Pubic hair is the hair in the frontal genital area of adolescent and adult humans, located on and around the sex organs, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the thighs, in the pubic region around the pubis bone.
Although fine vellus hair is present in the area in childhood, pubic hair is considered to be the heavier, longer and coarser hair that develops during puberty as an effect of rising levels of androgens. Pubic hair is therefore part of the androgenic hair (or body hair) and is a secondary sex characteristic. Many cultures regard pubic hair to be erotic while in most cultures, both men and women are expected to cover their pubic hair at all times.
Removing pubic hair is a personal preference. Some girls trim their pubic hair, or go to a salon to have a “bikini wax”; others prefer to shave just about every day, but most just leave it alone.
Pubic hair fetish like to keep it bushy, in response to their partner’s advances.
Others keep it clean for personal hygiene and clean offering to opposite sex.
Removing Pubic hair safely
Women should keep their intimate parts clean
These days, there is much controversy surrounding the subject of pubic hair. In particular, the buzz is mostly about whether or not the hair in this very private area should or should not be removed. If the decision to remove pubic hair is made, just how much should actually be removed? Is a trim sufficient? Should the bikini line be free of unsightly, coarse black curls? Or should a woman jump on the bandwagon and go for the much-hyped Brazilian wax?
It seems that waxing is by far the pubic hair removal treatment method of choice for most. Waxing is relatively inexpensive, and in most cases, is only temporarily uncomfortable, mostly during the time of the actual procedure. When it’s over, the skin in the pubic area is soft and stubble-free.
Waxing is not a permanent hair removal treatment. With this process, the hairs are simply pulled out of the hair shafts.
Hair will grow back in a few weeks, which means that the waxing process will have to be repeated for as long as the effect is desired. However, some people 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 course 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 be affected.
Another benefit of waxing is that it enables a person to better control the location of the pubic area that is to be hair-free. It’s a quick process, and one that a person can 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! Many waxing products are available but be sure you read the label before purchasing. You want a waxing product that is safe to use in this area.
Sugaring is a technique that is similar to waxing. But instead of using wax, which can be messy and difficult to clean up, a sugar-based organic 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.
Recipe for Homemade Pubic Hair Removal Cream
- Take two cups of white sugar, quarter cup of lemon juice and quarter cup of water.
- Mix all the three ingredients in a heavy bottomed saucepan and turn on the flame.
- Allow the ingredients to melt on a low flame.
- Take care that the mixture does not boil.
- Using a candy thermometer, heat the mixture to 250 F.
- Remove from heat and let it cool. Pour the solution into a jar for future use.
The best thing about sugaring is that the wax need not be re-heated like it needs to be in waxing. Allow the mixture to sit at the room temperature for a few minutes and it is ready to be used. If it is not melting then place the jar in an oven or in hot water.
Sugaring Pubic Hair Process
- Wash and cut the pubic hair short, if it is longer than quarter of an inch.
- Washing also removes dirt and oily patches which might hinder the effectiveness of the process.
- Dry the area properly.
- Divide the whole area into smaller sections and sugar each part at a time.
- Spread an even layer of the gel on the area using a spatula or with bare hands, in the direction of the hair growth. Many people apply two layers of it, the first one against the hair growth and the second one along the hair growth.
- Either pull out the sugar wax with hands or use a fabric strip to uproot the hair in the opposite direction.
- Repeat the process until all of the hair is removed.
- You will experience some pain, and redness of the skin and some mild stinging feeling which will reduce in a few minutes. Use ice cubes to ease and numb the pain.
- Wash the treated area with cold water.
Waxing or sugaring generally won’t cause skin irritation like shaving and chemical-based depilatories often do. And these methods are far less expensive than laser treatments and electrolysis.