Your guide to women’s pubic hair removal
Redefining and keeping the bikini line area neat is time consuming and, more often than not, an effort. There are many at-home methods to remove pubic hair but they can never guarantee long term smoothness or put a stop to pesky side effects like ingrown hairs and razor burn.
This is going to be your definitive guide on how to remove pubic hair, outlining the many at-home treatments you may live by but also encourage you to try something a little more permanent.
How to remove female pubic hair
The classic, manual ways to remove pubic hair, such as shaving, waxing and hair removal cream are firm favourites – they are convenient, suitable for most skin types and produce instant results.
While they may delay the hair growth process, the downside to these kind of hair removal methods is that thicker regrowth is unavoidable, as the form of the hair follicles remain unchanged. Permanent pubic hair removal cannot be achieved through these means.
Shaving the area is the most common form of at-home pubic hair removal and shaving has its benefits – mainly that it is fast and painless. Some side effects can be razor burn, razor rash and ingrown hairs which can be tender and make the area more sensitive than usual.
To avoid this, it is best to also use a shaving cream or a cooling shave gel for less irritation. Moisturising after shaving is also important as it helps to restore any moisture lost during the process and can keep the shaved area soft for longer.
Hair removal creams are also an option, but perhaps not the best way to remove pubic hair for women as even the ones that are sensitively formulated can still irritate the delicate pubic area.
Waxing can be performed at home too and lasts longer than shaving, however it is the more painful option and when done incorrectly, can cause injury, infections and burns.
Plucking, although less common for the bikini line, could be an option as well. It is not as convenient as waxing or shaving and potentially more painful – but when done correctly – you could see hair regrowth after 2-6 weeks.
If you are looking for permanent pubic hair removal there are a variety of professional treatments that can produce long term results and permanently alter hair growth, with regrowth coming back fairer, lighter and less coarse than before.
Best way to remove pubic hair for women
For permanent pubic hair removal, the most effective and extremely safe treatment paths are:
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal works to permanently remove pubic hair and radically alters the hair growth environment to reduce future hair follicles from returning to the treated area.
Laser treatments work by using heat energy to damage the hair follicle and discourage further growth. The hand-held device emits a concentrated light beam to the area where it targets the hair’s pigment – perfect for the dark, coarse hair found on the pubic area.
This could be a tool for long-term shaping and bikini line management as well as for permanent Brazilian hair removal.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
This is a versatile skin treatment used as a hair removal method. It can also be used to reduce pigmentation, sun exposure, scars and rebalance any unevenness in skin tone. It works in a similar way to Laser Hair Removal but instead of removing hair using heat energy, it uses pulses of intense light beams to target the hair follicles.
Unlike Laser Hair Removal, IPL is less focused and uses a broad-spectrum light to penetrate the skin’s surface. This kind of treatment may not be suitable for use on darker skin tones as it can lead to the skin becoming darker or lighter than usual. This side effect is called hyperpigmentation/hypopigmentation depending on your skin type.
Electrolysis is similar to the treatments above. Yet, instead of using heat or light energy, the treatment works to deliver an electrical current through a probe to remove pubic hair. Every individual hair is targeted to guarantee thoroughness and minimal hair growth on the bikini line. It is more suitable for fairer skin types and light coloured hair.
Bikini Laser Hair Removal
Bikini Laser Hair Removal remains one of our most popular options for permanent hair removal and has minimal side effects. Laser Hair Removal is a short term commitment for long term convivence as once your course of treatments is complete you can expect significant results – with a reduction of up to 90%.
For bikini line laser hair removal before and after pictures, visit our treatment page.
Key things to remember
- Professional treatments gives you long-term results without rashes, razor burn and ingrown hairs
- Laser Hair Removal is safe to use on the delicate, sensitive areas of the body
- Manual hair removal methods, like shaving and waxing, mean hair grows back thicker than before
- Bikini Laser Hair Removal can be used as a way to shorten your beauty regime and works to sculpt and define your pubic area in any style you wish
For more information, read our Q&A guide on laser hair removal.