Before anything else, let's get this straight: Your pubes, your business. The only reason you should groom them a certain way is if it makes you feel good about your body. There is also no proof that going hairless is more hygienic or beautiful, or whatever society made you believe. We're all for a full bush if that's your jam.
But if you prefer the "middle ground" of pubic hair grooming—not too bushy, not too bare—we have the perfect solution for you! It's time to make your life easier by ditching those scissors (ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN, tbh) and investing in trusty electric razors to trim your bikini area.
An electric razor is great as a waxing or full-on shaving alternative for the following reasons:
You can control the length of the hair all throughout the vulva or genital area.
Because pubic hair is not that *~long*~, trimming it with scissors is particularly tough—you either have to get small sections with your fingers, or grab a small comb to cut the hair uniformly. With an electric razor, you can use the interchangeable click-on "combs" based on the hair length you want. There are also variants that have those built-in, so you just need to adjust accordingly.Continue reading below ↓Continue reading below ↓Recommended Videos
Tip: Prep your pubic hair by making sure you're newly washed and dry down there. It's best to do it right after a shower, so your skin is soft and the razor comb glides smoothly. Make sure you have a handheld mirror with you to check if you covered all surfaces!Continue reading below ↓
Panasonic Electric Shaver for Women, P4,050, Shopee
The "combs" or trimming attachments it comes with will prevent shaving too close, which can lead to accidental cuts(!) and ingrown hair.
When using an electric razor, it's best to aim for a nicely trimmed bush instead of removing all the hair. With the comb attached to the razor, you can effortlessly shave the pubic hair on your labia without accidentally cutting yourself. The comb acts as a barrier between the sharp blade and your skin, so you won't have to worry at all. Yes, even if you press down!
Tip: Sit on the toilet bowl so the hairs fall down the toilet while you're trimming. This way, you can really spread your legs to get into hard-to-reach areas. P.S. Don't be afraid to ~*move things around*~ down there!Continue reading below ↓
Philips Bikini Genie Bikini Trimmer BRT382/60, P3,133, Lazada
Most electric razor blades and combs are detachable and washable!
Always sanitize the blade and comb BEFORE and AFTER shaving. You're using it on an extremely sensitive area, so you want that contraption to be as clean as possible.
Tip: Dry the razor comb and razor thoroughly before storing to prevent bacteria from breeding on a still-wet blade.Continue reading below ↓
Braun Silk-épil 3-in-1 Trimmer & Bikini Styler, P1,895, Lazada
Because it's so effortless to use, you can do it as often as you want.
There's no major prep or planning needed, so you can easily incorporate it into your routine anytime you want to. Some do it once a week, others once a month. We recommend trimming your bikini area a few days before you're expecting your period, so wearing a napkin or tampon will be more comfortable (no itchiness, no messy cleanups!).Continue reading below ↓
Schick Quattro Women Trim Style, P487, Watsons
Tip: After trimming, wash your vulva with water and pat dry. You're pretty much done at this point, unless you want to use some baby oil or pubic hair oil to keep your skin moisturized.
No waxing? No problem! Because going to your favorite waxing salon during the pandemic is not a possibility, having a painless and hassle-free bikini area routine is a must. Unless of course, you want to do a Kourtney Kardashian and wax your pubes yourself! (Uh, no thanks!)