquainted with ur area below so as no avoid hurting urself (make friends with a mirror) …

    …. and for the scars try using what u would normally use to fade acne scars on your face…. i use asepsia and cocoa butter cream…it helped me {be careful with what product u use if u have sensitive skin}

    hope this helps….

  8. Bre Bre says:

    Wow, i did the side to side shave with my razor and used conditioner instead of shaving cream and holy crap does it feel super smooth and no bumps at all, i put aloe vera gel and deodorant on it afterwards and it looks great and my bf loves it :)

  9. Susan Susan says:

    Super helpful. I hate asking people these type of questions and find it super helpful when poeple post things like this online Thanks :)

  10. Courtney Courtney says:

    I have tried the bikini zone and it didnt work at all for me I had also tried the baby powder and that also did nothing :( I have extremly extremly sensitive skin but its only in that area… I have also tried shaving with the grain and still get razor burn and ugly bumps. I have to shave because if I dont the hairs are more irritating than shaving and if I dont shave I get severe and painful yeast infections… HELP ME PLEASE!!

  11. LH LH says:

    Im going to try this, thanks for the help. I understand how to shave it like in the front but how do u shave like invetween ur legs like by ur vagina without cutting urself? I tried before and it was really itchy when it grew back. PLus, like after summer, how do u stop without it itching as it grows out again??

  12. Katie Katie says:

    I’ve found shaving it often like every day whether you think you need it or not and using a good razor not a cheap disposable helps control the red bumps.
    Getting your pubes used to being shaved was important for keeping the red rash away and a couple times a week was not enough at least not for me.

  13. Kourtney Kourtney says:

    I am 12 being shaving since I have been 11 not really shaved down there I’ve trimmed, when I did shave I got bumps, I don’t go swimming anymore Incase anyone sees my pubic area some of my friends haven’t started puberty yet and they ask me all the time to go swimming and I always make up some lame excuse HELP please!!!

  14. Silky Silky says:

    Well ladies, I’ve been reading these inquiries for several hrs now and I’ve come up with several remedies.
    For you very young ladies who r scared to shave down there but feel u have to becoz of sports, bikini season or whatever yr reason is, try an electric shaver first. I have been using a Conair electric, rechargeable, water resistant shaver to keep things tidy down there. Their about $10 at Walmart. It worked great until I wanted a closer cut!
    After reading all the stuff here I decided to shave the choochie tonight! Not entirely off, too creepy, but allong the labia up to the camels toe. Will leave a landing strip. Here’s what I did:
    1. Used my trusty Conair shaver to crop things close,
    2. Took a warm bath with moisturizing bath oils in the water for 15-20 min,
    3. Lathered up the area with the best shaving cream u can get, *
    4. Took advice for the best razor and used a new Schick Quattro razor and shaved with the grain and against the grain, up and down, left to right. Hold skin as taute as u can. Keep adding the cream until yr silky smooth. It’s slippery so take yr time!
    5. Rinse the razor in the water after each stroke. Clean razor is a must!
    6. I originally was sitting in the bath but found standing up with a leg on the edge
    of the tub was easier. Forget the mirror… They fog up and r useless!
    7. After all is done shower normally to get rid of all the shaved pubes in the tub. Don’t want mum snooping around….
    8. Yr hoo-ha should feel silky smooth and to be sure apply an oil based moisturizer. **
    9. Let yr chootchie dry without underware on. Sit spread-eagle for an hour if u need to.

    I went to a passion party and bought some speciality shaving products:
    *Soft & Silky Unisex Shaving Cream in Plumeria scent…. Nice!
    ** Soft & Silky After Shave Protection Mist
    I know these items are expensive but google them & make yr own decision. So far no bumps and I feel great…. Soft and silky!,,

  15. Rose Rose says:

    I didn’t have any super-lotion-y razors but I did try this and so far its working really well. But instead of baby powder, because I didn’t have any, I used baby oil, which I think (probably, haven’t tried powder yet) feels and would work better than the powder. Also, Madi left a tip to splash cold water on yourself and I could really feel the difference. Thanks for the tips, now I’m ready for the beach!!! (:

  16. Katie Katie says:

    Omg ! This is so great ! Im always self conscience of wearing a bathing suit when I shave because im afraid people can see the bumps . I’m going to have to buy some of this stuff and try it out ! I can’t wait to see If it works ! Thank you everyone for all the helpful tips !

  17. Raven Raven says:

    Hi all,
    I shave there every few months and as i leave it that long the red bumps go away on their own and don’t scar as they have a chance to heal. Usually its just shaving gel/cream but i will be trying this tip next time hope it works as i really am sick to death of the itchiness and bumps as the bumps make me self conscious and the itching drives me crazy when i’m out and about. Sudocrem is a diaper rash cream here in the U.K and it is amazing though Bepathen is a lot better. I’m going to try conditioner instead of the shaving gel/cream as i’m hoping it will be easier and cleaner to use as i’m messy and the shaving stuff seems to go everywhere.
    Now for my question/s….. People have mentioned soaking but i only have a walk in shower so not sure how to soak in there? And the deoderant……is it the stick/roll or spray would be nice if that was clear and for itchiness i’ve found E45 itch relief cream works as long as you don’t go too far down. Thanks again :D

  18. Constantine Constantine says:

    I’ve been shaving for years (about 8 now) And I’ve found that using a wet/Det electric razor before I use the Schick hydro razor (men’s) and I found it gets me really smooth-not to mention my husband loves it too! I do find I get red bumps occasionally so I plan on trying the deodorant and baby powder methods to see which works best.

  19. Myooh Myooh says:

    Its absolutely important to shave that area whether you have a boyfriend or you dont. As 99% o the commenters said : it get itchy. Yes it really does. I’m thinking of doing the hair removal ( laser ) it is much faster and easiar ( it doesnt itch as i read from another sites ) it can be very expensive but its worth every penny.

  20. Ashley Ashley says:

    i suggest you talk to your mom. When I was 14 i asked my mother and she was very helpful. If you do not want to talk to your mother. I suggest following the advise from the article above. To make exfoilating scub, take two tablespoons of sugar and add it to 4 tablespoons of conditioner. Scrub the area well while in the shower. When you get out lay a towl on the floor with a cup of hot water and your razor. Put just a little conditioner and shave just your inner thighs to the crease. Make sure you rinse the razor after every stroke. Then apply a cold washrag to the area. Then use the baby powder.

  21. Sarah Sarah says:

    Hey girls. I am 13. I don’t have a new new razor, but i want to start shaving down there. I play soccer, and sometimes wear short shorts. When we strech, and do butterflies, if you know what htose are, you can probably see some peek-a-boo pubes. This isn’t good, because I am one of the only 3 girls on my team!!!! I am scared to try, because i dont want my mom to know(it’d be akward). I have deodarant, conditioner, and baby powder, i am just afraid i will hurt myself. I will try a little bit tonight. Please give me some ideas. Thanks!!

  22. clover clover says:

    For anybody who doesn’t want to shave but want to go to the beach why not wear board shorts and a bikini top instead. I get mine from “Animal”.

  23. confused confused says:

    Hey ladies, I’m 13 and I’m going round my boyfriends house next weekend. There were rumours going round school saying that he wants to touch me up, he also wants me to jerk him off. I’m really happy with this and am exited that I will be having an 0rgasm. The problem is my pubs, I shave them but I don’t know whether to shave them all off or have shorter hairs, or just to neaten the edges up? What is the most common style as I don’t want him to be shocked when he ‘s trying to find my vajj in a bush of hair? What should I do? Any suggestions?

  24. Hollywood Hollywood says:

    Ok Sarah there are a couple things that you can do. Before i started shaving my mother and i used a electric trimmer that works for around that area and have you tried waxing that is also a ok way to get rid of hair anywhere down there. Anita2001 that is pretty normal that is how my hair was when i first started puberty and i started in elementry, a really good way to get rid of hair is waxing it keeps it away for longer periods of time rather than shaving a lot.

  25. sarah sarah says:

    i shave almost every second day, is it mornal for it to grow back so fast? now i have a bf i sometimes leave it a week and then it gets itchy. Also (Cringe) but my anus is very hairy and it is so awkward to shave with a razor is their anything else available?

  26. Anita2001 Anita2001 says:

    Hi my hair is sticking out of my swimmers and the swimmers are bulging because if the hair ‘down there’. If I hadn’t shaved it it would be triple the length. I am 11 turning twelve next year and I havnt started my period or getting my breasts yet. Is it unusual to have really long puberty hair at the age if 10 and 11. One day at camp
    When we went swimming I my friend started staring ‘down there’ and showed everyone. I looked down and saw about an inch of hair was sticking out. I had last shaved the week before using a spare shaver I found in the cupboard. What can I do because I am sure that my puberty hair isn’t supposed to grow this fast. Lately at school I have been called hairy pants. I just want to be like any other girl and I feel left out. Please help me because I don’t know what to do and if I should ask for bigger swimmers to hide the hair but if I ask I won’t say that I won’t then to hide the hair. Then it will look like I am fat though or that I have a giant bum.


    • Natalie Natalie says:

      You can use scissors trim the area, and a razor to clean up the area a little more – just bring it in a little bit.

  27. lolita lolita says:

    I just turned 17 and i had been shaving. does waxing hurt??? because it sounds scary lol.
    also I have armpit problems lmfao it is nothing big, but it does bother me …….. can someone please explain and tell me how to make armpit more clear!! do many other people go throught this?
    help me please <3 :)

  28. benny benny says:

    hey y’all! i tried the honey advice sent from L-A and you wouldn’t believe the results. I went from having my Vaginal area (big bush betty) red, sore, and itchy. But now thanks to L-A I’m a free woman. The honey has re-named my Vaginal area to SMOOTH SAILING SALLY and I’m feeling gooooodd! Thanks L-A! you saved me from years of vaginal depression and i am no longer big bush betty!

  29. clueless clueless says:

    I am 23, and have almost never touched my hair down there. Trimmed it a few times, shaved a little bit of it once. I’d really like to see what it feels like to be less hairy down there, but I’m super scared of doing any more shaving than I did the first time – the bumps, the bumps!!! I’m thinking about just getting an electric trimmer and starting off that way…does anyone have any suggestions about which trimmer to use???

  30. LindseyS LindseyS says:

    This website is amazing ! I use to always get red bumbs but now I use diaper rash and it’s gone! But I still have the scars of the old bumbs , is there anyway to get rid of them? Please help!!

  31. Anita2001 Anita2001 says:

    Hi my hair is sticking out of my swimmers and the swimmers are bulging because if the hair ‘down there’. If I hadn’t shaved it it would be triple the length. I am 11 turning twelve next year and I havnt started my period or getting my breasts yet. Is it unusual to have really long puberty hair at the age if 10 and 11. One day at camp
    When we went swimming I my friend started staring ‘down there’ and showed everyone. I looked down and saw about an inch of hair was sticking out. I had last shaved the week before using a spare shaver I found in the cupboard. What can I do because I am sure that my puberty hair isn’t supposed to grow this fast. Lately at school I have been called hairy pants. I just want to be like any other girl and I feel left out. Please help me because I don’t know what to do and if I should ask for bigger swimmers to hide the hair but if I ask I won’t say that I won’t then to hide the hair. Then it will look like I am fat though or that I have a giant bum.

  32. Suzy Suzy says:

    i’ve been shaving since i was twelve.My mom showed me how to do it , she is very hairy down there and shaves every second day. It also helps to stop matting during my period which i hated and had to wash my hair several time a day.

  33. L-A L-A says:

    HEY,HEY,HEY!! gurlz this s*** really helped. MY man will be so proud and pumped! imma have fun tonight:) also honey!!! honey sooths the pain, leaves it smellin good, its tasty, and it allows not friction! TRY IT LADIESSSSSSS!!!!!!!

  34. Kayla Kayla says:

    Bikini zone doesn’t work sounds like your the only one with it figured it out :) I’ll try your tip thAnk you!!!

  35. missy missy says:

    I’m always going to the beach; until recently I haven’t had any problems with the peek-a-boos.
    I want to shave down there but I am worried about what it will entitle me to do years later. I don’t want to have to shave every two days, as someone before me said, because stubble shows. I don’t want to be itching.
    anyone help???

  36. Kay Kay says:

    Im nervous ill still get razor burn no matter what i do it still happens and i dont want it to be worse

  37. Anita Anita says:

    I have found a solution on this website sorry!
    Please don’t answer to my earlier question

  38. Anita Anita says:

    I am 11 turning twelve and I have tried shaving ‘down there’ a few times and my mum doesn’t know. I have been getting some rashes but I don’t want to put on deodorant or something else on it. What can I do? Please help!

  39. Unsuree Unsuree says:

    So im 18 and I just dont know how I should shave down there, I am still a virgin and need a litte help on preperation

  40. Travis Travis says:

    @JustHappenedByHere – it only happens after i shave.

  41. J J says:

    I read ‘peek-a-boo pubes’ and busted up laughing. Thanks for that. :)

    I’ve used Bikini Zone and it works like a charm… But you have to put it on RIGHT AWAY (it helps if you put it on after you already have the bumps…but then you already have the bumps…) It burns/stings for a few seconds, but it’s totally worth it not to have razor burn on your junk. Just VERY CAREFUL that it is used *externally only.*

  42. Marissa Marissa says:

    Alright, I’m 14 and I don’t care what people say. It needs to be taken care of and I’m doing it! Does it matter which way you shave it like left to right or right to left?
    I don’t think I’m going to use baby powder because it usually irritates me even more.

  43. Brittany Brittany says:

    what if you already have dark spots from the previously shave?

  44. Brittany Brittany says:

    So after you dry off down there, you apply the bikini zone or baby powder first? How do you get rid of dark scars on bikini area?

  45. JustHappenedByHere JustHappenedByHere says:

    @Travis – I STRONGLY suggest going to see a doctor! Odor and/or pain in that area is a sign of something else going on. Go and make sure you’re o.k..

  46. Travis Travis says:

    Honestly, I really didn’t know what to do about the bumps after shaving. One problem I face is that (although I shower every day!) after shaving, after a couple of days, there is a VERY unpleasant odor and pain in the area between my privates and leg. Any ideas as to why this happens?

  47. Jane Jane says:

    Wow this is embarrassing but I’ll try it and see if it works

  48. May May says:

    I personal found out how to get those black spots away. U shave the opposite direction. You don’t want to drag it that’s not good and will cause scrapes. You want to slowly do it so that don’t happen.

  49. kassie kassie says:

    every time i shave i cant seem to get everything smooth,theres always like prickley hairs left behind can any one help?:/

  50. Pleasehelp Pleasehelp says:

    Ok, this is really embarassing but i am 18, and have always had a problem with my downstairs area. I trim it often and have shaven most of it off a few times but it always itches and is prickley minutes after im done. also, i have to shower before i go to bed and in the morning before school to make sure that area doesnt smell (it’s kindaa fishy smell but pretty sure it isnt a yeast infection) if i go a morning without showering i feel dirty and can smell myslef all day and feel really embarrassed. ive talked to my mom about it and she got me one of those talc powders but it didnt help much and it was really hard to explain to my bf why there was white poweder on my cpanta. I would never let him go down on me or take off my panties because the sight and smell was just too mucg to handle. also my mom wont take me to the gyno because im not sexually active yet. Please help. how can i get rid of the smell and make the area smooth? The smell is the bigger issue here.

  51. Kat Kat says:

    I shaved about 30 minutes before reading this and was very irritated but then I went, put some aloe on and at first it kinda hurt but then it worked awesome! Thanks this helped a lot

  52. sigh sigh says:

    i have tried shaving it all off several times and i also tried trimming it but i want to know opinions on what is better i feel cleaner with it all gone but it is kinda a nuisance and my best friends says im not supposed to idk what to do but please help my family doesnt talk to me like they should lol but seriously

  53.  Ibella says:

    Gonna try this out right-now!! (: I’ve never been open with letting random strangers see my “hoo-ha” either so I’ve always just shaved (also cause Im scared of how much waxing would hurt ;P) and I use the razor I shave my legs with too. Seems to work fine but you have to make sure the razor is clean or else MAJOR rash. I can’t wait to try out these other new tips!(: thanks!!

  54. Cheyenne Cheyenne says:






  55. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    For people in England (don’t know of they have it anywhere else) Sudocrem is a godsend. Put as much on as you want before you got you go to bed after shaved. Then just leave it over night and it will soak in. If there is any left in the morning just wipe it off with toilet roll of a damp towel. It is really soothing, prevents itching and red bumps! Its amazing! (and p.s it works with practically anything. I use it as a face mask as well and within a couple of days all my spots were gone!)
    Sudocrem is a wonder!!!

  56. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I am 16 and have started shaving because I just couldn’t put it off anymore. Especially because I’m swimming more. But I need help! When I shaved I don’t think I got all the hair off and it’s really itching. I don’t know what to do. I don’t feel comfortable asking my mum, but I really wanna get ALL my hair off. Should I try waxing or stick to shaving? Also how can I easily get off all of the hair? Please help!!!

  57. rathernotsay rathernotsay says:

    so i’m a gymnast, whitch means leotards. and leotards means exposed. but i would always wear shorts with my leo, so it was never a problem. then, competition season came up, and i dreaded it! you can’t wear shorts! and out gym has a rule that you can’t wear shorts the week of a meet. and i hated it! 1 out of every 5 attemps of shaving there, it would be semi-ok and i would just constantly pull down my leo. lets face it girls, the red bumps are un attractive. we’ve all tried the home remadies, the hydrocotisone creme was good for the itching and redness, but those unattractive bumps still left me worried. then i discoverd BIKINI ZONE. i Used shaving cream, a new razor, shaved using the side method, got out, put a thin layer of bikini zone on, a tiny bit of baby power, put on loose pants, and about a hlaf hour later, i checked.. and i was AMAZED!no more red bumps!! this stuff saved my life! :) now, i feel confident during a meet/practice and i dont have to hide behind shorts. thanks bikini zone! <3

  58. Princess Princess says:

    I use Bikini Zone all the time and it works excellent, I used to have a problem with getting bumps after shaving before I started using bikini zone. I got mine from CVS

  59. Brenda Brenda says:

    Hi. I stumbled onto this site from Google. I’m 37. I just started shaving completely there about a year ago. It has been a nightmare. My hair is so course, it hurts after just a half of a day when it starts to grow back. I can’t stand going even a day without shaving it. I have red bumps so bad, that I hope it won’t scar. Some days aren’t as bad. I tried the stripper trick with deoderant yesterday and broke out horribly. I am sooo sensitive. I’ve used tea tree oil, which helps a little. I use Bikini Zone, which helps a little. But it is still horrible. While sitting here reading comments (and full of red bumps) I noticed a can of Burt Bees Hand Salve on my husband’s nightstand. I figured… what do I have to lose, I’m already broke out. So, I rubbed the area down with this stuff, then laid a warm cloth on it, slightly wiped it away (I’m so sensitive that I fear leaving ANYTHING on that area for too long.) I did this step over again three times… and I am right now in awe. The bumps I’ve had forever are literally disappearing! I’m going to wait about and hour and try those steps again and see if it completely diminishes them. I can’t imagine WHICH ingredients are healing this, but I don’t care. I am amazed!!! It’s just like a freak discovery I guess. :P

  60. Krystina Krystina says:

    I have used bikini zone before after shaving and it burns or for me it did. But it did get the job done I had no bumps or redness. Just burns for a few seconds.

  61. Cheyenne Cheyenne says:

    I want to know if you girls could tell me what “vacum” motion is? When i am done shaving it looks like i did not get it all like there is still hair and i go to fell it and see there is nothing there! What should i do

  62. Anonymous Anonymous says:

    Hi there! I’m 16, and I’m a swimmer, so “peek-a-boo pubes” are a huge problem for me. I’ve tried shaving a few times before, and I always get tonnes of ingrown hairs, and dark spots like there’s still hair there that my razor can’t get… I also have a hard time shaving the sides (not quite sure how to describe it…) because I’m scared I’m going to cut myself. I also recently got a boyfriend (we’ve been going out for a month) and I’m really worried about my area in case things get serious. I’m not sure whether I should shave the whole thing, or what. I’m not very close with my mom, and asking her about this stuff would be way too embarrassing. Can anyone help with any of my problems?? I’d really appreciate it! Thanks!

  63. Michelle Michelle says:

    Use diaper rash cream afterwards. Works for me!

  64. lauren lauren says:

    I shave with a vaccume type motion, i use this same motion for my legs and underarms, the hair does not get clogged in the razor this way, and afterward I wash my area with a face wash for acne one with the salicylic acid, then starting the next day I use a stridex pad in the morning and one at night, it burns just a little, but it keeps all your follicles clean and i hardly ever get a bump or ingrown hair. really this works great, and i can go months w/out shaving and with the vaccume stroke it takes the longest hair off no problem, and i just use like baby wash or conditioner, never shaving cream, too thick.

  65. Tania Tania says:

    I have seen bikini zone gel at cvs… ima try it because this is a nightmare for girls

  66. Sofia Sofia says:

    This blog has helped A LOT! (I just turned 14) I’ve been really self conscious of my bikini line, but now I’m not :) . I find using conditioner worked better than shaving cream. Always go side to side! I also soak in really cold water right after, then pat dry, an wear sweat pants. I don’t usually wear underwear after, so it doesn’t irritate.
    I’ve also got those little pink bumps, but they won’t go away! Any ideas?

  67. cessy cessy says:

    alright girls I received my gilette venus embrace yesterday and just shaved tonight. It DIDN’T HURT A BIT. I used coochy for the shaving cream, it was my first time but I didn’t even cut myself! no nick no anything. after that I sprayed coochy after shave mist. and now its super smooth. I shaved side to side just like what the blog says. so yeah it was wonderful(lol) ;D – ihave sensitive skin!

    i know that the razor is pricy, but i think as long as its 4-5 blades its going to do the trick.

  68. Zuzana Zuzana says:

    Hey, girls!
    I am 20 and I am shaving down there for a longer time and how I do it? razor and wather or some bikini shaving cream (I am using Willkinson smells :) good like roseberries). I am always doing it in the shower, just sitting with my legs spread. But I am using also shaver for sides becase it doesnt hurt so much and razor for main part, I am shaving everything because I dont feel good with hair down there and its not good for boys during sex (some positions can hurt). And after shaving put on some oil to make your skin soften :)

    Good luck!

  69. Cheyenne Elswick Cheyenne says:

    Hey also how do I take my bath when I am shaving with my older brother out the door asking me what I am doing, I tell him Im taking a bath he said you allowed and I said i am shaving my legs and he told my mom and I was not shaving my legs I was really shaving “down there”. Today I am gonna take the sissors and take it all of! I am damn sick of it esspecially with my peIRD!!

  70. Cheyenne Elswick Cheyenne says:

    damn……………this shit HURTS!!!

  71. Cheyenne Elswick Cheyenne says:

    Hey Panda Monium,
    I think you might be refering to me? I dont know……….but last night I did these exact steps!

    1. soak in the tube for about 3 minutes
    2. Put condituner “down there”
    3. Shave side to side
    4. Put deoderatnte on as soon as you are done

    I only had one little red bump when I was done and it was because I pressed to hard and it bleed! Also can you guys tell me how to tell my mom that I have blood bleeding in through my clothes because of my peird?!?

    •  lizatherese says:

      if she does your laundry, she will notice, believe me… and if you need feminine hygiene supplies, you can get free samples from always, tampax, U by kotex, and maybe some other ones. if that doesnt work, you can just put some of that stuff in the cart if you guys go shopping together.

  72. May May says:

    I’m 13 going pn 14 and i recently started shaving “down there,” 4 almost 6 months now(I don’t reaally know if you would call that recently though) and I sometimes get those bumps but not often. When I do get those bumps I don’t do anything, even though it’s irritating, I just let them go away. They usually go away within 24 hours. But whenever I do shave down there i always get little stubbles of hair, and Im trying to get all the hair off without having to get any kind of waxing done (to terrified to do that…. :( :/). Any suggestions? Anything would help if you have any tips email me please( and @Panda Monium, I agree with you who the hell is gonna wait at our age when there’s a freakin jungle down there??? But anyways thanks sfor the tips I’ll try them :)

  73. Panda Monium Panda Monium says:

    I’m 13, and I have a friggin jungle. So a couple nights ago, I was bored and home alone, so I figured why not. I did the trimming thing but I shaved up and down and with my normal razor and ohmyfuckinggod, do NOT do that. :s I shaved once before (almost two years ago) and it was a lot worse, but this still sucks. Imma try the deodorant and the conditioner thing later.
    And I saw someone in the comments saying 12-13 year olds should wait…hell no I’m not waiting, I dont want the entire pool seeing a bush in my bikini bottoms. And it just feels really..icky.

  74. Cheyenne Cheyenne says:

    I need to know a very good prosses for me at the age 12. I have a real mom and a step mom, well my real mom says shave and my step says dont it will itch! What should I do? I tried once what my real mom said to do…….
    Cut it with the sissors and then like shave up and down! It fucking hurt! @ Sarahbeth- I will try what you said deodorant. I will try deodorant tonight!
    Word of advise if you dont want the whole house to know you shaved “down there” do it over the toilet when you are down with your shower/bath.

  75. Sarahbeth. Sarahbeth. says:

    I usually don’t really shave my area in the winter, I just keep it trimmed, and Summer’s coming up, so, I’m trying to uhm… Keep from looking hairy when I go to the beach. I’m 14, and well, last year was pure H311 for me because of bumps, so a few days ago, I tried deodorant, and NO BUMPS :D

    • Natalie Natalie says:

      I have a couple of friends who used to be dancers (i.e. strippers) and they have to be smooth down there every night on that stage. In my own personal experience, if I get a smooth shave one day, and try it again 3 days later, it’s gonna turn out ugly. My dancer friends said that they used deodorant to prevent that ugly.
      Never worked for me though.

  76. frz frz says:

    Its kind of embarrassing :( I am 17 and have not shave that area yet :(
    I am planning to get the whole thing shaved kind of like a brazillian..
    I am a bit confused and dont know how much is to be shaved and what to do.. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME OUT !!!

  77. Dancrr Dancrr says:

    Does hydrocortizone with aloe help with the itching and the redness? PLEASE ANSWER

  78. Mickey Mickey says:

    This was really helpful. I’m a little younger than a college girl but still I always wondered if you were actually supposed to shave down there and I was too embarrassed to ask my mom or older sister. Thanks!!

  79.  kayleanne says:

    Okay, so I am 14…I think I am going to try the tips that were given. I am really scared. Is there any tips you can give a first timer. Please, anything that will help….Cause, I think I am going to use the razor and shaving cream….Embarassing question…but do I shave everything?? and does the deodorant really help, with the red bumps?

    • JayLynn JayLynn says:

      Hey, I’m fourteen too. I know it’s weird and uncomfortable, but for the first few shavings, just have the bikini area. After a while once you’re comfortable with that, you can try to shave all around there. You probably won’t hot water pouring o you when you shave so keep that in mind. It a very sensitive area like your underarms would be, so just save it like you would there. As for deodorant, well, I’ve never used it down there so I can’t really answer that question. :) hope this helps. Dont be embarrassed to ask your mom or sister or aunt or a trust older woman in your life. Thy have expirence and will help you out :)

  80. Gina Gina says:

    I have tried shaving, waxing, and exfoliating creme but still have stubble down there. What else is there to do to get rid of it?

  81. CS CS says:

    Ok, this may sound odd to you guys but I have been buying and using
    Magic gold shaving powder from walgreens since past 5yrs now and I never had bumps or irritation.
    I read it online on a strippers blog that she uses this (it is basically made for sensitive skin types which have kind of acne or moles and it is difficult to shave with a razor). It is a white powder, mix it up with water to make a smooth paste (like cake batter consistency) and then put it on wher eyou want to shave and leave it for 5-8 minutes, and the with a plastic card or blunt side of butter knife (the best thing that works is a credit card i know it sounds funny, i have an old credit card which is expired and it works perfectly, I have saved it for this!!) and take the cream off. Wash it nicely and put a regular cream on the area.
    Trust me the hair comes back very slow, the skin is super soft and I never had any problem with bumps or redness!

  82. Rian Rian says:

    Hi I am 14, kinna embarrassed to say that I’ve never done anything done to my down there before as I don’t go to the beach, or swim that often. Lots of people have told me that shaving will result in thick and rough pubic hair growing out after shaving, so I’ve been really scared to try. I would trim it down with scissors but will the red bumps still appear? I’m more worried about the rough pubic hair growing out. Please help! Really uncomfortable feeling like I have some bush growing down there.

  83. Sarah Sarah says:

    I’m 16, been shaving down there for a while. I’m just a hairy person in general so it needs to be done, especially since I dance. It’s also just so much cleaner, especially when I’m on my period. The only problem is that it takes so freakin long to shave!! Any tips?

  84. cessy cessy says:

    im 18 this is my first time shaving down there, i never shaved before. my hair is coarse & short and fyi i dont have armpit/leg/facial hair, the doctor said it has smtg to do with my slow growth. so im a little nervous but thanks for the tips!!

  85. Jesse Jesse says:

    sooo, do you put on the cream right after? and leave it on? and do you keep puttin in on daily untill you shave again? sooo comfussedddd!

  86. hanna hanna says:

    Thx for advice lots better :)

  87. anne anne says:

    apply ice to the shaved area with a decent amount of pressure after shaving, it helps with the red bumps, also moisterize regulary to help keep the hairs soft. makes things alot easier.
    and to all those 12 n 13 year olds on here, wait a few years. your way to young…… especially if your orried about asking your mother for special trips to shops to go get a special product. hen you are old enough to go to the shop yourself and have your on money(not your mothers) then consider a re-doo
    till then enjoy being a kid.

  88. CANTtell CANTtell says:

    I’m 12 and I really want to get those hairs away, ive had my eyebrows, legs and under arms waxed but I have this personal beauty hairdresser thingy, and she doesnt do that waxing down there (i didnt ask for it) and my friends always say that when they see other girls bikini lines they see a jungle and think its gross. I feel really wierd about it and I want to get rid of it. But I dont know what to do, shave or wax. I dont want to ask my mum because she always tells her friends. IM SCARED!!!!

  89. Hanna Hanna says:

    I’m 13 and recently started shaving down there but I’ve got stubs now and it’s not comfy at all. I don’t want to talk to my mum cos it would be awkward. Any suggestions????

  90. Stacie Stacie says:

    13 and shave the peeKaboos and it itches like hell! but should I be shaving my whole ass??!! Because I Am not waxing no way girl!!! And I wear a thong am I too young!?

  91. anon anon says:

    I used to always get lots of red bumps too….and was horrible! But all you’ve got to do is take care when you’re shaving…don’t rush it, and make sure there’s plenty of shaving cream or soap down there. Then, when you’ve finished shaving get an ICE cube and rub it round the area you’ve shaved…that closes the pores and stops itching and bumps later on (it’s sore because it’s so cold, but it works)! Then just dry off and moisturise to keep things smooth. The more you do this the less sensitive you get too…so keep at it :)

  92. Jazzy Jazzy says:

    I have tried soo many things (including bikini zone, baby oil), and I always seem to end up with bumps. I will definitely try the baby powder and the vaginal anti-itch cream. I’m really want to be able to wear a cute bikini bottom or underwear w/o itch irritable bumps.
    @Tiffany, think of a T or cross shape. the horizontal line would be shaving from the outside to the inside or inside to outside, if that makes more sense.

  93. BuNNii BuNNii says:

    I don’t regularly shave my bikini but when I do I use shaving cream an an unsented soap, and the put Shea butter in it after. It works great. I’m sixteen,btw.

  94. lashana pridgen pumpsznpatron says:

    i use vaginal anti-itch cream. it doesnt have the menthol in it as regular anti-itch creams unless u like walkin around feelin like theres a cloud of minty cool air in ur pants lol. but i jus use that i dnt itch or get bumps.

  95. Tiffany K. Tiffany K. says:

    What do you mean by Side-To- Side shaving? Didn’t quite catch what that ment. If you wouldnt mind. please E-mail me my answer because im not sure when ill be on this website again. i just happen to come across it.

  96. laura laura says:

    It means to go up instead of down. I find going side to side is easier though.

  97. Griselda Griselda says:

    What do u mean go against the grain?

  98. Unknown Unknown says:

    Dear Loz , I’m 13 too .. And I’ve had the same boyfriend for 4 months now , and we’ve just started to do things together … I also shave down there for his benifits .. And I hate it it’s itchy and I get bumps ! I have only ever done all this once because I don’t have the time ! But for bumps deodorant helps ! Just put it on after you get out of the shower or ever night before bed ! You’ll notice a difference like instantly’ ! And i find it berger to shave against thé grain …you may bleed sometimes though! :( its kinda a pain in the butt! And I find it better when you wait about 2 day In between every time you shave that way you have something for your razor to catch when you do shave ! I just use disposable razors ! I hope this helps ! :)

  99. Rafeeq Rafeeq says:

    Thats cute, I need to seggust that to my bestie. I, on the other hand, like to torture myself with a damn epilator ( oh how I hate it) or a professional wax job. Thats nice and compact though.

  100. Loz Loz says:

    I’ve only just turned 13 and had a lot of hair ‘down below’ and i really got on my nerves! I’m not the type of person to ask mt friends about it and i definately don’t feel comfortable talking to mum or to ask her if she would get me some after shaving gel or cream. I literally only just started shaving yesterday, I put baby powder on afterwards but it still really itches and already there are a couple of bumps! I have no idea what witch hazel is and I don’t know if I have anything else else in the house which I could use. Does anyone have any ideas what I could use?
    Would much apperciate if someone would help me with this?!

    •  lizatherese says:

      you can find witch hazel in the health and beauty section of stores. its and ‘astringent’ and it works on little cuts or stuff like that. i use it mostly as a toner for my face. make sure you get cotton balls or cotton rounds or something like that.

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