Grooming is an important part of any person's life, and it's especially important to women. Grooming female body hair is a pesky fact of life that no one likes to deal with, but a necessary evil nonetheless. There are many ways in how to groom female body hair, some more painful than others.
- Shaving: In order to get the sought-after "perfect shave", you need to prepare accordingly. The first step in a successful shave is to make sure you have saturated the area with warm water, preferably letting it soak. Then, with a wash cloth or loofah, exfoliate the area to be shaved. This leaves the skin surface smooth and ready for the razor. Next comes the main event. Make sure that you use a moisturizing shaving cream or shower gel. Some people recommend shaving with the growth of the hair, but others will say to shave against. This decision is totally up to you; in some cases it may be less painful to shave with the hair. After shaving, it is important to use a moisturizer so your skin will be left silky soft.
- Waxing: Waxing is one of the more painful options for grooming the female body. This is best left to a professional, but if you do decide to do it at home, make sure you thoroughly prepare yourself. First, you need to ensure the area is clean and free of lotions and oil. Some people do like to use a thin layer of a topical numbing lotion to take the sting out of waxing; this is fine, but too much lotion can interfere with the waxing process. Next, the wax is applied in the direction of the hair growth. Muslin strips are usually used by applying them on top of the wax and rubbing them hard once or twice to seal the strip against the skin. To remove the hair, hold the skin taut and pull the strip quickly, against the hair growth. If there is any wax left on the skin, a little baby oil should remove the remnants.
- Depilatories: Depilatories have come a long way in the past decade or so. Gone are the days of harsh smelling chemicals and burning sensations. Depilatories now better-smelling and much easier to use. Most are applied and left on for approximately ten minutes. They are then rinsed off, taking any body hair with them. There are different formulations, for sensitive or normal skin, and for dark, coarse hair. Make sure that you perform the recommended allergy test before using depilatories to groom your female body hair. You would not want an uncomfortable rash or worse.