Everything you need to know about intimate shaving
Don’t skimp on preparation
Three steps to taming the fuzz
Step I: Trim
It’s essential to trim before shaving pubic hair. Otherwise, longer hairs tend to get caught up in the razor and you’re more likely to hurt yourself. Simply pull the skin taut and use the trimmer at a 45 degree angle to cut down the hair to just a few millimetres. It’s as easy as that!
Step II: The wet shave
Time to tackle the stubble! Apply shaving gel to the trimmed pubic hair to create a light film over it. Then use your fingers to pull the skin taut and pull the razor over the skin in the direction of hair growth. Take it easy and don’t press down too hard. Then rinse off the gel residue. We recommend NIVEA MEN Body Shaving Gel for optimum shaving results with no irritation.
Step III: Post-shave
You wouldn’t skip the aftercare after shaving your face, so make sure you include it after intimate shaving. An after shave lotion protects against unpleasant redness and itchiness. We recommend NIVEA MEN Body After Shave Lotion.
Taking the plunge with intimate dry shaving
Dry shaving pubic hair and the genital area is challenging, but not impossible. Proceed with care, because some models of electric dry razors have a trimmer integrated between the foils of the shaving head. Never use this kind of razor for shaving the groin area, as the skin down there has creases that the face does not. If one of these creases were to get caught in the trimmer, it could be extremely painful and even bleed. After trimming your pubic hair down to just a few millimetres, take your electric dry razor and shave around the groin in small, circular motions. Afterwards, we recommend you use NIVEA MEN Body After Shave Lotion to relieve any redness and itchiness.
Intimate hair removal methods to make you quiver
Wet and dry shaving aren’t the only ways to rid yourself of unwanted hair down there. Rather than recommending another method, here's an overview of the different options:
Brazilian waxing: Involves applying warm wax to the hair and – once it has cooled down – quickly tearing it off against the direction of growth. This one’s not for the faint hearted!
Epilating: The hairs along with their roots are torn out millimetre by millimetre. Ouch!
Sugaring: Despite sounding sweet, this method is exactly the same as waxing, but using a sugar paste to cling on better to the hairs. No pain no gain… but we’ll pass on this one.
Hair-removal creams: Applying chemicals to the genital area, which may lead to rashes and skin irritation, certainly won’t appeal to everyone.