Pubic hair and razor burn.

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Pubic hair and razor burn.

lesbianlesbian lesbianlesbian
I would love to be able to shave all my pubic hair off completely.
I can deal with the funny angles and the learning curve, and even having to use a mirror or whatever, that's not the issue.

The issue is: I GET THE WORST RAZOR BURN DOWN THERE EVER.

I don't have this problem with my legs or armpits, at ALL. It's not tight underwear, either. I can shave and then go around naked in my house the rest of the day and still get pubic area razor burn.

For now, I trim, but I'd love to be able to shave that all off. My girlfriend would love it too.

I've tried sensitive veet (no hair loss whatsoever), and I've tried the shaving, and then being naked, and then granny panties the next day (so not a tight underwear problem)

Any advice or products that really help with this? ... what do you do to avoid razor-burn? Any of you have this problem?
03/26/2011
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ellejay ellejay
I totally sympathize with the razor burn struggle! There's the ol' new razor/good shave cream suggestion, but I know that doesn't always cut it. As far as products go, EF carries Coochy Protection. I have a bottle of it and I believe it's helped with my razor burn. If nothing else, it certainly didn't make it worse! Exfoliatiing may help if you get ingrowns, and a waxer once told be that hydrogen peroxide can be used on ingrown hairs and other such issues. I've also heard that hot compresses and aloe vera can help. I hope you find something that works for ya!
03/26/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
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Originally posted by lesbianlesbian
I would love to be able to shave all my pubic hair off completely.
I can deal with the funny angles and the learning curve, and even having to use a mirror or whatever, that's not the issue.

The issue is: I GET THE WORST RAZOR BURN ...
I find you just have to get the timing down. If I shave to close together it gets shave bumps and if I wait to long I have to shave to hard.(I've settled on shaving about once a week.)
Also using regular old body wash and or in shower lotion works better then shave gel for me. Also 2 blade razors are horrible for shaving down there, I would go with 3 or 4 and if you can the ones with built in soap or strips.
Hope I was able to help some. I don't regret shaving everything because once it was gone I realized how much I actually hated it.
03/27/2011
MMMARY MMMARY
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Originally posted by ellejay
I totally sympathize with the razor burn struggle! There's the ol' new razor/good shave cream suggestion, but I know that doesn't always cut it. As far as products go, EF carries Coochy Protection. I have a bottle of it and I believe ...
I would suggest the Coochy Protection too! I recently started using an Epilator. The first time doing the pubic area HURTS LIKE HELL, but so far so good as far as aftercare. Good Luck!
03/27/2011
Serenesub Serenesub
I used to get really bad razor burn as well. I've found that using anything under a three blade razor is really not meant for shaving the pubic area. The more blades the less times you have to go over a spot(but I have friends who swear by 1 blade only as well). As far as creams or sprays... I don't use them. I find I actually have more of an issue if I use them than if I don't. I also shave more often than most people, 3 days at max for me. If i go longer then I get razor burn and ingrown hairs. Every other day seems to be best, at least for me. Basically, it's finding what works for your body. Trial and error until you get there.
03/27/2011
lesbianlesbian lesbianlesbian
I just feel like the first time I shave, in months, I get super bad razor burn and I never want to do it again - though finding the timing once you've started shaving regularly seems to make sense.

I'll try the Coochy Protection, it's just frustrating (and razor burn is ugly!/painful!)
03/27/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
I've had the exact same problem for years. I trim as close to the skin as I possibly can, then use Coochy Cream. I let it sit on my skin for a few minutes to soften the hair, then shave. When I get out, I apply baby oil and baby powder (cornstarch-based, not talcum-based), then go without wearing panties for as long as possible.
03/27/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I know everyone's skin is different. My wife and I have both found that shaving frequently leads to the fewest problems - mostly fewer in-growns. To avoid razor burn we use conditioner as shave gel. Conditioner is much the same as Coochie Cream - but a lot less expensive. I also find that after shaving I don't need any sort of skin conditioner - apparently the ingredients in the hair conditioner take care of that.

I've used razors from 2 to 5 blades and find that they all seem to work OK if they are relatively fresh.

I think patience may be the key - everyone struggles with shaving when first starting but eventually most peoples skin adapts to the routine.

Good luck.
03/27/2011
Liz2 Liz2
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I know everyone's skin is different. My wife and I have both found that shaving frequently leads to the fewest problems - mostly fewer in-growns. To avoid razor burn we use conditioner as shave gel. Conditioner is much the same as Coochie Cream - ...
My experience is exactly the same...I shave frequently and use a conditioner as a shave cream. Don't scrimpt on razor blades and yes; patience and practice.
My skin has so adapted and now shaving is mostly just touch ups.
03/27/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
I always use a men's razor, too. It's because ladies razors are designed for softer leg and armpit hair, while pubic hair (on both men and women) more resembles the male beard in texture.

Honestly, after trying painful waxing (which made me bleed profusely) and laser hair removal (didn't work, apparently my brown pubic hair has too much red pigment to be picked up by the laser) I have mostly made peace with my pubes.

I know that you probably have your mind set on how you want your VJ to look, but I'll offer these suggestions anyway.

1. The labia majora is less sensitive than the mons pubis (I have no idea why). The most sensitive area to shave is the center of your mons pubis, right where your pubic bone is. If your girlfriend is looking for soft, soft nether lips to kiss and hoping to eliminate pubes between the teeth (sorry if my graphic description offends you, these are from my own experience) then try just shaving your labia majora, leaving the hair on the front.

2. When you are taking your normal showers, even when you don't intend to shave, put conditioner down there as well as on your head. The hair will be softer and easier to shave, and will not be as prickly during sex.

3. Make shaving a romantic experience. Allow your partner to shave you slowly, so she can enjoy it before the razor burn shows up.

4. When I trim beforehand, I use beard clippers to get as close to the skin as possible. Then I use an electric SHAVER to get even closer. That leaves very little work behind for the razor to do.

I hope I helped!
03/27/2011
Experiment Experiment
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Originally posted by Eden C.
I always use a men's razor, too. It's because ladies razors are designed for softer leg and armpit hair, while pubic hair (on both men and women) more resembles the male beard in texture.

Honestly, after trying painful waxing (which ...
Wow, thanks for that advice! I'm definitely going to try that. I'm in college, so I don't have the money for waxing every few weeks, but with people my age, pubic hair is not a normal thing. I've been trying all sorts of tricks, and yours seems like it might really work
06/21/2012
Mightymegarod Mightymegarod
Soak in a bath for fifteen minutes beforehand, maybe with some bubble bath or shower lotion in the water. It relaxes the skin and prepares it better, so you can get a closer, smoother shave with less razor burn. Also, try using a thick, moisturizing shave cream.
06/22/2012
marriedlady123 marriedlady123
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Originally posted by Experiment
Wow, thanks for that advice! I'm definitely going to try that. I'm in college, so I don't have the money for waxing every few weeks, but with people my age, pubic hair is not a normal thing. I've been trying all sorts of tricks, and ...
Buy an at home waxing kit-I bought one and it is great! It takes a bit of time to learn but is worth it! I would recommend going to a salon for your first trip though, just so you get used to the process!
01/02/2013
oohlookasquirrel oohlookasquirrel
I use a Preserve 3 blade razor and Sliquid unscented shaving cream. I use witch hazel on a cotton ball to keep the area clean after shaving and between showers. If the area is irritated, I'll put a little badger balm or fragrance-free lotion on the grumpy areas. All of these products I make sure are used only externally, because they could make things grumpy otherwise. I've been doing this for years, and I'll get maybe 1 ingrown hair a year. Razor burn is virtually unheard of for me as long as I don't try to shave twice a day.
01/21/2013
ustwo ustwo
Razor burn?

Two words: MAGIC POWDER. Basically it's a powder depilatory. You mix it with water, apply it and leave it on between 6 and 8 minutes, then use a credit card, popsicle stick, or something similar to scrape it off.

Aside from waxing, it's the best thing you can get to keep you genitals and bumhole smooth. And you will not have to deal with ingrown hairs or bristly stubble.

I've been using this on my shaft, balls, perineum, and bumhole and my wife LOVES it. Keeps me super smooth for about two days and then you can start to feel the regrowth, but it isn't stubbly like when you shave.

A few tips:

Follow the instructions to a T, or it will not work.
Apply it very liberally.
Do not put it on areas where there is no hair (vaginal mucosa) and do not leave it on longer than the instructions say - you will get burned!
Do not scrape too hard with the card, you might irritate the skin.
Don't let the stuff dry out once you've applied it (I keep a spray bottle to mist, usually about halfway through the wait time)

Practice makes perfect with this stuff, but believe me the results are worth it. So smooth, and no red bumps!. This stuff was formulated for black men's facial hair, as black men frequently have trouble with ingrown hairs, so if you can;t find it at the drugstore with the shaving stuff, look in the "ethnic" section.

I usually do it once a week, it's generally enough to stay completely smooth/really short. A guy's anatomy is just a little trickier time consuming ( 20 minutes) to do it. But a female could do it really quick 2 or 3 times a week and always stay smooth.
01/21/2013
ustwo ustwo
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Originally posted by ustwo
Razor burn?

Two words: MAGIC POWDER. Basically it's a powder depilatory. You mix it with water, apply it and leave it on between 6 and 8 minutes, then use a credit card, popsicle stick, or something similar to scrape it off.

Aside ...
BTW, if anyone wants they can message me with questions about the powder. Happy to help.
01/21/2013
anonymous1298304 anonymous1298304
an alternative to the coochy shave cream is to just use hair conditioner. let it sit on your skin for a minute before you shave. then follow with powder if you find that helps.
01/21/2013
xxSuzakuxx xxSuzakuxx
I heard that shaving down there in the shower with conditioner helps prevents razor bumps
01/22/2013
LoveDrunk LoveDrunk
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Originally posted by lesbianlesbian
I would love to be able to shave all my pubic hair off completely.
I can deal with the funny angles and the learning curve, and even having to use a mirror or whatever, that's not the issue.

The issue is: I GET THE WORST RAZOR BURN ...
You should get laser hair removal. They even have one you can do at home, yourself!
01/23/2013
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