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AmberB123
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Heyy, I'm new here...


Basically, I've had trouble for years with shaving. I've always liked to be smooth in the 'downstairs' area. But the problem is, everytime I shave, I always get horrible red marks, razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and itching. And because I have a boyfriend, I like to make sure that it's nice and smooth before I let him near me..
I've literally tried everything. Waxing I've tried, except it's not very good because of the waiting period between each wax- it's not exactly conveniant. Hair removal creams don't work whatsoever- only causes rashes. So shaving is my only option. nothing is working and it's really getting me down, to the point where I can't even be naked in front of my own boyfriend etc!!
I'm currently having lazer treatment to remove the hair but that's only down the sides (like a brazillian wax) whereas I like to have it fully removed, (I just don't want all of it permenantly removed in case I ever decide differently).
I've tried every cream and treatment out there- sensitive shaving gel, bikini zone, calamine lotion to stop itching. But nothing seems to do the trick.
Has anyone got any idea on what I can do to help the appearence of the skin when shaving? Or something to make shaving more bearable (growth starts after just one day!). Bearing in mind I do everything within my power- exfoliating, lotions etc etc. For instance, I shaved yesterday and already it's hurting like hell because of re-growth. How can I stop this? And the idea of keeping hair down there isn't really an option because I personally don't like it.
Grrr Sorry about the ramble, but it's just really getting me down!

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lightmyfire
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Do you wait long enough between shaving to make sure that there aren't any more bumps or irritation when you shave again? Because you might want to give it some time to heal up before shaving again.

Sitting in a bath of warm water for a while sometimes works because it opens up the pores and softens the hair, and trimming the hair before you shave (if it's longer) keeps your razor from getting too clogged.

Always use a brand new razor when you shave, and shave in the direction of hair growth to avoid cutting it at an angle that would cause ingrown hairs. Also, the lotions you're using might actually be causing irritation if they're scented or contain certain chemicals.

Noxzema makes razors specifically for the bikini area. I've used them on my bikini line (and I usually get TERRIBLE razor bumps) and they worked really well. I don't know about the whole pubic area though. I'm too fond of my fur. I just keep it trimmed and neat.

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ASargent42
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We prefer not to answer questions regarding shaving, as it's a cosmetic issue. The Shaving FAQ

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