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A 32-year-old member asked:

I am prone to get razor bumps and ingrown hairs when i shave down there. how often should i shave and how should i do it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Insure that you use: Fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Don't shave too often.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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However, if you have ingrown hairs even good shaving technique may not do the trick - consider not shaving your pubic area anymore and consult with a dermatologist.
Dec 21, 2013
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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