Which Direction To Shave Pubic Hair: Answering The Age Old Question Of Which Direction | hanni

where do we even begin? why is one of the most difficult areas to shave also the one that’s talked about least? is there a way to work smarter (not harder) when we’re shaving our hair down there?

whether you have a solid shave routine for your pubic hair or you still need a little guidance, everyone can benefit from a tip or two. we’re here to help!

we’ll walk you through the pubic hair shaving process and explain how hanni can be there with you in every step of your shaving routine. we’ll provide some answers to the major questions like, “what happens if i get razor burn down there?” and “how do i avoid ingrown hairs?”

say “bye-bye” to bumps and “heyyyy” to your cleanest shave yet.

why aren’t we talking about pubic hair shaving? 

if your computer's search history includes stuff like:

1. how to shave bikini line

2. bikini line razor bumps

3. how to get rid of ingrown hairs

4. how to shave pubic hair without razor burn

    we have the answers! we’ll go over everything you need to know before you reach for your razor on the morning of a beach trip with your besties. 

        there’s no shame in the shaving (or not shaving) game, so stick with us. pubic hair is a sensitive subject (literally), and we have all the tools for your success. 

        just remember, when it comes down to it, what you chose to do with your pubic hair is totally up to you. we’re just here to give you tips for a safe and comfy experience if you choose to shave.

        to shave or not to shave? 

        so why do we shave areas like our armpits and genitals? 

        there are all kinds of ways to treat your hair down there. some people decide to leave it alone and let it do its thing. other people want to try shaving for looks, comfort, or just personal preference. whatever it is, it’s all about what works best for you.

        there are actually a few ways that people might want to go about pubic hair removal. there is, of course, shaving (but more on that later). other methods include waxing, laser hair removal, and hair removal creams and lotions. you could even choose to just trim your pubic hair with an electric trimmer.

        the “correct” way to shave is just whichever way you like the most. all of these methods have their own instructions and precautions. 

        if you decide to wax, you’ll remove the entire hair follicle, and it can take up to three to four weeks to grow back. 

        if you go the shaving route, the blade will cut the hair close to the skin. it will grow back to its original length around two weeks post-shave.

        when it comes to shaving, there are even multiple ways you might choose to go. it’s all about personal preference. you could go all in and shave (nearly) it all. you could shave just the area visible when you’re wearing a swimsuit or undies. you could leave a little hair, or you can leave a lot.

        no matter the style, you’re going to be following the same steps.

        the hanni solution 

        if you decide to go down the route of shaving your pubic hair, the hanni shave set will be your best friend. 

        our hanni products help you out through each step of shaving, from moisturizing to actually removing the hair. we know skin can be delicate, so our products are made with sensitive skin in mind (perfect for when you’re shaving down there).

        the shave pillow

        we recommend starting with the hanni shave pillow instead of shaving cream or shave gel. this moisturizing and mess-free stick creates the perfect barrier between the blade and your soft skin. it will give your skin some hydration to help avoid irritation and get a closer shave. best of all, it’s fragrance-free, so it’s great for sensitive skin types. 

        remove the cap and apply the shave pillow generously to the area you are shaving. this can be done out of the shower, but we recommend shaving in the shower with a bit of warm water on your skin for your bikini area. the shave pillow is in stick form, so it applies similarly to deodorant for easy application.

        the weighted razor

        the hanni shave pillow works best in tandem with the hanni weighted razor. this razor is designed with a weighted handle, making it perfect for shaving the most sensitive area. the weight applies just enough pressure to get a close shave without causing any nicks.

        the plastic-free handle of the weighted razor is designed to perfectly pair with the hanni Swedish stainless steel blades. our razor is a single-blade razor so it holds just one at a time. this is great for shaving the sensitive skin in your pubic area without any tugging.

        having a sharp blade is a top priority when shaving body hair, especially pubic hair. that is why it’s important to always switch out blades before they become dull. 

        we recommend grabbing a new blade every two weeks or every five to 10 times you shave. hanni steel blades come in refill sets of 5, 20, or 50, so you never have to use a dull razor again.

        thankfully, switching out hanni blades is a breeze. just twist the bottom of the hanni razor handle to open the clasp. unwrap the new blade and hold it by the short end. carefully set the blade in the razor before twisting it closed. 

        now, your hanni razor is all set with a fresh, sharp steel blade.

        our best shaving tip: take it slow!

        the last thing you want is nicks, cuts, pimples, and rashes after shaving your pubic hair. the skin in your bikini area is sensitive, so it should be treated as such. probably the best advice we can give you is to take your time and shave in the direction your pubes grow.

        shaving your bikini area is not something to rush. it shouldn’t be a quick shave right before running out the door. a hasty shave and no prep is a recipe for razor bumps. 

        the first step is making sure your razor is clean and sharp. a dull blade results in a bad shave, and a dirty blade is just asking for irritation.

        trimming your hair before could help if you often go longer between shaves, too. shaving hair that is too long can clog up even the best razor. if you do trim the hair, just make sure the scissors or electric razor you use is sharp and clean.

        when you start to actually shave, use slow and short strokes. this will help you avoid nicks and cuts in those areas that are more difficult to navigate. use your free hand to pull the skin taut so that you have a more flat surface to shave. 

        here comes the most important tip of all: shave WITH the direction of your hair. going against the grain with the first swipe of the razor will quickly cause irritation. after you shave in the direction of hair growth, you can go back and clean things up by shaving in other directions. this should just be short strokes that don’t go over the skin too many times.

        razor bumps: what next?

        truly the most aggravating part about shaving is when your skin reacts badly to it. ingrown hairs, razor burn, razor bumps, and just generally irritated skin are all risks when shaving, especially if you’re hasty. 

        even if you do everything right, you still might run into these annoyances from time to time. this usually comes down to just having sensitive skin or just being human. no worries, though — hanni is here to help.

        every time you shave, your razor blade is grazing across your skin and hair. hair follicles can easily get irritated or clogged with hair and dead skin cells as the hair grows back. ingrown hairs are very common results of this. razor bumps and ingrown hairs are the same thing, as they both refer to the clogging of the pores after shaving.

        sometimes when hair is growing back after being shaved, the end of the hair strand gets stuck in the pore and continues growing under the skin. this can be very irritating to the skin and can cause a red and painful bump to form on the surface of the skin. it’s possible to have multiple ingrown hairs at one time. 

        these pesky red bumps and ingrowns can usually be treated at home. they tend to disappear after just a couple of days with proper care. if they seem to stick around a little too long or are a little too painful, we definitely recommend reaching out to a dermatologist.

        there are skincare experts who will know exactly how to treat your sensitive skin if it’s especially prone to bumps or redness.

        go with the grain

        we know that shaving such a tricky spot can definitely be intimidating. it’s important to recognize that this is a sensitive area, and it will be different from shaving your legs or your face. with a little bit of help (and your hanni razor), you’ve totally got this. happy shaving!


        ingrown hair | mayo clinic

        tips to groom and maintain your bikini line | healthline

        razor bump remedies for men with darker skin tones | american academy of dermatology

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