Brazilian Shave – The Number 1 Sensation
Brazilian bikini and hollywood waxes may be highly chic right now, but many people have actually been shaving their pubic hair for years. A Brazilian bikini shave involves shaving all the hair from the pubic area and leaving the entire area bare. It is a good technique for women who crave the look of a Brazilian wax but who hate the thought of going into the salon for such a private (and sometimes pricey) process. It is also ideal for women who like to wear skimpy underwear and don’t want to worry about their bikini line showing. With this method, there is no bikini line to worry about!
What do I need to know before I start Brazilian Shaving?
- Brazilian shaving needs to be done very carefully and with a good razor, especially since cuts around the pubic area hurt very much and take a lot longer to heal. If you want to give yourself a Brazilian shave, you need to remember that pubic hairs are much coarser and tend to be curlier than hair on the rest of the body. This makes shaving more difficult and makes ingrown hairs very possible.
- You should begin a Brazilian shave by trimming as much of your hair as you can, getting as close to the skin as your (without cutting yourself!). This does two things: First, it makes the hairs easier to shave. Secondly, it allows you to see what you are doing as you shave.
- You will need to gather a large mirror, a good razor (a disposable that has been used once works best), plenty of moisturizing shaving cream or foam, and a clean washcloth.
How do I give myself a Brazilian Shave?
Begin by setting up the mirror so that you can see what you are shaving. Next, soak in a very warm bath or shower for at least five or ten minutes. Soak the washcloth in hot water (as hot as you can stand it) and apply it over the entire pubic area for a few minutes to soften the hairs further. Apply a generous amount of shaving cream, and start shaving in the direction your hair grows, starting at the top of your pubic hair and working downwards. If you need to go over an area more than once, apply more shaving cream, but avoid going over any area more than twice, because you will get cuts. To get at all the side hairs, you will need to lean way back and keep your legs apart. You will also need to pull the skin taut as you shave to keep the skin from moving and to provide you with a smooth surface. If you are giving yourself a Brazilian shave for the first time, you may need to give yourself two sessions to get the area perfectly smooth. After you are done shaving, rinse the area in cool water and wear loose fitting cotton underwear (or no underwear at all, if you are headed to bed) to give your skin a chance to rest.
Is there anything else I should know?
Once you start to shave your hair this way, you will have to keep shaving in order to avoid painful stubble. The first time you shave, you may find the area gets very red and irritated. Stop shaving until it heals then shave again. With time, you will see less redness and eventually you will be able to achieve a perfectly smooth shave.
Brazilian shaving is your no 1 sensation … just feel that fresh air as you walk on by!
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