How to Shave Your Bikini Area – Step by Step

The summer is here! Along with all the joys it brings an additional chore – hair removal. Not only that your legs, arms and armpits need to be in perfect shape, now you also need to remove the hair from your bikini area. Check out the best way to do it.
How to Shave Your Bikini Area – Step by Step

Shaving your bikini area is the most delicate shaving job you need to perform. So, take your time, don’t rush and be gentle. That way you’ll prevent nicks and cuts as well as razor burns and ingrown hair. Learn how to shave your bikini area.

Whether you’re a beginner or looking to improve your technique, we’ve got you covered with expert tips and tricks. So, grab your razor and let’s get started!

How to Shave Your Bikini Area – Step by Step Instructions

Shaving your bikini area requires a careful approach to avoid irritation, razor bumps, and ingrown hairs. Here are the step-by-step instructions to help you achieve a flawless shave:

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before you start shaving, make sure you have all the necessary supplies at hand. Here’s what you’ll need:

Razor: Choose a high-quality razor with a sharp blade. Disposable razors can be effective, but if you’re prone to irritation, consider investing in a razor specifically designed for sensitive skin.

Shaving Cream or Gel: Use a shaving cream or gel specifically formulated for sensitive areas to provide lubrication and minimize friction.

Scissors or Trimmer: If the hair in your bikini area is long, use scissors or a trimmer to shorten it before shaving. This will prevent the razor from getting clogged and reduce the risk of irritation.

Warm Water: Prepare warm water in a basin or take a warm shower before shaving. This will soften the hair and make it easier to shave.

1. Use Scissors First

If your pubic hair is longer than ¼ inch, it will be a very hard job to shave it. So, take a pair of scissors and carefully cut the hair to this length, or even shorter. Just be careful not to hurt yourself.

2. Take a Warm Shower

Shave Your Bikini Area – Step by Step

Warm water will make your hair softer and easier to shave. Always shave your bikini area in the shower. Give yourself a couple of minutes of warm shower before you start shaving the hair.

3. Exfoliate

An additional help for shaving your bikini area in the best possible way is to exfoliate the area before shaving. This will release any possible ingrown hair and make the shaving easier. Use only products you’ve tried before – you don’t want to be irritated by them.

4. Shaving Cream

Although a lot of girls do recommend the use of a shaving cream for your bikini area, I personally find it to be irritating. Normal soap is also not the best idea, because it could cause itchiness and mess with your normal Ph down there.

I use my intimate shower gel for this. However, if you don’t think it will work for you, try a shaving cream. Look for one for sensitive skin and again, always try on a small part of your bikini area first.

5. Open a New Razor

how to shave your bikini area

The razor you use for shaving your bikini area needs to be brand new. The skin there is really sensitive and you need a razor as sharp as possible in order to avoid red bumps and possible nicks.

If you want to learn how to get rid of razor bumps fast, read the following tips – they will help you prevent shaving irritation, avoid ingrown hairs, and promote quick skin healing!

6. How to Shave

A lot of people recommend shaving with the grain (in the direction of hair growth), especially for sensitive skin like the one in your bikini area. However, this practice has one big flaw – it doesn’t really shave the hair off.

If you can shave your hair going with the grain – that’s great! However, if you can’t, use long gentle strokes and rather shave side to side than against the grain. Use your free hand to tighten the skin in order to shave the hair as close to the skin as possible.

Don’t press the razor against your skin. If you have to apply pressure that means that your razor is dull and you need a new one.

7. Gently Dry

Shave Bikini Area – Step by Step

Once you’re done with shaving, take a clean soft towel and gently tap your skin to dry it. Do not rub the towel, because it can cause irritation.

8. Taking Care

I have tried many of those after shave creams and really none of them worked for me. Please, if you do know one that works recommend it for me in the comment section.

Don’t ever use men after-shave lotions, unless you want the whole neighborhood to hear you scream. I find baby powder to be the most effective thing. It soaks up the extra moisture down there and helps prevent that nasty itchiness, red bumps and pimples that are all caused by the moisture.

I’ve also heard that aloe vera can be very helpful, but I still haven’t tried it. If you have, please share your thoughts.

Q&A About Shaving your bikini area

How often should I shave my bikini area?

Shave your bikini area as often as needed to maintain the desired level of hairlessness. The frequency may vary depending on your hair growth rate and personal preference. Some women prefer shaving every few days, while others may choose to shave once a week.

Can I use the same razor for multiple shaves?

Using the same razor for multiple shaves is not recommended. Over time, the blades become dull and can cause more irritation and razor bumps. Replace your razor blade after a few uses or as soon as you notice any signs of dullness.

Can I use an electric razor for shaving my bikini area?

While electric razors can be used for shaving the bikini area, they may not provide as close of a shave as traditional razors. If you choose to use an electric razor, make sure it’s designed for sensitive areas and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for optimal results.

Are there any alternatives to shaving for hair removal in the bikini area?

Yes, there are alternative methods of hair removal for the bikini area, such as waxing, sugaring, or using depilatory creams. Each method has its pros and cons, so it’s important to choose the one that suits your preferences and skin type. It’s advisable to do thorough research or consult a professional before trying any new hair removal method.

So, what do you think? Do these instructions work for you? How do you shave your bikini area? Share your own thoughts and tips with me and the rest of the girls reading this article. The summer is here and we can never have too much advice. ;)

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  • i put vaseline on after i shave. and how can you use a new razor every time? the hair grows back so fast, you have to do it often. another tip i would suggest is to try a couple of different positions while you shave. i usually do it once with my foot sitting on the side of the tub, as well as while squatting. would love to hear other suggestions for what position to be in while you shave

    • I find it easiest to shave when I have my legs in the butterfly position, it works wonders.

      • If you use veet or anything like that use vasaline even waxing or shaving it will help prevent irratation

  • I use Azulene oil after shaving my pubic area. It has a cooling effect and it comes with home waxing kits. I don’t like to wax, but I like the stuff that comes with it! Even Nad’s has a post hair removal balm that cools and feels great.

  • I use olive oil after i shave it really helps keeps it really helps. Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Not the ones that are mixed with different oils, its not the reak thing. You can find it at Trader Joe’s or any other healthy store.

  • I use a deodorant stick – a moisturizing one for sensitive skin works wonders. I use Dove.

  • i use my boyfriend NIVEA after shaving cream, my boyfriend removes my pubic hair by razor every month when we both in horny mood. and after use NIVEA cream so nice and genital touch feelings.

  • Olive oil does the trick for me! i have been applying that after and it works with a smooth finish

  • I don’t understand what shaving in the direction of hair growth means. How do I know what direction it grows in? So confused.