Pubic hair is tricky. Whether you leave it natural, shave it away, or wax it off, upkeep in that area is definitely part of the game. You basically have to decide whether you want to deal with itchy stubble, painful ingrown hairs, or unruly curls that don’t get shampoo to make them soft, which is… not ideal. Thankfully, there are more products made for your pubes than you might think, and they’ll address these issues. You have to take care of your pubes, along with the skin around it. You can totally make your own choice about whether to keep it or get rid of it, but the key no matter what is keeping everything well-maintained and groomed (which doesn’t mean getting rid of all the hair).
Not everyone’s goal is leave their pubic hair to be wild and free (although, go you, if you like that!). Even decidedly full bushes need a little love and care. I started investigating down this rabbit hole of pube-care, and lo and behold, there are entire lines of products dedicated to just taking care of the hair around your vagina. Furthermore, since these are vag-adjacent products, they’re all gynecologically tested so they aren’t going to mess with your pH or accidentally cause an outbreak of something weird just by being down there. Trust me, there’s something in here for everybody, no matter what you do with your pubes. These are seven pube products every girl needs to survive.
The Shaving Cream To End All Shaving CreamsIt's called Coochy Cream, and it works on more than just your pubes, even though that's what it's mainly intended for. If you're a pube-shaver, this goes on like a conditioner, as it doesn't really lather up like a lot of shaving creams do. It keeps your skin happy and smooth, reduces irritation, and smells amazing. It's gentle enough for sensitive skin and moisturizes enough for you to also use it as a hair conditioner. The key to having a healthy pube area is keeping the skin and hair happy and healthy, and this does both.Buy it here for $20
The Pubic Hair Care Product We All NeedYeah, it's called Fur Oil, and it is what it sounds like. The sisters who created this line of two complimentary oils saw how poorly girls treated their pubic hair, regardless of what they decided to do to it, so they made Fur Oil (with its chic af packaging). One of the oils is for your pubes - it keeps the hair super soft and nourished. The other oil is for your skin if you choose to remove pubes, to keep the skin moisturized and soften any stubble. And none of it leaves weird greasy marks on your clothes! Absorbs right up and smells amazing. Buy it here for $39
The Red Bump Eraser To Keep You SmoothNo matter what, if you remove hair from anywhere, you run the risk of red bumps and ingrown hairs. Thankfully, you can get a stack of pads that buff those bad boys away. And it works anywhere you shave! It reduces the appearance of those hair removal mishaps, no matter what your method: shaving, waxing, creams, whatever, because the goal is to be smooth, not trade hair for a visible skin problem. Buy it here for $9.99
Because We Have All Thought About Dying Our PubesOkay, go with me on this one. This doesn't have to be as weird as it sounds. If you dye your hair anyway, it's not that far of a leap to dye your pubes, if you keep them. Wouldn't it be cool to dye it to match? Or dye it for fun? Yeah, hair dyes can be full of chemicals, but these dyes are so gentle you can use it on your eyebrows, so you're in the clear. You don't need it to survive, but you might need it if you want to have a little fun.Buy it here for $8.29
A Bikini Trimmer That Will Keep Everything In LineIf you keep your pubic hair hanging around, but you want to keep it in check, a battery powered trimmer is going to save your life so you aren't wielding scissors around your most sensitive areas. Even if you're pro-bush, you might want to keep the hair down there neat and well groomed anyway. Yeah, it looks like a buzzer you use on short hair, but as someone who owns one, this doesn't hurt. Adjust to how long you want your hair, including just shaving it all off, and get going. Buy it here for $24.99
If Razor Blades And Wax Scare You, There's Always NairThe most widely used at-home depilatory cream comes in a pubic hair formula for girls who get nervous shaving down there or don't want to deal with the pain of waxing... so basically everybody. Depilatory creams are essentially giving yourself a very careful DIY chemical burn to get rid of hair, but it lasts longer than shaving, so be mindful and wash it off when instructed so you don't burn your skin off and you should be good to go.Buy it here for $3.68
Then There's Always Good Ol' Fashioned Coconut OilYou can get this at your local grocery store and it's good for so much more than cooking. Not only does it soothe irritated skin, but it prevents bacterial growth and softens the hair that remains. So, picking at an ingrown hair is less painful and your new, exposed skin is less susceptible to infection. Pubic hair is biologically designed to do that for you, so now that the hair's gone, you need a second line of defense, right? It sounds weird, but coconut oil really does the trick. Source: iStock
Which of these products do you already use? Are you going to buy some right now? Do you have new recs? Let us know in the comments!
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