Shaving around the bikini line is a sensitive activity. It requires a lot of patience, steady hand, good light, and most importantly, a sharp razor. Electric razors have their pros and cons. They have very sharp blades and allow you to go over the area easily and steadily.
Of course, electric razors have their own downsides. For starters, they give you less control over the blades. With that in mind, using an electric razor to shave the bikini line is not an easy task. In fact, it can be quite challenging.
Many of the preparation rules for shaving the bikini line apply for using an electric razor as well. With that in mind, with some advices from WildAboutBeauty, today, we will talk about how to shave your bikini line with an electric razor.
Prepare your skin
Preparation is the key to success. First and foremost, if you have long hair, you have to trim it with sharp scissors before shaving with an electric razor. Pubic hair can grow as long as 2 inches long and can clog up the razor. You have to be careful. Cut off the hair as close to your skin as possible. After that, you can shave it.
Once you trim your hair, you need to prepare the skin for shaving. Soak in a hot bath for a couple of minutes. This will open up your pores, soften your skin, and make it easier for the razor to glide and remove the remaining hair.
Shaving the bikini area
Now that you are ready to shave, apply shaving cream to the area. There are different types of shaving cream, but the best is a gel with lubricant. The lubricating gel will allow the razor to remove hair while minimizing irritation to your sensitive area. Spend some extra bucks on a quality lubricating gel, and your skin will thank you.
To shave the area, pull the skin around the bikini line taut. Run the electric razor over the area. Start at the outside of the hairline. Shave downward, in the direction of hair growth. This will help you prevent and avoid ingrown hairs.
Shave a small portion, and then check if you need to remove hair close to the genital area. Remember, do not press down too hard. You do not want to flatten the hair and make it harder to remove. Press just lightly and let the electric razor get the job done.
Once you are done with shaving, get in the shower again. Wash the area thoroughly with warm water, and then apply baby oil to keep the skin soft. Baby oil will also prevent red and dry rash and irritation. Try to find baby oil with aloe vera for extra smoothness.
Most women nowadays go for the full Brazilian bikini line. But there are other styles. If you are considering shaving the pubic area, it is nice to think about a style you want to achieve.
Here are the three most common:
Hollywood, or Brazilian, when all hair is removed, and the area is as smooth as a baby’s butt
Stencil is when the remaining hair forms a shape or a design, for example, heart
Strip, a strip of hair runs from the top of the vulva to the bikini line
Extra tips for bumps-free shaving
If you follow the guidelines for how to shave bikini line with an electric razor, you should be just fine. However, there are still some tips that can help you get the desired result.
Here are some.
Buy an electric razor designed for shaving the bikini line
Shave more often to avoid rashes from the razor
Remember, razors are effective only when removing hair less than a quarter of an inch long
Do not drag the cutting blade repeatedly over the skin, or you will irritate it
Place the blade surface flat against the skin
Pull the razor horizontally across the surface
For the difficult-to-reach areas like between the legs, use the one leg up approach
If you want to make sure everything is going smoothly, use a hand mirror to check the results down there