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Down below hair removal - always get a rash, why?

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carocaro Wed 01-Jun-11 21:06:33

all sensitive stuff that I use, leave it on the shortest time, used different brands, foam, cream etc. Just used used iMac sensitive and 24 hrs later have whitehead rash, gross I know, but help for goodness sake, I love to swim"

iamkirsty Wed 01-Jun-11 21:08:04

Same here. I've given up! Haha

iamkirsty Wed 01-Jun-11 21:16:28

Hopefully someone will be along soon with help. It would be nice to be able to shave again, at the minute I have to just use DPs hair trimmers to keep it tidy blush

justabigdisco Mon 06-Jun-11 20:24:41

I found that shaving with the direction of growth rather than against, is the only thing that prevents this and/or horrible ingrowing hairs. not as smooth a result but preferable i think

Chippychop Tue 07-Jun-11 22:47:31

The only thing that works for me is to wax it off...then exfoliate in the shower every day to take off dead skin and follow with moisturiser. I haven't this time and have regretted it with many spots and ingrown hairs

Fibreoptic Wed 08-Jun-11 05:37:13

I have found that using my husbands soap does the trick! Its a special eczema soap which creates a wonderful lather when used for shaving.He has been using it for years for his eczema and it leaves him with a lovely smoothskin when he uses it for shaving his face!!)
He gets it from recommended,

dinamum Wed 08-Jun-11 17:57:28

If you do shave use a roll on deodorant on the shaved area - you will not get any rash.

Monty27 Wed 08-Jun-11 17:59:26

Dina, what instead of soap? confused

Spagbolagain Wed 08-Jun-11 18:05:03

Dry shave with talc.
It's what they do in hospital pre-vasectomy etc. Works a treat, I speak as someone who developed red and yellow pustules every time I wet shaved before

childinjoy Wed 08-Jun-11 18:09:43

I had it until I had it much better ! And it doesn't itched when it grows back !

TimeWasting Wed 08-Jun-11 18:13:15

You could try not removing it?

dinamum Wed 08-Jun-11 19:56:38

No shave normally with lots of soap and warm water etc then afterwards roll on the deodorant on the area.

strawberryjelly Wed 08-Jun-11 19:59:20

Buy a cozzie with boy legs that cover your bits? grin

carocaro Thu 09-Jun-11 19:51:07

Oooh dry talc, gonna try that!

I have to remove it as I love to swim and I don't want a pube fest hanging out the side of my cossies!!

Cossie with boy legs where from?!? Never seen one?

Bizkit Thu 09-Jun-11 20:01:44

Shave in the same direction as the growth rather than against it. I do this and then only shave against it if I'm wearing a skirt which isn't very often.
I've recently been using a electric shaver just to keep growth down, never get a rash with this, but not a smooth enough shave to have legs bare.

I've never heard of dry shaving with talc, worth a go .

I also have a swimming costume which covers my modesty

Monty27 Thu 09-Jun-11 20:46:05

Surely talc must be for the medics' convenience though, and is it some sort of 'special' talc?

Dina, I'm going to try that, when you think of it, you don't get rashes under your arms so much unless you are like me and occasionally use a blunt razer

eurochick Thu 09-Jun-11 21:55:23

The expensive but effective method is laser hair removal. I had my bikini line done a few years ago because I developed an allergy to wax and always got a rash from shaving. It is great - I don't need to do anything to the area now. I am always beach ready. I had it done through the Harley Med Group. It is slightly painful (like an elastic band pinged against your skin) and costs a few hundred pounds - quite a lot but less than a lifetime of waxing/immacing/shaving, etc and far more attractive.

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