When removing hair from the genital area, it is important to exercise caution, as this area is very delicate and can become irritated quite easily. While there are several ways to remove unwanted pubic hair, shaving with a razor is the most common and least expensive.
Using scissors, trim the pubic hair to 1/8 to ¼- inch long, if necessary.
Stand under a warm shower for 3 to 5 minutes. Allowing warm water to absorb into the skin make the hair softer and easier to remove. According to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the water also helps prevent skin irritation and shave bumps.
Apply generous amount of shaving cream to the entire pubic area. Shaving cream helps to further soften the coarse pubic hair and prepare it for removal. For best results and less irritation, use an unscented shaving cream formulated for dry or sensitive skin.
Pull the skin taut with one hand and shave the hair with the other. Move slowly over the hair, and apply more shaving cream as needed. Shaving against the growth of the hair allows for a closer shave, but can also cause irritation. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to razor bumps, Cosmopolitan.com recommends only shaving in the direction of hair growth. For men, carefully pull up the shaft and scrotum and shave slowly around the area.
Rinse away the loose hair and shave cream under lukewarm water. Use a washcloth or very soft loofah to remove all traces of shaved hair. If necessary, apply more shaving cream and shave any remaining hair.
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Based in Atlanta, Theresa Maddox writes for various websites, covering personal care, beauty and health topics. She received a National Merit Finalist package in 2001 and holds a Bachelor of Science in merchandising from the University of Kentucky.