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    I've never shaved down below before and don't really know how much to shave or what to shave with? (i have a razor and epilator?) Really, I just need to stop any from showing when wearing a bikini or knickers. Sorry about too much detail but it's quite bushy...7-8cm ish? Please help.
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    DON'T USE AN EPILATOR!! It will hurt so much, spesh if it's your first time, ahem..trimming, down there. If you only want to get rid of the general volume, used nail scissors maybe? If you use a razor, be really careful, shave along the direction of growth (i.e. downwards, not what you'd do when shaving your legs) or you'll get nasty ingrown hairs... Everyone's different when it comes to "hair down there" so only do what feels okay to you.

    Above all, be super-duper extra careful when using any sharp object!!
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    For your first time maybe use veet hair removal cream and then later on get it waxed or shave it


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    Before you do start shaving, use scissors to trim the hair first! It's way too long to shave right away!
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    (Original post by christyjane)
    DON'T USE AN EPILATOR!! It will hurt so much, spesh if it's your first time, ahem..trimming, down there. If you only want to get rid of the general volume, used nail scissors maybe? If you use a razor, be really careful, shave along the direction of growth (i.e. downwards, not what you'd do when shaving your legs) or you'll get nasty ingrown hairs... Everyone's different when it comes to "hair down there" so only do what feels okay to you.

    Above all, be super-duper extra careful when using any sharp object!!
    I got an epilator for the first time last week, and was in a lot of pain using it on my lower legs to the extent that it took me several hours to do the whole things as I had to keep going back to them. I decided to try out the bikini line, and just about managed to stand it, so I thought I may as well see what it felt like on the bikini area. If you want lasting results then it may be worth TRYING, although I will warn it's not nice at all. Use an electric razor (if you have one) to go over the area first to make sure the hairs are short.. this stops them getting tangled in the epilator. Then try a tiny bit to see what it's like. It will hurt, but if it gives you a smooth result for three weeks without having to bare all to a beauty therapist (yes, that's what worries me, not the pain of waxing) then I think it might be worth it. I'm doing it a bit at a time though, and then kind of hoping that it doesn't ALL grow back so it won't be as painful next time.
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    Hi!
    I shave on a regular basis and have done since I was about 14. I do a 'landing strip' this is where the hair covers only the top of the vagina in a straight line about 2-3 cm thick.
    Always trim the hair (very carefully) before you start with the razor, that way you can see more of what your doing and long hair can catch in a razor. When you've done that you can decide what hair you want to get rid of. The trick is to keep the skin nice and tight, I do this by using all 4 fingers of the hand not holding the razor and pull the skin im the oppisite direction to the direction your shaving in. When going further round (or down, what ever you like) i normally squat as this will automatically stretch the skin abit and make sure there are not skin 'folds' that you can nique with a razor.
    Take your time and like I said KEEP THE KIN TIGHT that really is very important!
 
 
 
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