For centuries, women have been grooming their pubic hair. Modern women have plenty of options when it comes to methods and designs for grooming this delicate area. If you don't want to spend the money and endure the pain that goes with waxing at a salon, you can still create designs like a landing strip, diamond or heart at home with the help of stencils.
Trim your pubic hair, if needed. It makes the entire process much easier if hair you'll be shaving is trimmed to about 1/4 inch.
Soften your pubic hair and skin by soaking in a warm bubble bath or by taking a long shower. Exfoliate your pubic hair and upper thighs to prevent ingrown hairs. When you are finished, dry yourself completely.
Place the stencil against your pubic hair, holding it in place with one hand. Hold the stencil pencil (or colored lip pencil) in your other hand, using it to trace the outline of the design. Pull the stencil away and make sure you can see the shape outlined.
Apply a thin layer of clear shaving gel to your pubic hair. Pull the skin taut and start shaving from the outer area toward the pencil line. You goal is to leave pubic hair in the design you chose and remove the excess pubic hair outside the outline. Continue around the design and apply more gel if needed. Rinse your razor several times during shaving to get the smoothest, cleanest look.
Use a comb to pull the remaining hair within your design up and decide if it needs further trimming.
Wash off shaving cream and the pencil outline. Apply an astringent formula that contains salicylic acid to prevent ingrown hairs, and moisturize the entire area.
Every other day, look at your design using a mirror. Use a little shaving cream and a razor to shave away any hair stubble to make your design last.
How to Use a Brow Shaver
How to Wax Your Own Eyebrow With ...
How to Grow Hair on the Jaw Line of ...
How to Clear Up Red Bikini Line Bumps
Shaving Armpits the Correct Way
How to Even Out a Growing Beard
Proper Way to Use a Foil Shaver
How to Prevent Underarm Bumps
How to Care for a Close-Trimmed Beard
How to Pluck Your Eyebrows With Strings
How to Fix Your Eyebrows After Cutting ...
How to Feminize Your Eyebrows
How to Put Cuts in Eyebrows
How to Do Your Eyebrows at Home Without ...
How to Shave Eyebrow Lines
How to Get a Closer Electric Shave
Proper Way to Shave a Mustache
How to Do Eyebrow Makeup
How to Taper Sideburns
How to Clean Your Mustache
This article was written by the CareerTrend team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about CareerTrend, contact us [here](http://careertrend.com/about-us).
Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Getty Images