when you shave does it get irritated?

when you shave does it get irritated?

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Whenever i shave "down there" it always gets irritated and idk how to stop it. i try to be gentle but i always get razor bumps or razor burn or tiny small cuts. how do i prevent the bumps from coming up?
04/29/2011
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Eden C. Eden C.
You can try using Coochy Cream. It didn't eliminate razor burn for me, but it kept it to a minimum.

I use an electric razor before shaving to cut the hair as close to the skin as possible, leaving little work for the wet razor to do.

When I get out of the tub, I apply baby oil right away and talc-free baby powder, then go without wearing underwear for as long as possible.

You can also use a hydrocortisone cream to lessen the itching. Use it on the second day, though, as it can also thin the skin.
04/29/2011
Brandi Rouxxx Brandi Rouxxx
It happens sometimes. Have you ever tried a shave cream this Coochy? And using the Protection Mist after you shave helps too.
04/29/2011
A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
Yes, it does, very much. I use the Wet Cream, but there is still some irritation left, so I ordered the Coochy.
04/29/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Oddly enough, I don't really get irritated around the vulva but my thighs do.. I'm really liking System Jo's new shaving cream. I slap on some lotion or anti-chafing gel (by Monistat) to reduce irritation and opt for cotton panties that don't have seams or edges right over the shaved area (thus, going bare for a few days might help).
04/30/2011
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
I have rather sensitive skin. The only thing that comes close to helping me avoid razor burn, even on my legs, is the Coochy system. Doesn't work for everyone. Isn't the miracle cure. But it helps me a lot.
04/30/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I use the Schick Intuition razor, and no razor burn at all.
04/30/2011
tigerkate tigerkate
I always do... My legs are normally fine, unless I get a case of the goosebumps and then I'm screwed no matter what I do!

For the genital area though, I have yet to find a solution. Sometimes, using a brand new razor and conditioner and shaving with the grain first, then perpendicular, then upward... sometimes that gives me good results, but only if the hair is at a certain length.
04/30/2011
cobiffle cobiffle
Yes it usually starts to itch after a few days.
04/30/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I always get irritated when I shave there. I've tried a lot to get rid of it, the result being I just don't shave too often anymore.
04/30/2011
Fullbeauty Fullbeauty
I always use a Venus razor when I shave down there, and shave with the direction of the hair. I also use Bikini Zone cream as soon as I get out of the shower or bath. It's designed to help minimize those bumps, and any irritation that comes with it. Hope this helps!
04/30/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I get irritated too. I find letting the hair get good and warmed up in the shower, using a fresh razor, and shaving with the grain of the hair (as best as you can) helps. Also, using a little neosporin where you usually get ingrown hairs and major irritation. And, washing the area everyday with a face wash that has salicylic acid. Nothing I've tried completely alleviates ingrown hairs though.
04/30/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Change your razors/blades often.

Try gently washing the area with an exfoliating glove first. Exfoliation helps prevent ingrown hairs. Then make sure the area is well soaped and wet (or thoroughly wet the area with warm water and use a shave cream such as Coochy). Shave in the direction of growth. Then rinse and gently pat the area dry. Either apply Neosporin or anti-chafing cream (like a diaper rash cream). Some people have said they use alcohol to kill any problem-causing bacteria, but I am frankly too afraid to slap alcohol on such a sensitive area! However, I would be willing to try hydrogen peroxide since that never stings me.

Then make sure to follow up daily in the shower with your shaving. That is the number one way that I eliminated the bumps and ingrown hairs: I am diligent about shaving daily while there is barely any stubble to remove. For the first few weeks, shave only in the direction of growth. When you are able to do this daily with little to no bumps, then you might try also shaving perpendicularly and then, eventually, against the grain. I shave in all three directions every single day using only sudsy soap and water, and I no longer get those little bumps (and I used to get LOTS of them!).

The suggestion of wearing soft, non-chafing cotton underwear is a good one. You can do even better by shaving at night and sleeping sans underwear though. Your skin is quite sensitive right after shaving, so it's best not to allow anything to rub or irritate the area for a while.
04/30/2011
barrettbn2 barrettbn2
I get irritated too
04/30/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Change your razors/blades often.



Try gently washing the area with an exfoliating glove first. Exfoliation helps prevent ingrown hairs. Then make sure the area is well soaped and wet (or thoroughly wet the area with warm water and ...
All very good info - just to repeat the one I think can be most important - shave every day - at least until your skin gets use to it. When you do it that often it takes very little time - and as you say - soon the bumps will no longer be an issue.

Thanks SS
05/02/2011
salaciousrex salaciousrex
I get irritated and shaving bumps too :/
There's definitely some good ideas on here that I'll try
05/02/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I find I get much less irritated then when I first started. I can't shave against the grain, as NO hair would come off. I have rather course hair, and I have to shave against the growth.

I usually use a thick soap while shaving, then put some hydrocortisone on the area (a paper thin layer) and then cover it with B&BW Body Butter. I don't use the hydrocortisone much anymore, as my body seems to have adjusted to shaving. I think judicious use of hydrocortisone, in tiny amounts is safer than Polysporin, which is an antibiotic and can cause antibiotic resistant bacteria to breed. I like my antibiotics to work when I need them for infection.
05/02/2011
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