We have some great advice on shaving pubic hair for girls. A lot of teenagers think that shaving their bikini area is the same as taking the razor to their legs or underarms. But since this is a delicate zone with thicker hair, it needs special attention to avoid painful or ugly side effects the razor can bring. The tools and technique. My first word of advice would be not to use a cheap, disposable razor that ups your chances of getting razor burn and ingrown hairs. Start out slow. Avoid the bumps. There are simple steps you can take to lessen your chances of getting ingrown hair and razor bumps. Contrary to popular belief, shaving does not produce more hair, or make the strand thicker.
1. More than half of young women remove their pubic hair
Can I shave my pubic hair? Is it safe? How do most girls maintain their pubic hair? Shaving is one way to remove pubic hair — if it's done right and you're very careful. Shaving is fairly inexpensive, and you can do it yourself. Go slowly, pulling skin taut before running the razor over the hair. Always shave in the same direction that the hair grows, not against it.
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Last week, we talked about your hymen and virginity. According to several studies over the last few years, women under the age of 30 are more likely to remove all their pubic hair than older women. Rumor has it that big sis Kim Kardashian took Kendall and Kylie for their first bikini waxes when they were 14 and 12, respectively. What the heck is going on here? Melanie Davis, PhD, a certified sexuality educator, traces this trend of hairlessness to three things: Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City era, not The Carrie Diaries , more revealing clothes and swimsuits, and porn. Carrie famously described her Brazilian wax in positive terms in an episode way back in , and is widely credited with kicking off the craze of removing the hair from every little nook and cranny. But teens and somethings all grew up being exposed to these bare bodies, which produced a certain expectation when it comes to how female genitals should look.
It can be challenging for girls and women to learn how to relate to their bodies because there are so few resources available to adequately guide us. Before we get any further, I want to clarify that pubic hair grows on and around your vulva, not the vagina. The vagina is internal. So, to shave or not to shave? Here are five things to consider. While removing pubic hair is becoming more common, it is still not as typical as removing leg and underarm hair.