There are different drawbacks and benefits to the various pubic hair removal methods.

Safest Way to Remove Pubic Hair

by Pamela Simmons

Removing your pubic hair can be a daunting process. Not to mention, there are several techniques from which to choose when removing your hair down there. Though many women choose to groom their pubic area, it doesn't mean there aren't a few safety concerns to consider. Before you go hairless, be sure you know which method is safest for you.

The Safest Method

There are benefits and drawbacks to each hair-removal method. However, the safest options available are waxing and shaving. Shaving removes hair at the surface of the skin, while waxing removes it at the root. Ladies who opt to wax will be hair-free for longer, but since hair is being ripped out, they will have to deal with some pain in the process. Women who shave won't experience pain, but will have to shave again within a day or two.

Shaving Details

Shaving has the potential to produce in-grown hairs. Generally, in-grown hairs aren't more than an unsightly nuisance, but they can leave your skin more prone to infections. Skin with coarser hair is at higher risk for in-growns. Other skin irritations associated with shaving include razor burn, nicks, and blisters. To minimize these effects, take a warm bath or shower before applying a gentle shaving cream. Using a new, sharp razor, shave in the direction the hair grows. Exfoliating creams applied after shaving can also help to keep skin soft and healthy.

Waxing Details

Waxing your pubic area is best left to professionals who have been trained on hair removal. As waxing removes hair at the root, the biggest danger with this method is the possible infection of an open follicle. Have your esthetician apply an antibacterial cream at the end of your procedure to avoid infection.


Depilatories are probably your least safe hair removal option. Because depilatories use chemicals, most aren't recommended for use on the bikini area. If any of the cream comes in contact with the vulva, it can cause painful burning. If you choose to go this route, apply depilatories only to the bikini line and not the entirety of your pubic area.

About the Author

Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.

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