The Buzz on Pubic Hair Removal
You might not consider it a hot topic, but, these days, you can find a great deal of controversy surrounding the subject of pubic hair.
Specifically, the buzz about the fuzz (sorry) is mostly about whether or not the hair in this most private area should or should not be removed. Included in this conversation is the topic of quantity.
In other words, once you decide on pubic hair removal, just how much should actually be removed and how do you do it?
Will just a trim be sufficient?
Should the bikini line be shaved free of all coarse curly pubic hair that some consider ugly and some consider sexy?
Should you opt for a demure little "landing strip"?
Or, should you jump on the bandwagon, or table, and go for the much-hyped, and rather ripping, Brazilian wax?
Bit of a mixed metaphor there.
Wherever you come down on the topic, these can be difficult questions for us to answer here, as this is most definitely a matter of personal choice, although many younger women today are choosing for full, or partial, removal of their pubic hair.
So, assuming the decision to remove some, or all, of the pubic hair has been made, what's the best option for accomplishing this?
The two most common methods of removing unwanted pubic hair, other than by shaving, of course, which tends to cause skin irritation and leave unsightly stubble, are waxing, and sugaring.
It would seem that by far, waxing tends to be the pubic hair removal treatment method of choice for most people. Not surprising, as it's a safe method that's been practiced for years.
Waxing also is a relatively inexpensive hair removal method, and in most cases, is only temporarily uncomfortable, mostly during the time of the actual procedure. There's not much problem with skin irritation, and, when it's over, the skin in the pubic area is soft and stubble-free...and not to mention probably a bit pink.
Unfortunately, like most hair removal practices, waxing is not a permanent hair removal treatment.
In the waxing process for hair removal, the hairs are simply pulled out of their hair shafts, and, any hair removed will simply grow back in a few weeks.
This means, of course, that the waxing process will have to be repeated for as long as the effect is desired. However, there are some who claim that the hair that does grow back does diminish over time and that these hairs grow back with a different texture: They're finer and not as coarse as they once were. Because it is possible that repeated plucking of the hairs out of their shafts may ultimately damage the actual hair follicle, the point from which the hair grows, future hair growth can possibly be affected.
Even so, another benefit of waxing is that it enables a person to better control the exact part of the pubic area that is to be hair-free. It's a quick process, and one that a person can even do on his or her own, if desired. However, there are plenty of people who will perform this hair removal technique for you, if you're willing to share this very personal encounter with them!
Many waxing products are available that you can use yourself, but, be sure you read the label before purchasing one. You want a waxing product that is going to be safe to use in this very sensitive and personal area.
Sugaring is another hair removal technique option which is similar to waxing. But, instead of using wax, which can be messy and difficult to clean up, an organic, sugar-based mixture is used instead. Generally mixed with honey and lemon, the sugary paste concept has been around for centuries. The paste is applied to the skin, and as it hardens, it traps the pubic hairs. Once it has paste hardened, it is pulled very quickly from the skin, removing the hair as it goes.
Waxing and sugaring generally won't cause the skin irritation which is often associated with shaving and chemical-based depilatories. And, these methods are far less expensive than laser hair removal treatments and electrolysis.