Step 2: Trim the Hair as Needed
Too much pubic hair can lead it to tug on your razor, making it harder to remove in one fell swoop — in those instances, you'll have to glide it across skin like I so eloquently did in middle school (and thus, increasing your risk of irritation). Instead, Sofronas suggests you get some small sterile scissors; we like the Tweezerman Facial Hair Scissors ($8).
Or, if you want to use what you have at home, sewing scissors could also work. "Just don't use big kitchen sheers — that could be dangerous if you're shaving your pubic area," she said.