If you're one of the 77 percent of women who shave their bikini line, then you know the full pain of a shave gone wrong. TBH, it makes it almost not worth it. So is there even a good way to shave—or should you just splurge on a wax?
If you're not a fan of your body hair, you might feel like you look best in your swimsuit when your bikini line is waxed or shaved. But how you get rid of that hair is up to you, and any way comes with pros and cons. Whether you want to cut it off or rip it out, there's good and bad to either.
There's no other way to put it: bikini-line maintenance sucks. Razors can leave scorched-earth irritation. Waxing is basically voluntary flagellation.
If you choose to get a bikini wax, by now you probably have an idea of what to expect during the process. Thank God we live in a time when we can swap waxing horror stories with our friends so we all know what we're getting ourselves into. But what about what happens after?
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No matter the time of year, many people want the look and feel of silky-smooth skin. But when it comes to hair removalthere are different products and techniques for all the areas of your body, the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab has found: underarm fuzz, coarse arm hair, leg stubble, the bikini area and more. Here's everything you need to know to stay fuzz-free.
Jacqueline Francis AKA Jacq The Stripper author of "Striptastic" knows a thing or two about keeping a bump-free bikini line: after all, her lady parts are seen up close and personal on the regular. So, you can trust she knows how to keep razor burn and blemishes at bay. That said, a little preliminary advice to keep your bikini line spirits high: "Everyone puts concealer on their bikini lines," Francis reveals, so don't get down if you don't have a perfect-looking bikini line — because, basically, no one else does either.
I am an overwhelmingly high-maintenance person. I know that's extremely uncool to admit, but it's true and I've come to terms it. My clothing is organized by sleeve length, I exclusively feed my cats their favorite wet food, and the volume on TV always has to end in 0, 2, 5, or 8. Okay, that last one is more neurotic than anything.
How much you have down there is a purely personal choice there are benefits to having itFYI. But if you prefer to rely on shaving and trimming—with the occasional bikini wax thrown in for good measure—know that taking matters into your own hands on the regular can also mean repeating bad behavior without knowing it. To that end, here are some common mistakes that could be making removing hair a pain in the well, you knowalong with tips on how to shave your pubic area without getting irritation or ingrowns.
If you're not that into pubic hair, you'll probably know the immense, all-consuming discomfort you feel the day after shaving your bikini region. It's so awful, it makes many women turn to the pricier and ouchier waxing instead, or just leaving it au naturel to save all the hassle and cash which, btw, we're all for. But one Reddit userwho previously worked as a stripper for four years so knows what it's like to have her crotch quite literally in the spotlight, has shared her trusted techniques to a blemish-free bikini area after shaving. Since they are made for faces, they are extra gentle.