In summertime, your bikini line is on public display, but it’s likely you want to keep that area hairless year-round. The road to a good bikini line is often paved with ingrown hairs and razor bumps, but there are ways to avoid these pitfalls. You will look and feel fantastic at the beach or pool.
For most women, shaving the bikini line is the easiest option and offers the best results. Get yourself a good razor – you may want to invest in a shaver designed for men, since they offer multiple blades. Disposable razors just aren’t going to cut it, so to speak. If your hair is long, take a scissors and remove the strands until the length is just ¼ inch. To guard against razor burn, soak yourself in a nice warm bath for about 10 minutes prior to shaving. Dry yourself off, and consider using an exfoliating agent – or even a good washcloth – to eradicate dead skin cells. Apply a quality shaving cream with moisturizers, and gently shave in the direction the hair grows. That helps prevent razor bumps. Rinse with cool water and apply a wet washcloth for a few minutes to soothe the area.
The best way to get rid of hair down there permanently is via laser. However, laser hair removal is expensive and takes several treatments- each spaced about a month apart – to get the job done. Most women need between five to eight treatments to removed unwanted hair. You may need an annual “touch-up” to keep hair at bay. While you are in between laser treatments, it is OK to shave your hair, but don’t wax or use any other removal methods. The laser targets growing hair, which is the reason for the multiple sessions. It needs to home in on pigment in order to zap the hairs.
If you want to wax, you’re probably better off having it done professionally at a reputable spa than doing it yourself. If you aren’t careful, you could end up with painful wax burns. If you do decide to wax at home, purchase a Brazilian wax kit or one designed specifically for the pubic area.
If you end up with painful, pimple-like ingrown hairs, resist the urge to pop or tweeze them. You could end up with an infection. Apply a warm compress several times daily to ease discomfort and hasten the hair’s exit. If you develop an infection, pay a visit to your dermatologist. Practice makes perfect. If you don’t opt for laser hair removal, you will have plenty of opportunities to keep practicing your bikini line hair removal techniques, and find out what works best for you.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!