Yes, this is a post about pubes. I know, not very lady-like of me. It’s just that we all have it and don’t want it. So, why not talk about it, right? Oh, but then there’s also facial hair. Ugh. I’ve decided that women were given two choices before coming to earth, “You can either have too much hair or not enough. Take your pick.” I surely picked “too much.” Maybe I’ll do a post for those who chose “not enough” another time. 🙂
Humans are hairy, that’s just how it goes. American society says hair is icky on women’s bodies, so we’ve got a problem on our hands. Either look like a monkey-freak or give in to the pressure…I’ve given in. Although, monkeys ARE insanely cute. But, while I’m speaking of society, I have a few things to say to it’s face.
Back to unwanted hair…I’ve done my research, and here are the top-rated/reviewed hair removal products to spruce you up:
You could wax “down there,” Bic-it, OR go with reviewers, who love the Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer. Sounds a lot more pleasant to me. There’s a guide that lets you choose the length you want hair trimmed to (mostly bare or lots there) and it’s a nice small size to easily maneuver. No more ingrown hairs and irritation! (Sorry, grandpa. But, this IS a blog for women.)
Speaking of ingrown hairs and irritation, you have to try Tend Skin! The bottle is a little pricey, $15 bucks for 8 oz., but it is said to last a long time and be totally worth it. You just apply it after shaving in any place that is usually irritated (bikini line, armpits, etc.) It’s also great for men’s faces. An “Or so she says…” reader also recommends Doterra’s Melalueca Oil (also known as tea tree oil) for instant shaving relief. $20.
Sometimes a quick, dry leg shave would be so convenient. You’re not necessarily going for baby-bum-smooth, but a hairless look to get you by. This Panasonic Close Curves Wet/Dry Shaver is the top choice for that. Reviewers love it for avoiding razor burn and cuts, it’s great for sensitive skin. They recommend it primarily for leg hair and using it when you’re dry. It’s only $29. For a few dollars less, there is an older version that also gets good reviews, but this one is favored for it’s pivoting head and sharper blades.
Sheesh! Panasonic is the clear winner when it comes to powered razors. Their Pivoting Head Facial Trimmer is the top pick for any facial hair nuisance. It works great for trimming up eyebrows, eliminating peach fuzz, and hair on your upper lip. And, let’s just get this out there…it has been proven ‘false’ that shaving makes hair grow thicker and darker. So, if waxing and tweezing isn’t for you, by all means…just shave it off or better yet, join the 21st century and get the epilator. I know, so taboo. Don’t tell society. Beauty is supposed to be painful. But, if it doesn’t have to be, why make it that way? It doesn’t make your face feel rough like a man’s because your typically not dealing with whiskers. $17
If you can’t bear the thought of something battery powered near your face and you would much rather pull the hairs out, try threading. I hear great things about this technique and I’m totally trying it. You have this little springy tool that you bend onto any hairs, give a little twist and whimper, and several hairs are plucked at once! The top rated threading tool is the R.e.m. Spring Sprong. The reviewers have lots of tips, so be sure to check them out on Amazon.
When it comes to reviews on manual razors, for super smooth skin, it’s a toss up. Gilette’s Venus Embrace is the prettiest razor on the block. It gets lots of great reviews! But, its main contender is the Schick Quattro Pro for Women, raved about in several beauty/fashion magazines. Reviewers say it’s the closest shave you can get from any razor! I think I’ll try them both, at some point.
As far as shaving creams go, Coochy is super great! Reviewers love that it leaves your skin so soft and wards off any rash or irritation. This is a favorite product that is usually sold at those “Romance Parties” in your neighborhood. But, luckily you can just buy it on Amazon. For a natural, paraben free, lather-less shaving cream, you might want to try Alba Botanica’s Moisturizing Shave Cream. It’s tricky to see where you shaved, because it goes on clear. But, reviewers love how soft it leaves your skin and how little you have to use. I’ve seen Alba Botanica products sold at Wal-Mart.
The best tweezers?? Hands down, Tweezerman.
If you’re not completely bald after this post, I give up! Please share your favorite ways and products that you use to remove unwanted hair!