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Home Pubic Hair Removal Methods: Safe And Effective!

The pubic region is one of the most sensitive parts of the body and extreme care must be taken while grooming the area. Read on to know why and how.

Written by Shilpa Jayan

On Jan 24, 2023 – 8 minutes read


Since you are here, let me ask you this first. Have you ever wondered why you have pubic hair in the first place? Well in case you didn’t know, let me make it simple for you. The first thing that you should understand about your pubes is that there is a reason why they are where they are. Your pubic hair, your bush, your fluff, or whatever cutesy name you have for it, is the body’s protection mechanism from bacteria and other harmful situations. Pubic hair acts like a filter or a sieve that eliminates the bad stuff from entering your vagina. Trust me, it is best to have the mane during sex as it reduces friction. 

But excessive hair growth can be unhygienic as it can lead to sweating and discomfort.  A quick trim before your period is always a great idea!

Safest Home Pubic Hair Removal Methods!

The pubic area is one of the most sensitive parts of your body. So extreme care and hygiene are crucial for home pubic hair removal methods. A little carelessness with the blade can cause cuts that can turn infectious, and expired wax can cause fungal infections such as fungal acne; there are many ways that this can go wrong. So, choosing your weapon wisely is very important.

Safest Home Pubic Hair Removal Methods

Anyhow, your reasons to remove your pubic hair at home can be plenty. It could be sexual, discomfort, or may you just want to flaunt your body in that sexy bikini you got! Whatever it may be, there shouldn’t be any compulsion whatsoever. What you do with your body is a personal choice. Whether it’s the smooth and soft or the trimmed or the bushy look you want, it’s all a personal preference. 

Now that all that preaching is done, let us get into why you are actually here. LOL. 

How To Remove Pubic Hair Permanently At Home?

Let me rephrase that question first. ‘Can’ you remove pubic hair ‘permanently’ at home? I apologize for the disappointment. for The straight and simple answer is No, you cannot. There are multiple ways of removing pubic hair at home but none of them are permanent. Unless you have an underlying medical condition, hair always grows back. Shaving, waxing, or even laser cannot permanently stop hair growth in any part of your body, let alone, your pubes. Don’t be disheartened by this fact because regularly growing hair is a very normal phenomenon(1). 

But since you asked, here are the safest and most hygienic hair removal techniques that are completely safe to practice at home and sustainable as well. 

Trimming With An Intimate Area Trimmer

Trimming is the best solution to mowing your bush and this is the one that we recommend to you without any thought. It is one of the safe and hygienic home pubic hair removal methods. Periodic trimming of your pubes can keep them in place, just the way you like it. You may use scissors but we recommend a trimmer since it is much safer. 

How To Remove Pubic Hair Permanently At Home?

Here is how to do it : 

  1. Sanitize your scissors or the trimmer head. 
  2. Make sure your pubes are cent percent dry. 
  3. Hold a small bunch of hair and cut a little away from the skin. You may go all the way in while using a trimmer. 
  4. Continue until you are happy with the look. 
  5. Clean your tools and your pubes. 

Home Pubic Hair Removal Methods: Shaving

This is one of our favorite way of home pubic hair removal methods. It is easier than using scissors but the chances of getting cuts leading to infections are high. So, you need to be extra careful. Pair it with a good shaving cream and you are good to start. 

Shaving to remove pubic hair
  1. Make sure your razor is rust-free and new. 
  2. Apply a sufficient amount of shaving cream to the area and lather it well. 
  3. Hold the skin tight and start shaving in the direction of hair growth. 
  4. Rinse the razor well after every two/three swipe. 
  5. Wash the area well after shaving and apply 100% aloe vera gel. Keep the razor clean and dry. 


Waxing can be highly painful but then again, the pain tolerance can vary from person to person. The thicker the hair, the more the pain. Depending upon the sensitivity of the skin, it can cause irritation as well. But if you want a very clean and silky smooth finish, waxing is your way to go. We do recommend a patch test before you do these home pubic hair removal methods. 

Waxing to remove pubic hair

Here is how you can wax yourself : 

  1. Exfoliate the area a day before to prevent ingrowths. Use a scrub.
  2. Trim the hair to a length of about 0.6cm.
  3. Use at-home cold wax strips
  4. Wash and dry the area completely. Apply some baby powder to absorb leftover moisture.
  5. Warm the wax strips between your palms. 
  6. Stretch your skin (very important)
  7. Stick, Rub and Pull against the direction of hair growth. 

What Are The Medical Hair Removal Methods?

Medical hair removal can slow down the hair-growing back process as they tend to weaken the hair follicles. They can last longer and you can be carefree for a long time. But if you are going for this, before consultation, do your research and find someone who has experience in the field. Talk to people who have done it for a better understanding as well.

Some of the most popular medical hair removal methods are as follows : 

Laser Hair Removal 

In this process, the doctor uses a laser on your bare skin and this concentrated light weakens the hair follicle. You will have to have more than one session depending on the thickness of the hair. With each session, the follicle weakens and that will stop the hair from growing back. 

What Are The Medical Hair Removal Methods?


This is very much similar to laser removal but the device here is called an epilator. The epilator sends radio frequencies to damage the hair follicle. The electrolysis method is similar to laser removal but uses a device called an epilator to send radio frequencies into the skin to damage hair follicles. It can only damage one follicle at a time and can be more painful than lasers but is very much cheaper than laser hair removal(2). 

What Are The Side Effects Of Home Pubic Hair Removal Methods?

The smooth and lovely finish of a fresh at-home shave/wax is not long-lasting. It will lose its charm before you know it. The aftermath of home pubic hair removal methods may not be as pretty as your lovely glowy smooth skin. 

Some of the side effects of bodyscaping are

  • Ingrown hairs 
  • Itchiness
  • Redness and irritation
  • Allergic reactions from wax, gels, or creams
  • Inflammation 
  • Cuts or scrapes leading to infections
  • Immune system reactions 
  • Folliculitis 

Tips For Safe And Hygienic Pubic Hair Removal At Home!

Removing unwanted hair from your pubic region can cause irritation that can lead to a lot of infections. So, extra care must be taken while dealing with anything related to your pubes. So, here are some tips to do a safe and hygienic pubic hair removal : 

  • Exfoliate the area a day before with a scrub.
  • Keep a scissor/trimmer exclusively for your pubes at all times. 
  • Use a fresh blade every time. 
  • Keep the razor/trimmer/scissor clean and dry at all times.
  • Use shaving cream while shaving. 
  • Clean the area well after the pubic hair removal and then pat dry with a towel.
  • Moisturize the area with aloe vera gel after shaving or waxing. 
  • While using wax or hair removal creams, do a patch test before going with it all the way. 
  • Be careful with the blade. Don’t go very close to the skin. 
  • Remove excess moisture before waxing using some baby powder. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. What is the best way to remove pubic hair for females?

Having tried all the options for hair removal throughout the years, the best way to remove pubic hair is trimming with an intimate area trimmer. But then again, it’s all different for different people. Do your trial and error and find what’s easiest for you and what works best for you. 

2. What is the healthiest way to remove pubic hair?

The healthiest way to remove pubic hair is by trimming or shaving. Even though the result is not so long-lasting, these are the safest methods of hair removal at home. This is because waxing can lead to ingrown hairs which can be painful or infectious. So, especially if you have sensitive skin, shaving or trimming is your way to go. 

3. Is removing pubic hair healthy?

Pubic hair is very important for your intimate hygiene. They protect you by stopping harmful bacteria from entering the body. But if the hair grows too much, it can cause excessive sweating, discomfort, and infection, especially during periods. So, it is healthy to remove your pubes once in a while. But don’t go for complete mowing.

4. What is the most painless way to remove pubic hair?

The most painless way is of course a trim or a shave. All the other methods of hair removal may be long-lasting but are painful since it more or less involves the skin and the hair follicles. Then again, your tolerance to pain is all variable. So, if you want a smoother finish, do opt for a wax or laser. Do a patch test and see how it works for you in terms of pain, irritation, and result.

Pubic hair is the body’s protective mechanism against harmful bacteria and hence completely removing it is not the right way to go. Try to opt for ways that cause the least irritation as they can lead to severe infections down there using these home pubic hair removal methods.  

While men flaunt their body hair without any care in the world, women look up to the high beauty standards set by fashion magazines and models and try to imitate exactly that. There is nothing wrong with that. But there is nothing wrong with breaking the stereotype either. Make sure your choices are not forced on you. Do it if it boosts your confidence, do it for yourself. 

  1. Informa UK Limited. (2023). Efficacy of lasers and light sources in long-term hair reduction: a systematic review. (Online). Available at
  2. American Academy of Dermatology Association. (2023). 7 WAYS TO REMOVE UNWANTED HAIR. (Online). Available at

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Hey you! I am Shilpa and I am a lover of words – sugar, spice, and all things nice! I read and write about and for women, men, art, relationships, and emotions. An old school by heart, I love the art of writing. I love sharing my personal experiments with travel, skincare, food, fashion, and life in general.

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