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Pubic hair + leotard help

I do gymnastics and have lots of competitions coming up in the next few weeks/months where I have to compete in just a leotard, no shorts are allowed. When I shave down there, I often goes red and a bit spotty. I'm not sure if this is due to ingrown hairs or just shaving rash. Obviously, this is not a good look in just a leotard. I use a men's razor as I think these are generally better. How can I get rid of the spots/redness and prevent it coming back (without stopping shaving). I don't really want to have to buy lots of expensive shaving products either. Any suggestions please???
Original post by Anonymous
I do gymnastics and have lots of competitions coming up in the next few weeks/months where I have to compete in just a leotard, no shorts are allowed. When I shave down there, I often goes red and a bit spotty. I'm not sure if this is due to ingrown hairs or just shaving rash. Obviously, this is not a good look in just a leotard. I use a men's razor as I think these are generally better. How can I get rid of the spots/redness and prevent it coming back (without stopping shaving). I don't really want to have to buy lots of expensive shaving products either. Any suggestions please???


I had the same issue when I did ballet - I started using Gillette satin care sensitive skin shave gel which worked for me. I have also heard that non-scented moisturiser is good but I personally haven't tried it :smile: Good luck!!
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Original post by Anonymous
I had the same issue when I did ballet - I started using Gillette satin care sensitive skin shave gel which worked for me. I have also heard that non-scented moisturiser is good but I personally haven't tried it :smile: Good luck!!


I got than shave gel and it has helped loads. Thanks so much :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
I do gymnastics and have lots of competitions coming up in the next few weeks/months where I have to compete in just a leotard, no shorts are allowed. When I shave down there, I often goes red and a bit spotty. I'm not sure if this is due to ingrown hairs or just shaving rash. Obviously, this is not a good look in just a leotard. I use a men's razor as I think these are generally better. How can I get rid of the spots/redness and prevent it coming back (without stopping shaving). I don't really want to have to buy lots of expensive shaving products either. Any suggestions please???


After you shave use baby powder to stop it from hurting and use Simple face wash to moisturise it. also if its a lot try one of those special shavers men have with a female shaving cream it helps a lot.
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I love gymnastics, and like you I go to a club that doesn't let girls wear shorts over their leos. Also I run, and for that we have to wear bikini-style racing briefs. So I know where you're coming from,

You could get an epilator. Use that once a week and follow up with tea tree oil. You'll never have hair, stubble or a rash down there ever again!

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