I don’t remember how old I was the first time I decided to shave my bikini line, but I do remember how excited I was to finally be able to wear my favorite bathing suit without having to worry about flashing any #BigBushEnergy to the world (while that’s some people’s thing, it’s never really been mine). I also remember how painful it was when those first few ingrown hairs started to rear their heads, and how GD itchy my bits-and-pieces were when things started to grow back. So imagine my surprise when I learned that keeping razor burn at bay relies not in the way you shave, but the razor you don to get hairless.
In our latest episode of Dear Derm—aptly titled “Booty Call Beauty” (lol)—board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, reveals everything you need to know about how to get rid of the hair down there, including the tools to do so properly and without having a whole “pants-on-fire” situation on your hands. After all, in the waxing-shaving-lasering lottery, it’s the least painful in the moment (and cheapest!) option out there. “Shaving is quick, easy and convenient, and we all know you can get it done in the shower less than five minutes after getting that ‘U Up?’ text,” she says.
So what razor should you reach for? WTF do you do when shaving cream is on your shopping list, but not in your shower? Check out the video above to learn how to get your smoothest (and most ingrown hair-free) shave ever. And who knows, maybe you’ll wind up getting inspired to opt for a bikini wax or let your big bush energy fly. Whatever your choice, you do you, friends.
This 5-star Amazon product gets rid of bikini razor bumps like magic, so, you’re welcome. And one more reason to consider shaving? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but bikini waxes (sadly) don’t get easier over time. Le sigh.
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