There are 4 common methods to remove pubic hair without shaving. These methods are trimming with scissors, using tweezers, applying depilatory creams, and using laser hair removal devices.
These methods presented are pain-free except for tweezing, which may cause moderate pain depending on how forcefully you pluck.
Let’s look at each method in detail:
Method 1 – Trim With Scissors
Using scissors to remove pubic hair can be a quick, easy, and painless way to remove the bulk of your pubic hair with no irritation.
Note: Depending on how close to your skin you get, you may not be able to cut your pubic hair as short as you could with a shaver.
Here are the Steps to Remove Pubic Hair with Scissors:
Step 1: Find a pair of clean, sharp, stainless steel scissors and disinfect it before use.
Step 2: It’s better to work on dry hair.
Step 3: Focus on one area at a time. Cut in small clumps to help speed up the process. Gently and carefully trim your pubic area while staying as close to your skin as possible. Go slow and be careful not to cut yourself. Cuts and scrapes can lead to infections if bacteria gets into the open cuts.
Step 4: Use a comb if you want a specific length of pubic hair
Step 5: Run your hand over the area to ensure no long hairs have been missed
Step 6: Visually inspect and ensure all areas are a uniform length or the length that you want
Method 2 – Use Tweezers
Using tweezers can be time-consuming and painful, but it removes the pubic hair at the root, giving you a cleaner look.
Tweezing or plucking can be less messy when compared to trimming and is a great method to use if you’re looking to quickly remove a few pubic hairs.
Here are the Steps to Remove Pubic Hair with Tweezers:
Step 1: Disinfect your tweezers
Step 2: Determine what area you will tweeze, this could be overall, or you could be only tweezing stragglers or your bikini line.
Step 3: Clamp your tweezers close to the hair root and gently pull the hair out in the direction of hair growth. Do not try to pull out in clumps, or you will irritate the area. Repeat this step until all undesired hair is removed.
Method 3 – Apply Depilatory Creams
Depilatory creams are a way to chemically dissolve your pubic hair from the surface but leave the root intact. It works by weakening a substance in your pubic hair called keratin.
Over-the-counter depilatory creams are generally considered safe. However, note that many are formulated with ingredients that may cause irritations or allergic reactions. It’s a good idea to speak with your doctor first if you are unsure.
Here are the Steps to Remove Pubic Hair with Depilatory Creams:
Step 1: Purchase any brand of depilatory cream from your local drug store or grocery store
Step 2: Read the instructions thoroughly and determine how long you should leave the cream on
Step 3: Apply the cream and let it sit for the predetermined time
Step 4: Wipe the cream off with a towel or face cloth
Step 5: Wash the area entirely to remove any leftover cream; you may also want to have a full shower to remove the cream.
Method 4 – Laser Pubic Hair Removal
If daily or weekly pubic hair removal is not to your liking, then you should have laser pubic hair removal through a professional and reputable company.
Laser hair removal is a process in which a dermatologist uses a laser device to shine on your skin. The laser device emits a concentrated and intense light down the shaft of your hair and into the hair follicles. The light breaks down the hair follicles, resulting in your existing hair falling out and preventing new hair from growing back.
This method may take many treatments and each treatment may seem expensive. However, considering that it’s also one of the most effective methods, it can save you money long-term.
Here are some tips for using Laser Pubic Hair Removal:
Tip 1: Check online reviews for local laser hair removal companies
Tip 2: Confirm pricing for each treatment and how many treatments they generally require; this may require a phone call or email to the company.
Tip 3: Once you’ve selected the best company, make sure they review and give you a complete price, with a plan on how many treatments will be needed.
If you’re looking to do laser hair removal at home, check out my guide on the best at-home laser home removal machines.