How to Shave Pubic Area in Men?

Shaving Pubic Area - Men

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Some men cut their pubic hair, others choose to shave or wax, and many guys just leave it alone. It’s not necessary to remove the hair in this area to keep your body clean; it’s just a personal choice.

Trimming

Trimming is the most standard and economical way of maintaining the look of your pubic hair. You can use a good pair of scissors to trim your hair. A simpler way to trim is with an electric trimmer — just bear in mind that you have to use it when you are dry, indicating never in the shower or the tub.

Shaving

Some people who wish to remove pubic hair prefer not to shave due to the fact that the hair usually grows back in just a couple of days. In the meantime, your genital area can feel itchy and prickly because the skin in this area is very sensitive.

Shaving does not make the hair grow back thicker; this is simply a myth. Nevertheless, if you wish to keep the area hairless and smooth, you’ll have to invest in good tools such as: scissors, razor, shaving cream or gel, and intend on shaving every couple of days.

Non-prescription “Depilatories” or Cream Hair Eliminators

This technique of hair removal is pain-free, however it’s crucial to be aware that not all “depilatories” are safe to use in your pubic area. Make certain to read the item label first to make sure it is safe to use on this area, and follow the directions on the package. These products can have a strong, undesirable odor. Do not leave the cream on any longer than suggested. If you notice soreness, swelling, or a rash, it might be imply that you are allergic to this type of hair cleaner.

Waxing

A thin layer of warm liquid wax is applied over the hair you want to remove. Next, a thin cloth-like product is put over the wax prior to it solidifies. It takes a couple of seconds for the wax to get hard. As soon as hard, the cloth strip is rapidly managed. This technique of hair removal stings (when the cloth is pulled off). Waxing is different than other hair removal methods since the hair is eliminated from the root so it does not grow back as quickly. If you decide to remove your pubic hair using the wax technique, it’s best to have it done at a beauty salon or health club that offers waxing as a regular part of their services. If the wax is too hot, you might burn your skin. Do not shave before waxing.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is done by an expert and is a procedure that uses a strong beam that permeates the skin to damage the hair follicle. The laser beam releases heat that destroys the hair follicle. The hair eventually falls out. Outcomes can vary from individual to individual and some people might observe temporary redness and swelling after the treatment. The procedure itself can use up to an hour depending upon how much hair is gotten rid of, and you should use protective eye wear throughout the treatment. Laser hair elimination can be expensive and take 5 or more sessions. Sometimes it may not work. If you select this method of hair removal, first schedule an assessment with a doctor who is board accredited in dermatology or cosmetic surgery and who has experience with performing laser hair removal.

Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the only hair removal method that completely removes the hair. A needle shaped electrode is used to ruin the hair root. It usually takes up to 25 sessions to completely remove all the hair roots and the cost can differ depending on the treatment.

Safety Guidelines when shaving pubic hair:

  • Rinse your skin with warm water after you are done shaving then pat dry.
  • Apply shaving cream or gel with aloe vera or another relaxing agent (produced men) over all the areas you prepare to shave. Reapply as needed.
  • Use a new/sharp razor– DON’T use a dull blade or disposable razor.
  • Shave in the direction that the hair grows, using slow strokes.
  • Apply baby oil or lotion with aloe vera to the shaved area when you’re done. Prevent scented items because they may sting your skin.
  • Hold the skin tight with one hand and shave with the other hand. Avoid using excessive pressure.
  • Take in the tub for a minimum of 5 minutes to soften the skin and pubic hair prior to you shave.
  • Trim as much hair as possible before you start shaving– DON’T use a dull pair of scissors.

Possible consequences of removing pubic hair include:

  • Razor burn (rash).
  • Chemical burn from non-prescription cream hair removers (depilatories).
  • Soreness.
  • Cuts, pimples and/or blisters.
  • Itching.
  • Infection in the hair root– the medical term for this is “folliculitis”. Shaving is a typical cause.

If you develop a rash, red bumps, or itching on your pubic area there are solutions you can attempt at home. Symptoms normally disappear within a couple of weeks.

The majority of the time you can alleviate pain by doing the following:

  • Soak in a warm tub or take a shower and let the warm water spray your pubic area.
  • Pat the skin (don’t rub) with a soft towel or dry with a hair clothes dryer on the low setting.
  • Use a fragrance-free cream.
  • Stop shaving for a while.

Itching

Your health care company may have you use a non-prescription topical medicine such as hydrocortisone cream.

Folliculitis (Infection in the hair root), Blisters, or Pimples.

Take in a warm bath and use a thin layer of a topical non-prescription antibiotic such as Bacitracin®.

Stop shaving

Call your health care provider if you do not have any relief within a number of days or the bumps are getting bigger or your skin is red.
Severe Rash, Fever, Bleeding, Discharge or Pus.

Stop shaving and call your healthcare supplier right away.


Last modified: January 1, 2018

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