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New Tips For Keeping Your Bikini Line Hair-Free Between Waxings

Bikini Line Tips: What To Do Between Waxes

We're happy to present this article from one of our favorite sites, Allure!

For a number of reasons, okay, namely three—bumps, ingrown hairs, and near-immediate stubble—we tend to prefer waxing the bikini area to shaving it. But sometimes, you're between waxings and you need to turn to a razor for a quick fix. A friend of ours recently did so and is having some unfortunate side effects, namely three—bumps, ingrown hairs, and near-immediate stubble—that look far worse than a few stray hairs. She should have tried these tips; to see them, just keep reading.

  • Deep-condition the hair. Seriously. Slathering on a "conditioner lowers the hair's pH and smooths its cuticle, making it less brittle and apt to break," says Jeannette Graf, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
  • Just skim it. "If you tend to get really bad bumps, you need to shave less closely," Alexa Boer Kimball, associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School told Allure.
  • Keep it clean. While we're firm believers that bikini line maintenance isn't just for porn stars, one of the best tips Allure ever got about shaving the area was from a very famous one. She said that instead of using soap or shaving cream, try an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin, which allows the razor to glide easily and takes care of the bacteria that can cause bumps.

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Ali-Straub Ali-Straub 4 years
You definitely need to check out "V Magic" from Medicine Mama's Apothecary - it helps tremendously when it comes to bumps, rashes, irritation, etc. 
HollyJRockNRoll HollyJRockNRoll 6 years
Any tips for waxing?? I wax my lady part, a la Brazilian style. How do prevent bumps or break-outs. I think the oil they slather on after is the reason for it, but without it you totally stick. I go home and shower again after, but every now and then I still get breakouts or in grown hairs. Gross.
Venus1 Venus1 6 years
I remove all my body hair and that has been the case for over 15 years. The only hair on my body is on my head. I don't do this for anyone else I do it for me. When shaving I always use hot water and hair condtioner so that the razor glides far better than using anything else, even specialised creams. For my pubic area I use a new disposable razor every time. They very tremendously in quality so-find a brand which suits you and stick to it. I was recently working overseas for a few weeks, couldn't find my usual brand and bought some I have never heard of before and regretted it. It felt awful! In between wet shaves I have a trusted Phillips Bikini Perfect which again works well for me. Finally don't tell anyone I told you (!!!) but if you do have all your pubic hair off you will find a significant difference in sensitivity (shhh!).
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