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are there good ways to prevent ingrown hairs and the itching from shaving pubic hair?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Laser Hair Removal: Have laser hair removal and then you won't have to shave any more.
Answered on May 23, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.
Answered on May 23, 2015

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