Hair removal has been a topic of debate for a long time now. Some people like to remove body hair due to cosmetic reasons, others tend to keep them as it is. Where getting rid of facial hair and hair from parts of the body like legs, arms and underarms is something very common, people tend to put a lot of thought into it when it comes to getting rid of pubic hair. Getting a bikini or brazilian wax might not be a fun experience but is surely long lasting. Pubic hair have their own purpose as they help to reduce friction during intercourse, provide protection from bacterial and yeast infections. If you are someone who is new to the procedure of pubic hair removal and curious about what all goes in, then this is a must read. Here are 5 things that you need to know about before getting rid of pubic hair.
#1. Let it Grow
Where one must trim their hair before going for a bikini or brazilian wax appointment, but one thing that needs to be kept in mind is that you shouldn’t shave them beforehand. A common mistake that many people make is shaving their pubes with razors or epilators before their waxing sessions. As you shave the hair, they become really short and hence it becomes very difficult to remove them via waxing. If you have shaved your pubic area recently, then you must wait for a few days for your hair to grow at least quarter an inch before your waxing appointment. Instead of shaving, one thing that you can opt for is trimming them with the help of a sharp pair of scissors.
#2. Exfoliation is important
As exfoliation is an important step of any skin care regimen, it is a must before waxing session as well. Taking a warm shower and exfoliating your pubic area about 24 prior to your waxing session helps to soften the region, open up the pores and make the waxing process a little less painful. Try to give yourself a nice and light exfoliation with the help of a body scrub. This step also makes it easier for the wax to grab and get a hold of the hair instead of your skin which makes the entire process more smooth and effective.
#3. Plan the outfit
The way you put up so much thought before planning an outfit before a big event, same goes with your pubic hair removal session. After waxing, your skin tends to become even more sensitive, tender and red along with little bumps that might be a little irritating. It is advised to wear a loose fitting outfit with cotton underwear so that your skin can breathe. The key is to skin on tight synthetic clothing that can irritate the waxed skin and the ingrown hair in the region and cause a lot of discomfort.
#4. Pain Management
No one told you that getting rid of those hair down there's going to be a fun task. When you decide to groom your pubic hair, you must know that doing so can lead to pain and hence one must be equipped with pain management techniques.
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Where exfoliation helps to open up the pores, it works as a great pain management technique that helps to provide you with a smooth and hassle free experience. Other than this here are some pain management techniques that you can opt for while going for your first brazilian wax session and to make it more bearable-
- Take an over the counter painkiller about 30 minutes before your appoint=ment
- Hold the skin taut to prevent any tugging
- Stay hydrated
- Do not consume alcohol
- Apply a soothing lotion or aloe vera gel to soothe inflammation post waxing
#5. Avoid it at that time of the month
While aunt flo might already be causing you a lot of trouble with those unbearable cramps and constantly changing mood you surely would not want to deal with more pain. Where it might seem very obvious to not get your pubes waxed during your periods but here’s the catch. Not just on the day of your periods but you must exempt yourself from getting any area of your body waxed around the time of your periods. As your periods come in, there is change in the hormonal levels of the body. This change in hormones makes your skin more sensitive and lowers your pain tolerance that leads to more pain than usual.
Getting rid of body hair or keeping them on is a personal choice. One must know that pubichair exists because they hate a person and it is not at all unhygienic to keep them. If you are someone who chooses to get rid of your hair down there, we would advise you to be really careful and take your pain tolerance into consideration. One must seek professional help when it comes down to treatments like this and ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.