Personal hygiene is an area where almost all of us prefer to go the
extra mile, especially when it comes to the upkeep and upkeep of our
lower regions. Today, for many women, this also means getting rid of
hair in their pubic area. But it has not always been so. In fact, a few
decades ago, au naturel was the way to go.
What is the function of pubic hair?
Most of our organs and bodily features exist for a reason. As the
human race has evolved, the human body has developed a number of
characteristics that would help it survive in changing times. Body hair
may seem redundant, but it has evolved accordingly. Indeed, our hairs
act to regulate our body temperature, and facilitate the evaporation of
sweat. But what about pubic hair?
Even that serves a function. Pubic hair acts as a cushion for the
skin around the lower areas and protects it from abrasions and cuts.
Instead of being an obstacle to maintaining and maintaining the hygiene
of the region, it protects the vaginal opening from dust and bacteria,
by trapping it. It also helps in the evaporation of perspiration in this
area. The fact remains that, although you may consider it a slight
inconvenience, pubic hair performs a very important function. There are
many ways to remove pubic hair. There is waxing, electrolysis, laser
removal, over-the-counter chemical hair removal creams, and shaving.
Although all of these methods have their own advantages and
disadvantages, women prefer to go for shaving because it is inexpensive
and can be done at will.
There is also the other school of thought which cautions against
doing this because they claim that shaving the hair there makes it
thicker and also causes hair to grow back quickly. This claim has no
basis in truth and at best it is just a myth. However, there are other
disadvantages associated with shaving, and we would like to let you
know. Here they are:
How to minimize the discomfort?
Always use lubricant or shaving
cream to avoid nicks, also use moisturizer afterwards to minimize
irritation. You can also use an over-the-counter corticosteroid cream
for this. However, be careful not to apply these products too close to
the vaginal opening.
To avoid further irritating the area, avoid
wearing tight-fitting clothing or exercising immediately afterwards.
Your skin is then more sensitive to irritation.
You can treat razor
burn or ingrown hairs by using a washcloth to gently exfoliate the area
while taking a shower. If you have these issues, wait until they go away
before you shave again. During this time, you can cut the hair.