Intimate hair removal can get annoyingly complicated. Waxing hurts; and in my opinion, is often pride damaging. Shaving with a wet razor ... Don't even get me started.
I've put myself out of commission for a week because of razor burn and I hate getting riddled with shaving bumps.
Every woman knows that the vaginal area is very sensitive. So it's important to remove vaginal hair in a way that is pain-free and still gets a close, smooth feel.
I'm here to tell you that I've tried everything and the hair removal method I stand by is my trusty electric shaver.
It's the only pain-free method I've found for shaving my pubic region, and as a plus, electric shavers are designed to do the job without producing redness, razor burn, or ingrown hairs that cause those nasty bumps.
And because you dry shave with an electric shaver, you can take it with you and shave on the fly (you know, after you meet that dashing gentleman at your neighbor's party, or your friends surprise you with a day at the beach).
When choosing an electric shaver, be sure to go with one designed for intimate shaving. These shavers are made to navigate the contours of your vaginal area, so shaving with one minimizes the risk of nicking yourself or creating ingrown hairs.
How Does an Electric Shaver Work?
A good electric shaver has three stainless steel blades that remain sharp for the life of the product, provided you clean them every month or so. This is what differentiates the electric shaver from a razor.
Shaving with a dull blade (and any razor's blade is dull after its initial use) is the cause of razor burn and ingrown hairs because a dull blade cannot cleanly slice through the hair.
Instead, it yanks at it, ripping it out of the follicle in a zig-zag fashion. When the hair attempts to grow back, its split ends can't grow cleanly through the follicle, thus producing ingrown hairs and bumps.
To shave your vaginal area with an electric shaver, first be sure to trim the hair to stubble length. Either use a good hair trimmer or small safety blade scissors.
Next, soak in the shower or bathtub for a good ten to fifteen minutes. This will soften your hair and make it easier to shave close and clean.
After you dry yourself off, apply talcum powder to remove any additional moisture. However, be very mindful not to get any powder within the the sensitive parts of the vagina.
Pull the skin taut with one hand, and with the other hand, shave the hair (it's ok to go against the grain). If you have a lot of hair to shave, the electric shaver may get clogged.
If this is the case, simply unscrew the head and clean the head and blades with a brush (most electric shavers supply a brush).
When you are finished, rinse off and check to see if any remaining patches of hair need to be shaved. If there are, be sure to pat the skin dry again and ensure all moisture is gone.
When you're done, it's a good idea to apply an aftershave lotion to reduce any chance of irritations and to keep the skin healthy and moisturized.
I encourage you to take a look at what I personally use and recommend to shave the vagina.