Types of Shaving Cream for Women's Pubic Hair

by Ellen Goodlett

If you don’t want to suffer the pain of waxing or the high cost of laser hair removal, shaving is the next best way to remove hair in your pubic area. However, different types of shaving cream are better for this delicate area than others.

Soap

Do not try to shave using soap in your pubic zone—this will cause uncomfortable bumps and rashes, or even ingrown hairs.

Pre-Shave Oil

Pre-shave oil lessens the drag of the razor against your skin and thus prevents razor burn and chapping.

Gel

Try a moisturizing shave gel to give you a smooth, close shave and prevent irritation at the same time.

Cream

Look for a medicated shave cream with aloe vera to reduce redness after shaving and to keep your skin smooth after hair removal.

Scents

Scented shaving gel or cream is tempting, but keep in mind that if you have sensitive skin, added scents will irritate your skin more than a cream with no fragrance.

Bump Treatment

If you do end up with razor bumps or ingrown hairs, treat them with a solution made for after-shaving treatments. Fragrance-free moisturizer works well, too.

About the Author

Ellen Goodlett has been a writer since 1999. Her work has been published in the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" and "Nimbus" magazine. Goodlett holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and languages from Bryn Mawr College.