TOP TIPS | How To Shave The Bikini Area

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Speaking on behalf of all the women out there who like to "DIY", we've all been the reality in that photo! It's not pleasant and can be pretty f***ing painful (excuse the language)! Not to mention irritating and slightly embarrassing when you have a slight itch in public *hides face*!

Yup whether we want to admit it or not, we've all been there at some point. And if you're still at that point, I want to share a few tips with you, that will hopefully ease up all the nastiness mentioned above.
Before you even consider shaving, you must make sure you are not working with a blunt blade! I tend to use disposable razors and make sure I get a new one out of the packet each time. So whether you're like me and opt for a disposable, or you have your trusty reusable razor, always make sure you're not working with a blunt blade! 
Exfoliate before shaving! I never used to do this until a friend mentioned it, and it does make a difference. It makes sense; you're getting rid of any dead skin before you shave.

Another handy tool to have is a trimmer. If you've never done this before, then this is definitely a step you will want to take. The thought of scissors (no matter how small), going near that area, fills me with horror!! Trying to shave hair any longer than about 1/4" long, can be a struggle and can be a little painful if it gets tangled in the razor and pulled. That's where a trimmer becomes your friend. Trim your hair, but making sure you leave a bit of length left to shave. Trying to shave hair that is too short can also be painful. One I've used in the past is the Wilkinson Sword Bikini Trimmer. It's a great 2 in 1, but I just always forgot o buy replacement heads when I needed them, which is why I now just stick to disposables.
Make sure you use enough soap/foam! This makes the process (like shaving your legs), easier.

Shaving your bikini line can be done just like shaving your legs; against the hair growth. I actually find it best to shave in a diagonal direction. This give's you a close shave without the soreness/irritation. 

I cannot stress enough, how careful you need to be around this area!! Your skin can easily be cut if not done properly, or if you're in a rush and do it quickly. Trust me.. Getting the tiniest cut down there, will sting pretty bad the next time you need the loo!! *sorry TMI*
Once you're done and you get out the shower, before you dry yourself, put baby oil over the shaved area. You can then pat it dry. Putting it on wet skin will allow it to soak in as you dry, making the skin soft and stopping any irritation.
As a side note, I like to use baby oil all over my body after a shower, it's a great moisturiser for the skin.

You'll have to get used to your hair growth. Everyone is different and so times vary from person to person. Try to remember what I said earlier about shaving hair that is too short. It takes some time to get used to the growth pattern, but I now know I can do mine every other week and have no problems, so long as I follow my own steps above. 

As gross as they sometimes can be, ingrown hairs are very common and can be a problem. While I've not tried any myself, there are certain creams out there that can help prevent them.

If you've made it down to here then thanks for reading :) let me know if you've ever tried any creams that help? If you're not too embarrassed to share, what do you do?
Do you "DIY" or are you brave enough and go get a Hollywood? That idea just send shivers through me!

Have a great day/evening, wherever you are.


Love Hannah xx

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12 comments

  1. I think it's great you've done this post, as I found it so helpful! You've gave some really great advice, I like the tip about using baby oil! The photo at the top is great hahaha!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Hi Becky. Thank you and I'm glad I could be of help :) lol isn't it just?! Hannah xx

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  2. You should never feel embarrassed!! I've not tried using baby oil, I might have to give that a go!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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    1. Thanks for popping by Jodie :) you shouldn't, but sometimes it's easier said than done for people. Do it, it's especially great in the summer. Hannah xx

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  3. Baby oil is a good tip! Very insightful post
    Lorraine
    Lorrainewhitney.com
    Xx

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    1. Thanks for passing by Lorraine and for the comment :) Hannah xx

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  4. Such a great post! It's so nice to have someone talk about these things in a mature way :-) and all of these are also very good tips! :-) xx

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    1. Thanks Katie! Glad you found it helpful. I'm a pretty open person, just glad the post has received a positive response. I know some people like this kind of stuff to be hush hush. Hannah xx

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  5. Ahhh, I do not like shaving there. To be honest, I will just use a wax and just rip, rip, oooh blood! rip, rip. Until my bathroom floor looks like Chewbacca at the barber's.

    Haha, all jokes aside, this is a great post! I love these tips. You should definitely use baby oil and some balm afterwards.

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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    1. Haha hey Bash. Thanks for the comment! Sounds very painful lol!! Hannah xx

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  6. http://www.writingrambling.co.uk/2016/04/summer-ready-with-sass.html Just done a post on shaving my bikini area using Sass products! I highly highly recommened them if you're going 'DIY!'. I used to wax and would always get a Hollywood but I've had to DIY recently and it's been SSOOO easy since using these products!!! YOU NEEEEDD to get your mitts on them!!!! Simply the bestest!!!!!!
    Great post girl! xoxoxo

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    1. Hey Sarah!! Thank you, looking forward to reading your post to see what you think of the products xx

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