Female body hair is a hot topic: Some people love it, others hate it. If you fall into the latter category, or just fancy a change down there from your regular full bush, you might want to learn how to shave your bikini line once and for all. I admit, I've definitely rushed down there, razor blazing, nicking myself and not quite getting the desired look I was hoping for while shaving my pubic hair. However, considering the area, I should have really sought out professional advice before hacking my bush to bits and leaving myself with a rather shoddy job. I like to think I'm not alone in this conundrum.
For the most part, in the past I've used hair removal cream, as I have found it suits my skin and it's very effective. Although, it's not really the most speedy of hair removal methods and as I'm heading towards slowly achieving a more natural lifestyle — a choice that's been impacted since going vegan — I'm a little deterred by the fact I'm covering my vag in a chemical cream that appears to melt my body hair off. A couple of my friends get their bikini lines waxed religiously, but after having my eyebrows waxed, I have totally chickened out of getting my bikini line done, because IMO, hot wax and vaginas do not mix. This leaves me in a tricky conundrum that I'd guess many other ladies also find themselves in come summer.
When gathering information on de-fuzzing one of your most sensitive body parts, it's best to get professional know-how straight from the horse's mouth, right? Gillette Venus shared their expert advice on how to shave your bikini line in just six simple steps. Their steps include: Starting with a trim, soaking your pubic hair, applying shaving gel, shaving in the direction of the hair growth then against it, moisturizing after rinsing and drying, and finally replacing your blunt blade if needed. Simple, huh? For full details and instructions, I recommend checking out the Gillette Venus website.
Buzzfeed shared some post-shaving tips that should, as the article's title suggests, help, "...Make Shaving Your Bikini Line Less Miserable." According to Buzzfeed, after shaving you should, "Wear cotton underwear and avoid tight clothing. Polyester is an occluding fabric — it’s not breathable, and could increase your chances of irritation." Buzzfeed also recommended that readers use an exfoliating pad when stubble shows, "...so you can go a little longer between shaves."
Of course, if you don't fancy shaving your bikini line, there's nothing stopping you from rocking a full bush! Don't let society dictate to you what is or isn't acceptable in regards to shaving your body hair – it's your fuzz and you should do with it as you wish. There's nothing wrong with female body hair, so if you don't want to be waxed red raw, nor risk nicking your highly sensitive pubic region, you should totally let your pubes grow wild and free. If you decide you want to shave again in the future, you'll now have the knowledge on how to shave your bikini line too: You've got the best of both body hair worlds!