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To ask advice on drastic pubic hair removal- how do you do it?

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Verygentlydoesit Sun 07-Jul-13 07:34:56

I realise it is not to everyone's taste, but I have decided that I would like to remove most of my pubic hair. I've read several threads in the subject, and I realise how controversial it is, but it's what I want to do.

I'm naturally pretty hairy, currently shave around sides, trim the rest.

I definitely want to remove everything 'underneath'; most, if not all of front, and I have a tricky 'between buttocks' bit to deal with.

I'm not sure whether to wax, shave or use cream- or maybe a combination.

I would really appreciate some advice from MNers who do this- what method do you use, how often do you do it, any other tips.

Saidar Tue 09-Jul-13 22:36:50

I couldn't tell you. I'm nearly 30 if that helps. I know of one friend who does this as she recommended someone to me when I mentioned I needed a beautician, but of my other friends I couldn't tell you who does and who doesn't. Friend who recommended is 53.

sonlypuppyfat Tue 09-Jul-13 22:37:17

So the older you are the bushier you are, I must be 125.

Iamsparklyknickers Tue 09-Jul-13 22:41:59

sonly it's cheaper and quicker than a facelift only slightly less painful though grinhmm

It's only a general rule, but pubes definitely have fashions. You were meant to have a ridiculous poker straight thin strip when I was 18/21ish. Then we had vajazzales and the world became unknown to me so I stopped caring.

Snoot Tue 09-Jul-13 23:02:39

I remember reading as a teenager (I'm 36) that a straight landing strip would make you look thinner! It was absolutely unheard of when I was at school to remove all hair, known as a "shaven haven" and the preserve of porn stars and prossies. I think it's much more normal now, especially among those younger than I. I read an interview in mid-2000s with Gwyneth Paltrow saying she'd had a Brazilian and it had changed her life, I was intrigued! I must say it has changed my life entirely for the better in that small sphere so, thank you Gwyneth!

sonlypuppyfat Tue 09-Jul-13 23:09:46

Talk about shallow.

Coconutty Costa Rica Tue 09-Jul-13 23:31:27

Gwyneth said recently that she is rocking a 70s afro at the moment.

Spanglish31 Tue 09-Jul-13 23:31:35

Laser hair removal, without a doubt. I shaved for years but couldn't stand the regrowth and little spots etc, so tried a wax, only to discover I'm allergic to it. (You can't imagine what my armpits looked like after that, or the pain). Anyway last month I finished my laser treatments and I'm over the moon with the results, my best investment in years.

OhMerGerd Wed 10-Jul-13 00:00:42

Snoot... This just goes to prove ...' You don't know what you don't know'. Just googled silky mitts ..I'd never heard of them before. Not sure if they do pubic versions as all this rubbing in circular motions one way and then the other might be a bit much down there! but definitely going to get for her legs ... Thankyou

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