Shaving 101: here's how to shave your bikini line without getting rashy

How to avoid ingrown hairs, bumps and rashes when you're shaving down thurrrrr

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Hiiiii, it's us and we're talking about pubes again. 

You might remember our 9 dos and don't of hair removal article a while ago, but we decided it was time to get to the nitty gritty and specifically talk about PUBIC HAIR REMOVAL, because these are the things we're here for. 

Again - we stress, that when it comes to shaving your pubes: you do you hunnay. Keep 'em big and bushy if that's what you're into, trim them in line if that's yo' vibe... basically - do whatever you wanna do with them, but if you DO shave: here's some things you oughta know.

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Prep

The key to a smooth and silky shave is all about the prep. Exfoliating away dead skin cells will help prevent ingrown hairs from forming, and using a baby oil to smooth the hairs before hand will make them easier to remove.

Choose your razor carefully

First up, for a good, clean shave you're gonna want to use a nice, new razor. If there is any sign of rust building up on the blades CHUCK IT OUT. 

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Secondly (this is where there's a bit of confusion) you need to choose whether to use a men's razor (5 blades, for a closer shave *channelling our Gillette voice*) orrr whether to go for your ladies trusty Venus. 

Some people say that using a men's razor with a higher blade count' can give a better shave because it gets eeeevery last hair, super close to the skin. BUT if you are prone to ingrown hairs (and you exfoliate beforehand) then a women's razor with less blades is better for you. We like Gillette Venus Swirl Flexiball.

USE A SHAVING FOAM

Don't even thiiiiink about shaving without a good shaving foam. Soft & Gentle do a good 2-in-1 Shower & Shave Mousse that's specifically for your vajeen. Cool. 

Shave in the direction of hair growth

Yes, you've heard it a gazillion times but that's because it's so importantttttt. Sure, if you don't wanna listen to us - then you shave against the grain - but don't come running to us when you end up with a shaving rash. #justsayin

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Treat any cuts 

If after shaving you've got a few cuts - don't wuz. Press some loo roll onto the cut to stop the bleeding, and then apply an antibacterial tea-tree or aloe vera gel. 

Stop the chafe 

YOU'RE NEARLY DONE. The final top tip is a bit of a weird one - apply a small amount of roll-on deodorant to the area. Weird, yeah. But it will keep the area dry and stop chafing, which can cause shaving rash. 

Ta-daaaaaa, slippery as a seal. 

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