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What do you do with your (cringe) pubic hair? (or more to the point...what should I do)

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chocolaterainbow Mon 12-Sep-11 23:59:40

Should I shave it? that turned out a bit spotty last time
How about wax it myself??
I'm a bit too much of a wuss to get it done in a salon or whatever.
I'm definatly not going bald (s'a bit childlike init??) leave a strip? ...but I don't want to look like I'm trying to be a a porn star...

peasandlove Tue 13-Sep-11 00:10:55

Just give it a trim, sit over the toilet bowl and let it all fall in grin

Thepoweroforangeknickers Tue 13-Sep-11 02:28:47

I always go for the plaited look.

nooka Tue 13-Sep-11 04:31:57

I leave mine totally alone - I don't even cringe about it ;)

More to the point what do you want to do?

KristinaM Tue 13-Sep-11 08:28:12

Do what you want. I think most people leave it alone of give it a light trim

Id never heard of all these high maintenance fanjos until i came on mumsnet.

Helltotheno Tue 13-Sep-11 08:51:42

High maintenance fanjos grin

I don't bother with salon waxing any more cos I swim and can't be doing with the regrowth etc. So I run a seriously hot bath (to open the pores) and use a combo of veet/blades/shave gel, plus I have a special little scissors for trimming! Lots of aloe vera moisturiser afterwards.... Seems to do the job.

Have an epilator too which is fab for the lower legs but the pain is unbearable anywhere else sad

Helltotheno Tue 13-Sep-11 08:54:13

Oh meant to say op, I think the very very hot bath is the way to avoid spottiness. I find if I do it in the shower, it doesn't work as well.. smile

rubyrubyruby Tue 13-Sep-11 08:58:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cleanteeth Tue 13-Sep-11 09:06:20

I always trim mine right down with DP's electric shaver (what he doesn't know wont hurt him grin) and then shave around the edges using very hot running water and a sensitive shave gel.

Always exfoliate before and after and ALWAYS use an after shave cream with no perfume.

Its up to you how you have it though, each to their own.

elliott Tue 13-Sep-11 09:08:23


LawrieMarlow Tue 13-Sep-11 09:13:42

Why would a load of strangers on the internet know what you want to do with your pubic hair?

violetwellies Tue 13-Sep-11 09:17:34

Leave well alone smile

MitchiestInge Tue 13-Sep-11 09:20:24

have you just reached puberty this morning?

what do you usually do?

MissFoodie Tue 13-Sep-11 10:30:09

use depilatory cream, best thing ever, you can use it once a week and ALL over if need be!

TheBride Tue 13-Sep-11 10:35:17

Getting a salon wax is far less painful than DIY because they use the hot wax rather than strip wax. I just get them to wax the edges and the top for swimsuit purposes . Then I trim the rest with nail scissors.

Napalmed fanjo is so 2010.

Funtimewincies Tue 13-Sep-11 10:45:37

I swish mine around like the Pantene advert.

FunnysInTheGarden Tue 13-Sep-11 13:40:32

grin at Funtime

sprogger Tue 13-Sep-11 13:52:32

A little gel will allow you to turn it into an attractive little mohawk. Then you can spray it purple. No-one would ever be able to say you hadn't made an effort.

sweetheart Tue 13-Sep-11 14:23:07

I use Veet on mine, although you can't always be guarenteed of the results as the cream does go everywhere wink

MistyMountainHop Tue 13-Sep-11 14:25:26

i have an electric bikini line trimmer, think its made by wilkinson sword.

i just clip it all down to nearly nothing a couple of times a week

sometimes i wonder if i am the only woman in the world who doesn't have a brazilian blush i can't because am too scared to

Catsmamma Tue 13-Sep-11 14:26:53

Helpful Suggestion. 3)

LDNmummy Tue 13-Sep-11 14:39:11

I just trim and shape where necessary. I leave a strip so I don't look pre-pubescent as I find that a little unnecessary. I used to take it all off or self wax at home but cannot be bothered with all that now, I just keep it in shape really.

LDNmummy Tue 13-Sep-11 14:44:50

If you get shaving burn like me from taking it all off with a razor, use appropriate sized grooming scissors and then gently shave with the grain if you want it slightly smoother. Use a shaving gel too, I use Gillette. And make sure to always do this in a hot, or at least warm, shower.

I'm sure you can use an electric trimmer, but haven't tried that yet.

Just trim the strip you leave behind, simples.

chocolaterainbow Tue 13-Sep-11 15:25:04

Hmm... well I've started swimming quite a lot, hence bikini line issues...and I don't want plaits hanging down the sides orangeknickers lol, but each to their own ;) shaving has given me a little bit of a rash, pretty sure that's not a good look for down there...
and as I don't want to/can't really justify the ££ of getting it done at a salon, I was really just wondering what 'the done thing' was.

Lol kristina , funtime and catsmamma, seriusly, do people dye their pubes pink, whatever next!!

Thanks for all your suggestions smile

chocolaterainbow Tue 13-Sep-11 15:26:00

* 'scuse my rubish spelling

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