Your guide to male pubic hair removal
Both men and women have their own rituals and routines when it comes to upkeeping their appearance, and this is especially true regarding their genital area.
More men are opting for professional pubic hair removal methods and are seeking ways to stretch that time in-between shaves for a long as possible. Some are even seeing permanent hair removal as a long-term investment: one that saves time, avoids razor burn, ingrown hairs and shaving rash.
Others see male pubic hair removal as a way to increase sensitivity and sensation during sex, or even as an opportunity to improve the odour of their genital area, as pubic hair traps sweat, oil and bacteria – it is no wonder a smoother look can improve freshness.
Some men choose to remove their pubic hair to meet their own, or their partners, aesthetic preferences.
Traditional Pubic Hair Removal Methods
When it comes to hair removal methods, there are many options available to choose from and each will depend on your preference and desired outcome.
The most traditional methods of pubic hair removal are shaving and trimming – where there are many tools to facilitate the sculpting, contouring and altering of your genital area. These methods are relatively low risk, unless you accidentally nip the skin or forget to use shaving cream, and act as a fast, temporary way of removing any unwanted pubic hair.
If you shave regularly, always moisturise and exfoliate for a couple of days afterwards to rehydrate the shaved area, maintain softness and prevent ingrown hairs.
Waxing is also another manual, at-home treatment for male pubic hair removal and although it will last longer than shaving, it is the more painful option that requires correct technique to be truly effective. The risk of wax burn and irritation is also higher if the waxing isn’t done in the right way.
How to Remove Pubic Hair Without Shaving or Waxing
If you’re looking for a way to remove male pubic hair without shaving or waxing, you could try hair removal cream – one that is formulated especially for the genital area and effective on your hair colour. This, however, would not be the best option for someone with sensitive skin.
There are multiple professional treatments available which would suit somebody looking for permanent pubic hair removal with a less painful procedure and visible results.
Our most popular hair removal methods all involve light and heat energy to target the hair follicles and prevent future growth. These treatments are:
- Laser Hair Removal: to directly target the individual hairs; suitable for all skin types
- IPL: to target broader areas of skin; limited to paler skin tones
- Electrolysis: for removing any unwanted fine, light hair
Best Way to Remove Male Pubic Hair Permanently
For permanent male pubic hair removal, we recommend Laser Hair Removal which can be used as a way to achieve your desired sculpt – whether you want to subtly contour or impress with a full Brazilian – LHR guarantees long-lasting results.
What makes laser treatment the most effective procedure when it comes to pubic hair removal, is the combination of both technology and knowledge of hair growth patterns. Our practitioners will expertly identify which stage your hair is in and modify your sessions to coincide with when the hair will be most responsive to the laser.
The hair growth cycle
Our experts seek to perform the treatments during the Anagen phase of the hair growth cycle as this when the hair follicle is actively growing and most pigmented which will produce the best results. The hand-held device used during the treatment is kind to the sensitive skin around the pubic area and can be an effective removal method for any dark, highly pigmented hair.
How Much Does Pubic Laser Hair Removal Cost?
Our great value options give you the flexibility and control to design your own treatment path depending on what would most meet your hair removal goals.
Have a look here for our comprehensive hair removal price guide.
How to Remove Ingrown Pubic Hair
Pubic hair is often coarse and curly, which increases the likelihood of developing ingrown hairs. This is often the result of manual hair removal methods like shaving.
As the genital area is sensitive, ingrown hairs in this region can be very painful and are best prevented by avoiding shaving for a couple of days. If your ingrown hair gets infected, it is best to not attempt to remove the hair. Instead, use an anti-septic cream and ask your pharmacist for advice.
If you cannot see the ingrown area protruding from the skin’s surface, wait a few days whilst the hair grows. If you can see the ingrown hair, and it is not infected, apply warm water to the area first and use a tweezer to free the trapped hair in one quick movement.
Do not continue to pick out the hair as, if done correctly, the whole follicle would have already become loose. Wash the area afterwards and keep clean until the raised area heals completely.
To prevent further ingrown hairs, we recommend always shaving with shaving cream, changing your razor head regularly and moisturising afterwards to prevent irritation and razor burn. If ingrown hairs remain, discontinue traditional hair removal methods and switch to professional ones, such as Laser Hair Removal.
Key things to remember
- Grooming habits are nothing to be embarrassed about
- Removing pubic hair can increase sexual sensation, improve odour and improve the appearance of your genital area
- Laser Hair Removal is a very effective hair removal solution that will last for a very long time. It doesn’t cause ingrown hairs, razor burn and is suitable for sensitive skin and most hair types
- Shaving and trimming are only temporary solutions to hair removal and are time consuming
- Laser Hair Removal is an investment for smoother, hair-free skin
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