How to Shave Your Pubic Hair

by Hannah Lovegrove

on Jan 31, 2023

Tending to your thatch has never been easier with our guide on how to shave your pubes.

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For many people, grooming their hair is the norm. From getting regular haircuts to trimming or waxing facial hair and shaving their legs, hair removal is often a part of everyday life. So why should your short and curlies be treated any differently?

When it comes to your rug, everyone’s personal preferences are different. If you’ve ever wondered how long should pubic hair be, the good news is that there are no rules! Whether you’re rocking a full bush, you’ve trimmed your fuzz into the perfect landing strip or you’re completely bare, how style your grove is completely up to you. But with that said, there are a few tips that can help to make shaving your snatch or your schlong a helluva lot easier.

How to shave pubic hair


So, what’s the rage about the shave? Shaving is one of the easiest ways to keep your pubes neat and tidy. And while it may seem like a pretty intuitive process, there are a few things to keep in mind before you reach for your razor.

Before you treat your tuppence or your tool to a bit of topiary, have a quick read of these tips to help you get the smoothest shave.

1. Pick your razor

From single-use disposable razors to top of the line electric trimmers, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to picking your weapon of choice. Although electric razors tend to be a little more on the pricey end, they often come with rechargeable batteries and interchangeable heads, making them a much more environmentally friendly option.

If you do decide to go the disposable route, it’s important to make sure you are actually disposing of the razor regularly. These bad boys are often only good for a couple of uses before they’re meant for the bin. Plus, blunt blades will drag across your skin, which is a big fat no-no when it comes to your downstairs.

2. Trim your tresses

Before the grooming commences, it’s well worth treating your pubes to a quick tidy-up, especially if you’re rocking a full bush. Shaving your bits is sooo much easier once you’ve gotten rid of any excess hair. Whether you choose to give it a once over with a pair of scissors or you use a hair trimmer for the job, you’ll want to buzz your fuzz until it’s only a few centimetres in length. Just be sure to watch any blades around your privates or you could cause yourself a mischief.

3. Prep your privates

When it comes to getting the closest, smoothest shave, preparation is key. Treat yourself to a nice, warm bath or shower to help open those follicles and soften your hair. While you’re there, take the time to gently exfoliate the skin around your bits with a washcloth, sponge or loofa. This will help to remove any dead skin cells from the area so you can get the closest possible shave. But don’t be tempted to go balls to the wall with a super harsh, coarse physical exfoliant or you could leave yourself feeling a little sore and sorry. Just a simple, gentle scrub will do.

4. Lather up with shaving cream or foam

Friction is your foe when it comes to shaving of any kind. So, to help reduce the resistance, apply a generous amount of shaving cream or foam to the area before getting to it. The System JO Women Unscented Anti-Bump Shave Gel is fragrance-free and has been specially formulated to reduce bumps and shaving rash while keeping your skin hydrated.

5. Go with the grain

Not sure about which way to shave pubic hair? The key is to make sure you’re shaving with the direction of the hair growth. Going against the grain is more likely to cause irritation and lead to ingrown hairs.

You’ll want to make sure your skin is taut by pulling it upwards to make the surface as flat as possible. This helps to avoid any potential nicks. Once you’re happy with your handiwork, rinse the area to remove any excess shaving cream and gently pat the area dry with a clean towel.

6. Stay hydrated

Last but not least, you’ll want to apply a good dash of fragrance-free moisturiser or lotion to help calm and rehydrate your skin.

Grooming your goolies


For the fellas and the penis owners, shaving your meat and two veg can be a treacherous experience, especially when you can’t exactly see what’s going on down there. If you’re planning on tidying up your teabags, this is one of the few times where a cold shower can come in handy by making your dangly bits… not so dangly. The cold water will help to tighten the skin on your sack, making it easier to shave.

To make life a little easier for you, it can also be worth positioning a mirror beneath you, so you’ve got a full view of your undercarriage. Look, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it can sure help to navigate your nads if you’re going for the full bare look.

Alternatives to shaving


If shaving your bits really isn’t for you, then there are plenty of other options besides whipping out the razor. Whether you’re just keen to keep things neat and tidy down there or you’d prefer to go completely bare, there’s a whole stack of hair removal methods that don’t involve a blade.

Laser hair removal is an incredibly popular choice. It’s long-lasting and affordable, but it does need to be done in a salon with a trained professional.

This method works by targeting the hair follicles themselves to delay or inhibit hair growth altogether. You’ll need a few sessions to get the best results and the number of visits depends on your skin tone and hair colour. As a rule, the fairer the skin and the darker the hair the better the results.

IPL hair removal, or intense pulsed light technology, uses a broad spectrum of lights to treat an area and remove hair. But despite the name, this hair removal method is less intense and effective than laser hair removal.

Waxing is a classic hair removal technique. Whether you do it yourself with a home kit or head to a salon for the royal treatment, waxing involves smoothing warm wax onto the skin in the direction of hair growth before pulling it back in the opposite direction to remove the hair. Waxing treatments will usually last around four weeks before it’s time for a touch up.

Hair removal cream is an easy and pain-free way to remove hair. And it even lasts longer than shaving! These creams work by penetrating the skin through to the hair follicle and turning the hair into a jelly-like consistency that can be simply wiped off. But can you use hair removal cream on pubic hair? Because these creams are packed full of chemicals, you’re probably better off using these creams along your bikini line and avoiding the more sensitive areas.

Trimming is ideal for those who just want a tidy up. Rather than removing the hair altogether, trimming allows you to shorten your strip for a more groomed appearance. If you’re feeling creative, you can even trim your tresses into a variety of different shapes using stencils or freehand. Most personal groomers even come with a range of different heads so you can get into all those nooks and crannies. We love the Bathmate Trim USB Rechargeable Grooming Kit for keeping things neat and tidy.

Epilators are electric devices that remove hair at the root. Because epilators work by plucking away at the hairs, they don’t come without pain, but if you don’t mind a little discomfort then they can make a great alternative to shaving. Not only are the results longer lasting but they can also help to reduce the amount of hair over time with use.

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Written by Hannah Lovegrove.

Originally published on Jan 31, 2023. Updated on Jan 31, 2023