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Cool Hair Down There - July 21st 2015, 06:13 AM

Hi, this is weird, but I was wondering what to do about my pubic hair...I've shaved down there before, but I always get these little red bumps so I was wondering what to do about that. Is it weird to shave and have no hair down there? Is it weird to just trim it? I definitely don't like when it looks like a jungle down there, so I was just wondering realistically what other teen's preferences were. Thank you! And sorry this is so personal..
   
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Re: Hair Down There - July 21st 2015, 08:31 AM

Hey there! I know I'm young myself, but I have hair 'down there' too. The little red bumps are called razor burn. They occur when your skin is irritated, you've not used shaving cream or you've shaved too hard. I recommend giving those hairs a little trim before you shave down there and use shaving cream.
If you shave even though nothing's there, it can damage your hair follicles and give your razor burn which is veeerrrryyyy itchy
I, personally, do not shave down there. I give it a trim every now and then to shave it, but during my PSHE puberty lessons, they said its there to protect us, so in not going to shave it off completely.

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Re: Hair Down There - July 22nd 2015, 10:52 AM

Alli gave some great tips! Razor burn is normal and not harmful, but using shaving cream or soap can help! If you don't like shaving...then don't! It's all up to personal choice. I've gone through times where I prefer to shave and times where I don't and I just trim. It varies by person. Potential sexual partners may have preferences and that's something you can always discuss with them, but I always suggest doing what makes you most comfortable.


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Re: Hair Down There - July 25th 2015, 01:22 AM

hey, welcome to TH!

well one thing i can tell you is that whether you decide to shave it all, keep it trimmed, or just let it all grow out, NEITHER of those are "weird". all that matters is that you're comfortable with the way your own body hair is, and if someone else has a problem with that then they're not worth caring about. c:

for me personally, i shave it all completely every 3-4 days, because i just can't deal with pubic hair at all.
i don't know what you can do about the red bumps, but don't worry, we all get those. i think there are products out there that can make them go away faster, but i don't know about making them never come up.
i've started using a shaving cream that's supposed to prevent the red bumps, but it hasn't really helped. i mean, it's certainly better than it was without the cream, but there's still a lot of bumps.
i guess it's just one of those things we have to deal with.


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Re: Hair Down There - July 25th 2015, 03:14 AM

I prefer natural but it's obliviously your choice


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Re: Hair Down There - July 25th 2015, 04:44 AM

As others have said, the bumps you described are razor burn or possibly ingrown hairs. Make sure if you do decide to shave you use a sharp razor, shaving cream, and shave along the hair growth, not opposite it.

I've had my pubic hair in various styles over the years. It's all about personal preference. It's important not to let someone else, like a boyfriend, should you get one, or society, tell you what your pubic hair should look like. Style it for your comfort and yours only.



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Re: Hair Down There - August 7th 2015, 12:27 PM

it is quite normal, I sometimes get too
   
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Re: Hair Down There - August 8th 2015, 12:08 AM

I have this problem rally bad. I normally shave along my panty line but I shaved a lot more down there just before bikini season in the early spring and it was one of the worst mistakes I've ever made. I was itching and in pain from the razor burn (those little red bumps) for weeks! I found that using sudocrem (brand of mild antiseptic cream in the Uk that works wonders for soothing acne, razor burn and nappy rash.) It seems to be rare outside of the UK however so is recomemd you use a nappy rash cream to soothe it a bit after shaving if you don't want to shave down there and spend copious ammounts of money on ebay!

After my distastrous brush with a razor in the spring I mostly now just tr down there because I found that ingrown hairs are an issue too. Pubes are there for a reason I guess and that reason is to protect your lady areas. Shaving isn't something you should feel obliged to do as it is often a matter of what you are comfortable with.


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