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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.

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Jul-13 13:32:04

Why should she leave it alone? confused

Do you feel the same about leg/armpit/eyebrow hair removal?

sonlypuppyfat Sun 07-Jul-13 13:34:24

Yes I do actually

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Jul-13 13:36:58

Then that is your personal preference

However, the OP's personal preference is to remove her hair so declaring it madness and ordering her to 'LEAVE IT ALONE', is a bit silly don't you think?

Branleuse Sun 07-Jul-13 13:37:41

why do people seem to think its a better option to rip hair out by the roots rather than just give it the once over with a razor a couple of times a week in the bath/shower.
Its not a huge area. It takes minutes and you can just do it again when it starts growing back.
Ive had mine professionally waxed and within a week i had regrowth, so ended up shaving it anyway. Plus the last time I had it done ive had a nightmare with getting spots in the area which are refusing to heal because of the heat and humidity. Wish id stuck to shaving.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 07-Jul-13 13:40:07

I think looking like a plucked chicken and paying for it is silly forgive me for my opinion

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Jul-13 13:42:39

Then I'm sure the OP will bear that in mind and not send you a photo of her vagina, and force you to stare at it wink

EvieanneVolvic Sun 07-Jul-13 13:44:52

Agree with Worra that it is obviously personal preference but other than that I am completely with Puppy. In fact I do (sometimes) do the underarm region and shin areas. I'm not proud of that but they are on public view from time to time. Why on earth would I want to make the area that is only ever seen by me and my DH look like a little girl's?

Okay I get that sometimes you need to do something about the upper thigh area, but surely trimming would cover that not a problem for me as my upper thighs are so disgusting with or without stray pubes that they ALWAYS remain covered

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Jul-13 13:49:09

Why on earth would I want to make the area that is only ever seen by me and my DH look like a little girl's?

Well firstly (and I can only speak for myself) I'm 44yrs old, I've had 3 vaginal births and if I had a little girl whose vagina resembled mine (with or without hair) I would book her an appointment with a gynecologist.

Other than that, (again, speaking for myself) it feels more comfortable, cool and wonderfully sensitive during sex.

HotCrossPun Sun 07-Jul-13 13:50:47

Evieanne I used to get Hollywood waxes a lot.

At the moment I'm embracing the bush - but when I wasn't, I can assure you my fanjo looked nothing like any younger than it does not.

Just chillier. grin

HotCrossPun Sun 07-Jul-13 13:51:42

And OP, if your hair grows fast there is no point shaving. You will have about 12 hours of smoothness before the stubble starts!

Waxing is the way to go.

HotCrossPun Sun 07-Jul-13 13:52:36

*My fanjo didn't look any younger than it does now.

EvieanneVolvic Sun 07-Jul-13 13:53:29

Gosh what interesting posts Worra and Pun grin
And I would wax (ha ha ) lyrical about the the pleasurable enhancement afforded by pubes but that would be tmi grin again

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Jul-13 13:54:47

I agree, these threads often throw out TMI grin

Somethingtothinkabout Sun 07-Jul-13 14:07:49

OP, I do mine myself and I go for the same results you want: all off underneath, bum, and landing strip.

I use the Nads microwave red hot wax. It's about £10 and lasts 3 full waxes. I've never had a professional wax but I get perfect results, although it takes me about 90mins. Just take 3 painkillers first and it's fine.

Bum doesn't hurt AT ALL. Only bit I find stingy is the area near the front of the underneath where the hair sort of changes direction (well, mine does anyway!)

Go for it.

Somethingtothinkabout Sun 07-Jul-13 14:09:52

Oh and if you get little red bumps after just slather sudocream on it.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 07-Jul-13 14:14:54

Worra why would I want to see a picture of it? I'm sorry thats not my thing

pianodoodle Sun 07-Jul-13 14:24:50

The little sachets of Nair sensitive are excellent and pretty cheap too.

Only takes ten minutes. When you shower it off a gentle rub round with a muslin cloth works really well to take it all away nicely.

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Sun 07-Jul-13 14:33:28

I can highly recommend Skin Doctors Ingrown Go lotion (boots sell it) to dab on your skin to help with ingrown hairs (as well as regular exfoliating/moisturising), a little goes a long way and be careful to not get it erm how can I say...on your inner bits as it's quite lethal!! shock grin

sparechange Mon 08-Jul-13 09:16:45

Go to a salon and ask for a Hollywood. Tell them it is the first time you have had one (and have a glass of wine before you go to take the edge off!)
The first time you get anything waxed is the most painful, because the hairs are quite firmly rooted, but it isn't that bad.

I don't know where you are geographically, but try and find a waxing salon, rather than a beautician that also does waxing. The places that just do waxes (try a sunbed shop, they tend to have them) are much quicker and well-practiced. The beautician/spa places can obviously do waxing as well, but will be a bit slower and take a bit longer.

Southwestwhippet Mon 08-Jul-13 09:21:12

Another vote for a professional Lycon wax. Please don't try to DIY a Hollywood on your first try, it would be agony. Lycon are definitely the least painful and most effective.

Crowler Mon 08-Jul-13 09:28:15

I've had 3 laser treatments (of a course of 5) on my lady parts and it's worked very well - I was told I was a good candidate. The more pale your skin and darker your hair (i.e. contrast) the more effective the laser will be.

It's hard for me to say whether it's worked 100% because I have to shave once every 4 weeks just before the treatment (no waxing allowed during laser treatment) but it seems to be barely growing back at this point - it's been 7 days since I shaved and the hair is probably a mm long.

I found waxing to be incredibly painful, but I have a low pain threshold.

MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 08-Jul-13 09:35:46

I'm always shock shock and thrice shock with a fair bit of grin and blush throw in at these threads. Before MN I had absolutely no idea that so many women were walking around with baldy foofs. I did this once a quarter of a century ago when pissed silly and boy, did I learn my lesson grin grin
Anyhoo - unto each their own I guess but it's so not for me!

hermioneweasley Mon 08-Jul-13 09:37:40

If you are determined, this is a professional job only. A friend of mine landed herself in A&E with a botched home bikini wax.

MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 08-Jul-13 09:39:30

Also, I had a 10lb baby pulled out of mine with what felt like rusty barbeque tongs so I can't help but think it absolutely should be condemned to a lifetime of hiding behind a bushel!

Hmmkay Mon 08-Jul-13 09:43:57

I finished a laser hair removal course last yeah and it's the best thing I ever did. It worked well on me (I kept the middle bit though so not completely gone!) and I never have to think about it ever again <bliss>

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