When it comes to bikini area hair removal, some people wax and others shave. But, can you do both? The short answer is: yes! But there are some guidelines to follow. Check out our shaving tips for women considering bikini hair removal below. Before we get started, remember, waxing or shaving your bikini line is a totally personal choice. Make sure you do whatever feels good for you and your lifestyle. Let’s get to it!
If you wax, wax first.
If you choose to wax your bikini line, we recommend doing it before you use a razor for touch-ups. Waxing typical involves applying hot wax to the bikini area and using strips of cloth to remove the hairs. Shaving first shortens the hairs, which doesn’t leave the waxing cloth strips with long enough hair to grip. This could cause some major skin irritation. So, if waxing is your thing, do it first! Then, use your favorite bikini razor to nip any later growth in the bud. Heads-up: Some people find that waxing can be painful down there, and this method can be expensive if you opt for a professional service.
If you shave, start with a trim.
Shaving is always an option when it comes to removing hair in your bikini area. It’s quick and easy. Before you grab your razor, give your lady hair a trim with scissors. Then, use a good, clean razor to leave your skin feeling smooth. We believe the best razor for women is one made for women. All Venus® razors are designed to contour over all your curves and fit your grip. For a bikini shaver and trimmer in one package, try the Braun Silk-épil Bikini Styler. It features a high-precision shaping head and two trimmers, so you can have maximum control. To learn more about how to shave your bikini hair, click here.
Don’t believe the myth.
Many people forgo shaving their bikini line because they fear the hair will grow back faster and thicker. That is simply not true; it’s even been clinically proven untrue! Your hair texture and growth is determined by your genes, not your razor. To learn more about this myth, click here.
Moisturize your skin.
Regardless of your hair-removal method, it’s important to take care of your skin. Always use shaving cream and follow up any hair-removal process with body lotion or oil. When you prioritize hydration, you help protect your skin from dryness and irritation and promote touchably smooth skin.
Waxing and shaving are both personal choices. Your beauty routine is up to you! Whether you wax or shave (or both), you can help improve your experience with these tips. For insights on bikini hair removal, check out the video below: