Genital hair removal for men involves the removal of hair from the scrotum and penis. For women, this refers to the removal of hair from the labia minora, labia majora and clitoral hood. The process of removing genital hair requires a lot of care because the genital area has an uneven surface and thinner skin. Consequently, some of the ordinary hair removal methods you use on your pubic region may not be very applicable for removing genital hair.
Genital Hair Removers
If you prefer to remove genital hair by shaving, the best solution is an electric pubic shaver, which will cut out the risk of hurting yourself and the other drawbacks associated with shaving with a razor. These pubic shavers usually look like mini men’s beard shavers with a rotary foil at the top. You will be required to trim the hair you want to shave till it is very short in length to enable these pubic shavers to do their job. Due to the fact that shaving does not eliminate hair from the root, you may experience ingrown hairs when they start to grow out if you do not apply special after-shave lotions to prevent the new hair from growing sideways. Additionally, shaving requires a lot of maintenance because hair grows back in just a few days.
Waxing the genitals for women should not be a problem as waxing works relatively fine on the female genitalia. Men do not have it the easy way with waxing because most waxing professionals are unwilling to wax scrotums. The problem with the scrotum is that the skin there is too loose. During the pulling off of the wax, the skin on the scrotum tends to stretch too much, which creates a lot of pain. Hair on the scrotum is usually thicker, which makes it even harder to remove with waxing.
To further complicate things for men, most waxing professionals are women. While some men certainly do not mind a woman handling their sex organs, others may not like the idea of having a man doing the job and some men want no one to touch them. If you prefer to wax your genitals yourself, you could purchase a home waxing kit. The main advantage of waxing is it removes the hair from the root, which lasts from 3 to 8 weeks before growing back. The hair growth process can be slowed down with special hair inhibitors to extend the effectiveness of waxing. The pain factor is what prevents most people from waxing but if you think you can handle it, then go for it!
Laser Genital Hair Removal
This is most likely the best permanent genital hair removal method out there but it can be very expensive. It can take between 4 to 8 laser hair removal sessions, each of which will cost $150 or more. Moreover, you will have to be willing to “expose your privates” in front of a stranger for quite some time.
Do Genital Hair Removal Depilatory Creams Exist?
Even though there are hair removal creams for the legs, pubic region and face, there aren’t any hair removal creams (as far as I know) that claim to be mild enough for the genitalia.
How To Remove Genital Hair Without Getting Hurt?
When it comes to removing genital hair, it is important that your chosen method is both gentle and safe enough for the sensitive skin of your genitals. The most common way of removing hair on the genitals is by shaving with the current razors you possess because it is easy, inexpensive and fast. However, the use of ordinary razors may lead to bumps and nicks on the genitals causing infections, itchiness and pain. Razor blades and depilatory creams that were not created for contact with the genitals are unsuitable for genital hair removal. If you are open about shell out a bit more cash, you might want to consider getting safer substitute like waxing, laser genital hair removal, plucking with tweezers and pubic shavers.
I tried to cover the various means of removing genital hair as precisely and honestly as I could. As you can see, there is no defectless solution to remove genital hair. You will need to conscientiously select which procedure suits you best based on your time constraints, budget, and personal preferences.