Keeping up with the delicate hairs of your nether region is not just for the summer or happy time with your man, and should be part of your regular maintenance regime. However, all bikini lines are not created equally. There is the bush (gross), the landing strip, the nicely trimmed triangle, the Brasilian baldy, and for the creative among us hearts, stars and other decals available at fancy waxing salons.

If you look down at your sweet vajayjay and have to pull the hair to see the meat, this is an ABSOLUTE sign that you are trapped in a 70’s vintage porno, and more than overdue for a trim and a wax! There are several options to choose from for all budgets, so there is no excuse for not keeping your bikini line tight!

Razors: Thou shall not use a razor to eliminate your coochie curls, is rule number ONE to this game. Razors can cause bumps and ingrown hairs which is no bueno. If you’re strapped for cash by a cheap hair removal such as Nair before you pick up that shaver!

Waxing: Though this can be a painful procedure, especially if it’s your first time, it’s brief and the results are superb and long lasting. There is an assortment of different types of waxes to chose from, my favorite being sugar wax. If you have sensitive skin like I do, you should make sure that the ingredients will not be an irritant to your skin. Ask your wax specialist to (or if you are applying yourself) test out a small area on your skin. Also note if this is your first time waxing, make sure that your hairs are trimmed before the procedure.

Laser Hair Removal: This procedure is being boasted as “permanent hair reduction” as opposed to permanent hair removal”. Thus permanent results are not guaranteed, but still long lasting so the investment may still be well worth it. The procedure is not cheap, around $300 a pop, but roughly adds up to what you would spend in a year on several bikini waxes, for the recommended 2-3 sessions. If you go with the laser option be sure that the technology that is being used is conducive for brown pigments, otherwise discoloration can occur. YAG and EpiLight, are most notably used for melinated skin types.

Depilatory Creams: Products like Nair and Veet work well on the outside regions of your bikin line, but be cautious of attempting a Brasilian baldy with these products, as they can cause burning and irritation to your skin. The smell is not so pleasant, particularly for Nair, but the results are cheap and well worth the effort.

What tips do you have for maintaining your bikini line?

– Jayne Dirt

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  • la lurkstita

    I wax, maybe once a month or every other, depending on the time of year, and my question may be kinda gross. How do I keep my skin smooth down there? There are times that the skin in the bikini area looks like a plucked chicken. What products do you (anyone) recommend? I have very sensitive skin that’s prone to bumps as well, so finding the right products are difficult. Exfoliating scrubs? Moisturizers?

    • Just Me

      My waxing lady always recommends a product called “Tend Skin” . You apply it to the skin and it’s supposed to help exfoliate and prevent bumps and ingrown hairs.

    • la lurkstita

      I use that! And it’s awesome. But it can be soooo drying (which is kinda the point for the bumps). I still am looking for a lotion or moisturizer to really make the skin there look healthy and smooth.

  • Princess P

    I don’t really get the hype of the whole bare/shave/ wax thing with pubic hair.

    I’m a grown woman, and women have body hair. At the most I keep my hair trimmed and low, but I’m not waxing or shaving anything. I’ve never gotten any complaints with my cut grass.

    Some people are even going to the extreme of lasering their ladybits and bikini lines. It’s just hair!

    • OSHH

      I brazillian waxed for like a year and got so tired of battling ingrown hairs and hyperpigmentation while using tend skin and stridex daily, that I just let it grow back and keep the hedges trimmed. Got tired of the skinned cat look LOL

      It has been suggested that porn is warping folks sense of what genitals are suppose to look like and I have to agree.

    • Xta28

      I have to completely agree with you. Bare coochs are “the most” to me. I understand why ladies like Brazilians BUT at the same time these reasons typically stem from men’s opinions that were most likely warped by porn. Now, I don’t knock ladies who like to do the Brazilian BUT personally I feel like neat and trimmed is the way to go. I refuse to put myself in unnecessary pain.

  • Sunny

    WARNING: My questions and concerns are not for the faint hearted!

    With that being said, I’ve always had these inquiries, just never had the right person to ask (nor did I ever feel comfortable enough to ask). So why not ask you guys?

    1) Is it normal for me to also want to get rid of my, for lack of better word, butt crack hair? How do I do that, safely?

    2) When I’m taking care of my bikini line, sometimes I get a little nervous in the deep down area because I cant see too well and then I end up missing a bunch of hair on my lips. How do I fix this?

    3) Lastly, Is it bad that sometimes I use razor to shave down there (waxing isn’t in my budget).

    Thank you to anyone who answers my questions and thank you for being open :)

    • Xta28

      1) Brazilians… although truthfully you probably don’t need to worry about your butt crack hairs as much as you might think you do.
      2) Use nail scissors (you know the really small scissors). They are perfect for trimming close especially in those areas. You should use them to trim before you shave too.
      3) Invest in some Veet or Sally Hansen wax etc. Results from a razor don’t last long. Also, you don’t want to nick your sensitive parts.

  • A

    @ la lurkstita: I use raw shea butter on the skin and it keeps it soft as a baby’s bottom lol. A little goes a long way because it is thick, but you can use it as often as you like.

    @ Sunny: A brazilian includes waxing the butt hair near your crack…I do not know any other way of getting rid of it since you can’t see what you’re doing back there to use a razor or even a depilatory. I would say to use a mirror down there when shaving..A razor should be used with extremem caution…but it doesn’t last as long as waxing or even using a depilatory. I know when I shaved, the hair would start growing back in HOURS and it was itchy as heck…I make room in my budget for waxing lol